Good Morning Kelowna – Nov. 10, 2016

Th big news of the day is the transit strike that starts today in the Central Okanagan.

First off, the weather. Today is expected to get up to a high of 13 C, with a mixture of  sun and cloud. Tomorrow, Remembrance Day, the forecast is similar, with the temperature slightly lower with a high of 12 C. Rain is is not forecast for either day.

The forecast is good news for those who rely on the bus to get around in the Central Okanagan as today is the first day of a transit strike here. Last minute negotiations failed to avert the strike, which started early Thursday morning. There will be no buses or HandyDart service, today, other than essential service levels of HandyDart for folks such as dialysis patients.

The transit strike may affect attendance at a number of Remembrance Day ceremonies planned for the area tomorrow. Ceremonies are planned for downtown Kelowna, Rutland, West Kelowna, Peachland and Lake Country to remember those who have served in the armed forces and those who died in the service of Canada in conflicts around the world dating back to the First World War.

Seems the UK 80’s band Culture Club really does want to hurt its local fans—to borrow from the title of one of its big hits. The band has cancelled its Kelowna show, planned for Nov. 14, due to reasons it says are beyond its control.

The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president continues to make news as thousands around the U.S. marched in protest of his election last Wednesday night.



Just Posted

Late night confrontation between two men in Peachland

RCMP was called to the scene of a physcial encounter on Saturday evening where one man was injured

Kelowna hotel suffers water damage

Guests at the Royal Anne Hotel in Bernard were greeted by firefighters last night

Human remains found at Silver Creek property

RCMP have been searching the property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road for the past three days

Hodge: You can’t make this stuff up

Kelowna columnist with a story that proves in life, it’s never too late

UPDATED: Man dies after struck by vehicle

A man died after being hit by a vehicle in West Kelowna

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

Who is Curtis Sagmoen?

The Observer reveals what we know about the man attached to the Silver Creek property where human remains were found

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey and a celebrities attend ‘B.C. Miracle Concert’

Fundraiser featured Foster, Steven Tyler, The Tenors, Matteo Bocelli, Laura Bretan, Carly Rae Jepsen

First-place Warriors edge Caps, visit ‘Backs today

West Kelowna scores twice in 25 seconds early in third to overtake Cowichan Valley in BCHL action

Grab a book; thank your librarian

All libraries are cornerstones of their communities and we celebrate them during library month

Five decades of volunteering

Even though she is approaching 70, Merle kindred continues to volunteer around the world

Twarynski trick sends Rockets past ‘Hawks

Rockets end five-game winless streak with victory Friday over Portland

Vehicle leaves scene after striking lamp post

After hitting a lamp post on Springfield Road, a vehicle has left the scene

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Most Read