Penticton today: Marijuana dispensaries approved, free parking downtown and Vees face rival

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

Good morning, Penticton.

Environment Canada says we should expect a high of -5 C today and a low of -10 C tonight. Expect similar temperatures for Thursday with a 60 per cent chance of snow in the evening.

Penticton city council had seven temporary use applications for marijuana dispensaries on the agenda last night. After much debate they approved two operations. Read more: Council gives the nod to marijuana dispensaries

The father of a Penticton man who died from an overdose, believed to have been caused by fentanyl, said there needs to be more to help the families dealing with loved ones with drug addiction. Read more: Parent of Penticton overdose victim: ‘Our kids are being wiped out’

As they have for the past few years, the City of Penticton is giving a little gift to holiday shoppers heading downtown. Read more: Free Saturday parking in downtown core

In sports; the Penticton Vees take on rival Vernon Vipers tonight at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees welcome back local player Greg Brydon, an alumni of the Okanagan Hockey Academy to the team tonight. Read more: Local defenceman brought in to help Vees

Penticton students of music, dance and speech arts are busy preparing for the 91st annual Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival taking place from March 6  to May 3. Read more: Registration now open for Kiwanis Festival

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