Municipal Government

The City of Vernon will spend up to $180,000 for conceptual and design work to help with funding applications for a new pool, spray park, washroom and mechanical room at Lakeview Park. The pool would replace the existing, aging, ‘Peanut Pool.’ (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon wades into plans to replace aging Peanut Pool

Up to $180,000 will be spent on design and conceptual drawings to help with grant application for pool funding

 

The new 240-litre sized trash cans in Vernon for automated pick-up have been getting mixed reviews to the point Vernon council voted unanimously Tuesday, Sept. 7, to purchase smaller bins which residents can request. (Contributed)

Vernon to purchase smaller garbage bins, available upon request

City’s new automated program uses 240-litre size bins, which some residents say are much too big; city to buy 120-litre size bins

 

Vernon council paid tribute to late councillor Dalvir Nahal at their first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, since the two-term councillor’s passing. Nahal, 45, died Sunday, Sept. 5, following a 10-year battle with cancer. (File photo)

Vernon council pays tribute to colleague

Dalvir Nahal, who died Sunday, Sept. 5, is fondly remembered by fellow councillors and mayor

 

Smoke may continue to be seen from the White Rock Lake wildfire, but it is not considered under control. (Contributed)

Vernon reception centre shutting down as White Rock Lake fire under control

Status change for White Rock Lake fire allows city to shut down the emergency support services centre

Smoke may continue to be seen from the White Rock Lake wildfire, but it is not considered under control. (Contributed)
Vernon council will discuss an application for a new five-storey residential building to be situated in the 5500 block of 27th Avenue at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Affordable housing application approved by Vernon council

Five-storey building will feature 35 low-income, one-to-four bedroom suites on 27th Avenue

Vernon council will discuss an application for a new five-storey residential building to be situated in the 5500 block of 27th Avenue at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Contributed)
Peak Cellars Winery in Lake Country is applying to add more event area, person capacity, and change the hours in its special events area with an application to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch. (Facebook photo)

Lake Country winery looking to expand events area, hours

Peak Cellars’ application is before Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch and District of Lake Country council

Peak Cellars Winery in Lake Country is applying to add more event area, person capacity, and change the hours in its special events area with an application to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch. (Facebook photo)
Neuron Mobility unveiled its fleet of 250 e-scooters in Vernon July 29, 2021, in the 2900 Plaza downtown. After more than a month, the transportation mode is proving to be popular with users. (Morning Star - file photo)

Public rolling along with Neurons in Vernon

Numbers after a month of the trial project involving e-scooters show Vernon users taking a fancy to the two-wheelers

Neuron Mobility unveiled its fleet of 250 e-scooters in Vernon July 29, 2021, in the 2900 Plaza downtown. After more than a month, the transportation mode is proving to be popular with users. (Morning Star - file photo)
The District of Lake Country will go through the alternate approval process in its hopes of borrowing up to $8.85 million to pay for Phase 4 of its wastewater treatment plant upgrade. (Black Press - file photo)

Lake Country goes to alternate approval process for treatment plant upgrade

District will look to borrow near $8.9 million to pay for Phase 4 upgrade; proposal can be defeated by electorate

The District of Lake Country will go through the alternate approval process in its hopes of borrowing up to $8.85 million to pay for Phase 4 of its wastewater treatment plant upgrade. (Black Press - file photo)
Former Lake Country deputy chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo is no longer associated with the municipality, the district announced in a one-line news release Friday, July 2. (Black Press file photo)

Retired CAO thanks Lake Country

Alberto De Feo sends thanks to council, mayor, staff and community

Former Lake Country deputy chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo is no longer associated with the municipality, the district announced in a one-line news release Friday, July 2. (Black Press file photo)
A bouncy castle will be part of the festivities at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre parking lot Sunday, Aug. 22, as Greater Vernon Recreation Services hosts a Community Reboot and Block Party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)

Community block party to lift Vernon moods

Recreation Services hosting reboot and block party Sunday at Performing Arts Centre parking lot

