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Governance Delegation – UPDATE… with good news for North Westside

200619 - The NWCA Delegation to the RDCO Board has been approved.
Attached is a letter of support our Governance Committee received from MLA Ben Stewart to the Honourable Selina Robinson.
NWCA Governance coordinator, Callie Simpson, will be presenting to the Board Monday, June 22 at 7pm requesting their support in the application to the...

Power Failure – North Westside x2

UPDATE: Back on again at 9:42 am. 9:20 am Jun 13 - Power Off Again (tree on wire) Estimated back on by 10:00 am
1:50 am June 13 2020 Power back on!! 10:00 Just checked the BC HYdro Outage Site and they are estimating 3:30 am for reconnection. 1550 people in the North Westside Area...

Power Outage for North Westside

Thunder storm in the valley with heavy rainfall and enough lightning to take out the power at 9:47pm. Crew is on the way, thank you emergency generators. Back on hour and a half later....

Derelict car an ‘eyesore’… No More!

UPDATE: The cars are gone.  Before I even got to Post this notice. Thanks Blake.
This is a scene that everyone driving past Fintry Delta Road has had to see since December 2019. Another vehicle is off the road just past La Casa and has...

Local governments in the Okanagan take coordinated approach to phased reopening

VERNON MATTERS  Pete McIntyre  May 14 2020 4:19 PM  (also AM 1150Communities announce plan to reopen recreation facilities and programs (Provincial Health Officer.” Regional District of Central Okanagan: “We’re pleased to see so many….)
Following the recent unveiling of the BC’s Restart Plan outlining the phased reopening strategy for British Columbia, municipalities and...

Return to Work: Employment Law & COVID-19

Return to Work: Employment Law & COVID-19" In this webinar, a team of lawyers from the firm Fasken Law will provide information and guidance on how to respond to the significant changes employers are facing due to COVID-19 and how to plan for the post-pandemic landscape. When operations resume and employees return...

Recovery from COVID-19

200507 - Looks like B.C. is going into the Recovery Stage of the COVID19 Pandemic but all precautions from my original COVID19 POST should still be followed until further notice. The RDCO Response Actions were discussed and received by the Regional Board. The best information for BC on COVID19 is on...

UPDATE: Wildfire Hazard… in your backyard

In a CHBC update to a POST on the wildfire hazard to Traders Cove there is good news. Thank you Dustin and TOLKO you really stood up at a bad time to help a community sleep safer. Thank you also to Travis Lowe and CHBC for your community interest and support. Global...

Power Outage – North Westside

UPDATE: 12:55 power back on, no reason given on Hydro site as to why the power went out. At 9:50pm, May 05 2020 while still at home in isolation from COVID19 we find ourselves in the dark. It has been raining hard for about an hour but not much wind. I am waiting...

Wildfire Hazard… in your backyard

I met with CHBC in support of the Residents and the Wilson's Landing fire department who are the people and agency responsible if the worst happens. The ditches are full of dry tinder from the debris on the slope above Westside Road, a cigarette or spark...

The Plastic Problem – A PBS NewsHour Documentary

Here are a couple more documentaries on plastics worth watching. Even though the Environment is more a Provincial or Federal matter most movement in both Canada and the USA seem to come from local government where both the use and impact of these plastics is greatest.
By 2050...