Penticton today: ICBC rate hikes, Skaha Park meeting recap and more news

A special council meeting drew hundreds to the Penticton convention centre, Penticton Secondary School are provincial champs in swimming.

Good morning, Penticton.

It looks to be a rainy, windy Thursday with a high of 7 C and falling to 4 C in the evening. The full seven-day forecast can be found here.

A special council meeting last night at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre was focused on Skaha Park. One of the principals of Trio Marine responded to comments from the public stating “they are trying to listen,” to all sides to address concerns. Read more: Large turnout for public meeting on Skaha Lake agreements

The ICBC forecast shows basic vehicle insurance rates are predicted to increase, numbers that compound to 42 per cent by 2019. Read more: ICBC won’t insure luxury cars, Stone says after forecast of steep rate hikes

TEDxPenticton takes place on Friday at the Cleland Theatre with an inspirational panel of speakers including Summerland teen Faith Steele. Read more: Teen poet addresses suicide and bullying

Congratulations to the Penticton Secondary School swim team who are the B.C. High School swimming provincial championships. Read more: Lakers are provincial champs

Don’t miss out on your chance to win free tickets from the Western News to the Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Dec. 3. Find out details on how to enter by visiting our Facebook page here.

Speaking of the SOEC, Celtic Thunder is performing tonight in Penticton. Have you got your tickets? Check out this story we wrote when they came to Penticton previously – Read more: Celtic Thunder singer given second shot at life

In national news, a painting from a Group of Seven artist fetched a record-breaking price and is now the most expensive piece of Canadian artwork ever sold at auction. Read more: Lawren Harris painting Mountain Forms sells for record price of $11.2 million