Penticton today: News to get your week started

News, sports and entertainment from around the South Okanagan, the province and worldwide

Good morning, Penticton.

It looks like it will be a soggy start to the week with a 60 per cent chance of showers this morning and a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. The expected high for today is 12C. For full weather details click here.

A fire in Summerland on Saturday night damaged a trailer at the MBC Nursery on Logie Road. Read more: Fire in Summerland at MBC Nursery

Four new, female-only beds are available for women in Penticton with no place to go this winter when weather becomes a factor. Read more: More beds for extreme weather shelter

In case you missed it: Photographer Mark Brett took impactful photos at Remembrance Day ceremonies on Friday. See photo gallery: Veterans saluted

A Canadian icon in golf died on Saturday of bone cancer. Penticton’s AJ Eathorne, former player on the LPGA, shared memories of Dawn Coe-Jones with us. Read more: Eathorne talks about the loss of Dawn Coe-Jones

Also sad news in the music industry as Canadian legend Leonard Cohen died last week at the age of 82. Read more here. Saturday Night Live gave tribute to him and made a statement about the U.S. elections in a sober opening to their show.

New Zealand was rocked by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed two people. Read more: New Zealand hit by aftershocks

In sports, the Penticton Vees split the weekend home and home series with the Vernon Vipers.

Read more: Vees snakebitten by Vernon, winning streak snapped and Penticton Vees take back end of home-and-home

It is a busy week with Penticton City council on tap tomorrow and we are working on stories today about former Penticton Vees player Troy Stetcher getting his first goal in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks.

As well some players from the Okanagan Hockey Academy will bring hardware home from the National Women’s Under-18 Championship and the hit musical Mamma Mia! is at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Tuesday night.

Read more: Mamma Mia! returns to SOEC for farewell tour

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Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
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The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que. on February 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
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People look over the damage after a tornado touched down in Mascouche, Que., north of Montreal, Monday, June 21, 2021. Dozens of homes were damaged and one death has been confirmed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2020, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Nassib on Monday, June 21, 2021, became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. Nassib announced the news on Instagram, saying he was not doing it for the attention but because “I just think that representation and visibility are so important.” (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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