City Council

Penticton council will vote on a notice of motion on Tuesday, Dec. 6, that calls for the suspension of the city’s on-street paid parking program. (File photo)

End paid parking, support downtown businesses: Penticton councillor

Coun. Ryan Graham is introducing a notice of motion, calling for a temporary end to paid parking

 

The has city partnered with Central Okanagan Public Schools and Surrey-based Safer Schools Together on a youth gang reduction initiative. (Black Press file photo)

City of Kelowna seeks to steer youth away from ‘gang life’

Recent Public Safety Canada funding will help develop a gang reduction strategy

 

Kelowna RCMP Supt. Kara Triance. (Capital News/File photo)

Nearly two dozen new RCMP officers to call Kelowna home

City council heard crime stats from 2022 Q2 and Q3 at its Nov. 28 meeting

 

Conceptual rendering of Julia’s Junction. (juliasjunction.ca)

All-inclusive playground an inspiration for West Kelowna council

The city has contributed $200,000 to the project

Conceptual rendering of Julia’s Junction. (juliasjunction.ca)
Vernon artist Michelle Loughery, who had a hand creating 27 out of 28 of Vernon’s historic downtown murals, is pleased the city will spend up to $100,000 to upgrade the works. (File photo)

Vernon mural artist thrilled with beautification commitment

City agrees to spend $100,000 on downtown mural upkeeps to the delight of Michelle Loughery

Vernon artist Michelle Loughery, who had a hand creating 27 out of 28 of Vernon’s historic downtown murals, is pleased the city will spend up to $100,000 to upgrade the works. (File photo)
Phase One of the terminal expansion at Kelowna International Airport is set to being in 2023. (Black Press file photo)

Terminal expansion costs at Kelowna Airport soar due to COVID and inflation

Budget has increased by nearly $23 million

Phase One of the terminal expansion at Kelowna International Airport is set to being in 2023. (Black Press file photo)
Changes are in the works for the structure of Summerland council meetings. The proposed changes affect the Development Application Procedures Bylaw and the Council Procedures Bylaw. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland considering fewer council meetings

Council to meet every three weeks instead of twice a month

Changes are in the works for the structure of Summerland council meetings. The proposed changes affect the Development Application Procedures Bylaw and the Council Procedures Bylaw. (Summerland Review file photo)
Tom Macauley and his son (Tom Macauley/Facebook)

New father support group looking to end the ‘cycle of abuse’ in Kelowna

A group for new dads who are looking for support and socialization meets on Nov. 26

Tom Macauley and his son (Tom Macauley/Facebook)
The Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver. A Penticton councillor is introducing a notice of motion Tuesday, Nov. 15, for the purpose of finding out how many individuals in custody are released from the jail and dropped off in Penticton. (Western News - File)

Where are people from Okanagan Correctional Centre let out? Penticton councillor seeks answer

Helena Konanz is expected to introduce the notice of motion Tuesday, Nov. 15

The Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver. A Penticton councillor is introducing a notice of motion Tuesday, Nov. 15, for the purpose of finding out how many individuals in custody are released from the jail and dropped off in Penticton. (Western News - File)
Conceptual rendering of new KCC (in red) with pedestrian and bicycle paths indicated in yellow (Photo/City of Kelowna)

City of Kelowna seeking bids on largest development project ever

City council unanimously approved the KCC, to be built next to the Apple Bowl, in March

Conceptual rendering of new KCC (in red) with pedestrian and bicycle paths indicated in yellow (Photo/City of Kelowna)
Gary Sulz being sworn in as Revelstoke’s mayor by Robert Lundberg. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

New Revelstoke Council inaugurated

Mayor and councillors recited the oath of office in front of lawyer Robert Lundberg

Gary Sulz being sworn in as Revelstoke’s mayor by Robert Lundberg. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
City council voted to have a second reading of the amendment. (City of Revelstoke)

Brief: Revelstoke City Council reconsider zoning bylaw near resort

City Council examined a bylaw that restricted density on areas of resort lands

City council voted to have a second reading of the amendment. (City of Revelstoke)
The deadline so submit nominations for local municipal elections is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (Unsplash photo)

North Okanagan election candidates step up, some acclaimed

Coldstream, Spallumcheen and Armstrong mayoralty candidates single-handily win seats

The deadline so submit nominations for local municipal elections is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (Unsplash photo)
Giacca will work with city staff to examine how the MicroHome Initiative may move forward. (Revelstoke Community Housing Society)

Revelstoke City staff set to examine Microhome Initiative

After some debate over wording, Revelstoke City Council sign letter to support MicroHome Initiative

Giacca will work with city staff to examine how the MicroHome Initiative may move forward. (Revelstoke Community Housing Society)
Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy says the gallery and its board is stunned the City of Vernon voted down the Behind The Mask mural project after initially showing support. (Morning Star - file photo)

Art Gallery may move mask murals elsewhere after Vernon dismissal

Voting down the Behind the Mask mural project a ‘missed opportunity’ says gallery

Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy says the gallery and its board is stunned the City of Vernon voted down the Behind The Mask mural project after initially showing support. (Morning Star - file photo)
Evan Parliament has over 30 years of experience working with municipal governments. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

City of Revelstoke hires former Sicamous CAO on interim basis

Evan Parliament comes with over 30 years of experience in municipal government

Evan Parliament has over 30 years of experience working with municipal governments. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Vernon city council has had a look at the most recent recommendations from an independent remuneration review committee. (File photo)

New Vernon mayor and council will see larger salaries

The mayor’s position was paid $96,292 in 2021 according to the city’s website

Vernon city council has had a look at the most recent recommendations from an independent remuneration review committee. (File photo)
‘When I was at work on Thursday pretty much every member in town was at a mental health call.’ (File photo)

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP needs help with mental health calls

‘The police shouldn’t be the people always responding to these’

‘When I was at work on Thursday pretty much every member in town was at a mental health call.’ (File photo)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP will present Q2 2022 stats to council. (File photo)

Westside crime numbers see significant increase

Report to council notes RCMP are monitoring 17 prolific offenders

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP will present Q2 2022 stats to council. (File photo)
Revelstoke city hall. (Jocelyn Doll)

City council set to discuss replacing old Revelstoke water pipes

A number of important financial decisions to be made at council meeting on Aug. 9

Revelstoke city hall. (Jocelyn Doll)