Municipal Government

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)
The Township of Spallumcheen will hold a special open house and barbecue for its residents from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the township hall to welcome them back to a world returning to a somewhat stage of normal. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Spallumcheen council welcomes return to normalcy with open house

Township residents invited to municipal hall for barbecue, information on Tuesday, July 27

The Township of Spallumcheen will hold a special open house and barbecue for its residents from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the township hall to welcome them back to a world returning to a somewhat stage of normal. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Stage 2 water use restrictions have been implemented by Greater Vernon Water. (Black Press file photo)

Greater Vernon Water customers face Stage 2 use restrictions

Exceptionally dry and hot conditions expected to continue

Stage 2 water use restrictions have been implemented by Greater Vernon Water. (Black Press file photo)
A rainbow crosswalk similar to this one in Revelstoke has moved another step closer in Armstrong after council voted unanimously to have staff work with couple who requested a pride crosswalk be installed. (File photo)

Rainbow crosswalk for Armstrong moves closer

Council unanimously asks staff to work on logistics, budget with couple who requested walk

A rainbow crosswalk similar to this one in Revelstoke has moved another step closer in Armstrong after council voted unanimously to have staff work with couple who requested a pride crosswalk be installed. (File photo)
The province is streamlining the approval process to add small secondary homes for farmers and Agricultural Land Reserve landowners, which is great news for the Township of Spallumcheen. (Black Press - file photo)

Spallumcheen elated with changes to secondary farm residences

New regulations will allow ALR property owners increased housing flexibility

The province is streamlining the approval process to add small secondary homes for farmers and Agricultural Land Reserve landowners, which is great news for the Township of Spallumcheen. (Black Press - file photo)
A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)

Summerland affordable housing project still in negotiations

Zoning and Official Community Plan have been changed to allow for multi-family project

A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)
A brown stream flows through Sandy River Trailer Park Saturday, July 10 after a sewage main break on Tronson Road. (Contributed)

Vernon sewer spill leaves a mess at Sandy Beach

Residents left to clean up the city’s mess and potential long-term effects

A brown stream flows through Sandy River Trailer Park Saturday, July 10 after a sewage main break on Tronson Road. (Contributed)
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)

Former Lake Country CAO had a $7,000 raise last year

Chief administrative officer top paid employee, again

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)
Coldstream council meetings are again open to the public. (Morning Star - file photo)

Coldstream opens council meetings to public

Moves made by provincial health officer to health order allow for people to return to chambers to watch proceedings

Coldstream council meetings are again open to the public. (Morning Star - file photo)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Battle between Penticton and B.C. over homeless shelter officially before the court

The city filed their official petition before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 6

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
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)

Lake Country cuts ties with former CAO

Alberto De Feo no longer associated with municipality, district announces in one-line news release

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)