Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

Local paramedics hit goal

Mar 30, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: yourparamedics.ca Paramedics in Penticton have reached their goal and secured enough local signatures in the province-wide push to be declared an essential service. The petition is using legislation that allows a group to force a

Two-step billing not unfair

Mar 29, 2017 / 3:19 pm

Photo: Contributed The B.C. Utilities Commission has released a report on two-step billing for electrical utilities used by FortisBC and BC Hydro. The system, which charges an increased rate for power used above a certain level each cycle,

Uptick in bogus 911 calls

Mar 29, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Penticton RCMP says they have had “a rash” of disconnected 911 calls lately, and are asking people to consider the impact the nuisance calls can have. “They are time consuming, they are resource consuming,

Police probe stolen trailers

Mar 29, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: RCMP The Penticton RCMP is investigating a pair of trailer thefts in the city. Police are searching for a double-axle, flat-deck trailer stolen from a driveway on Churchill Avenue in the early morning hours on March 26. Cpl.

NDP starts food fight

Mar 28, 2017 / 4:04 pm

UPDATE 4:00 p.m. B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan made a stop in Penticton at Maple Leaf Spirits on Tuesday to announce his government's support for B.C. agriculture. He also blasted the Liberals, saying they have left the craft beverage industry

Drunk driver hits snooze

Mar 28, 2017 / 11:31 am

Photo: Contributed An alleged drunk driver created a commotion on Naramata Road early Saturday morning. The Penticton RCMP responded to a report of a driver passed out behind the wheel in the middle of the road around 4 a.m. “When

Theft from above

Mar 28, 2017 / 10:30 am

Photo: Google Maps Thieves went through a great deal of effort to break into a liquor store in Penticton on Monday night. Cpl. Ted Manchulenko said burglars gained access to the vacant second floor above the Gables Liquor Store on Martin

Teen charged after joyride

Mar 28, 2017 / 9:45 am

Photo: Contributed Three teenagers spent a night behind bars in Penticton on Monday night after taking a joyride around the city. Cpl. Ted Manchulenko said two 17-year-olds and a 13-year-old were driving around the city at high speed around

National park sign backed

Mar 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: RCMP A number of private donors have stepped forward to repair a sign campaigning for a national park in the South Okanagan, after it was destroyed by vandals earlier this month. The sign was taken down with a chainsaw sometime overnight

Fridges for families

Mar 27, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Thirty-one families at the Penticton Brain Injury Society’s non-profit housing complex on South Main Street received new refrigerators Monday morning. The shipment was courtesy of FortisBC, who has been working with the society to improve