Penticton Western News

Grant money goes down the drain

  • Posted on: 22 December 2010
  • By: Michael Brydon

[I have not had much occasion in the past to agree with Mr. Walker (global warming, diagnosis of the SOEC's woes) but I do agree with the basic thesis of this editorial: The recent West Bench water referendum was a significant economic setback for the City of Penticton.]

The residents of West Bench threw another monkey wrench into Penticton council’s plans.

Non-residents will pay more to use recreation facilities

  • Posted on: 4 June 2010
  • By: Michael Brydon

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If you want to play then you have got to pay.

Penticton council voted 4-3 to establish a two-tiered recreation fee structure that will charge non-Penticton residents more money to use city facilities.

The new fee structure will be limited to the Penticton Community Centre along with its pool and fitness room, McLaren Arena and the Cleland Community Theatre.

Region must share in facilities’ costs

  • Posted on: 4 June 2010
  • By: Michael Brydon

Charging a higher rate for using the city’s recreational facilities hardly seems like a neighbourly thing to do. But Penticton council was left with little choice when they approved a two-tiered fee structure earlier this week.

Under the proposal, which still needs to have items such as pricing ironed out, those living in areas outside the city boundaries will have to pay more to use the Penticton Community Centre and pool, McLaren Arena and Cleland Community Theatre.

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