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Kelowna missed an opportunity to get more affordable housing downtown

Dec 2, 2021 / 6:00 am

Leveraging surplus municipally-owned properties for the delivery of public goods should be encouraged and applauded, but the City of Kelowna recently missed a...

Veterans' homelessness is one of many social issues our cities need to address

Nov 9, 2021 / 11:00 am

Veterans make up approximately 4.4% of our homeless population, and yet only 1.7% of the Canadian population are veterans. The overrepresentation of veterans in...

Municipal tax hikes make housing less affordable

Oct 19, 2021 / 11:00 am

Taxes in Kelowna might be going up again. While this may be good for services (if used appropriately), the only guarantee is that this increase would increase...

To combat vandalism, ban election signs on public property

Sep 17, 2021 / 11:00 am

My sign was cut in half. My sign was stolen. My sign was graffitied. Every single election, whether it be federal, provincial or municipal we hear the same...

City is a real estate mogul

Aug 26, 2021 / 6:00 am

Over the last week we’ve learned that the City of Kelowna is a large residential property holder and real estate investment firm. I’ll forgive you...

Council fields dissent

Jul 29, 2021 / 6:00 am

Earlier this month, Kelowna city council issued a rare defeat for new housing, by opposing a proposal that included 67 single-detached homes, improvements to...

Dilworth revitalization is welcome change for Kelowna

Jul 7, 2021 / 6:00 am

A revitalization of the Dilworth strip mall along Highway 97 next to Superstore is being proposed by Vancouver’s Peterson Group – and frankly...

Mill’s mysterious future

Jun 8, 2021 / 11:00 am

The former 40-acre waterfront Tolko mill is destined for redevelopment and Kelowna residents have no idea what its future will look like. The mill has been...