Crane collapse downtown

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We felt it here in Castanet's downtown Kelowna office. I thought it was an earthquake at first. Would've most likely seen it happen too if I didn't have my blinds mostly closed.
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Wow! I guess your blinds are wide open now!
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I heard about the crane collapse on my scanner and was about to send a news tip to Castanet. Before I could do that the story was on Castanet! Yes, I realize the Castanet office is nearby but kudos for getting on this story and so many others so quickly. Well done!
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Well, I guess I'm not going downtown for lunch...That area will be a poop show for a bit.
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I grabbed some images from one of our webcams that shows that crane.
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Incredible! I was wondering if it was caught on camera.
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And that all happened in 2 minutes, wow.
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What building was it working on?

Ella?
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I was in an office only a few hundred yards away near St. Paul and Doyle when it happened. It felt like a bomb went off, as the whole ground shook. I was sure it was an earthquake. My vehicle is still parked on St. Paul, and the cops have everything blocked off. I asked an RCMP if I could just get my truck out of the blast zone (looks like it's ok) and he basically told me to get lost and get off the street, so I complied.
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Watching the Live feed is interesting. They sure backed everyone up.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... BkG2_HMo2M
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perfect weather ,no reason for a crane to collapse. cause for concern for sure
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Even Steven wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 11:34 am What building was it working on?

Ella?
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Even Steven wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 11:34 am What building was it working on?

Ella?
Where the old big store was on Bernard, across from Town Center Mall. Mission Group is building there now.
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