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Financial Plan Preparations Underway - Let's Hear From You

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is preparing its 2017 – 2021 Financial Plan.

Opportunities for public comment will be available during public meetings on February 23rd and March 9th.

A final opportunity for input will be provided during the Regional Board meeting at 7:00 pm Monday, March 27th prior to final consideration and adoption of the 2017 – 2021 Financial Plan.

Visit regionaldistrict.com/budgets for all meeting dates and times.

(February 20, 2017)

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Regional Parks Fuel Modification Projects

Over the next several months, residents may notice two fuel modification projects underway in a couple of Regional Parks.

Contracted crews have started removing dead and hazardous trees, ladder fuels and are brushing vegetation and spacing trees on a five hectare portion of Black Mountain / sntsk‘il’ntən Regional Park (sinch-KEEL-en-tin) (map).   This work is taking place in cooperation with the Westbank First Nation which is partnering with the Regional District in managing the 510-hectare regional park on the eastern slopes of Kelowna and the peak of Black Mountain.  The park is closed to the public and the fuel management project is part of the ongoing effort to prepare it for future access.

Collected debris for this project will be burned in accordance with Air Quality and Open Burning regulations when either open burning is allowed in the region or venting and air quality are favourable with a custom site venting forecast from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

Once a decision is made to proceed with burning on a particular day, local fire authorities, media and neighbourhood organizations will be advised.  The information will also be available on the Regional District website and Facebook page.

As well, residents are also reminded that during the winter months, when open burning is allowed, the BC Wildfire Service may burn collected debris piles in a portion of Rose Valley Regional Park above Bear Creek Road off Bowes and Pettman Roads (Map).  Its crews removed hazard trees and brushing last year as part of a larger, ten-hectare multi-year fuel modification project.  Please be aware that trails in this area may be temporarily closed while crews are working.

For more information visit the Regional District Parks Services webpage regionaldistrict.com/parks, email parks@cord.bc.ca or call 250-469-6232.

(February 10, 2017)

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2016 Annual Review Showcases Programs and Services

Everything you would like to know about the Regional District of Central Okanagan can be found in one place:  the 2016 Annual Review.

Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “The 49-page full colour publication outlines the wide variety of services and programs that we provide throughout the Central Okanagan.  The Annual Review showcases department by department highlights for 2016 while outlining the initiatives planned for 2017.”

Among the proposed initiatives for this year:

  • Trail and infrastructure improvements in several regional parks including Glen Canyon, Goats Peak, Kaloya, Kopje, KLO Creek and Johns Family Nature Conservancy.
  • Expansion of the Block Watch crime prevention program in West Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country and the electoral areas.
  • Development of a monitoring and evaluation program for the Regional Growth Strategy.
  • Adoption of a new Solid Waste Management Plan and Final Closure Plan for the former Westside landfill.
  • Complete construction on the multi-million dollar infrastructure upgrades for the Westshore and Killiney Beach water systems.

Smith adds, “Our Annual Review is one of the popular downloads on the Regional District website throughout the year in part because it chronicles the diverse services and programs provided by the Regional District.  Not only are we the local government for those living in the Central Okanagan East and West Electoral Areas but we provide efficient and effective services such as Animal Control, Recycling, Regional Parks and the Regional Emergency Program to those in Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland and West Kelowna as well as specific services through agreements with the Westbank First Nation.”

The 2016 Annual Review is available online at regionaldistrict.com or printed copies may be picked up at the Regional District office, 1450 KLO Road in Kelowna.

(February 9, 2017)

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Proposed Westside Landfill Closure Plan

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has prepared a proposed Final Closure Plan for the former Westside Landfill located off Asquith Road in West Kelowna.

The plan outlines the planned cover system, site grading, surface water and landfill gas management along with post-closure monitoring for approximately 25 years.  The Plan does not address the temporary Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre or any potential future uses of the former landfill site.

No materials have been buried at the old landfill since July 2010 when it was closed and the residential waste disposal and recycling facility began operating.  The landfill closed earlier than anticipated in part to accommodate the existing and developing residential neighbourhoods that are nearby.  In the time since, the Regional District and its consultants have been working with the BC Ministry of Environment on the proposed Closure Plan.

