West Kelowna

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Cities bordering the lake include Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia) in the north, Penticton in the south, Kelowna and West Kelowna in the centre, as well as the smaller municipalities of Lake Country (Lake Country, British Columbia) (north of Kelowna), Peachland (Peachland, British Columbia) (south of West Kelowna), and Summerland (Summerland, British Columbia) (north-west of Penticton). Various lake features include Rattlesnake Island (Rattlesnake Island (Okanagan Lake)) (a small island east of Peachland (Peachland, British Columbia)), Squally Point (a popular cliff-diving area) & Fintry Delta on the west side. The five-lane William R. Bennett Bridge, a floating (pontoon bridge) bridge with a high boat passage arch connects Kelowna to the district of West Kelowna and the community of Westbank (Westbank, British Columbia). This bridge replaced the three-lane floating Okanagan Lake Bridge on May 30, 2008 which had a lift span for passage of large boats. Cities bordering the lake include Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia) in the north, Penticton in the south, Kelowna and West Kelowna in the centre, as well as the smaller municipalities of Lake Country (Lake Country, British Columbia) (north of Kelowna), Peachland (Peachland, British Columbia) (south of West Kelowna), and Summerland (Summerland, British Columbia) (north-west of Penticton). Various lake features include Rattlesnake Island (Rattlesnake Island (Okanagan Lake)) (a small island east of Peachland (Peachland, British Columbia)), Squally Point (a popular cliff-diving area) & Fintry Delta on the west side. The five-lane William R. Bennett Bridge, a floating (pontoon bridge) bridge with a high boat passage arch connects Kelowna to the district of West Kelowna and the community of Westbank (Westbank, British Columbia). This bridge replaced the three-lane floating Okanagan Lake Bridge on May 30, 2008 which had a lift span for passage of large boats. 13 km (8 mi) north of Kaleden, Highway 97 arrives at the city of Penticton (Penticton, British Columbia). North of Penticton, Highway 97 follows the western shore of Okanagan Lake for 45 km (28 mi), through the communities of Summerland (Summerland, British Columbia) and Peachland (Peachland, British Columbia), before reaching its junction with Highway 97C (British Columbia Highway 97C) just south of Westbank (Westbank, British Columbia). From there, Highway 97 passes through West Kelowna, Westbank, Lakeview, and reserve lands belonging to the Westbank First Nation until, 15 km (9 mi) northeast of the 97C junction, Highway 97 begins to cross Okanagan Lake via the William R. Bennett Bridge. The highway enters the city of Kelowna (Kelowna, British Columbia) upon landfall on the east shore of the lake. 6 km (4 mi) east into the city centre, the highway reaches its junction with Highway 33 (British Columbia Highway 33). Highway 97 (British Columbia Highway 97) (Okanagan Highway) to Kelowna, West Kelowna, Summerland (Summerland, British Columbia) Eastern terminus width 11.1% valign top '''V3T''' Surrey (Surrey, British Columbia) Inner Northwest width 11.1% valign top '''V4T''' West Kelowna (Westbank (Westbank, British Columbia)) width 11.1% valign top '''V5T''' span style "font-size: smaller


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and Glenrosa Middle School. Glenrosa Middle School. There are eight elementary schools in the municipality: Hudson Road Elementary School Hudson Road Elementary School, Rose Valley Elementary School Rose Valley School, Chief Tomat Elementary School ref


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Referendum accessdate 2009-02-17 The vote was split along highly geographical lines with voters from Westbank, Glenrosa and other areas farther away from the City of Kelowna more often voting to incorporate and voters living closer to Kelowna typically choosing amalgamation. On November 15, 2008, Doug Findlater was elected the new mayor of West Kelowna, succeeding the municipality's first mayor Rosalind Neis, who had served an initial one-year term. Neis opted not to run


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R. Bennett Bridge which officially opened May 25, 2008. This new bridge links Highway 97 (British Columbia Highway 97) to the southern Okanagan and to the Coquihalla Highway via Hwy 97C. The old floating bridge has been dismantled as it has outlived its usefulness and was incapable of supporting the current traffic levels. A small park area on the Kelowna side of the bridge has a dedication to the old bridge, and artwork made of pieces of it. The new William R. Bennett bridge has helped


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for a second term as mayor, choosing instead to run for a seat as a councillor. Neis is currently one of six councilors serving with Findlater. Name change During the November 2008 civic election, Westside residents were also asked

in a "Community Opinion Vote" to select a permanent name for the fledgling municipality. The new name of West Kelowna, with 3,841 votes, was selected by a narrow margin over the closest contender, Westbank, with 3,675 votes. The West Kelowna


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of orchards and vineyards and even the country’s first nut farm. West Kelowna is proud of its community neighbours and in particular the relationship that the community has with the Westbank First Nation, one of Canada’s most progressive First Nation Bands. Economic growth and prosperity for the area is a result of this strong relationship. Whether you visit during the hot summers or the power ridden winters, there is a little something for everyone! Get in Most travellers will arrive


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: www.districtofwestkelowna.ca footnotes

Estates, Rose Valley and Lakeview Heights. Adjacent to the District of West Kelowna's boundaries are two self-governing reserves of the Westbank First Nation, Tsinstikeptum 9 and Tsinstikeptum 10. Approximately 9,000 non-band members and 800 First Nation Westbank band members live on the reserves.

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West Kelowna

title Historical population 2006 (Canada 2006 Census) 27214 2011 (Canada 2011 Census) 30892 footnote Source: Statistics Canada The '''District of West Kelowna''' is a local government incorporated in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. The municipality is composed of several distinct communities, including historic Westbank, Glenrosa, Smith Creek, Shannon Lake, Rose Valley, West Kelowna Estates, Casa Loma, and Lakeview Heights (Lakeview Heights, British Columbia). West Kelowna's population is estimated at 30,892, making it the second-largest municipality in the Kelowna-based Regional District of Central Okanagan.

The district was incorporated (municipal incorporation) on December 6, 2007 as ''Westside District Municipality'', so-named because it was the name of the regional district rural electoral area at the time. On January 30, 2009 the district was renamed West Kelowna. Its nickname is also "Westbank".

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