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West Bench garbage pickup is NOT changing... at least not yet

  • Posted on: 12 February 2016
  • By: Michael Brydon

The following is from Cameron Baughen, the RDOS Solid Waste Management Coordinator:

The City of Penticton used undressed admail  to send out a Curbside Bin brochure which went to every home with ‘V2A’ postal code. That included West Bench, Red Wing and the Carmi area in Area ‘D’. This has confused a number of our residents.  There are no changes to the RDOS curbside program for West Bench and Red Wing... The RDOS is only looking at the potential for a garbage cart program in the future. Any RDOS cart program would not be implemented until July 2018, at the very earliest, and only in communities where it makes sense.  

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Have you volunteered yet for the BC Winter Games?

  • Posted on: 26 January 2016
  • By: Michael Brydon

Have you volunteered yet for the BC Winter Games? Please do so by clicking the button on the left.  (Note volunteer registration will close by 10 Feb 2016). You will be asked to provide some basic contact information and be given a list of choices where to volunteer (e.g., Food Services-->Participant Meals).  Don't worry about entering skills, and so on.  All we need is your contact information and an area of interest (food, accommodation, sports, registration, and so on).  A volunteer manager (also a volunteer)  will follow-up with a phone call and try to slot you into a role and time period that works. It takes the involvement of the entire community to make an event like this work!

Bridge to somewhere

  • Posted on: 26 January 2016
  • By: Michael Brydon

Update 13 February, 2016:

As described in the follow-on story in The Herald, the RDOS has withdrawn its opposition to this project until the source of the funds has been clarified.  There are two components:

  1. A $110K design plan for the trail segment between Summerland and Penticton
  2. The $4-$10M construction of the trail segment.

 

Our understanding was that both the design plan and the construction would be partnerships with the province, meaning the RDOS (including Penticton and Summerland) would be expected to contribute a significant portion of the funding.  Even if the construction costs were at the lower end of the $4M-$10M range, the project would be too expensive for the RDOS.  Hence our original refusal to participate.

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