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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.
  • Homelessness Partnering Strategy Update

    Kamloops, BC – The City of Kamloops and the Government of Canada are nearing the end of year four of the five-year Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) funding agreement. Between 2014 and 2019, over $3 million will have been distributed to the City for initiatives aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to the community.
  • More meningococcal immunization clinics this week in Okanagan

    Due to high demand and additional vaccine received, Interior Health (IH) would like to advise the public of the following evening drop-in meningococcal immunization clinics throughout the Okanagan.
  • Holiday Office Closures at City of West Kelowna

    Happy holidays from the City of West Kelowna.

    Our administrative offices will be closed Christmas Day through New Year’s Day, but emergency and essential services will be provided during this time. Those offices that will be closed are:
  • The Corporation of the District of Peachland Regular Council Meeting Highlights

    PEACHLAND FARMERS’ AND CRAFTERS’ MARKET
    Council determined that the current location of Heritage Park for the Peachland Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market is the most suitable. The location and alternative locations of the market were investigated by the Peachland Economic Development Committee and presented their findings to Council for their consideration.
  • Holiday hours at City facilities

    Kelowna City Hall will be closed for the holidays from Monday, Dec. 25, through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, reopening and returning to regular hours on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
  • RDCO Christmas-New Year’s Closures

    <p>All services and programs provided from offices in the Regional District of Central Okanagan on KLO Road in Kelowna will be closed from Monday, December 25th through Monday, January 1st. </p><p>During this time any emergencies involving Regional District water systems should be directed to 250-868-5299. Payments, business license renewals or new license purchases may be made online while the office is closed at <a href="http://www.regionaldistrict.com/payments">www.regionaldistrict.com/payments</a>.</p><p>We look forward to serving you again at 8:00 am Tuesday, January 2nd.</p><p>This year curbside waste collection is affected during the Christmas-New Year’s holiday period. There won’t be any collection on either Christmas Day, Monday the 25th or New Year’s Day, Monday the 1st of January. As a result, curbside pick-up moves ahead one day during the last week of December and first week of January. During these weeks only, residents who normally have collection on Monday should put their carts at the curb on Tuesday. Tuesday collection will be on Wednesday, Thursday collection on Friday and Friday pick-up will take place on Saturday December 30th and Saturday, January 6th. The weekday collection schedule returns to normal on Monday, January 8th. View <a href="http://regionaldistrict.com/recycle">regionaldistrict.com/recycle</a> for details.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.regionaldistrict.com/your-services/waste-reduction-office.aspx">Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre</a> on Asquith Road in West Kelowna will be closed on Christmas Day Monday, December 25th and New Year’s Day Monday, January 1st.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.regionaldistrict.com/your-services/waste-reduction-office/disposal-locations/traders-cove-transfer-station.aspx">Traders Cove Transfer Station</a> just off Westside Road is not affected this year by holiday closures. The <a href="https://www.regionaldistrict.com/your-services/waste-reduction-office/disposal-locations/north-westside-road-transfer-station.aspx">North Westside Road Transfer Station</a> on the Whiteman Creek Forest Service Road will be closed Christmas Day (Monday, December 25th) and New Year’s Day Monday, January 1st.</p><p>The<a href="https://www.regionaldistrict.com/your-services/parks-services/environmental-education-centre-for-the-okanagan-(eeco).aspx"> Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan</a> (EECO) in <a href="https://www.regionaldistrict.com/your-services/parks-services/parks-and-trails/23-mission-creek-regional-park.aspx">Mission Creek Regional Park</a> will be closed Saturday, December 23rd through Tuesday, December 26th and Saturday, December 30th through Monday, January 1st. ‘Story Time at the EECO’ will not be held on Tuesday, December 26th. It resumes at 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 2nd.</p><hr style="width: 100%" /><p>FYI contains information submitted from the public and is displayed exactly as it was received. Information is clearly attributed in bylines and not created by iNFOnews.ca staff. For more information, please contact the referring organization. If you have questions about FYI, or would like to submit information to FYI, please send directly to <a href="mailto:fyi@infonews.ca"> fyi@infonews.ca.</a></p>
  • Bidding frenzy expected as Local Holiday ON-LINE Auction comes to a close

    SOUTH OKANAGAN SIMILKAMEEN, BC (Wed Dec 6, 2017). The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre Holiday Season ON-LINE Auction is ending Sunday Dec. 10 at 12 Midnight. More bidders are continuing to join in during the auction’s last few days and hours.
  • Notes from the Public Meeting of the Board of Education

    The Board of Education conducted its inaugural Board Meeting and election of Board Officers. The newly elected Board Officers are as follows:
  • Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission Announces 2018 Advisory Board

    A service provided by the Regional District of Central Okanagan, the COEDC has a 40+ member advisory body including key industry leaders representing various sectors including:  Aerospace, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Professional Services, Development, Technology and Tourism.

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