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Coldstream’s first-ever woman mayor, Ruth Hoyte, takes her seat between chief administrative officer Trevor Seibel (left) and corporate officer Keri-Ann Austin after being officially sworn in Monday, Nov. 7. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Historic moment: Coldstream’s first female mayor sworn in

Vernon and Coldstream councils officially sworn in to office Monday, Nov. 7

 

Penticton City Hall. (Western News - File)

Penticton issues warning after report of city worker impersonator

The man attempted to gain access to a home to allegedly test the tap water

 

Current mayor John Vassilaki. The Penticton election is Saturday, Oct. 15. (Western News file photo)

Incumbent Penticton mayor will have 4 challengers in October election

Five running for mayor, 17 for council as municipal candidates are made official Friday afternoon

 

Over 200 people showed up to protest levels of crime and to support a new group called Clean Streets Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Leader of Clean Streets Penticton enters mayor’s race

Jason Reynen became Penticton’s fourth mayoral candidate

Over 200 people showed up to protest levels of crime and to support a new group called Clean Streets Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Queen Elizabeth and Prince and Princess Anne at Penticton airport meeting with dignitaries during the Royal Visit to the Okanagan in 1971. (Photo courtesy of oldphoto.ca)

Penticton mayor reflects on legacy of Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal visit here

Queen Elizabeth II visited Penticton in 1971 with Prince Phillip and Princess Anne

Queen Elizabeth and Prince and Princess Anne at Penticton airport meeting with dignitaries during the Royal Visit to the Okanagan in 1971. (Photo courtesy of oldphoto.ca)
Corey Hounslow is one of three candidates to be Penticton’s mayor after Oct. 15, as of Wednesday afternoon. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Owner of local tattoo shop enters mayor’s race in Penticton

Corey Hounslow says it’s time for a change in how the public’s money is spent

Corey Hounslow is one of three candidates to be Penticton’s mayor after Oct. 15, as of Wednesday afternoon. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The City of Vernon is reminding residents changes are coming in regards to floral tributes and leaving trinkets on gravesites at Vernon’s Pleasant Valley Cemetery. (Google Maps photo)

Vernon cemetery changes affect flower tributes, trinkets

City sends out reminder to residents about upcoming changes

The City of Vernon is reminding residents changes are coming in regards to floral tributes and leaving trinkets on gravesites at Vernon’s Pleasant Valley Cemetery. (Google Maps photo)
The historic Peanut Pool at Vernon’s Lakeview Park is being deconstructed, to be replaced by new pool in 2023. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Historic Vernon pool shelled by machinery

Peanut Pool being demolished this week; new facility at Lakeview Park to open in summer 2023

The historic Peanut Pool at Vernon’s Lakeview Park is being deconstructed, to be replaced by new pool in 2023. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A flash rain event on Monday afternoon has caused flooding of roads and some homes in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

City of Penticton lifts local state of emergency amid subsided flood risk

Lake levels are still high and the channel is moving fast, the city adds

A flash rain event on Monday afternoon has caused flooding of roads and some homes in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. (File)

Kelowna mayor frustrated with number of shows, concerts that go to Penticton

Colin Basran offered his comments in a radio interview last week

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. (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)
The Skaha Lake boat launch will be closed from May 16 to 18 due to temporary repairs. (City photo)
The Skaha Lake boat launch will be closed from May 16 to 18 due to temporary repairs. (City photo)
The courthouse in Port Coquitlam. (Google/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge community safety officer charged with assault

Assaulting peace officer, possession of weapon among charges laid

The courthouse in Port Coquitlam. (Google/Special to The News)
Penticton City Hall. (File photo)

Mask mandates lifted at City of Penticton facilities starting Friday

Showing proof of vaccination to access events will continue to be required until April 8

Penticton City Hall. (File photo)
Penticton City Hall was vandalized on Friday, Dec. 10. (City of Penticton image)

Penticton City Hall vandalized, RCMP investigating

RCMP responded to reports of mischief at Penticton City Hall on Friday night

Penticton City Hall was vandalized on Friday, Dec. 10. (City of Penticton image)
A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a twinned-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Feedback lends support to plan for replacing Penticton’s aging arenas, library and museum

Residents had until Nov. 25 to submit feedback but now, it’s up to the city to take the next steps

A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a twinned-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Grocery store shelves are bare in the Okanagan as supply routes have been shut off from the rainfall and landslides that closed the Coquihalla and every other route to the rest of Canada. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

City of Penticton invites residents to help draft food security plan

Public feedback will be accepted until Nov. 30

Grocery store shelves are bare in the Okanagan as supply routes have been shut off from the rainfall and landslides that closed the Coquihalla and every other route to the rest of Canada. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Photo: Kathleen Saylors

Grand Forks votes down letter to support Penticton in homeless shelter battle

Grand Forks city coun. Neil Krog insisted Penticton’s issue with Victoria is about city bylaws, not homelessness

Photo: Kathleen Saylors
The City of Vernon has laid off more than 100 part-time staff at recreation services after all recreational facilities were closed until further notice due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan city’s recreation services staff served with layoff notices

Vernon issues more than 100 notices to part-time staff after closing rec facilities due to COVID-19

The City of Vernon has laid off more than 100 part-time staff at recreation services after all recreational facilities were closed until further notice due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
The City of Vernon building is undergoing renovations as of Jan. 29, 2020. (Contributed)

City Hall facelift moves services in North Okanagan

Cash station closed in Vernon as renovations make way for new cemetery inquiries office

The City of Vernon building is undergoing renovations as of Jan. 29, 2020. (Contributed)