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Lake Country economy continues to boom

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 09:00 PM

It's hard to miss what's happening in Lake Country these days as the community continues to break historic records for economic growth. Hot on the heels of a province-wide Open for Business Award, the booming Okanagan community continues to set the pace for both residential construction and new commercial activity.

"While 2016 was the busiest construction year since incorporation in 1995, with $92,832,229 in total construction activity; the first quarter of 2017 has blasted by the first quarter figures...

Lake Country by-election nomination packages now available

Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 09:00 PM

Anyone thinking of running as a Candidate in the June 24, 2017 By-election will want to read through all of the information provided in the By-election section of the www.lakecountry.bc.ca website. Only two seats for Council are included in this By-election: Oyama Ward Councillor and Carr's Landing Ward Councillor. Candidate Nomination Packages are available for download and for hard copy pick up at Lake Country Municipal Hall (10150 Bottom Wood Lake Road).

Nomination documents must be filed between...

Moorage Buoys Open House events & survey collects citizen input

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

The District of Lake Country is reaching out to the community to understand local opinions about moorage buoys along the shores of Okanagan, Kalamalka and Wood Lakes.

Moorage buoys are the mechanisms designed to secure a boat or other water vessel by means of cables, anchors or other devices.

The District's Zoning Bylaw (No. 561) does not allow permanent moorage buoys along the shoreline of local lakes (although some moorage buoys were in place prior to the adoption of the bylaw in 2008). The District's...

Innovative approach to storm water disposal through sensitive hillside

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 09:00 PM

In collaboration with the District of Lake Country, the developer of the Lakestone community is taking an innovative approach to storm water management in the new Benchlands neighbourhood with the goal of protecting sensitive natural areas and avoiding hillside scaring in Okanagan Centre.

Site development along Tyndall Road for the Benchlands neighbourhood has been ongoing through 2016. As part of the storm water management plan for the Benchlands, a portion of the storm water collected in the subdivision...

Councillor steps down, accepts new staff position at the District

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 09:00 PM

Matt Vader accepts position as the new Manager of Strategic & Support Services in the municipality.

Carr's Landing Ward Councillor, Matt Vader, has tendered his resignation to the Corporate Officer and accepted a new staff position as the Manager of Strategic & Support Services at the District of Lake Country. Vader was awarded the position after a thorough recruitment process and starts work in his new role on April 10, 2017 at Lake Country Municipal Hall. The position reports directly to...