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Momma Bear and Cubs Spotted on Rail Trail

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 09:00 PM

A momma bear and cubs have been seen on the rail trail along Wood Lake. If you are going to use the trail, please be aware and be prepared! Be alert, sing or talk, don't walk alone, and don't get between momma and her cubs. Remember - the rail corridor is still an undeveloped trail, not routinely maintained and CN's contractor is still hard at work along the trail - use at your own risk.

Council shakes up regulations with new blasting bylaw

Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2016 09:00 PM

Blasting permits now required in Lake Country

Council adopted Blasting Bylaw 965, 2016 setting out regulations for blasting in Lake Country. Blasting permits can be issued for 90-days and will require a pre-blast survey, notifications and reporting. Council also put fines of $500 in place for failing to comply with the bylaw by adopting MTI Amendment Bylaw 966, 2016 and Bylaw Notice Enforcement Amendment Bylaw 967, 2016.

The general absence of blasting regulations in the District of Lake Country has...

Development Cost Charges (DCCs) updated to reflect current costs and growth trends

Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 09:00 PM

At their September 6, 2016 meeting, Mayor and Council adopted a new Development Cost Charge Bylaw.

Development Cost Charges (DCCs) are usedto finance the costs to provide road, drainage, water and sewer services for the projected growth in population. DCCs are funds that are collected from land developers, by a municipality, to ensure that development pays its fair share. Expansion and development often lead directly to an increase in the demand for sewer, water, drainage, parks and roads.

"The District...

Campfire Ban ends Sept 2 in Central Okanagan

Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2016 09:00 PM

Effective noon today, the ban on campfires will be lifted in most Central Okanagan areas. Campfires are not permitted at any time within the City of Kelowna.

The ban on campfires within local government fire jurisdictions in the Central Okanagan has been in place since August 19th. Forecast showers and cooler temperatures are expected to reduce the potential fire threat.

Starting this afternoon, campfires will again be allowed within the Regional District of Central Okanagan fire protection areas (Ellison,...

Creekside Theatre kicks off fall show series

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

Discover Lake Country's Creekside Theatre

Anyone looking for an affordable evening of live entertainment is invited to discover Lake Country's Creekside Theatre. The Creekside Theatre launches its fall performance series during ArtWalk with a West Coast Latin Style Dance Band Mazacote performing Saturday, September 10th.

Lake Country's Cultural Development Coordinator, Ryan Donn, has a diverse range of live shows booked for the theatre from September through November with everything from Rock, Country,...