Penticton today: Canada settles for silver, Marley found and more news

Prime Minister Trudeau looking to connect with Canadians, missing dog reunited with family, Canada settles for silver medal and more.

Good morning, Penticton.

Environment Canada is calling for a 40 per cent chance of flurries early this morning with winds gusting up to 50 kilometres per hour that will continue into the evening. The high and low for Friday is -8 C.

Chad Smith (left) and girlfriend Behina Jahani (right) were brought to tears when they heard someone found their dog Marley who spent the night alone in the cold after running away from their vehicle when they were in an accident on Wednesday afternoon. Read more: Family reunited with missing dog

The province and B.C. Teachers Federation have negotiated an interim settlement to their long-running dispute over staffing levels, a $50 million fund to hire up to 1,100 teachers for the current school year. Read more: 1,100 teachers to be hired

Team Canada couldn’t solve U.S. goaltender Parsons during the shootout last night, losing the gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship. Video: BCHL alumni settle for silver with Team Canada at world juniors

Two fundraising concerts are coming up to help the Pen High music department, including a concert with multi Juno-winner Alfie Zappacosta. Read more: Zappacosta returns for fundraiser

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ringing in the new year with a determined effort to re-establish his connection with grassroots Canadians. Read more: Trudeau aims to connect with Canadians in coffee shops, church basements

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