Municipal Government

The Regional District of North Okanagan is losing Vernon as a partner, but plans are to keep the burn building for other firefighters to train at. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file photo)

North Okanagan city snuffs support of fire training centre

Other regional firefighters assured access to burn building

 

Creating permanent stop signs on 43rd Avenue at 20th Street will require installation of these advance warning signs, which need to be concreted in, and will cost upwards of $180,000. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Roundabout on the books for North Okanagan intersection

Newly installed four-way stop could end up becomming more, or less

 

City of Vernon financial services director Debra Law (left) accepts the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2020 budget from Mayor Victor Cumming. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon sets sights on 4.47 per cent tax increase

2021 budget calls for raise amounting to $69 for average home

 

The City of Vernon is reminding all residents to take care on city roadways now that the days are shorter and nights longer thanks to Sunday’s time change. (City of Vernon photo)

Okanagan city gives ‘heads-up’ to residents after time change

Days are now shorter, nights now longer, so city reminds residents to be careful on local roadways

The City of Vernon is reminding all residents to take care on city roadways now that the days are shorter and nights longer thanks to Sunday’s time change. (City of Vernon photo)
Long-time Lake Country committee member retires

Long-time Lake Country committee member retires

Malcolm Mitchell has volunteered on the water advisory for more than 25 years

Long-time Lake Country committee member retires
The District of Lake Country is installing a memorial bench at Pebble Beach Park to remember former bylaw officer John Mellor, who died Oct. 3, 2019, at age 60. (Facebook photo)

Lake Country bench remembers bylaw officer

Bench to be installed at Pebble Beach Park in memory of John Mellor

The District of Lake Country is installing a memorial bench at Pebble Beach Park to remember former bylaw officer John Mellor, who died Oct. 3, 2019, at age 60. (Facebook photo)
Intersection disruptions for North Okanagan

Intersection disruptions for North Okanagan

All city-owned lights to be tested over next three weeks starting Monday, Oct. 5

Intersection disruptions for North Okanagan
Tanya Garost

Lake Country’s top paid employee retires

Deputy CAO moves up the ranks to fill the position

Tanya Garost
Anthony Haddad, at right, has served as Summerland’s chief administrative officer since August, 2019. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland administrator steps down

Anthony Haddad to finish role with municipality on Nov. 10

Anthony Haddad, at right, has served as Summerland’s chief administrative officer since August, 2019. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
COVID-19 cancels Coldstream program, shuffles meeting

COVID-19 cancels Coldstream program, shuffles meeting

Fall garden waste/leaf drop-off program cancelled, Sept. 14 Lavington meeting moved to Coldstream

COVID-19 cancels Coldstream program, shuffles meeting
Second civic Coldstream employee retires

Second civic Coldstream employee retires

Deputy clerk retires after 25 years with district

Second civic Coldstream employee retires
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
Enderby City Hall is closed until Sept. 1 following exposure to COVID-19. (City of Enderby photo)

Enderby council in isolation following COVID-19 exposure

City office closed until Aug. 31, remote services only

Enderby City Hall is closed until Sept. 1 following exposure to COVID-19. (City of Enderby photo)
Coldstream planner Mike Reiley (right) shows Jamie Morrow (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce) and Wee Yee (55+ BC Games) some of the changes the district is facing lately with industry and agriculture. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

Reiley retires from Coldstream, Roycroft on board

District planner, with 35 years experience, leaving municipality

Coldstream planner Mike Reiley (right) shows Jamie Morrow (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce) and Wee Yee (55+ BC Games) some of the changes the district is facing lately with industry and agriculture. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)
The splash park, playground and neighbouring washroom facilities remain closed at Vernon’s Polson Park due to pooling of groundwater. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Stagnant water keeps popular Vernon playground closed

Splash park, playground and washrooms still closed at Polson Park due to water pooling

The splash park, playground and neighbouring washroom facilities remain closed at Vernon’s Polson Park due to pooling of groundwater. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The City of Penticton has declared a local state of emergency in regard to slope failure at a home in the 600 block of Heather Street. (Google Maps)

Local state of emergency declared near Okanagan home

Slope failure cited as City of Penticton issues notice at home in 600 block of Heather Road

The City of Penticton has declared a local state of emergency in regard to slope failure at a home in the 600 block of Heather Street. (Google Maps)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen paid close to $8 million for its employees in 2019. (Summerland Review file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen pays nearly $8 million in wages

Figures included in latest Statement of Financial Information

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen paid close to $8 million for its employees in 2019. (Summerland Review file photo)
Karla Kozakevich, chair of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen board, conducted the April 16 meeting using an online platform. The last time the board met at the Penticton office was on March 19. (Contributed)

Democracy costs Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen more than $500,000

Remuneration and expenses paid to chair, directors and alternate directors comes to $542,588

Karla Kozakevich, chair of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen board, conducted the April 16 meeting using an online platform. The last time the board met at the Penticton office was on March 19. (Contributed)
A month-long boil water notice for customers on the Mabel Lake Water Utility in Kingfisher, east of Enderby, has been removed and replaced with a water quality advisory. (File photo)

Boil water notice lifted for select North Okanagan customers

Month-long notice for Mabel Lake Water Utility replaced with water quality advisory

A month-long boil water notice for customers on the Mabel Lake Water Utility in Kingfisher, east of Enderby, has been removed and replaced with a water quality advisory. (File photo)
Coun. Doug Holmes is asking for information about how the Summerland council agendas are assembled. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland to examine municipal council transparency

Notice of motion asks for details about open and closed meetings

Coun. Doug Holmes is asking for information about how the Summerland council agendas are assembled. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)