Sage Mesa

Blasting for West Bench reservoir

  • Posted on: 26 November 2015
  • By: Michael Brydon

Note from RDOS staff regarding the West Bench reservoir:

We wanted to let people know about some small blasts we are going to be executing today and possibly over the next several days in the West Bench & Sage Mesa area, west of Penticton. We are installing a new reservoir and have encountered rock that we need to blast out. The charges are expected to be relatively small but some people may get worried and call wondering what it is.

The blasting should be finished in a couple days depending on if more is found as the excavation continues.

Please don’t hesitate to provide people with my contact info if they have questions.

Liisa Bloomfield, P.Eng. ● Engineer/Engineering Supervisor
p. 250.490.4229 ● tf. 1.877.610.3737 ● f. 250.492.0063
www.rdos.bc.ca ● Lbloomfield@rdos.bc.ca

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Keep Westbench Elementary Open!

  • Posted on: 23 November 2015
  • By: Michael Brydon

As you may know, a group of West Bench residents has created a group to advocate to keep West Bench Elementary School open.  They have a Facebook page here.

Also, there is a public meeting on December 1st at 7 PM.

My original posting on this topic can be found here.

Update 03 Dec 2015:

A good turnout at the meeting.

 

 

Sage Mesa/Husula Gas Main Opt-In Model

  • Posted on: 20 November 2015
  • By: Michael Brydon

As noted previously, response to the proposal to extend the Fortis gas main into the Sage Mesa and Husula neighborhoods has been mixed.  What we are seeing in our informal straw poll and other feedback is residents with very high electrical costs who want access to natural gas and other residents who are happy with the status quo.  This is especially so in Sage Mesa, where many of the houses do not have ducts.  Such a split in opinion is problematic given the RDOS’s preferred approach, which is to make the decision on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis.

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