Here are this week’s top news items.
Penticton RCMP is warning parents and the community around Skaha Lake Middle School about a man ‘inappropriate dressed’ seen around children.
The man is described as dark-skinned, heavy set and in his mid-30s driving a red, older model four-door car.
A two-week trial for Kevin Barrett has begun. Barrett is charged with attempting to kill his mother, leaving her on a forest service road in April 2019.
Alexandria Davies and Peter Hunt were driving in the backcountry to have a fire and collect garbage when they came upon Eleanor Holmes who was severely injured.
The trial will continue next week.
Nearly two dozen bricks of cocaine in bananas were shipped to Central Okanagan grocers in February 2019.
The RCMP seized the drugs and working with the Canadian Border Service Agency, investigators confirmed the shipments originated in Colombia.
Kelowna RCMP’s Cpl. Jeff Carroll said he doesn’t believe the shipments were meant to end up in the Okanagan.
Chase D’Angelo lost his wallet full of cash from a recent job right before Christmas. He had no other work lined up so he didn’t know how he would pay his bills.
But a call from the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP informed him that a Good Samaritan had dropped off his wallet at the detachment.
All his cash was still in it.
“They saved my hide… there are still good people in the world,” D’Angelo said.
Joe Biden, the newly sworn-in president of the United States, takes office in the middle of a worsening pandemic, economic woes and deep divisions.