Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

New fire boat a marvel

Jun 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

The wait is over for the Penticton Fire Department, who now has its hands on a badly needed new rescue boat. The $200,000 modern machine was delivered last weekend, with crews spending the weekend training on Skaha Lake. The boat will be stationed

Youth being taught to ride

Jun 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Seven local youth are being treated to a free mountain bike program led by a pair of certified trainers, thanks to the generosity of local donors. The six-session Penticton and Area Cycling Association program began with

Standoff ends peacefully

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:01 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre A taped off industrial lot at 1300 Carmi Ave. UPDATE 2:00 p.m. The Penticton RCMP have released more details on Thursday morning’s incident. Officers were called to the 1300 block of Carmi Ave. shortly after

Heavy traffic incoming

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: pixabay Penticton RCMP are asking the public to be patient this weekend, or consider walking/biking downtown. With the Peach City Beach Cruise set to attract close to 800 classic cars to the downtown, “traffic is going to be

Arena debate to ramp up

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

The long-running debate over the fate of Memorial Arena is about to heat up. “There is a few of balls in the air here,” Andrew Jakubeit said on this week’s Mayor’s Minute, acknowledging that the clock is ticking for the

Wild hoping for less travel

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Okanagan Wild The Okanagan Wild play their only game of the season in Penticton this weekend, near the tail end of their inaugural season. The Wild have struggled this year (4-11) in the B.C. Intermediate Lacrosse League, hamstrung

Thrilled with new fire boat

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:57 pm

Photo: Penticton Fire Chief Larry Watkinson training on the boat with his firefighters Just in time for summer, the Penticton Fire Department has its hands on a new rescue boat. Fire Chief Larry Watkinson says they took possession of

Bystander chases down thief

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:38 am

Photo: Google Maps TD Bank Penticton A bank robber in Penticton was foiled by a good samaritan on Tuesday, after trying to run off with a woman's cash.  At 4 p.m., a women making a withdrawal at TD Bank had the money snatched

Another bear spray attack

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: stock photo Penticton RCMP is investigating yet another bear spray attack involving youth. Three 19 year olds were bear-sprayed by another teen near the intersection of Main Street and White Avenue on June 17, about 3 a.m. Cpl.

KVR trail rehab approved

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: City of Penticton Penticton city council has unanimously approved the spending of $300,000 to replace a retaining wall along the KVR trail, between Carder Road and the trestle bridge. The retaining wall, constructed in 2001, first