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  • Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission announces 2017 advisory board

    A service of 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.
  • 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.
  • Downtown Plan wins provincial gold

    Penticton – The City of Penticton has been selected by the Planning Institute of British Columbia for Excellence in Planning Practice – Small Town & Rural Areas as a gold winner for its 2014 awards.
  • 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
    Greater Vernon Water
    Project Goals:
    Kalamalka Lake is a major domestic water source for Greater Vernon, providing about 40% of water to customers.
  • MP report for Okanagan-Coquihalla: Discussing free trade and why South Korea

    This week our Government announced that negotiations between Canada and South Korea on a free trade agreement have successfully concluded. As is often the case when trade deals are announced there are reactions from a variety of different groups, businesses, individuals, political interests and organizations that either oppose or support the agreement in question.
  • Questions raised about proposed visitor information centre

    At the public meeting held in City of Vernon Council Chambers on Monday, February 24, residents raised a number of questions or concerns regarding the proposed centralization and relocation of Vernon’s two Visitor Information Centres. The following represents some of those questions and the answers provided by Kim Flick, Director of Community Development, and Michelle Jefferson, Manager of Tourism Services.
  • District of West Kelowna council highlights for June 18

    West Kelowna Municipal Hall/Civic Centre
    Council received a presentation on the results of the Market Sounding initiative completed in February and March 2013 for a new Municipal Hall/Civic Centre and made the decision to pursue Westbank Centre as the location where acceptable options will be investigated. Consultant Jonathan Huggett advised Council that many submissions were received from private citizens as well as business owners with an interest in land sale and development.
  • West Kelowna council highlights May 14, 2013

    2012 Audited Financial Statements
    Council accepted the 2012 Audited Financial Statements for the District of West Kelowna from auditor Grant Thornton.

    RapidBus Project Update
    Council received an update from BC Transit representatives regarding the construction of two RapidBus transit exchanges in West Kelowna and the launch of the RapidBus service. Council supported BC Transit in issuing the tender for construction of the Westbank Centre and Boucherie Mountain exchanges.

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