Penticton today: Throwdown, Apex events and a travel insurance nightmare

News from here, there and everywhere to get your Friday started.

Good morning, Penticton.

There is a 30 per cent chance of flurries this morning. It will be a cloudy day and then a 30 per cent chance of flurries late this evening and after midnight. The high is 2 C and a low of -1 C. To view the weekend weather forecast click here.

Lots of events happening in and around the city this weekend to take in. The South Okanagan Events Centre will host the crossfit-style event known as the Okanagan Valley Throwdown. Read more: Okanagan Valley Throwdown coming

Also on Saturday, Avalanche Awareness Days will take place at Apex Mountain Resort. The public is welcome to watch avalanche demonstrations and learn about keeping safe. Read more: Avalanche Awareness Days coming to Apex

Environment Minister Mary Polak and Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson are hosting a press conference this afternoon for an announcement regarding land protection in the South Okanagan.

A Kelowna couple is warning others of the risk of not purchasing travel cancellation insurance. The pair planned nice trip but a medical emergency derailed those plans. Read more: Couple has travel insurance nightmare

Penticton RCMP are looking for a man who robbed a local gas station early Thursday morning. Read more: RCMP search for knife-wielding thief

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