You can view the plan and background information at: www.regionaldistrict.com/landfillclosure.

An Information Open House on the proposed Closure Plan will be held on Wednesday, March 1st from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Westbank Lions Community Centre, 2466 Main Street in West Kelowna.  Information about the proposed plan will be available for interested residents and businesses and staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

Comments about the proposed Closure Plan are being accepted until Friday, March 17th and may be submitted:

  • by email to engineer@cord.bc.ca or
  • by mail to:  Regional District of Central Okanagan, Environmental Services, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC  V1W 3Z4  Attention:  Clarke Kruiswyk, Environmental Services Analyst.

All comments will be provided to the Environment Ministry as it considers approval of the Closure Plan.

(February 8, 2017)

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Registration for Spring Break Camps

It’s not too early to begin making plans for Spring Break!

Registration for this year’s Nature Detectives Spring Break Camps at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads) begins tomorrow, February 1st

Indoor and outdoor activities for children age five to seven and seven to 10 will run from 9:00 am to 12 noon, March 21st to 23rd and again March 28th through 30th.    

All camp participants will engage in nature play, crafts and games that will bring out their inner naturalist as they make new friends!  Each morning during the camps they’ll discover park trails and ponds, listen to stories about animals and our environment.

Please register in advance at the EECO.  The cost is $75 per youngster for each three, half-day camp session. 

For more information visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parksevents or contact the EECO at 250-469-6139, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or drop into the Centre at 2363A Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park.

(January 31, 2017)

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Where Does the Water Go?

Picture 27 empty Olympic-size swimming pools.  Every day the Regional District’s Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant treats enough wastewater to fill them.

That’s about 10,000 cubic meters (10,000,000 litres) of water that’s flushed or flows down the drain into sewers from homes and businesses in West Kelowna, Peachland and the Westbank First Nation reserves #9 and #10.  If you’re like most people, you never give a thought to where that water ends up.

To highlight the plant and its internationally-recognized Westbank biological treatment process, the Regional District’s produced a short video that anyone can watch to learn more about what happens to the water that flows into the plant 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

It also highlights the importance of not putting anything down your drain that can cause clogs in pipes and lead to potential sewer backups.  Things like food waste and fats; personal hygiene products (diapers, wet wipes, pills and medicine etc.); household items like toys and paper towels and hazardous wastes or banned substances, should be properly disposed of and kept out of the wastewater system.

You can see the video (www.facebook.com/regionaldistrict) and get more information about the plant, its process and annual reports for the facility located in West Kelowna, by visiting www.regionaldistrict.com/wastewater.

The first plant was commissioned in 1989 to service about 2,800 cubic meters of wastewater each day.  Since then, the plant has undergone several upgrades and expansions over the years, the most recent in 2012.  The present Gellatly Road facility is designed to treat 16,000 cubic meters per day within the three participating communities and ensuring best management practices and Provincial operating criteria are met before the treated effluent is put back into Okanagan Lake.

(January 20, 2017)

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Save Money, Burn Cleaner and Make Your Wood Last Longer

Many wood stoves and fireplace inserts likely received a workout with the recent cold temperatures in the Central Okanagan.

The Regional Air Quality Wood Stove Exchange Program could help homeowners with wood burning appliances save some money while burning more efficiently and creating less pollution.

With funding from the BC Ministry of Environment in partnership with the BC Lung Association, the Air Quality program is again offering a $250 rebate (while funds last) for people replacing and recycling their old wood burning appliance with a new cleaner burning EPA/CSA certified appliance (wood, pellet, electric or gas burning hearth product). Participating Central Okanagan retailers will take care of recycling your old stove and provide all the necessary paperwork for the rebate.

Many valley homes have inefficient conventional wood stoves or heat their homes with open hearth fireplaces. Air Quality Coordinator Nancy Mora Castro says “If homeowners replaced those with a newer, cleaner-burning certified technology appliance they could burn a third less wood while cutting smoke emissions by up to 90%.”

