Wood stove exchange rebates
Posted on Tuesday, March 07, 2023 12:05 PM
Rebates of up to $1,500 are available for Central Okanagan residents that recycle an old wood burning appliance and replace it with newer, cleaner burning technology. New incentive levels and a new bounty option are included in the rebate program along with increased incentives for Westbank First Nation members.
There are four participating Central Okanagan retailers that will help you recycle the old wood burner and handle all the necessary paperwork for the applicable rebate through the...
Vegetation work along Greenway
Posted on Monday, March 06, 2023 10:30 AM
Visitors along a section of the Mission Creek Greenway Regional Park should be aware of annual vegetation maintenance and pruning work.
Starting Monday, March 13 (updated on Mar. 7) for approximately five days, a contracted crew for the Ministry of Forests will be pruning trees and doing other vegetation maintenance along the recreational trail upstream from south of Lakeshore Road. Temporary closures are anticipated in areas where the crew is working.
The Regional District asks that while the work...
Goats Peak Regional Park closed
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 11:48 AM
Goats Peak Regional Park is closed until further notice after a cougar was recently reported in the park.
For their safety, Regional Parks Services staff and the BC Conservation Officer Service ask Central Okanagan residents to stay out of the 63-hectare park located off Highway 97 south in West Kelowna.
Conservation Officers investigated and identified increased cougar activity in the area. As a precaution, the park will remain closed.
The park will reopen when Conservation Officers determine it...
Make your own compost
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 11:00 AM
Here’s your chance to cut your garbage in half and boost your soil too! Do your yard a big favor this coming gardening season with a new backyard composter.
While quantities last, the annual Regional District of Central Okanagan online composter sale runs during March.
“Backyard composting is resourceful, easy, and rewarding!” says Waste Reduction facilitator Rae Stewart with the Regional District of Central Okanagan Waste Reduction Office. “There’s nothing like the satisfaction of making your...
Recycling contamination = financial penalties
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2023 09:25 AM
Costly financial penalties are being imposed on some Central Okanagan local governments by Recycle BC. And we’ll see more unless some residents improve their curbside recycling habits.
Recycling is contaminated when material that is not accepted for collection under Recycle BC guidelines ends up in the curbside recycling system. Waste audits conducted regularly by Recycle BC show contamination in the regions curbside recycling carts average around 8%, well above allowable levels of 3%.