Penticton today: Celebrity sighting, food drive and going high tech to catch illegal dumpers

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

Good morning, Penticton.

There will be a mix of sun and cloudy for Tuesday with a high of 6 C. Increasing cloudiness early this evening with a 30 per cent chance of rain showers or flurries late this evening and overnight with a low of 2 C. See the seven day forecast here.

Students will be going door-to-door on Wednesday night looking for brown paper bags on residents’ doorsteps that were distributed in the Western News. The 10,000 Tonight event is collecting donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank. Read more: Penticton students host annual food drive

A celebrity sighting has a South Okanagan town buzzing. Read more: Milk, bread and Nicolas Cage.

Much like the bears do in the forest, some people can’t help but leave their ‘stuff’ behind when they head in to the bush. The BC Wildlife Federation has developed something that they hope will curb that behaviour. Read more: New app outs illegal dumpers

A case of Meningococcal Disease has occurred in a high school student in Kelowna and has been confirmed by Interior Health. Read more: Rare disease infects Kelowna student

A report from the federal auditor-general points out several shortcomings including the Canada Revenue Agency taking too long to respond to objections to its income tax decisions. Read more: Highlights from the federal auditor general’s fall report

In world news, Police in Colombia have said 76 people were killed when a plane crashed in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Read more: Brazilian team Chapecoense among those on board crashed plane


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