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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Campfire Ban Ends

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 22, 2017

Effective noon Friday, September 22, 2017, the ban on campfires was lifted in most Central Okanagan areas.

The ban on campfires within local government jurisdictions in the Central Okanagan has been in place since Jul...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Water Quality Advisory Continues for Lakeview System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Re-posted September 13, 2017 (Original release: September 7, 2017)

Added information for September 13, 2017: Water Quality Advisory continues until further notice; turbidity is ranging between 1.3 and 1.4 NTU.

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Pedestrian Access Closed Over McDougall Creek

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 21, 2017

The foot crossing over McDougall Creek is now closed in the interest of public safety as the Shannon Lake Road Bridge Replacement Project nears completion.

The pedestrian access on the new bridge is closed, until furt...

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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 20, 2017

Blasting Activity at Tallus Heights Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 20, 2017

The City of West Kelowna is advising the public that a permit has been issued for blasting activity related to the construction of a single family dwelling at 2460 Tallus Heights Drive.

A blasting permit has been issu...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

West Kelowna Parks Reopen September 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 11, 2017

The City of West Kelowna is pleased to announce that, effective noon tomorrow, parks that were closed earlier this year due to extreme fire hazard will be reopened.

The city closed several community parks on July 18 d...

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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 28, 2017

Be Bear Aware, West Kelowna!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 28, 2017

Please do your part in keeping our community safe by managing the wildlife attractants around your home.

As bears prepare for winter denning they are in search of easily accessible food sources. Don't put your community ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Notice of Blasting Activity at Tallus Heights Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 24, 2017

Blasting activity will start Monday, August 28 in the Tallus Ridge area as part of the construction of a 20-lot subdivision.

TT Contractors has applied to the City of West Kelowna for a permit to conduct blasting until N...

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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 8, 2017

Enhanced Fire Protection During Extreme Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 08, 2017

In response to the persistent extreme fire danger in our area and across the province, West Kelowna Fire Rescue is putting in place enhancements to the fire service for West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation.

Effective i...

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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 31, 2017

Blasting Activity at 2161 Upper Sundance Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 31, 2017

The City of West Kelowna is advising the public that a permit has been issued for blasting activity related to the construction of a multi-family building lot at 2161 Upper Sundance Drive. Blasting has begun for this proj...

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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

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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

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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 13, 2017

Extreme Caution Urged: Help Us Keep Our Community Safe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 13, 2017

The City of West Kelowna is urging residents and visitors to be extremely cautious as the community and many areas of the province face an Extreme Fire Hazard rating with no immediate end in sight.

The public is reminded t...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Shannon Lake Road Bridge Closed Until October

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July 06, 2017

Updated: July 17, 2017

Shannon Lake Road at the bridge over McDougall Creek is closed for construction.

Motorists and cyclists are asked to use Old Okanagan Highway to access Highway 97 during the closure, which will contin...

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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: April 20, 2017

Council Highlights - April 18, 2017

West Kelowna Council Meeting HighlightsApril 18, 2017 

Soccer Dome

Council was advised that the Westside Youth Soccer Association received a grant from the Province of BC to be put towards the construction of a soccer dome in the community. The Cit...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

City's New Amphitheatre & Skate Park Win BC Recreation & Parks Award

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April 19, 2017

City’s New Amphitheatre and Skate ParkWin BC Recreation & Parks Award

The City of West Kelowna was honoured with the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) Facility Excellence Award 2017 for Memorial Pa...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Blasting in Angus Drive Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 13, 2017

Blasting in Angus Drive Area

The City of West Kelowna is advising the public that blasting activity related to subdivision construction at 4010 Angus Drive will commence on Monday, April 17, 2017 and continue for approxim...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Blasting in Tallus Ridge Area

For Immediate Release

April 10, 2017

 

Blasting in Tallus Ridge Area

The City of West Kelowna is advising the public that blasting activity related to subdivision construction at 2405 Tallus Green Crescent will commence on April 10, 2017 and continue...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Council Highlights - April 4, 2017

For Immediate Release

April 6, 2017

 

Hillside Development Permit Guideline Amendments

Council approved changes to its Hillside Development Permit Guidelines bylaw aimed at improving monitoring and enabling enforcement in cases where regulations are ...

