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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Penticton’s Arts Rising Festival included as BC Culture Days 10th anniversary celebration

Take in the various free events and activities around the city on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Preliminary inquiry dates set for John Brittain

Penticton resident is charged with three counts of first degree, one count of second degree murder

South Okanagan wildfire monitored closely for hot spots

The Eagle Bluff wildfire, north of Oliver, is classified as held

Penticton RCMP dealing with situation downtown

Two police vehicles were at Main Street and Nanaimo Avenue at just after 1 p.m.

Grass fire breaks out on highway south of Vernon

Highway 97 traffic slowed as firefighters snuff grass fire

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town hit by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

B.C. music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

Vernon man facing drug trafficking charges in Kelowna

The man was found with suspected cocaine, heroin and fentanyl and thousands of dollars in cash

North Okanagan home scorched by flames

Neighbouring homes threatened by blaze, which is producing heavy black smoke

Drugs, cash and 11 people apprehended at North Okanagan house

RCMP executed warrant at 35th Street home for second time in a month

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