A bouncy castle will be part of the festivities at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre parking lot Sunday, Aug. 22, as Greater Vernon Recreation Services hosts a Community Reboot and Block Party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Lake Country Fire Department is thrilled with its latest acquisition, a T-71 tactical tender truck that will be a huge help in fighting urban interface fires. (District of Lake Country photo)

Lake Country Fire Department adds new truck to arsenal

The T-71 tactical tender truck will be a major help in fighting urban interface fires

The Lake Country Fire Department is thrilled with its latest acquisition, a T-71 tactical tender truck that will be a huge help in fighting urban interface fires. (District of Lake Country photo)
Four selected areas of Vernon – three of which are under evacuation alerts – may temporarily use their newly delivered City of Vernon waste disposal cans to fill three-quarters of the way full with water to help with wildfires. (City of Vernon photo)

City of Vernon trash cans to be used as water buckets in select areas

Four areas of OK Landing - including three on evac alert - may use newly delivered bins for filling with water to help with fires

Four selected areas of Vernon – three of which are under evacuation alerts – may temporarily use their newly delivered City of Vernon waste disposal cans to fill three-quarters of the way full with water to help with wildfires. (City of Vernon photo)
Lake Country councillor and Oyama representative Todd McKenzie is well aware of “repeating problems” at the aging Oyama Boat Launch on Wood Lake. (Google Maps/Matt Funk photo)

Oyama councillor wary of boat launch issues

Todd McKenzie says District of Lake Country needs to budget money and have resources to handle things at Oyama Boat Launch on Wood Lake

Lake Country councillor and Oyama representative Todd McKenzie is well aware of “repeating problems” at the aging Oyama Boat Launch on Wood Lake. (Google Maps/Matt Funk photo)
The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)

Summerland council to examine eco-village development

Proposal calls for housing near community’s solar site

The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)
James Young of Naramata and his bearded collie Loki have some fun at the Skaha Kennel Club dog show in Summerland in 2019. The municipality of Summerland has approved a temporary dog park at the Dale Meadows Sports Complex. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland approves temporary dog park

Council to revisit decision one year after facility opens

James Young of Naramata and his bearded collie Loki have some fun at the Skaha Kennel Club dog show in Summerland in 2019. The municipality of Summerland has approved a temporary dog park at the Dale Meadows Sports Complex. (Black Press file photo)
The City of Vernon has commenced a drainage rehabilitation project at the BX Creek crossing on 42nd Avenue off 32nd Street. This will result in a road closure until September. (City of Vernon photo)

City of Vernon starts drainage project on BX Creek

Crossing at 42nd Avenue has deteriorating storm culvert that is being repaired

The City of Vernon has commenced a drainage rehabilitation project at the BX Creek crossing on 42nd Avenue off 32nd Street. This will result in a road closure until September. (City of Vernon photo)
Water restrictions have been eased for customers on the Mabel Lake Water System in the Regional District of North Okanagan. (File photo)

Water restrictions eased for Mabel Lake system users

Strong efforts by residents means properties can be watered up to three days per week

Water restrictions have been eased for customers on the Mabel Lake Water System in the Regional District of North Okanagan. (File photo)
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Penticton calls for another 2 new RCMP officers

Council voted down the mayor’s request of five officers

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Poor air quality has resulted in the closure Wednesday, July 28, of the White Valley Spray Park and outdoor pool in Lumby. Air quality will be monitored daily to determine when the facilities can reopen. (File photo)

Smoke causes closure of wet Lumby recreational sites

White Valley Spray Park and Pool closed Wednesday due to bad air quality; village to monitor results daily before deciding on reopening

Poor air quality has resulted in the closure Wednesday, July 28, of the White Valley Spray Park and outdoor pool in Lumby. Air quality will be monitored daily to determine when the facilities can reopen. (File photo)
A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)

Boil water notice issued by District of Lake Country for Oyama Lake source

Water main break the culprit behind notice, which was issued Saturday, July 24

A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)