Penticton today: Alleged gun smuggler in court, A-Lister filming in the Okanagan and more news

News from here, there and everywhere to get your Thursday started.

Good morning, Penticton.

Mainly sunny today with a high of -3 C. Tonight, expect a few clouds and a 30 per cent chance of flurries before the morning. The low is -8 C.

A new commander is ready to take over the Penticton RCMP. Insp. Ted De Jager has been named Detachment Commander of Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional Detachment. Read more: Penticton RCMP getting new top cop

A dual citizen, who resides in Oliver, is facing nine charges alleging he smuggled handguns across the border in Osoyoos. Read more: Man charged with smuggling handguns

The president of a Quebec City mosque where six men were shot to death says the man charged in the killings visited the premises at least twice a few days beforehand. Read more: Alleged gunman reportedly visited mosque before

Light of My Life, written, directed and starring Casey Affleck, will be coming to shoot a portion of the film in the Osoyoos area. Read more: Casey Affleck filming in South Okanagan

Rotary’s student of the month Bruce Harries has an incredible story of triumph over tragedy. Read more: Harries back on the bench with a grin