News

Holiday hours for city facilities

Kelowna City Hall will be closed for the holidays from Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, reopening Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Essential services such as police, fire, water, wastewater treatment and snow removal will remain in operation.

“City facility holiday closures are planned around a time when there is low demand for services,” said Stu Leatherdale, City of Kelowna human resources director.

“Ultimately, these closures save operation costs for the city and give staff some time to be with their families.”

The Civic Operation’s call centre will remain open to telephone inquiries at 250-469-8600 regarding water, sewer, parks, roads and snow removal, as well as to process after hours and emergency calls.

Parkinson Recreation Centre will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The centre will be open on New Year’s Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Glenmore Landfill will be closed Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s days.

Business licence renewal payments are due Jan. 15, and can be renewed online or by mail when there are no changes to an existing licence.

“City Hall will be closed, but in many ways business can carry on as usual,” said Leatherdale. “As in previous years, business owners can go online to kelowna.ca/onlineservices and make business licence renewal payments before the Jan. 15 deadline.”

Residents and visitors can check out the BC Transit website (www.bctransit.com/regions/kel/) for holiday schedules. Transit will be available with reduced service on Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1. All other days will operate on their normal schedules.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

ELECTION 2014: The Education Equation or why you should pay attention to school trustee elections
 
ELECTION 2014: Columnist Jennifer Smith says a slick pitchman is needed for the board of education
 
Close-up: Addressing root causes of crime
GMO rally sends a message
 
Room to Live campaign launched
 
First snowfall at Whitewater

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 31 edition online now. Browse the archives.