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Several road closures were in effect Jan. 13 due to downed trees, but meanwhile many residents are hoping Lake Country will invest in fixing damaged roads in 2021. (District of Lake Country photo)

Road safety puts Lake Country traffic plans in drive

District funds traffic calming program, and community grant

 

Sockeye salmon school in a small Bristol Bay creek in the summer of 2018. The Union of B.C. Municipalities voted in favour of a resolution asking government for for nature-based solutions in flood management that doesn’t compromise salmon habitat. (Courtesy Photo | Mary Catharine Martin)

B.C. municipalities pass resolution for salmon-safe flood control

The UBCM resolution seeks federal, provincial support to replace antiquated infrastructure

 

Charlie, a chocolate lab/German shorthaired pointer mix, helps announce the Regional District of North Okanagan’s Join The Pack dog licence challenge, which wraps March 5. (Facebook photo)

Celebrity dogs announce North Okanagan licence challenge

Regional District of North Okanagan hopes to licence 1,500 more dogs by March 5

 

A city staff report says 52 vandalism incidents in 2020 has cost the City of Vernon an additional $42,000 in cleanup costs of the downtown transit terminal bathrooms. (City of Vernon)

UPDATE: Vernon washrooms hours cut following $42K in vandalism

After 52 incidents of vandalism and 85 bylaw visits, council agrees to close two of three overnight

A city staff report says 52 vandalism incidents in 2020 has cost the City of Vernon an additional $42,000 in cleanup costs of the downtown transit terminal bathrooms. (City of Vernon)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is thrilled with the response from residents of Electoral Area D in regards to dog control. CSRD staff will analyze the data and report back to the board. (file photo)

Dog control survey results roll in for North Okanagan-Shuswap

Close to 400 residents of Area D, which includes Falkland, answer questions and issue comments

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is thrilled with the response from residents of Electoral Area D in regards to dog control. CSRD staff will analyze the data and report back to the board. (file photo)
The City of Vernon is letting motorists know a portion of 31st Street between 45 and 48th Avenues will be temporarily closed to through traffic for sanitary sewer upgrades starting Wednesday, Feb. 17. Work is expected to be completed by Feb. 26. (City of Vernon photo)

City of Vernon conducting sewer upgrades

Work starts on 31st Street between 45th and 48th avenues Wednesday, Feb. 17

The City of Vernon is letting motorists know a portion of 31st Street between 45 and 48th Avenues will be temporarily closed to through traffic for sanitary sewer upgrades starting Wednesday, Feb. 17. Work is expected to be completed by Feb. 26. (City of Vernon photo)
Removing an abandoned motorhome from a street in Summerland was a difficult, expensive task, a Summerland towing operator says. (Contributed)

Abandoned motorhomes expensive to remove, Summerland towing operator says

Significant costs and efforts required in order to dispose of old, unusable units

Removing an abandoned motorhome from a street in Summerland was a difficult, expensive task, a Summerland towing operator says. (Contributed)
A five-storey, 60-unit housing project is planned for the site of the former Summerland RCMP detachment on Jubilee Road East in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Information session held for Summerland housing proposal

Former RCMP site proposed for 60-unit development

A five-storey, 60-unit housing project is planned for the site of the former Summerland RCMP detachment on Jubilee Road East in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A zoning text amendment affecting the Summerland Waterfront Resort was denied by Summerland council on Feb. 8, 2021. The requested change would have allowed people to live at the resort year-round. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Zoning change request denied at Summerland Waterfront Resort

Change would have allowed owners to live at resort year-round

A zoning text amendment affecting the Summerland Waterfront Resort was denied by Summerland council on Feb. 8, 2021. The requested change would have allowed people to live at the resort year-round. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
BX Swan Lake Community Association president Paul Jeffry Williamson is thrilled Regional District of North Okanagan electoral areas B and C purchased a large parcel of the BX Ranchlands to keep for agricultural and educational purposes. (Photo submitted)

