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Posted on: April 21, 2018

Canada 150 Funding Lights Up West Kelowna Sports Fields

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April 21, 2018

Canada 150 Funding Lights Up West Kelowna Sports Fields

Kids no longer need to hang up the cleats early on spring and fall evenings, thanks to a newly completed Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Project, funded by the Government...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Council Highlights - April 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 19, 2018

 

Westside Transfer Station Relocation

Council agreed to request the Regional District of Central Okanagan undertake a business case to investigate moving the Westside Transfer Station from its current location on...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Update: Flood Preparations Taking Place on Gellatly Road

Latest Update: April 19, 2018 at 9:45 a.m.

Changes first paragraph to state road will remain open, with some delays; all other information remains unchanged

(Previously updated: April 18, 2018 at 2:48 p.m.; originally released: April 17, 2018)

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Sandbag Locations Update

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April 13, 2018

Sandbag Locations Update

For homeowners who wish to protect their properties from possible flooding, City of West Kelowna has made sand and sandbags available at the following locations:

  • Kinsmen Works Yard – 3170...
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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Council Highlights - April 10, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 10, 2018

Budget 2018

Council gave second and third reading to its 2018-2027 Financial Plan which includes a 2.18% tax increase. The budget includes a tax requisition of $32,032,304. The financial plan sets out the proposed expendi...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

West Kelowna Parks Ready for Spring

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April 11, 2018

Spring may be off to a slow start weather-wise but City of West Kelowna crews haven’t let the cool temperatures and rain put a damper on their efforts to get parks, trails and sports fields ready for the warmer...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Blasting Permit Issued for Glenrosa Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 05, 2018

The City of West Kelowna is advising the public that a permit has been issued for blasting activity related to the construction of a residential development project proposed for the land parcel adjacent to Glenrosa Road ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Boucherie Road Wine Trail Upgrade Begins April 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 04, 2018

Construction will begin Monday, April 9 on Phase 2 of the Wine Trail – Boucherie Road Upgrade and substantial completion is expected by November 2018.

For the first phase of construction, Boucherie Road will be closed to ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Lower Glenrosa Road Open

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March 30, 2018

Lower Glenrosa Road Open

Lower Glenrosa Road is now open as the City of West Kelowna has completed emergency safety repairs to the flood damaged road.

Some flood response work in the area will continue next week but is not...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Local State of Emergency Rescinded

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April 11, 2018

A Local State of Emergency, that was required to facilitate flood damage repairs on Lower Glenrosa Road, has been rescinded.

The Local State of Emergency had given the City of West Kelowna access to private property, whic...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Council Highlights - March 27, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 28, 2018Local State of EmergencyCouncil endorsed a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) called on March 23 in response to flooding in the community after torrential rain on March 22. Significant and localised rainfall impacted much o...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Flood Preparedness Underway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 27, 2018

Beginning Tuesday, March 27, the City of West Kelowna is closing Rotary Trails Park to the public and beginning to stage supplies at that location and other areas in West Kelowna in an abundance of caution as the communi...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Park Closure Extended for Outfall Expansion Construction

Update: From the Regional District of Central Okanagan

March 27, 2018

Due to unexpected construction challenges related to the Regional District of Central Okanagan Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall expansion, the closure of a West Kelowna waterfront commu...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Flood Related Repairs Continue on Lower Glenrosa Road

UpdateMarch 26, 2018; 12:00 p.m.

Repair work continues on a portion of Lower Glenrosa Road, which is expected to remain closed for several more days.The road, which serves as a critical secondary access to the Glenrosa neighbourhood, was damaged during las...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

West Kelowna Raises Speculation Tax Concerns with BC Finance Ministry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 21, 2018

West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater and Chief Administrative Officer Jim Zaffino met with BC Finance Minister Carole James and ministry staff March 21 to discuss West Kelowna’s concerns with the Province’s proposed Specula...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Council Highlights - March 13, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 15, 2018

 

Speculation Tax Discussion

Council discussed the newly-announced provincial Speculation Tax targeting foreign and domestic property owners in areas of BC, including West Kelowna. The City of West Kelowna request...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Street Sweepers Rolling Out in West Kelowna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 15, 2018

Another sign of spring is here! The street sweepers are rolling out in West Kelowna. With the weather warming up, it’s time for the City to conduct its annual street sweeping of local roads.

