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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Boat Launches and Parks Closures, Sand and Sandbag Locations

For Immediate Release

May 19, 2017

Updated May 21, 2017 at 11:30 (Sand, sandbag locations added)

Due to extraordinarily high Okanagan Lake levels, the damage that watercraft wakes can cause to properties, and to protect anti-flood measures installed along th...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Gellatly Road Closed At Powers Creek; Shannon Lake Road Bridge Remains Open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18, 2017

(Updated: May 21, 11:30 a.m.)

Due to rising lake and creek levels, and in the interest of public safety, the City of West Kelowna has been forced to re-close Gellatly Road at Powers Creek Bridge, effective immediately and u...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

West Kelowna Parks Closed For Flood Preparation

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 17, 2017

West Kelowna Parks Closed For Flood Preparation

The City of West Kelowna has temporarily closed Pritchard Park and Pebble Beach Park due to flood preparation. All lakefront parks and public beach accesses in the commu...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Treated Effluent Bypass

For Immediate Release: From Regional District of Central Okanagan 

May 16, 2017

Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Treated Effluent Bypass

Rising water levels in Okanagan Lake are having an impact on the Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

2017 Citizens’ Survey is in the Mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 15, 2017

The tenth annual Citizens’ Survey is now in the mail to one thousand randomly-selected West Kelowna residents who have until Wednesday, May 31 to respond.

The survey is one of the tools West Kelowna Council uses in se...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Map Indicates West Kelowna Areas Under Water Quality Advisories

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 15, 2017

The City of West Kelowna has provided an interactive map for users of water systems that are currently under Water Quality Advisories, helping to simplify identification of properties within advisory areas.

Currently, appro...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Free Bulk Water Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Updated May 13, 2017

Peachland Residents Can Access Free Water from West Kelowna Bulk Water Station

Free water is now available until further notice to Peachland residents at the City of West Kelowna’s bulk water station at Sh...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Sandbag and Road Closure Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 12, 2017

West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation residents preparing their properties for flooding can find sand and sandbag locations at the following locations:

  • In Green Bay at 1341 Green Bay Road, Osprey Park and at the Wiig Road ...
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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 environment, s...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Water Quality Advisories Issued

For Immediate Release

May 13, 2017

The City of West Kelowna has issued a Water Quality Advisory for users of the West Kelowna Estates Water System due to increased turbidity in water drawn from Okanagan Lake.

The advisory affects approximately 1,000 connecti...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Water Quality Advisory Issued

For Immediate Release

May 09, 2017

(Updated: May 11, 2017; interactive map added)

The City of West Kelowna is issuing a Water Quality Advisory for users of the Pritchard and Sunnyside Water Systems due to increased turbidity in water drawn from Okanagan Lake...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

West Kelowna Road Closures

For Immediate Release

May 08, 2017

The following West Kelowna roads are closed due to high water or stability concerns:

  • Shannon Lake Road from east of Shannon View Drive to the intersection with Stevens and Bartley Roads due unsafe conditions caused high wat...
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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.cordemergency.c...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Rotary Trails Park Closed

For Immediate Release

May 04, 2017

The City of West Kelowna will be closing Rotary Trails Park effective Friday, May 5 due to flooding. Spring runoff is underway and Powers Creek has overflowed its banks in areas of the park. With rain in the forecast, the ...

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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 City wi...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 Park&r...

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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 11, 2017

Spring Cleaning Well Underway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 11, 2017

Spring Cleaning Well Underway

Spring is in the air and crews have been busy cleaning roads and preparing parks and sports fields for the longer, warmer days ahead.

Sports fields, and washrooms at athletic parks, will open ...

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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 for...

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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 bein...

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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 $41 ...

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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 the...

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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

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 infrastructure, ...

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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 be offici...

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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 7, 2017

Street Sweepers Hitting the Road

For Immediate Release

March 07, 2017

Another sign that spring is almost here, the street sweepers are coming!

With the weather warming up, it’s time for the City of West Kelowna to conduct its annual street sweeping of municipal roads.

Street sweepers w...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Longer Spring Days Mean More Time to Play in West Kelowna

For Immediate Release

March 03, 2017

Whether you’re looking for events like the Annual Easter Egg Scramble at Memorial Park, programs like Family Gym Night at Mar Jok Elementary, or your own free activities like hiking the popular Mount Boucherie Rush Trail...

