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October 13th Start for Open Burning in the Central Okanagan

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 09:00 PM

Open burning season in the Central Okanagan will begin at 5:00 pm Friday, October 13th when air quality and venting conditions are good for those property owners obtaining a permit from their local fire authority.

Under Regional District and local fire bylaws permitted open burning season may start October 1st and must be complete on April 30th. This year, Central Okanagan fire chiefs decided with the elevated fire hazard to postpone issuing permits until October 13.

Eligible property owners must...

Support Lake Country Food Bank's great idea and application for an Aviva Community Fund grant

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 09:00 PM

The Lake Country Food Bank needs the voting power of the Okanagan Valley! We want to become the hub for a food recovery network within the Okanagan Valley and have applied to the Aviva Community Fund for a grant to make our dream a reality.

Here's how you can help: Register with the Aviva Community Fund at www.avivacommunityfund.org. You will be asked to register using Facebook or to provide your name and a valid email address and to create a password, so you can sign in. Registered participants have...

Beaver Lake Road CLOSED Oct 11-13

Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 09:00 PM

Please be advised that Beaver Lake Road will be CLOSED October 11-13, 2017 at Clark Creek in order to replace the culvert that was compromised during the spring flooding.

The road will be completed blocked for three days with NO thru traffic.

Please make your travel plans to consider the road closure dates.

Council members meet with BC ministers on Lake Country priorities

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017 09:00 PM

The September 25-29 Union of BC Municipalities conference saw Lake Country Council members meeting with provincial ministers to discuss priorities that are high on the community's list. Education, Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as Municipal Affairs and Health were the portfolios of most interest to Lake Country Council members.

In addition to stressing the urgency in addressing the Glenmore and Highway 97 intersection issues and the impact on Lake Country residents, Council members also...

Lake Country again recognized for reducing corporate GHG emissions

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017 09:00 PM

Lake Country has been awarded Level 3 recognition by the Joint Provincial UBCM Green Communities Committee for its progress, efforts and achievements in reducing corporate greenhouse gas emissions for the 2016 reporting year.

Lake Country signed the Climate Action Charter in 2007 making a commitment to work with the Province and UBCM to take action on climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the community and corporate operations. Lake Country demonstrated progress on fulfilling the commitments...