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Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

City reinforces waterfront

May 26, 2017 / 12:11 pm

Photo: Peter Weeber Reinforced walkway in Penticton Click here to view gallery Photo: Peter Weeber Photo: Mike Biden Photo: Mike Biden Photo: Colin Dacre Photo: Mike Biden Photo: Peter Weeber Photo: Mike Biden Photo: Peter Weeber Photo:

Region hosting a bio blitz

May 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

The South Okanagan is hosting one of 24 “bio blitzes” this summer as a part of Canada 150. The events, planned for biodiverse regions will encourage residents to identify species of each region. “We have organized a series

'Smart' way to get clean

May 24, 2017 / 2:03 pm

Photo: www.smartrecovery.org Smart Recovery group session A new method of addiction recovery is taking hold in the Okanagan. Smart Recovery has been operating for several years in Kelowna, launched last year in Penticton, and is in the

Threat made to school

May 23, 2017 / 1:35 pm

Photo: Google Maps A threat was made towards a Penticton school on social media over the weekend UPDATE 1:30 p.m. The Okanagan Skaha School District has released a statement about the threat posed towards Skaha Lake Middle School over

Railway worried about stink

May 22, 2017 / 9:29 am

Photo: Google Maps The Kettle Valley Steam Railway has voiced concerns about the possibility of a regional compost facility being placed at the Summerland landfill. The popular tourist attraction penned a letter to council earlier this month,

Critters pushed into valley

May 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed A bear visits a job site in Naramata Increased creek flows and above normal snowpack appear to be driving wildlife to lower elevations in Naramata. Castanet reader Lawrence yelled off a small black bear while he

The SS Sicamous is floating

May 18, 2017 / 1:04 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Emergency stairs of the SS Sicamous now exit into Okanagan Lake. For the first time in nearly 30 years, the SS Sicamous is floating in Okanagan Lake. City of Penticton general manager of infrastructure Mitch Moroziuk

Prize home up for grabs

May 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed 2017 PNE Prize Home For the third straight year, the 2017 PNE Prize Home will be situated in Naramata. The three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 3,100 sq. foot home is currently on display on the PNE fairgrounds in Vancouver,

Beach cleanup underway

May 15, 2017 / 3:44 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Workers with the City of Penticton remove debris from Okanagan beach Crews with the City of Penticton are working all week to clear public beaches on Okanagan Lake of debris left by recent high creek flows, caused by heavy

Outrigger races on Skaha

May 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: pixabay The Penticton Racing Canoe Club is holding it’s 19th annual “Duel in the Desert” Outrigger Canoe Race this weekend on Skaha Lake. Twenty-three crews from across Western Canada are expected in Saturday’s