Planning

Calculations by Canadian demographer show Kelowna’s CMA had a fertility rate of 1.15 in 2020, the second lowest in all of Canada. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Kelowna delivering Canada’s sixth lowest fertility rates

Life and societal factors contribute to fewer women expected to be expecting

 

An open house on the future plans for the BX Ranchlands is slated for Thursday, May 12, at 4122 East Vernon Road. (RDNO photo)

Vernon ranchlands plans going public

An open house on potential future use for BX Ranchlands on East Vernon Road slated for May 12

 

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu (second from right) had a recent chance to give rural MLA colleagues Roly Russell (from left), Brittny Anderson, and Katrina Conroe a tour of the Vernon Public Art Gallery. The Regional District of North Okanagan has come up with a new financial plan for a Greater Vernon Cultural Centre. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Approval sought for smaller, cheaper Greater Vernon cultural centre

Scope of project size drops, reducing cost; alternate approval process in place to borrow funds

 

The Coldstream cemetery, located at 7600 Howe Drive — Officials are working on a cemetery master plan and accepting public input until (District of Coldstream photo)

Input sought on future of Coldstream cemetery

Until July 2, locals can complete a survey to help guide Coldstream’s cemetery master plan

The Coldstream cemetery, located at 7600 Howe Drive — Officials are working on a cemetery master plan and accepting public input until (District of Coldstream photo)
City Coun. Dalvir Nahal knows there's a lot of reason for developers to want to invest in Vernon, but says the procedures need to be more streamlined and a clear vision of Vernon from mayor and council must align with the 2022 Official Community Plan. (File)

Council input on future growth gains nod in Vernon

Motion calling for more input from mayor and council in OCP talks; streamlined development procedures, approved

City Coun. Dalvir Nahal knows there's a lot of reason for developers to want to invest in Vernon, but says the procedures need to be more streamlined and a clear vision of Vernon from mayor and council must align with the 2022 Official Community Plan. (File)
The Township of Spallumcheen is now handling applications for planning and development. (Morning Star - file photo)

Township of Spallumcheen handling development, planning applications

Convenient service for township residents, businesses, who no longer have to travel to Coldstream

The Township of Spallumcheen is now handling applications for planning and development. (Morning Star - file photo)
Coldstream planner Mike Reiley (right) shows Jamie Morrow (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce) and Wee Yee (55+ BC Games) some of the changes the district is facing lately with industry and agriculture. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

Reiley retires from Coldstream, Roycroft on board

District planner, with 35 years experience, leaving municipality

Coldstream planner Mike Reiley (right) shows Jamie Morrow (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce) and Wee Yee (55+ BC Games) some of the changes the district is facing lately with industry and agriculture. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)
Salmon Arm’s Dr. Fiona McLellan, part of the Shuswap’s palliative care team, suggests people consider having a conversation with loved ones about advanced care planning, what would be important to them at end of life. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap doctor suggests ways to best talk about making end-of-life plans

Physician emphasizes it’s not about doom and gloom, but making use of time at home

Salmon Arm’s Dr. Fiona McLellan, part of the Shuswap’s palliative care team, suggests people consider having a conversation with loved ones about advanced care planning, what would be important to them at end of life. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
In addition to a new recreation facility, the Vernon Aquatic Centre will be renovated as part of the city’s Recreation Master Plan. (Chris Sharpe/Google Street View photo)

Have your say on Vernon’s future recreation facility

Thursday marked the first of a series of pop-up events for public input around the city

In addition to a new recreation facility, the Vernon Aquatic Centre will be renovated as part of the city’s Recreation Master Plan. (Chris Sharpe/Google Street View photo)
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