Penticton today: Winemaker wins big award, councillor speaks out and Koyczan returns

TGIF Penticton, here is the latest around the area in sports, entertainment and news.

Good morning, Penticton.

It looks like today will be mainly cloudy and those winds will keep gusting giving us a high of 8 C. Tonight expect it to be cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers overnight. See the full forecast here.

Sandra Oldfield was one of the few B.C. female winemakers when Tinhorn Creek Vineyards opened in Oliver over 20 years ago and she is now one of the few female CEOs in the Canadian wine industry. She was the recipient of a major award this week, congratulations. Read more: CEO named on of Canada’s most powerful female executives

More news from Wednesday’s night special council meeting regarding the Skaha Park agreements, including one councillor who spoke out against the decision and asked for a referendum to be called. Read more: Councillor calls for referendum on Skaha Park issue

Acclaimed Penticton poet Shane Koyczan called out to his fellow Penticton artists and musician and now they are all coming together for a tribute show to Leonard Cohen on Dec. 17 at the Cleland Theatre. Read more: Penticton artists honour Cohen’s legacy

Tickets are still available for tonight’s TEDxPenticton. Read what organizer Brian Hughes has to say about the event. Read more: Guest column – TEDx idea exchange simple but powerful

In sports, the Penticton Vees will have do without a trio of players on their roster for a few days in early December. Griffin Mendel, James Miller and Jonny Tychonick are headed to the Team Canada West camp vying for a spot on the roster to play in the World Junior A Challenge. Read more: Trio of Penticton Vees get Canada West invite

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