Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022 10:30 AM
The Central Okanagan has had its share of emergencies, including floods, landslides and wildfires.
Each has its own unique set of circumstances and challenges, but experts agree there is one common element that can help keep residents and their families safe during any emergency: being prepared.
“Being prepared to look after your family for at least 72 hours in the event of an emergency is something we need to do each year,” said Sandra Follack, Central Okanagan’s emergency program coordinator. “And...
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022 01:39 PM
Imagine, 150 garage sales, all in one location! That’s what you’ll get Saturday May 28 at the Okanagan College Kelowna campus parking lot, as the Trunk Sale returns after a two year hiatus.
Organized by the Regional District Waste Reduction Office, Trunk Sales promote reuse and recycling, ensuring we keep any unnecessary and perfectly good material out of our one remaining landfill.
The Spring Trunk Sale will mark the 18th event the RDCO has hosted to date. Rae Stewart, Waste Reduction Facilitator...
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 12:06 PM
The Regional Board has received a detailed report looking at future options for the curbside recycling program in the Central Okanagan. The current contract with Recycle BC runs to the end of 2024 and a decision whether to continue the partnership for another seven years must be made before July this year. The Regional District will consult with local governments whether to continue the existing partnership or have Recycle BC directly provide...
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022 02:25 PM
Open burning season in the Central Okanagan ends on Saturday, April 30.
Until then when conditions allow, all eligible property owners, farmers and other large lot owners with permits from their local fire jurisdiction may burn specific wood debris outdoors. As well, they must follow the BC Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation.
Property owners must use Best Burning Practices and call the toll-free Outdoor Burning Hotline: 1-855-262-2876 (BURN) before lighting any fire to ensure that open burning...
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2022 02:33 PM
The Regional Board has given conditional support to a proposed boundary expansion application to the Province from the Black Mountain Irrigation District (BMID). The owners of 15 large parcels in the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area, outside the current BMID service area, have petitioned the irrigation district to expand its boundary to be included within the irrigation district agricultural water service area. Among the conditions requested by the...