Colin Dacre
[email protected]
250-860-5050 ext: 128
Latest Articles from Colin Dacre

Lawsuit to 'send a message'

Apr 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: RCMP The City of Kelowna is hoping to “send a message” with two lawsuits filed this week against a pair of alleged prolific graffiti vandals. While lawyers are expensive, the municipality spends about $350,000 a year dealing

Multi-car crash on Hwy 97

Apr 16, 2021 / 10:03 pm

Photo: Dave Ogilvie Crews are cleaning up a multi-car crash on Highway 97 in West Kelowna. The crash occurred at about 9:30 p.m. at the Boucherie Road intersection. As many as four vehicles were involved, according to a witness. It is

Crews at scene of brush fire

Apr 16, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed BCWS crews dealing with a wildfire on Allendale Lake Road outside of OK Falls B.C. Wildfire Service crews are at the scene of a small bushfire near Okanagan Falls. Witnesses say the blaze started on Allendale Lake

Unresponsive in back of cab

Apr 16, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff A Kelowna taxi driver may have saved the life of a client on Friday afternoon. Kelowna Cabs spokesperson Roy Paulson says a driver was taking a customer to the shelter at 550 Doyle Avenue on Friday and arrived at the

3 more school exposures

Apr 16, 2021 / 7:32 pm

Photo: SD23 The Central Okanagan School District has announced three more COVID-19 exposure incidents in the region. Coronavirus exposures were confirmed by IH on Friday at Rose Valley Elementary, Rutland Elementary and Rutland Senior Secondary. Impacted

Hwy 3 planned closure

Apr 16, 2021 / 7:21 pm

Photo: DriveBC Kootenay Pass Hwy 3, Salmo Creston Highway Summit, looking east. Motorists travelling east on Highway 3 are being advised of a planned closure of Highway 3 on Saturday. The Kootenay Pass will be closed for about two hours

City's 'high impact' projects

Apr 16, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Wayne Moore The historic downtown Kelowna fire hall is getting exterior restoration work done this year The City of Kelowna is highlighting a series of “high visibility and impact” infrastructure investments being made

Hospital outbreak now over

Apr 16, 2021 / 5:27 pm

Photo: Contributed Interior Health says a COVID-19 outbreak in the level three surgical unit at Vernon Jubilee Hospital is now over. “I would like to thank everyone at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital who worked hard to contain this outbreak,”

Homeless site on the move

Apr 16, 2021 / 2:36 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre City of Kelowna workers preparing land for a new designated camping site for the homeless The City of Kelowna's designated homeless camping location is on the move. Crews are at work preparing a new site near the

New inspector arrives

Apr 16, 2021 / 11:12 am

Photo: RCMP Pictured from left: Insp. McAndie, Supt. Triance and Insp. Lowe. A new woman has been added to the senior leadership team at the Kelowna RCMP. The regional detachment announced on social media Friday that Inspector Beth McAndie


Castanet pays for news tips. Email us a news tip, photo, or video and your name will be in a draw for our weekly news tip prize $25. Email us [email protected]


Member of the RTNDA