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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Share-a-Smile Telethon ends with over $63,000 raised.

The fundraising event saw a wide variety of performers and a packed audience for the five hour drive

Vees take 4-1 victory over Grizzlies

Shorthanded on defence, the team was able to pull off the win

Penny has been found!

Carolyn Hawkins located the missing pooch in the Uplands Court area of Penticton

KVR Middle School teams claim Okanagan Volleyball Championships

The Grade 8 teams defeated Oliver and Summerland to bring home the win

Don’t miss the SS Sicamous Christmas Market this weekend

The event features 40 local vendors and runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

Crash closes Highway 33 south of Kelowna

Estimated time of re-opening is 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

South region forestry workers nearly in legal strike position

Talks broke down between USW and IFLRA, resulting in booking out of provincial mediator

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