Central Okanagan Regional District

Loyal Wooldridge. (Contributed)

Kelowna councillor takes on RDCO board chair position

Wooldridge was elected as the new head of the RDCO board of directors by secret ballot

 

Central Okanagan Regional District chair Gail Given makes announcement at Black Mountain Regional Park in 2017. (Alistair Waters/Capital News file)

Regional District of Central Okanagan board chair stepping down

Gail Given won’t seek another term as regional distict board chair

 

COSAR’s headquarters, located at 4680 Old Vernon Road in Kelowna. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue looking for new building

‘An improved building and location will allow COSAR to better serve the community’

 

Hazelnuts are ready for harvest at the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. (Regional District of Central Okanagan)

Self-harvest hazelnuts at West Kelowna’s Gellatly Nut Farm

Due to the ongoing pandemic, people will need to harvest the hazelnuts themselves

Hazelnuts are ready for harvest at the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. (Regional District of Central Okanagan)
(FIle photo)

‘A slap in the face’: Central Okanagan Search and Rescue without gear after trailer theft

An oxygen tank and trauma pack are just some of the many items stolen

(FIle photo)
A helicopter surveys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

UPDATE: Evacuation order rescinded for Mount Law wildfire

Evacuation alert still remains in place for the area

A helicopter surveys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A photo of the White Rock Lake fire at Westside Road. (Darren Wolf/Facebook)

6 structures west of Vernon damaged by White Rock Lake fire

The structures are on four properties in the Bouleau Lake area

A photo of the White Rock Lake fire at Westside Road. (Darren Wolf/Facebook)
The White Rock Lake wildfire burns near the Westside on Friday night, Aug. 6, 2021. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)

PHOTOS: White Rock Lake wildfire lights up night skies in the Okanagan

The 55,000-hectare wildfire caused thousands of evacuations Friday night, even more on alert

The White Rock Lake wildfire burns near the Westside on Friday night, Aug. 6, 2021. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)
An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

Some North Westside residents refusing to leave as wildfire threatens homes

The White Rock Lake wildfire is estimated at 32,500 ha, burning 8.5 km away from Westside Road

An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
Students at Quigley Elementary will have access to the school’s library over the summer. (Contributed)

Kelowna elementary school library stays open to combat the ‘summer slide’

Quigley Elementary’s library will be open once weekly to keep them reading over the holidays

Students at Quigley Elementary will have access to the school’s library over the summer. (Contributed)
Rescue crews search for a missing diver in Okanagan Lake at Hot Sands Beach by the William R. Bennett Bridge on Sunday, May 16. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Search for missing Okanagan Lake diver called off

The recovery mission was called off after nine days of searching

Rescue crews search for a missing diver in Okanagan Lake at Hot Sands Beach by the William R. Bennett Bridge on Sunday, May 16. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
North Westside Fire Rescue. (File)

Two rural Okanagan deputy fire chiefs jet off to Mexico amid pandemic

‘To have two of the most senior guys off of our force at the exact same time puts us in a risky situation out here’

North Westside Fire Rescue. (File)
Kelowna seen from the top of Knox Mountain. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)

Homeownership unattainable for many Kelowna residents

Single-person and single-parent households often have limited options when it comes to housing

Kelowna seen from the top of Knox Mountain. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)
Administrative headquarters for the Regional District of Central Okanagan in Kelowna. (File photo)

Tempers fly over a pricey picnic shelter in the North Westside

Lack of detail on $121,000 shelter expenditure further incites self-govenance wishes

Administrative headquarters for the Regional District of Central Okanagan in Kelowna. (File photo)
North Westside firefighters replaced after protesting suspension of chief, deputy

North Westside firefighters replaced after protesting suspension of chief, deputy

The RDCO said they have since recruited other officers to maintain the level of service in the community

North Westside firefighters replaced after protesting suspension of chief, deputy
Customers on the Killiney Beach Water System are now under a planned water quality advisory following work done on the Winchester Control Room Tuesday, June 9. (File photo)

Boiling water advised for Killiney Beach customers

Advisory issued for 290 customers of Killiney Beach system after control room work finished June 9

Customers on the Killiney Beach Water System are now under a planned water quality advisory following work done on the Winchester Control Room Tuesday, June 9. (File photo)
Playground in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan Public Schools close playgrounds due to COVID-19 concerns

The closures are to prevent the spread of the virus

Playground in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)