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Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

Motorbike crash was fatal

Jul 16, 2018 / 7:47 pm

Photo: Oliver Daily News Police have confirmed one person lost their life in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Oliver on Saturday. Investigators believe a northbound vehicle crossed the centre line around 2:45 p.m. near Road 18 and

Fentanyl dealing at casino

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:50 pm

Photo: Jennifer Montgomery Facebook A Penticton mother has been sentenced to 34 months in prison for being caught selling fentanyl from the slot machines of the old Penticton Lakeside casino in 2016. Jennifer Montgomery, 32, pleaded guilty

Grow-op faces new hurdle

Jul 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: RDOS It appears a large-scale marijuana grow-op that broke ground in Kaleden earlier this year still has a regulatory hurdle to clear with the Agricultural Land Commission. Green Mountain Health Alliance held a ceremony in March

Support for SOWINS

Jul 12, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed A local private liquor store has raised $1,300 for the South Okanagan Women in Need Society. Jak’s Beer-Wine-Liquor held its annual Summer Celebration June 23, with 10 per cent of sales going to SOWINS. The organization

New winery almost open

Jul 5, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colton Davies If all goes to plan, Penticton’s first downtown winery will be open this weekend. Assuming TIME Winery passes its final inspections this week to obtain its occupancy permit, the business should be able to hold

Arrested on Main Street

Jul 4, 2018 / 5:02 pm

Photo: Colton Davies UPDATE 5:00 p.m. The Penticton RCMP are staying tight-lipped about a public arrest on Main Street Wednesday afternoon. Detachment spokesman Const. James Grandy would only confirm that a man and woman “have been

Church besieged by drugs

Jul 4, 2018 / 1:32 pm

Photo: Contributed The Penticton United Church is exhausted with the local drug problem, and is erecting “no trespassing” signs this week. Minister Laura Turnbull says a drastic rise in loitering and drug use in stairwells

Historic building burns

Jul 2, 2018 / 9:12 pm

UPDATE 9:10 p.m. One of Kelowna’s oldest buildings was destroyed by fire Monday evening. The 147-year-old Fleming farmhouse in Mill Creek Park at the base of Dilworth Mountain went up in flames around 6 p.m., sending up a large plume of

Stepdad jailed for 8 years

Jun 29, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre THIS STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING “I hate you.” A phrase that summarizes the victim impact statement of a grandmother in Penticton court Friday, who finally got her say against

Senior homeless for 1st time

Jun 29, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre Up until Thursday morning, Ron Stevens was one of dozens of homeless people sleeping in tents in the yards of private homes across Penticton. The 62-year-old Princeton man came to the city at the start of the year, moving
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