A photo of the supermoon on Monday taken from a Western News reader in Oliver.

Penticton today: Big news from OHA, Arena Task Force coming and more news for Wednesday

News from Penticton and around the South Okanagan to get your Wednesday started.

Good morning, Penticton. Thank you to Western News reader Shirley Sobkow who shared her awesome photos of Monday’s supermoon with us.

Environment Canada meteorologists are stating there will be a few showers ending early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Snow level 800 metres. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this afternoon. High 8. See full weather forecast here.

City council voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon in support of the creation of an Arena Task Force, with a mandate to come back with recommendations on local facilities by June 30, 2017.

Read more: Penticton Arena Task Force to be created

Watch for more council news on our website today, including the announcement of a new CAO.

Showing 43 per cent growth since 2010, Okanagan Hockey Group released a report showing they provide a $19.1 million economic impact to Penticton.

Read more: Okanagan Hockey Group has $19.1 million impact

Speaking of OHA, a number of their players came back on Monday with medals from the National Women’s U18 championship. It is only the second time B.C. has won a medal, congratulations.

Read more: OHAers come back with bronze

Check out these great photos from Mark Brett of the Souper Sunday winning chef. Each Sunday for the past few weeks, local chefs were going head-to-head with their soup creations and providing a meal for clients at the Soupateria. Read more: Penticton chef uses his noodle.

Sad news from the entertainment world: Corner Gas star Janet Wright has died, age 71. Wright was well known to Vancouver theatre goers and became a national hit with her role as his mother in the Brent Butt comedy series. She suffered tragedy as well in her lifetime, losing her daughter who stepped in to stop brawlers outside a nightclub in Vancouver.


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