City Council

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 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

 

Four Kelowna city councillors participate in a meeting by video conference on March 23. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Mayor’s approval required for Kelowna councillors looking to regularly work from home

Councillors will need the mayor’s permission to attend more than two consecutive meetings via video

 

An example of a splash pad, located in the Comox Valley. (Black Press Media file)

Delayed once again: Peachland splash pad slated to open in 2022

Peachland’s community services director said COVID-19 has played a role in the delays

An example of a splash pad, located in the Comox Valley. (Black Press Media file)
Pete Coolio has been removed from committees he was part of after his “inappropriate” conduct. (Pete Coolio/Facebook)

‘No indication anything was wrong’: Censured Peachland councillor claims no wrongdoing

Peachland mayor Cindy Fortin also said Coun. Coolio’s apology letter was insufficient

Pete Coolio has been removed from committees he was part of after his “inappropriate” conduct. (Pete Coolio/Facebook)
McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)

Procedural hiccup causes Kelowna council to defer McKinley Beach development decision

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)
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)
Preliminary designs of the new West Kelowna city hall, which is about to begin the design phase. (City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna to choose architect for design of new city hall, library

The project is projected to cost $18M by the time it is completed in winter, 2022

Preliminary designs of the new West Kelowna city hall, which is about to begin the design phase. (City of West Kelowna)
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Traffic concerns delay liquor licence for West Kelowna winery

New West Kelowna winery wants to host special events, install 146-person lounge

(Stock photo)
Renders show The Hatching Point brewery, proposed for 2850 Boucherie Road. (City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna council endorses Western-themed 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)
Raising flood sandbag barriers to prevent windy conditions from crashing waves off Okanagan Lake onto Peachland streets in 2017 flooding. (File photo)

Okanagan Lake monitoring strategy called outdated: Peachland councillor

Peachland council says flood damage proving costly

Raising flood sandbag barriers to prevent windy conditions from crashing waves off Okanagan Lake onto Peachland streets in 2017 flooding. (File photo)
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 fail to convince Peachland council to save row of mature trees

Residents fail to convince Peachland council to save row of mature trees

Trepanier Creek Greenway trees in path of water main project

Residents fail to convince Peachland council to save row of mature trees
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)
Council voted down another proposed pot shop. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna council nixes another policy-breaking pot shop application

Proposal was just 12 metres shy of the 500-metre distance between stores mandated by city policy

Council voted down another proposed pot shop. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Revelstoke city council voted to remove the proposed raises from the budget and have staff draft a policy on council remuneration for their future consideration. (Contributed)

Revelstoke city council backtracks on pay raises

They voted to have staff prepare a policy to ensure fair pay in the future

Revelstoke city council voted to remove the proposed raises from the budget and have staff draft a policy on council remuneration for their future consideration. (Contributed)