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Hazardous Waste and Electronics Roundup

Saturday morning July 25th will provide North Westside Road residents with a special opportunity to dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste products.

From 8:00 am to 12 noon residents can safely dispose of hazardous waste materials from around their homes at the North Westside Road Transfer Station.  Household paint and aerosol paint, flammable liquids and aerosols, domestic pesticides with the poison symbol and PCP number, gas (in an approved ULC container), household and automotive batteries, electronics and computer equipment, along with small appliances, lights and light fixtures  will all be collected. No propane tanks, chemicals or commercial waste products will be accepted.

The Transfer Station is located along the Sugarloaf Mountain/Whiteman Creek Forest Service Road.( Turn at the corner or Westside Road and Sugarloaf Mountain Forest Service Road.)

For more information and details about this collection please contact Battery Doctors at 250-860-2866 or the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250 or email recycle@cord.bc.ca.

(June 30, 2015)

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Campfire Ban in Central Okanagan Regional District

Starting this Friday, all campfires will be prohibited throughout all Central Okanagan municipalities.  That’s the earliest in recent memory and a week and a half earlier than last year (July 14th).

The ban takes effect at noon Friday, July 3rd and coincides with the similar action announced by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations across the Kamloops Fire Centre area within BC Parks, Crown and private lands.  The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

As a result of extremely dry conditions and an extended period of hot, dry weather, local fire chiefs have decided to implement the total ban on campfires within all local government jurisdictions of the Regional District of Central Okanagan, City of West Kelowna, District of Lake Country, District of Peachland and the Central Okanagan East and West Electoral Areas.  Campfires are not permitted at any time within the City of Kelowna. 

Open burning has not been allowed within any jurisdiction of the Regional District and member municipalities since April 30th.

As well, local bylaws prohibit the use of any fireworks at any time throughout most areas of the Central Okanagan.   Use of fireworks in the District of Lake Country and City of West Kelowna must be approved in writing by the Fire Chief.

Violators could receive a fine and be charged the cost of the fire department response to a burning complaint.  Residents are encouraged to report anyone who is illegally burning by calling the Regional Fire Dispatch Centre at 250-469-8577.

Residents are reminded that anytime you see smoke, call 9-1-1 and report it.

(June 30, 2015)

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Dog Ambassadors are On the Road Again!

They’re back with watchful eyes trained for dogs on beaches, parks and people-friendly trails and corridors across the Central Okanagan.

But dogs and their owners need not fear.  That’s because the Regional District of Central Okanagan Dog Ambassadors are equipped, not with ticket books, but treats, leashes and information to help dog owners!

Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “Our Dog Ambassadors were so hugely popular last summer that we’ve brought the program back to provide a positive connection and useful information to reward and promote responsible dog ownership in the Central Okanagan.  They’re not out to enforce any rules.  Instead, they’re there to gently remind dog owners about the Responsible Dog Ownership Bylaw and how to be a respectful neighbour.”

“Our two Dog Ambassadors” Smith says “are a resource for dog-oriented information for both resident and visiting dog owners.  Watch for them in their bright fluorescently coloured shirts.  They’ll be cycling and walking in popular parks, trails and areas where hordes of people gather from Lake Country to Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland.”

The dog ambassadors are armed with information on dog beach locations, leashed and off-leash parks as well as local vets, groomers and kennels.  Smith says, “They’re also reminding dog owners about the benefits of licensing their dog, including the My Dog Matters rewards card program.  More than 50 businesses are now participating and offer a variety of services and special discounts to dog owners showing their rewards card.  You can check out the businesses at mydogmatters.ca.”

During the summer months, more Dog Control Officers will be out on patrol.  All dog owners in the Central Okanagan are reminded that they must have a current license or they’ll be subject to a fine of $300 under the Responsible Dog Ownership Bylaw.  There is Zero Tolerance for unlicensed dogs in the Central Okanagan.  Dog owners who fail to pick up after their pet could face a fine of $150. 

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.

