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  • West Kelowna council meeting highlights

    West Kelowna Council’s meetings January 24, 2017.
  • Emergency department expansion launched at Merritt hospital

    MERRITT - Emergency health services in the Coquihalla corridor will be strengthened thanks to a planned expansion and renovation of the Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre's emergency department.
  • Proposed new Tourism Kelowna visitor's centre downtown

    In early November, Tourism Kelowna will apply to the City of Kelowna for rezoning to build a new visitor centre downtown on a small City-owned parking lot at Queensway and Mill Street, a parking lot that is slated to be closed as part of the new hotel project. It would lease this land from the City for this public amenity. The proposal is different from the one Tourism Kelowna announced earlier this year.

    “We started this public process in March.
  • Spallumcheen considering road development cost charges

    SPALLUMCHEEN - The Township of Spallumcheen is currently considering the implementation of Road Development Cost Charges. The Township does not currently have a DCC program in place and the proposed DCCs would be used to help fund road upgrade projects in the municipality.
  • Penticton Regional Hospital donors no strangers to health battles

    PENTICTON - Jennifer Stewart literally had to crawl on her knees in her fight against cancer.
  • West Kelowna council highlights: May 13, 2014

    Local State of Emergency for Gellatly Road
    Council acknowledged the declaration of the state of local emergency by Mayor Doug Findlater on May 12 regarding the slope failure on a section of Gellatly Road. Gellatly Road, from approximately Witt Road to Angus Drive, was closed May 2 due to erosion of the bank on the west side of the road, adjacent to Smith Creek.
  • Sustainability expert to lead new College diploma program

    Amy Vaillancourt, an expert in sustainability assessment, has joined Okanagan College as the lead instructor and program Chair for the College’s new Sustainable Construction Management Technology (SCMT) program.

    Vaillancourt brings a unique blend of international education and work experience in sustainable development and environmental engineering to the position, making her an ideal fit to guide the SCMT program through its launch in September 2014.
  • Water conservation and quality improvement grant awards, 2014

    Regional District North Okanagan
    Available funds: $57,000   Total Requested: $45,700   Recommended Funding: $45,700

    Project Title:
    North Kalamalka Lake Intake Protection Zone Storm Water Reclamation Project
    Organization:
    Greater Vernon Water
    Project Goals:
    Kalamalka Lake is a major domestic water source for Greater Vernon, providing about 40% of water to customers.
  • Queensway Transit Exchange and road upgrades information session

    The City of Kelowna, B.C. Transit and design consultants VIA Architecture and MMM Group will host an open house March 13 on Queensway, in front of City Hall.

    A $5.6-million investment in Queensway transit exchange and road upgrades begins this summer as part of B.C. Transit’s RapidBus Phase Two and Three Project.
  • Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest tests the ingenuity and engineering talent of Valley students

    The fun and excitement of the annual Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest returns to Okanagan College on Friday, March 7 when 186 Okanagan Valley students arrive at the Kelowna campus to compete for trophies and cash prizes of up to $1500.

    Students from Grade 3 to post-secondary are entered in a variety of categories. In the morning, elementary school students participate in the non-competitive demonstration followed by the lightweight and team building competitions. Starting at 12:30 p.

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