From November 2015 to April 2016 the Air Quality program lead a study to identify possible hot spots of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5 – airborne particles with a mass median diameter less than 2.5 microns) across the Central Okanagan and found there were several areas that consistently had higher PM2.5 values than surrounding areas. (View the study and Clean Air Strategy at http://www.regionaldistrict.com/your-services/air-quality-program.aspx#Strategy)

She adds, “Through this new study, we identified certain neighbourhoods in Rutland, the upper Mission and Woodsdale area of Lake Country that consistently reached unhealthy levels of PM2.5 pollutants, due to smoke from wood stoves or emissions from vehicles.  They would benefit if older, polluting wood burning appliances were replaced with newer models.  Research has shown that there is no healthy threshold for smoke emissions.  We breathe these microscopic particles into our lungs which can lead to respiratory conditions like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and various forms of heart disease.”

In addition to the $250 Wood Stove Exchange program rebate, during March and April participating retailers may offer an additional rebates of $150 or more off the suggested retail price of new wood burning appliances. Some retailers may extend the additional rebates, so be sure to check with your local retailer for more information.  To take part in the program, visit one of the participating Central Okanagan retailers, or contact the Regional Air Quality Program for more information.  A list of participating retailers can be found at regionaldistrict.com/airquality.

(January 16, 2017)

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Form a Block Watch and Help Fight Crime

A simple concept with a little organization can help reduce crime and criminal activity in your neighbourhood.

The Regional Crime Prevention Coordinator says it’s called Block Watch and has for almost a decade helped residents in over two dozen neighbourhoods reduce crime throughout West Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country, the two electoral areas and on Westbank First Nation reserves.

Roy Morgan adds the most recent addition to the program involves dozens of neighbours throughout Joe Rich, who came together to form a Block Watch area last year.

He says the success of the Block Watch is in its simplicity.  “It’s designed so that neighbours watch out for each other and get involved in discouraging and preventing crime at the street and neighbourhood level.”  He adds, “Neighbours are aware of the normal comings and goings in their area.  As a result they may be the first to know when someone or something suspicious and unusual is going on and then report it to the RCMP.  By working together, neighbours can actively prevent crime in the most effective way – before it happens.”

Block Watch participants not only learn how to be more aware of their neighbourhood surroundings, but also how to make their homes less inviting to thieves, how to prevent auto theft and how to recognize and report suspicious activity.  Morgan adds, “It’s easy to organize a Block Watch area and helps bring neighbours together for a common goal.”

Anyone living in the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Electoral Areas or the municipalities of Lake Country, Peachland and West Kelowna that might be interested in receiving more information or a presentation on the Block Watch program are welcome to call 250-707-8021 or email crime.prevention@cord.bc.ca.

For more information on the Block Watch program visit the Crime Prevention pages in the Police Services section of Regional District website.

(January 11, 2017)

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Check Out the New Regional Parks Guide

Find out what’s happening in our Regional Parks with the new Winter-Spring edition of ‘Your Guide to Regional Parks 2017’.

It’s available online at regionaldistrict.com/parksguide, or you can pick up a printed copy at the EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park; at the Regional District office (1450 KLO Road) in Kelowna or over the next few weeks at other local government offices and visitor information centres.

Communications Officer Bruce Smith says “We’ve given the Parks Guide a new look but inside the 12-page colour foldout you’ll still find everything you need to know about all the activities, events and programs in our Regional Parks during the first five months of the year.  We’ve revamped our At a Glance program calendar and we have a map showing Regional Park locations along with short descriptions of their amenities.”

He says, “Our free ‘Wild Walks’ program offers a monthly Saturday morning and Thursday afternoon opportunity to join a park interpreter and learn about special features of the park that’s being visited.  These outings are available for everyone thanks to the volunteers from the Community Recreational Initiatives Society, who provide barrier-free access to our parks.  To discover more about or request CRIS services, check out adaptiveadventures.ca.”

Smith adds, “While most of our programs are offered for free, we do encourage people to pre-register by contacting the staff at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan or EECO at 250-469-6139 or email eeco@cord.bc.ca.  During the winter months, please make sure you’re properly prepared for the conditions with appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes and traction or anti-slip devices.   Some participants find poles help with their balance and stability and provide an additional workout.”

