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