Good morning, Kelowna! Hope you’re staying warm for Dec. 16, 2016

It's cold, your taxes are going up and there are some heartwarming stories amid global turmoil — enjoy your morning update!

  • Dec. 16, 2016 1:00 p.m.

It's cold

Good morning , Kelowna. It’s still cold and your taxes are still going to go up. That’s the short version of today’s recap. Keep reading for something a little more in depth!

1.) Like I said, it’s cold. Environment Canada said the high is expected to be -12 C while the low is – 18 C. If that’s making you weep, just be happy you didn’t have to survive the winter of 1950. The Facebook page Old Kelowna posted the picture below as a reminder of the last time Okanagan Lake froze over. Very cool — pun intended.

2.) Budget day at the City of Kelowna was filled with surprises and emotion. Alistair Waters was there with all the highlights.

3.) We have two stories about heroic ice rescues for you today, and they both come with video (Yes! We have that now.)  First there’s this story about a dog rescue that really warms the cockles of your heart and then there’s this story about a Rutland man who fell through the ice on Swan Lake and was rescued by a stranger. If anyone knows this stranger, please get him to contact us.

4.) As with anything in life, with the good comes the bad. Stealing a purse from an elderly woman who slipped and fell is definitely in the latter category.

5.) Is it just us or is US news starting to look like it was pulled from a ’90s-era spy movie? No judgements. Here’s the latest: President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America’s election process, an accusation the Kremlin has vehemently denied.

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