Penticton today: Businesses close to winning competition, Trump chooses secretary of state and more

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

Good morning, Penticton.

Your Tuesday morning is looking mostly cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of flurries according to Environment Canada. A high of -8 C during the day. Tonight there will be a few clouds and a low of -14 C.

Under new legislation announced on Monday, it is going to be easier for communities to set up safe drug consumption sites. Read more: Feds step up dealing with opiate crisis

Two Penticton businesses have inched closer to winning Small Business B.C. Awards. Read more: Businesses move forward in awards competition

The Santa Rec Run that took place during the weekend raised $2,000 to support the Youth Outdoor Recreation Society. See more Video: Santa Rec Run is a huge success

Crown Counsel told the court that a Penticton man is alleged to have discharged a shotgun in his home then again at a school to break a lock to enter after being involved in a domestic dispute in the early hours of Dec. 11. Read more: Man denied bail in shotgun incident at Penticton elementary school

In world news; President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday he has picked ExxonMobil CEO to be secretary of state, calling him “among the most accomplished business leaders and international deal makers in the world.” Read more: Donald Trump picks Rex Tilerson to lead State Department

The dramatic appeals for sparing civilian lives came a day after the Syrian military announced it now holds 99 per cent of the former rebel neighbourhoods of Aleppo, signalling an impending end to the rebels’ four-year hold over parts of the city. Read more: Mass killing reported in Aleppo as Syria troops near victory


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