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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New acting vice principal for Penticton Secondary School

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

TGIF: South Okanagan events

Live theatre, concerts, events, art exhibits and more from around the South Okanagan

Osoyoos, Oliver jump into grant pool

Oliver applies for $100,000 grant to explore building indoor pool for Osoyoos, Oliver residents

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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