City Council

A survey to provide input on a future park at the former site of Vernon's Kin Race Track is open until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon piecing together Kin Race Track plan

Test fit results conducted by staff presented to council; parking remains an issue

A survey to provide input on a future park at the former site of Vernon's Kin Race Track is open until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)
The flag of the Ukraine will fly outside Vernon city hall for the next three weeks. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

Vernon to fly Ukrainian flag

Council motion to fly Ukrainian flag outside city hall for three weeks unanimously supported

The flag of the Ukraine will fly outside Vernon city hall for the next three weeks. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)
The site the city seeks to have a new hotel built on. Council will be prompted to review the proposed project at its upcoming council meeting on March 1. (City of Penticton)

Penticton council to consider 6-storey hotel development near S. Okanagan Events Centre

Council will be prompted to review a 105 room hotel and restaurant proposal at a March 1 meeting

The site the city seeks to have a new hotel built on. Council will be prompted to review the proposed project at its upcoming council meeting on March 1. (City of Penticton)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki spoke to dozens of community members on Friday afternoon, praising the individuals that made the rink’s opening a reality. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

PHOTOS: ‘A big day for Penticton’ as city’s outdoor rink officially opens to public

‘I couldn’t be happier’: Penticton mayor John Vassilaki

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki spoke to dozens of community members on Friday afternoon, praising the individuals that made the rink’s opening a reality. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
The City of Armstrong is asking its residents to take part in a survey about the possibility of allowing backyard chickens and bees within city limits. (File photo)

Backyard chickens, bees on Armstrong radar

City launches survey for residents about potential for allowing backyard chickens and bees within city limits

The City of Armstrong is asking its residents to take part in a survey about the possibility of allowing backyard chickens and bees within city limits. (File photo)
Brett Bandy (from left), City of Vernon; Akbal Mund, Chair of Greater Vernon Advisory Committee; Mayor Victor Cumming; Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society and Brad Akerman, RDNO, stand near the newly dedicated park space and trail connection for the Grey Canal Trail – one of two recent purchases made by the city. (Contributed)

Vernon purchases more property for park space

Two-acre parcel is located just north of the Alpine Centre on Kalamalka Lake Road

Brett Bandy (from left), City of Vernon; Akbal Mund, Chair of Greater Vernon Advisory Committee; Mayor Victor Cumming; Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society and Brad Akerman, RDNO, stand near the newly dedicated park space and trail connection for the Grey Canal Trail – one of two recent purchases made by the city. (Contributed)
People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

B.C.’s capital bucking up for legal challenge of Quebec’s religious symbols ban

Victoria among number of Canadian cities commiting cash, encourage other B.C. cities to do the same

People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
Revelstoke City Council has voted to form a Council Remuneration Task Force to review mayor and council pay. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke task force to reconsider mayor and council pay

Discussion brought back to forefront after councillor resignation in early 2020

Revelstoke City Council has voted to form a Council Remuneration Task Force to review mayor and council pay. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Revelstoke City Council hosted a public hearing, Oct. 27, to hear comments from the community about the proposed regulations to short term rentals. (Contributed-Tim van der Krogt)

Revelstoke vents about proposed vacation rental rules

Some worry they will lose income; others call for stricter rules

Revelstoke City Council hosted a public hearing, Oct. 27, to hear comments from the community about the proposed regulations to short term rentals. (Contributed-Tim van der Krogt)
McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)

Procedural hiccup causes Kelowna council to defer decision on controversial development

Recent traffic impact studies were not made public, prompting council to bump the matter for two weeks

McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)
A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)

Kelowna city staff not a fan of ‘2020’ tower proposal

Tower plans reduced to 35 storeys from 46, but city staff say it’s still too big

A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)
Helping Hands President Kimberly Feeny holds one of 17 kittens now staying at the cat shelter. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

West Kootenay cat shelter needs new home following council vote

Grand Forks city council gave the shelter a three-month lease in March

Helping Hands President Kimberly Feeny holds one of 17 kittens now staying at the cat shelter. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Photo: Kathleen Saylors

Grand Forks votes down letter to support Penticton in homeless shelter battle

Grand Forks city coun. Neil Krog insisted Penticton’s issue with Victoria is about city bylaws, not homelessness

Photo: Kathleen Saylors
The City of Penticton approved a multi-million dollar revitalization plan for Skaha Lake Park Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (File photo)

Penticton approves multi-million dollar Skaha Lake Park revamp

The revitalization is estimated to cost between $2.8 million to $3.8 million

The City of Penticton approved a multi-million dollar revitalization plan for Skaha Lake Park Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (File photo)
Renders show The Hatching Point brewery, proposed for 2850 Boucherie Road. (City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna council endorses saloon-style brewery

The Hatching Point has been proposed for West Kelowna’s wine trail area

Renders show The Hatching Point brewery, proposed for 2850 Boucherie Road. (City of West Kelowna)
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

‘I should not have gone:’ Victoria councillor takes holiday trip to Africa

Two Greater Victoria municipal politician admit to traveling in December

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
In July, 2020, Summerland council met in the Summerland Arena Banquet Room to hold a meeting about the solar project. Council has also been holding regular meetings in council chambers, with the meetings being available on video. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland council to examine meeting options

Present livestreaming has been plagued with sound quality issues

In July, 2020, Summerland council met in the Summerland Arena Banquet Room to hold a meeting about the solar project. Council has also been holding regular meetings in council chambers, with the meetings being available on video. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Residents and visitors will continue to be allowed to legally enjoy an alcoholic beverage in designated public spaces in Penticton until for the rest of the summer. Council voted to extend the project in a July 7, 2020 meeting. (Contributed)

Booze on beach extended through summer in Penticton

Pilot project will stay in place until Oct. 15

Residents and visitors will continue to be allowed to legally enjoy an alcoholic beverage in designated public spaces in Penticton until for the rest of the summer. Council voted to extend the project in a July 7, 2020 meeting. (Contributed)
Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)

Barring public from open council meetings exceeds authority: B.C. Ombudsperson

Orders affected the public attending council meetings

Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)
Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Councillor in Revelstoke withdraws proposed 67% pay hike amid backlash

There was significant backlash to the proposed $25,000 and $70,000 wages

Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)