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3. Development Application Reports & Related Bylaws

3.1 and 3.2 Barnaby Rd 751, Z18-0073 - Kristine Sales and Dustin Sales
10 - 12

3.3 and 3.4 Cadder Ave 418-422, Z18-0083 - Geoffrey & Michelle Couper and Friedrich & Evelyn Wille

3.5 and 3.6 Hein Rd 365-367, Z18-0066 - 1918951 Alberta Ltd

3.7 and 3.8 Kneller Rd 210, Z18-0099 - Gurdev and Kamalpreet Gill

3.9 and 3.10 Creekside Rd 1200, Z18-0095 - 0806568 BC Ltd

3.11 Shayler Rd (W of) PR18-0002 Kinnikinnik Developments Inc.docx

3.12 to 3.14 Lakeshore Rd 4609 - BL11468 (OCP16-0023) - Lev8 Developments Ltd

3.15 McKenzie Rd, 1251, A18-0004

3.16 Hilltop Cr, 1850, DP18-0249

4.Non-Development Reports & Related Bylaws

4.1 Budget Amendment, ICBC Road Improvement Program

4.2 Alta Vista Road Water Utility Project to be Cancelled and Budget Transferred

4.3 Draft response to provincial inquiry into transportation network services

5. Mayor and Councillor Items



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Near-record temperatures

It almost felt like spring this past weekend in the Okanagan.

The sun shone, and thermometers nudged up to almost 9 C, at a time that is usually the coldest of the year.

It wasn't quite a warm weather record, but according to Environment Canada, it came pretty close.

''Saturday was the fourth nicest Jan. 19th on record. On Saturday, it reached 8.6 degrees, and the record is 9.4 degrees set in 1900," said meteorologist Carmen Hartt.

And this week will see continued mild weather and above-freezing temperatures, if not quite the balmy treat offered up on the weekend. 

Today's high should peak at 1 C, with a mix of sun and cloud. Snow is expected this evening with lows to -5 C. 

Tuesday should be mainly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of flurries in the morning and a high of 1 C. 

Sunshine is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, with highs of 1 C.

But it warms back up a bit on Friday, with a forecast high of 5 C, leading into an overcast weekend with temps of about 4 degrees.



Minibus rolls on mountain

A rental minibus-type van rolled on slick streets Sunday night at Big White.

Dep. Fire Chief Derek Henderson of the Big White Fire Department says the private van rolled about 7 p.m. at a sharp bend on Big White Road, just below the village.

Only one person was on board at the time, and the driver got himself out of the overturned van before first responders arrived. The man was not injured.

The crash took out a stop sign at the corner.

Paramedics and RCMP also attended the scene.



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Moon puts on a show

Sunday night's super blood wolf moon put on a spectacular show in the Okanagan.

The celestial event included a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, and did not disappoint, as skies were clear in most of the valley.

The moon, Earth and sun lined up for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon was closer to Earth and appeared slightly bigger and brighter than usual.

Here's a gallery of some of our best reader-submitted photos from the event.



A taste of Bonavista

Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships.

The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel. Tickets are available at http://www.greatkitchenparty.com/.

Leading up the event, Castanet is featuring profiles of the 11 competing chefs.

Newfoundland – Katie Hayes, Bonavista Social Club 

Katie Hayes, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of Canada and a Red Seal Chef, grew up in Upper Amherst Cove.

During her childhood there, she spent many days picking rocks to open up new garden beds from which produce now is sourced for the restaurant she co-owns with her husband.

Bonavista Social Club, located in the same small community on the Bonavista Peninsula, harnesses the established farm gardens, animal husbandry and self-sufficient lifestyle at work in Upper Amherst Cove to provide a truly unique experience of rural Newfoundland.

The restaurant is home to the only commercial wood-fired bread oven in Newfoundland and Labrador. The bread oven is the centrepiece of an open kitchen.



Crash blocks intersection

Police are at a Kelowna intersection after a collision on Sunday.

A witness at the scene says the collision occured just after 5 p.m. at K.L.O. and Gordon Drive.

Two vehicles are believed to have been involved in the crash. 

It is not clear if anyone was injured or what caused the collision in the first place. 



Excellence in building

Over 600 people gathered to celebrate building excellence in the Okanagan Valley on Saturday night.

