City Council

Work on a new childcare facility in Okanagan Landing at Lakers Clubhouse continues. The facility, along with one other near the Vernon Recreation Complex, expects to be open by end of summer. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon childcare facilities on target

City of Vernon says projects near rec centre and Lakers Clubhouse are on time and budget

 

Problems surrounding illegal activities and other nuisance complaints in Vernon’s downtown core have been the subject of meetings between city staff, the RCMP and residents. (Morning Star - file photo)

Downtown Vernon crime concerns addressed in meetings

Staff, RCMP, residents meet to discuss illegal activities and other issues in downtown residential areas

 

Affordable housing has been removed by Vernon council in a 4-3 vote from the future Kin Race Track plans. Two draft concepts were not well received by a majority of council. (City of Vernon photo)

Affordable housing bulldozed from Vernon Kin Race Track plans

Council votes to remove housing plans by 4-3 margin; two draft concepts met with criticism

 

Armstrong council unanimously voted to place a Notice of Title on a Sage Avenue home after repeated violations of the city’s building bylaw. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong home served notice

Notice of Title placed on Sage Avenue dwelling after repeated building bylaw infractions

Armstrong council unanimously voted to place a Notice of Title on a Sage Avenue home after repeated violations of the city’s building bylaw. (Morning Star - file photo)
Armstrong council is moving its meeting schedule to every third Monday starting Jan. 17. (cityofarmstrong.bc.ca)

Armstrong council changes meeting schedule

Meetings will now be held every third Monday starting Jan. 17

Armstrong council is moving its meeting schedule to every third Monday starting Jan. 17. (cityofarmstrong.bc.ca)
Two men hope to convince Spallumcheen council about the benefits of constructing a disc golf course on township-owned land. (Black Press file photo)

Duo to pitch disc golf course for Spallumcheen

Men hope to be able to build course on township land, open in May or June

Two men hope to convince Spallumcheen council about the benefits of constructing a disc golf course on township-owned land. (Black Press file photo)
City of Armstrong residents will likely be facing a five per cent tax hike in 2022. (Morning Star - file photo)

Tax hike for Armstrong residents

A five per cent hike for 2022 to help with infrastructure and operational costs is expected to pass Monday, Jan. 17

City of Armstrong residents will likely be facing a five per cent tax hike in 2022. (Morning Star - file photo)
Brett Bandy (from left), City of Vernon; Akbal Mund, Chair of Greater Vernon Advisory Committee; Mayor Victor Cumming; Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society and Brad Akerman, RDNO, stand near the newly dedicated park space and trail connection for the Grey Canal Trail – one of two recent purchases made by the city. (Contributed)

Vernon purchases more property for park space

Two-acre parcel is located just north of the Alpine Centre on Kalamalka Lake Road

Brett Bandy (from left), City of Vernon; Akbal Mund, Chair of Greater Vernon Advisory Committee; Mayor Victor Cumming; Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society and Brad Akerman, RDNO, stand near the newly dedicated park space and trail connection for the Grey Canal Trail – one of two recent purchases made by the city. (Contributed)
People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

B.C.’s capital bucking up for legal challenge of Quebec’s religious symbols ban

Victoria among number of Canadian cities commiting cash, encourage other B.C. cities to do the same

People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
Revelstoke City Council has voted to form a Council Remuneration Task Force to review mayor and council pay. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke task force to reconsider mayor and council pay

Discussion brought back to forefront after councillor resignation in early 2020

Revelstoke City Council has voted to form a Council Remuneration Task Force to review mayor and council pay. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Revelstoke City Council hosted a public hearing, Oct. 27, to hear comments from the community about the proposed regulations to short term rentals. (Contributed-Tim van der Krogt)

Revelstoke vents about proposed vacation rental rules

Some worry they will lose income; others call for stricter rules

Revelstoke City Council hosted a public hearing, Oct. 27, to hear comments from the community about the proposed regulations to short term rentals. (Contributed-Tim van der Krogt)
McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)

Procedural hiccup causes Kelowna council to defer decision on controversial development

Recent traffic impact studies were not made public, prompting council to bump the matter for two weeks

McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)
A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)

Kelowna city staff not a fan of ‘2020’ tower proposal

Tower plans reduced to 35 storeys from 46, but city staff say it’s still too big

A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)
Photo: Kathleen Saylors

Grand Forks votes down letter to support Penticton in homeless shelter battle

Grand Forks city coun. Neil Krog insisted Penticton’s issue with Victoria is about city bylaws, not homelessness

Photo: Kathleen Saylors
The City of Penticton approved a multi-million dollar revitalization plan for Skaha Lake Park Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (File photo)

Penticton approves multi-million dollar Skaha Lake Park revamp

The revitalization is estimated to cost between $2.8 million to $3.8 million

The City of Penticton approved a multi-million dollar revitalization plan for Skaha Lake Park Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (File photo)
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Pushing the Pill: Vernon’s push for free contraception backed by other municipalities

Vernon is the 10th B.C. municipality to request the step towards gender equity in health care

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Renders show The Hatching Point brewery, proposed for 2850 Boucherie Road. (City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna council endorses saloon-style brewery

The Hatching Point has been proposed for West Kelowna’s wine trail area

Renders show The Hatching Point brewery, proposed for 2850 Boucherie Road. (City of West Kelowna)
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

‘I should not have gone:’ Victoria councillor takes holiday trip to Africa

Two Greater Victoria municipal politician admit to traveling in December

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
In July, 2020, Summerland council met in the Summerland Arena Banquet Room to hold a meeting about the solar project. Council has also been holding regular meetings in council chambers, with the meetings being available on video. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland council to examine meeting options

Present livestreaming has been plagued with sound quality issues

In July, 2020, Summerland council met in the Summerland Arena Banquet Room to hold a meeting about the solar project. Council has also been holding regular meetings in council chambers, with the meetings being available on video. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Residents and visitors will continue to be allowed to legally enjoy an alcoholic beverage in designated public spaces in Penticton until for the rest of the summer. Council voted to extend the project in a July 7, 2020 meeting. (Contributed)

Booze on beach extended through summer in Penticton

Pilot project will stay in place until Oct. 15

Residents and visitors will continue to be allowed to legally enjoy an alcoholic beverage in designated public spaces in Penticton until for the rest of the summer. Council voted to extend the project in a July 7, 2020 meeting. (Contributed)