Penticton Today: Peachfest, Vees rivalry night and more

News from here, there and everywhere to get your Wednesday started.

Good morning, Penticton.

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day. For every text, call, tweet and Instagram post, Facebook video view and use of Snapchat geofilter, Bell will contribute 5 cents more to mental health initiatives. So let’s work together to create a stigma-free Canada! Don’t forget to use #BellLetsTalk on social media.

It will be mainly cloudy today with a high of 3 C and a low of -2 C. If you are headed up to Apex Mountain, they received three centimetres of new snow and are expecting sunshine for Ladies Day at the resort.

The Penticton Peach Festival is well underway for plans to celebrate their 70th anniversary and announced their entertainment lineup yesterday. Read more: Peachfest announces lineup

Two local businesses have made it to the final round of the Small Business B.C. Awards. Read more: Wine Crush and Henna Hut in final round

The Penticton Vees face-off against rival Vernon Vipers tonight at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Check our website later today for the pre-game rundown by sports editor Emanuel Sequeira.

A reminder that the The Penticton and District Community Arts Council has officially announced that nominations for the Fourth Annual Arts Awards are now open until Jan. 31. Read more: Nominations still open for Epenticton Arts Awards

A judge is set to deliver his sentence today for a man convicted of killing two Alberta seniors who disappeared on a camping trip in 2010. Read more: Judge expected to hand down sentence today for Travis Vader

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First Things First and Penticton Lakeside Resort hosting environmental all-candidates debate Oct. 15

Ahead of the debate, there will be a round table discussion with the candidates

Final day of racing approaching at the Penticton Speedway

The Halloween finale starts at 2 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Travelling around the world of Penticton’s cuisines with Foodtopia

The 500 block celebrated the variety of restaurants on Main Street with a night of specials.

Parts of KVR Trail becoming dumping ground for stolen vehicles

More vehicles are turning up due to more patrolling, says Const. James Grandy

Hungry can enjoy Thanksgiving meal thanks to Soupateria volunteers

Thanksgiving and Christmas busiest time of year, says volunteer Randy Cranston

B.C.’s rural paramedic program expands, with home support

Advanced care ambulance staff added for six communities

Shuswap ski area vies for $250,000 as top-four finalist in national contest

Help needed to accumulate votes or ‘clicks’ Friday, Oct. 18 through Sunday for trail lighting project

Letter: Policies need to be put into context

Reader wants to put party policies into the context of money compared to the natural world.

BC Ferries sees steady traffic of post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Ferries filling up fast, sailing waits at some terminals

‘Save the kids!’ Dorian survivor tells the harrowing story of his Canadian wife’s death

Family held a funeral and placed Alishia Liolli’s remains in a niche at a cemetery in Windsor, Ont.

Okanagan woman, 91, votes at advance polls despite broken hip, shoulder and wrist

Angela Maynard has voted in almost every election during her lifetime

Heiltsuk Nation open first Big House in 120 years in northern B.C.

Opening means the community now has an appropriate space for spiritual and ceremonial events

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

‘My heart goes out to the mother’: B.C. dad reacts to stabbing death of Ontario boy

Carson Crimeni, who was also 14, was bullied relentlessly, his dad says

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