Bylaws

Eli Gagne holds up his phone on Aug. 12, 2021 with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Pigs as pets: B.C. man starts petition following death of illegal pet pig Hamson

Eli Gagne wants to change FVRD bylaw after pet pig was re-homed and died 4 hours later

 

Conceptual rendering of five-building residential complex planned for the corner of Springfield and Benvoulin roads. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Bowling, golf amenities in proposed residential development in Kelowna

Residential developments proposed for Boynton Pl. and the corner of Springfield and Benvoulin

 

Conceptual rendering of residential development planned for the former Todd’s RV site. (Photo/Porchlight Developments)

‘Exactly what Peachland deserves’: Development at Todd’s RV takes next step

Developer expects construction to start in spring 2023

 

The city’s idling bylaw allows most vehicles to run their engines at a standstill for no more than one minute. (File photo)

City of Kelowna idling bylaw now running

The bylaw does not apply to motor vehicles stuck in traffic and several other exceptions

The city’s idling bylaw allows most vehicles to run their engines at a standstill for no more than one minute. (File photo)
Conceptual rendering of housing development planned for the former Todd’s RV site. (Photo/Porchlight Developments)

Peachland council to ponder two housing developments

Porchlight Developments seeking approval for projects at Todd’s RV and next to Peachland Elementary

Conceptual rendering of housing development planned for the former Todd’s RV site. (Photo/Porchlight Developments)
Conceptual rendering of the new ‘Wedge’ planned for the corner of Water and Leon. (Photo contributed)

‘Wedge’ waiting for Kelowna council approval

City staff recommends building dubbed “The Wedge” be approved

Conceptual rendering of the new ‘Wedge’ planned for the corner of Water and Leon. (Photo contributed)
A Vernon resident has been fined after being caught contravening the fire ban and its rules currently in place in the city. (File photo)

Contravening fire ban nets Vernon resident fine

Bylaw officer spots fire in oil drum ring on Okanagan Landing Road property; fire crews extinguish it

A Vernon resident has been fined after being caught contravening the fire ban and its rules currently in place in the city. (File photo)
Council approved licencing fees for commercial operators in March. (File photo)

‘Let’s go get ‘em’: Kelowna cracking down on boat tour operators without dock licence

Licensed companies will have a sticker on their vessels so they can use municipal boat launches

Council approved licencing fees for commercial operators in March. (File photo)
The city brought in licencing fees to cover the approximately $250,000 in annual maintenance cost of the docks at Cook Road, Water Street, and Sutherland Bay. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Okanagan commercial vessel operators capsized by city fees, rogue recreational boaters

Commerical boat operators take issue with private crafts offering tours for payment

The city brought in licencing fees to cover the approximately $250,000 in annual maintenance cost of the docks at Cook Road, Water Street, and Sutherland Bay. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
West Kelowna councillor Doug Findlater is against extended benefits being part of council’s compensation package. (Photo/City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna councillor balks at benefits package for ‘honour to serve’

“I am absolutely opposed to the process of creeping benefits into the program”

West Kelowna councillor Doug Findlater is against extended benefits being part of council’s compensation package. (Photo/City of West Kelowna)
Vehicles in traffic. (Photo/Pixabay)

Kelowna council to choke down on excessive idling

In April, a staff report suggested a one-minute idling control bylaw along with an education campaign

Vehicles in traffic. (Photo/Pixabay)
Bylaw changes coming back to council in two weeks for approval. (File photo)

Kelowna council sets sights on abandoned buildings

Proposed bylaw changes will allow city staff to deal with vacant or damaged buildings

Bylaw changes coming back to council in two weeks for approval. (File photo)
The UBCO campus tower could stretch from 34 to 46 storeys. (Photo/UBCO)

Changes to Kelowna’s proposed tallest building going to public hearing

UBCO submitted revised plans to build up to 46 storeys for the property at 550 Doyle Avenue

The UBCO campus tower could stretch from 34 to 46 storeys. (Photo/UBCO)
Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

B.C. city repeals 130-year-old bylaw banning drunken singing

City of Nanaimo retains bylaw banning nuclear weapons, but takes several other bylaws off the books

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)
Adoption of the bylaw is expected late this summer, however, it will still need provincial approval. (File photo)

New zoning bylaw will help carry out great vision for Kelowna: Mayor

The new zoning bylaw has been streamlined by city staff

Adoption of the bylaw is expected late this summer, however, it will still need provincial approval. (File photo)
(Hoodoo Adventures Instagram)

Old rules, new signs, never-ending complaints for North Okanagan Rail Trail

RDNO bylaw no. 2834 banning class 2 and 3 e-bikes was adopted in July 2021

(Hoodoo Adventures Instagram)
Vehicles in traffic. (Photo/Pixabay)

No more idling: City seeks to curb vehicle greenhouse gas emissions in Kelowna

Staff report to council recommends a one-minute idling control bylaw

Vehicles in traffic. (Photo/Pixabay)
Kelowna City Hall. (File photo)

Progress made on Kelowna’s new zoning bylaw

Draft bylaw made available for review by public, developers, and industry stakeholders last fall

Kelowna City Hall. (File photo)
A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)

Petition calls for B.C. capital to enforce noise bylaw on Freedom Convoy

More than 600 people sign online petition, which says constant honking affecting residents

A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Surrey wedding, complete with full-sized ferris wheel, kept a lot of residents up last night. (Facebook image)

Raucous ferris-wheel wedding awakens residents’ ire in Surrey

RCMP says city bylaws officers will be paying newlyweds a visit today

Surrey wedding, complete with full-sized ferris wheel, kept a lot of residents up last night. (Facebook image)