About: Wayne

Wayne has been the elected representative for Central Okanagan West since November 2014. Wayne, wife Michelle and their two Old English Mastiffs Rufus & Indiana are long-time residents of Killiney Beach in the North Westside area of Westside Road.

Recent Posts by Wayne

All Candidates Forum – Killiney Beach Hall … this Friday

There will be an All Candidates Forum with candidates running for the Regional Directors spot as well as the School District #23 Trustees position. The Forum will be at Killiney Beach Community Hall 516 Udell Road next to the fire hall.  The meeting will start at 7:00pm Friday, October 05 2018 and...

Westside Post – Directors Column

First off, thank you for your support and encouragement throughout my first term as Director of Central Okanagan West; I look forward to the same for a second term.  In response to your concerns I had two issues to take to the RDCO...

Taxes in Central Okanagan West

I have copied the highlights from the previous five Budgets passed by the Regional District Board.  These figures are for Central Okanagan West and are part of the public documents on the RDCO Web Site.  I got this information from Tab 7 in...

Two Elections … One Candidate

I have decided to try for a Kelowna Council seat as well as the Central Okanagan West Director spot.  Yes this is legal and yes it has occurred several times across the province in previous elections.  There is no conflict of interest as several Kelowna Councillors currently sit on the RDCO Board...

Running Again in Central Okanagan West

Today is the first day in the 30 day election cycle.  Currently the drainage issue on the roads in several areas of Central Okanagan West is the top issue for Brent Road, North Westside, Wilsons Landing and Traders Cove as well as in...

Killiney Beach Water Quality Advisory Removed

August 30, 2018 Killiney Beach Water Quality Advisory Removed

After consulting with Interior Health, the Regional District of Central Okanagan has rescinded a Water Quality Advisory for customers of the Killiney Beach Water System in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. Turbidity in Okanagan Lake water source is once again within the acceptable and safe...

New Signs for … STUPID People

After two decades of uncontrolled and devastating Wildfires within our Valley and throughout the Province you would think this sign was unnecessary.  Wrong we still have people throwing lite cigarettes and now possibly joints out the car window into the dry brush on the road shoulder.  There is a fine for this...

Campfire Ban

Campfire Ban across Central Okanagan Regional District

With the High to Extreme Fire Hazard, starting this Thursday, all campfires will be prohibited throughout all Central Okanagan municipalities and electoral area Fire Service Areas.

The ban begins at noon Thursday, July 26th and will remain in effect until further...

Westshore/Killiney Beach – Water System Construction – Update

I have received many questions on the state of the upgrade work and possible date for completion of the Killiney Beach & Westshore water systems.  I spoke with the Director of Engineering about your inquiries and he has responded as follows:
Good Afternoon Director Carson Further to your inquiry, the Engineering Department has been...

Canada Day in the North Westside

Once again the North Westside Communities Association has given the community an excellent Canada Day Celebration.  Although the weather was touch and go at the beginning the day turned out to be a good one.  The turnout was comparable to last year and at the end of...

Wind Storm / Power Outage – North Westside

180625@1540 BC Hydro has updated the restoration of power until 1200 Noon Jun 26.  Looks like we will be without power over night and through the morning.  Conserve water all you can local water systems with the exception of Valley of the Sun / Muir Road (emergency generators) will be running low. 180625@1357...

Planned Power Outage – North Westside

There had been rumours that a power outage was scheduled for Wednesday June, 06, 2018.  I tried to get confirmation through RDCO but they were unaware of the "planned outage scheduled for work on their equipment.  The power went out at 8:33 and...

Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Halifax 2018 Convention


From May 31-June 3, FCM will host the largest gathering of Canadian municipal elected officials for an unforgettable event: our 2018 Annual Conference and Trade Show. This year’s conference, themed “Tools for tomorrow’s Canada,” is one you can’t miss. Here’s five reasons why: #1 Acquire hands-on training and knowledge ⋅ Access more than 40 workshops, industry-led...

EOC Release – Debris Clean-Up Okanagan Lake – Barge Contact

Arrangements for clean-up of debris from Okanagan Lake as a result of flooding, wave and wind action during the current high water is being arranged now.  If you have material on your shoreline that needs removal the contacts for the Emergency Operations Center are listed here.  I have highlighted the EA West...

Planned Water Interruption for some Killiney Beach Customers

Killiney Beach remains under a Boil Water Notice and this will remain in effect until notice is provided by RDCO that the water is again safe to drink from the tap.
Some customers of the Killiney Beach Water System will be without water for approximately two hours tomorrow as crews install...

Okanagan Lake – Flood Level Update

People and boats asked to stay away from log booms being installed on Okanagan Lake

News Release No. 36 Central Okanagan, B.C. — Starting tomorrow, crews will be out installing log booms on Okanagan Lake to protect public infrastructure and beachfront areas from possible high...

Westside Urgent Health Care Center – EA West Adds it’s Support

Below is a letter I sent to the Provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix in support of the proposed Urgent Health Care Centre for West Kelowna.  As the population of the Okanagan Valley grows so does the traffic congestion we all experience in trying to get around for our personal business and pleasure. ...

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...

Recent Comments by Wayne