News releases


Community Readiness public engagement extended to May 31
May 10, 2024
CENTRAL OKANAGAN, BC – For the past few weeks, the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) staff has been speaking with community members across the Central Okanagan about how prepared they are in the event of an emergency. Knowing your risk to potential hazards and taking steps to…
Ready, set, prepare: Emergency Preparedness Week is the perfect time to take action!
May 6, 2024
CENTRAL OKANAGAN, BC – Emergency Preparedness Week runs from May 5 to 11, and is a good reminder to prepare for hazards such as flooding, drought, wildfire and extreme weather. Knowing your risk to potential hazards in the Central Okanagan and taking steps to reduce impacts will increase the safety…
Share your insights on emergency preparedness – engagement is now open!
April 15, 2024
CENTRAL OKANAGAN, BC – The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) invites residents and businesses to get involved in the Community Readiness Public Engagement initiative. From April 15 to May 12, 2024, the communities of Westbank First Nation, Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, the District…
Evacuation Order, State of Local Emergency Rescinded for McDougall Creek Wildfire
September 28, 2023
Central Okanagan, B.C. – Central Okanagan Emergency Operations, in consultation with the City of West Kelowna and the Regional District of Central Okanagan, is rescinding the remaining Evacuation Order for the McDougall Creek wildfire, as well as ending the State of Local Emergency for the City of…
Glen Lake wildfire rescindment of remaining alerts
September 28, 2023
Central Okanagan, B.C. – The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre, in consultation with the BC Wildfire Service, Peachland Fire Rescue and Regional District of Central Okanagan Fire Services, is rescinding the remaining properties on Evacuation Alert. The Local State of Emergency for the…