Colin Dacre
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Small businesses nominated

Nov 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed There is just one more week of voting left in the Small Business B.C. Awards, and three Penticton businesses need your support. Duffy Baker Construction Corp. is nominated in the Premier’s People's Choice category.

Marina lease going to public

Nov 22, 2017 / 1:19 pm

Photo: Penticton Yacht Club Modern docks installed at the club last year The Penticton Yacht Club will have to compete with the market to keep its home on Okanagan Lake, after city council voted to issue a request for proposals on the marina's

Council weary of SOPAC

Nov 21, 2017 / 5:21 pm

Photo: SOPAC A sign going up at 99 Nanaimo in 2011 claiming the lot for an arts centre Penticton city council made it clear Tuesday they want to see some significant progress from the South Okanagan Performing Arts Centre Society in the

Community stalwart dies

Nov 20, 2017 / 3:58 pm

Photo: file photo Rory McIvor, 2007 Former Penticton city councillor, school board trustee, and prolific volunteer Rory McIvor has passed away. McIvor lived in Penticton for more than four decades and was involved in countless community

Biz taxes getting too low?

Nov 20, 2017 / 1:13 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Penticton city council will consider making increases to its business tax multiplier during 2018 budget talks later this month. The business tax multiplier is the rate businesses are charged compared to homeowners. In

PIB youth get fire training

Nov 20, 2017 / 10:30 am

Photo: Mike Biden Click here to view gallery Photo: Mike Biden Photo: Mike Biden Photo: Mike Biden Photo: Mike Biden Photo: Mike Biden Photo: Mike Biden   A group of Penticton Indian Band youth got hands-on fire training during

New name for Britco

Nov 17, 2017 / 3:05 pm

Photo: file photo A modular building manufacturer with a presence in Penticton is changing its name. Britco Construction is now known as Metric Modular. The company mothballed its Penticton plant for about two months this spring after

Man stuck in dialysis limbo

Nov 17, 2017 / 11:49 am

Photo: Jillian Dhaliwal Kris and Jocelyn Reyes A Penticton immigrant has been waiting for a kidney transplant for five years because the federal government is refusing to grant him permanent residency on medical grounds. Kris Reyes, 34,

Police, bylaw bump floated

Nov 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre Supt. Ted de Jager at Penticton council last week The City of Penticton is proposing increased spending in its bylaw department next year and the addition of a new RCMP officer for the local detachment. The city’s

Shooting footage released

Nov 16, 2017 / 3:48 pm

The Penticton RCMP has released surveillance footage of a shooting that took place at the Fairhaven social housing complex last week. Police say the incident took place Monday Nov. 6 at 5 p.m., when multiple people approached the door of one



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