If you are flying today or any time soon there are a few tips & # 39; holiday to holiday flying fly smooth sailing.
The International Airport & # 39; Kelowna is working to prepare for another season & # 39; Holiday and expects more than 100,000 passengers over the next three weeks.
"Passengers are advised to plan ahead and prepare for times & # 39; waiting longer than expected at the airport, to reduce the stress associated with travel," said the spokesman YLW Jessica Hewitt.
steady flow of traffic is anticipated by 14 & # 39; December to 6 & # 39; January.
"The days & # 39; of the busiest travel & # 39; the season will be December 21 to December 27," said Hewitt.
Here are a few tips on how to make the airport experience & # 39; your travel as easy as possible & # 39; be:
Consider alternative transportation
- YLW is expected to reach full capacity during this peak period. alternative transportation to airport services such as & # 39; taxi and limousine, shuttles of & # 39; airports, public transit or have a friend departure are recommended.
Explore parking options
- Those who need to park in & # 39; YLW to follow directions of printing and print & # 39; parking area and there & # 39; waiting & # 39; cell phone near the plaza of & # 39; the airport.
Come early at the airport
- The terminal building & # 39; airport opens at 3: 30 a.m. b & # 39; & # 39 connections; check-in for most of the lines & # 39; air, security screening and services & # 39; food available in & # 39; 4 a.m. You should arrive 90 minutes before the time of your departure for domestic flights.
Know what you & # 39; brings screening & # 39; security
- Avoid surrendering items and ensure that the items & # 39; your value by making & # 39; screening & # 39; security.
Confirm the requirements of identification and airline pet policies
- Check with line & # 39; your airline to make sure you have the necessary identification and documentation of & # 39; Travel valid for everyone, including children.
Okanagan ChristmasFest is conducted entirely in the Conference Center and Kanata Hotel.
They suffered Friday last season with a corporate challenge and started things with & # 39; & # 39 donation; thousand dollars Campaign Be An Angel for Central Okanagan Food Bank.
Revelers are encouraged to enjoy a European Christmas Market inspired outdoor, indoor Christmas filled with & # 39; support for the Central Bank & # 39; the Food & # 39; Okanagan and live entertainment.
The Okanagan ChristmasFest runs December 14, 15, and 16, 2018 in / out at the Rotary Center for the Arts at 421 CAWSTON Ave, Kelowna BC.
You & # 39; help support the food bank by staying at the Conference Center and Kanata Hotel.
Bring in & # 39; food food indelibly to Kanata Hotel until the end & # 39; December and receive a discount of & # 39; 20% of your room rate!
As a component of ChristmasFest & # 39; Okanagan presented by The Kanata Hotel & Conference Center, the Christmas Tree Museum & # 39; Telus will be situated in the atrium of Rotar Center for the Arts.
Christmas trees are sponsored by businesses and organizations who want to get creative by decorating a tree & # 39; support for the Central Bank & # 39; Okanagan Food. The Christmas Tower Museum & # 39; Telus provide Christmas tree sponsors b & # 39; opportunity to show the spirit of their community and support those in our community suffering -ġuħ
There will also be a Community Tree, invite the public to bring an ornament to decorate the tree b & # 39; support for the Central Bank of Okanagan Community Food. This tree and others will be auctioned on 17 & # 39; December in Kanata Hotel and Conference Center to raise more funds for the Central Bank & # 39; Okanagan Food.
"We proudly 100% held Canadian and believe that giving our guests experience & # 39; anything less than the Canadian hospitality that we are renowned. We are new to this community and nappoġġjawha. Not only are we excited to be present sponsor a & # 39; Okanagan ChristmasFest, we also donate a & # 39; $ 1,000 to the campaign Be An Angel b & # 39; support for the Central Bank & # 39; the Food & # 39; Okanagan and challenge the all other accommodations in Okanagan to meet or beat our donation "says Sharon Lewis, GM in Kanata Hotel & Conference Center Kelowna.
Photo: Mike Biden
Family on Fuller Avenue in & # 39; Kelowna is thank their lucky stars this morning after a fire continued in the bedroom by Wednesday morning.
Kelowna Fire responded to a 911 call for & # 39; bedroom fire report in Block 800 & # 39; Fuller Ave just before 1 am.
The flame was hazy in the bedroom of the second floor and firefighters could see the billowing smoke from a window.
Having entered the building they found fire mostly pinch by the homeowner.
The crews left the house and made sure the scene was safe.
Social Services & # 39; Emergency offered the owner but was rejected because the house was still considered livabbli.
Tim Light, Kelowna Fire Department Platoon Captain, tells to Castanet, "the fire was accidental in origin and no one suffered."
The Fire Department & # 39; & # 39 Kelowna answered b; 4 engines 1 Vehicle & # 39; rescue unit & # 39; command and a security vehicle.
