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Okanagan Incorrectional: Dashboard

Interactive graphics and features and the information we couldn’t fit into the series

B.C. government takes three months to produce nothing

A request for records blew past three deadlines, spanning three months, only to withhold all records

‘Honeymoon phase is over’ at Okanagan Correctional Centre

PART TWO: Inexperienced staff a likely contributor to a tower of complaints stacked against OCC

Penticton Peach City Beach Cruise
Penticton mother concerned about intersection
New temporary museum exhibit explores water issues in Okanagan

OCC inmates face more violence than nearly any other jail

PART THREE: OCC’s staff-on-inmate claims tops list, jail rates second highest in B.C. for assaults among inmates

Okanagan jail used solitary confinement as overflow: advocate

PART FOUR: Province denies allegations, but Prisoners’ Legal Services says it was part of ‘growing pains’ at jail

Isolation likely factor in drugs, rule-breaking at Okanagan jail

PART FIVE: OCC has highest rate of infractions in B.C. and the second-highest rate of contraband violations

Remedying health care at Okanagan’s jail

PART 6.5: PHSA has gone on a hiring bender to bolster health coverage, but OCC not out of the rough yet

Ailing health care biggest hurdle for Okanagan jail

PART SIX: Inmates reportedly wait weeks for broken bones to be seen, challenges with maintaining medical staff

Correcting the Okanagan Correctional

B.C. Corrections, an academic and a union boss on moving forward from Incorrectional

Okanagan Incorrectional: B.C.’s promising, new jail grinds into motion

PART ONE: Violence, drugs and health-care issues at the Okanagan Correctional Centre

City looking to develop bus barn site

Proposals sought for redevelopment of city-owned downtown land

Electoral reform could mean less rural representation: Penticton MLA

But local proponents say voters of non-majority parties would have greater voice under new system

SOEC a happening place this weekend

Busy weekend at events centre to provide data for parking study

  • Jun 5th, 2018

Local author launching book about Okanagan Lake

Raphael Nowak has studied history and science of the lake for 15 years

  • Jun 5th, 2018

Enderby family escapes fire

Enderby family escapes fire

B.C. senator offers a few pieces of cannabis advice for Penticton

In a letter to council, Senator Mobina Jaffer noted legal issues with U.S. border regarding cannabis

Penticton council to vote on renewing Spectra contract for SOEC

Staff recommend renewing contract, saying RFP process likely not to produce better deals

New trial ordered for Armstrong man

Long-term offender convicted of sexual assault and uttering threats wins appeal

Bike to work the best

The annual Bike to Work and School Week a success

Penticton non-profit operator lambastes city councillor

Ooknakane director Matthew Baran took aim at recent comments from Coun. Max Picton on homelessness