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  • Citizens groups to decide how to pay new sewer tax

    PENTICTON - The city is counting on two focus groups to provide fair and considered taxpayer input into distribution of Penticton’s new storm water fee.
  • Council Meeting

    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.
  • Final week for deal on backyard composter

    KELOWNA - Here’s your chance to cut your garbage in half, be extra nice to your garden – and save money.  For one more week you can pre order a backyard composter, food digester, or worm cycler-- at a reduced rate!
  • West Kelowna City Council meeting highlights

    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 officially celebrated July 1, 2017. City staff has also requested to use the Canada 150 logo for decorative banners on Boucherie Road Wine Trail and Westbank Centre.
  • West Kelowna special council meeting

    WEST KELOWNA - Special Council Meeting February 28, 2017

    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 decision points. Council first implemented secondary suite regulations in 2010 and allowed carriage homes beginning in 2015.
  • Immersive installations on view at Kelowna Art Gallery

    KELOWNA - A new exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery entitled Fabrications features work by four women artists who are from different regions of Canada, but all of whom work in installation. A common thread among them is the physically demanding and labour-intensive processes each artist undertakes to construct their pieces.

    Viewers will no doubt feel immersed in the enveloping quality of these installations, each one of which reflects a completely different sensibility.
  • Boost Your Soil, Save Water

    KELOWNA - Here’s your chance to cut your garbage in half --and do your yard a big favor this gardening season with a new backyard composter and rain barrel.

    “Backyard composting is easy, rewarding, and something the whole family can get involved in!” says Waste Reduction Facilitator Rae Stewart with the Regional District Waste Reduction Office.
  • UBC study says snow could reduce need for air conditioning

    OKANAGAN - A recent UBC study shows that snow cleared from winter roads can help reduce summer air-conditioning bills.
  • CEO of Accelerate Okanagan calls tech industry 'A Sleeping Giant'

    KELOWNA - As the CEO of Accelerate Okanagan, Raghwa Gopal is responsible for ensuring new and growing businesses in the technology industry are provided with competence, connections and community. Born and raised in Fiji, Raghwa has been calling the Okanagan home since 1979. Following his brother’s move, he came to Canada and by some stroke of luck, found himself in Kelowna.
  • Tiny House "Youth at Risk" fundraiser launched

    VERNON - The Vernon First Nations Friendship Centre is undertaking a Tiny House Raffle Fundraiser to support the need for increased housing for youth at risk of being homeless. 

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