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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Yard Waste Pick up Resumes

From the Regional Waste Reduction Office

February 23, 2017

Gardening may be far from your mind with snow still covering the ground, but nevertheless, yard waste collection is back on!

The first pickup of the season is also a great opportunity for anyone who ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Surveillance at West Kelowna Transit Exchanges

For Immediate Release

February 24, 2017

The City of West Kelowna has completed the installation of surveillance cameras at its two transit exchanges to help discourage inappropriate behavior and ensure the safety of users.

The surveillance cameras will monit...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Boucherie Road Traffic Delays Due to Drainage Project

For Immediate Release

February 21, 2017

Motorists are advised that single-lane alternating traffic may be in effect beginning February 22 as crews continue work on the Boucherie Road Drainage Improvement Project.

The affected portion of Boucherie Road is fro...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Council Highlights - February 14, 2017

For Immediate Release

February 15, 2017

 

SILGA Resolutions 

Council endorsed the following resolutions to be forwarded for consideration by delegates attending the Southern Interior Local Government Association Annual General Meeting April 25 to 28...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Use Extreme Caution on Local Roads and Walkways

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 09, 2017

A blast of winter followed by an expected rapid shift in weather patterns, have crews advising motorists and pedestrians to be cautious on local roads and walkways.

Reports from throughout the province show crews deali...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

RCMP’s Position on Marijuana Dispensaries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 10, 2017

At the request of City Staff, West Kelowna’s new RCMP Detachment Commander clarified the RCMP’s position related to marijuana dispensaries for West Kelowna Council today.

In a statement provided to West Kel...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Blasting Activity Continues in Tallus Ridge/Shannon Lake

For Immediate Release

January 31, 2017

The City of West Kelowna is advising the public that blasting activity related to subdivision construction in the Tallus Ridge area will be extended to March 31, 2017.

A blasting permit, originally beginning October 24,...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Council Highlights - January 24, 2017

For Immediate Release

January 26, 2017

Highlights of the Special Council Meeting

January 24, 2017

 

Draft 2017-2026 Financial Plan

Council completed its first detailed review of the Draft 2017-2026 Financial Plan which carried over from its meeting on Janu...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Snow Days - Please Make Way for Plows

Updated: February 06, 2016

Feeling a little snowed in, West Kelowna? With this weekend’s blast of winter weather and several days of snow in the forecast, City plows are busy clearing the City’s top priority roads. Residents are asked t...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

West Kelowna is Booming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 19, 2017

West Kelowna’s Development Services Department administered a record-breaking number of single family home building permits in 2016, with a total construction value of $116.3 million and all signs are pointing to an ev...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Rotary Trails Park Temporarily Closed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 19, 2017

The beavers who make their homes in Rotary Trails Park in the Gellatly Bay area have been busy renovating and, unfortunately, their activities have caused Powers Creek to overflow its banks in areas. This flooding has ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Students, Come Work With Us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 18, 2017

The City of West Kelowna has openings for several summer student positions, offering challenging opportunities to gain valuable on-the-job experience and practical knowledge.

The City is currently accepting applications...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Beware of Thin Ice

From West Kelowna Fire RescueDecember 13, 2016

As the temperature drops, lakes and ponds begin freezing over in our region and West Kelowna Fire Rescue reminds residents to stay safe near water areas.

The recommended thickness of ice for safe skating is 15 ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Council Highlights - January 17, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 19, 2017

 

Draft 2017-2026 Financial Plan

Council began its detailed review of the Draft 2017-2026 Financial Plan which includes a 3% tax increase. Prior year’s tax increases are as follows:

  • 2016 - 3.00%
  • 2015 - 2.70%
  • 2014...
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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Form a Block Watch and Help Fight Crime

From Regional District of Central Okanagan

January 11, 2017

A simple concept with a little organisation can help reduce crime and criminal activity in your neighbourhood.

