Garbage

Okanagan Forest Task Force clean up took place on May 9 along Postill Lake Road. (Okanagan Forest Task Force)

Okanagan cleanup task force helps ticket 60 people for illegally dumping in 2020

The crew assisted in getting about 60 illegal dumpers ticketed

 

Garbage litters Gillard Forest Service Road. Image: Kane Blake

Okanagan Forest Task Force called to illegal dump site on forest road

The dump site was reported on Gillard Forest Service Road, Monday

 

Early Monday morning a bear was reported accessing garbage and compost close to Ecole Isabella Dicken Elementary School (EIDES) and Fernie Secondary School (FSS). File photo

Bear shot in Lake Country due to ‘people problem’

Garbage ‘like crack cocaine’ to bears: Conservation Officer

 

Washed up plastics on log fields. (Simon Ager / Maple Leaf Adventures photo)

Inside the ongoing mission to scrub clean B.C.’s wild beaches

Six-week coastal expedition going to run out of time before it runs out of garbage

Washed up plastics on log fields. (Simon Ager / Maple Leaf Adventures photo)
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to offer large item collection

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to offer large item collection

Furniture, mattresses, box springs and large appliances to be picked up in October

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to offer large item collection
The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) says people have been illegally dumping garbage and verbally abusing staff at the Silver Star Transfer Station since changes came into effect Aug. 1, 2020 (RDNO photo)

Illegal dumping, yelling at staff: problems at North Okanagan waste facility

Regional district says security cameras have been installed at the Silver Star Transfer Station

The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) says people have been illegally dumping garbage and verbally abusing staff at the Silver Star Transfer Station since changes came into effect Aug. 1, 2020 (RDNO photo)
Campers left a mess at a site in Cherryville over the weekend, as seen Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, sparking concern from local residents who are asking elected officials and politicians to do something. (Contributed photo)

Wedding party bear sprayed at North Okanagan campsite

Latest criminal activity at the Meadows leaves locals frustrated

Campers left a mess at a site in Cherryville over the weekend, as seen Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, sparking concern from local residents who are asking elected officials and politicians to do something. (Contributed photo)
Kelowna resident Kane Blake (right) received a $2,000 cheque from Big White Ski Resort after using hidden cameras to help to catch people illegally dumping garbage on the resort’s property. Source: Facebook screenshot

Okanagan charity receives money from Big White to catch illegal dumpers

Okanagan Forest Task Force uses hidden cameras to catch people illegally dumping

Kelowna resident Kane Blake (right) received a $2,000 cheque from Big White Ski Resort after using hidden cameras to help to catch people illegally dumping garbage on the resort’s property. Source: Facebook screenshot
Illegal dumping in Okanagan forests. (Kane Blake photo)

Hidden cameras in Okanagan forests catch illegal dumpers, lead to fines

The Okanagan Forest Task Force’s have led to 13 or 14 tickets for illegal dumpers

Illegal dumping in Okanagan forests. (Kane Blake photo)
The Conservation Officer Service is urging people not to set out their garbage before collection day. Recently, eight violation tickets were issued in the Deer Ridge area of Summerland. (File photo)                                (Contributed)

Tickets issued for garbage violations in Summerland

Conservation officers concerned about behaviour attracting bears to residential areas

The Conservation Officer Service is urging people not to set out their garbage before collection day. Recently, eight violation tickets were issued in the Deer Ridge area of Summerland. (File photo)                                (Contributed)
A pile of trash was left scattered on the ground at the Highway 1 rest area west of Sicamous. (Ann Altmeyer photo)

Illegal dumping increasing along Highway 1 in the Shuswap

Highways contractor frustrated by inability to hold people accountable

A pile of trash was left scattered on the ground at the Highway 1 rest area west of Sicamous. (Ann Altmeyer photo)
Footage captured by a Kelowna resident on Postill Lake Road

VIDEO: Alleged illegal dump caught on camera near Kelowna

Charges are pending against a man who allegedly dumped garbage in the bush

Footage captured by a Kelowna resident on Postill Lake Road
Volunteers helping to clean up garbage and some illegal dumping in Surrey on March 7, 2020. (Lauren Collins - Black Press Media)

Illegal dumping up Postill Lake Road in Kelowna

‘I haven’t even made it a kilometre in and I’m already absolutely disgusted’

Volunteers helping to clean up garbage and some illegal dumping in Surrey on March 7, 2020. (Lauren Collins - Black Press Media)
Discarded protective gloves are pictured on the street in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is introducing a new type of litterbug as people are dropping gloves and masks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Gloves and masks become problem litter as COVID-19 prompts people to cover up

Vancouver’s director of zero waste and resource recovery says the city is experiencing medical litter

Discarded protective gloves are pictured on the street in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is introducing a new type of litterbug as people are dropping gloves and masks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Campbell Mountain Landfill near Penticton has had high volumes of traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)

High traffic volumes observed at Campbell Mountain Landfill

Facility near Penticton has been busy during COVID-19 pandemic

The Campbell Mountain Landfill near Penticton has had high volumes of traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)
Driver snuffs out small garbage truck fire in Okanagan

Driver snuffs out small garbage truck fire in Okanagan

No injuries in minor blaze in District of Coldstream

Driver snuffs out small garbage truck fire in Okanagan
(Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen photo)

Large item collection events cancelled in Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen

Concerns about spread of COVID-19 led to decision to cancel collection events

(Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen photo)