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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Vernon road closed again following landslide

The road that was reopened Thursday morning was closed again Friday following geotechnical engineer report.

Update: RDOS to hear update at noon about Keremeos rock slide

The slide occurred Friday March 22, at about 8 p.m. between Red Bridge and Standing Rock

Rock slide forces rural Keremeos residents to leave their homes

Witness describes boulders bigger than her car

BREAKING: Highway 3 near Keremeos closed due to rockslide

Highway 3 just west of Keremeos is closed as of 8:44 p.m.… Continue reading

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: goodbye sun, hello rain

Environement Canada forcasts clouds and rain for the weekend and beyond

Stolen Bentley spotted going wrong way down highway found in Summerland

The car has been recorded going the wrong way on the Coquihalla, found two days later

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training for

Vernon road closed again following landslide

The road that was reopened Thursday morning was closed again Friday following geotechnical engineer report.

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

2 fires in Victoria caused by cigarettes prompts warning from deputy fire chief

Two separate fires caused by cigarette butts were avoidable

Kelowna youngsters grab tournament win in U.S.

The Kelowna Storm won the under-8 Shamrock Showdown Hockey Tournament in Spokane

Wildlife activists slam B.C. business, clubs for ‘wolf-whacking’ contests

Chilcotin Guns, Creston Valley Rod and Gun Club and West Kootenay Outdoorsmen Club under fire

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