Penticton today: Kaleden man shot, Team Canada back in action and more news

News from here, there and everywhere to get your Thursday started.

Good morning, Penticton.

It will be another windy day in Penticton, with gusts of up to 50 kilometres. Environment Canada is calling for a 70 per cent of flurries that will end late this evening. Today’s high will be 1 C and low is -2 C.

A Kaleden man was shot with his own handgun while allegedly trying to break into a West Kelowna home on Dec. 23. Read more: Man shot in break and enter

A report detailing the province’s efforts to establish conservation areas and parks in the South Okanagan and Similkameen coming. Read more: South Okanagan national park update from MLA Larson

Dante Fabbro and Tyson Jost will be back at it with Team Canada tonight as they face Latvia at 5 p.m. (Pacific). Read more from their previous game: Jost picks up assist as Canada wins second game

Like watching those U.S. Super Bowl ads? The company that owns the right to broadcast the Super Bowl in Canada is going back to court in a last-ditch effort to reverse a decision banning the substitution of Canadian ads over American ones during the big game. Read more: NFL hopeful the Trudeau government will overturn CRTC ruling

Another death in the entertainment world. Actress Debbie Reynolds, the star of the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain,” has died. She was the mother of Carrie Fischer, who died just one day earlier. Read more: Reynolds has died at age 84, son says

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