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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 on key ...

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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 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 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 25 to 28...

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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 West Kel...

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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 Janu...

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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 - 2.70%
  • 2014...
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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 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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 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: November 10, 2016

West Kelowna Not Involved in Negotiations with Transit Provider

For Immediate Release
November 10, 2016

The City of West Kelowna is advising the public that it is not involved in negotiations related to the current transit service disruption affecting the Kelowna Regional Transit System.

The City of West Kelowna gives ...

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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: 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

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 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 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: 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: 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 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 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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Posted on: September 21, 2016

City Hall Referendum Results Officially Declared

For Immediate Release
September 21, 2016

Official Referendum Results

The official results of the September 17, 2016 City Hall Referendum confirm that a majority of West Kelowna eligible voters voted “No” to borrowing up to $7.7 million for the construction...

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Posted on: September 17, 2016

Unofficial Referendum Results

For Immediate Release
September 17, 2016

Unofficial Referendum Results

The unofficial results of the September 17, 2016 City Hall Referendum indicates that a majority of West Kelowna eligible voters voted “No” to borrowing up to $7.7 million for the constr...

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate Release
September 08, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS FROM COUNCIL'SSEPTEMBER 6, 2016 MEETING

West Kelowna Fire Chief Receives Governor General Award

West Kelowna Fire Chief Jason Brolund was presented with a Governor General Award for 20 years of service. ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

School Zones in Effect 7:30 am to 5 pm Starting Sept. 6

West Kelowna RCMP and Bylaw Enforcement Officers will be conducting traffic safety and parking blitzes in school zones starting September 6 as children get back to the books.

RCMP will be ticketing speeders and watching for distracted drivers to reinfo...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

City Hall Referendum - Today's Question

For Immediate Release
September 01, 2016

City Hall Referendum - Today's Question

How did the City decide this was the best proposal and the best time to build the West Kelowna Civic Centre Project?

West Kelowna taxpayers go to the polls on September 17, 201...

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Clarifying the City Hall versus Water Infrastructure Debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2016

Clarifying the City Hall versus Water Infrastructure Debate

With the City’s first Water Quality Advisory currently impacting Lakeview Water System users, the City of West Kelowna wishes to address the question of the n...

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
August 23, 2016

Presentation to S.Sgt. Duncan Dixon

On behalf of Council, Mayor Doug Findlater presented S.Sgt. Duncan Dixon with a token of appreciation for his years of service to the City of West Kelowna as head of the West Kelowna RCMP ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Blasting Activity in Smith Creek Begins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2016

Blasting Activity in Smith Creek Begins

The City of West Kelowna is advising the public that blasting activity related to subdivision construction in the Smith Creek neighbourhood will occur beginning August 30 and con...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

City Hall Referendum Question of the Week #1

For Immediate Release
August 23, 2016

City Hall Referendum Question of the Week #1

Why don’t you use space already available
in the community to house City Hall?

West Kelowna taxpayers go to the polls on September 17, 2016 to decide whether the City will ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Blasting Activity in West Kelowna Business Park

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2016

Blasting Activity in West Kelowna Business Park

The City of West Kelowna is advising the public that blasting activity authorized by the Ministry of Mines will be conducted tomorrow, August 23 in the Kelowna Ready Mix grav...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

Biofilter Replacement at Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

For Immediate Release From RDCO
August 19, 2016

Biofilter Replacement at Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

From Monday, August 22nd to Wednesday, August 24th, there may be periods when more odours than normal are noticeable in the area around th...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Campfire Ban across Central Okanagan Regional District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM RDCO
August 18, 2016

Campfire Ban across Central Okanagan Regional District

With the Extreme Fire Hazard, starting this Friday, all campfires will be prohibited throughout all Central Okanagan municipalities and electoral area F...

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

Get Informed on Civic Centre Referendum

For Immediate Release
August 16, 2016

Get Informed on Civic Centre Referendum

West Kelowna taxpayers go to the polls on September 17, 2016 to decide whether the City will move forward with borrowing the funds necessary to build a permanent City Hall.

The Ci...

