Penticton today: More marijuana dispensaries, Skaha Park meeting and more news

News from Penticton, the South Okanagan and across Canada to get your Wednesday going.

Good morning, Penticton.

Expect a cloudy day as Environment Canada states 70 per cent chance of rain this morning with a high of 8 C. This evening the rain is expected to continue with a low of 4 C. See the seven-day forecast here.

Despite promised marijuana legalization at the federal level, storefront pot sales remain illegal. However, there are several organizations applying for permission to set up marijuana dispensaries in Penticton. Read more: Seven more marijuana dispensaries wanting to set up in Penticton

Veterans Affairs Canada announced they are now providing veterans coverage for medical marijuana, particularly those veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more: Feds allow marijuana use by veterans for medical purposes

There is a pair of interesting meetings happening in Penticton tonight. ITU Multisport World Championship Festival organizers are asking business owners to join them at the Cannery Brewing at 5 p.m. for an information session to discuss changes to the event, how they can get involved and how it will impact their business.

The City of Penticton is hosting a special council meeting at 6 p.m. at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre to allow the public a chance to weigh in on the proposed settlement and enhanced marina agreements the city has negotiated with Trio Marine Group. Read more: Penticton city hall readies for Skaha public meeting

Emergency responders in Penticton are dealing with a number of overdoses lately believed to be caused by fentanyl. Read more: More overdoses as fentanyl epidemic grows in Penticton

In entertainment news, Alysha Brilla is no stranger to mixing music and politics. She will be performing at the Dream Café on Nov. 25 as part of their special series of concerts. Read more: Alysha Brilla coming to Penticton’s Dream Café

In national news, the prosecution is expected to begin making its case today in a trial for three people connected to a polygamist sect in southeastern B.C. Read more: Prosecution expected to start making case in trial involving polygamist sect


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