Communities throughout the province are continuing to monitor high water levels after days of heavy rain. The B.C. River Forecast Centre is maintaining a high streamflow advisory for the central interior including Merritt, the Thompson Region, including the Salmon River, Shuswap River, and Eagle River as well as the Okanagan, and the Boundary area. Residents living near the Nicola River are being warned to expect water infiltration in pipes and basements as a result of groundwater seepage. People in that area are again being advised to take extra measures to protect their property.
Wet weather shuts down city fields
Many soccer players and baseball players in Kamloops headed home disappointed Wednesday night. City officials made the decision to shut down all city fields due to the heavy rain that has been soaking them. That rain also broke a 16 year rain record for the city. With more rain expected over the next few days its unclear how long the closures will be in place.
Two men found dead in Kalamalka Lake
Frigid water and ill fitting life jackets are two major reasons for the deaths of two boaters in Kalamalka Lake, near Vernon. Rescuers pulled the two men from the water yesterday, just hours after a major storm swept across the lake.Officials say the lake is so cold that co-ordination of arms and legs would be lost in minutes and the life jackets worn by the men were too large to keep their heads and faces out of the water.
B.C. Senator says Senate expense scandal has hurt its image
While Senator Mike Duffy continues to sit in the senate, a B.C. Senator says if she was in his shoes she would resign. Kamloops Conservative Senator Nancy Green Raine says the whole senate expense scandal has hurt the senate's image. She says fellow Senators are extremely disappointed with Duffy. The Federal NDP is now calling for the senate to be abolished all together. Green Raine says the senate is misunderstood and provides an important system of checks and balances for the Federal government.