Smith says, “The winter-spring guide also has details about the ‘Families in Parks’, ‘Roll and Stroll’ and ‘EECO After School’ programs as well as the spring ‘Tracks Walking Club’ program in Mission Creek and Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Parks. Parents will be interested in our ‘Nature Detectives Spring-Break Camps’ in March for youngsters age five to 10.  Pre-registration is required for each of these popular programs.”

For more information about any Regional Parks program and our detailed online section for Regional Parks including our new park tour maps, visit regionaldistrict.com/parks or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.

(January 6, 2017)

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New App Makes Dog License Renewal Quick and Easy

It’s easier for dog owners in the Central Okanagan to save when they purchase or renew their dog license for 2017.  And renewing can be quicker than ever!

That’s thanks to the ‘My Dog Matters’ App created for the Regional District of Central Okanagan.  The App is believed to be the first developed for local governments in Canada and brings the opportunity to renew a dog license right to an owner’s mobile device.

Any dog owner with a current license who has provided their email address has received a welcome email that provides information on how they can download the ‘My Dog Matters’ App for free at the Google and iTunes app stores.  They can also go online with their favourite web browser and download the App.

Approximately 19,000 dog owners in the Central Okanagan have licensed their pet and are now able to access the free App—that’s over 23,000 dogs that are licensed in the Central Okanagan.

Not only does it allow them to renew their license for 2017, but the App also contains their digital ‘My Dog Matters’ Reward Program card. Showing it at more than 50 participating businesses gives dog owners special discounts and services. Those with the new App can easily check participating retailer’s offers.

Of course, dog licenses can be renewed or new licenses purchased anytime online at www.regionaldistrict.com/doglicense. Dog owners may also renew in person at the RDCO office in Kelowna, the Regional Dog Pound (890 Weddell Place), at any local government office or the Kelowna branch of the SPCA.

Some dog owners have given early positive reviews to the new App including:  “Excellent, this is awesome.”, “Great ideas and service.” and “This makes licensing so easy.”

Communication Officer Bruce Smith says, “We’ve been working for the past few years to make dog licensing as easy and convenient as possible.  This is especially good news for those owners who want to use electronic devices to renew, or who might head south early each year and are concerned about renewing their license before the February 28th deadline.   Now, with the’ My Dog Matters’ App, they can do it right on their mobile device or renew online through the Regional District website.”  This makes it easier for the Regional District to communicate directly with licensed dog owners, saving taxpayers thousands of dollars in mailing costs.

February 28th is the last day for license renewals and new license purchases at the discounted rate of $20 for a dog that’s spayed or neutered and $60 if it isn’t.  Starting March 1st owners renewing or purchasing a new license pay the regular fee of $40 for dogs that are spayed/neutered and $80 if not.

There’s plenty of information available about dog licensing and Responsible Dog Ownership in the Central Okanagan.  Check out regionaldistrict.com/dogs for information about the Regional Dog service and what to do if you lose or find a dog.

(January 5, 2017)

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'Story Time at the EECO'

Tuesday mornings are ‘Story Time at the EECO’.  The free, weekly one-hour drop-in program for children aged three to five and their care-givers returns for the winter months.

The younger ones love the nature-themed stories and songs followed by an art or craft project. The program is an excellent way for preschoolers to interact with others while learning more about the natural world. 

‘Story Time at the EECO’ runs each Tuesday morning .  

The EECO or Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan is located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads. For more information please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parks, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.

(January 4, 2017)

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Eco Art at the EECO

Let your creative juices flow during ‘Eco-Art at the EECO’.  

Each Saturday morning at 11, every member of your family may create a work of art using recycled and natural materials.

There’s no need to pre-register for this free program.  Just drop into the EECO a few minutes early.   All ages are welcome to take part!

The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan is located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.

For more information please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parksevents, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.

(January 4, 2017)

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Winter Curbside Waste Collection

During snowy/icy road conditions, your garbage and recycling collection may be delayed. If your collection day is missed, leave your carts out until collection occurs, and please be patient, safety comes first.

The Regional Waste Reduction Office reminds you slippery roads, especially on sloped or more challenging streets are not safe for large collection vehicles, workers, or residents. The first priority is to clear roads to make them safe, and make collection possible. Residents whose garbage or recycling has not been picked up should continue to leave it out for collection, and the waste haulers will pick it up as soon as possible. (Do not bring your carts back in until they have been emptied to ensure your collection is not missed.)

In winter months, it may be necessary to alter the regular placement of your carts to ensure the collection vehicle can reach them. Find or clear an unobstructed site to put your carts out for collection.

• Put carts as close as possible to the street, without obstructing the street, sidewalk or bike lane. (Often placing your carts on either side of your driveway allows for greater ease for the collection trucks and for you.)
• Keep carts off the travelled portion of the roadway so as not to interfere with snow plows- do not place carts in a location where the snow plow will hit them.
• Please have your carts out for collection by 7 a.m. (Avoid placing your carts out the night before collection and bring them away from the road as soon as possible, to avoid interfering with snow plows often working late)Clear your cart of snow and ice to ensure the lid opens when cart is tipped.
• The cart should be no closer than three feet from any obstacle, parked car, or other cart - an arm’s length spacing is required between each cart.
• Do not place carts behind or on top of snow banks.
• General Safety: As the waste collection carts are equipped with wheels, please use extra caution when wheeling them in snowy and icy conditions.

Here's where to find more information on proper placement and how to handle your carts in winter conditions, and our short You tube video.

(December 12, 2016)

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Multi-Million Dollar Water System Upgrade Underway

Crews are about to break ground on a multi-million dollar upgrade to the Killiney Beach water system. 

As weather allows through next spring, approximately three kilometers of aging water main will be replaced with new pipe along five roads in the upper area of the system which serves more than 280 connections throughout the subdivision along the north area of Westside Road.

Residents along Winchester Road will be the first affected as construction takes place weekdays between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm starting November 28th.  They’ve been notified by the contractor, who’ll also provide advance notice when the project moves to other streets.

Information on this and other projects is available at www.regionaldistrict.com/waterprojects.

RDCO Chair Gail Given says, “This and two additional projects are going ahead thanks to significant financial support from the Federal and Provincial Governments.   The new water main along with construction of a replacement reservoir and new control building received $1.9-million from the New Build Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund.  It would be a huge burden for customers of the system to fund such expensive infrastructure work, without the support of the senior governments.”

Construction on the Hope Creek reservoir replacement and Winchester control building along with improvements to the Westshore Estates Water System Mountain and Upper Reservoirs is scheduled to start next spring running through the fall of 2017.  The Westshore project is estimated at $1.3-million with an $870,000 contribution from the Community Works Fund Gas Tax program.

When complete, customers on the two water systems will benefit from improved water quality and storage and fire protection while the improvements will help to reduce interruptions during power outages.

Given adds, “As these are two of our oldest water systems, the significant funds provided for this critical infrastructure is greatly appreciated.  The upgrades will ensure the continued effective and efficient operation of these RDCO water systems.”

Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “With construction projects of this magnitude, residents and motorists in affected areas may experience some minor inconveniences.  Please obey flag people and signage that you encounter along roads in the area during construction.”  Updated information about the projects and construction schedules can be found at regionaldistrict.com/waterprojects.

The Regional District currently operates and maintains six water systems servicing more than 950 properties in the Sunset Ranch, Killiney Beach, Westshore Estates, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun, Falcon Ridge and Trepanier areas.

(November 25, 2016)

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October 1st Start for Open Burning in the Central Okanagan

Open burning season in the Central Okanagan will begin this Saturday, October 1st when air quality and venting conditions are good for those property owners obtaining a permit from their local fire authority

Under Regional District and local fire bylaws permitted open burning season may start October 1st and must be complete on April 30th.  Fire chiefs may change these dates depending on the fire hazard in their area. 

Eligible property owners must obtain a burning permit from their local fire department.   Those eligible to burn within the four Central Okanagan East or Central Okanagan West electoral area fire districts may obtain a permit by calling the Regional District at 250-469-6223 (Long Distance Collect Calls are accepted) weekdays only between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, excluding holidays.

