Penticton today: Budget input, tech talk and Vees alumni plays in Fenway Park

News from here, there and everywhere to start your Thursday.

Good morning, Penticton.

There is a 60 per cent chance of flurries this morning. Winds will pick up to 20 kilometres per hour this afternoon and into this evening. Expect a high of -8 C and a low of -13 C. Seven day forecast here.

Penticton VEES captain Nicholas Jones stepped up for the team against the West Kelowna Warriors Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club last night at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC). Watch more here: Vees special teams killer against Warriors

Finance Minister Michael de Jong will host a telephone conference call for Okanagan, Shuswap, Similkameen and Boundary residents Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. to get their input on the 2017 provincial budget. Read more: Dial up the finance minister for budget input

After a year of talking about the cost of maintaining city facilities and the need to develop a plan to deal with the cost of Penticton’s ageing infrastructure, city council is sitting down to talk budget. Read more: Budget talks begin later this month

Keith MacIntyre, in an exclusive column for the Penticton Western News, writes about the tech sector uprising in the South Okanagan. Read more: Technology trending up in South Okanagan

Here is your shot to catch a bit of the hit musical Hamilton brought to the stage by Soundstage Productions. Video: Broadway returns to Penticton

A Penticton Vees alumni had the chance of a lifetime, playing an outdoor game at Fenway Park. See more: Former Vee has memorable experience

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