Shaw.ca Users – Check Your Email Settings
Earlier today (May 28th, 2020), a message from the North Okanagan's Conservation Officer was forwarded to all members. The messages to shaw.ca users were bounced back as “blocked”.
From time to time, QRRA will simply forward important messages directly to the membership rather than reformat the message to come from “qrraexec.ca”. Please check your email settings and spam folders. (Thank you).
The message is repeated below.
Aggressive Coyote Behavior Quail Flume - Eagle View Trail
“Please pass on to Quail Ridge residents that the Conservation Officer Service (COS) has become aware of an incident involving aggressive coyote behavior occurring near the Quail Flume – Eagle View Trails.
On May 26th coyotes attacked and injured a large breed dog while it was accompanied by its owner on the lower trail (Eagle View). The dog’s owner was not injured. The risk that coyotes pose to people remains low, however, coyotes may occasionally direct territorial aggression towards dogs, especially during mating and denning periods. It is recommended that dogs be kept closely on leash when walked.
I’ve attached some excellent coyote conflict prevention information from WildSafeBC.com. (See attached).
Please report any incidents of aggressive wildlife behavior by calling 1-877-952-7277.
Terry MyroniukConservation Officer | North Okanagan Zone | KelownaMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy | Conservation Officer ServiceUnit # 101 - 1690 Powick Rd, Kelowna, BC, V1X 7G5RAPP: 1-877-952-7277”
Black Bears, Rats and Coyotes
As today's message about an aggressive coyote on the Eagle View trail highlights, summer means wildlife 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. As well, dog owners are reminded to pick up after their animals. Feces will attract disease carrying rodents.
If you encounter threatening wildlife that is aggressive, breaking into buildings or causing property damage, to 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).
As well, please notify the QRRA of any bear, coyote or cougar sightings in the community so a warning can be issued.
- The Regional District has some excellent resources to help homeowners help reduce nuisance mosquitoes and information on its Mosquito Control program. See: https://www.regionaldistrict.com/your-services/environmental-services/mosquito-control.aspx.
- The Quail Flume and Eagle View Linear trails are well used by our residents. As the summer progresses, the conditions of these trails can become very dry. Monitoring by the City of Kelowna's Parks Department is difficult because these trails have a number of access points. Help keep these trails open and help the Parks Department by refraining from smoking on the trails. As well, report any activity that you have a concern: call 911 for fires and for a service request, use the City of Kelowna web site, City Services www.kelowna.ca or during normal business hours call the City Parks Department at 250.71-Parks (250.717.2757).
Airport Development Park
Work at the Airport Business Park continues. As the attached PDF illustrates, a significant amount of the available land has been sold and development permits have been submitted on these properties. With these changes, it is anticipated that our air quality will improve with the gradual closing of the sand and gravel operations.
The Airport Business Park is being developed to support high technology and general industrial uses that complement the activities of the Airport and UBCO.
Local Businesses' Offerings
The Kelowna Fruit Stand is open and QRRA members receive a 10% discount! As well, the drive thru at Starbucks has reopened.
We would like to welcome 2 new additions to the neighbourhood:
- The Grizzly Bear Bistro & Bar is the newest addition to the Airport Village and is anticipated to open later in the summer. The Grizzly Bear Bistro & Bar is a licensed restaurant offering North American style food in a sit down atmosphere and with a patio, and
- The Kangaroo Creek Farm has relocated from Winfield to 5932 Old Vernon Road, at the junction of Old Vernon Road and Postill Lake Road, (next to Bark n' Fly). The Kangaroo Creek Farm is a fantastic place to bring the grandchildren to see kangaroos, wallabies, sugar gliders, exotic birds and more. See: https://kangaroocreekfarm.com
Finally, the Gulfstream at the Four Points Hotel thanks everyone for their patronage and want to let all of us know that they have worked to rearrange their floor plans to ensure it meets Work Safe BC guidelines to ensure proper social distancing.
Mark Your Calendars
City of Kelowna Property Taxes: Due JULY 2ND, 2020
QRRA AGM: OCTOBER 7TH, 2020