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Lake Country, choose your time and place to vote

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:00 PM

By taking a few minutes to look ahead at voting options, Lake Country residents can pick the most convenient time and place to cast their vote for April's referendum to borrow up to $2.6 million for the 50 per cent purchase of the Okanagan Rail Corridor within District boundaries.

"Local governments remain committed to acquisition of the rail corridor based on the understanding that CN is a private corporation with registered title to the corridor land and the legal rights to sell it," said Michael...

Egg addling program continues to control goose population

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2015 09:00 PM

In the continuing effort to control the Canada Goose population in the Okanagan Valley, the Okanagan Valley Goose Management Program is about to initiate its annual egg addling program.

Now in its ninth year, this program continues to prevent an increase of the non-migratory resident goose population of approximately 2,500 birds that inhabit the valley all year-round. Trained contractors have already been searching for pairs and nesting sites and hope to complete the addling program by mid-May.

"Most...

Hockey youth join seniors for clean up kick off!

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2015 09:00 PM

At 10a.m. Wednesday morning (April 1st) a unique gathering of volunteers including brawny hockey players, naturalists, and various walking groups will join forces for a huge clean-up of Mission Creek Regional Park. And they're challenging YOU to do the same, use 20 minutes of your day for some good old fashioned spring cleaning at your favorite park, stretch of roadway, neighborhood, school, or place of business.

It's all part of the Community 20 Minute Make Over sponsored by the Regional District's...

Okanagan Rail Corridor acquisition update

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 09:00 PM

The Okanagan Indian Band has informed the inter-jurisdictional acquisition team it plans legal action to try and block the sale of the discontinued CN rail corridor between Kelowna and Coldstream.

The letter of intent from the law firm of Ratcliff & Company was sent to CN, the federal and provincial governments, City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country and the Regional District of the North Okanagan. The inter-jurisdictional team has not received a copy of the legal claim and has no knowledge...

Mail ballot voting options

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015 09:00 PM

If you won't be in town for the referendum on April 25, 2015 or during any of the advance polls on April 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21, you may still be able to vote by mail. Lake Country is seeking elector assent through a referendum to approve the borrowing of up to $2.6 million for purchasing 50 per cent of the Okanagan Rail Corridor within District boundaries.

Eligible voters (including non-resident property electors (NRPE)) with disabilities, illness or injury that affects their ability to visit a voting...