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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...

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund invests in Lake Country

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017 09:00 PM

Mayor Baker was invited to speak along with MP Stephen Fuhr and MLA Norm Letnick and other dignitaries at a media event in Kelowna Friday, March 17th to announce some significant investments in water infrastructure.

"Our federal government listened carefully to our priorities and is supporting our local water needs. Thanks to today's announcement, Kelowna-Lake Country and municipalities across the Okanagan and BC are benefitting from our federal government's commitment to support public infrastructure....

Lake Country Museum and Archives seeks part-time manager

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 09:00 PM

Manager: Lake Country Museum and Archives

The Museum and Archives is looking for a self-directed individual with good supervisory and training skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a requirement. Grant writing and project management skills are an asset. The position is sixteen hours a week.

The Museum and Archives is a non-profit society located in Lake Country. With the exception of the Manager, the operations of the society are run by society volunteers. The position reports...

New sprinkler requirements for four-storey wood-frame buildings

Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 09:00 PM

The Province has announced:

An update to the BC Building Code will require fire sprinklers to be installed on the balconies of all new four-storey wood-frame residential buildings.

Under the current BC Building Code, sprinklers generally are not required on balconies or in attics in residential buildings four storeys and under, but are generally required in residential buildings greater than four storeys.

The updated 2015 National Building Code, on which BC Building Code updates are based, requires...