Respectful boating during higher lake levels
June 4, 2020
Most area lakes are now above full pool including Kalamalka, Wood and Okanagan Lakes. Residents choosing to use motorized watercraft at this time are asked to be respectful – slow down and keep away from shore so wakes do not cause damage to lakeshore properties. “With the warmer temperatures and...
Ongoing precaution reminder as freshet continues
May 28, 2020
Freshet is well underway and the Central Okanagan Regional District Emergency Operations Centre, along with local governments, continue to monitor Environment Canada reports and rising lake levels closely. “Higher than normal snowpack levels, warm temperatures and predicted rainfall are all...
Take control during Emergency Preparedness Week
May 5, 2020
Emergency Preparedness Week runs May 3-9 and provides a great reminder to take control and get prepared for whatever the spring and summer seasons might hold. “While many things have changed for all of us as a result of the pandemic, we want to reassure the community that we are prepared should we...
Good Time to Review Annual Flood Preparations
April 7, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is front and centre for every Central Okanagan resident these days. We’re all learning to adapt as the virus continues to unfold and affect our lives. Recognizing that, there’s also another seasonal reality that some residents may need to consider. Those property owners that...
Prepare now: don’t be caught off guard
March 9, 2020
While last year we thankfully had a break from serious emergencies in the Central Okanagan, as Spring arrives in the region, it’s important to keep preparedness top of mind: Being prepared to look after your family for at least 72 hours in the event of an emergency is something we all need to do...
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