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Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

Zebra mussels in aquariums

Mar 6, 2021 / 4:49 pm

Photo: BCCOS An invasive zebra mussel on an aquarium moss ball The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is urging the owners of aquariums featuring moss balls to inspect their tanks for invasive zebra mussels. The BCCOS says a woman in Terrace,

Erratic driver arrested

Mar 5, 2021 / 1:55 pm

Photo: Chris Kearney UPDATE 1:55 p.m. The Kelowna RCMP say they received multiple reports of an erratic driver travelling southbound on Highway 97 near McCurdy Rd. just after noon. Officers flooded the area and caught up to the Dodge

Horgan on shelter dispute

Mar 5, 2021 / 12:15 pm

Photo: BC Gov Flickr Premier John Horgan steered clear of getting involved in the war of words this week between Housing Minister David Eby and the Mayor of Penticton. Horgan was asked about the dispute Friday morning during a student housing

Conflicting street signs

Mar 5, 2021 / 10:57 am

Photo: Colin Dacre Drivers passing through the intersection of Pandosy Street and Leon Avenue can be forgiven this week if they took a wrong turn. No-turning signs for those heading north on Pandosy offered conflicting instructions on the

Speed a factor in crash

Mar 5, 2021 / 9:26 am

Photo: Kyle Hodgson Speed is believed to have been a factor in a motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon in Kelowna. Emergency crews were called to the single-vehicle crash on Longhill Road near Valley Road at about 1 p.m. Investigators from

Canada losing vaccine race

Mar 4, 2021 / 3:05 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press Canada is falling even further behind as global COVID-19 vaccination efforts ramp up. Data compiled by Bloomberg News has the country in 43rd place globally, so far administering just 5.52 vaccine doses per 100

Hurt in motorcycle crash

Mar 4, 2021 / 2:01 pm

Photo: Kyle Hodgson A motorcyclist has been injured after a crash Thursday afternoon in Glenmore. The single-vehicle crash occurred at roughly 12:45 p.m. at the north end of Longhill Road. A witness observed paramedics loading the rider

Drug testing program grows

Mar 4, 2021 / 12:16 pm

Photo: UBCO Third-year UBCO nursing student Thomas Pool, a trained FTIR technician, checks a drug sample during a harm reduction session on campus. UBC Okanagan’s harm reduction team is taking its drug-checking services on the road

Stranger grabs female jogger

Mar 4, 2021 / 11:52 am

Photo: pixabay file photo The Kelowna RCMP are investigating after a young woman out for a run was grabbed by a strange man. The 18-year-old woman was running on McClain Road near Junes Springs Road in Kelowna at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

Cops seize gun on Main St.

Mar 3, 2021 / 6:50 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre The Oliver RCMP arrested an armed man on Main Street this week. Police were called on Tuesday at 1:20 p.m. for a report of a man outside a bank with a firearm in his waistband. Officers attended and took two men into


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