Street sweepers will begin in ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Water Customers Warned of Phone Scam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 7, 2018West Kelowna utility customers are being advised that the city never calls residents to demand payment or to issue threats of turning off services.The City of West Kelowna has heard from a customer saying that her mother ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

New Rec Guide Signals the Start of Spring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 02, 2018

Finally, the snow is melting and the days are getting longer! There’s no better time to re-energise and revitalise by registering for a spring recreation program in the City of West Kelowna.

The 80-page Spring 2...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Flood Recovery Projects Begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 01, 2018

The City of West Kelowna will be undertaking a variety of projects in the coming weeks to repair damage to public infrastructure caused by last year’s flood and protect infrastructure against possible future fl...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Council Highlights - February 27, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 1, 2018

 

Economic Development Committee

Council announced it had appointed the following people to its Economic Development Committee for a period of two years, term ending December 31, 2019:

  • Laurie Evans
  • Stephen Johnston
  • Ch...
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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Westbank Centre DCC Reduction Extended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 20, 2018

West Kelowna Council has agreed to extend its Westbank Centre Development Cost Charge (DCC) Reduction Bylaw a further three months to allow in-stream applicants and staff more time to process applications in progress....

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Yard Waste Pick Up Back On

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: From Regional District of Central Okanagan

February 21, 2018

It may not look like gardening season yet, but yard waste collection is back on! The first pickup of the season is also a great opportunity for anyone who may have stockpile...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Council Highlights - February 13, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 14, 2018

Burning and Development

After hearing from a delegation of residents expressing concern with burning of trees and debris related to clearing for new development, Council requested staff to bring a report to Council wit...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Dont Rush - Think Before You Flush

From the Regional District of Central OkanaganFebruary 6, 2018Think before flushing or pouring substances down the drain!  That’s because it costs over $60,000 a year to remove clogs from sewer pipes.West Kelowna, Westbank Firs...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Blasting Permit Issued at Tallus Heights Drive South

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 01, 2018

A new blasting permit has been issued to accommodate the development of 20 lots as part of Phase 9 of the Tallus Ridge neighbourhood, located at the south end of Tallus Heights Drive.

The original blasting permit was g...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Council Highlights - January 23, 2018

Council MeetingJanuary 23, 2018

 

Snow Clearing

Council discussed proposed changes to snow clearing to ensure snow is not piled in front of residential and commercial driveways and were advised such a move would increase the scope and cost of the C...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Watch for Water News in Your Utility Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 18, 2018

The City of West Kelowna has produced a special edition of its Quarterly Newsletter, dedicated to the water system and the changes that are coming. These changes will impact all water customers and residents are encour...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Council Highlights - January 16, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 18, 2018

 

Draft 2018-2027 Financial Plan

Council began its detailed review of the Draft 2018-2027 Financial Plan which includes a 2.58% tax increase. The Draft Budget presented a 3% tax increase but Council directed sta...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Join Our Economic Development Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 17, 2018

The City of West Kelowna is seeking applications from people interested in participating as a member of the Economic Development Committee. This committee provides advice and support on local and national economic tren...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

West Kelowna Sees Strong Building Growth in 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 16, 2018

West Kelowna’s Development Services Department had another busy year, administering building permits with a record construction value of over $131 million in 2017.

All together, 2017 permits were approved for ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Council Highlights - January 09, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 10, 2018

Last Road Parking Report

Council requested a report from staff on the potential impacts if the decision is made to restrict parking to resident-only on Last Road in Westbank Centre. Council discussed limiting parking in...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

New Water Rates In Effect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 03, 2018

West Kelowna Council has adopted new water rates with the first of four consecutive annual increases taking effect January 1, 2018 and with levies being charged quarterly. Further rate increases will occur on January 1...

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

Construction Completed on Key West Kelowna Wastewater Infrastructure

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December 18, 2017

More than 2,200 residents are benefitting from the Horizon Village Lift Station wastewater improvement project, which was completed with contributions from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Council Highlights - December 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 14, 2017

 

Canada 150 Medal Presentation

On behalf of Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Mayor Doug Findlater presented a Canada 150 medal to the Gellatly Bay Trail and Parks Society (GBTAPS). President Bruce Dalrymple accepte...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Notice of Blasting in Upper Vineyard Estates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 05, 2017

Blasting will begin December 7, and continue for one up to one year, as part of residential subdivision development on a vacant property above Pinot Noir Drive, on the south slopes of Mt. Boucherie. The City of West K...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Council Highlights - November 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 1, 2017

