Good Evening Kelowna – Dec. 16, 2016

A few stories from today's news in the Central Okanagan.

Good evening Kelowna for Dec. 16, 2016.

Here are few things that happened today.

1) The weather. In a word—cold. Tonight it’s expected the mercury will plunge, going all the way down to -18 C. It should heat up a little—but not much on the weekend. Saturday’s high is expected to be -10 C and Sunday -5 C, with snow is in the forecast.

2) In Kelowna, one overdose prevention centre opened Friday to try and address the opiod crisis that is claiming lives across B.C.. That site is at the former Kelowna Health Centre downtown. The proposed centre located at the Living Positive Resource Centre in Rutland did not open and looks like it may never.

3) Kelowna council settled on a 3.86 per cent property tax hike for 2017 after a day of budget deliberations on Thursday.

3) West Kelowna RCMP found a 14-year-old girl safe after she was reported missing earlier this week.

4) Staying on the Westside, a West Kelowna man was charged with attempted murder Friday in connection to a shooting Nov. 6 in the 1800-block of Boucherie Road.

5) Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Conservative MP Dan Albas threw his support behind Maxime Bernier in the race for the Tory leadership and is named one of Bernier’s three B.C. campaign chairs.