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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)
Armstrong councillor James (Jim) Wright will not seek re-election in October. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong councillor won’t seek second term

James (Jim) Wright takes leave of absence to help care for ailing spouse

  • May 18, 2022
Armstrong councillor James (Jim) Wright will not seek re-election in October. (Morning Star - file photo)
A visual of Penticton’s North Gateway redevelopment plan. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Penticton makes ‘bold plan’ for first live, work, play neighbourhood

The proposed North Gateway redevelopment has been advanced to the final round of public engagement

A visual of Penticton’s North Gateway redevelopment plan. (Photo- City of Penticton)
The courthouse in Port Coquitlam. (Google/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge community safety officer charged with assault

Assaulting peace officer, possession of weapon among charges laid

The courthouse in Port Coquitlam. (Google/Special to The News)
Penticton City Hall was vandalized on Friday, Dec. 10. (City of Penticton image)

Penticton City Hall vandalized, RCMP investigating

RCMP responded to reports of mischief at Penticton City Hall on Friday night

Penticton City Hall was vandalized on Friday, Dec. 10. (City of Penticton image)
This is what a new city hall in Armstrong will look like if tender bids come in under $4 million. Council unanimously approved the design and the borrowing of up to $4 million for the project. (MQN Architects)

Construction start date set for new Armstrong city hall

ANR Construction Ltd. will begin work on the project on Jan. 4, 2022

This is what a new city hall in Armstrong will look like if tender bids come in under $4 million. Council unanimously approved the design and the borrowing of up to $4 million for the project. (MQN Architects)
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
Conceptual drawings of what a new city hall in Armstrong could look like. (Courtesy City of Armstrong)

New Armstrong city hall plans before council

Conceptual plans are for a two-storey facility on Bridge Street at an estimated $4 million

Conceptual drawings of what a new city hall in Armstrong could look like. (Courtesy City of Armstrong)
City of Vernon Ambassadors will be donning green T-shirts this Easter long weekend and reminding residents to maintain social distancing at local parks. (Photo submitted)

City of Vernon encourages safe Easter long weekend amid COVID-19

‘This is the time we need to celebrate each other,’ Vernon Mayor says

City of Vernon Ambassadors will be donning green T-shirts this Easter long weekend and reminding residents to maintain social distancing at local parks. (Photo submitted)
Suspension of metered parking is on the agenda for the City of Vernon’s special meeting of council scheduled March 31, 2020. (Vernon Morning Star - file)

COVID-19: No tickets for parking downtown Vernon

Council considers free parking to encourage local shopping in ‘ghost town’ city centre hit by COVID-19

Suspension of metered parking is on the agenda for the City of Vernon’s special meeting of council scheduled March 31, 2020. (Vernon Morning Star - file)
Vernon city councillors ensured they followed social-distancing regulations outlined by the province during its regular scheduled meeting on March 23, 2020. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon public hearing cancelled, future council meetings postponed

Council had to meet formally to postpone future meetings amid COVID-19

Vernon city councillors ensured they followed social-distancing regulations outlined by the province during its regular scheduled meeting on March 23, 2020. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
The City of Vernon has laid off more than 100 part-time staff at recreation services after all recreational facilities were closed until further notice due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

City of Vernon lays off 102 recreation staff amid COVID-19

City-owned recreation facilities have been closed to the public since March 18

The City of Vernon has laid off more than 100 part-time staff at recreation services after all recreational facilities were closed until further notice due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
The City of Vernon building is undergoing renovations as of Jan. 29, 2020. (Contributed)

City Hall facelift moves services in Vernon

Cash station closed as renovations make way for new cemetery inquiries office

The City of Vernon building is undergoing renovations as of Jan. 29, 2020. (Contributed)
City of Vernon to flow treated sewage into Okanagan Lake

City of Vernon to flow treated sewage into Okanagan Lake

MacKay Reservoir nears capacity; city to reflow water into lake near Kin Beach

City of Vernon to flow treated sewage into Okanagan Lake
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