marijuana

Penticton city council reviews marijuana shop applications

Penticton city council is dealing with a number of items today, including applications for marijuana dispensaries.

Penticton City Council has a mixed bag today.

In the afternoon meeting, starting at 1 p.m., they’ll be considering items like renewing the Municipal and Regional District Tax Bylaw, voting to give the first three readings to a new bylaw, and requesting the province levy the tax on its behalf. The two per cent levy, formerly known as the additional hotel room tax, raises funds for the city to conduct external marketing programs.

Council will also be introduced to Thom Tischik, the new executive director for Travel Penticton, the new tourism marketing organization.

Read more: Travel Penticton hires new executive director

But the evening session, starting at 6 p.m., has an agenda item expected to cause intense discussion.

Council is examining temporary use permits for marijuana dispensaries, resuming a conversation that began this summer when the city suspended business licenses for four dispensaries, and asked staff to come back with policies to regulate the businesses. Council will be considering temporary use applications for seven organizations that applied, including the four that had their business licenses suspended.

Read more:Medical marijuana sales back before Penticton city council

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

South Okanagan real estate market adjusting to ‘new normal’

Numbers are up in March; however, industry insiders say the market has cooled

Serious assault leaves Osoyoos woman in critical condition: RCMP

A 60-year-old Osoyoos woman suffers life threatening injuries following assault inside home

Not all receive COVID-19 aid from federal government

Summerland woman does not qualify for federal assistance during COVID-19 pandemic

Pair of Penticton Vees forwards eye NHL Entry Draft

Danny Weight and Ryan McGuire included in Central Scouting’s final draft rankings

Law enforcement will patrol shuttered campgrounds in Cascades this weekend

Patrols will enforce provincial order requiring all such facilities remain closed during COVID-19

COVID-19 death toll reaches 50 in B.C., while daily case count steadies

B.C. records 34 new cases in the province, bringing total active confirmed cases to 462

Public warned to stay away from algae bloom near Herald Park in Shuswap Lake

Interior Health states that people, pets should not drink the water in the area or touch the algae

B.C. unveils $5M for mental health supports during the COVID-19 pandemic

Will include virtual clinics and resources for British Columbians, including front-line workers

South Shuswap residents criticize upgrades to Balmoral Road/Highway 1 intersection

Reliance on frontage roads and narrow underpasses near Blind Bay not good enough

B.C.’s COVID-19 rent supplement starts taking applications

$300 to $500 to landlords for April, May and June if eligible

COVID-19: No more international flights at Kelowna International Airport

All international flights at YLW have been suspended, airport to operate just nine flights a day

B.C.’s top doctor details prescription for safe long weekend

Yes, it includes hosting an online cooking show

BC SPCA seeks help for abandoned German shepherd puppies

Donations have ‘petered out’ as doors are closed due to COVID-19

Reality TV show about bodybuilders still filming in Okanagan amid COVID-19

Five bodybuilders from across the country flew to Kelowna to move into a house for a reality TV show

Most Read