Before lighting any fire, property owners with a valid permit must call the toll-free Outdoor Burning Hotline:  1-855-262-2876 (BURN) to determine if open burning is allowed on a particular day.  Both the Venting and Air Quality conditions must be good in order for burning to occur within Central Okanagan fire jurisdictions.  This information will also be available each day after 8:00 am at regionaldistrict.com/airquality.

Under the Regional District Smoke Control Bylaw, creating nuisance smoke from open burning is not allowed in the City of Kelowna, the District of Lake Country, City of West Kelowna and the Central Okanagan East and West Electoral Areas or under the bylaws of the District of Peachland.  Yard waste such as leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, weeds and other garden waste are not allowed to be burned.

Violators could receive a fine or be charged with the cost of putting out the fire.  Residents are encouraged to report anyone illegally burning on a non-burning day by calling the Regional Fire Dispatch Center at 250-469-8577.

Those property owners eligible to burn should follow this Best Practices Guide to reduce smoke:

  • If conditions allow open burning, ignite fires after 10:00 am when venting conditions are usually more favourable;
  • Pruning’s, branches and stumps must be dried for a minimum of two years;
  • Make smaller piles with good air ventilation for more efficient burning.

All Central Okanagan property owners regardless of property size are encouraged to use other clean air options to dispose of their yard waste.   The bi-weekly curbside yard waste collection program is underway through the end of November and residents are reminded to only place leaves, grass, pine needles and small pruning’s inside their wheeled yard waste cart with the green lid closed.  Residents may also use the year-round free yard waste drop off program at the Glenmore landfill (Open seven days a week 7:30 am to 4:45 pm - up to 250 kilograms (550 pounds) and 20 centimeters or less in diameter may be dropped off for free – fees apply to yard waste loads exceeding the free maximum weight and diameter). Fees apply for yard waste disposal at the Westside Residential Waste Disposal Centre (Open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Friday through Monday).  When transporting loads for disposal, please make sure they are covered.  As well, a number of private companies offer wood chipping and grinding services or rent portable chippers.  Some may also pick up yard waste for disposal.

Agricultural burning is allowed under Provincial Right to Farm legislation and accounts for most of the burning permits issued in the Central Okanagan.   However, before starting any fire farmers must also call 1-855-262-2876 (BURN) or visit regionaldistrict.com/airquality to ensure burning can take place on a particular day.  The Regional Air Quality Program is working in cooperation with farmers to encourage the use of the Agricultural Chipping Program as an alternate disposal method.   The program offers a Best Management Practices handbook and DVD to help farmers.  Funding is still available for farmers who wish to participate this year in the chipping program.   As well, registration is underway for those who would like to take part in the program during 2017.  Please contact the Regional Air Quality Coordinator at 250-469-8408 or email airquality@kelowna.ca.

Central Okanagan residents are reminded to check with their local fire jurisdiction regarding regulations and restrictions regarding campfires, chimineas and other outdoor wood fire burning devices.  Campfires are not allowed at any time within the City of Kelowna.

(September 26, 2016)

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Document Download Problems? 

Recently the Regional District has become aware of periodic problems regarding the inability of some users of our website to open Adobe PDF documents that had been previously accessible.  They've received an error notice saying that the document they were trying to open is not available. 

We understand that the problem has been caused by a recent Microsoft Internet Explorer Security update.  This update on the user's computer has broken the ability of the Adobe Acrobat Reader program to open and access previously downloadable PDF documents in Internet Explorer. 

Should this problem occur on your computer system, please download and install the latest free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.  You can find this by following this link:  http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html or by clicking on the Adobe Reader icon on the bottom right corner on each page of our website. 

We thank you for your patience and appreciate your continued support of the Regional District of Central Okanagan website. 

For information or queries about our website please contact:  webmaster@cord.bc.ca 

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Regional District of Central Okanagan | 1450 KLO Road | Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4
Ph: 250-763-4918 | Fax: 250-763-0606 | Email: info@cord.bc.ca
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