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Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

Wrist broken during arrest

Dec 14, 2017 / 4:36 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre What was supposed to be a routine sentencing for a series of property offences was derailed by revelations that the RCMP may have broken the accused’s wrist while they were arresting him. Simon Bell, 37, was before

Merritt masseur charged

Dec 14, 2017 / 3:40 pm

Photo: A&M Holistic Wellness Facebook UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. The man accused of four accounts of sexual assault is not actually a registered massage therapist, despite claiming to offer massage therapy on his website.   Eric

Local ran child-porn forums

Dec 13, 2017 / 3:01 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Crown prosecutors are aiming to lock up a Penticton man for six to eight years for launching and administering a pair of child-porn websites on the darkweb. Tyler Walker, 21, pleaded guilty to importing and distrubuting child

Treatment needed over jail

Dec 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre A South Okanagan man who begged in court for help with his drug addiction will spend just under three more months in prison for a car theft and several breaches of probation and bail. Trevor Garowey, 22,

Porno pop-up hits teacher

Dec 12, 2017 / 3:31 pm

Photo: pixabay A B.C. teacher has learned the hard way to not use his work computer to view porn. According to a recently released consent resolution released by the B.C. Teacher Regulation branch, Jeffrey Rohin Muthanna was hit with a pornographic

Credit union helps childcare

Dec 7, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed SDCU is a single branch, independent credit union in Summerland The Summerland and District Credit Union is contributing $5,000 to the new childcare centre at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus. “A child

Property inventory ordered

Dec 7, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre Penticton city council has ordered staff to prepare a full inventory of the city’s real estate assets. The motion from Coun. Andre Martin directs staff to identify properties designated for future infrastructure

Nuisance properties targeted

Dec 6, 2017 / 12:12 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre City council heard from the neighbour of 377 Winnipeg in October, asking for more power to be granted to bylaw to deal with nuisance properties The City of Penticton is bringing in new financial penalties for “nuisance

Usual problems at new jail

Dec 5, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: BC Gov The Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver may be state-of-the-art, but is still dealing with problems typical of prisons. In the jail's first six months of operation Jan. 12 to June 30, 2017, BC Corrections reports there

Apex opens Wednesday

Dec 4, 2017 / 4:35 pm

Photo: Apex Mountain Resort Apex Mountain Resort near Penticton is opening for the season on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The ski hill will start with 10 runs off the Triple Chair — offering a 50 per cent discount on lift tickets — with
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