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Penticton today: request to grow city boundaries, new festival and more news

Developer asks city to grow boundaries, new arts festival coming in September and more news

Good morning, Penticton.

Monday will be cloudy with a few showers beginning early this morning and ending early this afternoon. Then, there is a 30 per cent chance of showers in the late afternoon. Tonight it there is a 30 per cent chance of showers. Today’s high is 8 C and a low of 3 C. For more weather click here.

City hall received a request from an interested party in developing in the Upper Wiltse area, and asking the city begin the process of adding 300 acres of land growing the city boundaries. Read more: Growing a city

Pathways Addictions Resource Centre added a tool to their arsenal last week when they were approved as a Take Home Naloxone Training and Distribution Centre. Read more: Pathways distributing life-saving Naloxone kits

A multi-disciplinary, multi-venue festival, Artsrising, aims to unite the community and bring vibrancy, economic growth and unlimited potential to the fall shoulder season. Read more: New festival for Penticton

Charlie is a St. John Ambulance certified therapy dog who visits schools, seniors and patients in the hospital to be a quiet friend in times of need, joy to the sad and calming for people in turmoil. Read more: Charlie brings joy to all he meets

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week:

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Kripps strikes silver in Austria

Kripps and Lumsden, had the second-fastest runs in both heats

Skiers in the groove at Apex

Competitors in full swing at Canadian Selections this weekend.

Penticton Subway making it fresh for Soupateria

Subway shops are donating 600 inches of subs, 100 cookies and drinks to Soupateria Dec. 20

What’s shaking at the museum

Kids got to learn about earthquakes Saturday at the museum.

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

Meningococcal clinics open this Sunday

Interior Health is stepping up efforts to get young people vaccinated against Meningococcal.

Update: RCMP arrest domestic assault suspect west of Kamloops.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team made the arrest at around 4:30 p.m.

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

Column: Make it a green Christmas

Instead of purchasing a cuddly stuffie this year, put your money towards helping the real thing.

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Interior Health holding immunization clinic in Vernon Saturday

IH issues list of Okanagan meningococcal immunization clinics

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