Penticton Today: TEDx returning, more rental housing and airport cleared for flights

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Good morning Penticton. It is expected to be an unseasonably warm 15C in Penticton today, mainly sunny with wind picking up this afternoon gusting up to 50 kilometres per hour.

Read more: Warmer winter predicted for the Okanagan

Lots of events happening this weekend including the Shatford Centre Taste for the Arts event on Saturday and the Okanagan Makers Christmas Craft Fair and Sustainable Living Show on Saturday and Sunday.

If you missed it yesterday, Penticton philanthropist David Kampe has donated to the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre. Read more: OSNS beneficiary of Penticton company

Good news at the Penticton airport as the issue causing problems with the runway and cancelling flights that happen in the dark has been resolved. Read more: Runway cleared for use

The Penticton Western News is proud to sponsor the TEDx Penticton event, which takes place on Nov. 25. We will be running profiles of the speakers in each issue of our paper leading up to the event, starting first with CBC’s Quirks & Quarks host Bob McDonald. Read the article on him here.

After a three hour public hearing on Wednesday, Penticton city council voted six to one in favour of allowing rezoning of a property on Kinney Avenue for two apartments. Read more: Rental housing argument wins over Penticton council.

Cheers to Penticton athlete Carl Peterson who won his age group at the challenging Xterra World Championship in Kapalua, Maui. Peterson completed the challenging 1.5 kilometre swim, 32-km mountain bike and 10.5-km trail run in five hours. He competed alongside three other Penticton athletes. Read more: World championship challenges athletes

in provincial news money is being raised for the family of the 13-year-old girl who stabbed to death at Abbotsford Secondary School. Almost $40,000 has been donated in one day. Read more: Friends start online fundraising for Abbotsford family.



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