People in Kelowna’s Wilden neighbourhood are still without heat. (Twitter)

People in Kelowna’s Wilden neighbourhood are still without heat. (Twitter)

Kelowna’s Wilden neighbourhood without overnight heat amid cold snap

Lows reached the negative mid-20s in the city this week

Some in Kelowna were without heat all night as FortisBC worked to repair an outage in Wilden on Tuesday morning.

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Twitter user SveaBee said 140 homes in her neighbourhood were without gas and heat overnight.

“This is ridiculous, why turn off power on the coldest week of the year,” she wrote.

FortisBC said its workers are in the neighbourhood, relighting appliances and restoring power.


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