Posted on Friday, January 21, 2022 12:51 PM
The Government of Canada and Federation of Canadian Municipalities have awarded a grant to the Regional District to assist with long-term planning for its Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The $50,000 contribution through the Municipal Asset Management Program will be used by the RDCO to complete a comprehensive Asset Management Plan for the facility, located off Gellatly Road in West Kelowna.
Regional District Board Chair Loyal Wooldridge says “this funding is fantastic news for the...
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2022 02:41 PM
The Regional Board received a presentation and report from Parks Services outlining program and visitor highlights during 2021. While pandemic public health and safety regulations impacted in-person programs, it’s estimated last year more than 27,600 people took part in a Regional Park interpretive program or event. That’s up from 19,500 in 2020. In 2019 before the pandemic, approximately 43,000 people participated in park programs. Last year 500...
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2022 09:34 AM
It’s that time of year when things are changing at the EECO!
The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads) will be closed Monday, January 10 through Friday, January 14 as staff are changing the information display.
You’ll be able to visit again and learn about the big cats that call the Central Okanagan home when the doors to the facility open again at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 15. The EECO is a great resource to inspire...
Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2022 09:16 AM
With the large dump of snow expected through the region over the next few days, the Regional Waste Reduction Office asks that you be patient with your waste collection during winter weather events.
Large accumulations of snow on area roads may delay collection. Winter conditions could affect regular pick-up times. Please have your carts out by 7 a.m. on your collection day to allow for earlier or later pick-ups. If your collection is missed during a snow event, please leave your carts out for collection...
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2022 09:19 AM
Central Okanagan dog owners can save $20 by renewing or purchasing a new dog licence for 2022 before the end of February.
Until February 28, a licence for a dog that’s spayed or neutered costs $20. If the dog isn’t spayed or neutered the fee is $60. On March 1, licenses return to the regular annual rates of $40 and $80.
The Responsible Dog Ownership Bylaw requires all dogs to be licensed in the Central Okanagan and in 2021, over 23,000 were. A licence makes it easy to return a dog to its owner if...