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Lake Country and Communities in Bloom is all about Life. The Okanagan Way.

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 09:00 PM

You might think the name makes it sound like the focus is on flowers and gardens, but in reality the Communities in Bloom program is all about getting people involved in making their community a better place in which to live, work, and visit. Inspiring citizen and civic involvement in enhancing the community's resilience and liveability is a primary goal of the program.

This is the second year that Lake Country has participated in the program, and we look at it as a catalyst to inventory assets and...

New Council Busy Fulfilling Its Vision

Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012 09:00 PM

Summer is finally here and our new Council has already been in office almost eight months. I can certainly say that those months have not been dull. Between bustling activities and major changes, the District seems to be on a roll. This is good especially in times of economic difficulties like those we are living through now.

One thing local governments do not do enough is celebrating accomplishments and reflecting upon them. Most of the time, we are busy doing things or responding to customer requests....

Fixing a piece of infrastructure is more cost-effective than having it fail

Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 09:00 PM

At a strategic session on Tuesday, June 12th, District of Lake Country Mayor and Council were applauded for a decision made two years ago that paid dividends this past weekend during high water flows in Vernon Creek.

Over 40 years ago the Vernon Creek spillway infrastructure was constructed. The lifespan and deterioration of a piece of municipal infrastructure is calculated at the time of initial construction in this case 1970 and then monitored as the years pass by and usage and environmental...

From hay field to premier soccer facility

Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 09:00 PM

Beasley Park is a community legacy thanks to thousands of hours of volunteer work, several fundraising projects and donations from local businesses and individuals. When the Lake Country Soccer Society (LCSS) has a vision, they see it through to fruition; and in this case, the broader community has benefited from their dedicated efforts.

To bring you up to speed on how the past 20 years has unfolded resulting in Beasley Park being transformed from a hay field to one of the premier soccer facilities...

The "Who Moved My Cheese?" Syndrome

Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012 09:00 PM

I just realized that it has been a few months since my last post. I miss gathering my thoughts and sharing them. The fact of the matter is that I was busy affecting change in the organization. It was not easy but it was necessary.

The corporation of the District of Lake Country was created in 1995 and the main concern in the first few years since its birth' was to learn' its place and role in the community. Then there was the economic boom and the organization was busy handling and managing tremendous...