Penticton today: Cold snap hangs on, impaired driver numbers and more news

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

Good morning, Penticton.

There is a 30 per cent chance of flurries this morning with a high of -9 C and a low of -11 C. For the full seven-day forecast click here. Apex Mountain Resort is reporting a alpine base of 107 cm with no new snow and Mount Baldy Resort is also reporting no new snow.

Three places in B.C. are among the 10 cities in Canada with the highest number of impaired drivers, according to the latest numbers released Wednesday by Statistics Canada. Read more: Kelowna, Victoria, Abbotsford among Canadian cities

Environment Canada is reporting that this week will be the coldest of the month. Read more: Cold snap to grip the region until 2017

Give your Christmas tree and burnt out Christmas lights a second life this holiday season by recycling them. Read more: Free recycling for your Christmas trees and used lights

In technology news; Yahoo has become the worst-case example of an unnerving but increasingly common phenomenon. Read more: Yahoo’s big breach helps usher in an age of hacker anxiety

The Penticton Western News is promoting the benefits of shopping local this holiday season and by doing so, you could also win some cool prizes. Read more: Shop in Penticton and be eligible to win

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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day with a powwow

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Vehicle smashes sign and cars in Summerland school parking lot

Driver of a Ford Expedition lost control, crashing into two other vehicles

Top classic car show cruises back into Penticton

Peach City Beach Cruise runs June 21 to 23 in Penticton

Update: Penticton fire in mop up mode at Greenwood Forest Products

An employee said as he was coming in for his shift at around 4:39 a.m. he heard a loud explosion

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Man arrested during Kelowna police stand off

Water is flooding Highway 33 in Kelowna Monday afternoon

Judas Priest rocks the Okanagan

Judas Priest is on a 32 date tour of North America

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Restrictive policies affecting labour mobility for care aides in B.C.

‘I had to take two competency exams and pay over $1,400,’ said an Okanagan care aide

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

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