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A walk along Beach with the BELO..

A walk along Beach with the BELO..

Building permit scofflaws and our emerging AirBnB scene are Peachland’s biggest bylaw challenges right now, says Travis Nixon. We went for a walk along Beach Ave yesterday, something I’ve been meaning to do for awhile - Nixon, a lifelong Peachlander, was hired as our BELO - that’s Bylaw Enforcement and Licensing Officer, back in February. As you know, this is a unique position, and one Nixon wanted for obvious reasons - this is his hometown,...

Is it a bathroom or a box? Councillor questions new Heritage Park washroom (+ the rest of your council news)

Is it a bathroom or a box? Councillor questions new Heritage Park washroom (+ the rest of your council news)

So - is that what the bathroom is going to look like? It’s what councillor Keith Fielding was wondering last night. A couple weeks ago, a new washroom facility was installed at the splash pad site - part of the $570,000 project for the whole Heritage Park area. I’ll admit I haven’t taken a good look, but it’s the brown(?) box in the middle of this pic, just behind the light pole:     “Is that the intended final location for it or is...

District has a new planner + developer starts the process for Todds RV property + an update on 4316 Beach Ave (AKA the ‘elephant in a flowerbed’)

District has a new planner + developer starts the process for Todds RV property + an update on 4316 Beach Ave (AKA the ‘elephant in a flowerbed’)

The District has finally found a planner to help with its development application backlog. “We have an accepted offer on the planner position and so we’re hopeful beginning Oct 1 we will have a new planner in our department,” said Darin Schaal Tuesday night. “It’s been a long search and we’re happy with the individual that we’ve recruited, so it’s good news." Schaal presented his monthly development update. Here are some highlights I picked...

Divided on dogs & keeping Cousins as-is: What councillors are saying about Turner Park

Divided on dogs & keeping Cousins as-is: What councillors are saying about Turner Park

Before weighing in on Tuesday night, they listened to a consultant’s early findings on the matter.  Fiona Barton with Outland Design Landscape Architecture presented a summary of what 304 Peachlanders think. The survey was done earlier this summer, using Survey Monkey. “It is not intended to be a statistically valid survey, it’s more to get a sense of touchpoint with the community in terms of high-level concepts or ideas around what your...

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Mount Law updates..

Mount Law updates..

Tuesday, Sept 7: The fire is now classified as 'held' and all evacuation orders and alerts have been rescinded.  ...