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An Armstrong woman, an amputee who lost her leg below her knee several years ago, says she was verbally and physically assaulted by a man who couldn’t see her disability as she tried to park in a handicap spot at Vernon’s Walmart Saturday, April 24. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Armstrong amputee assaulted over handicap parking spot

Woman with prosthetic leg says she was verbally attacked and spat upon by man who couldn’t see her disability as she tried to park in handicap space

 

New parking meters have been installed on Main Street, Ellis Street, Front Street, Nanaimo Avenue and Padmore Avenue in Penticton. (City of Penticton photo)

Pay parking now in effect in downtown Penticton

A spot downtown will now cost you $2 per hour

 

On the first day of his retirement, April 12, 2021, Marcel Bedard, former Salmon Arm bylaw enforcement officer, looks over a scrapbook he created of his 24 years on the job. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm bylaw officer parks his parking tickets after 24 years

Despite the insults that go with the job, Marcel Bedard enjoyed his work for the city

 

Paddlewheel Park off Okanagan Landing Road, Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon council looks to address parking shortage at Paddlewheel Park

City staff are looking into short, medium and long-term overflow parking options

Paddlewheel Park off Okanagan Landing Road, Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Triumph Coffee had hoped to create an outdoor patio space in the accessible parking stall in front of its business, but the City of Vernon has curbed those plans. (Triumph photo)

Vernon coffee shop bid for patio space curbed

Triumph wanted to expand into accessible stall but was denied

Triumph Coffee had hoped to create an outdoor patio space in the accessible parking stall in front of its business, but the City of Vernon has curbed those plans. (Triumph photo)
The City of Vernon will begin offering 2021 monthly parking pass sales Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (File photo)

City of Vernon pushes back 2021 monthly parking pass sales

Due to a scheduling conflict and the need for physical distancing, passes will go on sale starting Dec. 4

The City of Vernon will begin offering 2021 monthly parking pass sales Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (File photo)
The District of Coldstream can now accept credit card payments for parking and other violation tickets. (Stock photo)

Fines now payable by credit card in Coldstream

Card payment option now available for parking and other violation tickets

The District of Coldstream can now accept credit card payments for parking and other violation tickets. (Stock photo)
Paid parking is once again being enforced in Vernon as of July 2, 2020. (Black Press files)

Free downtown parking ends in Vernon

Meanwhile, the city continues to replace broken meters with high-strength versions

Paid parking is once again being enforced in Vernon as of July 2, 2020. (Black Press files)
Vernon parking meters back in business

Vernon parking meters back in business

With local shops reopening, the city is bringing back meter enforcement July 2

Vernon parking meters back in business
Vernon kindness meter broken into

Vernon kindness meter broken into

Vernon RCMP have reported 39 cases of vandalized parking meters since the beginning of March

Vernon kindness meter broken into
Thieves have broken into 39 parking meters over the past week, according to police. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon resident petitions for free parking

Matt MacLare wants to see free two-hour parking in downtown Vernon

Thieves have broken into 39 parking meters over the past week, according to police. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)