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Penticton city council pulls from reserves to reduce the proposed 8.5 per cent tax hike to 5.7%. (File photo)

Penticton council to pull from reserves and reduce this year’s tax hike to 5.7%

Council votes to delay 3 per cent of 8.5% tax hike to 2023

Penticton city council pulls from reserves to reduce the proposed 8.5 per cent tax hike to 5.7%. (File photo)
The first portion of the Lake to Lake bike lane officially opened Aug. 1 on Martin Steet. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

No pause for Lake-to-Lake Bike lane in Penticton

A move to delay $4.7M 2nd phase of bike path was shot down in 4-3 vote during budget deliberations

The first portion of the Lake to Lake bike lane officially opened Aug. 1 on Martin Steet. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
City council holds special meetings to go over 2022 budget. (City of Penticton)

$4.3M in facility upgrades in Penticton’s 2022 budget

Special meetings detail why Penticton is facing possible 8.5% tax hike

City council holds special meetings to go over 2022 budget. (City of Penticton)
Oliver’s taxes for 2022 are proposed 9 per cent increase to pay for policing. (File photo)

Oliver looking at 9% tax hike to cover increased policing costs

Osoyoos is proposing a 4.5% tax increase

Oliver’s taxes for 2022 are proposed 9 per cent increase to pay for policing. (File photo)
Penticton City Hall. (File photo)

Penticton councillors defend tax increase for 2022

The DPA and Chamber both called for reductions to the proposed 8.5% hike

Penticton City Hall. (File photo)
Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)
Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)
At least 10 signs appear in a one block span of Martin Street for the new bike lane. The city wants to borrow against its utility reserves to pay for the $4.7 million second phase of the bike lane. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton looking at pulling from utility reserve to fund $4.7 portion of bike lane

The bike lane project is one part of $47 million in capital spending for 2022

At least 10 signs appear in a one block span of Martin Street for the new bike lane. The city wants to borrow against its utility reserves to pay for the $4.7 million second phase of the bike lane. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The first portion of the Lake to Lake bike lane officially opens Aug. 1 with a celebration. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton looks to spend over $15 million on bike lanes over the next 5 years

The city’s 25 year plan prioritizes more than just the Lake-to-Lake route

The first portion of the Lake to Lake bike lane officially opens Aug. 1 with a celebration. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
B.C.’s 2021 budget is trending in the right direction to support farmers, says the BC Fruit Growers’ Association. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

B.C. budget receives thumbs up from Okanagan fruit growers

BCFGA general manager said budgetary investments put farming industry on a good trajectory for recovery

B.C.’s 2021 budget is trending in the right direction to support farmers, says the BC Fruit Growers’ Association. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna council advocates for increased provincial social assistance payments

Coun. Loyal Wooldridge tabled the motion, says many people on those payments live below the poverty line

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has given first reading to its 2021 budget. (RDOS image)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen budget videos now online

Budget expected to be adopted some time in March, 2021

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has given first reading to its 2021 budget. (RDOS image)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has given first reading to its 2021 budget. (RDOS image)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen budget to rise by 2.8 per cent

Impact of budget increase will not be the same in all communities or electoral areas

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has given first reading to its 2021 budget. (RDOS image)
Penticton City Hall. (File photo)
Penticton City Hall. (File photo)
Minister of Finance Bill Morneau rises during a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The federal Liberals will lay out today how they see the COVID-19 affecting federal finances for the fiscal year, detailing an estimated deficit and a projected path for the economy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

High unemployment, $343B deficit projected in Liberals’ fiscal snapshot

The prime minister said the high costs are worth it to help Canada amid the pandemic

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau rises during a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The federal Liberals will lay out today how they see the COVID-19 affecting federal finances for the fiscal year, detailing an estimated deficit and a projected path for the economy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The City of Armstrong has approved its 2020 financial plan with a one per cent tax increase for residents. (Image from Pixabay)

North Okanagan city close to zero per cent tax hike

Council approves amended budget featuring one per cent increase

The City of Armstrong has approved its 2020 financial plan with a one per cent tax increase for residents. (Image from Pixabay)
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Summerland council revisiting budget

Municipality examining figures, property taxes and utility payments as COVID-19 continues

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Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. (Contributed)

Okanagan College passes $126.8-million 2020-21 budget — virtually

The board recognized circumstances associated with the COVID-19 pandemic will likely prompt changes

Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. (Contributed)
Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen adopts 2020 budget

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen adopts 2020 budget

$57.9 million budget is 11.2 per cent higher than last year’s amount

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen adopts 2020 budget
Provincial sales tax will be expanded to sweetened carbonated drinks at a rate of seven per cent. (Black Press Media file photo)

Budget 2020: B.C. adds tax to sweet drinks and sodas

All soda, vending machine drinks will be subject to higher PST

Provincial sales tax will be expanded to sweetened carbonated drinks at a rate of seven per cent. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby announce plans for rate changes to ICBC Feb. 6. (Tom Fletcher/News Staff)

Budget 2020: ICBC ‘dumpster fire’ to turn into $86M surplus, NDP say

ICBC operating with $91-million deficit for 2019-2020 fiscal year

B.C. Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby announce plans for rate changes to ICBC Feb. 6. (Tom Fletcher/News Staff)