A search and rescue base was set up at Kelowna Airport on the weekend to look for a missing light plane and its two occupants. They took off from Cranbrook on Thursday, heading for Kamloops, but never arrived. Two military aircraft and two Search and Rescue helicopters have been leading the effort. Civilian aircraft were also taking part but low cloud has been hampering the search for the couple.
Going to be some big traffic headaches for the next few evenings. Water Street will be closed for resurfacing between Queensway and Cawston Avenue from 5:30pm to midnight starting tonight through Thursday as long as weather is good. Access to the Delta Grand, Lake City Casino and Prospera parking lot will be maintained but there will be no on-street parking in the area.
The guy who dared to put pineapple on a pizza has passed away. Canadian restaurateur Sam Panopoulos died in London, Ontario at age 83. It was back in 1962 he was watching chefs make pizzas and came up with the idea of adding Hawaiian pineapple and ham together for a sweet and savory taste, and a tradition was born.
The water level in Okanagan Lake has been virtually unchanged for almost a week. The Emergency Operations Centre says with the mountain snowpack dropping we can expect to see small fluctuations in the level but their main concern is wind kicking up wave like what happened late last week. They still ask boaters to stay off the lake and for others to keep off barriers along the water.
For her, 2+2=Gold! Math whiz Walaa Moursi, who moved with her family more than 10,000 kilometres to continue her education, is the recipient of the gold 2017 Governor General Academic Medal—one of Canada’s most prestigious academic awards. She moved from Egypt, with her husband and daughter, to pursue her studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The award is reserved for the graduate student with the highest academic achievement.
Kelowna RCMP have released a surveillance picture of a suspect wearing a mask in connection with the robbery of the Macs Convenience Store on Richter just after 6 yesterday morning. Police say the man showed a gun, got some cash and took off on foot. The single worker in the store at the time wasn’t hurt.
The executive director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board has addressed the flooding levels of area lakes. Anna Warwick Sears says climate change models have suggested the Okanagan is going to see more extreme weather in years ahead. She says with Okanagan Lake levels surpassing the 1948 historic flood record, local governments will need to review the new high water mark and how to prepare for these extreme events in the future.
An 11 year old boy in Massachusetts called the cops after he saw a bunch of drugs in his dad’s luggage. Police found heroin and fentanyl worth about 85-hundred bucks. The 41 year old father was held without bail on charges of trafficking and reckless endangerment of a minor.
Remember that candidate in Montana who body-slammed a reporter who asked him a question the day before the special election… which he won. Well as his atonement continues, he has now said he will donate 50-thousand dollars to a press freedom group. He still faces criminal assault charges and is expected to appear in court, plead guilty and be sentenced today.
The Stanley Cup will be staying in Pittsburgh. Patric Hornqvist scored the first goal of the game with 1:35 left in the third period and it was all they needed to take the series over Nashville 4 games to 2. The last time a team won the Cup back to back was Detroit in ’97 and ’98.
Toronto Blue Jays took 2 of 3 games against the Mariners in Seattle on the weekend including a 4-0 shutout yesterday. Jays are off today before a home stand against Tampa tomorrow.
Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix for the 3rd year in a row in Montreal yesterday. His Mercedes teammate Valteri Bottas was second while Red Bull’s Daniel Riccardo was third. Canadian Lance Stroll picked up his first F1 points in his home race.
The PGA Tour’s FedEx St. Jude Classic went to Daniel Berger who finished with a score of 10 under par.
CFL pre-season in Edmonton, lots of scoring as the Stampeders got by the Eskimos 36-35.