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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Apex hosting Canadian selections mogul event

Apex Freestyle Club along with some local competitors from the B.C. Freestyle Ski team are competing

Video: Update one man arrested in Okanagan Falls

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Christmas hamper volunteers pitch in to give back to Penticton

Volunteers begin work in preparation for Salvation Army hamper distribution

New acting vice principal for Penticton Secondary School

The Board of Education of School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) announced a new appointment

What’s happening

Find out about the events happening in your community this weekend

Interior Health holding immunization clinic in Vernon Saturday

IH issues list of Okanagan meningococcal immunization clinics

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Michaels: Big Brother has become a big letdown

“You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide, but privacy should still have some appeal.”

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

Accused Shuswap drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

AHUS patient Shantee Anaquod is home for Christmas

Less than a month after receiving first dose of $750K drug, 23 year old healthy enough to go home

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