Good Monday morning, Penticton. A new day has dawned and to get you on the right foot here are a few things to wrap your head around.
!) We are going to start with the weather for this Halloween Monday. According to Environment Canada showers will end early this morning but it will remain cloudy. Showers will return this afternoon with a 30 per cent chance of showers this evening, so if you are headed out trick-or-treating make sure you are dressed appropriately.
2) Speaking of Halloween, there is a couple of events happening tonight including the Downtown Penticton Association Nightmare on Front Street. Check out our interactive map to see what is happening where in Penticton and around the Okanagan. See more: Halloween map. As well, have a look at the video and read about this Penticton family who don’t hold back on their favourite day of the year. They invite people to walk through the haunted house by donation with the proceeds going to Agur Lake Camp Society and non-perishable donations going to the Salvation Army.
3) Flights that arrive or depart in the dark have been grounded in Penticton due to safety concerns on the runway. We spoke with communication officers from both WestJet and AirCanada Jazz. Read more here: Safety concerns ground some flights in Penticton
4) The Penticton Vees picked up a win and a loss while playing on the road this weekend. Read more about their win over rival Vernon Vipers here their loss in a battle of the BCHL’s best here. The Vees were also busy with some trades lately adding a couple of new players to the roster. Read more about it here.
5) News articles on youth mental health were among our most read this past week. If you missed them, please take the time to read about this very important issue in our community. In the first article Spike in youth mental health a “crisis” we heard from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan-Similkameen about the lack of resources in the city and that was echoed by the school board in another article Penticton mother pens emotional letter about youth mental health.
6) Musician Matt Anderson is lending his talents to the Dream Café for four nights (Oct. 31, Nov. 1 to 3) as part of a fundraiser to help save the venue. Tickets are only available for the Oct. 31 show. Read more here: Save the Dream
7) In world news, Italy has suffered another devastating quake, which is taking a toll. The nation’s strongest temblor in 36 years has pushed the number of those needing assistance to more than 15,000.