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20 Minutes for Clean Up Blitz?

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 09:00 PM

Do you have 20 minutes to spare to make a difference in your community? At 10 a.m. on Friday April 1st the Regional Waste Reduction Office challenges you to give just twenty minutes of your time to the 20 Minute Make-Over an annual community-wide spring clean-up blitz.

"The 20 Minute Make Over kick starts Community Clean Up month for all of April," says Waste Reduction Facilitator Cynthia Coates. "The challenge: take just 20 minutes of your day on Friday April 1st at 10am, and do a little spring...

Public input opportunity for Okanagan Rail Trail

Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 09:00 PM

The Inter-jurisdictional Development Team is preparing a planning and design process to create a continuous corridor on the recently acquired rail route.�The intention is to develop the corridor in phases, with the initial phase being construction of a gravel trail with road crossings, signage, fencing, and barriers to provide a basic level of safe and accessible use by pedestrians and cyclists,� said Andrew Gibbs, Inter-jurisdictional Development Team Project Manager.Input will be gathered for the...

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...