Penticton today: Stories to pull at your heartstrings

Hampers handed out to 900 people, two men being hailed as hero's for saving dog in icy lake and Penticton Vees back in action tonight.

Good morning, Penticton.

A mix of sun and cloud today with a 30 per cent chance of flurries. Tonight, partly cloudy and 30 per cent chance of flurries overnight. Expect a high of -9 C and a low of -13 C. Check the weekend forecast here.

In the line up outside the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre Thursday morning there were plenty of smiles, the sound of laughter and the occasional hug as the less fortunate waited for the annual hamper distribution to begin. See more: Video-Christmas comes early for those who need it most.

The Penticton and District Society for Community Living (PDSCL) is hoping to make the dream of a bike under the Christmas tree come true for Penticton kids with a 50 per cent off sale at their bike shop at 180 Industrial Ave. W. for one day on Friday, Dec. 16. Watch: Bike sale helps Christmas dreams come true.

If this doesn’t pull at your heartstrings, I don’t know what will. Two Lake Country men are being hailed as heroes after they jumped into action to the save the life of a drowning dog in icy Wood Lake. Watch: Lucky pooch’s icy rescue

The provincial government has offered a financial lifeline to first-time home buyers to meet the mortgage down payment requirement for a home to a maximum value of $750,000. Read more: First-time homebuyers get break from B.C. government

Looking for concert and events listings? Check out our TGIF calendar here.

The Penticton Vees have their final game before the Christmas break tonight at the South Okanagan Events Centre versus the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Check our website or Facebook page this afternoon to see sports editor Emanuel Sequeira break down the match up.

Just Posted

Hwy. 97 reopened after Trout Creek collision

No details on injuries or cause yet

Souper Sunday raises Soupateria profile

The competition pits local chefs against each other to make soup for the those in need.

Supporting survivors of breast cancer

Survivorship shows there is life beyond cancer

Foreigner feeling like the first time after 40

Foreigner doesn’t miss a beat after 40 years

Octoberfest is the toast of the town

Eighth annual night of fun, music and brews

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

Justin Timberlake invited back to Super Bowl halftime show

A ‘wardrobe malfunction’ with Janet Jackson caused a national controversy during his last appearance

A scary box office weekend for everyone but Tyler Perry

‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ scared up a healthy $21.7 million in its first weekend in theatres

Even as long-form census data returns, Statcan readies for day without it

Wednesday’s release is expected to show immigrants making up a larger share of the population

Letterkenny stars take their act to the Okanagan

The stars of the Crave TV original series Letterkenny will be performing in Kelowna

Brantley Gilbert to take The Ones That Like Me 2018 Tour to Kelowna

With Rolling Stone citing Devil Don’t Sleep Best of 2017, it’s gonna rock

Family worries about missing Malakwa woman

Discovery of human remains has put family members on edge

WATCH: 10,000 signatures gained to stop ‘no pets’ rental policy

Pets OK BC said about 1,700 animals were surrendered to the BC SPCA last year due to housing issues

A golden opportunity

Orthodontist offers sweet deal for the pocketbook

Most Read