Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson

Penticton today: Sports figure pens new book, Ok Falls housing and an email fraud is circulating

News from Penticton, the South Okanagan and beyond to get your Thursday started.

Good morning, Penticton.

Here is your weather forecast for today: a mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this morning. High 6C. For the full outlook click here.

Good news in Okanagan Falls yesterday. After years of trying to get affordable housing for seniors it was announced construction of a $6.9 million, 35-unit independent seniors complex in is scheduled to start next summer. Video and story: Okanagan Falls seniors complex a go

Penticton RCMP are warning residents about an email fraud that has been circulating. Read more: Fraudulent emails circulating using bank logos and others stating a traffic infringement occurred

Penticton’s well-known sports figure Stephen King has written a book stemming from the knowledge he has gained working as a counsellor over the years. Read more: King pens final book

The men allegedly behind marijuana being hidden in hollowed-out logs that were shipped from a workshop in Armstrong, B.C. to California will face charges in the U.S. Read more: B.C. men lose extradition appeal

U.S. president elect, Donald Trump, has made it clear he does not agree with NAFTA. Here is what experts have to say what that could mean for Canada. Read more: Baloney Meter: Is Donald Trump’s anti-NAFTA rhetoric all about Mexico?

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Penticton patient care tower fundraising going strong

About $14.3 million in donations for the Penticton hospital has come in

Exercising her right to fight

Thinking inside the box helped push Geneva Kostashen through cancer treatment

Council approves all tax exemption requests

List includes charities, service groups and the Penticton Golf and Country Club

Day 2 of RCMP search at Silver Creek residence

Police use backhoe in ongoing search effort at residential/agricultural Salmon River Road property

TGIF: South Okanagan concerts and events

Live theatre, concerts, events, art exhibits and more from around the South Okanagan

Mixing up local talent and cocktails

The annual Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Mixoff takes place in Kelowna in November

B.C. search groups mobilize for missing mushroom picker

Searchers from across the province look for Frances Brown who has been missing since Oct. 14.

Search for missing B.C. man a race against winter weather

David Jeff of Williams Lake was last seen in Kamloops during the chaotic wildfire evacuations

Bantam Vees tournament good prep for start of the season

Penticton hockey team heads into regular season with just one loss in nine exhibition games

Auntie Says: Don’t bring your dope to my house

Don’t judge me and I won’t judge you, but if you try and smoke at my house, you’ll be asked to leave

Man steals police car, goes for a ‘slow’ ride

Mission RCMP say the motive of the theft is unknown

Dodgers punch ticket to World Series

This will be the first time the Los Angles Dodgers have made it to the World Series since 1988.

Surf group winning the war on plastic bags

The Tofino Co-op will no longer provide plastic bags, following in the footsteps of the Ucluelet location that already made the change earlier this year.

All three victims identified in Fernie arena ammonia leak

Wayne Hornquist and Lloyd Smith were from Fernie and Jason Podloski from Turner Valley, Alta

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