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Free transit for the rest of November & discount for December or reimbursement

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 09:00 PM

As a thank you to our customers for their patience, BC Transit, the Province of BC and the local government partners of the Kelowna Regional Transit system will provide free transit service for the remainder of November.

Customers have the choice of purchasing a 3-week discounted December pass, or receiving a refund of three weeks for their November transit pass. In order to redeem either one, customers must return their November transit pass.

Discounted December passes can be purchased at any transit...

No smoking in Lake Country public spaces starting January

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 09:00 PM

Local government takes action to protect the health of all citizens by reducing the harmful impact of tobacco use

Anyone in Lake Country thinking ahead to setting the goal to quit smoking in 2017 will get some help with their resolution from the new Smoking Regulation Bylaw 954, 2016 adopted by Council July 5, 2016, which comes into effect January 5, 2017.

"Smoking exposure is known to be a health hazard," said Holly Flinkman, Human Resources and Safety Manager. "Secondhand smoke is a "class A" carcinogen...

Bike lanes on Davidson Rd cause frustration

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 09:00 PM

Vehicles stopped and parked in the bike lane by Davidson Road Elementary have been the source of some confusion and conflict recently the lack of bike lane markings and bylaw enforcement has contributed to the issue. Although District staff recognized that parking along Davidson Road has occurred for quite some time, the issue of obstructing the bike lanes was brought up at a meeting with the RDCO Clean Air & Safe Routes 4 Schools committee on October 28th at Davidson Road Elementary. The committee...

Temporary off-leash dog park set up by Woodsdale Tennis Courts

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2016 09:00 PM

While a long term dog park site is being developed pets can use a temporarily fenced site on Woodsdale Road for exercise

Dog owners in Lake Country have been wondering where to take their four-legged furry family members for an off-leash run and some socializing since the Woodsdale Road off-leash park closure was announced in September.

While work has been ongoing to prepare a 5-acre parkland site on Cemetery Road to become the new long term off-leash dog park, the time constraints with weather and...

Rail Trail October campaign surpasses target

Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2016 09:00 PM

Trail enthusiasts are thrilled with the results of last month�s donation matching campaign for the Okanagan Rail Trail and the generosity of local communities.Late in September, seven generous trail supporters came forward offering to match donations received during October up to a total of $500,000. Communities came through, and although final tallies will not be available until next week, the goal of $500,000 was exceeded adding over $1 million in one month.� This brings the total to just over...