News that made headlines this week – Kelowna Capital News

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Black Press Media’s Josh Piercey had the recap of top Okanagan headlines this week.

Detainee following police chase, attempted carjacking near Revelstoke

A 34-year-old man is in custody following a police chase and carjacking attempt that resulted in a four-vehicle collision on Route 1 east of Revelstoke on March 24.

According to the RCMP, they intervened to help the BC Ambulance Service on the evening of March 23 when the man in question had a medical problem at a motel in Sicamous. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and officers determined he had three outstanding warrants for his arrest from the Upper Fraser Valley Detachment. The warrants were not executed at the time, the RCMP said.

The next day at noon, the man was released from the hospital. Police say he and an accomplice fled the area in a vehicle, which was later spotted by RCMP in Sicamous and a pursuit was initiated.

Proposed resort hotel and village on Okanagan Lake

A major mixed-use waterfront village has been proposed on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Vernon.

Avillia Developments applied for an Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment to make way for Port Okanagan, a project that would include a resort hotel as well as multi-residential and commercial uses at the corner of Okanagan Landing and Lakeshore Roads.

Other elements of the development include a conference center, a park, a network of walking paths, improved access to the lake and the protection of the surrounding sensitive wetland.

Route 1 open between Revelstoke and Golden following an avalanche

Highway 1 between Revelstoke and Golden reopened just after midnight last night after an avalanche swept across the road.

The avalanche happened around 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, March 29, and the road remained closed for almost nine hours.

Spring swings: Revelstoke Golf Club prepares for opening day

While most of Revelstoke is still covered in ice and slush, patches of sleepy grass are appearing around town as the blades of spring force their way through the snow.

At Revelstoke Golf Club, Superintendent Mark Hoey and the rest of the club team are helping with this process as they prepare for the course to open in late April.

READ MORE: The Scoop: The news that made headlines this week

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