Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

Crime up 35% since 2013

Jul 24, 2017 / 11:25 am

Photo: pixabay Police-reported crime grew for the third straight year in Penticton, according to new data released Monday by Stats Canada. The annual crime severity index (CSI) measures the the volume and severity of individual offences,

Evac orders to be lifted

Jul 21, 2017 / 5:33 pm

Photo: Steve Tobias Residents forced from their homes by a wildfire burning north of Princeton will be allowed to return on Saturday morning. Most of the mandatory evacuation orders will be lifted as of 10 a.m. July 22. “Highway

Unresponsive male found

Jul 21, 2017 / 4:30 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Emergency crews filled Penticton’s Gyro Park Friday afternoon, after an unresponsive male was found in the public washrooms. Police, fire and ambulance were called to the park around 3:45 p.m., by a person who

Developer: Get on with it

Jul 21, 2017 / 12:20 pm

Photo: Lark Group The developer behind a controversial seniors development in Summerland is pushing district council to get on with it, and schedule a public hearing for their project. In a letter to council dated July 12, project manager

Hwy 97 opens after crash

Jul 21, 2017 / 11:02 am

Photo: Oliver Chronicle UPDATE 12:30 p.m. The Oliver RCMP is confirming serious injuries in a crash that left Highway 97 closed along Vaseux Lake this morning. “A car travelling north was attempting to pass a vehicle at a sharp

Highland's days numbered

Jul 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre The City of Penticton says the Highland Motel’s days are numbered, and nearby residents won’t need to worry about the building much longer. Development services manager Blake Laven says the developer is currently

Amateur flip-flop firefighter

Jul 20, 2017 / 3:42 pm

Photo: Bob Prowse The fire site after Prowse finished with it While the Penticton Fire Department battled a brush fire on the West Bench this morning, a local man in his sandals was engaged in his own frantic fight against flames. Bob

Woman coaxed from lake

Jul 20, 2017 / 2:07 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Woman arrested in Summerland after fleeing in Okanagan Lake UPDATE 2:00 p.m. Cpl. Dan Moskaluk of the Southeast District RCMP says police were called to the Summerland Beach RV and Campground for a report of a

Pot shops left to RCMP

Jul 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Penticton’s mayor says the decision to end the city’s experiment with licensing marijuana dispensaries brings the community in line with what is going on elsewhere in the Okanagan. Andrew Jakubeit made the comments during this week’s

Doctors office approved

Jul 19, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: City of Penticton Rendering of completed project After sending it back to the drawing board last month, Penticton city council approved a doctor's office following a second public hearing Tuesday. Ear, nose, throat specialist