Municipal Government

A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)

Boil water notice issued by District of Lake Country for Oyama Lake source

Water main break the culprit behind notice, which was issued Saturday, July 24

A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)
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)
A rendering of one of the proposed apartment buildings that would be located on Timmins Street. (City of Penticton)

Large Penticton housing development heads to public consultation

The development would provide 229 residential units

A rendering of one of the proposed apartment buildings that would be located on Timmins Street. (City of Penticton)
The Village of Keremeos offices. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Council is back in session for public — but not everywhere in the South Okanagan

Many communities are reopening while others are staying virtual

The Village of Keremeos offices. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
To accommodate members of the public, Summerland council held a special meeting in the Summerland Arena Banquet Room in July, 2020. Most meetings remain closed to in-person attendance, but the public may view meetings online. In addition, if a contentious issue comes forward, a meeting will be held in a large space. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland council meetings remain closed to in-person attendance

Public still able to watch livestream coverage of meetings

To accommodate members of the public, Summerland council held a special meeting in the Summerland Arena Banquet Room in July, 2020. Most meetings remain closed to in-person attendance, but the public may view meetings online. In addition, if a contentious issue comes forward, a meeting will be held in a large space. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)

Summerland affordable housing project still in negotiations

Zoning and Official Community Plan have been changed to allow for multi-family project

A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)
A brown stream flows through Sandy River Trailer Park Saturday, July 10 after a sewage main break on Tronson Road. (Contributed)

Vernon ‘sewer’ spill leaves a mess at Sandy Beach

Residents left to clean up the city’s mess and potential long-term effects

A brown stream flows through Sandy River Trailer Park Saturday, July 10 after a sewage main break on Tronson Road. (Contributed)
Renderings of what the skating rink could look like beside City Hall between Martin Street and Main Street in downtown Penticton. (Activate Penticton image)

Penticton to close city hall parking lot for ice rink construction

The city is taking the opportunity to redesign the parking lot

Renderings of what the skating rink could look like beside City Hall between Martin Street and Main Street in downtown Penticton. (Activate Penticton image)
Residents of Penticton lined up outside the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Monday, June 7 to get their COVID-19 vaccination shots. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Penticton opens council meetings to public again

The next council meeting will be held at the Trade and Convention Centre

Residents of Penticton lined up outside the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Monday, June 7 to get their COVID-19 vaccination shots. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Former Lake Country deputy chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo is no longer associated with the municipality, the district announced in a one-line news release Friday, July 2. (Black Press file photo)

Former Lake Country CAO had a $7,000 raise last year

Chief administrative officer top paid employee, again

Former Lake Country deputy chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo is no longer associated with the municipality, the district announced in a one-line news release Friday, July 2. (Black Press file photo)
The new bike lane rails put up less than two weeks ago are already damaged on Martin Street. (Steve Robinson Facebook)

Penticton’s new bike lane rails already damaged

It appears a vehicle ran over the steel separators on Martin Street

The new bike lane rails put up less than two weeks ago are already damaged on Martin Street. (Steve Robinson Facebook)
Black Sage Butchers

Black Sage Butchers seeks new Main Street Oliver storefront

The site goes to a public hearing on Monday, June 12

Black Sage Butchers
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Update: Minister Eby ‘disappointed’ over Penticton council’s decision to go to court over homeless shelter

The city filed their official petition before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 6

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Former Lake Country deputy chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo is no longer associated with the municipality, the district announced in a one-line news release Friday, July 2. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan community cuts ties with former CAO

Alberto De Feo no longer associated with District of Lake Country, municipality announces in release

Former Lake Country deputy chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo is no longer associated with the municipality, the district announced in a one-line news release Friday, July 2. (Black Press file photo)
A rendering of the initially proposed design for Osoyoos new town hall. (Town of Osoyoos)

Osoyoos looking at spending up to $10M for new town hall

A proposed design was shared with council on June 28

A rendering of the initially proposed design for Osoyoos new town hall. (Town of Osoyoos)
The municipality of Summerland faced challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to information in last year’s annual report (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland council faced challenges during pandemic, report shows

2020 Annual Report shows effects of COVID-19 pandemic on municipal operations

The municipality of Summerland faced challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to information in last year’s annual report (Summerland Review file photo)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Penticton heads to court over homeless shelter as BC Housing audit begins

The city was not satisfied with the response from Minister David Eby regarding the ongoing situation

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Summerland’s Good Neighbour Bylaw will address unsightly properties as well as behaviour in public spaces, snow and ice removal and more. (Contributed)

Summerland’s Good Neighbour Bylaw to address unsightly properties

New bylaw replaces four existing bylaws

Summerland’s Good Neighbour Bylaw will address unsightly properties as well as behaviour in public spaces, snow and ice removal and more. (Contributed)
Renderings of what the skating rink could look like beside City Hall between Martin and Main in downtown Penticton. (Activate Penticton image)

Penticton to get outdoor ice rink this winter

It’s hoped the rink will be ready to host 2022 BCHL’s 60th year celebration

Renderings of what the skating rink could look like beside City Hall between Martin and Main in downtown Penticton. (Activate Penticton image)
Renderings of what the skating rink could look like beside City Hall between Martin and Main in downtown Penticton. (Activate Penticton image)

Outdoor skating rink back at Penticton council

City staff recommend going forward with rink which could host 2022 BCHL’s 60th year celebration

Renderings of what the skating rink could look like beside City Hall between Martin and Main in downtown Penticton. (Activate Penticton image)