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Okanagan Lake Levels – PEAK??

[caption id="attachment_38995" align="alignright" width="370"]               For Sale - Animals Not Included[/caption] Looks like with luck we will not meet or exceed the 243.0 meter prediction made earlier this season.  That is the old record (1948 I believe) not the...

Boil Water Notice – Killiney Beach

May 20, 2018 Boil Water Notice for the Killiney Beach Water System

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has issued a precautionary Boil Water Notice for residents served by the Killiney Beach Water System in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. This...

Killiney Beach to Re-Open for this Summer Season

Here is a shot of Killiney Beach on May 17 2018.  This is the day Okanagan Lake reached full pool of 342.48m and you can see in the video how close the shoreline is to the road.  RDCO Parks has been out and it looks like new...

Here we go Again … FloodWatch is Back

May 17 and we have reached full pool on Okanagan Lake ( 342.48m ) and the expectation now is that we will meet or exceed the 343m mark.  In 2017 we set a new record of 343.25m breaking a previous record from the late 1940's.  This is becoming an annual thing just...

O.R.L. – Okanagan Regional Library – AGM 2018

As a part of my duties as Electoral Area Director I am the representative for the two electoral areas (Central Okanagan East & West) within RDCO to the Okanagan Regional Library Board.  As such I attend ORL Board Meetings where decisions pertaining to the operation and management of the 29 Libraries under...

Water Quality Advisory – Killiney Beach / Westshore Estates

Here is a Water Quality Advisory for Killiney and Westshore Water Systems that are both operated by RDCO.  If you live elsewhere in the Electoral Area West and are not sure of the Water Quality in your system check with the system operator to assure that your water quality is to a standard...

Ewings Landing & Westside Road – Mud Slide

A second slide has occurred in the North Westside this time a little further south just North of the s turns before Ewings Landing Road.  This time a sizable chunk of the north bound lane of Westside Road has been lost in the slide.  This is going to be a major fix...

Westside Road Construction – Update 1 Month in

Here's some footage of the Westside Road construction upgrade occurring between La Casa and Muir Road.  This is approximatly one month into the work and the landscape is changing by the day.  I will do updates a couple of times a month to keep up with the progress of the upgrade. The hairpin turn of Westside Road where it crosses Shorts Creek was a problem area in 2017 when a debris blockage...

Killiney Beach – Update April 15 2018

I thought I would do another walk through on Killiney Beach prior to Spring thaw and runoff this year.  As you can see in the video the lake is very low, probably the lowest water level I remember, hopefully this with a slow melt will save us...

Westside Road Improvements START – La Casa to Muir Road

Finally road improvements hit the North Westside end of Westside Road.  The stretch between La Casa and Muir Road is set to begin.  Traffic delays of 15 minutes are expected through to December ... this will cause some aggravation this summer as the traffic to the community...

NWCA Easter Egg Hunt – Westshore Park

The North Westside Communities Association has just concluded their 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  The weather co-operated and we had a beautiful day with another record crowd.  Every year we get more children, this year we topped 140, good job to all the volunteers and a special...

New Proposed Speculative Home Tax & Central Okanagan West

Here is some information from RDCO I requested as I have received several inquiries since the recent Provincial Budget Speech.  I will post any further information I am able to get.  Information on the Empty Home Tax has not been received as yet but I am still digging for it.

Local Government Leadership Academy – L.G.L.A. 2018 Conference

2018 LGLA Leadership Forum Agenda took place in Richmond immediately following the EA Forum; starting Jan 31 at noon. This conference is also a collection of study groups and working sessions spaced with plenty of networking opportunities.  This event went until Friday noon when we wrapped up and headed home.  Again as...