Black Bears, Rats and Coyotes
As per our previous emails regarding wildlife sightings on the golf courses and trails, please, lock up your garbage cans and remove bird feeders and any attractants to reduce the likelihood of rats, bears, coyotes and potentially cougars from relying on our neighbourhood as a food supply.
Again, if you encounter threatening wildlife that is aggressive, breaking into buildings or causing property damage,call the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277 or contact a Conservation Officer (link for the Conservation Officer can be found at https://www.kelowna.ca/parks-recreation/urban-trees-wildlife/urban-wildlife).
An early morning break-in has been reported in the community. While the police have apprehended the culprit, it reminds all of us to lock up and be vigilant.
Household Bulky Items Collection for North Westside Residents
The Regional District of the Central Okanagan (RDCO) released the following information yesterday:
North Westside Road residents within the Central Okanagan will have a special opportunity to dispose of unwanted bulky items.Wednesday June 27th, through Monday July 9th, during regular operating hours at the North Westside Road Transfer Station, you can dispose of large household items for a cost of $20 per truckload.
This special disposal opportunity is available for residential items only including: appliances, scrap metal, lawn mowers and other motorized parts, household and lawn furniture. No hazardous waste (including computers, electronics, etc.) will be accepted. Unwanted fridges and freezers will be accepted at $15 per item, the Freon decommissioning charge. Cash or cheques will be the only accepted method of payment.
The North Westside Road Transfer Station is open Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon. It is located at the Sugarloaf Mountain/Whiteman Creek Forest Service Road. (Turn at the corner of Westside Road and Sugarloaf Mountain Forest Service Road and follow the signs.)
For more information and details about this collection please contact the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please find attached a news release from the RDCO regarding its Mosquito Control program that is well underway for another year. The news release includes tips for residents to help reduce nuisance mosquitoes.
Please find the attached information from the Rental Housing Task Force regarding an upcoming public session in Kelowna. The purpose of the Rental Housing Task Force is to lead a review to modernize and balance provincial tenancy laws and policies to provide safe, secure and affordable rental housing. We encourage interested members to attend.
Update: Air Quality Monitoring
At our last AGM, many of you expressed your concerns over the quality of air in our area. Independent of last year's fire season, many of you voiced concern about the sand and gravel pits.
QRRA is currently in the process of setting up meetings with the Ministry of the Environment to discuss air quality monitoring in Quail Ridge. We will keep you advised.
Kelowna Fruit Stand is Open (5225 Hwy 97 N)