Municipal Government

A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)

Boil water notice issued by District of Lake Country for Oyama Lake source

Water main break the culprit behind notice, which was issued Saturday, July 24

 

The Township of Spallumcheen will hold a special open house and barbecue for its residents from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the township hall to welcome them back to a world returning to a somewhat stage of normal. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Spallumcheen council welcomes return to normalcy with open house

Township residents invited to municipal hall for barbecue, information on Tuesday, July 27

 

Stage 2 water use restrictions have been implemented by Greater Vernon Water. (Black Press file photo)

Greater Vernon Water customers face Stage 2 use restrictions

Exceptionally dry and hot conditions expected to continue

 

A rainbow crosswalk similar to this one in Revelstoke has moved another step closer in Armstrong after council voted unanimously to have staff work with couple who requested a pride crosswalk be installed. (File photo)

Rainbow crosswalk for Armstrong moves closer

Council unanimously asks staff to work on logistics, budget with couple who requested walk

A rainbow crosswalk similar to this one in Revelstoke has moved another step closer in Armstrong after council voted unanimously to have staff work with couple who requested a pride crosswalk be installed. (File photo)
The province is streamlining the approval process to add small secondary homes for farmers and Agricultural Land Reserve landowners, which is great news for the Township of Spallumcheen. (Black Press - file photo)

Spallumcheen elated with changes to secondary farm residences

New regulations will allow ALR property owners increased housing flexibility

The province is streamlining the approval process to add small secondary homes for farmers and Agricultural Land Reserve landowners, which is great news for the Township of Spallumcheen. (Black Press - file photo)
A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)

Summerland affordable housing project still in negotiations

Zoning and Official Community Plan have been changed to allow for multi-family project

A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)
A brown stream flows through Sandy River Trailer Park Saturday, July 10 after a sewage main break on Tronson Road. (Contributed)

Vernon sewer spill leaves a mess at Sandy Beach

Residents left to clean up the city’s mess and potential long-term effects

A brown stream flows through Sandy River Trailer Park Saturday, July 10 after a sewage main break on Tronson Road. (Contributed)
Former Lake Country deputy chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo is no longer associated with the municipality, the district announced in a one-line news release Friday, July 2. (Black Press file photo)

Former Lake Country CAO had a $7,000 raise last year

Chief administrative officer top paid employee, again

Former Lake Country deputy chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo is no longer associated with the municipality, the district announced in a one-line news release Friday, July 2. (Black Press file photo)
Coldstream council meetings are again open to the public. (Morning Star - file photo)

Coldstream opens council meetings to public

Moves made by provincial health officer to health order allow for people to return to chambers to watch proceedings

Coldstream council meetings are again open to the public. (Morning Star - file photo)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Battle between Penticton and B.C. over homeless shelter officially before the court

The city filed their official petition before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 6

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Former Lake Country deputy chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo is no longer associated with the municipality, the district announced in a one-line news release Friday, July 2. (Black Press file photo)

Lake Country cuts ties with former CAO

Alberto De Feo no longer associated with municipality, district announces in one-line news release

Former Lake Country deputy chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo is no longer associated with the municipality, the district announced in a one-line news release Friday, July 2. (Black Press file photo)
Stage 3 water restrictions have been enacted for Spallumcheen’s Larkin Water District due to low supply in the reservoir. (Black Press file photo)

Stage 3 water restrictions for Spallumcheen

Reservoir for Larkin Water District is at low capacity; restrictions in place until further notice

Stage 3 water restrictions have been enacted for Spallumcheen’s Larkin Water District due to low supply in the reservoir. (Black Press file photo)
The Armstrong Curling Club has been designated as a cooling centre for residents from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through the current heat wave. (Facebook photo)

Armstrong Curling Club opens as cooling centre

City responds to residents’ needs during heat wave

The Armstrong Curling Club has been designated as a cooling centre for residents from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through the current heat wave. (Facebook photo)
The City of Armstrong is monitoring and responding to the community’s needs in the face of the current heat wave. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong officials monitoring community needs in regards to heat wave

Cooling centre being considered but no calls for service from public thus far

The City of Armstrong is monitoring and responding to the community’s needs in the face of the current heat wave. (Morning Star - file photo)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Penticton heads to court over homeless shelter as BC Housing audit begins

The city was not satisfied with the response from Minister David Eby regarding the ongoing situation

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Summerland’s Good Neighbour Bylaw will address unsightly properties as well as behaviour in public spaces, snow and ice removal and more. (Contributed)

Summerland’s Good Neighbour Bylaw to address unsightly properties

New bylaw replaces four existing bylaws

Summerland’s Good Neighbour Bylaw will address unsightly properties as well as behaviour in public spaces, snow and ice removal and more. (Contributed)
The salaries and expenses for Summerland’s municipal council came to more than 136,000 in 2020, according to the Statement of Financial Information. (YouTube photo)

Summerland council cost over $136,000 in 2020

Wages and expenses outlined in 2020 Statement of Financial Information

The salaries and expenses for Summerland’s municipal council came to more than 136,000 in 2020, according to the Statement of Financial Information. (YouTube photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is launching an online survey for residents of Electoral Areas B, D and F in regards to housing issues. (Black Press Files)

Housing survey launched for select Columbia Shuswap Regional District electoral areas

Survey asks questions about affordability, accountability and accessibility

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is launching an online survey for residents of Electoral Areas B, D and F in regards to housing issues. (Black Press Files)
The Canadian flag flies at half mast at the District of Lake Country office Tuesday, June 1 in memory of the 215 children whose bodies were discovered at a Kamloops Residential School recently. (Karen Miller - District of Lake Country)

Further investigations into residential schools supported by Lake Country mayor

District flying Canadian flag at half-mast following discovery of 215 child remains in Kamloops

The Canadian flag flies at half mast at the District of Lake Country office Tuesday, June 1 in memory of the 215 children whose bodies were discovered at a Kamloops Residential School recently. (Karen Miller - District of Lake Country)
This is a 3D rendering of a Canadian Tire Jumpstart Inclusive Playground, which the City of Vernon has been awareded and will be located at Marshall Field Park. (Submitted)

Canadian Tire selects Vernon for inclusive playground

Jumpstart Charities will donate inclusive playground to be located at Marshall Field Park for kids of all abilities

This is a 3D rendering of a Canadian Tire Jumpstart Inclusive Playground, which the City of Vernon has been awareded and will be located at Marshall Field Park. (Submitted)