The Regional Crime Prevention Coordinator says it’s called Block Watch and ha...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Council Highlights - January 10, 2017

For Immediate Release

January 11, 2016

Annette Beaudreau Amphitheatre

Mayor Doug Findlater rose and reported Council’s decision to name the amphitheatre in Memorial Park the “Annette Beaudreau Amphitheatre.” Mrs. Beaudreau was t...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

New App Makes Dog Licence Renewal Quick and Easy

From Regional District of Central Okanagan

January 5, 2017

It’s easier for dog owners in the Central Okanagan to save when they purchase or renew their dog licence for 2017.  And renewing can be quicker than ever!

That’s thanks to the &a...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

West Kelowna Business Licences Can Now Be Paid Online

For Immediate Release
December 06, 2016

Business owners in West Kelowna can renew their City of West Kelowna business licences online, a service now available through most financial institutions.

The City has mailed renewal notices with payment instruction...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Firefighters Embark on 19th Annual Food Drive

From West Kelowna Fire RescueNovember 30, 2016

The holidays are a time of great need for West Kelowna’s local food bank and the thousands of non-perishable items collected by West Kelowna Fire Rescue during the Christmas season can keep the shelves full ri...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

WKFR Thanks Ministry for Important Safety Fix

For Immediate ReleaseDecember 09, 2016

West Kelowna Fire Rescue is pleased to report that the Emergency Traffic Pre-emption installations along Highway 97 are functioning again and thanks the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for fixing this cr...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Council Highlights - December 13, 2016

For Immediate Release

December 14, 2016

Agricultural Advisory Committee

Mayor Doug Findlater rose and reported that Council had appointed the following people to the Agricultural Advisory Committee, to serve for a period of four years to end December 31, 202...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

LEDs May Be Coming To A Street Near You

For Immediate Release

November 29, 2016

Residents in West Kelowna may notice street lights in their neighbourhood getting some attention as the City undertakes its LED (Light Emitting Diode) Streetlight Pilot Project.

During the month of December, the City&a...

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Posted on: November 25, 2016

Register Now, Make Resolutions Later

For Immediate Release

November 25, 2016

Get a head start on those New Year’s resolutions and sign up early for programs found in the City of West Kelowna’s 2017 Rec Guide. With numerous programs starting in January, you can register now,...

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Posted on: November 24, 2016

Province Moves Forward With Plans to Improve Hwy 97

From the Province of British Columbia

November 24, 2016

Following extensive public and stakeholder consultation, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is proceeding with the design for a new interchange on Highway 97 at Boucherie Road.

“As the ec...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

City Seeks Funding for Water Treatment Plant

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 23, 2016

In light of interest and inquiries from the general public, the City of West Kelowna wishes to inform citizens that the municipality has completed its application to the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The City&r...

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

City to Flush Water Mains of Lakeview System

For Immediate Release
October 27, 2016

Beginning the week of October 31, the City of West Kelowna will start flushing the distribution mains within the Lakeview Water System.

Flushing involves running water at a high velocity through the mains to refresh t...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Transit Service Restored

From BC Transit

November 23, 2016

BC Transit and its local government partners are pleased to announce that service on Kelowna Regional Transit will resume November 24, 2016 following an agreement between BC Transit's service contractor First Canad...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Water Quality Advisory Lifted for Lakeview System

For Immediate Release
November 10, 2016

The City of West Kelowna has lifted the Water Quality Advisory for the Lakeview System as testing has indicated the turbidity level has returned to below 1.0 NTU.

Flushing of the system is still underway and some use...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Council Highlights - November 22, 2016

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 22, 2016

Benedick Road Rezoning Extension

Council agreed to an extension request for a rezoning application involving 2796 Benedick Road. The application, first proposed in 2011 but which has received no readings in Council as ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

West Kelowna Not Involved in Negotiations with Transit Provider

For Immediate Release
November 10, 2016

The City of West Kelowna is advising the public that it is not involved in negotiations related to the current transit service disruption affecting the Kelowna Regional Transit System.

The City of West Kelowna gives ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Council Highlights - November 8, 2016

For Immediate Release
November 10, 2016

Tallus Ridge Drive Development

Council approved a Hillside Development Permit to allow site preparation for nine proposed lots at 2370 Tallus Ridge Drive.

