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Coral Beach boat launch now CLOSED

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 09:00 PM

Coral Beach boat launch (with our highest dock on Okanagan Lake) is now underwater and is CLOSED until further notice.Boating advisories on Central Okanagan lakes have been in place for over 2 weeks as levels are rising and swells in wind create more severe conditions. Any boats still on lifts at docks should be removed. If you have to get a boat off the lake, the less formal launch area at Gable Road end is still available in Carr's Landing.Residents and visitors should continue to find wake-free...

District staff & residents continue to battle rising waters

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 09:00 PM

Lake Country citizens are thanked for their patience as District staff continue to extend themselves in addressing the significant volume and magnitude of flood-related damage throughout the community.

Maintaining daily operations, while working with specialist contractors and coordinated response through the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre, has been a challenge over the past month and it is expected to continue for at least another month.

A flood emergency is very different from other...

Lake Country residents invited to provide input on their community at casual arts event

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 09:00 PM

Lake Country Residents invited to gather June 7th to celebrate community and talk about growth

Lake Country, BC - On June 7th at 7pm, Lake Country residents will gather forOn Point: Choosing Our Future in Lake Country, a casual evening of meaningful community conversation themed around what residents love about Lake Country and the local challenges relating to growth and change in the community.

On Point will kick off several community engagement sessions throughout the summer as part of the District's...

Reminder: Pioneer Park CLOSED

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 09:00 PM

As the flooding emergency in the Central Okanagan approaches the one-month mark, officials are urging the public to be alert to a variety of health and safety hazards caused by high water levels.Since someone cut through the temporary fencing put in place to make it obvious that Pioneer Park was CLOSED, Moduloc fencing and signage were installed May 30th to reinforce the following:- Parents are asked to keep children out of dirty shallow water to prevent any health risks posed by standing water.-...

Lake Country back to regular irrigation schedule

Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017 09:00 PM

Agricultural irrigation is back in operation. Residential irrigation is back to status quo with odd/even watering schedules that are the norm at this time of year.

As a result of flooding and impacts to the water intake infrastructure, on May 8th the District of Lake Country issued an Urgent Water Notice advising that citizens should restrict their water use to domestic use only with no outdoor irrigation. Then May 17th that restriction was eased and domestic water users were requested to irrigate...