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Conceptual rendering of the new ‘Wedge’ planned for the corner of Water and Leon. (Photo contributed)

‘Wedge’ waiting for Kelowna council approval

City staff recommends building dubbed “The Wedge” be approved

 

A Vernon resident has been fined after being caught contravening the fire ban and its rules currently in place in the city. (File photo)

Contravening fire ban nets Vernon resident fine

Bylaw officer spots fire in oil drum ring on Okanagan Landing Road property; fire crews extinguish it

 

Council approved licencing fees for commercial operators in March. (File photo)

‘Let’s go get ‘em’: Kelowna cracking down on boat tour operators without dock licence

Licensed companies will have a sticker on their vessels so they can use municipal boat launches

 

The city brought in licencing fees to cover the approximately $250,000 in annual maintenance cost of the docks at Cook Road, Water Street, and Sutherland Bay. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Okanagan commercial vessel operators capsized by city fees, rogue recreational boaters

Commerical boat operators take issue with private crafts offering tours for payment

The city brought in licencing fees to cover the approximately $250,000 in annual maintenance cost of the docks at Cook Road, Water Street, and Sutherland Bay. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
West Kelowna councillor Doug Findlater is against extended benefits being part of council’s compensation package. (Photo/City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna councillor balks at benefits package for ‘honour to serve’

“I am absolutely opposed to the process of creeping benefits into the program”

West Kelowna councillor Doug Findlater is against extended benefits being part of council’s compensation package. (Photo/City of West Kelowna)
Vehicles in traffic. (Photo/Pixabay)

Kelowna council to choke down on excessive idling

In April, a staff report suggested a one-minute idling control bylaw along with an education campaign

Vehicles in traffic. (Photo/Pixabay)
Bylaw changes coming back to council in two weeks for approval. (File photo)

Kelowna council sets sights on abandoned buildings

Proposed bylaw changes will allow city staff to deal with vacant or damaged buildings

Bylaw changes coming back to council in two weeks for approval. (File photo)
The UBCO campus tower could stretch from 34 to 46 storeys. (Photo/UBCO)

Changes to Kelowna’s proposed tallest building going to public hearing

UBCO submitted revised plans to build up to 46 storeys for the property at 550 Doyle Avenue

The UBCO campus tower could stretch from 34 to 46 storeys. (Photo/UBCO)
Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

B.C. city repeals 130-year-old bylaw banning drunken singing

City of Nanaimo retains bylaw banning nuclear weapons, but takes several other bylaws off the books

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)
Adoption of the bylaw is expected late this summer, however, it will still need provincial approval. (File photo)

New zoning bylaw will help carry out great vision for Kelowna: Mayor

The new zoning bylaw has been streamlined by city staff

Adoption of the bylaw is expected late this summer, however, it will still need provincial approval. (File photo)
(Hoodoo Adventures Instagram)

Old rules, new signs, never-ending complaints for North Okanagan Rail Trail

RDNO bylaw no. 2834 banning class 2 and 3 e-bikes was adopted in July 2021

(Hoodoo Adventures Instagram)
Vehicles in traffic. (Photo/Pixabay)

No more idling: City seeks to curb vehicle greenhouse gas emissions in Kelowna

Staff report to council recommends a one-minute idling control bylaw

Vehicles in traffic. (Photo/Pixabay)
Kelowna City Hall. (File photo)

Progress made on Kelowna’s new zoning bylaw

Draft bylaw made available for review by public, developers, and industry stakeholders last fall

Kelowna City Hall. (File photo)
A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)

Petition calls for B.C. capital to enforce noise bylaw on Freedom Convoy

More than 600 people sign online petition, which says constant honking affecting residents

A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Coldstream will look to address light pollution at its next council meeting Monday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Pixabay photo)

Coldstream staff look to address light pollution

Staff are recommending bylaw amendments following complaint from the public

The District of Coldstream will look to address light pollution at its next council meeting Monday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Pixabay photo)
Vernon bylaw officers are being thanked for their efforts to keep the community safe. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon Bylaw’s commitment to safety seen and appreciated

Vernon resident thanks officers for easing traffic congestion near school

Vernon bylaw officers are being thanked for their efforts to keep the community safe. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Village of Lumby bylaw office has seen another increase in complaints in 2021, with 165 new files this past quarter. (Morning Star file photo)

‘Historic’ year for Lumby bylaw complaints

Bylaw receives 165 new complaints from July to September

The Village of Lumby bylaw office has seen another increase in complaints in 2021, with 165 new files this past quarter. (Morning Star file photo)
Surrey wedding, complete with full-sized ferris wheel, kept a lot of residents up last night. (Facebook image)

Raucous ferris-wheel wedding awakens residents’ ire in Surrey

RCMP says city bylaws officers will be paying newlyweds a visit today

Surrey wedding, complete with full-sized ferris wheel, kept a lot of residents up last night. (Facebook image)
Eli Gagne holds up his phone with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed recently as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Like having a small child’: Illegal pet pig in Chilliwack dies hours after being re-homed

Owner aims to change bylaw following death of miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson

Eli Gagne holds up his phone with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed recently as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A Falkland man will present a 600+ signature petition to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board Thursday, May 20, opposing dog control in Electoral Area D, which includes Falkland, Silver Creek, Salmon Valley and Ranchero/Deep Creek. (File photo)

600-plus sign Falkland man’s petition against dog control

Similar bylaw rejected by 200 public hearing attendees when topic came up 9 years ago

A Falkland man will present a 600+ signature petition to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board Thursday, May 20, opposing dog control in Electoral Area D, which includes Falkland, Silver Creek, Salmon Valley and Ranchero/Deep Creek. (File photo)