municipal politics

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)

B.C. municipality to take no action against councillor who posted sexist meme

Tek Manhas’s meme doesn’t violate North Cowichan council’s code of conduct, municipality concludes

 

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas is under review by the municipality for a Facebook post containing a sexist meme. (File photo)

B.C. councillor facing review over sexist meme posted to Facebook

‘Less bitchen’ more kitchen’: North Cowichan’s Tek Manhas apologizes for post

 

Fourth Street East is the only road to access Revelstoke Mountain Resort and the growing Arrow Heights neighbourhood. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke petition urges city to make Fourth Street safer

Resident says traffic has increased dramatically since 2016

 

A view of the Jordan River from the trail in the area, during the summer. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke councillor demands update on protection of the Jordan River

City staff will present an update at the April 13 council meeting

A view of the Jordan River from the trail in the area, during the summer. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Hyde Mountain Golf Course is pursuing a bylaw amendment to accommodate more than 100 strata lots for recreational vehicles, as well as to bring an onsite helicopter tour business into compliance. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Golf course development proposal prompts Sicamous to consider boundary expansion

A study of the issue may be forthcoming, province gets final say

Hyde Mountain Golf Course is pursuing a bylaw amendment to accommodate more than 100 strata lots for recreational vehicles, as well as to bring an onsite helicopter tour business into compliance. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
Summerland’s municipal council will proceed with a four per cent property tax increase this year, but the deadlines for property tax payment have been extended. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland councillor’s letter to media draws disappointment from colleagues

Statements about solar project did not violate ethical or conduct standards

Summerland’s municipal council will proceed with a four per cent property tax increase this year, but the deadlines for property tax payment have been extended. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Tim Palmer was sworn in as the new Revelstoke City Councillor today, Feb. 23, 2021, in council chambers with the mayor and CAO for the city present. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Tim Palmer sworn in as new Revelstoke City Councillor

Palmer won the most votes in the Feb. 13 byelection

Tim Palmer was sworn in as the new Revelstoke City Councillor today, Feb. 23, 2021, in council chambers with the mayor and CAO for the city present. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Mayor Lorraine Michetti refusing to step down amid calls for her resignation. (Submitted)

Rural B.C. mayor urged to resign after Facebook post against Indigenous people, pipelines

The mayor is refusing to quit, saying the post was taken out of context

Mayor Lorraine Michetti refusing to step down amid calls for her resignation. (Submitted)
Tim Palmer, Matt Cherry and Alistair Taylor are running to fill the vacant councillor seat in February’s byelection. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review and Matt Stepchuck/Submitted)

Forum snippets from each candidate vying for Revelstoke council

There are three people running for the vacant seat

Tim Palmer, Matt Cherry and Alistair Taylor are running to fill the vacant councillor seat in February’s byelection. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review and Matt Stepchuck/Submitted)
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)
CAO biggest Lake Country earner and spender

CAO biggest Lake Country earner and spender

Chief administrative officer has more than $10,000 in expenses, paid more than $275,000 for 2019

CAO biggest Lake Country earner and spender
Summerland mayor Toni Boot, centre, will be featured on an upcoming episode of Voices Unheard on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland mayor to appear on livestreamed series

Conversation will focus on Toni Boot as a woman of colour in government

Summerland mayor Toni Boot, centre, will be featured on an upcoming episode of Voices Unheard on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. (Summerland Review file photo)
Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Public, media blocked from council meetings in northern B.C. town for months

Other councils in region use video conferencing, as government says cities required to follow transparency rules

Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
A view of Revelstoke from Nels Knickers at Mt. Revelstoke National Park. (Review file photo)

Revelstoke mayor urges kindness after recent unwelcoming events

City responds to recent incidents of vandalism and aggression towards out-of-province vehicles

A view of Revelstoke from Nels Knickers at Mt. Revelstoke National Park. (Review file photo)
Physical distancing during the last city council meeting. Two councillors attended in person, plus the mayor. Three more attended via phone. The next meetings will be done completely electronically. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke sticks with 6% property tax increase

‘It is much better to stay the course’

Physical distancing during the last city council meeting. Two councillors attended in person, plus the mayor. Three more attended via phone. The next meetings will be done completely electronically. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

A group of voters claim conflict of interests should see them removed from office

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers
Hells Angels parties at B.C. rec centre worry anti-gang cops

Hells Angels parties at B.C. rec centre worry anti-gang cops

Police worry about violence targeting the outlaw motorcycle group

Hells Angels parties at B.C. rec centre worry anti-gang cops
Hells Angels are said to have gathered in Langley rec facilities several times, most recently in April. (Black Press Media files)

Hells Angels, strippers partied at B.C. community centre

An internal email showed staff complained after the April event in Langley

Hells Angels are said to have gathered in Langley rec facilities several times, most recently in April. (Black Press Media files)
Municipal pesticide bylaws aren’t based on safety of lawn and garden treatments, they’re based on whether ‘synthetic chemicals’ are used. (Black Press files)

B.C. VIEWS: Polluted logic plagues pesticide bylaws

Silent Spring-inspired prejudice against ‘synthetic chemicals’ still rules

Municipal pesticide bylaws aren’t based on safety of lawn and garden treatments, they’re based on whether ‘synthetic chemicals’ are used. (Black Press files)