Good morning, Kelowna. Here’s your Top 5 for Dec. 20, 2016

ICBC increases its rates, the drug crisis continues and it's time to start thinking of the story of the year...

  • Dec. 20, 2016 12:00 p.m.

See this? Environment Canada is calling for a white Christmas.

Good morning, Okanaganites. Hope you’re having a good start to the day. It’s a snowy one. Speaking of which …

1.) Snow fell throughout the night and it’s expected to keep coming down throughout the day, albeit in less significant quantity. Environment Canada said there will be periods of snow ending near noon then cloudy. Overall there will be accumulations of two to four centimetres.  The high temperature is somewhere in the area of 2 C.

2.) The escalating drug crisis is dominating the news cycle this week. From January to November, Kelowna has had 40 drug overdose deaths. Although fentanyl isn’t responsible for all of them, it’s causing havoc in this community. This morning we have a story for you about how funeral homes are coping with the changes and another about misconceptions of who these people who are dying from drugs really are.

3.) ICBC has found cause to raise their rates. What do you make of this? Can you afford another 4.9 per cent hike?

4.) This sweet story of when Bailey “got her wings” after a long and happy 19 years can be shared for years to come with a slim-volume book.

5.) The fire in Fort McMurray has been voted the story of the year. What would be your pick? Send them in with the subject “newsmaker,” we’d love to know.

Have a great day!


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