City Council

The has city partnered with Central Okanagan Public Schools and Surrey-based Safer Schools Together on a youth gang reduction initiative. (Black Press file photo)

City of Kelowna seeks to steer youth away from ‘gang life’

Recent Public Safety Canada funding will help develop a gang reduction strategy

 

Kelowna RCMP Supt. Kara Triance. (Capital News/File photo)

Nearly two dozen new RCMP officers to call Kelowna home

City council heard crime stats from 2022 Q2 and Q3 at its Nov. 28 meeting

 

Conceptual rendering of Julia’s Junction. (juliasjunction.ca)

All-inclusive playground an inspiration for West Kelowna council

The city has contributed $200,000 to the project

 

Vernon artist Michelle Loughery, who had a hand creating 27 out of 28 of Vernon’s historic downtown murals, is pleased the city will spend up to $100,000 to upgrade the works. (File photo)

Vernon mural artist thrilled with beautification commitment

City agrees to spend $100,000 on downtown mural upkeeps to the delight of Michelle Loughery

Vernon artist Michelle Loughery, who had a hand creating 27 out of 28 of Vernon’s historic downtown murals, is pleased the city will spend up to $100,000 to upgrade the works. (File photo)
Phase One of the terminal expansion at Kelowna International Airport is set to being in 2023. (Black Press file photo)

Terminal expansion costs at Kelowna Airport soar due to COVID and inflation

Budget has increased by nearly $23 million

Phase One of the terminal expansion at Kelowna International Airport is set to being in 2023. (Black Press file photo)
Changes are in the works for the structure of Summerland council meetings. The proposed changes affect the Development Application Procedures Bylaw and the Council Procedures Bylaw. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland considering fewer council meetings

Council to meet every three weeks instead of twice a month

Changes are in the works for the structure of Summerland council meetings. The proposed changes affect the Development Application Procedures Bylaw and the Council Procedures Bylaw. (Summerland Review file photo)
Vernon council has before it an application for a four-building, 16-unit townhouse complex on 43rd Avenue near Pleasant Valley Road. (City of Vernon photos)

Townhouse project proposed near Vernon cemetery

Four buildings, 16 total units planned by four-way stop at 43rd Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road

Vernon council has before it an application for a four-building, 16-unit townhouse complex on 43rd Avenue near Pleasant Valley Road. (City of Vernon photos)
Bylaw officers deal with a homeless woman asking for help in downtown Vernon Saturday, Nov. 12. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Downtown Vernon security patrols parked

Three-year program cost about $120,000 and generated less than 35 calls for service

Bylaw officers deal with a homeless woman asking for help in downtown Vernon Saturday, Nov. 12. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
City of Vernon financial services director Debra Law (left) has presented Mayor Victor Cumming and council with the proposed five-year financial plan for 2023-27. Budget deliberations begin Dec. 5 and 6. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon council to consider 4.89-5.22% tax increase

Three options for taxation increases, largest being 5.22 per cent; deliberations start in December

City of Vernon financial services director Debra Law (left) has presented Mayor Victor Cumming and council with the proposed five-year financial plan for 2023-27. Budget deliberations begin Dec. 5 and 6. (Morning Star - file photo)
A total of 24 of Vernon’s 28 downtown murals are in need of significant repair, and the city has voted to spend up to $100,000 to fix them. (Tourism Vernon photo)

Vernon murals to get significant touch-ups

Council votes to spend $100,000 of reserve funds to fix up beloved downtown art work

A total of 24 of Vernon’s 28 downtown murals are in need of significant repair, and the city has voted to spend up to $100,000 to fix them. (Tourism Vernon photo)
Vernon’s Vehicular Homelessness Action Team (VHAT) has helped four people in the last year move their RVs from Vernon’s streets to nearby RV parks, and city staff will continue to help inform and educate those living in their RVs. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon action team continues helping RV individuals

VHAT squad has helped four individuals leave city street and move to nearby RV parks

Vernon’s Vehicular Homelessness Action Team (VHAT) has helped four people in the last year move their RVs from Vernon’s streets to nearby RV parks, and city staff will continue to help inform and educate those living in their RVs. (Morning Star - file photo)
Tom Macauley and his son (Tom Macauley/Facebook)

New father support group looking to end the ‘cycle of abuse’ in Kelowna

A group for new dads who are looking for support and socialization meets on Nov. 26

Tom Macauley and his son (Tom Macauley/Facebook)
The Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver. A Penticton councillor is introducing a notice of motion Tuesday, Nov. 15, for the purpose of finding out how many individuals in custody are released from the jail and dropped off in Penticton. (Western News - File)

Where are people from Okanagan Correctional Centre let out? Penticton councillor seeks answer

Helena Konanz is expected to introduce the notice of motion Tuesday, Nov. 15

The Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver. A Penticton councillor is introducing a notice of motion Tuesday, Nov. 15, for the purpose of finding out how many individuals in custody are released from the jail and dropped off in Penticton. (Western News - File)
Conceptual rendering of new KCC (in red) with pedestrian and bicycle paths indicated in yellow (Photo/City of Kelowna)

City of Kelowna seeking bids on largest development project ever

City council unanimously approved the KCC, to be built next to the Apple Bowl, in March

Conceptual rendering of new KCC (in red) with pedestrian and bicycle paths indicated in yellow (Photo/City of Kelowna)
Voters flocked to Fulton Secondary School, one of three voting places in Vernon, for the municipal election Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star

Vernon voters share issues that matter to them at the polls

A steady line of voters filled Fulton Secondary School on election day

Voters flocked to Fulton Secondary School, one of three voting places in Vernon, for the municipal election Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star
Candidates for Coldstream council appeared at an all-candidates forum Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Coldstream candidates surveyed on important issues

Candidates were invited to complete a questionnaire to share their views on a variety of topics

Candidates for Coldstream council appeared at an all-candidates forum Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Sean Newton

Chamber president running for Armstrong council

Sean Newton says chamber experience gives him in-depth understanding of community’s issues

Sean Newton
Moderator Kelly Winston (left) led nine candidates for Coldstream council through a public all-candidates forum at Okanagan College Wednesday night, Oct. 5. 
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Coldstream council candidates tackle local issues at forum

The public heard from nine of 11 candidates at Okanagan College Wednesday night

Moderator Kelly Winston (left) led nine candidates for Coldstream council through a public all-candidates forum at Okanagan College Wednesday night, Oct. 5. 
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Akbal Mund

Former mayor vying for third term on Vernon city council

Akbal Mund has been a Vernon resident for 30 years

Akbal Mund
Brian Quiring is seeking a fourth term on Vernon city council in the upcoming Oct. 15 municipal election. (Submitted photo)

Brian Quiring seeks another term on Vernon city council

Quiring brings development experience as senior partner at MQN Architects

Brian Quiring is seeking a fourth term on Vernon city council in the upcoming Oct. 15 municipal election. (Submitted photo)