Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

Shooting victim identified

Apr 28, 2017 / 4:53 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Castanet News has learned the identity of the victim in this week’s fatal shooting in Penticton. Randal Toews, 52, died after being shot at an apartment complex at 988 Creston Ave. on Wednesday. Witnesses heard

Less polished, more civil

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre Dan Ashtom, Tarik Sayeed and Connie Sahlmark The candidates were not as polished as their party leaders, but considerably more civilized during an all candidates forum for Penticton nominees held at the Lakeside Resort

Charged for car theft

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The Penticton RCMP is announcing charges against a man accused of car theft. On April 12 at about 1:20 a.m. police received a report of a 1986 Mazda 626 stolen from a driveway on Stuart Place. The car had been previously

Awards gala tickets on sale

Apr 27, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Penticton Vees Tickets are on sale for the 2017 Western Canada Awards Gala, scheduled for May 5 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The gala includes dinner and the tournament's awards ceremony. The Vees are excited to welcome

Shooting suspect released

Apr 27, 2017 / 2:42 pm

The person involved in Wednesday’s fatal shooting in Penticton has been released without charge, according to the RCMP. “This was an isolated event, and not a random act as both parties were known to each other. We do not feel the public

Urban owls leave the nest

Apr 26, 2017 / 4:20 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre The third and final baby owl outside the Penticton courthouse has flown the nest, which created quite the scene downtown Wednesday afternoon. Dale Belvedere with the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls said the

Downtown housing pitched

Apr 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Affordable high-density housing could be coming to downtown Summerland, if a local non-profit housing society gets its way. The Parkdale Place Housing Society met with mayor and council on Monday to express interest in

City sues dispensary owner

Apr 25, 2017 / 6:05 pm

Photo: Dustin Godfrey The City of Penticton is turning to the courts to shut down an unlicensed marijuana dispensary that claims to already be closed. The City has been fighting a long-running battle with Jukka Laurio, the owner of Herbal

Developer pushing onwards

Apr 25, 2017 / 2:36 pm

Photo: Contributed The proposed site for the project The developer behind a controversial 380-unit seniors development in Summerland says they remain committed to addressing the local hatchery’s concerns, despite frustration from the

Police nab banned driver

Apr 25, 2017 / 12:32 pm

Photo: Contributed A Penticton man is facing a slew of charges after allegedly fleeing from police last week. Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said on April 19, police attempted to stop a prohibited driver on an unlicensed motorcycle. “When