City Council

Gord Portman presents Penticton mayor John Vassilaki with a cheque for $8,030 at the conclusion of Tuesday’s city council meeting. (Submitted)

Dream comes true for local hero as Penticton’s Memorial Bench becomes reality

Gord Portman presented an $8,000 cheque to city council for lakefront bench construction

 

Quality of life indicators saw a drop this year, compared to the 2020 survey. (Contributed)

Quality of life in Kelowna good, but perceived getting worse: survey

“I don’t really want to take this report card home and show it to my mother”

 

The intersection of Kinney Avenue and South Main Street in Penticton. (Photo- Google Street View)

Penticton looks to internally borrow over $2 million to fix awkward intersection

The city wants to remove the ‘traffic bottleneck’ at Kinney Avenue and South Main Street

 

Vernon council has voted to send a proposed photographic mural project for city- and privately-owned buildings back to the Vernon Public Art Galley for them to conduct public consultation. (Katie Green photo)

Vernon council sends mask project back to art gallery

Public outcry to proposed murals prompts council to revisit motion passed in May supporting project

Vernon council has voted to send a proposed photographic mural project for city- and privately-owned buildings back to the Vernon Public Art Galley for them to conduct public consultation. (Katie Green photo)
Lakeshore Drive is Penticton’s most iconic and most visited street. Part of the draw is how beautiful and stately the heritage homes are on the block. (Google Maps)

Penticton’s 40 most iconic properties could be recognized with $8k plan

The local museum is planning on installing heritage plaques around Penticton

Lakeshore Drive is Penticton’s most iconic and most visited street. Part of the draw is how beautiful and stately the heritage homes are on the block. (Google Maps)
The Kelowna RCMP detachment is currently facing a 20 per cent staffing gap. (File photo)

‘The world has found Kelowna’: Council assured of proper RCMP summer staffing

‘I would expect to see our staffing rates come up quite significantly in the next 90 days’

The Kelowna RCMP detachment is currently facing a 20 per cent staffing gap. (File photo)
(Phil McLachlan - Western News File)

Penticton council makes emission cuts a priority, sets new long-term targets

All-electric Zamboni and zero-emission vehicles will be implemented immediately

(Phil McLachlan - Western News File)
A visual of Penticton’s North Gateway redevelopment plan. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Penticton makes ‘bold plan’ for first live, work, play neighbourhood

The proposed North Gateway redevelopment has been advanced to the final round of public engagement

A visual of Penticton’s North Gateway redevelopment plan. (Photo- City of Penticton)
This area of Naramata Bench overlooking Lake Okanagan is the proposed site for a 112-home development by Canadian Horizons. (Canadian Horizons photo)

Naramata Bench development heads to public engagement in Penticton

The 112 lot proposal by Canadian Horizons met a split city council

This area of Naramata Bench overlooking Lake Okanagan is the proposed site for a 112-home development by Canadian Horizons. (Canadian Horizons photo)
Proposed townhouses for the former Kampe estate will be considered by council on May 3. (City of Penticton)

Penticton residents invited to discuss future city developments with mayor and staff

The North Gateway project is among the set topics of discussion for the May 19 gathering

Proposed townhouses for the former Kampe estate will be considered by council on May 3. (City of Penticton)
The two Skaha Lake concession stands that will have new operators starting this summer. (City of Penticton)

New operators for 2 of Penticton’s Skaha Lake concessions

The new operators join Tickleberry’s this summer

The two Skaha Lake concession stands that will have new operators starting this summer. (City of Penticton)
Conceptual rendering of three towers proposed by Safari Capital to be built 600 block of Coronation Ave. (Looking south toward downtown Kelowna. (Safari Capital)

Tower takeover: 3 more high-rises proposed for downtown Kelowna

Towers would stand 20, 26 and 33-storey high

Conceptual rendering of three towers proposed by Safari Capital to be built 600 block of Coronation Ave. (Looking south toward downtown Kelowna. (Safari Capital)
B.C.-based not-for-profit organization Encorp Pacific, better known as “Return-It” will operate a centre in Penticton as early as this year after getting approval from city council on May 3. (Photo: Encorp Pacific)

‘Contactless’ bottle depot gets approval despite concerns from Penticton council

200 Carmi Avenue will be home to the ‘return-it’ centre for the next three years

B.C.-based not-for-profit organization Encorp Pacific, better known as “Return-It” will operate a centre in Penticton as early as this year after getting approval from city council on May 3. (Photo: Encorp Pacific)
Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter will present a quarterly crime update to city council on Tuesday, May 3. ( Western News file phot)

Auto theft up 48% in Penticton: RCMP

Mounties received fewer overall calls for service compared to the first quarter of 2021

Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter will present a quarterly crime update to city council on Tuesday, May 3. ( Western News file phot)
A conceptual design of Vernon's Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Vernon Kin Race Track plan heads to public

Feedback to be provided before final approval sought; mayor unhappy with Active Living Centre access

A conceptual design of Vernon's Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)
B.C.-based not-for-profit organization Encorp Pacific, better known as “Return-It” is proposing to temporarily operate a bottle depot on Penticton’s Carmi Avenue. (Photo: Encorp Pacific)

Penticton council to consider new ‘contactless’ bottle depot on Carmi Avenue

Council will review the applicant’s proposal at a May 3 meeting

B.C.-based not-for-profit organization Encorp Pacific, better known as “Return-It” is proposing to temporarily operate a bottle depot on Penticton’s Carmi Avenue. (Photo: Encorp Pacific)
BC Hydro's Houston fast charging station for electric vehicles is up and running. (Photo courtesy BC Hydro)

Penticton opts to keep electric charging fees despite year-long decline in usage

People can charge their vehicles for two hours before a $2 fee kicks in

BC Hydro's Houston fast charging station for electric vehicles is up and running. (Photo courtesy BC Hydro)
Penticton council has approved the pending purchase of four e-bikes for bylaw services staff and recycling ambassadors. (Submitted photo)

Theft remains ‘a risk’ with Penticton’s $25k purchase for staff e-bikes

Other risks include staff acceptance and training, the city said at a regular council meeting

Penticton council has approved the pending purchase of four e-bikes for bylaw services staff and recycling ambassadors. (Submitted photo)
A survey of Penticton youth shows that of those surveyed, over 23 per cent have experienced homelessness at some point. (File photo)

‘Status quo no longer an option’: Penticton pays $85K a year to address homelessness

‘We require a new approach as a community,” said Penticton mayor John Vassilaki

A survey of Penticton youth shows that of those surveyed, over 23 per cent have experienced homelessness at some point. (File photo)
A 24-hour count was conducted of people experiencing homelessness in Penticton, where 114 people were counted. (File photo)

City of Penticton could soon pay $85,000 per year to help address homelessness

Council will review a proposal from B.C.-based 100 More Homes on April 5

A 24-hour count was conducted of people experiencing homelessness in Penticton, where 114 people were counted. (File photo)