Central Okanagan Regional District

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran’s absence from meetings of the RDCO board, which he serves on as one of seven city representatives, became a point of controversy last month. (File photo)

Curtailing Kelowna influence on regional district board

Kelowna’s representation on the 13-member RDCO board could drop from 7 to 6 with proposed changes

 

Mission Creek Greenway Regional Park. (Contributed/Central Okanagan Land Trust)

Mission Creek Greenway underpass at Gordon Drive closed

The Regional District of Central Okanagan says rising water levels prompted the closure

 

Chickadees are one of the most common birds that can be easily spotted in parks around the Okanagan. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Birds return to Central Okanagan parks on the wings of spring

The RDCO is offering free birdwatching kits to help people explore local parks

 

West Kelowna, pictured in October 2020. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)

Majority of Westside growth expected to happen in Westbank First Nation

Over the next 20 years, the majority of growth on the Westside will happen on WFN land

West Kelowna, pictured in October 2020. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)
North Westside Fire Rescue. (File)

Two North Westside deputy fire chiefs jet off to Mexico amid pandemic

‘To have two of the most senior guys off of our force at the exact same time puts us in a risky situation out here’

North Westside Fire Rescue. (File)
Kelowna seen from the top of Knox Mountain. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)

Homeownership unattainable for many Kelowna residents

Single-person and single-parent households often have limited options when it comes to housing

Kelowna seen from the top of Knox Mountain. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)
Administrative headquarters for the Regional District of Central Okanagan in Kelowna. (File photo)

Tempers fly over a pricey picnic shelter in the North Westside

Lack of detail on $121,000 shelter expenditure further incites self-governance wishes

Administrative headquarters for the Regional District of Central Okanagan in Kelowna. (File photo)
Mission Creek Regional Park. (File Photo)

RDCO cancels in-person park programs due to COVID-19

The regional district said it supports the efforts to reduce the virus’ spread

Mission Creek Regional Park. (File Photo)
The RDCO's 2020-2024 financial plan has been approved. (File)

Masks required in Regional District of Central Okanagan buildings

All visitors to indoor RDCO facilities are now required to wear masks

The RDCO's 2020-2024 financial plan has been approved. (File)
The Regional District of Central Okanagan is asking residents to secure trash so bears are not attracted to them. (WildSafeBC: Credit M. Levisay)

Cover up your trash, keep bears out: Regional District of Central Okanagan

There have been several bear sightings in South East Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is asking residents to secure trash so bears are not attracted to them. (WildSafeBC: Credit M. Levisay)
The Black Mountain - sntsk’il’ntən Regional Park, pictured in 2018. (Barry Gerding - Capital News)

Black Mountain Regional Park upgrades to come

The funding for the upgrades comes from a Canada-B.C. infrastructure grant

The Black Mountain - sntsk’il’ntən Regional Park, pictured in 2018. (Barry Gerding - Capital News)
Dangerous fire snuffed at Smith Creek in West Kelowna

Dangerous fire snuffed at Smith Creek in West Kelowna

Regional District of Central Okanagan reminds residents smoking and open fires are not allowed

Dangerous fire snuffed at Smith Creek in West Kelowna
Repair projects are scheduled over the next month in two regional parks. (Regional District of Central Okanagan)

RDCO to start upgrades on two regional parks

Several major repairs will take place in Glen Canyon and the Mission Creek Greenway

Repair projects are scheduled over the next month in two regional parks. (Regional District of Central Okanagan)
The RDCO advises residents to get rid of stagnant water in pots and old tires to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs in them. (Regional District of Central Okanagan)

Keep mosquitoes at bay: RDCO

Mosquitoes peak between mid-June and the end of July in the Central Okanagan

The RDCO advises residents to get rid of stagnant water in pots and old tires to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs in them. (Regional District of Central Okanagan)
Regional district’s Environmental Education Centre set to reopen

Regional district’s Environmental Education Centre set to reopen

The centre is scheduled to reopen on June 23

Regional district’s Environmental Education Centre set to reopen
Pictured is a South Okanagan property during the 2018 flooding in the area. The owners have prepared by putting up numerous sandbags. (Black Press Media file photo)

RDCO advising residents to be prepared for flooding

Forecasts for the coming weekend may result in flooding and property damage

Pictured is a South Okanagan property during the 2018 flooding in the area. The owners have prepared by putting up numerous sandbags. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Westside Fire Rescue paid on-call hall. Google

North Westside firefighters replaced after protesting suspension of chief, deputy

The RDCO said they have since recruited other officers to maintain the level of service in the community

North Westside Fire Rescue paid on-call hall. Google
Outdoor water restrictions return to RDCO water systems

Outdoor water restrictions return to RDCO water systems

The restriction will be in effect from June 16 to Sept. 15

Outdoor water restrictions return to RDCO water systems
High water levels at Mission Creek in Kelowna, B.C. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)

RDCO reopens section of Mission Creek as waters recede

Part of the Mission Creek Greenway due to high water levels

High water levels at Mission Creek in Kelowna, B.C. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)
Customers on the Killiney Beach Water System are now under a planned water quality advisory following work done on the Winchester Control Room Tuesday, June 9. (File photo)

Boiling water advised for Killiney Beach customers

Advisory issued for 290 customers of Killiney Beach system after control room work finished June 9

Customers on the Killiney Beach Water System are now under a planned water quality advisory following work done on the Winchester Control Room Tuesday, June 9. (File photo)