Colin Dacre
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Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

Work on grow-op starts

Mar 23, 2018 / 1:35 pm

Construction is underway on a massive medical cannabis greenhouse off Highway 3A, south of Penticton. Green Mountain Health Alliance is building a 200,000-square-foot, 16-acre facility capable of producing 15,000 kilograms of medical cannabis a

City stuck with Penmar seats

Mar 23, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: City of Penticton A year after taking possession of the failed Penmar Theatre Society’s assets, the City of Penticton has recovered just $400 of the $63,000 loaned to the group. The city recently managed to sell its first 15-seat

No crackdown on Airbnb

Mar 22, 2018 / 8:00 pm

The Mayor of Penticton says short-term vacation rentals get unfairly characterized by some as the driving force behind the housing affordability crisis in the city. Andrew Jakubeit made the comments on this week’s Mayor’s Minute, days

Wineries looking to grow

Mar 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: City of Penticton Moraine Estate Winery site plan A pair of Naramata Bench wineries are moving through the public engagement process to expand operations. Moraine Estate Winery is replacing an existing tasting room and patio with

Strata bemoans urban deer

Mar 20, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Colton Davies Penticton city council has requested city staff look into options for managing urban deer in the community. The move comes in response to a letter penned from Blossom Court Strata president Wayne Radomske, asking for

Airbnb rule tweaks rejected

Mar 20, 2018 / 5:51 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Coun. Helena Konanz speaking about proposed changes to short-term rentals in Penticton Penticton city council has sent its staff back to the drawing board to rethink proposed changes to its short-term rental regulations. Building

City pursuing solar power

Mar 20, 2018 / 2:20 pm

Photo: pixabay The City of Penticton is pursuing plans to integrate solar power into its municipal grid. The city has filed grant applications with the federal government to support the installation of two large solar arrays at city hall

Sicamous pier taking shape

Mar 20, 2018 / 12:17 pm

Photo: Jordan Shade The S.S. Sicamous wharf project is beginning to take shape on the Okanagan Lake waterfront. Volunteers are constructing a new entrance for the historic stern-wheeler to encourage more visitors into the ship and create

Win shopping downtown

Mar 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre The Downtown Penticton Association is joining forces with Castanet to encourage residents to shop downtown while revitalization work takes place on the 300 block of Main Street. Shoppers are encouraged to visit a downtown

Have coffee with a cop

Mar 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: RCMP The Penticton RCMP is inviting you to coffee. The public is asked to come out to the Nest and Nectar on March 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to meet and engage with local police officers in an informal setting. It’s an approach



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