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Campfire Ban starts noon July 7, 2017

Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2017 09:00 PM

With the Extreme Fire Hazard, all campfires will be prohibited throughout all Central Okanagan municipalities and electoral area Fire Service Areas.

The ban begins at noon Friday, July 7th and will remain in effect until further notice.

As a result of the extremely dry conditions and extended period of hot, dry weather that has boosted the fire danger rating to extreme, local fire chiefs have decided to implement the total ban on campfires within all local government fire jurisdictions in the Regional...

Flood recovery update (boating, water quality, sandbags and docks)

Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2017 09:00 PM

Water quality

In the interest of public safety, Interior Health, local governments and water purveyors in the Central Okanagan regularly test for drinking water and beach water quality. At the present time latest results show all beach water quality in this region is good. If there are fluctuations with drinking water, each water utility in consultation with Interior Health provides the appropriate update and information for its residents and water customers. For updates, visit the Water Samples...

Coral Beach Boat Launch now OPEN

Posted on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 09:00 PM

The Okanagan Lake water level at Coral Beach in Carr�s Landing has gone down enough to see the dock and the boat launch is OPEN again.Boaters are reminded to be respectful of the No Wake/Low Wake zones along the shoreline so flood protection measures on properties and structures are not damaged. The lake is still a half metre ABOVE full pool, so it�s got a ways to go before we can get back to regular boating and water activities. Lakes levels are still high and will be for the foreseeable future....

Flood Recovery FAQs (docks, sandbags & swimming)

Posted on Monday, July 03, 2017 09:00 PM

My dock is broken, what should I do? What do I do with docks or large debris washed up in front of my property?
Private, damaged docks or pilings are the responsibility of the dock owner for clean up. Private contractors (e.g. pile driving or barge companies) will clean up these materials for a fee. The Province has stated that they will assist with cleanup of orphaned docks (and large woody debris or garbage) on public land or foreshore where there is no clear owner. This work would be done with...

Boating on the July 1st long weekend

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 09:00 PM

As boaters make plans to venture out on the lake, it's important to remember that lake levels remain the highest seen in decades and some planning is necessary before heading out on the water.

A no wake, low wake, a guideline for respectful boating in the Okanagan has been created to raise awareness of boating practices during high water levels to minimize the erosion of vulnerable shoreline and damage of property in Kalamalka, Okanagan, Ellison/Duck and Wood lakes. View the maps.

With some area lake...