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Air Quality in the Central Okanagan     

The Air Quality Program is a joint initiative between the City of Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO), District of Peachland, City of West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation and the District of Lake Country.

The Program aims to protect and improve air quality in the Central Okanagan through education, awareness and pollution prevention. For complete information about the Air Quality Program, visit or contact the Regional Air Quality Coordinator at 250-469-8408 or


For residential wood appliances complaints and local air quality concerns, please submit through the City of Kelowna’s online service request system.


Agricultural-Open Burning Complaints

If you suspect that someone is burning without a permit or the specific requirements are not met, call Fire Dispatch immediately: 250-469-8577


For industrial-related concerns about air quality in the Central Okanagan, please contact the Ministry of Environment: or call the 24-hour RAPP (Report All Poachers and Polluters) tip-line: 1-877-952-7277.

The Ministry of Environment’s reactive team collects information from all the received complaints and that data is used to support planned inspections. Any evidence of ash or smoke leaving the property would be used to strengthen a complaint. If you are including photos with your complaint, be sure the sun is at your back when the picture is taken.

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