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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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