(June 29, 2015)

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Safe Harbour Extended Canada Day Hours

To accommodate anticipated boat traffic for those watching the Canada Day fireworks display on Okanagan Lake, the Regional District of Central Okanagan will keep the Okanagan Centre Safe Harbour Regional Park open until midnight only on July 1st.

Usually between May 1st and the end of September, the park gate is locked each night at 10:00 pm.

Boaters returning later in the evening following the Canada Day fireworks should leave enough time to trailer their vessel and leave the park before the midnight gate closure.  In light of the extended late evening boat launch hours, we ask facility users to be respectful of neighbours who live near the park and boat launch.

The Regional District thanks everyone for their cooperation with this once a year, extended operation of the Okanagan Centre Safe Harbour Regional Park.

The park gate closing will return to the normal 10:00 pm time on Thursday, July 2nd.

(June 26, 2015)

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Curbside Catchbasin Mosquito Control Blitz 

Don’t be alarmed next week if see people driving through Central Okanagan neighbourhoods and dropping pellets into curbside catch basins.

Weather permitting from Monday June 29th through Friday, July 3rd, five crews (one in a car, four on scooters) will be driving by every roadside catch basin in the City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country, a portion of West Kelowna Estates in the District of West Kelowna and Sunset Ranch in the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area, treating standing water with an environmentally approved mosquito larvicide.  View Photos

During this five day blitz, approximately 10,000 roadside catch basins will be treated as part of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Mosquito Control Program.

The crews will be back out during the last week in July to retreat the catch basins.

If you’d like to know more about this program and how you can help reduce mosquito breeding sites around your home, visit www.regionaldistrict.com/mosquitoes.

(June 26, 2015)

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Fire Hazard Warning Signs

Awareness about the fire hazard across the Central Okanagan is being raised by some additions at several regional parks.

New Fire Hazard signs are up at key entrances to Glen Canyon, Rose Valley, Scenic Canyon and Mission Creek Regional Parks. View Photo

Communications Officer Bruce Smith says the new signs are installed in the new look information kiosks that have been built in these parks.   “Our goal is to raise awareness for our park visitors as they enter our parks about the fire hazard danger rating.   It helps to reinforce that fires, smoking and campfires are not allowed at any time in our Regional Parks and that people should be very careful especially at this time of year.”

Smith adds, “As we install our new information kiosks in other regional parks, we’ll be adding the fire hazard warning signs.   Our plan is to take the fire hazard signs down each fall, when the threat of fire drops and put them back in place at the start of the next fire season.  That way the signs will hopefully stand out more and people will pay more attention to them.”

(June 25, 2015)

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'Take a Hike'

You’re invited to take part a series of interpretive hikes in different Central Okanagan Regional Parks.

While there’s no cost to join in the guided ‘Take a Hike’ program, please pre-register at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan by emailing eeco@cord.bc.ca or call 250-469-6139.   All outings begin at 9:00 am.  Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing, footwear and bring their own water and snack for these two to three hour outings.

  • Saturday, July 25th – we encourage you to trek through Glen Canyon Regional Park.  Meet with our park interpreter at the Aberdeen Road access off Webber Road in Glenrosa in West Kelowna.  You’ll learn about the significance of this part of the park to the shooting death of Constable Neil Bruce 50 years ago.  This outing is rated moderate.
  • Saturday, August 29th – our park interpreter will take you on a bit of a history lesson as we travel along the Trepanier Creek Greenway Regional Park.  There’s great wildlife viewing potential along the trail and find out about electricity role played by the creek for the District of Peachland.  This hike is rated moderate.  We’ll meet at the parking area off Trepanier Road and the Highway 97-C Okanagan Connector off ramps.

For more information on our other hikes or any of our Regional Parks programs visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parksevents or contact the EECO staff at 250-469-6140 or email eeco@cord.bc.ca.

(June 22, 2015)

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Emergency Support Services Celebrates Volunteers

A core group of dedicated volunteers are always ready to answer the call when anyone in the Central Okanagan needs help because they’ve been displaced by an emergency.

