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Moratorium on moorage buoys still in effect

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 09:00 PM

Lake Country is working on a "seasonal moorage" program.

The September 15, 2015 moratorium prohibiting the installation of any more buoys is still in effect until regulations setting out a moorage buoys program are approved by Council.

Bylaw Enforcement is issuing tickets for any boats moored illegally for longer than 24 hours on any moorage buoys that have been placed in the lakes after the 2015 moratorium.

The province is responsible for issuing registration numbers for private moorage buoys, but...

Campfire Ban across the Central Okanagan

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 09:00 PM

With the Extreme Fire Hazard, starting this Friday, all campfires will be prohibited throughout all Central Okanagan municipalities and electoral area Fire Service Areas.

The ban takes effect at noon Friday, August 19th and will remain in effect until further notice.

As a result of the extremely dry conditions and extended period of hot, dry weather that has boosted the fire danger rating to extreme, local fire chiefs have decided to implement the total ban on campfires within all local government...

Swimming Advisory at Beasley and Reiswig Parks beach

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 09:00 PM

Beach Water Quality Advisory: Please note that Interior Health Authority has recommended the Central Okanagan Regional District post swim advisory signs at Reiswig Regional Park.

The District of Lake Country has followed suit and posted swim advisory signs on the adjoining Beasley Park on Wood Lake until further notice due to poor water quality.

Beach Water Quality
Lake water is not pristine, and beach water quality can fluctuate due to a number of factors including lake currents, runoff and the outflow...

Woodsdale Road Off-leash Dog Park to Close in September

Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2016 09:00 PM

The Woodsdale Rd off-leash dog park is closing in September. The SD23 property that the District was leasing for the Woodsdale Rd dog park has been sold.

Signage has been put up at the park and notice has been included in the Municipal News page of the Lake Country Calendar newspaper.

The District is working on a permanent solution to provide an off-leash dog area in Lake Country through the Parks & Recreation Master Planning process.
Community engagement in the solution is very important watch...

Playground added to Pioneer Park thanks to provincial funding

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2016 09:00 PM

Pioneer Park got a facelift and new playground funded by a provincial grant

In April 2015 Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick delivered a $35,000 grant to the District of Lake Country, in support of playground improvements for Pioneer Park in Oyama. Today he joined Mayor James Baker and Lake Country Council members, staff and community members to celebrate the completion of the park upgrades.

"The Infrastructure Services staff worked together to deliver an outstanding playground for families in Oyama,"...