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Volunteers the unsung heroes of Lake Country

Posted on Sunday, April 06, 2014 09:00 PM

It's National Volunteer Week April 6-12, 2014

The Lake Country community is well known for its strong sense of community spirit. The altruistic activities that take place throughout Lake Country are not just done by the highly-visible volunteer service organizations such as the Lions Club, Kiwanis and Rotary, Food Bank, Hospital Auxiliary, or various church groups. We see every age group and every ability getting involved in diverse aspects of community service in Lake Country.

Volunteers are often...

Innovative technology used to keep drinking water safe

Posted on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 09:00 PM

Would a helmet- and tank-clad commercial diver coming out of a mound of earth high above Okanagan Lake catch your attention? It sure did catch mine . . .when I was invited this very cold February day to check out the innovative technology being used in Lake Country to clean the water reservoirs.

First, I should clarify that the water reservoir is not exactly an open body of water as I expected, but rather a concrete structure that is covered in earth and surrounded by a security fence you would...

Fiction vs. Reality: Budget Numbers in Lake Country

Posted on Sunday, December 22, 2013 09:00 PM

I just read an article in the Kelowna Daily Courier about the Budget process in Lake Country and, as was pointed out by our CFO Stephen Banmen, the only thing right in it was the population figure: 12,000 actually 12,041 at the end of 2012, the fifth fastest growing municipality in BC. The rest of the information was completely incorrect. I am not sure where the reporter got those numbers and information but certainly not from the District.

It is unfortunate because there are many rumours about the...

Keep holiday memories safe from fire hazards

Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013 09:00 PM

ince momentary carelessness can lead to a lifetime of regret, it is important to keep safety in mind during preparations for the busy holiday season. The Kelowna Fire Department has compiled a list of safety tips worth reviewing to ensure decorations and Christmas trees are tended to with appropriate care and attention.

We're happy to share the KFD checklist of safety tips to ensure everyone has a safe and happy Christmas.

Christmas trees and decorations

One in three Christmas tree fires is caused...

Firecrackers, skyrockets, Roman candles, squibs, torpedoes and fireballs are they part of your Halloween?

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 09:00 PM

With Halloween right around the corner Lake Country residents are sure to be getting excited about the spectacular community bonfire and fireworks display held at Beasley Park. Then in the background against the Lake Country hills, residents can usually hear the pop, burst and bangs of other private family Halloween celebrations taking place.

The event at Beasley is always a huge success, and is put on by trained fire professionals, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of everyone around. The smaller...