Municipal Government

The new 240-litre sized trash cans in Vernon for automated pick-up have been getting mixed reviews to the point Vernon council voted unanimously Tuesday, Sept. 7, to purchase smaller bins which residents can request. (Contributed)

Vernon purchasing smaller garbage bins, after new size trashed

City’s new automated program uses 240-litre size bins, which some residents say are much too big; city to buy 120-litre size bins

 

Vernon council paid tribute to late councillor Dalvir Nahal at their first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, since the two-term councillor’s passing. Nahal, 45, died Sunday, Sept. 5, following a 10-year battle with cancer. (File photo)

Vernon council pays tribute to colleague

Dalvir Nahal, who died Sunday, Sept. 5, is fondly remembered by fellow councillors and mayor

 

Smoke may continue to be seen from the White Rock Lake wildfire, but it is not considered under control. (Contributed)

Vernon reception centre shutting down as White Rock Lake fire under control

Status change for White Rock Lake fire allows city to shut down the emergency support services centre

 

Vernon council will discuss an application for a new five-storey residential building to be situated in the 5500 block of 27th Avenue at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Affordable housing application approved by Vernon council

Five-storey building will feature 35 low-income, one-to-four bedroom suites on 27th Avenue

Vernon council will discuss an application for a new five-storey residential building to be situated in the 5500 block of 27th Avenue at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Contributed)
The District of Lake Country will go through the alternate approval process in its hopes of borrowing up to $8.85 million to pay for Phase 4 of its wastewater treatment plant upgrade. (Black Press - file photo)

Lake Country goes to alternate approval process for treatment plant upgrade

District will look to borrow near $8.9 million to pay for Phase 4 upgrade; proposal can be defeated by electorate

The District of Lake Country will go through the alternate approval process in its hopes of borrowing up to $8.85 million to pay for Phase 4 of its wastewater treatment plant upgrade. (Black Press - file photo)
A design sketch from the Osoyoos Town Centre Renewal Plan from 2018. (Town of Osoyoos)

Main Street Osoyoos redesign seeks public input

Topics for consideration include changing parking from angled to parallel

A design sketch from the Osoyoos Town Centre Renewal Plan from 2018. (Town of Osoyoos)
A sketched design for what part of the revitalized downtown core of Oliver might look like. (Town of Oliver)

Downtown Oliver revitalization kicks off with Station Street upgrades

The project is expected to begin in September

A sketched design for what part of the revitalized downtown core of Oliver might look like. (Town of Oliver)
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)

Retired CAO thanks Lake Country

Alberto De Feo sends thanks to council, mayor, staff and community

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)
A bouncy castle will be part of the festivities at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre parking lot Sunday, Aug. 22, as Greater Vernon Recreation Services hosts a Community Reboot and Block Party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)

Community block party to lift Vernon moods

Recreation Services hosting reboot and block party Sunday at Performing Arts Centre parking lot

A bouncy castle will be part of the festivities at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre parking lot Sunday, Aug. 22, as Greater Vernon Recreation Services hosts a Community Reboot and Block Party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)
In July 2021, Summerland’s bylaw enforcement team received 28 complaints about the municipality’s water restrictions bylaw. (File photo)

Summerland bylaw enforcement has busy month in July

159 complaints — 5 a day — received during month

In July 2021, Summerland’s bylaw enforcement team received 28 complaints about the municipality’s water restrictions bylaw. (File photo)
Lake Country councillor and Oyama representative Todd McKenzie is well aware of “repeating problems” at the aging Oyama Boat Launch on Wood Lake. (Google Maps/Matt Funk photo)

Oyama councillor wary of boat launch issues

Todd McKenzie says District of Lake Country needs to budget money and have resources to handle things at Oyama Boat Launch on Wood Lake

Lake Country councillor and Oyama representative Todd McKenzie is well aware of “repeating problems” at the aging Oyama Boat Launch on Wood Lake. (Google Maps/Matt Funk photo)
Unity House has been given notice to leave their current location as part of plans to redevelop the Skaha Sunrise motel by BC Housing. (City of Penticton / CMHA)

Unity House seeks Penticton council support for inclusion in Skaha Sunrise redevelopment

B.C. Housing gave the Community Mental Health Association until April 2022 to vacate Skaha Sunrise

Unity House has been given notice to leave their current location as part of plans to redevelop the Skaha Sunrise motel by BC Housing. (City of Penticton / CMHA)
The general facility layout of the proposed green power plant. (CIty of Penticton / Frontenac Energy)

Penticton possibly pursuing green power plant

A green energy company is pitching the proposal to council on Aug. 17

The general facility layout of the proposed green power plant. (CIty of Penticton / Frontenac Energy)
The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)

Summerland council to examine eco-village development

Proposal calls for housing near community’s solar site

The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)
James Young of Naramata and his bearded collie Loki have some fun at the Skaha Kennel Club dog show in Summerland in 2019. The municipality of Summerland has approved a temporary dog park at the Dale Meadows Sports Complex. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland approves temporary dog park

Council to revisit decision one year after facility opens

James Young of Naramata and his bearded collie Loki have some fun at the Skaha Kennel Club dog show in Summerland in 2019. The municipality of Summerland has approved a temporary dog park at the Dale Meadows Sports Complex. (Black Press file photo)
The City of Penticton as seen from West Bench on Saturday morning, July 31. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton wants people to stay safe over hot and smoky BC Day long weekend

The city also notes that COVID-19 remains active in surrounding communities

The City of Penticton as seen from West Bench on Saturday morning, July 31. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Penticton calls for another 2 new RCMP officers

Council voted down the mayor’s request of five officers

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
City Hall

Breaking down Penticton’s $275M infrastructure master plan

The plan outlines projects for the next 25 years

City Hall
Penticton police spread thin, only doing reactive policing in summer 2021. (File photo)

Penticton council calls special meeting to deal with policing crisis

Penticton staff sergeant says officers spread thin and only doing reactive policing this summer

Penticton police spread thin, only doing reactive policing in summer 2021. (File photo)
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

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)