Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 08:32 AM
Effective immediately, the ban on campfires has been lifted in most Central Okanagan areas. Campfires are not permitted at any time within the City of Kelowna.
The ban on campfires within local government fire jurisdictions in the Central Okanagan has been in place since July 28. Recent showers and cooler, seasonal temperatures have lowered the potential fire danger rating from low to moderate.
With appropriate safety precautions to prevent the spread of a fire, campfires are once...
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:01 AM
Recent audits of curbside residential recycling in the Central Okanagan show high levels of garbage are still landing in the curbside recycling carts, and municipalities are facing stiff penalties if the trend continues.
Waste audits conducted regularly by Recycle BC show contamination in curbside recycling carts to be well above allowable levels of 3%. This follows a year of targeted education aimed at reducing contamination.
RDCO manager of Engineering Services Travis Kendel says “because we did...
Posted on Friday, September 09, 2022 04:50 PM
Candidates Declared by Chief Election Officer
The following people have filed nomination papers by today’s 4 p.m. deadline and have been declared candidates in the RDCO general local election.
Regional District Director - Central Okanagan East Electoral Area (One to be elected)
(Ellison, Joe Rich, upper June Springs Road, and the south end of Lakeshore Road)
- Kevin Kraft
Regional District Director - Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (One to be elected)
(Westbank First Nation (Tsinstikeptum)...
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2022 02:00 PM
Fire Service Area adjustments
The Regional Board has approved some boundary adjustments to the Ellison and Joe Rich Fire Service Areas.
The owners of 7005 Old Vernon Road have signed a letter of petition requesting their property be added to receive service from the Ellison fire department. A property 4150 Old Vernon Road previously within the service area is now part of the City of Kelowna and is removed from the Ellison fire area.
The Joe Rich Fire Service Area is being expanded to add service...
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2022 12:10 PM
It’s with great sadness we have learned of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Out of respect, flags at RDCO facilities are being lowered to half mast. As the longest reigning monarch our country has known, we pause to reflect on her remarkable life. On behalf of the RDCO, I offer our condolences to the Royal Family on the loss of their matriarch.
RDCO Chair Loyal Wooldridge