Light adds that "Smoke detectors save lives, be sure to check your detector batteries on a regular basis".
It was more than ten years since Kirk Turvey lost Canada of Canada of Baseball Championship, prized possession that he thought would never again & # 39; watched.
"I've been playing football with & # 39; buddy in Elementary School Dorothea Walker, and I did not boot, so I gave my ring to my buddy. After that ended, he went to show ring back, and gone, "said Turvey.
Turvey and his friend sought out area for four & # 39; hours, but could not find ring. They went back to the day & # 39; after and still left empty handed.
"Gone years, and every time I get bored at school I thought about the ring and wondered what happened to it," he said.
But, just last week, parents & # 39; Turvey got a call from a particular couple who wondered about his son.
"They called and asked X & # 39; n is my number in baseball and then, once matched everything, revealed that c found my ring," said Turvey.
The couple, Carole and Paul Snider, are club members & # 39; Okanagan Treasure Hunters.
Caole Snider was discovered that ring.
"The ring had his name engraved inside, which ppermettielni start searching. If that information does not, do not have a way to find the owner," said Carole.
"When they first found out that he had lost the ring 15 years ago, was surprised he was still there at school, and just to be able to & # 39; connecting him to give that back was just amazing", added.
Turvey says he can not thank enough couple.
"I've never expect to see this thing again. It's a little troubled, but still f & # 39; pretty good shape. Apparently, found six inches in the ground. It was crazy", he said.
Turvey says he is planning to give the Treasure Hunters as a thank you.
Carole Snider and Kirk Turvey
JoeAnna & # 39; s House was the big winner after the Savings & # 39; Home Sunrise Rotary Ribfest set check for $ 27780.00.
The Rotary Club of & # 39; Kelowna is the main sponsor of & # 39; Ribfest, along with Credit Savings Credit Union, Save-On-Foods & BBQ Bar & # 39; Montana and Landstar Development Corp., who also participated in the celebration.
"We would like to thank our sponsors, the community, our volunteers and each person who attended to Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary Ribfest 2018 to make this donation possible. We are looking forward to bigger and better event from August 23 to 25 2019 ", says Maribeth Friesen, president of the Sunrise Rotary Club.
The Canadian Olympic medal Jennifer Heil will give the Grand Finale of the Canadian Championships in Kulinizzaturi & # 39; Kelowna in February.
And Chilliwack Canadian rock legends will perform at the event & # 39; February 2.
Heil won the first gold for Canada at the Winter Games in 2006 & # 39; Turin, Italy, and silver at the 2010 Games in & # 39; Vancouver.
The grand finale at the Grand Hotel Delta is the core of & # 39; & # 39 two days; competition between 11 & # 39; the best chefs Canada.
The 2019 competitors include:
- British Columbia – Takashi Ito, AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, Victoria
- Edmonton – Davina Moraiko, RGE RD
- Calgary – Dave Bohati, a & # 39; Murrieta
- Saskatchewan – Christopher Hill, Taste Restaurant Group
- Winnipeg – Jesse S. Friesen, The Merchant Kitchen
- Toronto – Elia Herrera, Los Colibris
- Ottawa / Gatineau – Yannick LaSalle, Restaurant Les FOUGERE
- Montreal – Jason Morris, Pastel
- New Brunswick and PEI – Irwin MacKinnon, Papa Joe & # 39; s, Charlottetown
- Nova Scotia – Thomas Carey, Fresh Twenty One, Dartmouth
- Newfoundland – Katie Hayes, Bonavista Social Club
Tickets to that, along with the competition & # 39; matching wine mystery of the week, and the black box competition are available on http://www.greatkitchenparty.com/
"We look forward to close the competition & # 39; Our days with & # 39; Canadian Rockers Chilliwack for private concert for 600 guests who will be present at our grand finale competition," says Lisa Pasin, co- founder of the Party of Canada and Canadian Great Kitchen culinary Championships.
"We are equally thrilled that Canadian athletes and two winners & # 39; medal Jennifer Heil will share stories and host the evening & # 39; intense competition, great food from 11 our competitors and help collected funds for our three B2ten beneficiaries, MusiCounts and Community Food Canada. "
Despite its detractor, the new tourist center & # 39; Kelowna was successful.
The Tourism Society & # 39; Kelowna announced Tuesday at its annual general meeting that the coastal center drew 108,000 visitors in the first six months & # 39; operation.
The aim was to attract 100,000 visitors a year.
"We are proud of our achievements and appreciative to have best operating team and board & # 39; volunteer involved made by individuals much work, each representing different aspects of our industry but all together for the best interests of destination "Tourism Kelowna president Thom Killingsworth said in a press release.
The organization also announced that the local occupancy & # 39; tourist accommodation was & # 39; 1.3 percent over last year, despite the summer skies.
