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Okanagan Rail Corridor acquisition update

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 09:00 PM

The Okanagan Indian Band has informed the inter-jurisdictional acquisition team it plans legal action to try and block the sale of the discontinued CN rail corridor between Kelowna and Coldstream.

The letter of intent from the law firm of Ratcliff & Company was sent to CN, the federal and provincial governments, City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country and the Regional District of the North Okanagan. The inter-jurisdictional team has not received a copy of the legal claim and has no knowledge...

Mail ballot voting options

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015 09:00 PM

If you won't be in town for the referendum on April 25, 2015 or during any of the advance polls on April 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21, you may still be able to vote by mail. Lake Country is seeking elector assent through a referendum to approve the borrowing of up to $2.6 million for purchasing 50 per cent of the Okanagan Rail Corridor within District boundaries.

Eligible voters (including non-resident property electors (NRPE)) with disabilities, illness or injury that affects their ability to visit a voting...

Visionary leader found in local skate park

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015 09:00 PM

Would you expect to find a visionary leader at a centre for higher learning or a spiritual retreat? What about at a colourfully graffiti-tagged skate park? Is age important when deciding who is a visionary leader?

Recently Parks & Facilities Superintendent, Shaun Lesowski met a young man that strikes us as a visionary leader. Ajay Weintz is a George Elliot Secondary School student. On February 26th when one of the Parks crew was pruning trees at Swalwell Park, Ajay approached him and asked...

Climate Action Report for 2014 now available

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015 09:00 PM

Interested in knowing more about what the municipality is continuing to do about Climate Action and Carbon Neutral actions and innovations?

The District of Lake Country2014 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Public Report is now available.

District calls for referendum workers

Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2015 09:00 PM

Referendum election officials are needed to assist with the 2015 referendum set for Saturday, April 25 to approve the borrowing of up to $2.6 million for purchasing 50 per cent of the Okanagan Rail Corridor within District boundaries.

Those wishing to work the referendum can download and submit the application form online or pick one up at Municipal Hall. Election officials do not need to be eligible voters or residents of Lake Country to apply to work.

We need officials to work at each polling station,...