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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

 

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 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)
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 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 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)
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
Customer service representative Jennifer Cook is safely behind tempered glass with her co-workers at Salmon Arm City Hall now that the building has reopened to the public after nearly three months of shutdown in response to COVID-19. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

COVID-19: Salmon Arm city hall, law courts open gradually as restrictions ease

City staff to remain behind glass, court registry expected to open doors July 13

Customer service representative Jennifer Cook is safely behind tempered glass with her co-workers at Salmon Arm City Hall now that the building has reopened to the public after nearly three months of shutdown in response to COVID-19. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Council chambers at Salmon Arm city hall were open on Monday, June 22 for the first time since March 2020. Measures were in place for social distancing, with no more than 15 people allowed in the gallery and people sitting in designated seats. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Council chambers first step in reopening Salmon Arm city hall

Public, council members attend council meeting in person after three-month hiatus

Council chambers at Salmon Arm city hall were open on Monday, June 22 for the first time since March 2020. Measures were in place for social distancing, with no more than 15 people allowed in the gallery and people sitting in designated seats. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Council chambers at Salmon Arm City Hall will be reopening for the June 22 council meeting, with a minimum number of people permitted to attend in order to respect social distancing. (City of Salmon Arm photo)

Salmon Arm council chambers to reopen June 22 to limited number of people

Council and staff expect interest regarding rezoning application for property near Okanagan Avenue

Council chambers at Salmon Arm City Hall will be reopening for the June 22 council meeting, with a minimum number of people permitted to attend in order to respect social distancing. (City of Salmon Arm photo)
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)
City worker Wayne Morlock changes the lights at city hall from red to white. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm council agrees to shine a light on cystic fibrosis in the community

Things will be blue around city hall when a new cause is highlighted

City worker Wayne Morlock changes the lights at city hall from red to white. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
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)
City of Vernon to redirect reclaimed water into Okanagan Lake

City of Vernon to redirect reclaimed water into Okanagan Lake

MacKay Reservoir nears capacity; city to reflow water into lake near Kin Beach

City of Vernon to redirect reclaimed water into Okanagan Lake
The plaque that replaced the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in front of Victoria’s city hall was vandalized within the first day that it was up. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Plaque that replaced Macdonald statue at Victoria city hall vandalized

Less than 24 hours after plaque was installed, an ‘X’ had been scratched through the centre

The plaque that replaced the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in front of Victoria’s city hall was vandalized within the first day that it was up. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Phoebe Ramsay (left), Samantha, and Lucy Gunn supported the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue from the front steps of Victoria’s City Hall. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather at a B.C. City Hall after removal of Sir John A. Macdonald Statue

People rallied in support and in protest of the removal, carrying signs and chanting

Phoebe Ramsay (left), Samantha, and Lucy Gunn supported the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue from the front steps of Victoria’s City Hall. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Kate Loomer (left), Bradley Clements, Reuben Rose-Redwood, and Lisa Kadonaga held up signs in support of the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald Statue. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Removal of John A. Macdonald statue at B.C. City Hall met with divided crowd

People debated race and politics while Sir John A. Macdonald was removed from Victoria’s City Hall

Kate Loomer (left), Bradley Clements, Reuben Rose-Redwood, and Lisa Kadonaga held up signs in support of the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald Statue. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS