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Public Notice: Proposed Business Licensing Bylaw

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2017 09:00 PM

roposed Business Licensing Bylaw 1000, 2017 will be before Council for third reading at the May 16, 2017 Regular Council Meeting.

The District of Lake Country is soliciting the views of residents and businesses that may be affected by the proposed bylaw. Business Licensing Bylaw 1000, 2017 is available for review at the Municipal Hall Community Services Department (2nd floor) from Wednesday, May 10, 2017 and in the May 16, 2017 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Package found on the District's website...

What is happening with the cloudy run off seen in Oyama?

Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 09:00 PM

Thanks Al Gatzke for your presentation to Council during Public Comment at the televised Council Meeting May 2nd; and to the various residents that have emailed, called or sent messages through the District websiteasking about the cloudy/silty run off collecting in the ditches and running into Wood Lake with storm waters.

It has been speculated that this cloudy run off is coming from the nearby gravel pit on the west side of Pelmewash Parkway nearGatzke Rd and Hwy 97. The provincial Ministry of Energy...

Why and When is a Building Permit required?

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 09:00 PM

With the spring weather finally upon us, we are finding a lot of people proceeding with work that requires a building permit.

Why do you need to obtain a building permit?

Building permits allow your municipality to protect the interests of both individuals and the community as a whole. By reviewing and approving buildingplans before any work is done, the municipality can ensure that buildings comply with:

the BC Building Code, which sets standards for the design and construction of buildings to meet...

Open Burning Season Ends April 30th

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 09:00 PM

Eligible property owners with permits have until sunset Sunday, April 30th to wrap up any open burning in the Central Okanagan.

Under Regional District and local fire bylaws, if conditions are favourable, permitted open burning starts October 1st and must be complete by nightfall April 30th. Fire chiefs may however change the dates depending on the fire hazard in their specific area.

Until April 30th, those Central Okanagan residents with properties greater than one hectare will be allowed to burn...

Voting in the wards works well for residents

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 09:00 PM

The District of Lake Country held the fourth of five advance polls Monday, April 20 at the Okanagan Centre Hall with 335 electors casting their ballot. A total of 2080 electors (22.33% of eligible voters) cast ballots thus far at advance polls. General Voting Day is Saturday, April 25.

"The District acknowledges residents' concerns about tax increases, but by partnering with other governments we have taken steps to mitigate the cost of acquisition," said Mayor James Baker. "Protecting this corridor...