Strategic Plan Third Quarter Update

Council was provided an upd...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate Release
October 26, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OCTOBER 25, 2016COUNCIL MEETING

City Hall Options

Council directed staff to investigate two of six options presented to provide efficient municipal operations for the City of West Kelowna. The City ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Drinking Water Solution Helps While Quality Advisory Continues

For Immediate Release
October 12, 2016

Free Bulk Water Made Available to All West Kelowna Water Customers

Free water is now available to all West Kelowna water customers, through a bulk filling station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads. Water from the st...

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Smoke Alarm Campaign a Success

For Immediate Release
October 13, 2016

WKFR AND WFN CAMPAIGNREVEALS ALARMING RESULTS

West Kelowna Fire Rescue and Westbank First Nation personnel went door to door last week for this year’s Fire Prevention Week Campaign “Don’t Wait – Check the Date!"...

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate Release
October 12, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE OCTOBER 11, 2016 COUNCIL MEETING

Rose Valley Reservoir Turbidity

Council was provided a presentation from Heather Larratt of Larratt Aquatic Consulting who monitors the water quality of the Rose Val...

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

CNR Wharf Cam Goes Live

For Immediate Release
October 12, 2016

SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CNR WHARF

One of West Kelowna’s most popular destinations can now be seen live around the world courtesy of a new web cam at CNR Wharf.

The camera was installed at the end of summer at the compl...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Handicapped Permits Made More Accessible

For Immediate Release
October 04, 2016

PARKING PERMITS FOR DISABLEDNOW AVAILABLE THROUGH WEST KELOWNA CITY HALL

West Kelowna, partnering with the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC), is making parking permits for West Kelowna residents ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate Release
October 7, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE OCTOBER 6, 2016SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

Parks Master Plan Council Workshop

West Kelowna Council took part in a workshop intended to provide input into the development of the Parks Master Plan. The p...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

West Kelowna Presses for Further Wildfire Mitigation Funding

For Immediate Release
September 29, 2016

WEST KELOWNA UBCM MEETING NEWS

On September 29, at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention, members of West Kelowna Council met with Premier Christy Clark and BC’s Ministers of Transportation and Infrastructure an...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

PST Exemption Sought for Infrastructure Projects

For Immediate Release
September 28, 2016

WEST KELOWNA UBCM MEETING NEWS

On September 28, at the Union of BC Municipalities convention, members of West Kelowna Council met with BC’s Finance Minister, to discuss a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) exemption on muni...

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

BC Assessment Asked to Resolve Potential Double Billing

For Immediate Release
September 27, 2016

WEST KELOWNA UBCM MEETING NEWS

September 27, at the Union of BC Municipalities convention, members of West Kelowna Council met with BC Assessment to seek a solution to a new concern that some property owners are pot...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Outdoor Burning Permitted October 1

From the Regional District of Central Okanagan
September 26, 2016

OCTOBER 1 START FOR OPEN BURNINGIN CENTRAL OKANAGAN

Open burning season in the Central Okanagan will begin this Saturday, October 1, when air quality and venting conditions are good, for t...

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 23, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 20, 2016COUNCIL MEETING

Donation of Vineyard Park Swing Set

Council agreed to accept a donation of a swing set from a Vineyard Drive resident and his family for installation in Vineyard Pa...

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

City Hall Referendum Results Officially Declared

For Immediate Release
September 21, 2016

Official Referendum Results

The official results of the September 17, 2016 City Hall Referendum confirm that a majority of West Kelowna eligible voters voted “No” to borrowing up to $7.7 million for the construction...

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Posted on: September 17, 2016

Unofficial Referendum Results

For Immediate Release
September 17, 2016

Unofficial Referendum Results

The unofficial results of the September 17, 2016 City Hall Referendum indicates that a majority of West Kelowna eligible voters voted “No” to borrowing up to $7.7 million for the constr...

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

Fire Chief Recognised For Two Decades of Service

For Immediate Release
September 09, 2016

FIRE CHIEF RECEIVES EXEMPLARY SERVICE MEDAL

Congratulations to West Kelowna Fire Rescue Chief Jason Brolund who has been awarded the Governor General’s Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal.

