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Pelmewash Parkway ownership transferred to Lake Country

Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2017 09:00 PM

The District of Lake Country and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure have signed an agreement for the transfer of ownership of Pelmewash Parkway.

"Although we've had our share of challenging natural disasters and emergencies that have impacted many in our community lately," said Mayor James Baker, "everyone agrees that the Pelmewash Parkway corridor will be a significant public asset which will really define Lake Country. We appreciate the support from Norm Letnick in helping us to work...

Barkley Road re-opened to thru traffic

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 09:00 PM

Good news for Carr's Landing residents and visitors that use Barkley Road to access their property . . . restoration work started on June 26 and was completed and the road opened to thru traffic on June 30th.

If you missed what was happening, check out the June 13th News item to see photos and understand more about the behind the scenes work that took place to get this gravel road back in operation after significant water erosion.

Glenmore Road & Hwy 97 traffic woes

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

The District receives a lot of feedback from the public regarding congestion at the Highway 97 / Glenmore-Beaver Lake intersection.

Although located within the District of Lake Country boundaries, this intersection is owned by, and is the responsibility of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI). Both the District and MOTI are aware that traffic at this intersection can become problematic during peak traffic periods. The current Highway improvement works in Kelowna have only served...

Campfire Ban starts noon July 7, 2017

Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2017 09:00 PM

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

The ban begins at noon Friday, July 7th 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 fire jurisdictions in the Regional...

Flood recovery update (boating, water quality, sandbags and docks)

Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2017 09:00 PM

Water quality

In the interest of public safety, Interior Health, local governments and water purveyors in the Central Okanagan regularly test for drinking water and beach water quality. At the present time latest results show all beach water quality in this region is good. If there are fluctuations with drinking water, each water utility in consultation with Interior Health provides the appropriate update and information for its residents and water customers. For updates, visit the Water Samples...