Penticton today: Helping during the cold snap, Vees back in action

Help the homeless population get through the cold snap with special jackets, the Vees play their first game of 2017 and more news.

Good morning, Penticton.

It will be cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of flurries this Wednesday morning. Wind is expected to gust up to 30 kilometres per hour this afternoon and tonight. Today’s high is -9 C and low is -11 C. See the seven-day forecast here.

With freezing temperatures in the forecast, locals are aiming to help the homeless population get through the cold snap with special jackets. Read more: Helping the homeless during the cold snap

In case you missed it, one of our most read stories online yesterday was a report from the RCMP on checkstop results from New Year’s Eve. Read more: Drivers finally getting the message

The Penticton Vees are back in action tonight at the SOEC taking on the Trail Smoke Eaters. See more: Vees, Smoke Eaters set to square off again

Vees alumni Tyson Jost and Dante Fabbro will play in the World Junior Championship semifinal with Canada against Sweden at 4:30 p.m. PST.

In national news, a veteran aviation safety expert says the case of a pilot allegedly passed out drunk in the cockpit shortly before scheduled takeoff from Calgary is the worst suspected incident of its type he’s heard of. Read more: Case of pilot facing impaired charge shocks aviation expert