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LCFD Firefighters receive service Awards

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 09:00 PM

Bob Smith received his twenty five (25 year) Province of British Columbia long service award November 2016.

Bob started out as a firefighter in January 1991 at Carr's Landing Fire Department. Hereceived his NFPA firefighter 1 & 2 designation was on the rope rescue team. Bob is best known as the being in charge of the First Medical Responders program.

Bob decided to retire December 1, 2016 but will still remain active with fire department community events such as the annual food bank community drive.


Highest construction year in Lake Country history

Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2016 09:00 PM

2015 was the biggest construction year in Lake Country's 20 year history as a district municipality until now. In the first 11 months of 2016 all previous records have been surpassed with a 2016 year-to-date construction value of $91.7 million. On average since incorporation, there have been 76 single family residences built each year, but in 2016 there were 142 alone, plus 47 new secondary suites.

"Lake Country was one of the first municipalities in the Okanagan valley a few years ago to approve...

Pedestrian safety is a high priority in Lake Country

Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2016 09:00 PM

Ever wonder how winter road maintenance and sidewalk clearing fits into the 'Getting around Lake Country in safe and enjoyable ways' theme for the Transportation for Tomorrow Plan? Snow and ice conditions on any travel surface road or pedestrian pathway seem to take the "safe and enjoyable" out of the equation. The Transportation for Tomorrow theme guides our activities to ensure that vulnerable users (like pedestrians) come first.The daily commute along Bottom Wood Lake Road for anyone going to...

Pet respirators are now onboard LCFD trucks

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 09:00 PM

Tri Lake Animal Hospital has donated two sets of oxygen masks for all critters sized super small to large so the Lake Country Fire Department can give needed oxygen to pets in distress in an emergency situation.

Dr. Jessica Treen and assistant Jen Schneider demonstrated the use of the oxygen masks for firefighters with the cooperation of Cole, a rescue bunny from Warren Peace Bunny Sanctuary in Oyama, and Patches' the Tri Lake Animal Hospital CPR training dog'.

"We want to make sure the furry family...

Public Art Advisory Commission unveils Birdhouse Sculptures at community park

Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2016 09:00 PM

The Lake Country Public Art Advisory Commission held a formal ceremony November 26th to unveil the Birdhouse Sculptures installed on the small piece of parkland at the corner of Hwy 97 and Berry Rd Each of the artists commissed for the bird house sculptures provided a statement on their inspiration and motivation for the piece they designed: Denise Wandt

From the very moment that I read about this call for Artists, I had this birdhouse in my minds eye. I have always loved a bright whimsical Folk...