Central Okanagan Regional District

Council got a look at the Regional District Central Okanagan’s draft housing strategy at its June 21 meeting. (File photo)

Lake Country council sees need for affordable housing advocacy

‘We’ve had a number of affordable housing projects that failed at the provincial and federal level’

 

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Spend an hour in Armstrong: Okanagan shows off in collaborative videos series

You may be surprised with what local communities have to offer

 

Onlookers gathered at the Okanagan Heritage Museum on June 14 for the announcement of the 2022 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame inductees. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)

Newest class announced for Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame

‘Mr. Basketball’ among the four inductees

 

Skaha Beach in Penticton sees plenty of activity in the summer, but Penticton us more than beaches and peaches (John Arendt - Black Press)

Okanagan shows off in new collaborative videos series

You may be surprised with what local communities have to offer

Skaha Beach in Penticton sees plenty of activity in the summer, but Penticton us more than beaches and peaches (John Arendt - Black Press)
The 2019 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame class (Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Museum/Facebook)

Central Okanagan Hall of Fame to announce 2022 inductees

The newest members will be announced on Tuesday, June 14

The 2019 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame class (Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Museum/Facebook)
If the RDCO does decide to switch, Recycle BC would not take over direct services until 2026. (File photo)

Time ticking on recycling decision for Central Okanagan Regional District

The board will make a final decision at its June 27 regular meeting

If the RDCO does decide to switch, Recycle BC would not take over direct services until 2026. (File photo)
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For Soren, homelessness started when he lost his car. (Photo/Journey Home)

Into homelessness and out again in Kelowna

‘I lost everything, I lost every asset I had’

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For Soren, homelessness started when he lost his car. (Photo/Journey Home)
A decision to contract with Recycle BC to offer curbside recycling services has been put off for now. (File photo)

Central Okanagan recycles decision on curbside collection

RDCO board will receive more information by the end of June in considering any change to the program.

A decision to contract with Recycle BC to offer curbside recycling services has been put off for now. (File photo)
GoByBike Week in the Central Okanagan is May 30-Jun 5. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Reach for your bike instead of your car keys: Kelowna mayor

Registration for GoByBike Week is still open for a chance to win a trip for two to the Netherlands.

GoByBike Week in the Central Okanagan is May 30-Jun 5. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
It is very important to secure garbage properly, because if a bear cannot access a food source easily it will lose interest, move on and will unlikely return a second time, said Jonathan Schultz, conservation officer for the north Omineca zone. (Black Press file photo)

RDCO residents can buy a bear-proof bin while supplies last

RDCO has 100 bear-resistent garbage bins for sale

It is very important to secure garbage properly, because if a bear cannot access a food source easily it will lose interest, move on and will unlikely return a second time, said Jonathan Schultz, conservation officer for the north Omineca zone. (Black Press file photo)
COSAR’s 33rd task of 2022 involved rescuing two men with various injuries after their all terrain vehicle flipped May 28, 2022 (COSAR)
COSAR’s 33rd task of 2022 involved rescuing two men with various injuries after their all terrain vehicle flipped May 28, 2022 (COSAR)
RDCO chair Loyal Woolridge addresses the crowd about the trail addition to the Mission Creek Greenway (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

New trails to Mission Creek Greenway open in Kelowna

The addition is 2.3 kilometres long

RDCO chair Loyal Woolridge addresses the crowd about the trail addition to the Mission Creek Greenway (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
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Summer pop-up recycle depots for Lake Country residents

One pop-up depot per month over the summer

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Bear runs across Kane Road in Glenmore. (Facebook)

Bear activity in Central Okanagan a concern for conservation officers

‘Securing attractants is the single best way to keep people safe, and avoid unnecessary killing of bears’

Bear runs across Kane Road in Glenmore. (Facebook)
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It’s going to take a while for supply to catch up with demand: Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist for BC Real Estate Association. (File photo)

Big drop in housing sales predicted for Central Okanagan

Economist expects prices will stay relatively flat

It’s going to take a while for supply to catch up with demand: Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist for BC Real Estate Association. (File photo)
Rebates from CleanBC, free lunch from FortisBC, recycling tips from regional district. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Real estate owners can be rewarded for going green in Kelowna

City promotes environmental initiatives for homeowners, apartment, hotel, motels mangers/owners.

Rebates from CleanBC, free lunch from FortisBC, recycling tips from regional district. (Photo/City of Kelowna)
Mental health issues are a significant factor for students who disengage from school before they graduate. (Contributed)

Pilot project offers lifeline to Central Okanagan students

Upstream Kelowna finds success at two middle schools

Mental health issues are a significant factor for students who disengage from school before they graduate. (Contributed)
The board of education meets twice a month at the Central Okanagan Public School administration centre in Kelowna. (File photo)

Central Okanagan trustees sign off on 3.1% indemnity hike

Some trustees sought to lower the raise to 2%

The board of education meets twice a month at the Central Okanagan Public School administration centre in Kelowna. (File photo)