The Tommie Awards started off with an announcement of rebranding for their 27th year. 

The award ceremony, which was held at the Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel,  is a night to recognize and celebrate Canadian homebuilders of the Central Okanagan.

Finalists were from projects built, renovated, created and or marketed between Jan. 1, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018. 

The award ceremony will now be called the Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence.

Here is a list of the 2019 winners:

Kitchen Design (New Home) $70K & Under

Sunterra Custom Homes – Positive Outlook
Sticks + Stones Design Group

Kitchen Design (New Home) $70K & Over

Begrand Fast Design – Cedar Creek Waterfront

Interior Design (New Home)

Candel Custom Homes – West Coast Casa
Colonial Countertops

Master Suite Design (New Home)

Kelbrook Construction Corp. – Wilson Landing
Robinson Lighting, Kitchen and Bath Classics

Creating a Feature/Innovation in a Home

Timberhaven Homes Ltd. – Lakeshore Staircase
ROV Consulting

Outdoor Living Space – New or Renovation

Paradise Estates – Paradise Estates

Any Room – New or Renovation

Creative Touch Interiors Inc. – Kensington Wine Lounge Room
Marvel Pro Contracting and Renovations Ltd., Epic Electric Ltd., Okanagan Hardwood Flooring Co. Ltd.

Marketing

McKinley Beach

Show Home $500K & Under

Gibson Contracting & Sherry Gibson Design – Guisachan
Center Stage Decorating, Okanagan Electrical, Ramco Flooring

Show Home $500K & Over

Fawdry Homes Ltd. – Showhome
Kati Knorr with Westwood Fine Cabinetry, Amber Millwork Ltd., Shonna Fox Design

Environmental Initiative (Residential or Commercial)

Highstreet Ventures – Mission Flats

Certified Home – Custom

Ian Paine Construction and Design – Kettle Valley Residence
Baths by Design, Pro Electric Ltd., IPC and Design

Public or Private Partnership

CHBA Central Interior – 2018 Training House
Thompson Rivers University School of Trades and Technology, Kamloops YMCA/YWCA

Innovative Construction/Architecture/Design (Commercial)

Begrand Fast Design – Tommy Guns HQ

Residential Renovations $100K & Under

Ian Paine Construction and Design – Paly Residence
Pro Electric Ltd., Baths by Design, IPC and Design

Residential Renovations $100K – $250K

Creative Touch Interiors Inc. – Kensington Renovation
Marvel Pro Contracting and Renovations Ltd., Epic Electric Ltd., Okanagan Hardwood Flooring Co. Ltd.

Residential Renovations $250K – $400K

H&H Custom Homes – Lakeview Vineyard Living

Residential Renovations $400K & Over

Ian Paine Construction and Design – Kaleden Residence
IPC and Design, Baths by Design

Kitchen Renovations $80K & Under

Bercum Builders – Lakefront Update
Kekuli Bay Cabinetry, Pure Granite Rocks

Kitchen Renovations $80K & Over

Ian Paine Construction and Design – Cascia Residence
Baths by Design, Pro Electric Ltd., Pure Granite Rocks!, IPC and Design

Bathroom Renovations

Marvel Pro Contracting & Renovations Ltd. – Luxury Master Bath
Creative Touch Interiors, Baths by Design, Epic Electric, Express Flooring

Single Family Detached Home $350K – $500K

Richbuilt Homes Ltd. – Hoyt Residence

Single Family Detached Homes $500K – $750K

Bercum Builders – Copperhill
Interiors by Coralee

Single Family Detached Home $750K – $1M

Sunterra Custom Homes – The Birdhouse
ModTrend Exteriors

Single Family Detached Home $1M – $1.5M

Destination Custom Homes – Lakestone Residence
Uprise Design and Drafting, Carolyn Walsh CKD, Smalls Tile & Flooring, Design with Light and Supply

Single Family Detached Home $1.5M – $2M

Gibson Contracting – Kalamalka Timber Home
R-Tistry Home Design, Okanagan Electrical Systems, FN Construction, Kekuli Bay Cabinets

