Municipal Government

Keremeos Village town hall

Community garden and AV equipment among early approved budget items

Council gave pre-budget approval to several capital projects so they could be finished in spring

Keremeos Village town hall
Keremeos Village town hall

Tax rate changes and new zoning and community plan bylaws highlight council

Council also approved seeking a grant for flood mitigation planning

Keremeos Village town hall
This is the existing pool in Summerland. The District is seeking a feasibility study into whether to renovate or make a new aquatic centre. (File photo)

Summerland to go forward with feasibility study for aquatic centre

The District will be opening up bids for contractors to undertake the study

This is the existing pool in Summerland. The District is seeking a feasibility study into whether to renovate or make a new aquatic centre. (File photo)
The Arts and Culture Centre in Summerland will be getting renovations down, although less than the District of Summerland had originally planned. (File)

Summerland pulls from reserve fund to finish cultural centre renovation

The District also cut down on some upgrades to the centre to reduce the cost

The Arts and Culture Centre in Summerland will be getting renovations down, although less than the District of Summerland had originally planned. (File)
This area of Naramata Bench overlooking Lake Okanagan is the proposed sight for a 300 plus home development by Canadian Horizons. (Canadian Horizons photo)

Community group happy with council’s rejection of Naramata Bench development

The Society for the Preservation of Naramata Bench has loudly opposed the Canadian Horizons proposal

This area of Naramata Bench overlooking Lake Okanagan is the proposed sight for a 300 plus home development by Canadian Horizons. (Canadian Horizons photo)
A render of the proposed new boathouse for Skaha Lake Park. (Image courtesy of Landform Architecture)

Eastern portion of Penticton’s Skaha Lake Park could get a $2.8M makeover

Feedback, self-guided tours and videos open Feb. 17 until March 7

A render of the proposed new boathouse for Skaha Lake Park. (Image courtesy of Landform Architecture)
Penticton’s Burdock House supportive housing on Winnipeg St. is one of the B.C. Housing buildings the City of Penticton wants audited. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

100 More Homes to gather named list of who is experiencing homelessness in Penticton

The by-name list would assist in planning services for the community

Penticton’s Burdock House supportive housing on Winnipeg St. is one of the B.C. Housing buildings the City of Penticton wants audited. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Funding will go towards repairing and improving drainage to prevent instances of overfilling and damage like what happened to Sunnybrook Drive in Penticton in 2018. (File)

$4.4 million from province for road work projects in Thompson Okanagan includes Penticton and Summerland

The Climate Adaptation Program aims to make roads safer and more resilient against climate change

Funding will go towards repairing and improving drainage to prevent instances of overfilling and damage like what happened to Sunnybrook Drive in Penticton in 2018. (File)
A render of the proposed new boathouse for Skaha Lake Park. (Image courtesy of Landform Architecture)

Skaha Lake Park east draft plan heads to council on Feb. 16

Following the presentation, the plan is for a third and final phase of feedback gathering

A render of the proposed new boathouse for Skaha Lake Park. (Image courtesy of Landform Architecture)
Removing an abandoned motorhome from a street in Summerland was a difficult, expensive task, a Summerland towing operator says. (Contributed)

Abandoned motorhomes expensive to remove, Summerland towing operator says

Significant costs and efforts required in order to dispose of old, unusable units

Removing an abandoned motorhome from a street in Summerland was a difficult, expensive task, a Summerland towing operator says. (Contributed)
The perpetual slide in Summerland has been ongoing for more than 100 years. (Contributed)

Movement continues at Summerland’s perpetual slide

Slide in Trout Creek area has been active for more than a century

The perpetual slide in Summerland has been ongoing for more than 100 years. (Contributed)
The Towns of Osoyoos and Oliver and the Osoyoos Indian Band are looking for a study to be done on the feasibility of a regional aquatic centre. (Metro Creative Graphics)

Osoyoos Indian Band, Oliver and Osoyoos jointly seek feasibility study for regional aquatic centre

Bids for the study close March 9 and the study itself must be complete by Oct. 31

The Towns of Osoyoos and Oliver and the Osoyoos Indian Band are looking for a study to be done on the feasibility of a regional aquatic centre. (Metro Creative Graphics)
A five-storey, 60-unit housing project is planned for the site of the former Summerland RCMP detachment on Jubilee Road East in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Information session held for Summerland housing proposal

Former RCMP site proposed for 60-unit development

A five-storey, 60-unit housing project is planned for the site of the former Summerland RCMP detachment on Jubilee Road East in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A zoning text amendment affecting the Summerland Waterfront Resort was denied by Summerland council on Feb. 8, 2021. The requested change would have allowed people to live at the resort year-round. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Zoning change request denied at Summerland Waterfront Resort

Change would have allowed owners to live at resort year-round

A zoning text amendment affecting the Summerland Waterfront Resort was denied by Summerland council on Feb. 8, 2021. The requested change would have allowed people to live at the resort year-round. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Lake to Lake bike route. The City of Penticton has been working to learn the concerns from residents and devise potential solutions along the route. (City of Penticton)

Council hears concerns and potential solutions for Lake-to-Lake Cycling Route

Angled parking and changing to the east side of Martin Street were discussed

The Lake to Lake bike route. The City of Penticton has been working to learn the concerns from residents and devise potential solutions along the route. (City of Penticton)
Coun. Jake Kimberley will be stepping down to focus on his health. (Western News File)

Spring by-election for Penticton after Coun. Jake Kimberley resigns

Former mayor stepping down to focus on recovering from a stroke he suffered in 2020

Coun. Jake Kimberley will be stepping down to focus on his health. (Western News File)
City of Vernon crews are repairing a water main break south of Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Mission Hill that happened Sunday before 9 a.m. (City of Vernon photo)

City of Vernon crew fixing water main break

Happened south of VJH Sunday morning; traffic reduced to single lane, both directions

City of Vernon crews are repairing a water main break south of Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Mission Hill that happened Sunday before 9 a.m. (City of Vernon photo)
A new recreation and health centre has been proposed for Summerland. (Black Press file photo)

Assessment completed for proposed Summerland recreation and health centre

Proposal comes with price tag of $55.4 million

A new recreation and health centre has been proposed for Summerland. (Black Press file photo)
A change to the drive thru sign at the Tim Hortons in Summerland came before Summerland council on Jan. 25. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland council approves variance for drive-thru sign

Questions raised about why issue was brought to council table

A change to the drive thru sign at the Tim Hortons in Summerland came before Summerland council on Jan. 25. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Fernie area declared community COVID-19 cluster by Interior Health

81 cases have been identified since Jan. 1

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.