Penticton today: Snow in the forecast, Santa arrives and arts fundraiser

Arts, weather, community news and more from Penticton to get your Monday started.

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Good morning, Penticton.

It is quite possible that Penticton may have its first snowfall this week. Environment Canada meteorolgists have forecasted that there is a possibility of snow on Wednesday. Today they are calling for 60 per cent chance of showers early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud for a high of 7 C. Winds are expected to pickup later this morning and then a 30 per cent chance of showers this evening with a low of -1 C. For the full seven-day forecast visit Environment Canada here.

Firefighters and first responders were busy last night after a vehicle caught on fire at the Granada Inn. Read more: Vehicle found on fire near Penticton motel.

As well, Just after 4 p.m. Sunday an RCMP vehicle was involved in a motor vehicle incident. Read more: RCMP vehicle involved in collision

Penticton city councillor Tarik Sayeed is now also an NDP candidate for the May 17 provincial election. He won the nomination over Summerland’s Toni Boot on Saturday. Read more: Sayeed chosen as provincial NDP candidate

Santa arrived to Penticton on Saturday and received a warm welcome from kids anxiously waiting for their turn with him. Don’t miss this cute video of kids lined up to visit with him, it is sure to put a smile on your face. Video: Santa visits with kids after arriving in Penticton

Penticton artist Kristine Lee is calling on the community to help “save the arts” with the fundraising Farty Arty Party that takes place tonight. The event is set to host art for sale, prizes, belly dancers from Get Bent and DJ Tenacious T with all proceeds going to the Penticton Art Gallery. The event takes place at Cannery Brewing Co. who donated the space for the event. Tickets are $10 available at the door.

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