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Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

Prison getting fan mail

Jan 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Oliver Chronicle After a rocky opening year marked by several inmate lawsuits, the Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver is getting rave reviews. No, not on Yelp. Without the internet, inmates have taken to writing to the local newspaper,

Donor steps up, again

Jan 17, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre A YES Project youth volunteer breaking down a wall late last year where Foundry Penticton will go. The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen has announced its generous anonymous donor will extend their

Mess irritates neighbours

Jan 17, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed A group of neighbours in a rural area north of Keremeos are exasperated with an unsightly property that's been a nuisance for years. The property on White Lake Road contains multiple RVs, shacks and tons of debris.

Taco stand in new hands

Jan 15, 2019 / 7:00 pm

A downtown Penticton staple has new owners. Tacos Del Norte has sold to a pair of cousins, including Nick Dosantos, a 25-year-old Osoyoos native fresh out of business school. In addition to being fed them regularly by his grandparents, he grew

Gov't blames developers

Jan 15, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colton Davies Part of the KVR trail came down onto a home on Gammon Road during heavy rain in March A pair of hillside developments in Naramata have inadequate stormwater management systems and contributed to a landslide that crashed

Town plans $3.5M loan

Jan 15, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Town of Osoyoos The Town of Osoyoos is proposing to borrow $3.5 million to rebuild the main sewer lift station on Kingfisher and 89 Street. The 20-year loan requires voter consent, which the municipality is seeking through an alternate

Boost for CMHA

Jan 14, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Photo: CMHA The Penticton Hospital Auxiliary has given the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association a shot in the arm with a $1,000 donation for new winter tires. The CMHA van transports mental health clients on a variety

Tory MP here for fundraiser

Jan 14, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press Calgary MP Michelle Rempel will be in Penticton Sunday for a Conservative Party of Canada fundraiser. She will join Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas and Penticton Conservative candidate Helena Konanz

Town eyes short-term rentals

Jan 12, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: pixabay The Town of Oliver is looking at getting a handle on short-term vacation rentals in the community. A report going before council next week says services like AirBnb and VRBO provide important tourist accommodation, but can

New principal at Unisus

Jan 12, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Unisus Summerland The Unisus private school in Summerland has announced its new senior principal. Tosca Killoran comes to the institution with experience at baccalaureate schools in Europe and Asia. “Killoran is also an author,
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