Mayor Doug Findlater said...

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate Release
September 08, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS FROM COUNCIL'SSEPTEMBER 6, 2016 MEETING

West Kelowna Fire Chief Receives Governor General Award

West Kelowna Fire Chief Jason Brolund was presented with a Governor General Award for 20 years of service. ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

School Zones in Effect 7:30 am to 5 pm Starting Sept. 6

West Kelowna RCMP and Bylaw Enforcement Officers will be conducting traffic safety and parking blitzes in school zones starting September 6 as children get back to the books.

RCMP will be ticketing speeders and watching for distracted drivers to reinfo...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

City Hall Referendum - Today's Question

For Immediate Release
September 01, 2016

City Hall Referendum - Today's Question

How did the City decide this was the best proposal and the best time to build the West Kelowna Civic Centre Project?

West Kelowna taxpayers go to the polls on September 17, 201...

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Clarifying the City Hall versus Water Infrastructure Debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2016

Clarifying the City Hall versus Water Infrastructure Debate

With the City’s first Water Quality Advisory currently impacting Lakeview Water System users, the City of West Kelowna wishes to address the question of the n...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

City Hall Referendum Question of the Week #1

For Immediate Release
August 23, 2016

City Hall Referendum Question of the Week #1

Why don’t you use space already available
in the community to house City Hall?

West Kelowna taxpayers go to the polls on September 17, 2016 to decide whether the City will ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
August 23, 2016

Presentation to S.Sgt. Duncan Dixon

On behalf of Council, Mayor Doug Findlater presented S.Sgt. Duncan Dixon with a token of appreciation for his years of service to the City of West Kelowna as head of the West Kelowna RCMP ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Blasting Activity in Smith Creek Begins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2016

Blasting Activity in Smith Creek Begins

The City of West Kelowna is advising the public that blasting activity related to subdivision construction in the Smith Creek neighbourhood will occur beginning August 30 and con...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Blasting Activity in West Kelowna Business Park

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2016

Blasting Activity in West Kelowna Business Park

The City of West Kelowna is advising the public that blasting activity authorized by the Ministry of Mines will be conducted tomorrow, August 23 in the Kelowna Ready Mix grav...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Campfire Ban across Central Okanagan Regional District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM RDCO
August 18, 2016

Campfire Ban across Central Okanagan Regional District

With the Extreme Fire Hazard, starting this Friday, all campfires will be prohibited throughout all Central Okanagan municipalities and electoral area F...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

Biofilter Replacement at Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

For Immediate Release From RDCO
August 19, 2016

Biofilter Replacement at Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

From Monday, August 22nd to Wednesday, August 24th, there may be periods when more odours than normal are noticeable in the area around th...

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

Get Informed on Civic Centre Referendum

For Immediate Release
August 16, 2016

Get Informed on Civic Centre Referendum

West Kelowna taxpayers go to the polls on September 17, 2016 to decide whether the City will move forward with borrowing the funds necessary to build a permanent City Hall.

The Ci...

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

Water Quality Advisory Continues In Lakeview System

Re-posted August 15, 2016
Originally posted August 4 and updated August 8, 2016

Water Quality Advisory Continues In Lakeview System

Until further notice, a Water Quality Advisory will continue in the City of West Kelowna’s Lakeview System, affecting approx...

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
August 9, 2016

Helicopter Noise Solutions Sought

A delegation of concerned residents asked Mayor and Council to resolve noise issues related to helicopters flying low overhead in the vicinity of homes in the Sussex Road subdivision. Cou...

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Hockey Swap Supports Access to Local Sports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2016

Hockey Swap Supports Access to Local Sports

Sell and buy used hockey equipment and support a great cause at West Kelowna’s annual Hockey Equipment Swap at Ultimate Hockey and Skate from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday...

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Employment Opportunities Open For West Kelowna Referendum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2016

Employment Opportunities Open For West Kelowna Referendum

Approximately 100 election positions are available for the City of West Kelowna’s September 17 Referendum.

