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Kevin Bowles and Heinz Brand presented with 30-year service award for Community Policing

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 04:03 PM

Mayor Blair Ireland and RCMP Sargeant Jon Collins presented Kevin Bowles and Heinz Brand with a 30-year service award for their volunteer efforts with Community Policing in Lake Country at the livestreamed Council meeting October 3, 2023.

When asked what first inspired him to join the Community Policing volunteers and what has kept him involved, Kevin Bowles said: “When I first signed up we did not have a detachment in, at that time, Winfield.  The one police car that was available could have...

Regular Council Meeting Highlights - October 3, 2023

Posted on Friday, October 06, 2023 11:47 AM

UBCM Community Emergency Preparedness Fund:

Council directed staff to apply for the UBCM Community Emergency Preparedness Fund in the amount of $30,000. If the application is successful, funds would be used to support the renewal and replacement of firefighter personal protective equipment. 

UBCM Firesmart Grant Application:

Council directed staff to make application to the combined 2024 and 2025 intake for the UBCM Community Resiliency Investment Fund. Applications are in the amount of up to $200...

Cooking Safety Starts with You! 2023 Fire Prevention Week

Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2023 03:30 PM

The Lake Country Fire Department is participating in Fire Prevention Week TM (FPW), October 8-14, 2023. This year’s FPW campaign is “Cooking safety starts with you. Pay attention to fire prevention.” which works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safer when cooking.  

“Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires and deaths,” said Fire...

Grant from Okanagan Basin Water Board for Wood Lake project

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023 04:18 PM

With the support of the District of Lake Country, Larratt Aquatic Consulting has received $25,000 from the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) grant program for their Wood Lake – What’s At Stake and What We Can Do About It? project. OBWB has a Water Conservation and Quality Improvement Grant program that provides funds to local governments and other organizations for projects that conserve and protect water. The funds from the grant will go towards the costs associated with the sampling program...

Campfire Ban ends for Central Okanagan

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023 03:05 PM

Effective September 28, 2023, the ban on campfires has been lifted in most Central Okanagan areas. Campfires are not permitted at any time within the City of Kelowna. 

The ban on campfires within local government fire jurisdictions in the Central Okanagan has been in place since June.  Recent showers and cooler, seasonal temperatures have lowered the potential fire danger rating. While open burning permits are NOT being issued at this time, fire chiefs continue to monitor conditions and will...