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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Penticton’s Arts Rising Festival included as BC Culture Days 10th anniversary celebration

Take in the various free events and activities around the city on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Preliminary inquiry dates set for John Brittain

Penticton resident is charged with three counts of first degree, one count of second degree murder

South Okanagan wildfire monitored closely for hot spots

The Eagle Bluff wildfire, north of Oliver, is classified as held

Penticton RCMP dealing with situation downtown

Two police vehicles were at Main Street and Nanaimo Avenue at just after 1 p.m.

Grass fire breaks out on highway south of Vernon

Highway 97 traffic slowed as firefighters snuff grass fire

Summerland relaunches net metering program

Event open house will be held Aug. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m in Arena Banquet Room

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town hit by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

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B.C. music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

Vernon man facing drug trafficking charges in Kelowna

The man was found with suspected cocaine, heroin and fentanyl and thousands of dollars in cash

North Okanagan home scorched by flames

Neighbouring homes threatened by blaze, which is producing heavy black smoke

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