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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