politics

Former Shuswap MLA and Liberal cabinet minister George Abbott shares his thoughts on the current situation in B.C. politics. -File photo

Former MLA predicts election within two years

George Abbott reserves judgment on whether Christy Clark should resign

Former Shuswap MLA and Liberal cabinet minister George Abbott shares his thoughts on the current situation in B.C. politics. -File photo
Jim Bauer, Penticton’s chief financial officer, listens as resident Frank Reghr addresses council prior to the start of the city’s 2017 budget deliberations.                                Steve Kidd/Western News

City officials say there is no secret land deal

Penticton city officials say $2.5 million in the 2017 budget is in anticipation of future land sales

Jim Bauer, Penticton’s chief financial officer, listens as resident Frank Reghr addresses council prior to the start of the city’s 2017 budget deliberations.                                Steve Kidd/Western News
Elvena Slump chats with Helen Trevors at city council Tuesday. They were asking 
council to endorse a resolution making it possible to recall local politicians.                                Steve Kidd/Western News

City council endorsing recall in local politics

Penticton council asked staff to come back with a resolution advocating recall of local politicians

Elvena Slump chats with Helen Trevors at city council Tuesday. They were asking 
council to endorse a resolution making it possible to recall local politicians.                                Steve Kidd/Western News
Horgan town hall draws crowd

Horgan town hall draws crowd

BC NDP leader spoke to about 100 people at a Penticton town hall-style meeting this week

Horgan town hall draws crowd

Performing Arts Centre discussion delayed for 30 days

Competing interests looking at land earmarked for arts centre

There are plenty of listings in the South Okanagan on vacation rental websites like Airbnb.                                Screenshot

New regulations for short-term rentals

The City of Penticton doesn’t want to stamp out short-term vacation rentals,…

There are plenty of listings in the South Okanagan on vacation rental websites like Airbnb.                                Screenshot
Some dispensaries ‘thumbing their noses’ at the city

Some dispensaries ‘thumbing their noses’ at the city

Penticton mayor said dispensaries are rolling the dice and taking their chances.

Some dispensaries ‘thumbing their noses’ at the city