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The Holm Stretch February 18, 2022

Chris Holm & Associates

We want you to know that our team is unique in the way we chose to approach real estate here in the North Okanagan.  We are a true real estate co...

We want you to know that our team is unique in the way we chose to approach real estate here in the North Okanagan.  We are a true real estate co...

Feb 18 6 minutes read

Hello!

Thank you to local artist Rob Creelman for permission to use his work in our post this week. Rob's 15-year background in a metal workshop brings a unique take to the sunflower challenge To see more of Rob's work, click on the image below.

Check out the Community News and local North Okanagan, Vernon, Armstrong, and Coldstream real estate updates below.

Stay safe and talk soon

Chris, Patric, Julie, Diane, Grace, Chandler & Brell

In North Okanagan Real Estate

As of the morning of Friday, February 18, 2022, there are 377 properties showing as active listings in the North Okanagan. Last Friday there were 377 properties active.

Sales ranged from $95,750. to $2,400,000.  and on average properties were active for 62 days before posting as sold.

Scroll down for our market recap for Vernon, Armstrong, and Coldstream real estate activity in the last 7 days.

$94,750

Low Sale

58

New Listings

$2,400,000

High Sale

48

Listings Sold

Just Listed



Just Sold



In Case You Missed It

What's Happening Locally?


As Vernon gets ready for curbside organics collection to begin this spring, the City is taking steps to help residents feel prepared to participate in the new service and become aware of other upcoming changes to residential waste collection.

Recently, Mayor Cumming announced all residences that currently receive automated curbside garbage collection will also be part of the organics collection program.

As of May 1, 2022, the City anticipates the organics collection program to begin. Organic materials (household food and yard waste) will be collected weekly. At that same time, residential garbage collection will transition to a bi-weekly service.

The decision to transition to bi-weekly garbage collection was first announced at a Council meeting on December 13, 2021, and has been based on waste management studies in communities similar to Vernon. According to the Compost Council of Canada, approximately one-third of residential waste in British Columbia is organic kitchen food scraps and yard waste.

“The purpose of the new organics collection program in Vernon is to divert that waste from landfill. Once the organics program begins, we expect to see a reduction in the volume of material being placed in garbage carts. Therefore, weekly garbage collection is expected to be no longer required,” said Mayor Victor Cumming.

Looking at residential waste collection services in other BC municipalities, the City has found encouraging data related to organics waste diversion. Recently, the City of Kamloops reported it diverted 32,500 kgs[1] of organic waste from the landfill in the first three weeks of a curbside organics collection pilot program, which began in September 2021.

“This is the kind of positive result we’re looking for in Vernon,” said Mayor Cumming. “It will mean we’re taking specific and practical action on climate change as a whole community. More organics diverted from landfills, mean lower greenhouse gas emissions. It’s as simple as that. Diverting organics will also substantially extend the life of our waste disposal site and considerably lower costs over time.

“The shift to bi-weekly garbage collection makes good economic and environmental sense for Vernon,” he added, indicating the schedule will be set up so there are no additional waste collection trucks on Vernon streets.

More information will be available over the next few months as details about the new scheduling are determined. An updated waste collection schedule will be provided to residents before the changes take place in May.

It’s important to note the City will not be taking requests to change the size of garbage carts at this time. Residents are encouraged to stay tuned to the City’s website and social media channels where more information will be posted as it is finalized.


ON THE ART SCENE

Check out our latest Community Spotlight by clicking on the image below.

Seed by Seed art show at Gallery Vertigo Feb. 1-26. Click the image above to learn more about the Sunflower Project.

Thanks to Kingfisher Centre for letting us know Lantern Procession on the Enderby Riverwalk on February 20th with Runaway Moon Theatre.



What's Happening Now to February 25, 2022

What Else We Are Talking About


 

 

 

Weekly Real Estate Report


Armstrong BC Real Estate Recap

A look at Armstrong Spallumcheen Market Activity for the last 7 days.

New Listings  Just Sold  Active Listings

4

New Listings

4

Listings Sold

0

Price Up

0

Price Down

Vernon BC Real Estate Recap

A look at the Vernon market activity in the  last 7 days

New Listings  Just Sold  Active Listings

41

New Listings

31

Listings Sold

3

Price Up

6

Price Down

Coldstream BC Real Estate Recap

A look Coldstream market activity over the  last 7 days

New Listings  Just Sold  Active Listings

2

New Listings

2

Listings Sold

1

Price Up

0

Price Down

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