School granted enhancements

A focal point for Kingfisher residents is going through a major upgrade.

A focal point for Kingfisher residents is going through a major upgrade.

The Regional District of North Okanagan has approved a $20,362 grant to the Kingfisher Community Association for improvemens to the old school.

“It will really beef up the efficiency of the building and make it green,” said director Jackie Pearase.

The association is proceeding with a number of enhancements including lighting, insulation and windows.

“It will enhance the accessibility of this building to the community and lower operating costs,” said David Sewell, RDNO’s general manager of finance.

The building is used for a number of community activities, including a library, fitness programs and lectures.

“It’s pretty well used,” said Pearase, adding the association offers services residents may not be able to access otherwise. “As the condition of the building increases, it increases what they may be able to use it for.”