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Keep holiday memories safe from fire hazards

Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013 09:00 PM

ince momentary carelessness can lead to a lifetime of regret, it is important to keep safety in mind during preparations for the busy holiday season. The Kelowna Fire Department has compiled a list of safety tips worth reviewing to ensure decorations and Christmas trees are tended to with appropriate care and attention.

We're happy to share the KFD checklist of safety tips to ensure everyone has a safe and happy Christmas.

Christmas trees and decorations

One in three Christmas tree fires is caused...

Firecrackers, skyrockets, Roman candles, squibs, torpedoes and fireballs are they part of your Halloween?

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 09:00 PM

With Halloween right around the corner Lake Country residents are sure to be getting excited about the spectacular community bonfire and fireworks display held at Beasley Park. Then in the background against the Lake Country hills, residents can usually hear the pop, burst and bangs of other private family Halloween celebrations taking place.

The event at Beasley is always a huge success, and is put on by trained fire professionals, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of everyone around. The smaller...

Council Starts the Budget Process and Other Interesting Stuff

Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 09:00 PM

I am back in the office after attending the Council meeting this evening and again I feel we have moved forward by many steps. The agenda was not huge but it certainly could have been a longer meeting. However, Council did some really good work attending to the important matters by giving the proper attention to those items that needed it and moving faster on items that had been abundantly discussed in other meetings. It is not easy to be an elected official but I again observed good leadership and...

Lake Country Focus on Business Continues to Increase

Posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 09:00 PM

The Union of BC Municipalities made an announcement a few weeks ago that Lake Country was one of the 15 finalists of the Open For Business provincial award. Although Lake Country did not win the award, the Minister of Small Business, the Hon. Naomi Yamamoto, clearly stated that the 15 finalists were the top business policy innovators in the Province. I believe this to be a testament to the hard work we put in over the last 4 years to change the way government business is done by focusing on what...

Local' more important to B.C. shoppers than organic'

Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 09:00 PM

An important part of living Life. The Okanagan Way' is enjoying all the benefits of being able to buy local fresh fruit and produce right next door at many of the local farm gate sales and Lake Country Farmers' Market. The growing agri-tourism industry reflects the interest that visitors have in experiencing a connection with the agricultural community, and yet we have that priviledge every day in Lake Country. Is it something you value?

The Vancouver Sun published an interesting article this weekend...