Those who are interested in working as Election Offici...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Music in the Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 09, 2016

Music in the Park

This week’s Music in the Park will feature headline act Andrew Judah treating the audience to performances Friday, August 12.

Everyone is welcome to take in the free outdoor concert at Memorial Park....

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Good, Used Electronics May Be Your Back to School Solution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 09, 2016

Good, Used Electronics May Be Your Back to School Solution

Need a laptop or desktop for back to school at a fair price? What about a starter or backup cell phone for you or your kids?

The City of West Kelowna may have w...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Keep Active in West Kelowna This Fall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 08, 2016

Keep Active in West Kelowna This Fall

Autumn is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to get in early and register for fall recreational programs with the City of West Kelowna. Fall is a popular time for r...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Lions Hall to Remain a Community Recreational and Event Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 05, 2016

Lions Hall to Remain a CommunityRecreational and Event Facility

The City of West Kelowna has committed to maintain the Westbank Lions Hall as a facility that is dedicated to community and recreational events and uses...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Do You Need a Building Permit?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 02, 2016

Do You Need a Building Permit?

The City of West Kelowna’s Building Department is reminding residents and contractors that building permits are required before work starts on many home repair and renovation projects.

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Music in the Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 02, 2016

Music in the Park

This Friday’s Music in the Park will feature the Westbank Opry with Beamer Wiggly and Gracelynn Sali treating the audience to performances Friday, August 5.

Everyone is welcome to take in the free ou...

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
July 26, 2016

Office Portable Repair

Council authorized spending $35,000 to conduct emergency repairs to an office portable on the Mt. Boucherie Municipal Hall site to rid the space of a foul odour stemming from what is believed to be dead ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Online Auction of Computer Equipment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2016

Online Auction of Computer Equipment

The City of West Kelowna will put its used computer equipment up for auction on eBay for public bidding beginning this Thursday, July 28.

As outlined in the City’s Purchasing Policy, ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

Music in the Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2016

Music in the Park

This Friday’s Music in the Park will feature Prairie Blue treating the audience to performances Friday, July 29.

Everyone is welcome to take in the free outdoor concert at Memorial Park this Friday, Ju...

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Posted on: July 20, 2016

Stanley Cup Visits West Kelowna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2016

Stanley Cup Visits West Kelowna

Hockey fans will have a chance to view the Stanley Cup when Justin Schultz, Pittsburgh Penguin and West Kelowna Minor Hockey and West Kelowna Warriors alumni, brings it for a hometown visi...

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

Music in the Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2016

Music in the Park

This Friday’s Music in the Park will feature Devon Coyote treating the audience to a fusion of roots, rock and blues Friday, July 22.

Everyone is welcome to take in the free outdoor concert at Mem...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2016

Canada 150 Projects Generate Excitement in West Kelowna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2016

Canada 150 Projects Generate Excitementin West Kelowna

A new skate park and outdoor amphitheatre have officially opened in West Kelowna creating community enthusiasm in advance of the nation’s sesquicentennial in just ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
July 12, 2016

Second Transmission Line

Based on the information provided and the evaluation done to date by BC Hydro on providing a second power line servicing the west side of Okanagan Lake, Council agreed to advise BC Hydro that it prefer...

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

Two Grand Openings This Weekend

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2016

Two Great Opening Events in West Kelowna This Weekend

Public and media are invited to join us at two fun opening events in Memorial Park:

Amphitheatre OpeningFriday, July 15
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. (Official Opening approxi...

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

Music in the Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2016

Music in the Park

This Friday’s Music in the Park will feature Adam Fitzpatrick (Elvis tribute) treating the audience to performances Friday, July 15.

Everyone is welcome to take in the free outdoor concert at Memorial ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

City Hall Referendum September 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 07, 2016

City Hall Referendum September 17

West Kelowna voters will be asked if they approve borrowing up to $7.7 million for the construction of a new City Hall at 3641 Elliott Road in a referendum to take place on Saturday, Sep...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music in the Park Kicks Off Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 04, 2016

Music in the Park Kicks Off Friday

This year’s first Music in the Park will feature Ben Klick treating the audience to performance Friday, July 8.

