Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2022 10:39 AM
A new chief will soon be leading the North Westside Fire Rescue department.
Ron Ewert has been appointed to the position by the Regional District of Central Okanagan and begins his duties on February 22.
He brings impressive credentials to the paid-on-call department which serves communities along Westside Road from La Casa to Westshore Estates.
Ewert is coming to the position from the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service where he has been a firefighter since 1994. He served as an acting battalion...
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2022 09:36 AM
The call is out for 7 to 12 Central Okanagan West Electoral Area residents interested in serving on the committee that will conduct a governance and services study.
The study will engage residents in an analysis of the current regional district governance and service delivery in the Electoral Area with a particular emphasis on the communities within the North Westside Fire Protection area.
About 2,000 people live in the Electoral Area which encompasses the mostly rural, unincorporated area on the...
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:00 PM
The Regional Board has approved the carryover of some budgeted 2021 projects to the first three months of 2022. These projects were either not started or are in the process of completion. In addition, a number of 2021 - 2025 Financial Plan amendments were approved to include new projects in 2022 or allow for changes to existing 2022 projects, prior to approval of the 2022 – 2026 Financial Plan.
Fire Service Agreements Renewed
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...