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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Snakebite Film Festival showing LBGT, Indigenous and other diverse films

Penticton Vees clinch fifth straight win

The Vees bested the Prince George Spruce Kings in a shootout on Jan. 18

Crosswalk coming to intersection near Penticton events centre

After years of plans a crosswalk is expected to be built on Alberni Street on Highway 97 this year

SOWINS dinner and concert fundraiser Jan. 25 at the Nest & Nectar

Yanti & Company will be performing a partially by-request concert

South Okanagan dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim

Wayne Belleville was shocked to see a letter addressed to him from his shooter, Ronald Teneycke

Video: 100 days until the David E. Kampe Tower opens

Penticton Regional Hospital started the 100-day countdown until the new tower opens to the public

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Osoyoos has opened applications for 2019 Community Service Grants

The deadline for applications is 12 p.m. on Feb. 22

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

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