Penticton today: 50 years of service, Streep’s speech and more

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

Good morning, Penticton.

There is a 60 per cent chance of more flurries late this afternoon and into the evening. Monday will have a high of -2 C and a low of -6 C. Full seven-day forecast here.

Congratulations to Bob Haddow who has given 50-plus years of service to the community of Okanagan Falls as Fire Chief of the volunteer fire department. Read more: Haddow celebrates 50 years

Princess Margaret Secondary School student Cassidy Lindsay travelled nearly 15,000 kilometres on a journey that changed her life: Read more: Penticton Okanagan Rotary Club student of the month

Residents of Riva Ridge Mobile Home Park woke up Saturday morning to find the locks to community mailbox cut and lying on the ground. Read more: Mobile home park mailboxes vandalized

Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? If not you missed actress Meryl Streep’s speech after receiving a lifetime achievement award. She turned the spotlight away from herself and took shots at President-elect Donald Trump, without mentioning his name. Read more: Streep takes on Trump while accepting award


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