Penticton today: City council meeting, town hall, bison return and more news

Lots on tap today with city council meeting this afternoon, NDP leader John Horgan hosting a town hall meeting and more.

Good morning, Penticton.

Environment Canada forecasts that there is a 30 per cent chance of flurries this morning with winds gusting up to 30 kilometres near noon and continuing into the evening. The high is -3 C and expected a low of -8 C.

Lots of items on the city council agenda for today. The owner of a medical marijuana dispensary is appealing  a decision by city staff to deny non-profit registration for his Association for Medical Marijuana Awareness. As well, a delegation will appear before city council asking recall legislation be put on the the next UBCM agenda. Read more: This week’s council agenda

Penticton NDP candidate Tarik Sayeed is planning a town hall meeting next week, along with partyleader John Horgan. Read more: NDP hosting town hall

Parks Canada says that as part of a $6.4-million project, it has moved 16 Bison to the mountainous landscape where the species was once a dominant grazer. Read more: Bison again roam Banff National Park after century-long absence

On Wednesday, Statistics Canada will release the first batch of data from the 2016 census. The first of seven data dumps to take place over the course of 2017. Read more: Planners, policy makers look forward to 2016 census kickoff

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