Everyone is welcome to take in the free outdoor concert at Memorial Park ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

WKFR Now Equipped with Naloxone

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 05, 2016

WKFR Now Equipped with Naloxone

West Kelowna Fire Rescue (WKFR) is now equipped with, and trained to administer, Naloxone, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

West Kelowna, like all of BC, is ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
June 28, 2016

Salmon Road Rezoning

Council gave third reading to Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments to facilitate a multi-family development at 3210 Salmon Road in the Glenrosa neighbhourhood. The four-acre property is loca...

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

Have You Tried the Mt. Boucherie Rush?

Boucherie Rush Trail 2016.JPG

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2016

Have You Tried the Mt. Boucherie Rush?

Quickly becoming one of the Okanagan’s most popular hiking destinations, the new Mt. Boucherie Rush Trail is your access to breathtaking mountaintop views of Okanagan Lake and beaut...

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

2015 Annual Report Ready

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2016

2015 Annual Report Ready

The City of West Kelowna has prepared its 2015 Annual Report and it is ready for public review at www.westkelownacity.ca/annualreport.

The 2015 Annual report provides an accounting of the City of ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Property Owners Reminded of Tax Due Date

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2016

Property Owners Reminded of Tax Due Date

Tax notices were sent at the end of May to more than 13,000 property owners within the City of West Kelowna and payments are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2016.

With the poss...

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Weather Forces Closure of Sports Fields Tonight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2016

Weather Forces Closure of Sports Fields Tonight

Due to wet field conditions caused by continued rain, the City of West Kelowna Parks Departments has closed West Kelowna sports fields for the evening.

User groups have bee...

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Posted on: June 23, 2016

DCC Bylaw Adoption Soon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2016

DCC Bylaw Adoption Soon

The City of West Kelowna is nearing completion of a Development Cost Charge (DCC) Bylaw review process which has been underway since 2013. As a result of the review, the City is proposing adoption...

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
June 14, 2016

City Hall Referendum

Council was provided options for funding the proposed City Hall project, part of the larger West Kelowna Civic Centre Project and chose to hold a referendum on September 17 asking West Kelowna voters if th...

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

Have You Checked our Summer Rec Guide Yet?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2016

Get Set for Summer Fun With the West Kelowna Recreation Guide

From the Get Outside program and added evening Parks Play Days to the very popular, free, Friday night Music in the Park concert series, the latest West Kelown...

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Posted on: May 30, 2016

2016 Property Tax Notices: Reminder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2016

2016 Property Tax Notices Are in the Mail

Over 14,000 tax notices are now in the mail to property owners in the City of West Kelowna. Property owners are reminded to claim their Home Owner Grant and pay their taxes by 4:3...

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Get the latest Council Highlights

Special Council Meeting
May 26, 2016

City Hall Project

Council convened this special meeting to discuss next steps in the City Hall/West Kelowna Civic Centre Project. On May 24 the City received a letter from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural D...

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
May 24, 2016

Strategic Plan 2016

Council was provided a first quarter update on its 2016-2018 Strategic Priorities which outlines initiatives intended to meet Council’s vision for the community. Council was advised that Memorial Park Amphit...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Come Celebrate National Championship Win with the West Kelowna Warriors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2016

Come Celebrate National Championship Win with the West Kelowna Warriors

The public is invited to a parade and barbecue celebration in honour of the West Kelowna Warriors and their tremendous season, culminating in the t...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Fire Services Contract Signing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2016

Fire Services Contract Signing 2015

West Kelowna Fire Rescue, Chief and Council of Westbank First Nation and West Kelowna Mayor and Council gathered for a Fire Services Agreement signing event, celebrating the long-term e...

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

Alternate Evacuation Routes Ready for Fire Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2016

Alternate Evacuation Routes Ready for Fire Season

With the onset of wildfire season, the City of West Kelowna reminds Glenrosa residents that alternate emergency evacuation routes, via Jackpine, Bear Lake Main and Bear Cr...

