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Lake Country to receive funding to update agricultural water meters

Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 09:00 PM

Project approved under Canada's Small Communities Fund

Residents of Winfield, Carr's Landing and Okanagan Centre will benefit from updated water meters thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund.

The backflow prevention devices on agricultural connections being installed in these Lake Country communities will help protect the water system from contamination. This project requires updating approximately 200 water meters with new ones....

Emergency Support Services Celebrates Volunteers

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015 09:00 PM

A core group of dedicated volunteers are always ready to answer the call when anyone in the Central Okanagan needs help because they've been displaced by an emergency.

Members of the Central Okanagan Emergency Support Services organization, more often known by the acronym E-S-S, gathered last evening to recognize the service milestones of some of their volunteers.

This year, 21 ESS members provided a combined 125 years of service through the volunteer organization.

Central Okanagan Emergency Program...

Are You Ready to 'Grab and Go'?

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 09:00 PM

If an emergency official was on your doorstep and told you that you had 15 minutes to leave your home, would your family be ready? Or would you be scrambling through your house grabbing anything within reach?

This scenario has been a real one for thousands of Central Okanagan families as a result of previous emergencies. For those who prepared Grab and Go' kits in advance, it was easier than it was for those families that didn't.

The Central Okanagan's Regional Emergency Program Coordinator says preparing...

2014 Annual Report available

Posted on Monday, June 08, 2015 09:00 PM

Councilreceived the District of Lake Country's 2014 Annual Report at its Regular Council Meeting on June 16, 2015, and sought public comment on the document prior to approving it. View the Final adopted version in digital magazine format by clicking on the graphic below.

The 2014 Annual Reportwas available for review at the Municipal Hall Customer Service Centre and on the District's website from May 22, 2015. Thanks for your patience with the download it is a large document and it may take a few...

Okanagan Rail Corridor legal decision

Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2015 09:00 PM

The Okanagan Indian Band injunction claim on the sale and purchase agreement of the Okanagan Rail Corridor has been dismissed.B.C. Supreme Court Justice Meyers ruled today that the Okanagan Indian Band claim does not meet the three-part test that merits an injunction, rejecting it on the grounds that there would be no �irreparable harm� if the injunction were not granted and that the �balance of convenience� does not weigh in favour of an injunction.Local governments will proceed on closing the sale...