parking

An RV is parked in front of a 25th Avenue business for weeks in the Okanagan Landing area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon bylaw to put the brakes on RV roadside camping

25th Avenue has several recreational vehicles parked in front of businesses

 

PurpleAir air quality monitors, owned by private citizens, are currently the only source of air quality data in Salmon Arm. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm council asking province to consider city for air quality monitoring system

Council informed Ministry of Environment already looking at city as potential location

 

An Armstrong woman, an amputee who lost her leg below her knee several years ago, says she was verbally and physically assaulted by a man who couldn’t see her disability as she tried to park in a handicap spot at Vernon’s Walmart Saturday, April 24. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Okanagan amputee assaulted over handicap parking spot

Armstrong woman with prosthetic leg says she was verbally attacked and spat upon by man who couldn’t see her disability as she tried to park in Vernon store’s handicap space

 

New parking meters have been installed on Main Street, Ellis Street, Front Street, Nanaimo Avenue and Padmore Avenue in Penticton. (City of Penticton photo)

Pay parking now in effect in downtown Penticton

A spot downtown will now cost you $2 per hour

New parking meters have been installed on Main Street, Ellis Street, Front Street, Nanaimo Avenue and Padmore Avenue in Penticton. (City of Penticton photo)
On the first day of his retirement, April 12, 2021, Marcel Bedard, former Salmon Arm bylaw enforcement officer, looks over a scrapbook he created of his 24 years on the job. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm bylaw officer parks his parking tickets after 24 years

Despite the insults that go with the job, Marcel Bedard enjoyed his work for the city

On the first day of his retirement, April 12, 2021, Marcel Bedard, former Salmon Arm bylaw enforcement officer, looks over a scrapbook he created of his 24 years on the job. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Triumph Coffee had hoped to create an outdoor patio space in the accessible parking stall in front of its business, but the City of Vernon has curbed those plans. (Triumph photo)

North Okanagan coffee shop’s bid for patio space curbed

Triumph wanted to expand into accessible stall but was denied

Triumph Coffee had hoped to create an outdoor patio space in the accessible parking stall in front of its business, but the City of Vernon has curbed those plans. (Triumph photo)
Salmon Arm is hoping to upgrade its meters in 2021 with a card reader assembly making it possible to pay by credit or debit card. This is one of the meters in Salmon Arm that would be upgraded. (File photo)

City of Salmon Arm moves closer to credit card pay parking

Changes in technology expected to take place in early 2021

Salmon Arm is hoping to upgrade its meters in 2021 with a card reader assembly making it possible to pay by credit or debit card. This is one of the meters in Salmon Arm that would be upgraded. (File photo)
Vernon parking meters back in business

Vernon parking meters back in business

With local shops reopening, the city is bringing back meter enforcement July 2

Vernon parking meters back in business
A thief or thieves, looking for coins, vandalized three parking stations in Salmon Arm in the first week of June 2020, whose replacement will cost an estimated $25,000 total. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Parking in downtown Salmon Arm moving to two hours except for one street

Pay stations vandalized, council discusses plan for adopting credit card payments

A thief or thieves, looking for coins, vandalized three parking stations in Salmon Arm in the first week of June 2020, whose replacement will cost an estimated $25,000 total. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Salmon Arm is ordering three new parking meters, and this one, located on Hudson Avenue NE across from the Hudson Thrift Shoppe, will be moving to Second Avenue NE by city hall. (File photo)                                Salmon Arm is planning for new parking meters, likely similar to the types used in other regional cities. This current meter is on Hudson Avenue across from the CMHA Thrift Shoppe. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

New parking pay stations coming for Salmon Arm but they will still take coins

City not set up to take credit cards for any of its transactions as fees have been too high

Salmon Arm is ordering three new parking meters, and this one, located on Hudson Avenue NE across from the Hudson Thrift Shoppe, will be moving to Second Avenue NE by city hall. (File photo)                                Salmon Arm is planning for new parking meters, likely similar to the types used in other regional cities. This current meter is on Hudson Avenue across from the CMHA Thrift Shoppe. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)
Saying you’re sorry isn’t enough if you’ve accidentally dinged another vehicle with yours in a parking lot. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Column: Parking lot hit and runs and a lack of accountability

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

  • Feb 22, 2020
Saying you’re sorry isn’t enough if you’ve accidentally dinged another vehicle with yours in a parking lot. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
A new bylaw will allow the District of Sicamous to remove vessels that are illegally moored at public wharfs.                                File photo

Hard line considered on parking

Bylaw allows for removal of boats moored overnight

A new bylaw will allow the District of Sicamous to remove vessels that are illegally moored at public wharfs.                                File photo