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Council Starts the Budget Process and Other Interesting Stuff

Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 09:00 PM

I am back in the office after attending the Council meeting this evening and again I feel we have moved forward by many steps. The agenda was not huge but it certainly could have been a longer meeting. However, Council did some really good work attending to the important matters by giving the proper attention to those items that needed it and moving faster on items that had been abundantly discussed in other meetings. It is not easy to be an elected official but I again observed good leadership and...

Lake Country Focus on Business Continues to Increase

Posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 09:00 PM

The Union of BC Municipalities made an announcement a few weeks ago that Lake Country was one of the 15 finalists of the Open For Business provincial award. Although Lake Country did not win the award, the Minister of Small Business, the Hon. Naomi Yamamoto, clearly stated that the 15 finalists were the top business policy innovators in the Province. I believe this to be a testament to the hard work we put in over the last 4 years to change the way government business is done by focusing on what...

Local' more important to B.C. shoppers than organic'

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

An important part of living Life. The Okanagan Way' is enjoying all the benefits of being able to buy local fresh fruit and produce right next door at many of the local farm gate sales and Lake Country Farmers' Market. The growing agri-tourism industry reflects the interest that visitors have in experiencing a connection with the agricultural community, and yet we have that priviledge every day in Lake Country. Is it something you value?

The Vancouver Sun published an interesting article this weekend...

New highway opens new opportunities

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 09:00 PM

The new stretch of Highway 97 which opened in Lake Country on Friday, August 16, 2013 provides new opportunities for the whole community and region in many ways.

In terms of transportation, the four-lane section of highway, 9 kilometers in length, will provide safer and even slightly faster drive to and from Vernon. But this new stretch was built with safety in mind. Too many times, in fact, we read news of tragic accidents on the "old" stretch of Hwy 97, which is now called Pelmewash Parkway.

The...

Travelling the active way

Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 09:00 PM

smartTRIPS guest blog: travelling the active way

Are you travelling the active way? Biking and walking may seem like just recreational activities, but they're also a cost-effective and convenient form of transportation.

Active transportation can be an easy way to sneak in some exercise. Unsure of where or how to start? Consider different options when you need to run your next errand or are off on your daily commute. For example, carpool to work, bike to the farmers market or walk to your favourite...