Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

New judge in town

Aug 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre There is a new judge in town. The Provincial Court of British Columbia announced Wednesday that Judge Michelle Daneliuk has been assigned to Penticton. She will be sworn in on Sept. 6. Daneliuk has a Bachelor of Laws

New hotel green-lit

Aug 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed A render of the completed project City council unanimously approved Tuesday another new hotel planned for Eckhardt Ave. West in Penticton. The 74-room hotel — the second to be approved this summer —

Super 8 convert approved

Aug 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre Penticton city council gave the stamp of approval Tuesday to B.C. Housing’s plan to convert the Motel Super 8 on Main Street into social housing. The decision followed a public hearing where the heads of several

Mental health files surging

Aug 15, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Supt. Ted De Jager at Penticton City Hall Aug. 15 The Penticton RCMP is in the process of hiring a mental health officer, who will be one part of the department’s new “Community Response and Enforcement

Solar business booming

Aug 14, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The carport installation at Burrowing Owl A Summerland solar technology company is doing big business with area wineries. Swiss Solar Tech Ltd. is putting the finishing touches on a major installation at the Burrowing

Winery dock strikes a nerve

Aug 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The dock from neighbouring property, still under construction Neighbours of a winery in Osoyoos are trying to stop the construction of a large commercial dock being built on Osoyoos Lake. La Stella Winery is in the

Peachfest parade today

Aug 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: City of Penticton 2017 Peachfest parade route The 70th annual Penticton Peach Festival is entering its fourth day Saturday, to be kicked off by the Peters Brothers Grand Parade. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and will follow a different

Star party at observatory

Aug 11, 2017 / 10:37 am

There will be no better place in the Okanagan to view the peak of the Perseid meteor shower on Saturday night than the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory near Kaleden. The observatory is opening its doors for its annual star party, and while

Peachfest goin' country

Aug 11, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed It’s country music night at the 70th annual Penticton Peach Festival. Aaron Pritchett is making his return to the Peach City, headlining the main stage in Okanagan Lake Park at 9:30 p.m. "I have been to Peachfest

Biz excellence awards open

Aug 10, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Nominations are now open for the 30th annual Penticton Chamber of Commerce business excellence awards. Awards will be handed out in a variety of categories to businesses “that are setting a new standard in excellence