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
August 9, 2016

Helicopter Noise Solutions Sought

A delegation of concerned residents asked Mayor and Council to resolve noise issues related to helicopters flying low overhead in the vicinity of homes in the Sussex Road subdivision. Cou...

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Employment Opportunities Open For West Kelowna Referendum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2016

Employment Opportunities Open For West Kelowna Referendum

Approximately 100 election positions are available for the City of West Kelowna’s September 17 Referendum.

Those who are interested in working as Election Offici...

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Hockey Swap Supports Access to Local Sports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2016

Hockey Swap Supports Access to Local Sports

Sell and buy used hockey equipment and support a great cause at West Kelowna’s annual Hockey Equipment Swap at Ultimate Hockey and Skate from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Good, Used Electronics May Be Your Back to School Solution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 09, 2016

Good, Used Electronics May Be Your Back to School Solution

Need a laptop or desktop for back to school at a fair price? What about a starter or backup cell phone for you or your kids?

The City of West Kelowna may have w...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Music in the Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 09, 2016

Music in the Park

This week’s Music in the Park will feature headline act Andrew Judah treating the audience to performances Friday, August 12.

Everyone is welcome to take in the free outdoor concert at Memorial Park....

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Keep Active in West Kelowna This Fall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 08, 2016

Keep Active in West Kelowna This Fall

Autumn is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to get in early and register for fall recreational programs with the City of West Kelowna. Fall is a popular time for r...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Lions Hall to Remain a Community Recreational and Event Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 05, 2016

Lions Hall to Remain a CommunityRecreational and Event Facility

The City of West Kelowna has committed to maintain the Westbank Lions Hall as a facility that is dedicated to community and recreational events and uses...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Do You Need a Building Permit?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 02, 2016

Do You Need a Building Permit?

The City of West Kelowna’s Building Department is reminding residents and contractors that building permits are required before work starts on many home repair and renovation projects.

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Music in the Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 02, 2016

Music in the Park

This Friday’s Music in the Park will feature the Westbank Opry with Beamer Wiggly and Gracelynn Sali treating the audience to performances Friday, August 5.

Everyone is welcome to take in the free ou...

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
July 26, 2016

Office Portable Repair

Council authorized spending $35,000 to conduct emergency repairs to an office portable on the Mt. Boucherie Municipal Hall site to rid the space of a foul odour stemming from what is believed to be dead ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Online Auction of Computer Equipment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2016

Online Auction of Computer Equipment

The City of West Kelowna will put its used computer equipment up for auction on eBay for public bidding beginning this Thursday, July 28.

As outlined in the City’s Purchasing Policy, ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

Music in the Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2016

Music in the Park

This Friday’s Music in the Park will feature Prairie Blue treating the audience to performances Friday, July 29.

Everyone is welcome to take in the free outdoor concert at Memorial Park this Friday, Ju...

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Posted on: July 20, 2016

Stanley Cup Visits West Kelowna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2016

Stanley Cup Visits West Kelowna

Hockey fans will have a chance to view the Stanley Cup when Justin Schultz, Pittsburgh Penguin and West Kelowna Minor Hockey and West Kelowna Warriors alumni, brings it for a hometown visi...

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

Music in the Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2016

Music in the Park

This Friday’s Music in the Park will feature Devon Coyote treating the audience to a fusion of roots, rock and blues Friday, July 22.

Everyone is welcome to take in the free outdoor concert at Mem...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2016

Canada 150 Projects Generate Excitement in West Kelowna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2016

Canada 150 Projects Generate Excitementin West Kelowna

A new skate park and outdoor amphitheatre have officially opened in West Kelowna creating community enthusiasm in advance of the nation’s sesquicentennial in just ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
July 12, 2016

Second Transmission Line

Based on the information provided and the evaluation done to date by BC Hydro on providing a second power line servicing the west side of Okanagan Lake, Council agreed to advise BC Hydro that it prefer...

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

Two Grand Openings This Weekend

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2016

Two Great Opening Events in West Kelowna This Weekend

Public and media are invited to join us at two fun opening events in Memorial Park:

Amphitheatre OpeningFriday, July 15
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. (Official Opening approxi...

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

Music in the Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2016

Music in the Park

This Friday’s Music in the Park will feature Adam Fitzpatrick (Elvis tribute) treating the audience to performances Friday, July 15.

