Penticton today: Dispensaries debate, grocery bills rising and more news

Penticton city council meeting tonight, report estimates increase in groceries in 2017 and list of Top 10 stolen cars released.

Good morning, Penticton.

It is going to be a windy Tuesday with a high of -3 C and dropping to -9 C overnight. Full seven-day forecast here.

How much do you spend on groceries? A report released by researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax estimates that number will increase in 2017. Read more: Families to spend up to $420 more on groceries, restaurants in 2017

Travel Penticton announced their new executive director He has held key positions in Revelstoke previously. Read more: Travel Penticton hires new executive director

City council meets today in Penticton. The evening portion of the agenda will include the topic of temporary use permits for marijuana dispensaries discussed. Read more: Penticton businesses nip dispensaries in the bud

Insurance Bureau of Canada published its annual national list of the Top 10 most stolen vehicles today. Read more: Others love your vehicle as much as you do

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is in Vancouver this week to promote Kinder Morgan Canada’s plan to twin the Trans Mountain oil pipeline from her home region of Strathcona County near Edmonton to its Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby. She spoke with B.C. legislature reporter Tom Fletcher. Read more: interview with Rachel Notley

More than 50 people packed a small Kamloops courtroom yesterday to witness the sentencing of a Salmon Arm woman who admitted to murder after arranging to have her teenaged lover shoot her other boyfriend in a schoolyard. Read more: Salmon Arm woman gets life sentence

Did you make it to the Santa Claus parade in downtown Penticton on Saturday? Check out video and more photos at the link