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Latest Articles from Colton Davies

Interesting promo tactic?

Feb 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

Colton Davies The Oliver Fire Department is hosting its bi-annual spring seminar in May, and this year they've shed some light on the course with an eccentric video. The short video — posted on Friday — was shot in

Homeless population rises

Feb 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: File Photo The percentage of homeless residents in Penticton appears to be on the rise, according to results from a recent homeless count. Speaking to council members on Tuesday, 100 Homes chair Tanya Behardien said by the

Flood fixes still in spotlight

Feb 20, 2018 / 4:17 pm

Photo: City of Penticton Repairs for the sheet pile wall and under the elevated walkway in front of Okanagan Lake will cost about $419,000. One major repair along the Okanagan Lake waterfront in Penticton is set to go ahead soon, while

Plant closing, 58 jobs lost

Feb 17, 2018 / 2:30 pm

Photo: Google Street View UPDATE: Feb. 17, 2:30 p.m.  The president of Pattison Sign Group confirmed the company's Penticton manufacturer will be shutting down on Apr. 15, putting 58 people out of work. Don Belanger said

8.5 months for B&E spree

Feb 16, 2018 / 1:54 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff A Penticton man was sentenced to an additional 254 days in jail Friday, stemming from a series of property theft convictions last year. Simon Bell, 37, was arrested late last year in Oliver for multiple thefts

All life-saving meds free?

Feb 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed With naloxone now readily available free of charge for those who need it, the RDOS plans to push the province to make other life-saving medications available in the same capacity. Board members voted unanimously on

Push to trash recycling plan

Feb 15, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff RecycleBC prefers the blue box program for recycling, where residents are supplied two blue boxes to be collected weekly or bi-weekly. In order to ensure stability of its own curb side recycling programs, the RDOS

Gov't. fighting flood risk

Feb 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Colton Davies With a snowpack level 131 per cent of normal in the Okanagan as of Feb. 1, the province is releasing much more water than usual from the Penticton dam.  "It doesn't mean that we're going to get flooding, but the

Harley raffle helps OSNS

Feb 9, 2018 / 11:18 am

Photo: Colton Davies Jack Batstone, left, with the Okanagan Motorcycle Rides Association and Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit. Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit bought the first ticket on Friday for a Harley motorcycle raffle, put on to

$105M for PharmaCare

Feb 9, 2018 / 11:10 am

Photo: Thinkstock.com The province is investing $105 million in the next three years to help cover costs of pharmaceuticals for low-income residents. Health Minister Adrian Dix made the announcement in Victoria on Friday. The change will
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