Municipal Government

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

 

Helping Hands President Kimberly Feeny holds one of 17 kittens now staying at the cat shelter. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

West Kootenay cat shelter needs new home following council vote

Grand Forks city council gave the shelter a three-month lease in March

 

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)

Penticton heads to court over homeless shelter as BC Housing audit begins

The city was not satisfied with the response from Minister David Eby regarding the ongoing situation

 

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)

Minister Eby receives warning over ‘dangerous precedent’ in Penticton shelter dispute

UBCM president says Eby’s decision to use paramountcy powers undermines local government autonomy

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)
Approximately 50 protesters gathered at Gyro Park in Penticton Friday, March 5 to protest council’s decision to close Victory Church Shelter. (Jesse Day - Western News)

BC Housing to use provincial powers to keep Penticton shelter open

Penticton council voted Tuesday to reject the shelter’s extension for a second time

Approximately 50 protesters gathered at Gyro Park in Penticton Friday, March 5 to protest council’s decision to close Victory Church Shelter. (Jesse Day - Western News)
(Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. has no parental leave policy for elected councillors, so town makes its own

No provisions under B.C. Community Charter to allow new parents time off without disqualification

(Black Press Media file photo)
Some of the folks behind Angel Flight East Kootenay: Todd Weselake is a director, partner and pilot while Brent Bidston is the president and lead pilot of the not-for-profit. Pictured here with their older plane, they hope to get an upgrade for thanks to RDEK funding. (Image courtesy of Angel Flight East Kootenay)

Angel Flight secures RDEK funding for next five years

$100,000 will go to the not-for-profit each year, with the funds to be used to acquire a larger plane

Some of the folks behind Angel Flight East Kootenay: Todd Weselake is a director, partner and pilot while Brent Bidston is the president and lead pilot of the not-for-profit. Pictured here with their older plane, they hope to get an upgrade for thanks to RDEK funding. (Image courtesy of Angel Flight East Kootenay)
Sparwood mayor David Wilks was in attendance at the street party to discuss potential changes to Centennial Square.

Wilks: RDEK funds for Angel Flight a ‘no-brainer’

Wilks said he would be supporting the request for funds at Friday’s RDEK meeting

Sparwood mayor David Wilks was in attendance at the street party to discuss potential changes to Centennial Square.
Sockeye salmon school in a small Bristol Bay creek in the summer of 2018. The Union of B.C. Municipalities voted in favour of a resolution asking government for for nature-based solutions in flood management that doesn’t compromise salmon habitat. (Courtesy Photo | Mary Catharine Martin)

B.C. municipalities pass resolution for salmon-safe flood control

The UBCM resolution seeks federal, provincial support to replace antiquated infrastructure

Sockeye salmon school in a small Bristol Bay creek in the summer of 2018. The Union of B.C. Municipalities voted in favour of a resolution asking government for for nature-based solutions in flood management that doesn’t compromise salmon habitat. (Courtesy Photo | Mary Catharine Martin)
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Fernie area declared community COVID-19 cluster by Interior Health

81 cases have been identified since Jan. 1

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
Teck today announced the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C. File photo

What’s in a brand? Sparwood logo turns 10

The five-point star and branding has adorned the district’s properties since 2011

Teck today announced the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C. File photo
The plan deals with avoiding congestion at entrances to City Hall. Bulletin file photo

City Council adopts City Hall COVID-19 Safety Plan

Kimberley City Council adopted protocols for dealing with the COVID-19 virus at…

The plan deals with avoiding congestion at entrances to City Hall. Bulletin file photo
The City is sympathetic to need for day camps this summer but did not okay use of the Civic Centre. Bulletin file photo

City of Kimberley working with Columbia Outdoor School to find a way to provide day camps this summer

Many summer camps are cancelled; City votes down request for use of Civic Centre for camp

The City is sympathetic to need for day camps this summer but did not okay use of the Civic Centre. Bulletin file photo
The Central and Watkins proposal along Deer Park Avenue, with commercial units on the bottom floor and residential above.

Central and Watkins proposal receives zoning change

Kimberley City Council unanimously approves zoning amendment

The Central and Watkins proposal along Deer Park Avenue, with commercial units on the bottom floor and residential above.
Certain parts of Kimberley, such as the Morrison Subdivision, have a history of flooding.

Prepare now for spring flooding and coming fire season: City of Kimberley

While we are all focused on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in…

Certain parts of Kimberley, such as the Morrison Subdivision, have a history of flooding.
Kimberley City Hall. Bulletin file

Kimberley City Council passes bylaw to allow for late utility payments for second quarter

Kimberley City Council held a brief special meeting on Monday, March 30…

Kimberley City Hall. Bulletin file
City of Kimberley receives financial reporting award

City of Kimberley receives financial reporting award

The City of Kimberley has once again been honoured with receipt of…

City of Kimberley receives financial reporting award