City Council

Kelowna council is deliberating the 2023 preliminary budget. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Kelowna council approves less than 4 per cent property tax increase

Council and city staff went through the document line-by-line.

 

The Lake Country Art Gallery has requested an additional $10,000 for 2023 and 2024 from district council. (Photo/Brittany Webster)

Lake Country Art Gallery asks for more funding to support staff

‘Our demands for operation costs are such that our increase in wages has been minimal’

 

According to apartment listing website, Zumper, as of Dec. 3 the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Kelowna is $1,920. (Black Press files)

Kelowna city staff hoping ‘unprecedented numbers’ of approved rentals will improve low vacancy rates

‘Exactly what we’re looking for when we’re talking about putting housing in the right place’

 

Kamloops Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson.Dave Eagles/KTW
Kamloops Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson.Dave Eagles/KTW
For the 21st year in a row, the city has received recognition from the Government Finance Officers Association. (Black Press file photo)

City of Kelowna staff awarded for being best at budgeting

‘It speaks to the level of talent we have at the City of Kelowna’

For the 21st year in a row, the city has received recognition from the Government Finance Officers Association. (Black Press file photo)
Built in 1915, this Tudor-style home was the family residence of Penticton Dr. Herb McGregor. Located at the corner of Eckhardt and Argyle, this heritage house was turned into Bogner’s Restaurant in 1976 and has been serving farm-to-table cuisine since then. (Courtesy of oldphoto.ca)

UPDATE: Historic restaurant in Penticton to be turned into 3-storey office building

Council approved two requests on Dec. 6, paving the way for Bogner’s of Penticton to be developed

Built in 1915, this Tudor-style home was the family residence of Penticton Dr. Herb McGregor. Located at the corner of Eckhardt and Argyle, this heritage house was turned into Bogner’s Restaurant in 1976 and has been serving farm-to-table cuisine since then. (Courtesy of oldphoto.ca)
The slowdown in planning and development applications experienced in 2022 is expected to stretch into next year. (Black Press file photo)

2022 building permits down, but values up in Kelowna

Planning permit values for third quarter of 2022 are off the record-setting pace set in 2021

The slowdown in planning and development applications experienced in 2022 is expected to stretch into next year. (Black Press file photo)
Residents of The Madison are considering a lawsuit against a proposed entertainment venue next door to their building. (Google Street View)

Legal fund donations to fight downtown Kelowna entertainment venue top $10K

The Revelry is planned for 1383 Ellis Street, next door to The Madison condos

Residents of The Madison are considering a lawsuit against a proposed entertainment venue next door to their building. (Google Street View)
City council approved a replacement for Parkinson Recreation Centre, to be built next to the Apple Bowl in March. (City of Kelowna)

Design dollars dumped from preliminary budget for Kelowna’s Parkinson Rec Centre replacement

It will be brought forward later next year as council approves related project milestones

City council approved a replacement for Parkinson Recreation Centre, to be built next to the Apple Bowl in March. (City of Kelowna)
Map showing area for proposed supportive housing and affordable rental apartment in Rutland. (City of Kelowna)

Supportive housing and affordable rentals planned for Kelowna’s Rutland neighbourhood

Two developments are proposed for Kneller Road near Highway 33.

Map showing area for proposed supportive housing and affordable rental apartment in Rutland. (City of Kelowna)
Council and staff start 2023 budget deliberations Dec. 8. (City of Kelowna)

Kelowna property taxes up slightly in 2023 budget

Economic factors including inflation, labour shortages, and supply chain disruption are a challenge

Council and staff start 2023 budget deliberations Dec. 8. (City of Kelowna)
Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas speaks at swearing in ceremony for the new city council. (Barry Gerding/Black Press Media)

Kelowna council supports mayor in making city hall more transparent

Developers, resident groups, and others seeking to influence government decisions need to register

Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas speaks at swearing in ceremony for the new city council. (Barry Gerding/Black Press Media)
Former mayor Colin Basran, former councillor Ryan Donn, and current councillor Luke Stack are named in the judgement by Supreme Court Justice Lisa Warren. (Black Press file photo)

Civil court date coming for former Kelowna mayor and councillor, current councillor

Supreme court judge allows cross-examination over their part in a council decision in 2021

Former mayor Colin Basran, former councillor Ryan Donn, and current councillor Luke Stack are named in the judgement by Supreme Court Justice Lisa Warren. (Black Press file photo)
Penticton council will vote on a notice of motion on Tuesday, Dec. 6, that calls for the suspension of the city’s on-street paid parking program. (File photo)

End paid parking, support downtown businesses: Penticton councillor

Coun. Ryan Graham is introducing a notice of motion, calling for a temporary end to paid parking

Penticton council will vote on a notice of motion on Tuesday, Dec. 6, that calls for the suspension of the city’s on-street paid parking program. (File photo)
City council starts budget deliberations on Thursday, Dec. 8. (Black Press file photo)

City of Kelowna proposes 4 per cent property tax hike for 2023

That works out to $91.68 for the year, for the median-priced single-detached home

City council starts budget deliberations on Thursday, Dec. 8. (Black Press file photo)
Conceptual rendering of nine-unit townhouse development proposed for (979 and 983 Coronation Ave.)

Townhomes proposed for Kelowna’s Coronation Avenue

Two, three-storey buildings proposed for the south side of Coronation Ave.

Conceptual rendering of nine-unit townhouse development proposed for (979 and 983 Coronation Ave.)
The Peachland Community Centre is the district’s only designated public cooling centre during an extreme heat event. (Black Press file photo)

Air conditioning replacement for Peachland Community Centre ‘critical’

‘If they don’t fund this they are going to have a problem if we have a heat dome’

The Peachland Community Centre is the district’s only designated public cooling centre during an extreme heat event. (Black Press file photo)
RecycleBC acceptable contamination levels are three per cent. (Regional District of Central Okanagan)

More than double of allowed contaminants in Peachland recycling bins

RecycleBC acceptable contamination levels are three per cent.

RecycleBC acceptable contamination levels are three per cent. (Regional District of Central Okanagan)
Kelowna councillor Charlie Hodge. (City of Kelowna/screenshot)

Kelowna city councillor apologizes for ‘inappropriate comment’ made at public hearing

Charlie Hodge made the comment during a public hearing Nov. 15.

Kelowna councillor Charlie Hodge. (City of Kelowna/screenshot)
Conceptual rendering of apartment building proposed for Highway 33 and Barber Road. (City of Kelowna)

Apartment planned for Highway 33 in Kelowna geared to students and young couples

Alberta-based MTA Architecture is proposing a six-storey, 161-unit building

Conceptual rendering of apartment building proposed for Highway 33 and Barber Road. (City of Kelowna)