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Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

IH appealing Worksafe fine

Aug 18, 2018 / 11:00 am

Photo: Google Street View The former home of the Anchorage drop-in centre, the site of a violent assault on a worker in 2016. Interior Health has been fined $628,000 for the incident. Interior Health has launched an appeal of a $628,000

Cannings 'riding the riding'

Aug 14, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Richard Cannings South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings is hitting the ol’ dusty trail again, crossing the riding for the third year on a bicycle. “Ride the Riding” will bring Cannings across the region

Burglar out on time served

Aug 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre A South Okanagan woman will be out of jail by the end of the week after pleading guilty to burglary and firearms charges. Chelsey Thorstenson, 31, was sentenced to 11 months in prison Monday in Penticton court, time she

Local bursaries awarded

Aug 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Micaela Humeny and Ben Amos. Micaela was one of three recipients of the Sharon Amos Legacy Fund for the Arts. The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan is announcing more than $46,000 in bursaries for 22 local students. “This

'It burst into flames'

Aug 9, 2018 / 7:10 pm

Photo: Mike Campol UPDATE: 7:10 p.m. The driver of an SUV that burst into flames just north of Osoyoos heard clunking noises coming from his engine just before the fire consumed his vehicle.  Osoyoos fire chief Ryan McCaskill

Biz award nominations open

Aug 9, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Colton Davies Nominations are now open for the annual Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards. The awards recognize the best in local business and those that are setting a new standard in their field. Fifteen

Waiting on insurance firm

Aug 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre The City of Penticton is waiting on the insurance company before it can start repairs on the Kiwanis Walking Pier on Okanagan Lake. City engineer Ian Chapman says a contractor has already been selected for the work, which

Local business going global

Aug 8, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Motorists travelling down Skaha Lake Road on the south end of Penticton have no doubt noticed, and perhaps wondered, about the flags atop the Windward Software building. Company CEO Dennis Jacobsen was before city council

Ultra race to cross region

Aug 3, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Thomas Born Photography Ultra 520K athletes also had to contend with heavy wildfire smoke during last year's race Organizers of the Ultra 520K in the South Okanagan are keeping a close eye on the Snowy Mountain wildfire, but they

Biggest races of the year

Aug 2, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Mike Biden The Penticton Speedway is hosting its biggest event of the year this weekend with the Gordy Mannes Memorial weekend. Two days of racing kick off Saturday at 7 p.m. with Hornets and the Street Stock Invitational. Sunday,
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