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The proposed five-storey rental apartment at 1042, 1050 and 1060 Government Street in Penticton, with the view from King Street. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Proposed 5-storey apartment clears hurdle with Penticton council

The 35-unit rental building will face King Street

 

(Marth Wickett/Black Press Media file photo)

More people expected to be sheltering on Kelowna streets this winter

City has applied for provincial funding to support Kelowna’s extreme cold weather project

 

The pilot will allow drinking in Waterfront, Kinsmen and Boyce Gyro Parks between 12 and 9 p.m. and will run from July 4 to October 6. ( Black Press file photo).

Pick up garbage, don’t bring glass and booze in Kelowna parks possible: Council

The pilot program will include three previously excluded long weekends

 

Former councillor John Buckley (second from the right) and dozens of his fellow Harrison Hot Springs residents look over and discuss the updated proposal for development at 511 Lillooet Avenue. Buckley resigned effective immediately on Monday, June 5. (Observer File Photo)

Harrison councillor resigns as turmoil with new leadership continues

The multi-term councillor cites conflict with mayor as reason for departure

Former councillor John Buckley (second from the right) and dozens of his fellow Harrison Hot Springs residents look over and discuss the updated proposal for development at 511 Lillooet Avenue. Buckley resigned effective immediately on Monday, June 5. (Observer File Photo)
Kelowna council is considering a pilot program to allow drinking alcohol in some city parks. ( Black Press file photo).

Sipping suds in the sun could soon be a reality in some Kelowna parks

A pilot program is proposed to run from July 4 to October 6

Kelowna council is considering a pilot program to allow drinking alcohol in some city parks. ( Black Press file photo).
The proposed five-storey rental apartment at 1042, 1050 and 1060 Government Street in Penticton, with the view from King Street. (Photo- City of Penticton)

New 5-storey apartment building proposed for Penticton’s Government Street

City council will be presented with the 35-unit plan at its next meeting on June 6

The proposed five-storey rental apartment at 1042, 1050 and 1060 Government Street in Penticton, with the view from King Street. (Photo- City of Penticton)
A newly-installed rainbow crosswalk from Queen’s Park Elementary School to the Penticton Trade Convention Centre on Power Street. (Brennan Phillips/Western News)

‘No place for hate’: Penticton’s leaders address backlash against rainbow crosswalk

A new rainbow crosswalk has been installed on Power Street from Queen’s Park Elementary

A newly-installed rainbow crosswalk from Queen’s Park Elementary School to the Penticton Trade Convention Centre on Power Street. (Brennan Phillips/Western News)
West Kelowna Fire Rescue. (Black Press file photo)

Calls for changes to West Kelowna bylaw to prevent repeat of 2011 Enderby tragedy

The revisions seek to protect the lives of firefighters and residents

West Kelowna Fire Rescue. (Black Press file photo)
(Capital News file photo)

Inflation and rapid growth pushing up Kelowna’s transportation costs

$310 million has been budgeted for transportation in the city’s 10-year capital plan

(Capital News file photo)
Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)

Penticton council to review where to spend $7M from B.C’s Growing Communities Grant

Upgrades to the community centre and Riverside Skate Park are among the projects listed by staff

Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)
Conceptual rendering of infill housing development. (City of Kelowna)

Increasing infill housing priority for City of Kelowna

An update on the Infill Options project, going to council May 15

Conceptual rendering of infill housing development. (City of Kelowna)
Jordan Peterson speaks to a crowd during a stop in Sherwood Park Alta, on Sunday February 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Petition seeks to cancel Kelowna tour stop by controversial psychologist Jordan Peterson

‘Peterson’s views directly jeopardize the safety and well-being of marginalized communities’

Jordan Peterson speaks to a crowd during a stop in Sherwood Park Alta, on Sunday February 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Youth Week in Penticton was celebrated at Penticton’s skate park at Riverside in 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Not so fast: Plan to install lights at Penticton skate park deferred for cost estimate

Council has directed staff to provide a cost estimate for the project before making a decision

Youth Week in Penticton was celebrated at Penticton’s skate park at Riverside in 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Construction is underway for the Point Intersection project in Penticton. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Construction begins in Penticton for $10.5M Point Intersection project

Crews are currently focused on Greenwood and Dartmouth drives; roads open to local traffic only

Construction is underway for the Point Intersection project in Penticton. (Photo- City of Penticton)
Penticton’s North Gateway. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Permanent road closures, traffic-pattern changes targeted for Penticton’s North Gateway

The area is expected to add thousands of new units and hundreds of hotel rooms in the coming years

Penticton’s North Gateway. (Photo- City of Penticton)
Rendering of the proposed three-storey, six-unit townhouse development on 924 Fairview Road. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Townhouse development in front of Penticton’s bike lane clears public-hearing hurdle

The three-story development was rejected by the city’s previous council in July 2022

Rendering of the proposed three-storey, six-unit townhouse development on 924 Fairview Road. (Photo- City of Penticton)
Penticton Skate Park during Youth Week 2022 .(Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton councillors want lights installed at Riverside skate park to improve safety

Councillors Ryan Graham, Isaac Gilbert and Amelia Boultbee will present the motion Tuesday

Penticton Skate Park during Youth Week 2022 .(Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Mayor Victor Cumming presents Gary Lefebvre with the Vernon Aquatic Centre’s affiliate awards during Monday, April 24 council meeting. (Video still).

Vernon looks at marmot problem, dogs peeing on blankets

Aquatic Centre awarded, homeless camp cleanup, line painting underway

Mayor Victor Cumming presents Gary Lefebvre with the Vernon Aquatic Centre’s affiliate awards during Monday, April 24 council meeting. (Video still).
Members of the Gurdwara Guru Amardas Darbar Sikh Society and the public listen as Kelowna council debates a rezoning request for 2809 Benvoulin Road where the society plans to build a new temple. (Gary Barnes/Capital News)

Kelowna’s Sikh community encouraged by council support for new temple

Council voted to send rezoning of agricultural land to public hearing

Members of the Gurdwara Guru Amardas Darbar Sikh Society and the public listen as Kelowna council debates a rezoning request for 2809 Benvoulin Road where the society plans to build a new temple. (Gary Barnes/Capital News)
Rendering of the proposed five-storey development on east side of Martin Street in Penticton, north of Eckhardt Avenue. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Proposed 5-storey development on Martin Street clears hurdle with Penticton council

The building will feature 18 residential units and 1,800 sq. ft. of commercial space

Rendering of the proposed five-storey development on east side of Martin Street in Penticton, north of Eckhardt Avenue. (Photo- City of Penticton)