1. So it kept raining, clouds keep pouring in, it’s dark early in the morning and dark early at night. But ponder what it might be like in these five places which recorded the hottest temperatures in the world today: Death Valley in California, 56.6 C; Ghadames in Libya, 55 C; Kebili in Tunisia, 55 C; Timbuktu in Mali, 54.5 C; and Arauane again in Mali, 54.5 C. Maybe the rain and overcast weather isn’t so bad next to insufferable heat.
2). In our local area, a reminder today of why pedestrians need to be alert at all times as a young teenage girl was struck by a vehicle early this morning in the 3100-block of Richter St. She suffered serious but non life threatening injuries and it appears visibility might have been a factor. Progress continues in Kelowna on
two fronts as Kelowna council will hear tonight at a public hearing about a proposal to build a second hotel on land across Highway 97 from Kelowna International Airport, while Tourism Kelowna unveiled its somewhat scaled back vision for a new downtown visitor centre.
3). Check out Maxine DeHart’s column today to get up to speed on all the new things happening of late in our business community.
4) The BC Coroners Service has formed a specialized investigation team to combat the growing numbers of illicit drug overdose deaths in the province. The announcement of a new Coroners Service Drug Death Investigation Team was made by chief coroner Lisa Lapointe today, as a way to provide enhanced investigations into accidental illicit drug deaths, and to identify trends and patterns to support prevention efforts.
5) The legal rubber has hit the road on Alberta’s promise to cap greenhouse gas emissions from the oilsands — the engine of the province’s economy. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips introduced Bill 25 in the legislature Tuesday that, if passed and enacted, will forbid oilsands industries from collectively emitting more than 100 megatonnes of greenhouse gases a year.Phillips said the legislation would help green the industry while spurring innovation and growth. Sounds more like another potential hit for the Central Okanagan real estate market.
Have a great evening everyone!