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Campfire Ban ends Sept 2 in Central Okanagan

Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2016 09:00 PM

Effective noon today, the ban on campfires will be lifted in most Central Okanagan areas. Campfires are not permitted at any time within the City of Kelowna.

The ban on campfires within local government fire jurisdictions in the Central Okanagan has been in place since August 19th. Forecast showers and cooler temperatures are expected to reduce the potential fire threat.

Starting this afternoon, campfires will again be allowed within the Regional District of Central Okanagan fire protection areas (Ellison,...

Creekside Theatre kicks off fall show series

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 09:00 PM

Discover Lake Country's Creekside Theatre

Anyone looking for an affordable evening of live entertainment is invited to discover Lake Country's Creekside Theatre. The Creekside Theatre launches its fall performance series during ArtWalk with a West Coast Latin Style Dance Band Mazacote performing Saturday, September 10th.

Lake Country's Cultural Development Coordinator, Ryan Donn, has a diverse range of live shows booked for the theatre from September through November with everything from Rock, Country,...

Swimming Advisory REMOVED for beaches at Beasley & Reiswig Parks on Wood Lake

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 09:00 PM

Beach water test results this weekhave improvedand the August 19th Swimming /Beach Water Quality Advisory has been REMOVED for Beasley Park and Reiswig Park on Wood Lake.

Enjoy the water!

Beach Water Quality Lake water is not pristine, and beach water quality can fluctuate due to a number of factors including lake currents, runoff and the outflow of creeks, changing environmental factors and waterfowl and animal waste.

Additionally, Water Quality is typically poorer in the summer when the warm weather...

Moratorium on moorage buoys still in effect

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 09:00 PM

Lake Country is working on a "seasonal moorage" program.

The September 15, 2015 moratorium prohibiting the installation of any more buoys is still in effect until regulations setting out a moorage buoys program are approved by Council.

Bylaw Enforcement is issuing tickets for any boats moored illegally for longer than 24 hours on any moorage buoys that have been placed in the lakes after the 2015 moratorium.

The province is responsible for issuing registration numbers for private moorage buoys, but...

Campfire Ban across the Central Okanagan

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 09:00 PM

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

The ban takes effect at noon Friday, August 19th 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...