News releases

EOC Activated to Manage Localized Flooding Along Mission Creek
June 14, 2022
News release #1  Date: 06/14/2022 Time: 10:00AM  Kelowna, B.C. – Over the past 24 hours, the Kelowna area has seen more rain than expected in the mountains and the valley, which has led to rising water levels in creeks and streams. There has been isolated flooding in Kelowna near Mission Creek and...
Emergency preparedness begins at home
April 29, 2022
The Central Okanagan has had its share of emergencies, including floods, landslides and wildfires. Each has its own unique set of circumstances and challenges, but experts agree there is one common element that can help keep residents and their families safe during any emergency: being prepared. “...
Alerts, State of Local Emergency Rescinded for White Rock Lake Wildfire
September 7, 2021
Central Okanagan, B.C. — The Regional District of Central Okanagan has rescinded the remaining Evacuation Alerts for the White Rock Lake wildfire, as well as the State of Local Emergency which has been in effect since July 30, 2021. With the removal of the final Evacuation Alert order, for 1,316...
Clean up recovery work and wildlife attractants
September 6, 2021
Central Okanagan, B.C. — As clean up begins for many residents in the wildfire-affected properties within the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO), the North Westside Transfer Station has expanded its operations and will be open daily from 8 a.m. to noon. The North Westside Transfer Station...
Evacuation Orders rescinded for Bouleau Lake Road
September 5, 2021
News release No. 63 — Central Okanagan, B.C. — Evacuation Orders have been rescinded for 18 properties on Bouleau Lake Road, which will remain on Evacuation Alert until further notice. Properties in Estamont, Ewings Landing, Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates also remain under Evacuation Alert...