municipal politics

El Rancho Motel will be in front of city council May 3 for first reading of a potential 305 residential units constructed there. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

El Rancho Motel site in Penticton could turn into six 6-storey apartment buildings

Over 300 residential units and commercial space proposed in North Gateway location

 

City council set to vote on 25-year operating agreement with Penticton Yacht Club

Council set to vote on 25-year marina operating agreement with Penticton Yacht Club

City council holding special meeting about Skaha marina on Tuesday

 

Hockey fans load up on beer at a bar in Edmonton on Dec. 31, 2011. The southern Alberta town of Raymond — dry since it was founded more than 100 years ago — is asking residents if they are for or against restaurants serving alcohol. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

‘We’ll see where it goes’: dry Alberta town surveys citizens on its alcohol ban

Raymond, about 240 kilometres south of Calgary, does not allow alcohol service in any establishment

 

The Downtown Penticton Business Improvement Association sat before council on Thursday to discuss the city’s recent decision on the fixed five-year levy approval process.

City approves Downtown Penticton Association levy renewal after contentious discussions

The DPA and Penticton council met for a special meeting on Thursday (March 24)

The Downtown Penticton Business Improvement Association sat before council on Thursday to discuss the city’s recent decision on the fixed five-year levy approval process.
This is the water filling station in the 300 block of Main Street. (City photo)

Penticton Blue Communities decision delayed for more information

Councilors want to know more about the financial impact of joining the project

This is the water filling station in the 300 block of Main Street. (City photo)
Memorial Arena is aged out of its service is deemed too old to keep. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton councillor casts doubt on need for 4 ice rinks

Councillor Frank Regehr wants the city to review the usage and rental costs of rinks in the city

Memorial Arena is aged out of its service is deemed too old to keep. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
The four storey multiplex proposed for 602 Lakeshore received 3rd reading by council after nearly two hours of a public hearing on Tuesday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Controversial Lakeshore Drive development gets nod from Penticton council

The 8 unit four storey complex will need to meet some conditions first before going ahead

The four storey multiplex proposed for 602 Lakeshore received 3rd reading by council after nearly two hours of a public hearing on Tuesday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Teresa Durning is anxious to get to work as Vernon’s newest councillor, having topped the byelection polls Dec. 4. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon councillor-elect fulfills promise to late friend

Teresa Durning told Dalvir Nahal she would run for her council seat if she lost cancer battle

Teresa Durning is anxious to get to work as Vernon’s newest councillor, having topped the byelection polls Dec. 4. (Morning Star - file photo)
Pathways would like to open a day-tox centre.

Penticton council grants $10k for Pathways counseling services

The addiction treatment centre was looking for $344k instead

Pathways would like to open a day-tox centre.
Central Okanagan Regional District chair Gail Given makes announcement at Black Mountain Regional Park in 2017. (Alistair Waters/Capital News file)

Regional District of Central Okanagan board chair stepping down

Gail Given won’t seek another term as regional distict board chair

Central Okanagan Regional District chair Gail Given makes announcement at Black Mountain Regional Park in 2017. (Alistair Waters/Capital News file)
Advocacy-Canada.LGBT launched a petition calling on city councillors to support a local and federal ban on conversion therapy. (Screen shot)

Kelowna LGBTQ2S+ advocacy group petitions for local conversion therapy ban

The petition calls on city councillors to support a local and federal ban on conversion therapy

Advocacy-Canada.LGBT launched a petition calling on city councillors to support a local and federal ban on conversion therapy. (Screen shot)
City of Armstrong staff are recommending a rainbow crosswalk similar to one put in by the District of Peachland (pictured) be installed at the Smith Drive tee intersection near the city’s Welcome to Armstrong caboose. (Contributed)

Armstrong staff select rainbow crosswalk site

Staff recommend Smith Drive tee intersection near caboose; include funds in 2022 budget talks

City of Armstrong staff are recommending a rainbow crosswalk similar to one put in by the District of Peachland (pictured) be installed at the Smith Drive tee intersection near the city’s Welcome to Armstrong caboose. (Contributed)
The first portion of the Lake to Lake bike lane officially opened Aug. 1 on Martin Steet. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton to weigh $4.7 million for Lake-to-Lake bike route construction in 2022

Council will decide whether to include the construction costs in 2022’s budget

The first portion of the Lake to Lake bike lane officially opened Aug. 1 on Martin Steet. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Penticton Visitor Centre, where Travel Penticton has their offices. (Google Streetview)

Penticton hotel tax going up next summer

City council approves 1% increase

The Penticton Visitor Centre, where Travel Penticton has their offices. (Google Streetview)
John Jack, chair of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, addresses the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention by video link, Sept. 14, 2021. (UBCM video)

Local B.C. governments seek ways to go beyond talking about reconciliation

Indigenous people need power, municipal convention told

John Jack, chair of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, addresses the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention by video link, Sept. 14, 2021. (UBCM video)
Flowers and other adornments left at Hope Cemetery have been moved off to a back storage and maintenance area. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Removal of graveside items by B.C. cemetery staff deemed ‘disrespectful’

Municipal cemetery removes all adornments from gravesites with little notice

Flowers and other adornments left at Hope Cemetery have been moved off to a back storage and maintenance area. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
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 did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)
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

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