Water Rates Adopted

Council adopted bylaws which will lead to Council’s desire for one water system, one water rate and one quality of water for all West Kelowna residents. Users who will benefit from the Rose...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Council Highlights - November 17, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17, 2017

 

Notice on Title – 4215 Gellatly Road

Council directed staff to file a Notice On Title with the Land Title Office for a development underway at 4215 Gellatly Road after several attempts to rectify de...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

City Facilities Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 01, 2017

Property Purchased for Future Parkland

The City of West Kelowna is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a property for future athletic field development in the Rose Valley area. The pro...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Council Highlights - November 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 16, 2017

 

Water Rates

Council gave first three readings to bylaws which intend to lead to Council’s desire for one water system, one water rate, one quality of water for all West Kelowna residents. Users who...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Council Highlights - October 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 26, 2017

Special Council Meeting

October 24, 2017

 

Water Rate Changes

Council provided decisions regarding water rates for users of the city’s water systems. With new infrastructure being built soon, including t...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Snow Plows Hard At Work - Use Extreme Caution on Roads

With the current prolonged snow event, City plows are expected to be kept busy clearing the City’s top priority roads. Residents are asked to help, not hinder, snow clearing efforts and those living on Priority 3 roads can expect delayed respons...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Open Burning Resumes October 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 12, 2017

Open burning season in the Central Okanagan will begin at 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 13, providing air quality and venting conditions are good, for those property owners obtaining a permit from their local fire authorit...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Council Highlights - October 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 13, 2017

Special Council Meeting

 

Water Rate Changes

Council provided decisions regarding water rates for users of the City’s water systems. With new water treatment infrastructure being built soon, including ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Shannon Lake Road Bridge Reopens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 11, 2017

Traffic will be moving again over Shannon Lake Road Bridge as of 8 a.m. Thursday, October 12, as the City of West Kelowna’s largest infrastructure project of 2017 comes to an end.

The $1.55 million project included:

  • Dive...
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Posted on: September 29, 2017

West Kelowna’s Resolutions Pass At UBCM

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September 28, 2017

West Kelowna Council’s resolutions seeking permission for municipalities to employ photo radar, a province-wide rat reduction strategy and a review of rural RCMP staff were passed by the Union of BC Municip...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Rose Valley Trail Lovers Get More Space to Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 28, 2017

West Kelowna is known for its beautiful, natural trails and the Rose Valley Trails are certainly some of the most popular in the community. In fact, they’ve become so popular that the City recently constructed a new ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

West Kelowna Meets with Ministers at UBCM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 27, 2017

At this week’s meetings with BC Government representatives, Mayor and Council pressed for support from the Province on a number of local issues including rural policing levels, transportation improvements, expanded h...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Council Highlights - September 19, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 20, 2017

 

Information Technology Staff Increase

Council agreed to hire a Computer and Network Technician and a Network Analyst to meet the growing demand for computer network systems support and protection of informat...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Council Highlights - September 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 06, 2017

 

Fire Hall #32 to be Included in Proposed CDZ 

Mayor Doug Findlater reported that, at its in-camera meeting August 8, 2017, West Kelowna Council agreed to authorize staff to enter into an agreement w...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Options Being Considered for Fire Hall No. 32

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 05, 2017

Mayor Doug Findlater rose and reported that, at its in-camera meeting August 8, 2017, West Kelowna Council agreed to authorize staff to enter into an agreement with the owner of 2750 Olalla Road, a property adjacent ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

School Zones Back in Effect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 30, 2017

Kids return to classes after Labour Day and, for everyone’s safety, motorists are reminded to slow down, leave their phones alone, yield to buses, watch for children on the road and obey parking signs.

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Council Highlights - August 22, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 25, 2017

 

Warriors Reassume Concession Business

Council approved returning the concession in Royal LePage Place to Vision Sports Group, the new ownership consortium of the West Kelowna Warriors BCHL Hockey Team. The Warr...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Canada 150 Funding For Sports Field Lighting Confirmed

From Western Economic Diversification Canada

August 17, 2017

BC Communities Benefit from Improved Community Spaces

for Better Quality of Life

More than $970,000 from the Government of Canada will support eight projects

Communities in the BC Interior will benef...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Council Highlights - August 8, 2017

Council Meeting

August 8, 2017

 

Carriage Homes & Secondary Suites

Council gave third reading to a Zoning Amendment Bylaw to introduce changes to existing carriage house and secondary suite regulations. The changes would increase opportunities fo...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Start Planning for Fall with West Kelowna Recreation Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 04, 2017

Summer isn’t over yet, but now is a great time to sign up for fall recreation programs offered by the City of West Kelowna and its recreation partners.

