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

 

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has asked Nanaimo city council to consider a commercial property tax freeze to help offset negative financial impacts of COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)

COVID-19: Nanaimo considers one-year commercial property tax freeze

Report based on chamber of commerce proposal to ease pandemic stress on business community

 

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.
Union Bay voters chose a new direction Saturday. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Union Bay voters opt for governance change

More than seventy per cent support dissolving UBID to roll services into regional district

Union Bay voters chose a new direction Saturday. Photo by Mike Chouinard
There are upcoming information sessions for Union Bay residents about the future of governance in the community. File photo.

Union Bay takes next steps toward governance choice

Virtual and in-person information sessions coming up Oct. 15 and 20

There are upcoming information sessions for Union Bay residents about the future of governance in the community. File photo.
Mayor Russ Arnott is taking a medical leave. Coun. Ken Grant will fill in as mayor. File photo

Arnott taking medical leave as Comox mayor

Coun. Ken Grant will step in a mayor for time being

Mayor Russ Arnott is taking a medical leave. Coun. Ken Grant will fill in as mayor. File photo
Cumberland council has approved its bylaw for property tax rates. Record file photo

Cumberland council adopts property tax bylaw

Village continues as planned to set aside reserve for future police costs

Cumberland council has approved its bylaw for property tax rates. Record file photo
Ian Munro is the new chair for the Union Bay Improvement District. Photo supplied

Union Bay Improvement District picks new chair

Ian Munro chosen at committee of the whole meeting

Ian Munro is the new chair for the Union Bay Improvement District. Photo supplied
Comox council looking at online meeting options for now

Comox council looking at online meeting options for now

Council cancels a committee meeting next week and waits for legal direction from Province

Comox council looking at online meeting options for now