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Penticton today: OHA hockey champions, Uber and a lifetime in the arts

Okanagan Hockey Academy wins big and more news to get your Wednesday started

Good morning, Penticton.

Expect a mix of sun and cloud today with a 30 per cent chance of rain showers or flurries this afternoon. Tonight a 30 per cent chance of rain showers or flurries in the early evening and a few flurries beginning before tomorrow morning. Today’s high is 5 C and low is zero. For more weather click here.

Today is International Women’s Day and Penticton is playing host to two marches to symbolize the continuing fight for equality and to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Read more: Women of Penticton ready to march

The B.C. government will break the taxi industry monopoly with new rules. Read more: B.C. government will usher Uber onto taxi turf

After more than four years in the position, the City of Penticton has decided not to renew Colleen Pennington’s contract as economic development officer. Read more: City changes economic development direction

Penticton RCMP are advising to keep an eye on your property, lock doors and lock cars after a rash of break and enters. Read more: Brazen break-ins on the rise

Penticton arts community mainstay Irwin Hobden made a vow when he was 19 years old, which he has kept to this day. See more: Video – A lifetime in the arts celebrated

Congratulations to the Okanagan Hockey Academy female prep team for winning the inaugural Canadian Sport School Hockey League championship. Read more: OHA Female Prep team are CSSHL champions

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