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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Recovery centre operator said neighbours bought property ‘in haste’

Penticton addiction recovery centre plan halted by neighbours

Meningococcal disease outbreak declared in Okanagan

Five cases in last six months among 15-to-19 year-olds, including one in Coldstream

Crash blocks Channel Parkway

Northbound was completely blocked, while southbound traffic was reduced to single lane

Attempted carjacking at Penticton mall

A 24-year-old man is in custody, while a 37-year-old woman was uninjured by the incident

Fundraising effort for man assaulted at Penticton nightclub

A GoFundMe account was created to assist the Penticton man that was assaulted

Video: En’owkin project gets $20,000 boost

The En’owkin Centre on the Penticton Indian Reserve is working to restore culture and habitat

Debt-to-household-income ratio rises in third quarter

Total household credit market debt grew to $2.11 trillion in the third quarter

Charges in car wash shooting stalled

Court waits for police watchdog report on Salmon Arm incident.

Oz brings down the house

Laughter flies like house in a tornado at Cawston Players Wizard of Oz

B.C. Mountie told to resign after texting teenage sex assault victim

RCMP documents say Const. Brian Eden sent sexually inappropriate photos to 17-year-old girl

Family doctors should learn to treat addiction, not shun patients: scientist

B.C. Centre on Substance Use’s Dr. Evan Wood said efforts underway to change addiction medicine image

Four dog deaths investigated in Cranbrook

One vet suggests a parallel to these deaths and similar ones in 2016

Province rejects Ajax mine in Kamloops

KGHM Ajax had proposed a 1,700-hectare open-pit copper and gold mine, just southwest of Kamloops

Border officers rally at B.C.’s Peace Arch

CBSA employees tire of ‘lack of respect’

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