Penticton today: ICBC rate hikes, Skaha Park meeting recap and more news

A special council meeting drew hundreds to the Penticton convention centre, Penticton Secondary School are provincial champs in swimming.

Good morning, Penticton.

It looks to be a rainy, windy Thursday with a high of 7 C and falling to 4 C in the evening. The full seven-day forecast can be found here.

A special council meeting last night at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre was focused on Skaha Park. One of the principals of Trio Marine responded to comments from the public stating “they are trying to listen,” to all sides to address concerns. Read more: Large turnout for public meeting on Skaha Lake agreements

The ICBC forecast shows basic vehicle insurance rates are predicted to increase, numbers that compound to 42 per cent by 2019. Read more: ICBC won’t insure luxury cars, Stone says after forecast of steep rate hikes

TEDxPenticton takes place on Friday at the Cleland Theatre with an inspirational panel of speakers including Summerland teen Faith Steele. Read more: Teen poet addresses suicide and bullying

Congratulations to the Penticton Secondary School swim team who are the B.C. High School swimming provincial championships. Read more: Lakers are provincial champs

Don’t miss out on your chance to win free tickets from the Western News to the Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Dec. 3. Find out details on how to enter by visiting our Facebook page here.

Speaking of the SOEC, Celtic Thunder is performing tonight in Penticton. Have you got your tickets? Check out this story we wrote when they came to Penticton previously – Read more: Celtic Thunder singer given second shot at life

In national news, a painting from a Group of Seven artist fetched a record-breaking price and is now the most expensive piece of Canadian artwork ever sold at auction. Read more: Lawren Harris painting Mountain Forms sells for record price of $11.2 million

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Skiers in the groove at Apex

Competitors in full swing at Canadian Selections this weekend.

Penticton Subway making it fresh for Soupateria

Subway shops are donating 600 inches of subs, 100 cookies and drinks to Soupateria Dec. 20

What’s shaking at the museum

Kids got to learn about earthquakes Saturday at the museum.

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

Meningococcal clinics open this Sunday

Interior Health is stepping up efforts to get young people vaccinated against Meningococcal.

Update: RCMP arrest domestic assault suspect west of Kamloops.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team made the arrest at around 4:30 p.m.

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

Column: Make it a green Christmas

Instead of purchasing a cuddly stuffie this year, put your money towards helping the real thing.

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Interior Health holding immunization clinic in Vernon Saturday

IH issues list of Okanagan meningococcal immunization clinics

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