Municipal Government

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

 

(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

 

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

 

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.
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Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton benefit from surprise funding

Communities receiving total of $1.5 million in Safe Restart grants

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The Ashcroft Pool has a projected opening date of July 4, 2020. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Village services start to reopen but some restrictions in place

Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Clinton all have new safety precautions in their facilities

The Ashcroft Pool has a projected opening date of July 4, 2020. (Photo credit: Submitted)
At its March 23 meeting, Cache Creek council voted not to open the pool for the 2020 season. (Photo credit: Journal files)

Cache Creek council makes decision to close pool for 2020 season

Effects of COVID-19 pandemic and delinquent taxes two factors in decision

At its March 23 meeting, Cache Creek council voted not to open the pool for the 2020 season. (Photo credit: Journal files)