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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