Morning walk

Residents outline what happened while out walking one morning

It’s a Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. and my neighbour and I are going for our morning stroll downtown.

Going past the Discovery Plaza north, I spot a person struggling to get to the sidewalk nearby.

As my companion and I cross the street, a truck approaches the intersection.

We are right in front of this black truck, so I put my hand up as I want to ask him about the person trying to roll closer to the sidewalk.

His window is open and I asked him if he could help us with this person.

He replied, “I’ll just have to turn around.”

So I assumed he would be joining us shortly.

About five minutes passed and there was no sign of a black truck. So I quickly rushed to this man struggling to get to the sidewalk and off the road.

In the meantime, I’m trying to reassure the man that help is on the way. Just then, a woman comes out of her house, asking about the commotion.

She sized the situation very quickly and gets behind the man from the side and lifts him up. I assisted a little on my side.

This woman knows exactly where and how to assist him to his feet.

Out of the blue, this car has parked in front of us and it’s the manager from Schubert Centre, opening the doors for this person.

He is reluctant about getting inside the vehicle, I assured him that this driver would take him home.

The man’s remark was, “I’ve been married some 60 years and I’ve learned this: never argue with a woman.”

With his body neatly tucked inside the vehicle, I shut the door and Jack Gareb drives away.

He returns to find us still walking and told us that the man lived about a mile away and uphill.

We thanked him for being a Good Samaritan. As for the truck driver, you could have been our hero, but you disappointed us, so kudos go to Jack.

Thanks from two walking buddies.

Anna Yaremchuk and Elsie Wilson


Just Posted

Biker airlifted from Vernon mountain resort

22-year-old injured at SilverStar Mountain Resort

Inaugural KidSport Greater Vernon golf tourney raises $18,000

Event raises single largest fundraising amount for Greater Vernon KidSport

Report says Canadian communities responding to climate change

New research highlights state of local adaptation planning in Canada

Crash near Vernon elementary school investigated

RCMP officer watches driver hit concrete barrier and then fence at school

Chance of showers and thunderstorm for Okanagan-Shuswap-Similkameen

Mostly cloudy day for the Okanagan-Shuswap and Similkameen regions

Vernon hip hop artist NØX drops new single

Local talent also releases Okanagan-inspired video

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

AquaHacking Challenge comes to Okanagan to help address water issues

Between 2015 and 2018, the program has resulted in 12 active startups with 75 per cent still active

Mudslides expected to keep Shuswap road closed for at least three days

Alternate route Celista-Blueberry Forest Service Road, accessible by four-by-four vehicles

Memorials set up to honour Antarctica explorer

In 1913, two memorials in Summerland honoured Naval Officer Robert Scott

Multiple crashes slow traffic on Coquihalla south of Kamloops

Drivers are expected to be stuck for up to 90 minutes

Top B.C. court upholds ruling that struck down indefinite solitary confinement

Feds had appealed ruling in case brought by B.C. Civil Liberties Association, John Howard Society

Trial dates set for three men accused of 2017 killing near Hope

Lawyers for the accused appeared in Kelowna at B.C. Supreme Court on Monday

Heroism medal for B.C. woman who tried to save wheelchair-bound man stuck on rail tracks

Julie Callaghan awarded Carnegie Medal from U.S.-based foundation for ‘extraordinary heroism’

Most Read