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Penticton today: news items to get your day started

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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.

 

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Penticton Overdose Prevention Society co-founders Desiree Franz, Shane Surowski and Stephanie Lines have created the city’s first unsanctioned public overdose prevention site using an old wine-tour bus. The site began operations in June 2021. (Desiree Franz/Facebook)
Volunteers launch Penticton’s first public supervised injection site

2021 is on pace to be the deadliest year for overdoses in Penticton on record

Four golfers from Fairview Mountain Golf Club in Oliver will golf from sunrise to sunset to raise funds for ALS on June 29. (Submitted)
Golfing from sunrise to sunset in Oliver for ALS

Four golfers from Fairview Mountain Golf Club have taken up the challenge June 29

Jann Arden will embark on Canada-wide tour Spring 2022 with a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on June 13. (Contributed)
Jann Arden coming to Penticton in 2022

The Jann Arden Live! tour has been rescheduled for 2022

A storm watch has been issued for the Okanagan, Kootenays and Columbia regions of B.C. (Calvin Dickson photo)
Another severe thunderstorm watch issued for the Okanagan

Conditions are favourable for thunderstorms that may produce strong wind gusts, hail and heavy rain

The South Okanagan Tim Hortons raised over $4,000 through the three day orange doughnut promotion with 100 per cent of proceeds going to to the Residential School Survivors Society. The owner of these locations matched the amount. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
South Okanagan Tim Hortons raises over $8K for residential school survivors

More than $4,000 worth of doughnuts were purchased over three days

Singer-songwriter Jann Arden is pictured with a draft horse. (Canadian Horse Defence Coalition)
Jann Arden backs petition to stop live horse export

June 14 is the International Day to End Live Export of Animals

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) is scored on by Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alec Martinez, not pictured, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series Monday, June 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Habs fall 4-1 to Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of NHL semifinal series

Match was Montreal’s first game outside of Canada in 2021

(Dave Ogilvie photo)
One injured after being pinned by fallen forklift near Peachland

West Kelowna emergency crews responded to reports of a person stuck under a forklift

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, assistant deputy speaker at the B.C. legislature, presides over committee discussions. The legislature is completing its delayed spring session this week, with most MLAs participating by video conference. (Hansard TV)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 infections dip below 100 over weekend

Only 68 new cases recorded Monday, four additional deaths

B.C. ambulance station in Revelstoke is expected to get a new system called the Scheduled On-Call (SOC) this fall. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
B.C. ambulance changes could put Revelstoke residents at risk, warn local paramedics

Paramedics said to expect a substantial increase in ambulance response time starting this fall

This goose family went for a leisurely stroll down Vernon’s Main Street Saturday, April 25. (Dave Deshane photo)
Controversial Vernon goose cull won’t fly this year

Necessary permit procedures held up at a federal level

Mounties cover a burgundy truck with a tent at Buckerfields in West Kelowna on Monday, June 14. The RCMP is investigating after a woman’s body was found inside the truck. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)
West Kelowna RCMP investigating suspicious death after body found in truck

Police responded to a truck parked out front of a Main Street business where the body was found

The BC Ferries website went down for a short while Monday morning following a provincial announcement that recreational travel between health authorities can resume Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ website crashes in wake of provincial reopening announcement

Website back up now, recreational travel between health regions to resume as of Tuesday

The Kamloops Indian Residential School is photographed using a drone in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, June, 14, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former school earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Communities grapple with what to do with former residential and day schools

Some tear them down as a tool to help healing, others repurpose them as tools for moving forward

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