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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...

January 29 DJ Skate Cancelled

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 09:00 PM

The January 29 DJ Skate has been CANCELLED due to a WDMHA playoff game. Come out and cheer for Winfield�s Bantam Rep team in the first game of a best of three playoff series! Watch Winfield vs Clearwater - Friday, January 29 at 6:45 p.m.

Cougar Sighting Pada Road Oyama

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2016 09:00 PM

Residents in Oyamaplease keep your eyes open! We have had reports of a cougar sighting around the Pada Road area. Conservation Serviceshas been notified but for any further sightings please call Conservation at 1-800-663-9453.

Here's some information on bear and cougar sightings, including what their tracks look like, from the Ministry of Environment.

How does your assessment relate to municipal taxes?

Posted on Sunday, January 17, 2016 09:00 PM

BC Assessment's role is to determine the fair market value of properties. The property assessment is used to determine your share of taxes. Council's role is to determine the amount of taxes required to operate the municipality and set the tax rate. The tax rate is set by bylaw and sets a rate for each class as defined on the BC Assessment Roll. This rate applies to each $1,000 of taxable value of land and improvements.

Each year, Council, during its budgetary process, approves the amount of revenue...

Safety Transportation a Priority in Lake Country

Posted on Sunday, January 17, 2016 09:00 PM

The reality of being the fastest growing municipality in BC is not lost on Council, staff and the community. Just over five years ago, Council was told that our roads were in dire need of renewal, repair and maintenance. After all, we have 200 kms of roads, which, for a population one tenth that of Kelowna, is humongous, as my son would say. Our residents want roads that are safe and in good conditions so that they can drive or walk around without the concerns that someone may hit a pedestrian as...