Everyone is welcome to take in the free outdoor concert at Memorial ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

City Hall Referendum September 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 07, 2016

City Hall Referendum September 17

West Kelowna voters will be asked if they approve borrowing up to $7.7 million for the construction of a new City Hall at 3641 Elliott Road in a referendum to take place on Saturday, Sep...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music in the Park Kicks Off Friday

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July 04, 2016

Music in the Park Kicks Off Friday

This year’s first Music in the Park will feature Ben Klick treating the audience to performance Friday, July 8.

Everyone is welcome to take in the free outdoor concert at Memorial Park ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

WKFR Now Equipped with Naloxone

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July 05, 2016

WKFR Now Equipped with Naloxone

West Kelowna Fire Rescue (WKFR) is now equipped with, and trained to administer, Naloxone, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

West Kelowna, like all of BC, is ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
June 28, 2016

Salmon Road Rezoning

Council gave third reading to Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments to facilitate a multi-family development at 3210 Salmon Road in the Glenrosa neighbhourhood. The four-acre property is loca...

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

Have You Tried the Mt. Boucherie Rush?

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June 28, 2016

Have You Tried the Mt. Boucherie Rush?

Quickly becoming one of the Okanagan’s most popular hiking destinations, the new Mt. Boucherie Rush Trail is your access to breathtaking mountaintop views of Okanagan Lake and beaut...

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

2015 Annual Report Ready

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June 27, 2016

2015 Annual Report Ready

The City of West Kelowna has prepared its 2015 Annual Report and it is ready for public review at www.westkelownacity.ca/annualreport.

The 2015 Annual report provides an accounting of the City of ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Property Owners Reminded of Tax Due Date

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June 27, 2016

Property Owners Reminded of Tax Due Date

Tax notices were sent at the end of May to more than 13,000 property owners within the City of West Kelowna and payments are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2016.

With the poss...

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Weather Forces Closure of Sports Fields Tonight

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June 24, 2016

Weather Forces Closure of Sports Fields Tonight

Due to wet field conditions caused by continued rain, the City of West Kelowna Parks Departments has closed West Kelowna sports fields for the evening.

User groups have bee...

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Posted on: June 23, 2016

DCC Bylaw Adoption Soon

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June 23, 2016

DCC Bylaw Adoption Soon

The City of West Kelowna is nearing completion of a Development Cost Charge (DCC) Bylaw review process which has been underway since 2013. As a result of the review, the City is proposing adoption...

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
June 14, 2016

City Hall Referendum

Council was provided options for funding the proposed City Hall project, part of the larger West Kelowna Civic Centre Project and chose to hold a referendum on September 17 asking West Kelowna voters if th...

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

Have You Checked our Summer Rec Guide Yet?

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May 31, 2016

Get Set for Summer Fun With the West Kelowna Recreation Guide

From the Get Outside program and added evening Parks Play Days to the very popular, free, Friday night Music in the Park concert series, the latest West Kelown...

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Posted on: May 30, 2016

2016 Property Tax Notices: Reminder

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May 30, 2016

2016 Property Tax Notices Are in the Mail

Over 14,000 tax notices are now in the mail to property owners in the City of West Kelowna. Property owners are reminded to claim their Home Owner Grant and pay their taxes by 4:3...

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

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Special Council Meeting
May 26, 2016

City Hall Project

Council convened this special meeting to discuss next steps in the City Hall/West Kelowna Civic Centre Project. On May 24 the City received a letter from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural D...

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
May 24, 2016

Strategic Plan 2016

Council was provided a first quarter update on its 2016-2018 Strategic Priorities which outlines initiatives intended to meet Council’s vision for the community. Council was advised that Memorial Park Amphit...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Come Celebrate National Championship Win with the West Kelowna Warriors

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May 24, 2016

Come Celebrate National Championship Win with the West Kelowna Warriors

The public is invited to a parade and barbecue celebration in honour of the West Kelowna Warriors and their tremendous season, culminating in the t...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Fire Services Contract Signing

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May 24, 2016

Fire Services Contract Signing 2015

West Kelowna Fire Rescue, Chief and Council of Westbank First Nation and West Kelowna Mayor and Council gathered for a Fire Services Agreement signing event, celebrating the long-term e...

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

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