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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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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Federal-Provincial Contribution Guarantees Clean, Safe Drinking Water

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 17, 2017

A $41 million federal and provincial grant under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund will make the construction of the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant a reality at least five years ahead of schedule.

“The City...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund invests in West Kelowna

For Immediate Release: From the BC Ministry of  Community Sport and Cultural DevelopmentMarch 17, 2017

KELOWNA - Local governments in the Kelowna area are receiving federal-provincial investments in critical clean water and wastewater infrastructu...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Council Highlights - March 14, 2017

For Immediate Release

March 17, 2017

 

Canada 150 Flags Presentation

Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas presented flags to be flown at city facilities in recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, which will b...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Council Highlights - February 28, 2017

For Immediate Release

March 2, 2017

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

 

Secondary Suites & Carriage Houses

Council took part in a workshop to review the effectiveness of secondary suite and carriage house regulations in the community, and provided direction...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Yard Waste Pick up Resumes

From the Regional Waste Reduction Office

February 23, 2017

Gardening may be far from your mind with snow still covering the ground, but nevertheless, yard waste collection is back on!

The first pickup of the season is also a great opportunity for anyone who ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Surveillance at West Kelowna Transit Exchanges

For Immediate Release

February 24, 2017

The City of West Kelowna has completed the installation of surveillance cameras at its two transit exchanges to help discourage inappropriate behavior and ensure the safety of users.

The surveillance cameras will monit...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Council Highlights - February 14, 2017

For Immediate Release

February 15, 2017

 

SILGA Resolutions 

Council endorsed the following resolutions to be forwarded for consideration by delegates attending the Southern Interior Local Government Association Annual General Meeting April ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

RCMP’s Position on Marijuana Dispensaries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 10, 2017

At the request of City Staff, West Kelowna’s new RCMP Detachment Commander clarified the RCMP’s position related to marijuana dispensaries for West Kelowna Council today.

In a statement provided to ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Council Highlights - January 24, 2017

For Immediate Release

January 26, 2017

Highlights of the Special Council Meeting

January 24, 2017

 

Draft 2017-2026 Financial Plan

Council completed its first detailed review of the Draft 2017-2026 Financial Plan which carried over from its meeting on ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

West Kelowna is Booming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 19, 2017

West Kelowna’s Development Services Department administered a record-breaking number of single family home building permits in 2016, with a total construction value of $116.3 million and all signs are pointing to an ev...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Council Highlights - January 17, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 19, 2017

 

Draft 2017-2026 Financial Plan

Council began its detailed review of the Draft 2017-2026 Financial Plan which includes a 3% tax increase. Prior year’s tax increases are as follows:

  • 2016 - 3.00%
  • 2015 - 2...
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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Form a Block Watch and Help Fight Crime

From Regional District of Central Okanagan

January 11, 2017

A simple concept with a little organisation can help reduce crime and criminal activity in your neighbourhood.

The Regional Crime Prevention Coordinator says it’s called Block Watch and ha...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Council Highlights - January 10, 2017

For Immediate Release

January 11, 2016

Annette Beaudreau Amphitheatre

Mayor Doug Findlater rose and reported Council’s decision to name the amphitheatre in Memorial Park the “Annette Beaudreau Amphitheatre.” Mrs. Beaudreau was t...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Firefighters Embark on 19th Annual Food Drive

From West Kelowna Fire RescueNovember 30, 2016

The holidays are a time of great need for West Kelowna’s local food bank and the thousands of non-perishable items collected by West Kelowna Fire Rescue during the Christmas season can keep the shelves full ri...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Council Highlights - December 13, 2016

For Immediate Release

December 14, 2016

Agricultural Advisory Committee

Mayor Doug Findlater rose and reported that Council had appointed the following people to the Agricultural Advisory Committee, to serve for a period of four years to end December 31, 202...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

LEDs May Be Coming To A Street Near You

For Immediate Release

November 29, 2016

Residents in West Kelowna may notice street lights in their neighbourhood getting some attention as the City undertakes its LED (Light Emitting Diode) Streetlight Pilot Project.

During the month of December, the City&a...

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Posted on: November 25, 2016

Register Now, Make Resolutions Later

For Immediate Release

November 25, 2016

Get a head start on those New Year’s resolutions and sign up early for programs found in the City of West Kelowna’s 2017 Rec Guide. With numerous programs starting in January, you can register now,...

