City Council

Proposed townhouses for the former Kampe estate will be considered by council on May 3. (City of Penticton)

Penticton residents invited to discuss future city developments with mayor and staff

The North Gateway project is among the set topics of discussion for the May 19 gathering

 

The two Skaha Lake concession stands that will have new operators starting this summer. (City of Penticton)

New operators for 2 of Penticton’s Skaha Lake concessions

The new operators join Tickleberry’s this summer

 

Lakeshore Drive is Penticton’s most iconic and most visited street. Part of the draw is how beautiful and stately the heritage homes are on the block. (Google Maps)
Lakeshore Drive is Penticton’s most iconic and most visited street. Part of the draw is how beautiful and stately the heritage homes are on the block. (Google Maps)

‘Made right here’: Penticton’s heritage on display

The city is teaming up with the Penticton Museum to increase public awareness of heritage buildings

 

Conceptual rendering of three towers proposed by Safari Capital to be built 600 block of Coronation Ave. (Looking south toward downtown Kelowna. (Safari Capital)

Tower takeover: 3 more high-rises proposed for downtown Kelowna

Towers would stand 20, 26 and 33-storey high

Conceptual rendering of three towers proposed by Safari Capital to be built 600 block of Coronation Ave. (Looking south toward downtown Kelowna. (Safari Capital)
B.C.-based not-for-profit organization Encorp Pacific, better known as “Return-It” will operate a centre in Penticton as early as this year after getting approval from city council on May 3. (Photo: Encorp Pacific)

‘Contactless’ bottle depot gets approval despite concerns from Penticton council

200 Carmi Avenue will be home to the ‘return-it’ centre for the next three years

B.C.-based not-for-profit organization Encorp Pacific, better known as “Return-It” will operate a centre in Penticton as early as this year after getting approval from city council on May 3. (Photo: Encorp Pacific)
The inaugural edition of the Penticton Bike Festival will begin on May 20. (Robin Grant -Western News)

1st annual Penticton Bike Festival planned for May 2022

The four-day event will take place during the Victoria Day long weekend

The inaugural edition of the Penticton Bike Festival will begin on May 20. (Robin Grant -Western News)
Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter will present a quarterly crime update to city council on Tuesday, May 3. ( Western News file phot)

Auto theft up 48% in Penticton: RCMP

Mounties received fewer overall calls for service compared to the first quarter of 2021

Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter will present a quarterly crime update to city council on Tuesday, May 3. ( Western News file phot)
A conceptual design of Vernon's Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Vernon Kin Race Track plan heads to public

Feedback to be provided before final approval sought; mayor unhappy with Active Living Centre access

A conceptual design of Vernon's Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)
B.C.-based not-for-profit organization Encorp Pacific, better known as “Return-It” is proposing to temporarily operate a bottle depot on Penticton’s Carmi Avenue. (Photo: Encorp Pacific)

Penticton council to consider new ‘contactless’ bottle depot on Carmi Avenue

Council will review the applicant’s proposal at a May 3 meeting

B.C.-based not-for-profit organization Encorp Pacific, better known as “Return-It” is proposing to temporarily operate a bottle depot on Penticton’s Carmi Avenue. (Photo: Encorp Pacific)
Line painting across the city’s streets, lots and bike lane are underway. (City of Penticton)

Signs of spring: Road, bike lane construction and line painting

Traffic calming including bulb-outs, 2nd phase of bike lane and road work underway

Line painting across the city’s streets, lots and bike lane are underway. (City of Penticton)
BC Hydro's Houston fast charging station for electric vehicles is up and running. (Photo courtesy BC Hydro)

Penticton opts to keep electric charging fees despite year-long decline in usage

People can charge their vehicles for two hours before a $2 fee kicks in

BC Hydro's Houston fast charging station for electric vehicles is up and running. (Photo courtesy BC Hydro)
Penticton council has approved the pending purchase of four e-bikes for bylaw services staff and recycling ambassadors. (Submitted photo)

Theft remains ‘a risk’ with Penticton’s $25k purchase for staff e-bikes

Other risks include staff acceptance and training, the city said at a regular council meeting

Penticton council has approved the pending purchase of four e-bikes for bylaw services staff and recycling ambassadors. (Submitted photo)
A survey of Penticton youth shows that of those surveyed, over 23 per cent have experienced homelessness at some point. (File photo)

‘Status quo no longer an option’: Penticton pays $85K a year to address homelessness

‘We require a new approach as a community,” said Penticton mayor John Vassilaki

A survey of Penticton youth shows that of those surveyed, over 23 per cent have experienced homelessness at some point. (File photo)
A 24-hour count was conducted of people experiencing homelessness in Penticton, where 114 people were counted. (File photo)

City of Penticton could soon pay $85,000 per year to help address homelessness

Council will review a proposal from B.C.-based 100 More Homes on April 5

A 24-hour count was conducted of people experiencing homelessness in Penticton, where 114 people were counted. (File photo)
The City of Vernon has agreed to create an Extreme Wildfire Activity reserve and will put $200,000 towards it from unexpended uncommitted funds from 2020 and 2021. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon creates Extreme Wildfire Activity reserve fund

$200K put into reserve from uncommitted funds and will only be spent if needed

The City of Vernon has agreed to create an Extreme Wildfire Activity reserve and will put $200,000 towards it from unexpended uncommitted funds from 2020 and 2021. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Downtown Penticton Business Improvement Association sat before council on Thursday to discuss the city’s recent decision on the fixed five-year levy approval process.

City approves Downtown Penticton Association levy renewal after contentious discussions

The DPA and Penticton council met for a special meeting on Thursday (March 24)

The Downtown Penticton Business Improvement Association sat before council on Thursday to discuss the city’s recent decision on the fixed five-year levy approval process.
The Vernon Sky Volleyball Club has approached Vernon council about a partnership to build a new domed volleyball facility in the city. (Photo Submitted)

Vernon volleyball club passes Skydome vision onto city

Sky Volleyball Club is looking to build a new club facility and would like to enter into partnership with city

The Vernon Sky Volleyball Club has approached Vernon council about a partnership to build a new domed volleyball facility in the city. (Photo Submitted)
Penticton City Hall. (Google Maps image)

Public hearing Tuesday for new potential Penticton dental office

The building would be located on Fairview Road near Penticton Plaza

Penticton City Hall. (Google Maps image)
Equipment improvements to Penticton’s Cleland Theatre could be on their way sooner than later. (Submitted)

‘Critical’ upgrades project to Penticton’s Cleland Theatre to be revisited by council

The total cost of the upgrade project is expected to cost $820,000

Equipment improvements to Penticton’s Cleland Theatre could be on their way sooner than later. (Submitted)
A survey to provide input on a future park at the former site of Vernon's Kin Race Track is open until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon piecing together Kin Race Track plan

Test fit results conducted by staff presented to council; parking remains an issue

A survey to provide input on a future park at the former site of Vernon's Kin Race Track is open until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)