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Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

X-ray clinics pause exams

Jul 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre Kelowna residents in need of an X-ray this summer can expect to wait much longer than normal, or have to travel, for the exam. Like nearly all parts of the healthcare system, Kelowna Medical Imaging – the only X-ray

Crash totals two vehicles

Jun 30, 2022 / 10:18 pm

Photo: Randy Millis Emergency crews dealt with a crash Thursday evening at the corner of Harvey Avenue and Gordon Drive. Two vehicles were totalled in the crash shortly before 8 p.m. It does not appear there were any major injuries, said

Police vehicle rear-ended

Jun 30, 2022 / 2:48 pm

Dash camera uploaded to YouTube shows a police vehicle being rear-ended on Kelowna’s Harvey Avenue. The video, titled “convenient cop,” was uploaded showing a pickup crashing into the back of an unmarked police vehicle at the

UBC tower aims to be open

Jun 29, 2022 / 3:30 pm

Photo: UBC Properties Trust The UBC Okanagan tower proposed for downtown Kelowna will include an art gallery and space for community discussions in an attempt to make the new location inviting to the public. The university released a handful

2 dead in Peachland home

Jun 28, 2022 / 6:36 pm

UPDATE: 6:35 p.m. A resident of the Garraway Place neighbourhood in Peachland where two are dead after a murder-suicide says the occupant of the home now filled with forensic investigators kept to himself. “[He] was a very quiet person,

Crash at deadly intersection

Jun 28, 2022 / 4:05 pm

Photo: Rob Gibson UPDATE 4:05 p.m. A backlog of traffic is now clearing on Highway 97 northbound after a crash at Old Vernon Road. An occupant of one of the vehicles involved in the crash tells Castanet they were turning left onto Highway

Horgan stepping down

Jun 28, 2022 / 1:59 pm

Photo: BC Gov Flickr UPDATE 2 p.m. B.C. Premier John Horgan, the first two-term NDP leader of the province, has announced he will not run in the next election and there will be a leadership convention in the fall to select a new party leader. Horgan

Water advisory reissued

Jun 28, 2022 / 10:37 am

Photo: Colin Dacre Rose Valley Reservoir It was nice while it lasted. The City of West Kelowna has re-issued a water quality advisory for the Lakeview-Rose Valley water system. The advisory was posted Tuesday just 11 days after the

Glenrosa arsonist sentenced

Jun 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

A man caught on camera last summer trying to set fire to a forest in a residential area of Glenrosa has been released from prison and into the custody of a recovery house in the Fraser Valley. Stephen Leader, 37, pled guilty last week to one count

New public art coming

Jun 27, 2022 / 8:00 pm

Two new pieces of public are coming to Kelowna. The city announced Monday Lodestar is coming to the intersection of Richter Street and Clement Avenue—marking the gateway to the emerging north end neighbourhood. Horizon is now installed
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