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Coldstream’s first-ever woman mayor, Ruth Hoyte, takes her seat between chief administrative officer Trevor Seibel (left) and corporate officer Keri-Ann Austin after being officially sworn in Monday, Nov. 7. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Historic moment: Coldstream’s first female mayor sworn in

Vernon and Coldstream councils officially sworn in to office Monday, Nov. 7

 

Snow first started to blanket Vernon last Thursday evening, and has since buried leaves before they could be cleaned up. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

UPDATE: Snow puts a damper on fall leaf pickup for Vernon residents

Fall program delivered by Emterra Environmental underway Nov. 14-18

 

Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)

Penticton issues warning after report of city worker impersonator

The man attempted to gain access to a home to allegedly test the tap water

 

Vernon council could look considerably different, or remain virtually the same, following the municipal election Saturday, Oct. 15. The current council took the opportunity at its final pre-election meeting Tuesday, Oct. 11, to say thanks to staff and to one another for the past four-year term. (File photo)

Vernon council shares potential last words

To a person, the current council said it’s been an honour to serve; all are running in Saturday’s vote

Vernon council could look considerably different, or remain virtually the same, following the municipal election Saturday, Oct. 15. The current council took the opportunity at its final pre-election meeting Tuesday, Oct. 11, to say thanks to staff and to one another for the past four-year term. (File photo)
The Vernon Kokanee Swim Club has waded into the Active Living Centre debate, calling for the new facility to be built and encouraging eligible voters to get out and cast their ballot on the Oct. 15 borrowing referendum. (File photo)

Vernon swim club wades into new pool debate

Vernon Kokanee Swim Club favour building a new 50-metre facility at the Kin Race Track site

The Vernon Kokanee Swim Club has waded into the Active Living Centre debate, calling for the new facility to be built and encouraging eligible voters to get out and cast their ballot on the Oct. 15 borrowing referendum. (File photo)
Advance polling begins Wednesday, Oct. 5, in North Okanagan communities for the Oct. 15 general election. (Black Press - file photo)

North Okanagan advance polling begins

Municipalities will host one, two or three polls ahead of Oct. 15 general election

Advance polling begins Wednesday, Oct. 5, in North Okanagan communities for the Oct. 15 general election. (Black Press - file photo)
City of Armstrong has an interim chief financial officer in place, filling a maternity leave role. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong names interim CFO

Mo Choudhary brings wealth of experience to city position

City of Armstrong has an interim chief financial officer in place, filling a maternity leave role. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Vernon Ladies Slo-Pitch League was one of the last to use the diamonds at Kin Race Track Park as their home fields. The City of Vernon is recommending removing all four diamonds from the facility. (Morning Star - file photo)

No joy in Mudville – Vernon ball diamonds set for removal

The four fields at Kin Race Track Park have not been used/booked in the past three years

The Vernon Ladies Slo-Pitch League was one of the last to use the diamonds at Kin Race Track Park as their home fields. The City of Vernon is recommending removing all four diamonds from the facility. (Morning Star - file photo)
The City of Vernon is accepting applications for the fall intake of its 2022 Sustainability Grants program. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon offers sustainable grants

Program encourages participation in actions that promote environmental resiliency at community level

The City of Vernon is accepting applications for the fall intake of its 2022 Sustainability Grants program. (Black Press file photo)
The City of Vernon is reminding residents changes are coming in regards to floral tributes and leaving trinkets on gravesites at Vernon’s Pleasant Valley Cemetery. (Google Maps photo)

Vernon cemetery changes affect flower tributes, trinkets

City sends out reminder to residents about upcoming changes

The City of Vernon is reminding residents changes are coming in regards to floral tributes and leaving trinkets on gravesites at Vernon’s Pleasant Valley Cemetery. (Google Maps photo)
The City of Vernon is clarifying the borrowing funds and tax impact to Vernon residents should the Oct. 15 referendum on an Active Living Centre be successful. (File photo)

Vernon active living centre tax impact clarified

If referendum passes, residential taxes to raise nearly $300 over 4-year period

The City of Vernon is clarifying the borrowing funds and tax impact to Vernon residents should the Oct. 15 referendum on an Active Living Centre be successful. (File photo)
The historic Peanut Pool at Vernon’s Lakeview Park is being deconstructed, to be replaced by new pool in 2023. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Historic Vernon pool shelled by machinery

Peanut Pool being demolished this week; new facility at Lakeview Park to open in summer 2023

The historic Peanut Pool at Vernon’s Lakeview Park is being deconstructed, to be replaced by new pool in 2023. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Pictus the Cactus is among three characters set up to help relieve the heat at the City of Vernon pop-up spray park which opened Monday, July 25, at Kin Park beside Kal Tire Place. (Brittany Webster - Morning Star)

Vernon pop-up spray park cooling down citizens

City of Vernon launches summer spray park at old Kin Race Track site, Monday to Friday, 4:30-7 p.m.

Pictus the Cactus is among three characters set up to help relieve the heat at the City of Vernon pop-up spray park which opened Monday, July 25, at Kin Park beside Kal Tire Place. (Brittany Webster - Morning Star)
The City of Vernon is conducting a survey on its proposed approach for short-term rental (STR) regulations that would create two new categories of business licensing. (File photo)

City of Vernon conducts survey on new short-term rentals rules

Vernon proposition would create two new categories of business licensing – minor and major

The City of Vernon is conducting a survey on its proposed approach for short-term rental (STR) regulations that would create two new categories of business licensing. (File photo)
There have been a few growing pains with Vernon's new organics and garbage curbside collection program, which launched May 2, 2022.  (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon corrects garbage collection misprint

Nothing changes for the routines established by residents since new system came into effect

There have been a few growing pains with Vernon's new organics and garbage curbside collection program, which launched May 2, 2022.  (City of Vernon photo)
Craig Broderick, City of Vernon manager, current planning (left), and Barbara Everdene, city long range planner, accept a PIBC Gold Award on behalf of the City of Vernon during the PIBC Annual Conference on July 6. (Contributed)

Vernon earns gold award for policy planning

City honoured for work on its climate action plan

Craig Broderick, City of Vernon manager, current planning (left), and Barbara Everdene, city long range planner, accept a PIBC Gold Award on behalf of the City of Vernon during the PIBC Annual Conference on July 6. (Contributed)
The City of Vernon’s GoByBike Week challenge was a big success. (Contributed)

GoByBike Week rolls out great numbers in Vernon

More than 600 cyclists take up week-long challenge of parking vehicle and cycling to work

The City of Vernon’s GoByBike Week challenge was a big success. (Contributed)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. (File)

Kelowna mayor frustrated with number of shows, concerts that go to Penticton

Colin Basran offered his comments in a radio interview last week

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. (File)
The City of Vernon has announced the recipients of Council Discretionary Grant funding for 2022. (File photo)

Vernon council doles out grants

Eight groups successful in obtaining funds through the Council Discretionary Grant program

The City of Vernon has announced the recipients of Council Discretionary Grant funding for 2022. (File photo)
The City of Vernon is offering up tips on stream-side maintenance and who is responsible for protecting private property. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon residents reminded to prepare for rising stream levels, maintenance

The city has offered up reminders about who is responsible for maintenance on private properties

The City of Vernon is offering up tips on stream-side maintenance and who is responsible for protecting private property. (Morning Star - file photo)
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