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Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

Assault victim left frustrated

Mar 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Mathew Blais after surgery needed following a swarming attack on him downtown Penticton in 2017. A Penticton man is feeling let down by the criminal justice system after the only man charged in an unprovoked swarming attack

Twin-rink arena put on ice

Mar 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: City of Penticton The City of Penticton's proposed twin-rink arena at the SOEC The City of Penticton will study options to keep the aging Memorial and McLaren arenas operational for another 10 years, after which the city hopes

Tightrope of floods, drought

Mar 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Winter has broken its grip on the Okanagan Valley — snow is melting as temperatures hit double digits for the first time this year. After two years of record flooding, attention is turning to the spring freshet. Local snowpacks are below

Prescribed burn planned

Mar 18, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Google Crater Mountain as seen on map The Lower Similkameen Indian Band is announcing prescribed burns will take place this month on Crater Mountain in an attempt to restore forest/grassland health and bighorn sheep habitat. “After

Doctors need housing

Mar 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Google The towns of Oliver and Osoyoos have long been asking how they can support the delivering of healthcare at the Oliver hospital. They now have an answer. The South Okanagan Division of Family Practice and Interior Health have

City losing $6M arena grant

Mar 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: City of Penticton The City of Penticton's proposed twin-rink arena at the SOEC The City of Penticton is going to have to walk away from a $6 million grant earmarked for a proposed new twin rink arena on the South Okanagan Events

Company betting on hemp

Mar 15, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: pixabay A South Okanagan-based cannabis startup has announced the lease of a commercial greenhouse in the White Lake area for the production of industrial hemp. Green Mountain Health Alliance is already building a cannabis production

New head of Skaha Middle

Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Darryl Tenisci at West Bench Elementary The Okanagan Skaha School Board has announced more leadership changes at local schools. Darryl Tenisci has been appointed principal of Skaha Lake Middle School, effective Aug.

Grand chief's son lost to OD

Mar 14, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: UBCIC Grand Chief Stewart Phillip While calling for greater action on the overdose crisis this week, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs president and former Penticton Indian Band chief Stewart Phillip disclosed that he lost his own son to

Police, fire dept. share meals

Mar 13, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Mike Biden Local firefighters and police have been sharing breakfast recently, cooked by their leaders, in an attempt to build cohesiveness between emergency responders. Penticton Fire Chief Larry Watkinson and RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager


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