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

Bylaw Service Now Seven Days a Week Through Summer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2016

Bylaw Service Now Seven Days a Week Through Summer

Bylaw Enforcement assistance will be offered seven days a week in West Kelowna starting this May long weekend.

From May 21 through the September long weekend, the Bylaw ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2016

Your West Kelowna App Makes Connecting with Us Even Easier

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2016

Your West Kelowna App Makes Connecting with Us Even Easier

The City of West Kelowna has launched Your West Kelowna, a mobile app aimed at helping people on the move to easily and quickly connect with us.

The free Your West...

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

Fire Services Contract Signing Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2016

Fire Services Contract Signing Event

West Kelowna Fire Rescue, Chief and Council of Westbank First Nation and Mayor and Council of the City of West Kelowna are pleased to invite media and the public to attend a special si...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Construction Starts on Horizon Lift Station

News Release
For immediate release

Construction Starts on Key Wastewater Infrastructure in West Kelowna

May 12, 2016

West Kelowna, British Columbia

Crews and equipment are scheduled to begin work May 16 on an important component of the City of West Kelowna’s...

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

Council Highlights

Council Meeting
May 10, 2016

Alternative Approval Process Results – City Hall Next Steps

Council was presented with the results of the Alternative Approval Process conducted between March 23 and May 3. West Kelowna voters were asked to approve the City bor...

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

2016 Citizens’ Survey in the Mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2016

2016 Citizens’ Survey in the Mail

The ninth annual Citizens’ Survey is now in the mail to one thousand randomly-selected West Kelowna residents who have until June 10 to respond. The survey is one of the tools West Kelo...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

What's Next in City Hall Process?

For Immediate Release
May 05, 2016

CITY HALL ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS UNSUCCESSFULCOUNCIL TO CONSIDER OPTIONS MAY 10

A total of 3,871 valid elector response forms were submitted in opposition to the City of West Kelowna borrowing up to $10.5 million ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate Release
April 27, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE APRIL 26, 2016 COUNCIL MEETING

20162016 Citizens’ Survey

Council agreed to distribute the 2016 Citizens’ Survey to 1,000 randomly-selected West Kelowna property owners with the deadline for return of ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2016

Alternative Approval Process Deadline Approaching

For Immediate Release
April 27, 2016

CITY HALL ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS DEADLINE APPROACHING

West Kelowna residents are reminded that the deadline for submitting forms opposing the borrowing of funds for a proposed City Hall is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3...

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Posted on: April 13, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate Release
April 13, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE APRIL 12, 2016 COUNCIL MEETING

2016 Snow Stars

Mayor Findlater, on behalf of Council presented a certificate of appreciation to one of the City’s 2016 Snow Stars, Mr. Bob Weisbrodt. The City’s second ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

More City Hall AAP Information Sessions Scheduled

For Immediate Release
April 12, 2016

CITY HALL ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESSPUBLIC INFORMATION EVENTS

The City of West Kelowna is offering two more opportunities for residents to get more information about the proposed West Kelowna City Hall and Alternati...

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

New Green Transportation Facility For West Kelowna

For Immediate Release
April 8, 2016

WEST KELOWNA PLUGS INTO EV FAST CHARGING NETWORK

A key piece of British Columbia’s new Fast Charging Station network officially opened today as Premier Christy Clark, MLA for Westside Kelowna, and City of West Kelowna ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate Release
March 23, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MARCH 22, 2016 COUNCIL MEETING

2417 Dobbin Road Rezoning

Council gave first and second readings to a rezoning application for a key gateway property in Westbank Centre. The application is to rezone 24...

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

Crack Down on Illegal Dumping

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2016

TAKE THE STING OUT OF LITTER BUGS

Litter bugs are back and the City of West Kelowna is appealing to the public to help stop the blight that these inconsiderate people cause on the West Kelowna landscape.

Residents can re...

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Posted on: March 11, 2016

Council Highlights

For Immediate Release
March 11, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MARCH 8, 2016 COUNCIL MEETING

Alternative Approval Process Dates Established

Council set 4 p.m. May 3, 2016 as the deadline for residents to submit Elector Response Forms under the Alternative Approva...

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