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Tanya Garost accepts position as Chief Financial Officer

Posted on Monday, May 09, 2016 09:00 PM

A new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be taking the reins at Lake Country on June 20th. With 14 years of progressive experience in local government, Chartered Accountant Tanya Garost was a front runner candidate for the position through the extensive recruitment and screening process.

"We are pleased to have Ms. Garost join the senior management team at Lake Country," said Chief Administrative Officer Alberto De Feo. "Besides a well-rounded range of experience and education, her board and volunteer...

Artsy bike lockers promote active transportation

Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2016 09:00 PM

Using the work of local artist, Sheila Tansey, two new bike lockers in Lake Country are now decked out as public art that promote active transportation. "We now have the best looking bike lockers in the region and we want to encourage more people to get out of cars and walk or cycle," said Director of Infrastructure Services, Greg Buchholz. "When they drive by the new bike locker at the roundabout at Bottom Wood Lake Rd and Berry Rd, by the bus stop, we hope people will think about using a more active...

Multi-modal Transportation A Driver for Economic Prosperity

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 09:00 PM

Active transportation is a broad term referring to non-motorized movement. Another commonly used term is "multi-modal transportation," which is similar but not the same. This term refers to transportation networks that enable numerous modes (e.g. walking, cycling, transit, cars, etc.).

Across North America there have been increased pressures on all orders of government to invest in multi-modal transportation networks, with greater emphasis on getting people out of their cars.

More than ever, communities...

Spring Open Burning ends April 30th

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 09:00 PM

Eligible property owners with permits have until dusk Saturday, 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...

Emergency Preparedness Week - Is Your Family Ready?

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 09:00 PM

What are you doing this Sunday, May 1st? That's the first day of Emergency Preparedness Week across the country. It would be a good opportunity for your family to update or make a plan for how you'd deal with a large scale emergency.

Experience has shown it's only a matter of time until you or someone you know will be impacted by an emergency. Last year, wildfires forced several hundred property owners from their homes in the Joe Rich and north Westside Road areas. Some were prepared, while others...