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2021-2025 RDCO Financial Plan approved

The Regional District of Central Okanagan Board has approved the 2021 – 2025 Financial Plan. The 2021 RDCO budget totals just over $56.8-million compared with $57-million in 2020. Board Chair Gail Given says, “This year’s budget is fiscally conservative and considers the realities of COVID-19. It addresses the pandemic challenges we’re still facing but...

Comments Invited on RDCO 2021-2025 Financial Plan

News Release February 22, 2021 Comments Invited on RDCO 2021-2025 Financial Plan The Regional District of Central Okanagan is preparing its 2021 – 2025 Financial Plan. There are several ways that residents may learn about and comment on the fiscal priorities outlined in the budget. Unlike municipalities, the regional district does not have one tax...

Power Outages

Just went out again briefly so make that end time 1132. Very short outages but... just enough to keep shutting everything down. Had multiple power outages between 0930 and 1120. Don't know the cause BC Hydro had nothing on their web site. I was in a virtual meeting and found the loss of...

Dog Licenses in the North Westside – Due by end of the Month

Save on 2021 Dog Licenses Whether you own a Labrador retriever, Shih Tzu, Chihuahua* or a loveable mutt, all Central Okanagan dog owners have until the end of February to save by renewing or purchasing a new dog license. Those purchasing a new or renewing an existing dog license before February 28 will save...

NWFR – In the news

I only wish we could get this kind of media attention to the more pressing issues before the North Westside community. As I stated in my interview I am extremely disappointed with the travel decisions made by residents including the fire department members that chose to travel at this time. The risks...

Electoral Area Directors Forum – Virtual Meeting

2021 UBCM Electoral Area Director Forum -- the following topics were covered:
* Addresses by UBCM 2020-21 President Brian Frenkel and BC Municipal Affairs Minister Josie Osborne
* Rural Broadband
* Conventional Bus Transit in Electoral Areas
* Food Security in Electoral Areas
* Role of RD's in relation to its' relationship with EMBC during Emergencies (ie: Floods/Wildfires)
*...

Hydro Outage for Westshore Area – Westshore Park

Here is the PSA for the Hydro Power Outage in Westshore

Sorry for the inconvenience. We've scheduled a power outage in your area and your electricity will be switched off temporarily. The work we're doing is necessary to provide the most reliable service possible and we'll restore your power as soon as we can. Scheduled...

Power Outage – Wind Storm

UPDATE 10:37pm Back in the 21st Century power restored. 428pm Crews are on- site. It is trees on the lines and they are estimating power back on by 10:00pm. There are 1965 of us in this outage with many more outages still being addressed through out the region. Looks like the North Westside is in ...

Fuel Management prescription in the Westshore Estates Area

Crown Land Wildfire Risk Reduction Project

Westshore may soon see the wildfire risk from adjacent lands reduced by a fuel management project.  The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has initiated this Fuel Management Project with the intention of reducing the wildfire risk to Westshore Estates. This would offer...

Wood Stove Exchange Program Survey

As we have so many wood burning heating units in the electoral area I thought I would make this available to residents wanting input. You might even win a $100. gift card. Public Service Announcement January 8, 2021 Cozy up with a survey to improve Central Okanagan wood stove exchange program The Regional District of Central...

Brent Road – Disappointed

This taxation issue was the first and main irritant to the residents of Brent Road, I found this out for myself when I knocked on doors during the 2014 local government election. I brought the matter to the last RDCO Board and got no support from the West Kelowna Members. When a...