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2018 Update on Central Okanagan West – Issues

Following the January 11 2018 RDCO Board Meeting I met with CAO Reardon and the Fire Services Manager. The purpose of the meeting for me was to get information that I could pass along to the Residents regarding their service issues and concerns. I would have to  submit a Freedom of Information...

Focus Group on Rural Development – SIBAC

On Thursday December 14 2017 I attend a meeting with Board Members from our SIBAC (Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition) Group, Ministry if Forest and Provincial Representatives for Rural Communities. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the priority actions that the

Halloween Treats / Soccer End of Year Fireworks

North Westside residents are now able to enjoy Westshore Park and the Sports Field. Here is the Fireworks celebrating end of season for our local soccer league the Westside Wolf Pack. Here is a short clip of the park common area and sports field with the lighting. ...

Union of British Columbia Municipalities – U.B.C.M. Conferance

I attended the Annual Union of British Columbia Municipalities Convention in Vancouver from September 25 - 29 2017. This is an annual opportunity for local elected officials to network with each other as well as our Provincial counterparts from across British Columbia. As well as the networking opportunities there are many Study...

North Westside – Services & Issues Survey – Please Complete

North Westside Services Review The RDCO has hired a consultant to conduct an independent review of the services provided to communities in the North Westside.  The survey and accompanying documents have been prepared by EcoPlan International associate, Paul Siggers. Who should take this survey? "All seasonal and permanent residents of the North Westside Communities that...

Killiney Beach Water Interruption … Thursday July 20

Killiney Beach Water Interruption

The Regional District of Central Okanagan advises Killiney Beach water system customers of a planned water interruption. This is necessary to replace a water-main above Westside Road. The work is scheduled for this Thursday, July 20th from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM (Time water service is restored is estimated and...

Lake Level / Debris Removale & Evacuation Order Lifted

The level of Okanagan Lake was recorded as 342.703 m above sea level on July 18, down 1.1 centimeters from July 17.

Final Evacuation Orders Lifted for Okanagan Lake Flooding

Evacuation Orders have been rescinded for five properties in the Killiney Beach area of the Central Okanagan...

Latest Beach Videos – Post Flooding

Here is what Killiney Beach looks like from behind the barricades.

RDCO announced yesterday that Killiney Beach Park and the boat launch will not be opening for this summer season. I am getting many calls and emails from residents expressing their disappointment and dissatisfaction with the response from...

Power Outage – Westside Road

The power was out again along Westside Road in the Central Okanagan Regional District. The reported cause was a wire down and the power was out from approximatly 7:30 pm and came back on at 11:45 pm. Hopefully when the three phase feed from the north is completed this stretch of Westside...

Updated Regional Park Status – News Release

Looks like Killiney beach will not be opening for this summer season. Application is being made for disaster mitigation money as this comes as 80 cent dollars so we as a community would pay 20% of the rehabilitation costs. This work would not...

Killiney / Westshore Drinking Water Quality

I have received inquiries from several residents on the Killiney Beach and Westshore water systems about a"funny" smell somewhat like grass (the lawn variety). I passed these concerns onto RDCO and they have responded to that inquiry. Below is that response:
    Director Carson, RDCO...

Large Debris Clean Up on Local Lakes

Here is the most current information from RDCO on the post flood clean-up of the material deposited along the Okanagan Lake shoreline. If you want to keep it mark it "Do Not Remove" otherwise let it go. Please do not dump material you don't want in the forest behind our community ......

Shoreline/Dock Debris Clean-up

I Requested information on shoreline flood debris clean-up and disposal of the dock and natural debris left on the beaches throughout the Electoral Area ... and received a prompt and professional response. Please don't dump this material in the bush behind our community it is a huge fire hazard to all of us.
I...