municipal politics

Pathways would like to open a day-tox centre.

Penticton council grants $10k for Pathways counseling services

The addiction treatment centre was looking for $344k instead

 

Central Okanagan Regional District chair Gail Given makes announcement at Black Mountain Regional Park in 2017. (Alistair Waters/Capital News file)

Regional District of Central Okanagan board chair stepping down

Gail Given won’t seek another term as regional distict board chair

 

Advocacy-Canada.LGBT launched a petition calling on city councillors to support a local and federal ban on conversion therapy. (Screen shot)

Kelowna LGBTQ2S+ advocacy group petitions for local conversion therapy ban

The petition calls on city councillors to support a local and federal ban on conversion therapy

 

City of Armstrong staff are recommending a rainbow crosswalk similar to one put in by the District of Peachland (pictured) be installed at the Smith Drive tee intersection near the city’s Welcome to Armstrong caboose. (Contributed)

Armstrong staff select rainbow crosswalk site

Staff recommend Smith Drive tee intersection near caboose; include funds in 2022 budget talks

City of Armstrong staff are recommending a rainbow crosswalk similar to one put in by the District of Peachland (pictured) be installed at the Smith Drive tee intersection near the city’s Welcome to Armstrong caboose. (Contributed)
The first portion of the Lake to Lake bike lane officially opened Aug. 1 on Martin Steet. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton to weigh $4.7 million for Lake-to-Lake bike route construction in 2022

Council will decide whether to include the construction costs in 2022’s budget

The first portion of the Lake to Lake bike lane officially opened Aug. 1 on Martin Steet. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Penticton Visitor Centre, where Travel Penticton has their offices. (Google Streetview)

Penticton hotel tax going up next summer

City council approves 1% increase

The Penticton Visitor Centre, where Travel Penticton has their offices. (Google Streetview)
John Jack, chair of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, addresses the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention by video link, Sept. 14, 2021. (UBCM video)

Local B.C. governments seek ways to go beyond talking about reconciliation

Indigenous people need power, municipal convention told

John Jack, chair of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, addresses the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention by video link, Sept. 14, 2021. (UBCM video)
James Miller, the managing editor at the Penticton Herald, was elected to Penticton city council June 19, 2021. (Submitted)

Residents invited to watch Penticton’s newly elected city councillor sworn in

James Miller’s inauguration will take place Tuesday night at Gyro Park

James Miller, the managing editor at the Penticton Herald, was elected to Penticton city council June 19, 2021. (Submitted)
There was high voter turnout for the first of three advance voting days for the Penticton city by-election.

Penticton city by-election general voting day is today, June 19

737 voters on June 9 in comparison to 2018 general election, which had 1,001 on first day

There was high voter turnout for the first of three advance voting days for the Penticton city by-election.
There was high voter turnout for the first of three advance voting days for the Penticton city by-election.

High voter turnout at first advance voting day for Penticton city by-election

737 voters on June 9 in comparison to 2018 general election, which had 1,001 on first day

There was high voter turnout for the first of three advance voting days for the Penticton city by-election.
Flowers and other adornments left at Hope Cemetery have been moved off to a back storage and maintenance area. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Removal of graveside items by B.C. cemetery staff deemed ‘disrespectful’

Municipal cemetery removes all adornments from gravesites with little notice

Flowers and other adornments left at Hope Cemetery have been moved off to a back storage and maintenance area. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)

B.C. municipality to take no action against councillor who posted sexist meme

Tek Manhas’s meme doesn’t violate North Cowichan council’s code of conduct, municipality concludes

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)
North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas is under review by the municipality for a Facebook post containing a sexist meme. (File photo)

B.C. councillor facing review over sexist meme posted to Facebook

‘Less bitchen’ more kitchen’: North Cowichan’s Tek Manhas apologizes for post

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas is under review by the municipality for a Facebook post containing a sexist meme. (File photo)
Hyde Mountain Golf Course is pursuing a bylaw amendment to accommodate more than 100 strata lots for recreational vehicles, as well as to bring an onsite helicopter tour business into compliance. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Golf course development proposal prompts Sicamous to consider boundary expansion

A study of the issue may be forthcoming, province gets final say

Hyde Mountain Golf Course is pursuing a bylaw amendment to accommodate more than 100 strata lots for recreational vehicles, as well as to bring an onsite helicopter tour business into compliance. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
Summerland’s municipal council will proceed with a four per cent property tax increase this year, but the deadlines for property tax payment have been extended. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland councillor’s letter to media draws disappointment from colleagues

Statements about solar project did not violate ethical or conduct standards

Summerland’s municipal council will proceed with a four per cent property tax increase this year, but the deadlines for property tax payment have been extended. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Mayor Lorraine Michetti refusing to step down amid calls for her resignation. (Submitted)

Rural B.C. mayor urged to resign after Facebook post against Indigenous people, pipelines

The mayor is refusing to quit, saying the post was taken out of context

Mayor Lorraine Michetti refusing to step down amid calls for her resignation. (Submitted)
The City of Vernon is sending a letter to the provincial government to request that church be deemed an essential service amid the pandemic. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon mayor scolded for revealing stance on making church essential

Coun. Scott Anderson calls Cummings’ actions ‘arrogant’

The City of Vernon is sending a letter to the provincial government to request that church be deemed an essential service amid the pandemic. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Penticton City Hall. (File photo)
Penticton City Hall. (File photo)
CAO biggest Lake Country earner and spender

CAO biggest Lake Country earner and spender

Chief administrative officer has more than $10,000 in expenses, paid more than $275,000 for 2019

CAO biggest Lake Country earner and spender
Summerland mayor Toni Boot, centre, will be featured on an upcoming episode of Voices Unheard on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland mayor to appear on livestreamed series

Conversation will focus on Toni Boot as a woman of colour in government

Summerland mayor Toni Boot, centre, will be featured on an upcoming episode of Voices Unheard on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. (Summerland Review file photo)