Members of the Central Okanagan Emergency Support Services organization, more often known by the acronym E-S-S, gathered last evening to recognize the service milestones of some of their volunteers.

This year, 21 ESS members provided a combined 125 years of service through the volunteer organization.

Central Okanagan Emergency Program Coordinator Travis Whiting says, “Our region is extremely blessed to have neighbours like these.  They’re perhaps best known for staffing reception centres during large-scale emergency evacuations.   But what many people don’t realize is day after day, night after night, ESS volunteers are there to answer the call for help when individuals or families are forced from their home by a fire or other emergency.”   View Award Recipients List and Photo

Emergency Support Services Director Catherine Williams says, “It’s a pleasure to serve alongside these dedicated volunteers.  They train monthly and prepare for any number of emergency situations so that when the call goes out, they are able to respond and help those in need.  We in the Central Okanagan have a strong, dedicated ESS team, but we are always looking for additional enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join us.”

The ESS program volunteers provide on-call response and temporary accommodation, food and other assistance for anyone who is displaced by an emergency.   Volunteers meet monthly and training courses and opportunities are available.

Anyone who would like to learn more about the Central Okanagan Emergency Support Services organization is welcome to visit the program webpage www.regionaldistrict.com/ess or email eoc.ess@kelowna.ca

(June 19, 2015)

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Mission Creek Greenway Trail Extension Underway

Work is underway to extend the Mission Creek Greenway upstream from KLO Creek.

Earlier this month, construction began on a new bridge that will cross KLO Creek.  Next month, it’s anticipated that crews will begin building on a new trail, extending the existing Mission Creek Greenway recreational trail by another 1.7-kilometers along KLO Creek.

Along this new section, trail users will find excellent views of Layercake Mountain and the unique geological features in Gallagher’s Canyon.

It’s expected the trail will be complete and ready for public use this October.  Until then, park visitors are asked for their safety and that of the workers involved, to stay out of this closed area.   View Map

The new bridge and trail extension were announced last year.   The Friends of Mission Creek Society are funding this project with $223,000 that was raised through individual and corporate donations.

The Friends of Mission Creek Society was formed in 1996 with a goal to create a trail along Mission Creek. In 1997, Phase 1 of the Greenway opened with 7.5 km leading from Lakeshore Rd to Mission Creek Regional Park. Phase 2 added 8.5 km of trail upstream from Mission Creek Regional Park to Scenic Canyon Regional Park in 2005.

For more information about the Friends of Mission Creek Society, visit the website www.greenway.kelowna.bc.ca

For more information about Regional Parks, visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parks.

(June 17, 2015)

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Are you ready to 'Grab and Go'?

If an emergency official was on your doorstep and told you that you had 15 minutes to leave your home, would your family be ready?  Or would you be scrambling through your house grabbing anything within reach?

This scenario has been a real one for thousands of Central Okanagan families as a result of previous emergencies.  For those who prepared ‘Grab and Go’ kits in advance, it was easier than it was for those families that didn’t.

The Central Okanagan’s Regional Emergency Program Coordinator says preparing in advance, helps to reduce the stress that happens when an evacuation order is issued and for their safety residents are asked to leave their homes.

Deputy Kelowna Fire Chief Travis Whiting adds, “By taking a few simple steps now, when you and your family are not under the pressure of the clock, you can better prepare to face a range of emergencies, anytime, anywhere.  You should be ready to cope on your own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, while first responders and rescue workers fight the immediate threats and help those in urgent need.”

A ‘Grab and Go’ kit should be easy to carry and contain important documents, medications, personal equipment and medications and basic personal needs for each member of your family.

Whiting says, “Canned or dried food and at least two litres of water per person per day should be a part of your emergency kit.   It’s a good idea to replace these items with fresh stock at least once a year.”

This is a good time for all Central Okanagan residents to review and revise their family emergency plans or if you don’t have a plan, get your family together to make one.”

