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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)
.The facility is still dealing with lingering effects of the pandemic that have affected its finances. (Black Press file photo)

Fees at Kelowna’s H2O rec centre going up in the new year

A five per cent increase for memberships in January with drop-in fees going up in July

.The facility is still dealing with lingering effects of the pandemic that have affected its finances. (Black Press file photo)
The has city partnered with Central Okanagan Public Schools and Surrey-based Safer Schools Together on a youth gang reduction initiative. (Black Press file photo)

City of Kelowna seeks to steer youth away from ‘gang life’

Recent Public Safety Canada funding will help develop a gang reduction strategy

The has city partnered with Central Okanagan Public Schools and Surrey-based Safer Schools Together on a youth gang reduction initiative. (Black Press file photo)
Peachland council is looking at limiting building heights along its popular Beach Avenue to three-storeys. (District of Peachland)

Peachland council wants all of Beach Avenue considered for building height limits

Peachland council is now looking at limiting building heights along the entire…

Peachland council is looking at limiting building heights along its popular Beach Avenue to three-storeys. (District of Peachland)
Conceptual rendering of housing development planned along Highway 97 in Peachland. (District of Peachland)

Developer asked to reconsider housing project on Highway 97 in Peachland

Traffic concerns and ‘best use of property’ concerns for council.

Conceptual rendering of housing development planned along Highway 97 in Peachland. (District of Peachland)
The property at Bernard Avenue and Noble Court has been the site of a church and a daycare. (Google Maps)

Rental-only building planned for Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue

A 150-unit building, with townhomes to be built at the corner of Bernard and Noble Court

The property at Bernard Avenue and Noble Court has been the site of a church and a daycare. (Google Maps)
City of Kelowna crews work to clear snow. (City of Kelowna)

City of Kelowna plowing through snow removal budget

Average annual overage for the past 10 years has been $200,000

City of Kelowna crews work to clear snow. (City of Kelowna)
Kelowna RCMP Supt. Kara Triance. (Capital News/File photo)

Nearly two dozen new RCMP officers to call Kelowna home

City council heard crime stats from 2022 Q2 and Q3 at its Nov. 28 meeting

Kelowna RCMP Supt. Kara Triance. (Capital News/File photo)
Glenmore Landfill sign. (Black Press file photo)

New year, new fees at Kelowna’s Glenmore landfill

Tipping fees will go from $102 per tonne to $104 per tonne as of January 1

Glenmore Landfill sign. (Black Press file photo)
Conceptual rendering showing Kelowna Community Campus facility, walking and cycling trails. (City of Kelowna)

Most Kelowna residents support tax increase to fund new rec centre: City survey

Public engagement done by the city shows 79 per cent of residents in favour

Conceptual rendering showing Kelowna Community Campus facility, walking and cycling trails. (City of Kelowna)
Map showing location of public pathway through Frind Winery. (City of West Kelowna)

Public pathway to wind through West Kelowna winery

Walkway will run from Pritchard Drive, and northeast through the winery to Green Bay Road.

Map showing location of public pathway through Frind Winery. (City of West Kelowna)