Curbside Mosquito Control Treatments July 2nd to July 6th
The Regional District of the Central Okanagan (RDCO) announced that, weather permitting, approximately 10,000 roadside catch basins will be treated between July 2nd and July 6th. Another round of catch basin treatments is expected in late July and early August.
If you’d like to know more about this program and how you can help reduce mosquito breeding sites around your property, visit www.regionaldistrict.com/mosquitoes.
Suspicious Emails from the QRRA?
A few members have reported receiving questionable emails addressed from the QRRA.
The emails usually contain hyperlinks and direct the reader to “please read more” by clicking on the link.
Be mindful about all incoming emails. The hyperlink could be a malicious link used to deliver online scams and threats, like malware and ransomware.
Attached is a simple method to verify the email address from the sender. Note: members have reported that the suspicious emails are coming from a “@.sina.com” email address.
Update: Air Quality
At the last Annual General Meeting of the Quail Ridge Residents Association (QRRA), and from time to time during the year, we receive inquiries with respect to the air quality we all experience. There is a heightened awareness during fire season, or an increase in activity at the Pier Mac operations.
In the June update, we told you that the QRRA Board was in the process of setting up meetings with the Ministry of the Environment to discuss air quality monitoring in Quail Ridge. As well, your QRRA Board has also made inquiries to the City of Kelowna and to the provincial government departments of mines and minerals and environmental protection.
As you will appreciate, depending on the nature of the issue or inquiry, the responsible organization may be the City (ex. debris on roads; grass trimming), the Department of Environment (for airborne particulates), or the Department of Mines (for the operations of the Pier Mac site).
You can submit issues to the City of Kelowna on their "Services and requests" web page: https://www.kelowna.ca/city-services/services-requests.
For environmental issues, you can email the provincial government directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Your Calendars
QRRA AGM to be held Thursday October 11th, 7:00 PM at the Sheraton Four Points. Details and agenda to follow.