Good afternoon and happy Friday!
Before you start off your weekend full of sunshine, cooler weather and pumpkin patch adventures, catch up on some of this week’s news headlines from the Okanagan-Shuswap region.
Kelowna RCMP launched an investigation after the body of a woman was found at Highway 33 and Nickel Road in the city.
Police said they don’t have much information surrounding the woman’s death or the cause of it, but the investigation is ongoing.
Fundraisers have been set up for a Penticton murder victim’s family.
Taig Savage’s mother, Tracey, previously lost two other children in a house fire. The goal of the fundraisers is to support her as she goes through losing a child in a tragic way for the third time.
One person died and another person was taken into police custody after a morning shooting in Vernon on Monday (Sept. 20).
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP said the victim and the man in custody are known to each other. As he is still in custody, police said there is no further threat to public safety.
Boaters have been asking the City of Salmon Arm to dredge the channel that leads into Shuswap Lake, but the mayor and his staff say that the high costs and government requirements to dredge are keeping them from doing it.
Staff added that dredging is a temporary solution and has a short life span.
And that’s all for this week. Have yourself a good and safe weekend.