Vernon group thrilled with BX Ranchlands purchase

BX Swan Lake Community Association happy with parcel bought by RDNO electoral areas B and C

BX Swan Lake Community Association president Paul Jeffry Williamson is thrilled Regional District of North Okanagan electoral areas B and C purchased a large parcel of the BX Ranchlands to keep for agricultural and educational purposes. (Photo submitted)
City of Vernon crews are repairing a water main break south of Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Mission Hill that happened Sunday before 9 a.m. (City of Vernon photo)

City of Vernon crew fixing water main break

Happened south of VJH Sunday morning; traffic reduced to single lane, both directions

City of Vernon crews are repairing a water main break south of Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Mission Hill that happened Sunday before 9 a.m. (City of Vernon photo)
A new recreation and health centre has been proposed for Summerland. (Black Press file photo)

Assessment completed for proposed Summerland recreation and health centre

Proposal comes with price tag of $55.4 million

A new recreation and health centre has been proposed for Summerland. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of North Okanagan is selling the final portion of the BX Ranchlands off East Vernon Road to its electoral areas B and C. (RDNO photo)

BX Ranchlands purchased by Regional District of North Okanagan electoral areas B and C

Sale “effectively keeps the parcel in the public’s hands” – RDNO

The Regional District of North Okanagan is selling the final portion of the BX Ranchlands off East Vernon Road to its electoral areas B and C. (RDNO photo)
A petition to spare the Mount Rose Swanson area in Spallumcheen from logging later this year has eclipsed 22,000 signatures and has drawn the attention of township council, which is requesting a meeting with the forest ministry. (Rose Swanson Mountain/Facebook)

Spallumcheen council seeks meeting on petition

Close to 23,000 signatures gathered on Stop Logging on Mount Rose Swanson petition

A petition to spare the Mount Rose Swanson area in Spallumcheen from logging later this year has eclipsed 22,000 signatures and has drawn the attention of township council, which is requesting a meeting with the forest ministry. (Rose Swanson Mountain/Facebook)
Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo will discuss concerns and goals the City of Armstrong has at a special meeting with council Thursday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. (Black Press - file photo)

Shuswap MLA to hear Armstrong concerns, goals

Greg Kyllo of the opposition Liberals will meet with Armstrong council Thursday, Jan. 28

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo will discuss concerns and goals the City of Armstrong has at a special meeting with council Thursday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. (Black Press - file photo)
A change to the drive thru sign at the Tim Hortons in Summerland came before Summerland council on Jan. 25. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland council approves variance for drive-thru sign

Questions raised about why issue was brought to council table

A change to the drive thru sign at the Tim Hortons in Summerland came before Summerland council on Jan. 25. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Fernie area declared community COVID-19 cluster by Interior Health

81 cases have been identified since Jan. 1

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
A proposed development would see two four-storey apartment buildings erected on Adair Street in Armstrong, next to the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Council voted 6-1 Monday, Jan. 25, in favour of rezoning the property. (Google Maps)

Armstrong paves way for potential affordable housing project

Council votes 6-1 to rezone an Adair Street city-owned property despite opposition

A proposed development would see two four-storey apartment buildings erected on Adair Street in Armstrong, next to the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Council voted 6-1 Monday, Jan. 25, in favour of rezoning the property. (Google Maps)
The City of Vernon is sending a letter to the provincial government to request that church be deemed an essential service amid the pandemic. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon mayor scolded for revealing stance on making church essential

Coun. Scott Anderson calls Cummings’ actions ‘arrogant’

The City of Vernon is sending a letter to the provincial government to request that church be deemed an essential service amid the pandemic. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Starting Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, the District of Lake Country will require visitors at all indoor public facilities to wear masks, as part of enhanced COVID-19 safety protocols. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Lake Country looks at big-ticket projects

Bottom Wood Lake Road construction are the biggest investments

Starting Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, the District of Lake Country will require visitors at all indoor public facilities to wear masks, as part of enhanced COVID-19 safety protocols. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)