The fall 2017 Recreation Guide was released August 4 with program re...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Repaired Gellatly Walkway Re-opened

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 04, 2017

The City of West Kelowna is pleased to advise that a portion of the Gellatly Walkway will reopen in time for the long weekend.

The walkway has been closed since June 1 as the City conducted extensive repairs after the po...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

More Parks Reopening in West Kelowna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 27, 2017

The City of West Kelowna is pleased to announce that sandbags have been removed from the following waterfront parks and they will reopen on Saturday, July 29:

  • Hitchner Park (Beach Access) – Jennens Road
  • Osprey Par...
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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Council Highlights - July 25, 2017

Council Meeting

July 25, 2017

 

Gellatly Bay Growth Management Designation

Council rescinded second reading and gave second reading as amended to the Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Bylaw to create OCP policy support for the future vision of ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

West Kelowna Parks Closed Due to Extreme Fire Danger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 18, 2017

In the interest of public safety, the City of West Kelowna has closed several parks due to extreme threat of fire.

After several days with an Extreme Fire Hazard Rating and very dry conditions, the following community park...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Canada 150 Funding Lights Up Sports Fields

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 20, 2017

Players, parents, coaches and spectators will benefit from the new lighting being installed at two of West Kelowna’s sports fields thanks to a generous contribution from the federal government through the Canada...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Gellatly Road Now Fully Open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 18, 2017

What is sure to be a welcome relief to many residents, the City of West Kelowna is pleased to announce that repairs are complete and Gellatly Road is now fully open.

On May 5, the City was forced to close Gellatly Road fro...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Campfire Ban across Central Okanagan Regional District

From the Regional District of Central Okanagan

July 6, 2017

With the Extreme Fire Hazard, starting tomorrow, all campfires will be prohibited throughout all Central Okanagan municipalities and electoral area Fire Service Areas.

The ban begins at noon Friday,...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Council Highlights - June 22, 2017

Council Meeting

June 27, 2017

 

School Trustee Representation

Council will make the request for more equitable representation for West Kelowna on the School District #23 Board of Education (now the Central Okanagan Public Schools), which currently ha...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

2016 Annual Report Ready

Annual Report Picture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 23, 2017

The City of West Kelowna has prepared its 2016 Annual Report and it is ready for public review at www.westkelownacity.ca/annualreport.

The 2016 Annual report provides an accounting of the City of West Kelowna’s f...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Council Highlights - June 13th, 2017

Council Meeting

June 13, 2017

 

Solid Waste Management Plan

Council was provided a presentation from the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Manager of Environmental Services on the Solid Waste Management Plan for the region. One elemen...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Council Highlights - May 23, 2017

For Immediate Release

May 26, 2017

 

Snow Stars Rewarded

Council praised the efforts of five people who made a difference last winter shoveling snow to help their neighbours. The 2016 Snow Stars are: brothers Carter Romano and Lochlan and Cashton Mil...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Council Highlights - May 9, 2017

West Kelowna Council Meeting Highlights 

May 9, 2017

2017 Strategic Plan

The 2017-2018 Strategic Plan outlines West Kelowna Council’s goals and objectives for the community with emphasis on infrastructure, economic and financial environmen...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Disaster Financial Assistance - Flood Information

Update

May 09, 2017

Residents seeking information about Disaster Financial Assistance related to damage from flooding, please visit www.gov.bc.ca/disasterfinancialassistance

For further updates on flood response and recovery, visit www.cordemergen...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Council Determines New Water Treatment Plant Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 30, 2017

West Kelowna Council has determined how it will fund the municipal portion of its biggest capital project ever – the Rose Valley Treatment Plant.

With the announcement March 17, 2017 that the City would receive ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Council Highlights - March 28, 2017

For Immediate Release

March 30, 2017

 

Lions Hall Transfer

Mayor Doug Findlater announced that negotiations with the Westbank Lions Club to transfer ownership of its Westbank Lions Hall to the City of West Kelowna have been successfully completed and...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Lions Hall Transferred to City

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 28, 2017

Mayor Doug Findlater and members of West Kelowna Council are pleased to announce that negotiations with the Westbank Lions Club to transfer ownership of its Westbank Lions Hall to the City of West Kelowna have been succe...

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