Whiting reminds residents that the Regional Emergency Program website www.cordemergency.ca has a Be Prepared section with links to useful information to help your family prepare for any number of emergencies that could impact you.  You can also subscribe to receive email information updates whenever the EOC is activated.  Subscribers receive real time notices whenever any new information is released from the Emergency Operation Centre including detailed maps showing areas under evacuation alerts and orders.

The cordemergency.ca website also has links to the wealth of emergency planning information available through the provincial Emergency Management BC and federal GetPrepared.ca programs.  A selection of emergency preparedness pamphlets is available at the Regional District of Central Okanagan office (1450 KLO Road in Kelowna) and the main Kelowna Fire Hall (2255 Enterprise Way).

In the event of an emergency and activation of the Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), the latest information will be available online at the EOC Public Information website www.cordemergency.ca and via Facebook (www.facebook.com/CORDEmergency) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/CO_Emerg).   

(June 11, 2015)

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Stage 2 Water Restrictions - June 16th to September 15th

The annual introduction of Stage 2 Water Restrictions starts next week for customers of the six water systems operated by the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

Each year, from June 16th to September 15th (unless other restrictions are in place) Stage 2 water restrictions are in effect for customers of the Star Place, Falcon Ridge, Killiney Beach, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun and Westshore water systems.  That restricts outdoor watering to two days each week. RDCO water customers with even number addresses may irrigate outdoors on Saturday and Tuesday while those with odd addresses may only water outside on Sunday and Wednesday.

Under the Regional District Water Bylaw, customers with an automated irrigation system may only water if needed on their allotted day between midnight and 6:00 am, while people with manual outdoor irrigation must restrict their watering if needed,  to between 6:00 am and 11:00 am and 6:00 pm and midnight on their respective irrigation day.  If you don’t need to water outdoors on your allotted day or time period, please do not waste water.

Between September 16th and June 15th – Stage 1 Restrictions are in place allowing customers to water outdoors on alternating days.    Those with even-numbered addresses may irrigate on even numbered calendar days and customers with odd-numbered addresses may water outdoors on odd number days.

By following the outdoor water use restrictions that are in effect all year, residents help ensure reservoirs are replenished and there’s an adequate water supply.

The Regional District water systems provide service to almost 900 connections in the following areas: Killiney Beach, Westshore Estates, Falcon Ridge, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun and Star Place.

For more tips on water conservation inside and outside your home, visit the Regional District Water System webpage at regionaldistrict.com/water.

Customers may also sign up there to receive email notifications of any water advisories or special maintenance works affecting their water system.

(June 10, 2015)

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North Westside Bulky Items Collection Dates

North Westside Road residents within the Central Okanagan will have a special opportunity to dispose of your unwanted bulky items.

Wednesday June 24th, through Monday July 6th, during regular operating hours at the North Westside Road Transfer Station, you can dispose of large household items for a cost of $20 per truckload.  This special disposal opportunity is available for residential items only: including appliances, scrap metal, lawn mowers and other motorized parts, household and lawn furniture.  No hazardous waste (including computers, electronics, etc.) will be accepted. Unwanted fridges and freezers will be accepted at $15 per item, the Freon decommissioning charge. Cash or cheques will be the only accepted method of payment. 

The North Westside Road Transfer Station is open Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon.  It is located at the Sugarloaf Mountain/Whiteman Creek Forest Service Road. (Turn at the corner of Westside Road and Sugarloaf Mountain Forest Service Road.)

For more information and details about this collection please contact the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250 or email recycle@cord.bc.ca.

(June 5, 2015)

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Don't Make a Home for Mosquitoes

This week’s rain, followed by warming temperatures and sunshine could result in a new batch of mosquitoes buzzing around the Central Okanagan.

Since early April, crews have been out monitoring and treating mosquito larvae in more than 190 known breeding locations across the region.  Residents are encouraged to help join the fight again the bite by removing potential mosquito breeding around their properties.

Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “Central Okanagan property owners are asked not to make a home for mosquitoes!  Please remove standing water sources and any unused items that collect water such as old tires.  Rain barrels should be covered with a screen to prevent mosquitoes from laying their eggs in the water.  As well, drain standing water from saucers under plant pots or garbage cans.  At least two times a week change the water in birdbaths, wading pools and pet bowls since mosquito larvae can also develop in them.  Remove water that gathers in unused swimming pools and on swimming pool covers and aerate water in ponds or add fish that will eat mosquito larvae.”

Residents in the participating areas of the program (City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country, Central Okanagan East and West Electoral Areas and a small section of West Kelowna Estates in the District of West Kelowna) can report mosquito concerns by calling 1-866-679-8473.”

Under contract with the Regional District, BWP Consulting Inc. conducts all larval mosquito control within these participating areas of the Regional District.  BWP’s Cheryl Phippen says, “Crews have been actively monitoring nearly 200 known larval development habitats and have been treating mosquito larvae with a safe biological control since late March.”  She adds, “even the best control program can only reduce mosquitoes to a point, and residents must do their part by keeping long grasses and shrubs to a minimum as these are places that adult mosquitoes can hang out. People should protect themselves by wearing mosquito repellants containing DEET and light coloured clothing with long sleeves and long pants, especially at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are at their worst.”

The Regional District Mosquito Control program attempts to minimize the impact of mosquitoes including the specific species that are capable of transmitting West Nile Virus as well as those that are known to be significant human nuisance.  This monitoring and treatment is being done in known surface water habitats as well as almost 9,000 roadside catch basins in the participating areas.

Learn how you and your family can fight back and protect against mosquitoes by checking out the resources available on the Mosquito Control page on the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/mosquitoes.

(June 4, 2015)

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Help Stamp Out Illegal Dumping 

The recent illegal dumping of an old camper above Ellison has irked outdoor enthusiasts,  sent Regional District staff scurrying to deal with it, and has a community minded business kicking in resources to get it gone. All because of one individuals’ thoughtless disregard for our environment.

Waste Reduction Facilitator Rae Stewart with the Regional District says their office only recently learned of the abandoned camper on Postill Lake Road above Ellison through a forum about it on the internet. “It’s a beautiful wilderness corridor that’s heavily frequented by outdoor groups and nature enthusiasts, so for someone to sully it with their garbage is a real travesty. And the longer the camper sits there, the worse the problem becomes. Unfortunately, garbage begets more garbage. Some people see a pile and think they can just add to it!”

Stewarts adds thanks to the generous support of Mario’s Towing in Kelowna, the abandoned camper will be hauled to the Glenmore landfill and disposed of properly later this week. “Mario’s is offering their services for the day, and we hugely appreciate their support. This kind of removal job will require heavy equipment, and plenty of manpower to get it gone.  It’s just so frustrating that such a careless act has led to this.”

According to Stewart, illegal dumping is sadly all too common and can take many different forms, an abandoned vehicle, bush party leftovers, even someone inappropriately dumping yard waste.  “In every case, something’s being dumped where it doesn’t belong. Not only is it an ugly blight on nature, but the mess left behind can also create wildfire and other environmental hazards, not to mention endangering wildlife. Plus it’s immensely costly to clean up, most often at tax payer’s expense!”

With the help of the general public, the Waste Reduction Office has tracked illegal dump sites over the past decade, and the results are discouraging, with many new sites popping up every year after the snow melts. “There are definitely a number of hot spots in our region that get hit by chronic dumping and require regular clean up.” 

Stewart adds “When you consider the time and gas it takes to drive out into the bush as well as vehicle wear and tear, illegal dumping is completely senseless.  We have many options in our community for the proper disposal of waste, many of which are low cost and some are free.”

It’s time to fight back against illegal dumping.  If you find any dump sites or littering while out enjoying our local natural areas here are some things you can do.  Start by filling in an online report form at:  www.regionaldistrict.com/reportillegaldumping or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250. Be sure to include:

  • a detailed description of the area (or GPS coordinates) for the illegal dump site
  • the size of the dump site
  • the type of items that were dumped
  • information on how we can contact you (all information will remain confidential)

The Regional Waste Reduction Office will supply any groups interested in cleaning up their community with bags and gloves to support their efforts, and will arrange for the collection and disposal of the garbage collected.

