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Central Okanagan Regional District office closed for Christmas holidays

The Regional District of Central Okanagan administration office will be closed during the upcoming holiday period.

The KLO Road building will be closed from Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

The office will re-open at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2.

While the vast majority of the more than 120 staff will be off during this time, some two dozen employees will continue to provide important services.

“Throughout this holiday closure, Regional District 9-1-1 Communications Centre operators and victim services staff will continue to provide assistance,” said Bruce Smith, spokesperson for the regional distirct.

“As well, our dog control officers will be patrolling and responding to calls and some regional parks staff will be doing routine maintenance.

“In addition, some staff operating the Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant and our six regional district water systems will be on the job over the holidays.

“The Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre on Asquith Road will not be affected by the holiday and will be open its normal 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Friday through Monday schedule.

The Asquith Road Recycling drop off centre will be closed on the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but is open all other days from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan or EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 22, through Wednesday, Dec. 26, as well as Monday, Dec. 31, and New Year’s Day.

Curbside garbage and recycling collection will not take place on either Christmas or New Year’s days.

Since there’s no collection on either Tuesday, Tuesday through Friday pick up will be shifted ahead one day.

Everything returns to the normal Monday through Friday collection schedule on Monday, Jan. 7.

During the main office closure, emergency calls from customers of the regional district water systems (Sunset Ranch, Trepanier/Dietrich, Westshore, Killiney Beach, Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun and Falcon Ridge) should be directed to 250-868-5299.

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