Penticton today: Structurlam the talk of Asia, Vees defeat Vipers

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

Good morning, Penticton.

A few snowflakes falling early this morning, expect the temperature to be hanging around -6 C. Tonight, Environment Canada is calling for it to be cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of flurries late this evening and overnight. A low of -9 C.

The tallest wood-hybrid building in the world has raised the profile of a Penticton-based company and B.C.’s wood industry as a whole. Read more: B.C. wood high-rise is the talk of Asia

The Penticton Vees won the Battle of Highway 97 Wednesday night in a feisty affair against rival Vernon Vipers. Read more: Vees pick up third victory over the Vernon Vipers

Looking for something to do tonight? Pecha Kucha, Japanese for chit-chat, combines 20 photos and a roughly six-minute speech (20 seconds per photo) from local artists, business owners, community workers, enthusiasts and more. The interesting line up of speakers will be at The Cannery Brewing Co. tonight. Read more: Spotlight on Penticton speakers grows with Pecha Kucha

Viola Desmond, often described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote. Read more: Viola Desmond to be first Canadian woman to grace face of banknote

There was a lot of fun being had at Okanagan College in Kelowna on Wednesday as 140 kids aged 19 and younger, on 52 teams, participated in a number of RoboCup events, pitting their technological creations against one another. Read more: Robots battle it out at Okanagan College

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Canadian Mental Health Association received a $1,000 donation from the Penticton Hospital Auxiliary

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Hang glider pilot rescued from Pincushion Mountain

Pilot was able to help guide rescue crews to her location

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Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options

Steven Saddleback of the Indian Resource Council says a session will feature presentations on financing models

Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

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