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

 

Pete Ryan carving in front of Hope District Hall, District of Hope. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard file)

District of Hope pays just over $3 million for employees, report states

Remuneration report lists employees making more than $75,000

 

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)
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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

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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.
Premier John Horgan and Minister of Finance Carole James announce B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan during a press conference at Phillips Brewery in Victoria, B.C., on Sept. 17, 2020. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

District of Hope gets $1.83 million in economic restart cash from upper levels of government

FVRD gets $1.36 million out of $425 million distributed provincewide

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Premier John Horgan and Minister of Finance Carole James announce B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan during a press conference at Phillips Brewery in Victoria, B.C., on Sept. 17, 2020. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)
Hope’s downtown staple diner, Sharron’s Deli, and neighbouring Blue Moose Coffee House, will be expanding their patios onto the sidewalk of Wallace Street. The District of Hope is working with them during the coronavirus pandemic, in order to give the businesses more space amid physical distancing requirements. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Council briefs: Duplex build a go in Kawkawa Lake, waste bylaw tweaked

District also moving ahead with expanded patios for Blue Moose, Sharron’s Deli

Hope’s downtown staple diner, Sharron’s Deli, and neighbouring Blue Moose Coffee House, will be expanding their patios onto the sidewalk of Wallace Street. The District of Hope is working with them during the coronavirus pandemic, in order to give the businesses more space amid physical distancing requirements. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
A public hearing June 22 will consider Kellton Contracting’s plans for a three-storey mixed use building at 711 Water Avenue.  Google Maps photo

District to hold hearings on plans for duplexes and three-storey apartment building

Public hearings into rezoning properties will be held virtually and livestreamed on Facebook

A public hearing June 22 will consider Kellton Contracting’s plans for a three-storey mixed use building at 711 Water Avenue.  Google Maps photo
Delivery of new garbage, recycling and compost bins began to roll out in January in Hope. The district is now revising its solid waste bylaw with new rules around these bins and more. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

Council briefs: Back to the drawing board for Hope’s solid waste bylaw

Council talks 711 Water development, extended cafe patios, dealing with discarded needles

Delivery of new garbage, recycling and compost bins began to roll out in January in Hope. The district is now revising its solid waste bylaw with new rules around these bins and more. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)
Playgrounds in Hope are set to re-open this week, after being closed and roped off since late March. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Boat launch, playgrounds, public washrooms set to re-open in Hope

Re-opening of these services part of Phase 2 of ‘restart B.C.’ recovery phase of pandemic

Playgrounds in Hope are set to re-open this week, after being closed and roped off since late March. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Hope’s Mayor Peter Robb. Hope Standard file photo

VIDEO: Hope’s mayor takes your questions

Peter Robb answers reader questions on COVID-19’s impact on business, property tax and vacationers

Hope’s Mayor Peter Robb. Hope Standard file photo
An artist’s rendering of an apartment planned for 444 TransCanada Highway in Hope. The plan includes 30 units, which is seven units more than the current density allows. The issue will be discussed in council on March 8.

New apartment complex for Hope will need council approval

Developer hoping to get 30 units into planned building for a long-vacant lot

An artist’s rendering of an apartment planned for 444 TransCanada Highway in Hope. The plan includes 30 units, which is seven units more than the current density allows. The issue will be discussed in council on March 8.