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Killiney Beach Paved… Almost

Here is some shots of the new pavement through Killiney Beach. This should keep the dust down and make the Beach a lot healthier place to spend your leisure time. As you can see from the video a section from Hodges Road to the Pump...

Killiney Beach Restoration, Begins…

The equipment showed up and the work began. Looks like all the prep work has been done today and the paving is scheduled to start tomorrow. Long time coming but should look great when finished. The second swim float, new dock, swim grid, more parking,...

Killiney Beach Under Construction / Rehab

Equipment showed up on Killiney Beach this morning to begin the final restoration of the road and beach sites. The plan is to see the roadway paved to control the dust issue that has plagued beach goers forever. Along with the road improvement the beach sites will be finished and we should...

SILGA Convention 2019 – Southern Interior Local Government Association

The SILGA Convention is an annual get together by local government elected officials from the Southern Interior of BC. The purpose is to network with fellow legislators and to prepare resolutions for the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention latter this year. Proposed resolutions are listed below and represent local government wants...

New Solid Waste Contract & Contractor for RDCO

This contract is for those RDCO residents that receive curb side solid waste/recyclable pick up at their residence.  For those of us along Westside Road and use the two transfer stations our contract has been extended for a two year period so we should see no change...

Damage Recovery Work in Two Regional District Parks

Residents can expect to see a flurry of activity in the new few weeks to repair damage from the record 2017 spring freshet. Starting Monday, April 1st, crews will be working on two prefabricated bridge structures to replace those that were damaged in

2019 Budget – EA West

The RDCO Board passed the 2019 Budget (pages 33-137) last night at our Board Meeting. EA West residents are looking at a 3.4% increase in the regular budget and some considerably larger increases depending upon where you live and what local services you receive. Fire, solid waste and water costs vary...

Public Budgetary Input – Monday, March 25 @ 7:00PM

Tomorrow Monday, March 25 2019 at 7:00pm will be the last chance for residents and taxpayers to address issues in the 2019 RDCO Budget. If you have interests that you wish the RDCO Board to hear and consider this is the last chance for this Budget as we will be voting on...

Killiney Beach – Dock Restoration

The restoration work has begun on Killiney Beach. Crews are rebuilding the dock and work on the rest of the beach will commence very soon. Looks like we will get our beach back for this summer season. I will post another video...

Library Opening – Westside Learning Lab

I attended the opening of the new Okanagan Regional Library Branch the Westside Learning Lab. This is in the shopping center across the traffic circle by WFN Headquarters at the South end of Westside Road by Dollarama.
Attached are a couple of links to news stories regarding the grand opening of the new...

Public Input to the Budget Process – Brent Road

I was pleased to see residents from the Brent Road area of Central Okanagan West Electoral Area make a presentation to the Board on an old taxation issue that has negatively impacted their community. For those of you unfamiliar with Brent Road it is a waterfront community of 60+ homes four...

Small Community … Good Local Information

As we roll into February the latest edition of the Westside Post hits the stands with information targeted at the rural areas along Westside Road. If you live in this area and are looking for information about your community it should be available in the Westside Post and editions can be...

Asset Renewal … How Sustainable Are Our Assets?

 Asset Renewal is the focus of all levels of government at this time. Simply we need to address our aging and deteriorating infrastructure from water systems to roads. Asset Renewal has been on the radar at the RDCO Board Table for the last...

Killiney Beach Restoration – Update

Here is the latest video of the work in progress to restore Killiney Beach Park. The ditch and culverts are going well from the looks of things. Drainage rock is being used to fill the ditch which should allow for more parking on that side...