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Governance & RDCO Wage Disclosure

The independent consultant firm has been selected by a three member RDCO management team. Again this decision was made with no input from myself or the community paying for the process. The Board with the exception of the three Kelowna Board Representatives supported this selection of the consultant. Here are the

Another Power Outage for North Westside

Woke up with no power this morning. The BC Hydro Outage Site said that it went out at 5:55 and that crews were on route. Makes it difficult to get going in the morning but nothing new for our community ... price of being rural I suppose. Just came back on at 7:44...

Cultural Sites Protection & Flooding Update

I had lunch at Two Eagles Golf Course today and witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Westbank First Nations and the RDCO. That MOU and an update on the lake levels are today's Post. The picture is Chief Roxanne Lindley & RDCO Board Chair Given signing the agreement.

Flood Update – Foreshore Properties

Foreshore properties must remain vigilant

While lake levels in the Central Okanagan decline slowly, water levels remain at historic highs. Warm seasonal weather over the next week is expected to bring moderate afternoon winds ranging from 20-30 kms/hr daily. Property owners along the lakeshore should continue to routinely assess and bolster flood protection measures....

SIBAC Conferance – Jun 20 – 21

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week I attended the SIBAC (Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition) Conference at the Four Points Sheraton by the airport in Kelowna. The theme of this group and the "Keeping It Rural" Conference is now focused on Rural Development. At...

Flood defences challenged again by gusty winds

Probably the worst news we could receive is gusty wind forecast for our region. Okanagan Lake at its current level will prove to be a nightmare for the defences established to protect the shoreline and waterfront infrastructure.
Flood defences challenged again by gusty...

Flooding Update – Beginning of the End ?

For the first time in a long time the lake actually dropped a couple of millimeters. That is almost insignificant compared to the previous weeks of daily multiple centimeter rises. The recent storms have played havoc with the docks on the lake as the debris along the shoreline attest to. Here are...

Killiney Beach Flooding – Update – Jun 9

Here is the latest video of conditions on Okanagan Lake in the Killiney Beach Park and waterfront area. Not looking good. The road is under a foot of water in places, the hydro pole is well under water and useless as a source of power as well the community dock is in...

Flooding Update – RDCO

Wind, rain to test flood protection measures - News Release #99

Central Okanagan, B.C. – Environment Canada has forecasted a change in weather with winds expected from 30 to 50 kilometres per hour by Thursday afternoon and will test defenses. Property owners on Central Okanagan lakes are encouraged to monitor flood protection measures...