Single Family Detached Home $2M – $3M

Begrand Fast Design – Cedar Creek Waterfront

Single Family Detached Home $5M & Over

Timberhaven Homes Ltd. – Lakeshore

Semi-Detached or Town-Home Development

Candel Custom Homes – Villas at Waterside
Castello Custom, Colonial Countertops

Creating a Low-Rise Multi-Family Development

Highstreet Ventures – Carrington Ridge

Mixed Use

McKinley Beach – Beachhouse
Edgecombe Builders Group

Urban Infill – Residential (Property Re-Use)

Gibson Contracting & Sherry Gibson Design – Guisachan
Okanagan Electrical Systems, ROV Consulting, Ramco Flooring, Norelco Cabinets

Grand Housing Awards: Home of the Year

Timberhaven Homes Ltd. – Lakeshore
ROV Consulting

Grand Housing Awards: Multi-Family Builder of the Year

Highstreet Ventures

Grand Housing Awards: Single Family Home Builder of the Year (10 Homes or Less)

Fawdry Homes Ltd.

Grand Housing Awards: Single Family Home Builder of the Year (11 Homes or More)

Sunterra Custom Homes



Castanet's week in review

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.



Island born, Island cookin'

Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships.

The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel. Tickets are available at http://www.greatkitchenparty.com/.

Leading up the event, Castanet is featuring profiles of the 11 competing chefs.

New Brunswick and PEI – Irwin MacKinnon, Papa Joe’s, Charlottetown

Chef Irwin MacKinnon has been a member of the Culinary Federation since 1992. 

The Prince Edward Island Association of Chefs and Cooks has been holding its annual “Chef of the Year” Gala Dinner for the past 20 years. Chef Irwin has been involved in the dinner in one aspect or another since its beginning and has been the recipient of the award in 2001 and 2017.

He is currently president of the organization.

MacKinnon has been a member of Culinary Team PEI on seven occasions, competing at the Atlantic Culinary Exhibition and Regional Conferences. In addition to competing, he has judged numerous Provincial and Regional competitions. He has also coached both Skills Canada and PEI Junior Chef competitors.

Chef Irwin is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of Canada. He understands the importance of having a mentoring chef and since becoming a chef himself, he has mentored over 40 intern students from the Culinary Institute of Canada and continues to do so today.

He received the award for 2018 Eastern Regional Chef of the Year at the CCFCC Regional Conference in April of this year and 2018 National Chef of the Year at the CCFCC National Conference in June of this year.

Irwin is an Island-born chef and resides in New Haven, PEI, with his wife and four children. He enjoys cooking regional cuisine using local ingredients while concentrating on flavour and presentation. Local farmers, producers and artisans also recognize him for using their Island products extensively throughout his menus.



Injured firefighter recovering

A Kelowna firefighter is recovering at home Saturday after he was injured at a fire in the Mission area Saturday.

The fire broke out above Pope's Gallery and Studio on Pandosy Street just before noon Friday.

As fire crews battled the two-alarm fire, a backdraft, or smoke explosion, blew out a section of the building's wall covering, hitting one of the firefighters in the chest.

“It's so smoky that there isn't enough oxygen in the confined area,” explained Platoon Cpt. Tim Light Friday.

"Sometimes when air is let in very quickly, it tends to complete the combustion process in a very violent manner.”

The injured firefighter, a captain and long-time member of the Kelowna Fire Department, walked to an ambulance and was taken to hospital, where he underwent several tests. He was discharged Friday night.

Light says the firefighter suffered upper shoulder and chest trauma, and he's “in quite a bit of pain today.”

He's hoping the firefighter will make a full recovery.

“When that explosion happened it blew the exterior wall covering off and when it did that, our member was basically right across from it ... he took the hit basically,” Light said.

“He still wonders how the fella next to him didn't get hit. There were numerous firefighters in the area but he was the only one injured.”

The fire, which began on the roof, was caused by roofers using a torch on the building. A catastrophic fire that completely destroyed an unfinished condo building on Truswell Road in the summer of 2017 was started in the same way. A firefighter was also injured by an explosion in that fire.

While injuries are relatively uncommon, Light says it can be the nature of the job.

“We go into a really uncontrolled area and try to control it, and sometimes when you do that, in these uncontrolled areas, they just get away. It's just one of the inherent dangers of our occupation.”



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