Friday, July 26, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Boil Water advisory - appears to have been recinded.

It appears that the boil water advisory has been rescinded. While I could not verify on GVW website, road side signs declare that the advisory is rescinded. Hurray!


Friday, July 19, 2013

Boil water advisory!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Boil Water Notice

Written by Glen Morrison 107.5 KISSFM Friday, 19 July 2013 03:14 
All Greater Vernon water users served by the Kalamalka  Lake system are now on a precautionary 24 hour boil water notice.

 This after a power outage caused an automated valve to malfunction allowing untreated water into the system. The utility is flushing and will advise when it's safe to lift the notice.

What does Boil Water Notice mean?
This means that all customers should exercise caution when using the water for consumption purposes the following should be boiled for one minute:

What should customers do?
Customers, water intended for the following uses, should be boiled for one minute:
• drinking
• washing fruits and vegetables
• making beverages or ice
• brushing teeth
Staff continually monitors water quality and will notify customers if any further changes occur.
For further information, please call 250-550-3700 or check our website at for updates.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

RDNO Directors Meeting Agenda - July 17, 2013

Click on Board of Directors Meeting "Agenda".


Sunday, July 14, 2013

From Coldstream to cold sea! Retiring CAO "RELAXING"!

Our CAO must have had a tough job if he considers these activities "relaxing".


Ellison Park Fire Contained

Update: 8:32pm

A wildfire at Ellison Park south of Vernon has been contained and all residents and campers at the campground are allowed to return.

Okanagan Landing Road has been reopened at Paddlewheel Park.

It had been shut down to keep vehicle traffic out of the fire zone.

Courtenay Pitcher from the City of Vernon says the rain in the area played a big part in dampening the blaze which reached two hectares.

No word on the damage.

250 people at the campground had to be evacuated and residents at the Outback Resort were on evacuation alert. The evacuated campers were asked to report to Marshall Field or the Rec Centre to make sure everyone was accounted for.

Kayla Pepper from the BC Forest Service says the cause is under investigation, but they suspect it was human caused because there hasn't been any lightning in the area.

It took several hours for the 30 members of Vernon Fire Rescue and 23 firefighters from the Forest Service to get containment on the blaze which started in the campground area Sunday afternoon.

Two air tankers with help from two helicopters were able to spread retardant around the fire area to help contain it.

The provincial park is located south of Vernon on Okanagan Lake.


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Photo gallery - Eurasian Collared Doves - Debbie.

We have a pair of Eurasian Collared Doves visiting us and hanging out with their relatives the Mourning Doves.  This is the first and only time I have ever seen them in the Okanagan.  There has been a sighting on the west coast and one as far north as Alaska.  They seem to be coming up from California. Note: compare the two doves in pictures 3, 4 and 5 to observe the differences.


Monday, July 8, 2013

Don't move a mussel - Protect our lakes!

OBWB and its OkWaterWise program has launched a new campaign this summer – – aimed at informing the public about the threat of invasive zebra and quagga mussels to our waters.

For further information click on the beach scene and follow the headings on top.


Crime Prevention information - July 8, 2013


Monday, July 1, 2013

Arizona wildfire near Yarnell kills 19 firefighters

At least 19 US firefighters have been killed battling a wildfire in central Arizona, local officials say.

They died while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell, about 80 miles (130km) north-west of Phoenix.

The fire was started by lightning on Friday and has spread rapidly to 2,000 acres (800 ha) amid high heat, low humidity and strong winds.

Arizona and other parts of the western US - including California - had near-record temperatures over the weekend.
It is the highest death toll for firefighters in a single incident since 9/11. more


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I have been a resident of Coldstream since 1976. I have had 15 years of experience on Council, 3 years as Mayor. As a current Councillor I am working to achieve fair water and sewer rates and to ensure that taxpayers get fair treatment. The current direction regarding water supply is unsustainable and I am doing all I can to get the most cost effective water supply possible.