Tourism Kelowna believes was a result of & # 39; it aimed at new markets, including LGBT travel, culinary tourism and indigenous offers, for those seeking authentic culture.
Image & # 39; & # 39 surveillance; female 10 & # 39; December, 2018.
Kelowna cell phone store is warn other businesses after the woman vanished without paying her bill.
Cell Repair says Kelowna woman entered the store to picked up her phone repaired. The bill was & # 39; $ 170, but it took the device and left the store.
Catherine Pynappels saying that the staff called the police about the incident, which happened on Monday, but did not find the woman.
"We encourage this individual to return to the store to resolve the bill or send back the equipment so that we can remove our work", she said.
They put this kind of & # 39; loss is detrimental to small businesses.
Anyone with information should contact the police.
UPDATE: 6:45 p.m.
The executive director & # 39; before & # 39; Association & # 39; Central Hospiżi of & # 39; Okanagan allegedly made a habit of finding people to die.
Susan Steen, 71, was in court & # 39; Kelowna Tuesday facing charges & # 39; theft and fraud & # 39; more than $ 5,000 for allegedly destroying more than $ 109,000 from the Central Okanagan Hospiż Association. But this is not the first time in & # 39; BC. courtroom.
F & # 39; November 2017, Steen was charged with theft and fraud to theft of money from the Society Hospiżi the Nanaimo Community. Steen was hired as the executive director of the organization in Nanaimo & # 39; December 2016 after serving six years as the executive director of charity & # 39; Kelowna.
Steen expressed guilty to charges based in Nanaimo & # 39; last April, and is scheduled to be sentenced on 20 & # 39; December.
Tariffs in Nanaimo event took place from 1 & # 39; December 2016 by 13 & # 39; In June 2017, indicating that she began stealing almost immediately after being employed.
Steen appears to have taken a role as executive director of the Society & # 39; & # 39 Hospice of; Chilliwack short period in its time & # 39; Kelowna and Nanaimo.
Prior to his roles with & # 39; Central Association & # 39; Hospice of & # 39; Okanagan, the Hospice Society & # 39; Chilliwack and Society Hospiżi the Nanaimo Community, Steen was CEO of the Center and South Okanagan / Similkameen United Way and president of the Club Rotar of Kelowna Okanagan Mission.
Steen and accused her case in Kelowna, Melanie Gray, are scheduled to appear near Kelowna on January 8.
ORIGINAL: 10:50 p.m.
The executive director & # 39; before and the office manager in the Central Okanagan Hospiż Association appeared in court Tuesday in & # 39; Kelowna, facing charges & # 39; & # 39 stealing together; $ 179 000 from the charity.
Susan Steen and office manager Melanie Gray were charged last year with the theft and fraud over $ 5,000 & # 39; $ 5,000 after the missing money awarded in 2017 and announced to the members of charity board in & # 39; June.
Steen allegedly picked up $ 109 878 from July 2012 to April 2016 by & # 39; & # 39 advances; cash on the card & # 39; credit ospiz tion of the association, while Gray is accused of stealing $ 69 043 through & # 39; cash advances and purchases using the card & # 39; charity credit from February 2013 to November 2015.
Steen also faces a charge of fraud under & # 39; $ 5,000 for making a false call of & # 39; $ 71.
On Tuesday, two women appeared in court & # 39; Kelowna. Despite having had more than one month after having been charged and released on bail, the lawyer retained none, and their case has been updated to January 8.
Gray told the court is to assure advocate "as I & # 39; get out of the retainer."
The Central Association & # 39; the Hospital & # 39; Okanagan, founded in 1981, offers services with & # 39; no to death or suffering.
Steen is also the former CEO of the Center and South Okanagan / Similkameen United Way and the former president of the Rotary Club of Mission & # 39; Kelowna Okanagan.
Reason & # 39; & # 39 can guilty; be on the horizon in the event & # 39; & # 39 teacher; before & # 39; high school & # 39; Mount BOUCHERIE charged with & # 39; treatment of children and sexual assault.
Bradley Furman currently house arrest & # 39; 24 hours after being charged with & # 39; sexual assault, sexual exploitation of two & # 39; young, attracting children and trying to avoid justice, along with & # 39; & # 39 different charges; violation of conditions of bail.
On Tuesday, the Crown prosecutor David Grabavac told the court & # 39; Kelowna was offered to Furman 'proposal & # 39; resolution ", or act & # 39; plea, rather than go to trial . Details of the proposed agreement are not known.
The last week in court, the attorney & # 39; Furman told the court intended to bring guilt, and request a psychiatric evaluation before sentencing, but it remains unclear what the charges should intend to bring.
Despite what the attorney & # 39; Furman said last week, Grabavac said Tuesday he did not know if Furman biħsiebx accept his proposal or if the case was going to proceed.
The case was updated until Thursday, when Furman is expected to make its intentions known.
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