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Regular Council Meeting Highlights - November 2, 2021

Posted on Friday, November 05, 2021 07:30 AM

Public Hearing:

Council heard from the public on the application to remove a land use contract from 13974 Ogilvey Road. The removal rezones the property to RR1 and accommodates an already existing secondary suite. Later in the evening, Council gave third reading of the bylaw to remove the land use contract.

Delegation:

Dr. Silvina Mema, Medical Health Officer, and Greg Baytalan, Specialist Environmental Health Officer, Interior Health presented to Council on Health Impacts of Radon. Noah Quastel,...

Fashion & Fire show features Indigenous designer and Kinshira fire dancers

Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021 05:05 PM

Fashion & Fire show features Indigenous designer and Kinshira fire dancers heating up the Creekside Theatre

Lake Country, BC – Fresh off a London, England fashion week, local Indigenous fashion designer, Jill Setah, brings her inspiration to the Creekside Theatre along with the Kinshira Entertainment fire dancers.

 

Jill Setah says her goal is to become one of the world’s top Indigenous fashion designers. Born in Oliver, BC, she is one of six children of residential school survivors Louis...

Pumpkin toss

Posted on Monday, November 01, 2021 10:48 AM

Once Halloween is over and you no longer need that jack-o'-lantern for decoration, there are several options to give your pumpkin a whole new life.

 

The Regional District Waste Reduction Office encourages you to toss your pumpkin in your backyard compost bin for great results come spring.

 

“Pumpkins are high in nitrogen, making them the perfect material to add to your backyard compost bin,” says Waste Reduction Facilitator Rae Stewart. “If you chop your pumpkin up into small pieces and...

Kaloya Park signage allowing dogs off leash October to March

Off-season dog pilot in two RDCO parks in Lake Country

Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 01:42 PM

 

Pilot projects are officially underway in two regional parks in the District of Lake Country.

 

One of the pilot projects allows dogs to be off-leash in Kopje Regional Park, while the other allows dogs on-leash on trails within Kaloya Regional Park.  Dogs are not allowed on the beach area of either park.  Until this trial, neither of the two regional parks has allowed dogs within park boundaries.  The pilot projects provide more dog-friendly access options and run during...

You Asked –Short-Term Vacation Rentals What Do I Need to Know?

Posted on Monday, October 25, 2021 08:00 AM

You Asked – Short-Term Vacation Rentals: What Do I Need to Know?

Many Lake Country entrepreneurs have opened their homes to welcome tourist and visitors by providing short-term vacation rentals.  Short-term vacation rentals such as Bed and Breakfasts, Airbnbs and VRBOs are important to Lake Country as they provide income to local homeowners and help fill the gap of limited temporary accommodations such as motels and campgrounds.  

If you are thinking of starting a short-term vacation rental...