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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Man accused of smuggling drugs across Osoyoos border still waiting for arraignment

Armando Esparza-Ochoa was charged on Sept. 1 for importing/exporting a controlled substance

Couple reportedly staking out Summerland home

The man and woman were seen in a black Suzuki Tracker with a white back

Your weekday weather update

Flurries and more rain anticipated for the Okanagan - Shuswap

Protesters confront Environment Minister in B.C.

Protesters wanting more for killer whales confront Catherine McKenna

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

University of British Columbia researcher had the paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

B.C. firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

Older B.C. drivers subsidizing younger ones, study finds

ICBC protects higher-risk drivers, pays for testing costs

Canadians more prepared for weather disaster than financial one: poll

RBC recommends people check their bank app as often as the weather app

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