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A Youth Perspective: Participating on Council

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

Article written by Dimitriy Radchenko published on the Municipal News page in the Lake Country Calendar newspaper publication of February 24, 2016.

As a youth councillor for 2015/2016 with the District of Lake Country (DLC) Mayor and Council, I have learned many things in the short time I've been involved. Things like: how and why bylaws are made and the plans Council has for our little, growing town.

I have been living in Lake Country for 8 years and never really understood how the municipality makes...

A Youth Perspective: The Rules of Roundabouts

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

Each month we will be featuring an article written by one of the youth members participating on Municipal Council. This article was provided by Jack Spalding-Jamieson (published on the Municipal News page in the Lake Country Calendar newspaper publication of December 2, 2015):

Quite recently, I came across news of a minor accident in one of the roundabouts in town that occurred due to failure to properly yield. Despite the roundabouts being in town for several years now, it seems to me that people...

Accessible podium for Council Chambers

Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2016 09:00 PM

Today members of the Access & Age-friendly Committee (AAFC) were introduced to a new accessible podium built by Parks staff for the Lake Country Council Chambers. The Committee provides insight and advice to Council on issues pertaining to enhanced access to District services for people of every age and ability. The Committee noted the presentation podium in the Council Chambers wasn't very user-friendly for all citizens; and two of the Parks staff took up the challenge to build a podium that...

Lake Country hosts indoor Children's Festival February 27th

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 09:00 PM

The first ever Lake Country Indoor Children's Festival presented by TD Bank is being hosted at the Lake Country Community Complex on Saturday, February 27th from 11am to 3pm. Complete with face painting, bouncy castle, caricatures by Marzio, a talent competition, Trixie the Clown, and entertainer Leif David in the Creekside Theatre; artisan booths, craft tables and a pop-up clothing store courtesy of Mamas for Mamas; plus multi-cultural activities like dancing, origami and henna to mention a few...

Lake Country receives Canadian Award for Financial Reporting

Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 09:00 PM

The Canadian Award for Financial Reporting has been awarded to the District of Lake Country by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2014 annual financial report. Mayor James Baker presented the Award to Chief Financial Officer Rose Bronswyk Kassa at a televised Council meeting Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

As the individual primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning report, Rose Bronswyk Kassa also received a Canadian Award for Financial...