Kelowna’s evening Top 5: Dec. 30, 2016

As we continued our look back at the news of 2016, we also stayed on top of the happenings today

  • Dec. 30, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Your evening recap for Dec. 30

Your evening Top 5 stories of the day, for Dec. 30, 2016, New Year’s eve, eve.

1. The day started with news of an emergency landing at the Kelowna airport that saw proper procedures followed and a safe ending to an air incident.

2. Our top stories list continued with recaps of the homelessness and fentanyl situations in Kelowna.

3. We got you ready for the annual polar bear dips and told you where they were.

4. The provincial government released a list of the most popular baby names in 2016 as well as some bizarre spellings.

5. In sports, Calvin Thurkauf, a Swiss-born import player with the Kelowna Rockets, signed an NHL entry level contract with Columbus.

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