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Kelowna, B.C., RCMP issues toxic drug warning as five people die on Saturday
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Kelowna, B.C., RCMP issues toxic drug warning as five people die on Saturday

Police in the Central Okanagan are warning people that there may be an extremely toxic drug supply in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Kelowna RCMP said officers responded to three different drug overdose calls on Saturday that left five people dead. Read more: Investment scams on the rise in the Okanagan “Starting at 8:13 a.m., the BC Ambulance Service advised police they were at the scene of an overdose at 800 block of Saucier Avenue,” said Const. Mike Della Paolera.“Officers attended, observed signs of drug use, and found a 32-year-old Kelowna man deceased in his bed. Since this first death, officers in Kelowna and West Kelowna have attended two more scenes, resulting in five deaths today.” Story continues below advertisement ...
Kelowna’s Black Mountain Irrigation District issues upcoming water quality advisory – Okanagan
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Kelowna’s Black Mountain Irrigation District issues upcoming water quality advisory – Okanagan

A water quality advisory has been issued for parts of eastern Kelowna. On Thursday, Black Mountain Irrigation District (BMID) issued a precautionary advisory for its entire service area, saying maintenance work will take place later this month.The work will begin Tuesday, Sept. 27, and will last two days. However, Black Mountain says the water quality advisory will be in effect until Oct. 5. Read more: Golf course suing City of Kelowna, B.C. over hike in water fees Read More Golf course suing City of Kelowna, B.C. over hike in water fees BMID says during the work period, water will have to bypass ultra-violet disinfection, which provides treatment for protozoa ...
Search and Rescue crews respond to multiple rescue calls in Okanagan
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Search and Rescue crews respond to multiple rescue calls in Okanagan

Emergency crews from both Vernon and Kelowna were kept busy Friday evening when they were called out to a number of tasks. The first call was around 5:30 p.m., Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a man who went into Okanagan Lake at McKinley Landing and never resurfaced.Crews were searching throughout the evening but were unsuccessful. Central Okanagan Search and Rescue returned to the area early Saturday morning to continue the search. Read more: Body of Surrey man recovered from Okanagan Lake: RCMP “COSAR was called out last night by the RCMP to assist in locating a missing male,” said Central Okanagan Search and Rescue Manager, Duane Tresnich.“We spent the last two hours last night between 7 and 9 p.m. searching the McKinley Landing area and we were out...
City of Kelowna seeks public’s help after ‘senseless’ tree poisonings – Okanagan
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City of Kelowna seeks public’s help after ‘senseless’ tree poisonings – Okanagan

The City of Kelowna is seeing the public’s help to solve a rash of tree vandalism — instances it believes were intentional poisoning of trees. According to the city, a large elm tree at 900 Manhattan Drive, near downtown Kelowna, had to be cut down after it died because of poisoning.It also claims an aspen tree in the Kuipers Peak neighbourhood was poisoned, and that seven nearby aspens with connected root systems also died. Read more: Central Okanagan’s crime rate up 10% in 2021 “These intentional acts of harm to our trees are really tragic and senseless,” said Tara Bergeson, an urban forestry technician with the City of Kelowna.“With all the benefits that trees provide our city, the big question when it comes to tree vandalism is ‘Why?’ The elm on Manhatta...
Kelowna, B.C. advocacy groups react to Jake Virtanen verdict – Okanagan
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Kelowna, B.C. advocacy groups react to Jake Virtanen verdict – Okanagan

Thousands of people followed the trial of Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen and the verdict on Tuesday where he was found not guilty of sexual assault. Local advocates say high-profile trials like this can make it harder for women to come forward with allegations.“If you’re looking for justice, the justice system might not be the way to get it,” said Allison Mclauchlan, executive director of the Kelowna Women’s Shelter.Mclauchlan says women who have experienced sexual violence watch how the trials play out and sometimes it discourages them to share their stories.“They’re paying attention to see what people are saying, how the lawyers are defending or prosecutor, and they’re paying close attention,” Mclauchlan said.“It will have an impact, it absolutely will.” Story c...