(June 3, 2015)

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Rural Property Tax Notices

Property owners in the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Electoral Areas will soon receive Rural Property Tax Notices from the Provincial Government in their mail.

These Electoral Area residents are reminded that the Regional District does not collect taxes directly and does not accept payment of Property Taxes.  Rural Property Tax Notice payments are collected by the Province.  Within local municipal jurisdictions, taxes for Regional District purposes are included on municipal tax notices and are collected from property owners within the City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country, District of Peachland and District of West Kelowna.

Property owners in the two unincorporated rural electoral areas may complete their Home Owner Grant Application and make their tax payment, payable to the Minister of Finance, at most financial institutions; through their mortgage agreement; by internet or telephone banking or by courier or mail to the:

Surveyor of Taxes,
P.O. Box 9446 Stn Prov Govt,
Victoria, B.C.,
V8W 9V6 

Property owners in the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Electoral Areas with questions about their Rural Property Tax Notice should contact the Surveyor of Taxes at 1-800-663-7867 and request a transfer to 250-387-0555; by email (ruraltax@gov.bc.ca); or they can go online to the Ministry of Finance website.

To avoid any penalty, please ensure rural property taxes are paid by July 2nd, 2015 or if the payment is being made by mail, it must be postmarked on or before July 2nd.  There are also a number of Provincial Government property tax deferment programs available that qualifying property owners may wish to consider.  Details on these are available on the Ministry website.

Property owners in the City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country, District of Peachland and District of West Kelowna must direct their property tax payments to their local government.

(June 2, 2015)

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Climate Action Annual Report

Through the participation in the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) the Regional District of Central Okanagan publicly shares the accompanying CARIP Progress Reports each year.

The reports details actions taken during 2014 and proposed actions for 2015 related to the Regional District's effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

(June 1, 2015)

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New Trail to Expand Access at Shannon Lake Regional Park

Construction of a new accessible trail is anticipated this summer in Shannon Lake Regional Park. 

The trail is possible thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund which helps thousands of Canadians to eliminate barriers and gain better access to facilities in their communities.

The new paved trail will improve access to the park for visitors in wheelchairs from the Shannon Lake Road parking area to a new floating fishing dock on Shannon Lake.  It substantially upgrades the existing gravel trail that leads to the washroom building in the park and will see a new paved trail from the washrooms to the shoreline dock.  View Design Images

The Regional District is contributing $15,700 towards the improvements to the park and the trail project.

Over the next few weeks, it’s also anticipated that the new accessible floating dock will be installed.  The T-shaped structure will extend approximately 48-feet into Shannon Lake with safety handrails along the main span ending with a six foot wide and 32-foot long fishing platform across the end.  The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC in partnership with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and their funding partner, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation are proudly donating the $15,000 structure.  New Wave Docks Ltd. and the Peachland Sportsmen’s Association will install the dock and a transition ramp from the shoreline.

For more information about Regional Parks and programs visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parks.

(May 20, 2015)

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Westside Regional Wastewater Plant Biosolids

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is aware of the ongoing peaceful protest along Highway 8 in the Merritt area. 

For the second time since the information protest began yesterday, a truck hauling biosolids from the Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant has voluntarily turned back and not delivered its load to the approved BioCentral composting facility in a rural area west of Merritt. 

The Regional District is one of the suppliers to the composting facility and since October 1st last year has been sending approximately 100 wet tonnes of biosolids each week from the Westside plant to be further treated and composted under the BC Organic Matter Recycling Regulation for Class A land application. 

In light of the current situation, the Regional District will temporarily send biosolids from its wastewater treatment facility to an approved, active land application site with its previous supplier in the rural area outside of Clinton.

The Regional District is committed to working with its suppliers and partners and remains optimistic this situation can be successfully resolved.

(March 11, 2015)

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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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