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Posted on: November 24, 2016

Province Moves Forward With Plans to Improve Hwy 97

From the Province of British Columbia

November 24, 2016

Following extensive public and stakeholder consultation, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is proceeding with the design for a new interchange on Highway 97 at Boucherie Road.

“As the ec...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

City Seeks Funding for Water Treatment Plant

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 23, 2016

In light of interest and inquiries from the general public, the City of West Kelowna wishes to inform citizens that the municipality has completed its application to the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The City&r...

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

City to Flush Water Mains of Lakeview System

For Immediate Release
October 27, 2016

Beginning the week of October 31, the City of West Kelowna will start flushing the distribution mains within the Lakeview Water System.

Flushing involves running water at a high velocity through the mains to refresh t...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Transit Service Restored

From BC Transit

November 23, 2016

BC Transit and its local government partners are pleased to announce that service on Kelowna Regional Transit will resume November 24, 2016 following an agreement between BC Transit's service contractor First Canad...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Council Highlights - November 22, 2016

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 22, 2016

Benedick Road Rezoning Extension

Council agreed to an extension request for a rezoning application involving 2796 Benedick Road. The application, first proposed in 2011 but which has received no readings in Council as ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Council Highlights - November 8, 2016

For Immediate Release
November 10, 2016

Tallus Ridge Drive Development

Council approved a Hillside Development Permit to allow site preparation for nine proposed lots at 2370 Tallus Ridge Drive.

Strategic Plan Third Quarter Update

Council was provided an upd...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate Release
October 26, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OCTOBER 25, 2016COUNCIL MEETING

City Hall Options

Council directed staff to investigate two of six options presented to provide efficient municipal operations for the City of West Kelowna. The City ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Smoke Alarm Campaign a Success

For Immediate Release
October 13, 2016

WKFR AND WFN CAMPAIGNREVEALS ALARMING RESULTS

West Kelowna Fire Rescue and Westbank First Nation personnel went door to door last week for this year’s Fire Prevention Week Campaign “Don’t Wait – Check the Date!"...

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate Release
October 12, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE OCTOBER 11, 2016 COUNCIL MEETING

Rose Valley Reservoir Turbidity

Council was provided a presentation from Heather Larratt of Larratt Aquatic Consulting who monitors the water quality of the Rose Val...

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

CNR Wharf Cam Goes Live

For Immediate Release
October 12, 2016

SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CNR WHARF

One of West Kelowna’s most popular destinations can now be seen live around the world courtesy of a new web cam at CNR Wharf.

The camera was installed at the end of summer at the compl...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Handicapped Permits Made More Accessible

For Immediate Release
October 04, 2016

PARKING PERMITS FOR DISABLEDNOW AVAILABLE THROUGH WEST KELOWNA CITY HALL

West Kelowna, partnering with the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC), is making parking permits for West Kelowna residents ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate Release
October 7, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE OCTOBER 6, 2016SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

Parks Master Plan Council Workshop

West Kelowna Council took part in a workshop intended to provide input into the development of the Parks Master Plan. The p...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

West Kelowna Presses for Further Wildfire Mitigation Funding

For Immediate Release
September 29, 2016

WEST KELOWNA UBCM MEETING NEWS

On September 29, at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention, members of West Kelowna Council met with Premier Christy Clark and BC’s Ministers of Transportation and Infrastructure an...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

PST Exemption Sought for Infrastructure Projects

For Immediate Release
September 28, 2016

WEST KELOWNA UBCM MEETING NEWS

On September 28, at the Union of BC Municipalities convention, members of West Kelowna Council met with BC’s Finance Minister, to discuss a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) exemption on muni...

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

BC Assessment Asked to Resolve Potential Double Billing

For Immediate Release
September 27, 2016

WEST KELOWNA UBCM MEETING NEWS

September 27, at the Union of BC Municipalities convention, members of West Kelowna Council met with BC Assessment to seek a solution to a new concern that some property owners are pot...

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 23, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 20, 2016COUNCIL MEETING

Donation of Vineyard Park Swing Set

Council agreed to accept a donation of a swing set from a Vineyard Drive resident and his family for installation in Vineyard Pa...

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