Monthly Archives: September 2021

Information session September 28

The White Rock Lake wildfire impacted communities in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. As part of the RDCO's efforts to support residents in recovery, this eNewsletter will provide details on community recovery activities as new information becomes available.

Information session September...

Open burning permits start October 1

September 27, 2021 Open burning permits start October 1 Starting this Friday, open burning permits will be available for eligible Central Okanagan property owners from their local fire service. Those meeting the requirements of local fire protection bylaws are eligible to receive a permit.  If necessary, each fire jurisdiction enforces its own bylaw regulations. Qualifying...

Household Bulky Items Collection extended for North Westside residents

Household Bulky Items Collection extended for North Westside residents North Westside Road residents within the Central Okanagan will have a longer window of  opportunity to dispose of unwanted bulky items this fall. The Bulky Item collection event is held  twice a year, once in spring and again in fall,  at the North Westside Road...

Campfire ban ends in most Central Okanagan fire areas

Campfire ban ends in most Central Okanagan fire areas 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 most local government fire jurisdictions in the Central Okanagan has been in place since...

Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Annual Convention – Online 2021

AGENDA Plenary Session: Pathways to Truth and Reconciliation - Tuesday September 14th, 1:00 - 2:30 PM PDT Presenters:
  • The Honourable Murray Sinclair, Former Chief Commissioner Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • The Honourable Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
  • Andrea Reimer, Founder & Principal, Tawâw Strategies
  • Chair John Jack, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District...

RDCO extends Stage 2 outdoor watering

RDCO extends Stage 2 outdoor watering Due to the Okanagan’s extreme drought conditions, the Regional District of Central Okanagan is keeping its water systems on a Stage 2 outdoor irrigation program. The Star Place/Dietrich, Falcon Ridge, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun and Westshore Estates systems have been at Stage 2...

Fridge/Freezer Disposal Update for North Westside Residents

Fridge/Freezer Disposal Update for North Westside Residents For North Westside Road residents affected by the White Rock Lake Wildfire, please be advised that booking curbside collection of fridges and freezer will end at noon on Thursday, September 16th. All affected residents that have not had their fridge or freezer collected should call...

Killiney Beach water system pressure fluctuation

Killiney Beach water system pressure fluctuation Engineering staff from the Regional District of Central Okanagan continue efforts to repair the Killiney Beach water system.  Engineering Services manager Travis Kendel says we recognize the inconvenience this is causing for residents and appreciate their patience, support and understanding as we move as quickly as...

Clean up recovery work and wildlife attractants

Clean up recovery work and wildlife attractants

Evacuation Orders rescinded for Bouleau Lake Road

News release No. 63 — Central Okanagan, B.C. — Sept 05 2021@6:29pm - Evacuation Orders have been rescinded for 18 properties on Bouleau Lake Road, which will remain on Evacuation Alert until further notice. Properties in Estamont, Ewings Landing, Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates also remain under Evacuation Alert until further notice due to...

White Rock Lake Wildfire recovery update

News release No. 61 — Central Okanagan, B.C. — Saturday, September 4, 2021 - 1:05pm -
Regional District of Central Okanagan staff were on site Thursday and Friday to greet residents and staff provided more than 750 Returning Home Information...

White Rock Lake Wildfire status update – Held / Evacuation Alerts removed from Caesars Landing to Fintry

Central Okanagan, B.C. — Eighteen properties on Bouleau Lake Road remain under Evacuation Order and properties from Estamont, Ewings Landing, Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates remain under Evacuation Alert due to the White Rock Lake wildfire. No change to this status is expected over the weekend. Emergency Support Services at 1480 Sutherland Avenue...

White Rock Lake Evacuation Orders Rescinded

News Release No. 57 Central Okanagan, B.C. — In consultation with BC Wildfire and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations advises that the Evacuation Orders for Ewings Landing, Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates neighbourhoods have been rescinded and downgraded to Evacuation Alerts. Residents re-entering the area must enter from the...

Do Not Consume Notice for Killiney Water System

Do Not Consume Notice for Killiney Water System

In consultation with Interior Health, the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) has issued a Do Not Consume Notice for residents served by the Killiney Beach water system. The water system has been damaged by the White Rock Lake wildfire. This affects more than 280...

Residents begin returning to Valley of the Sun / MOTI Email

Email received from MOTI per my request for information from their office on the state of Westside Road

September 02 2021 - Erik Lachmuth is the top guy at MOTI's Vernon office with authority over Westside Road through OKIB and North Westside. MOTI does NOT have authority over the evacuation order,...