Penticton today: explosion in mobile home park, Vees lose to Trail, Rock The Lake announcement and more

News from around the Okanagan to get your Thursday started.

Good morning, Penticton

Expect it to be cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of rain showers or wet flurries early this Thursday morning. The skies should clear about noon with a high of 6 C during the day. Tonight, there will be a few clouds with a low of 0 C. Full weather forecast here.

In case you missed it yesterday, a Penticton senior narrowly escaped serious injury when what is believed to be an explosive device wrapped as Christmas present exploded as she was opening it in her residence at Sun Leisure Mobile Home Park. Video and more here: Package exploded in Penticton mobile home park

Penticton MLA Dan Ashton called B.C. a resource province and Canada a resource country when discussing the employment opportunities the potential Trans Mountain pipeline expansion could bring to Penticton and the Okanagan. Read more: Penticton MLA says potential pipeline could benefit the Okanagan

Penticton City Council will be discussing the Trio/Skaha Park settlement agreement and the enhanced marina agreement at a special council meeting, starting at 7 p.m. tonight in city council chambers. Read more: Trio Marine and city agreements explained

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Kale Howarth scored three straight second-period goals to lead the team to a 5-3 victory over the Penticton Vees Wednesday night at the Cominco Arena. Read more: Howarth’s hat trick leads Trail to victory

Kelowna’s Rock The Lake featured acts like Loverboy, Lee Aaron and other. Who will be on the lineup for next summer? Read more: 2017 Rock The Lake line-up to be announced

In national news, the federal minister in charge of the employment insurance system says the program needs a serious redesign in the next few years to meet changing economic and social conditions. Read more: Change EI to make it simpler, more equitable, Duclos says