The last two days have been pretty rough on Venonites, from flooding to fires, wind, and everything in between.
But it looks like things are starting to settle, if only for the moment. Here are some things you need to know as you start your day.
Evacuation Alert Lifted for Lumby Area.
“With the weather conditions, falling winds, rain, and in fact the potential for slushy rain or snow, at the elevation at the fire site, the risk of lack of containment was sufficiently reduced,” RDNO administrator David Sewell told Kiss FM.
He also says the the fire feels under control. For the full story click here.
Kal Pier is Closed
Until further notice, the district of Coldstream has closed the Rotary Pier at Kal Beach. The strong winds coupled with rising water made the dock too dangerous, although there is no indication the pier has been damaged. For the full story click here.
Warm Weather Ahead
Last week Environment Canada issued a weather statement for our area warning of rising water levels due to warmer weather causing a lot of run off. There hasn’t been another statement issued yet, but looking ahead to 30 degrees and sunny this Sunday, we could be in the same boat.
Sandbags are still available at the city works yard in Vernon and in various locations in Coldstream, including Kal Lake Rd. across from Postill Dr. and School Rd. in Lavington.
In addition, the city says that boating on Okanagan and Kalamalka Lakes is strongly discouraged while while the lakes are at flood levels.
New Movie Being Filmed Locally
Movie stars Christina Ricci, John Cusack, and Brendan Fletcher will be in town filming a new flick called Distorted. Minds Eye Entertainment, in association with Bridgegate Pictures and Invico Capitol, will start production on May 28 in Kelowna and Vernon.
Full story here.
And last but certainly not least…
National Wine Day
Who’s nation? We really don’t care, after the week we’ve had here, we all deserve a glass of wine.