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  • Kelowna Police Sharing at Christmas

    Christmas is all about sharing and this year an abundance of toys and gift cards were donated to the Salvation Army to help support local families in need with their Sharing Christmas Program.
  • 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:
  • Light a Bulb Campaign at $175,225

    With only 10 days until Christmas, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb Campaign is $75,000 short of its $250,000 goal.

    “It’s a challenge to raise such a significant amount in a short time, but we are optimistic that our community will once again come through for this important campaign,” said Campaign Chair Dr. Curtis Mohamed.
  • Holiday Fire Safety Tips

    Kamloops, BC – Each year, fires during the holiday season injure British Columbians and cause thousands of dollars in property damage. Kamloops Fire Rescue has some basic fire safety tips so British Columbians can enjoy a fire-safe holiday season:

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  • Big Boost for Toys For Tots To Teens 2017 Event

    With the goal of no child or teen going without this Christmas in Penticton, local organizers have come together to grow the 2017 Toys for Tots to Teens.  The holiday season is quickly approaching and local business’s Cascades Casino and Canadian Tire are hosting the community toy drive on Friday December 1, 2017.  
  • Kelowna Fire Department Christmas tree chipping for charity

    KELOWNA - Residents can take their Christmas trees to be chipped at Kelowna Fire Hall Station 1 and 4 on Jan. 7 and 8, with all proceeds going to charity.

    “The Kelowna Fire Department is excited to host another year of Christmas tree chipping,” says Rick Euper, Kelowna Fire Inspector. “It’s a great, environmentally-friendly alternative to burning, and your donation goes to a great cause.
  • Places to recycle your Christmas tree in Kamloops

    KAMLOOPS - Recycled trees save landfill space and produce compost material for use in parks and gardens. To date, Kamloops has recycled close to 150,000 trees!
  • A guide to the holiday closures in the City of West Kelowna

    The City of West Kelowna wishes everyone happy holidays and reminds the public of the upcoming office closures and the services that will continue to be provided throughout the winter break.

    City Hall will be closed from 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 23, through 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 3. Administrative offices for Operations on Elliott Road, Utilities on Bartley Road and West Kelowna Fire Rescue at 2708 Ollala Road will also be closed.
  • Chip Your Christmas Tree, Don’t Chuck It!

    When you take down your Christmas tree after the holidays, keep in mind you can dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way and have it chipped, not chucked.

    “You can give your tree another life after the holidays by dropping it off at any one of the convenient Chip It locations,” says Waste Reduction Facilitator Rae Stewart with the Regional District. Your tree will then be chipped down and composted into a nutrient rich soil enhancer called GlenGrow.
  • Recycle your Christmas Tree in Osoyoos until January 9, 2017

    The Christmas Tree Chipping Program will run this year until Monday, January 9, 2017.  The Town has set up two locations where Town residents can drop off their Christmas trees:

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