Penticton today: News from here, there and everywhere

Former Penticton Vee opens scoring for Team Canada, pop superstar dies and more news to get your Tuesday started.

Good morning, Penticton.

Environment Canada says it will be cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of flurries this morning and early this afternoon. Winds will gust up to 60 kilometres per hour during the morning. This evening the wind will continue with gusts up to 40 kilometres. The high today is 0 C and a low of -1 C.

Good news for skiers and boarders as Apex Mountain Resort is reporting 10 centimetres of new snow in the past 24-hours and more in the forecast for today.

Former Penticton Vee Tyson Jost netted Team Canada’s opening goal of the 2017 World Junior Championship on Monday night as they defeated Russia 5-3. Read more: Former BCHL player scores in Team Canada win (with video)

In entertainment news; George Michael, the British pop superstar, died over the Christmas holidays. Read more: George Michael dead at the age of 53

In national sports news teen swimming sensation Penny Oleksiak was named the CP female athlete of the year and sprinter Andre De Grasse the male athlete of the year. Read more on Oleksiak here, and De Grasse here

While you are still trying to get back into the groove of the work week, have a look at our photos of the week.

 

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Vees take 4-1 victory over Grizzlies

Shorthanded on defence, the team was able to pull off the win

Share-a-Smile Telethon raises over $20,000 in first hour

The fundraising event goes until 5 p.m. today at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre

Penny has been found!

Carolyn Hawkins located the missing pooch in the Uplands Court area of Penticton

KVR Middle School teams claim Okanagan Volleyball Championships

The Grade 8 teams defeated Oliver and Summerland to bring home the win

Don’t miss the SS Sicamous Christmas Market this weekend

The event features 40 local vendors and runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

South region forestry workers nearly in legal strike position

Talks broke down between USW and IFLRA, resulting in booking out of provincial mediator

Three UBC Okanagan students awarded women in tech scholarships

Computer science and math students hope the award will inspire others

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