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Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

More $10 daycare spaces

Dec 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: pixabay The Westbank Child and Development Centre will soon be offering childcare at $10 per day, the B.C. government has announced. The 57 spaces at the centre are among 2,450 across B.C. added to the $10 per day program in December.

'Set the Table' for food bank

Dec 2, 2022 / 4:01 pm

Photo: Contributed Castanet is once again partnering with Total Restoration Kelowna for a city-wide holiday food drive. The Central Okanagan Food Bank is currently serving 5,500 people every month out of their two locations in Kelowna and

It's peak porch pirate season

Dec 2, 2022 / 11:43 am

Photo: Contributed A package thief at work in Kelowna in 2021. It’s high season for porch pirates. The Kelowna RCMP is urging residents who shop online to be mindful that thieves are lurking. Delivery companies now routinely

Time for the Parade of Lights

Dec 1, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Photo: file photo Christmas displays are going up on houses throughout the Thompson-Okanagan, Candy Cane lane is open and it’s time for the Parade of Lights. In an effort to brighten up your holiday season, Castanet is compiling a

Hearings will be broadcast

Dec 1, 2022 / 6:17 pm

Photo: BC Gov Flickr Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry Five days of BC Supreme Court proceedings later this month will be publicly broadcast online, an incredibly rare occurrence, as a group suing the provincial government over

Building delays could grow

Dec 1, 2022 / 3:00 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Peachland's Beach Avenue waterfront. Wait times for planning and development permits in Peachland could get even longer if council pushes ahead with a proposal to limit Beach Avenue building heights to three-storeys. Last

BC Transit drops mandate

Dec 1, 2022 / 8:30 am

Photo: Colin Dacre BC Transit has ended its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staff. The Crown corporation says the policy change, effective Thursday, was made in alignment with Translink and “other provincial Crown agencies.” BC

Changes add local units

Dec 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre Up to 339 housing units in Kelowna and West Kelowna could hit the rental market now that the provincial government has banned strata rental restrictions. Data from the provincial speculation and vacancy tax shows 266 units

Kelowna's typical commute

Nov 30, 2022 / 1:28 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre The Bennett Bridge over Okanagan Lake. The debate about the rapid growth of the Central Okanagan goes in hand with complaints about traffic and road congestion. But new census data from StatsCanada released Wednesday

Plan to remove ALR lands

Nov 29, 2022 / 3:05 pm

Photo: District of Lake Country The District of Lake Country is leading an effort to have more than seven hectares of property removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve. The municipality says it is sponsoring the application as a part of
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