Update: December 2021

Beeps in the Night


Some of you have written about the “back up beeping” from the trucks in the Glenmore Landfill and construction / industrial park that can be heard below Capistrano Drive.


If this noise bothers you, we encourage you to let the City of Kelowna know via: Services & requests | City of Kelowna.


You will note that under this section, there is a simple service request form that is specific for noise issues.


After describing your specific problem in the “problem description” section of the form (see below), solutions can be suggested to encourage the Mayor and Council to review current Noise Bylaws to ensure that Kelowna’s are aligned with other larger municipalities in British Columbia that have specific time restrictions in place and / or requiring that employers use “broadband” or “white noise” back-up alarms.



Note: Broadband alarms meet WorkSafeBC’s occupational health and safety requirements.



Merry Christmas From the City of Kelowna


During December, weekend parking is free on downtown streets and in the three parkades. Note: posted time restriction will still be in effect.


Free skating at the Stuart Park outdoor ice rink begins at 9 a.m. on December 1st. The rink will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until late February.



Carney Park Is Getting New Swings


A big shout out to Tom Woloshyn, Landscape Design Technician and Melanie Steppuhn Parks and Buildings Planning with the City of Kelowna for getting our area new large swings for Carney Park. The goal is to have things complete before the snow arrives.


As previously reported, the residents’ association had reached out to Parks to investigate ways to upgrade our 2 parks to provide better equipment for older children. Both Carney Park and Quail Park Place have great structures for smaller children but lacked equipment for older kids. The new large swings are a great start to an ongoing project.



International recognition for Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers


Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers was recognized by its crime-fighting peers around the world.


In November, Crime Stoppers International announced its annual awards for outstanding local Crime Stoppers programs. Of the hundreds of Crime Stoppers programs in countries around the world, Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers has received the award for Productivity – Total Property and Drugs Recovered in the up to 300,000 population category.


Coordinator Gerry Guiltenane says “We are extremely pleased to be the recipient of this International Award. It recognizes the efforts of the citizens of the Central Okanagan. our media partners and the diligent work of the RCMP members in solving crime and keeping our communities safe.”


Since its inception in 1987, Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers has received over 30,000 tips resulting in more than 2900 arrests, the recovery of stolen property valued at almost $5.2-million and over $88-million worth of illegal drugs.


Congratulations!



Kelowna Artistic Community News


This month, the City of Kelowna Council heard an update around the long-range plan to replace the 60-year-old Kelowna Community Theatre including a consultant’s report to identify and analyze funding options for a new Performing Arts Centre and look at the City’s next steps. As well, Council considered a feasibility study for the 6,000-sq. ft. space known as the Creative Hub, planned to be part of a new development on the former RCMP site. Included in the new 13-storey building at 350 Doyle Ave, the Creative Hub would be used by a variety of arts and culture groups. Council agreed to proceed to phase two of the feasibility study, which includes more detailed design and mapping out the operating model.



YLW Parking Fees


Effective January 5, 2022, YLW parking fees will increase. The increases will affect each location, including valet, curb meters, short-term, and long-term lots. As an example, parking meters will be $2.50 for 30 minutes, $23 per day in short term, and $15 per day in long-term parking.


Snow Season Reminder


Please remember to move your vehicles off the road to help the snow plows do their job.


Quail Ridge Boulevard is designated Priority One which means the roads are cleared within 8 hours of snowfall; Capistrano, Quail Run and Country Club are designated Priority Two, which means clearing within 12 hours. See: https://www.kelowna.ca/roads-transportation/roads/snow-removal-ice-control


Residents are reminded that under City bylaws they are responsible for clearing snow from their driveways and the sidewalk fronting their property within 24 hours of snowfall. The City asks that residents not shovel snow onto the roadway.


As well, the Fire Department asks for residents' help removing snow around fire hydrants. Clearing a one-meter radius around fire hydrants saves the Fire Department time locating it during a fire emergency.


If the streets are in desperate need of plowing, just call the Civic Operations line at 250-469-8600 and they will come out and plow.



Local Development


Development permits have been submitted for mixed usage facilities on two lots on Optic Court.


As well, Carson Holden, the new manager at Nester’s, wrote to thank us for mentioning him in the last edition of the Quail Ridge Residents Association News Letter.


“Thank you for the warm welcome Quail Ridge community. I have lived in Quail Ridge for the last seven years and worked at this Nesters Market for the last four. I cannot think of a better community I’d rather serve and I love seeing familiar faces in the store every day. This is going to be another great year for our community as our dedication to serving you, our neighbours, is at the forefront of our priorities.


Joining a great team of coworkers is the new assistant manager, Katie Foster. Katie comes to us with an eager attitude and a culinary background as a Red Seal Chef. If you need any help planning a special dinner for your friends and family Katie would love to help you out with any recipe ideas you might need.


Working together, our team will continue to impress you with fresh viewpoints and an energetic experience as we are committed to welcoming and helping you with your shopping needs. Come in and say hi and enjoy shopping at Nesters Market, a clean, full, fresh and friendly grocery experience. If there is anything we can help with in the community please feel free to reach out to myself or Katie or come see us at the store anytime. I look forward to seeing you!


Carson”




Please, lock up, stay safe and keep an eye on our neighbourhood.


Report any suspicious activity to the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300