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Bears Are Back, Take Responsibility for your Trash

Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021 09:00 AM

Central Okanagan residents have a role in reducing potential wildlife conflicts.

 

The Regional Waste Reduction Office encourages everyone to keep neighbourhoods safe by managing everything that attract bears and other wildlife around your home, including your household garbage. 

 

Facilitator Rae Stewart says with a warmer spring, Conservation Officers already report that bears are out earlier than normal, with many sightings in neighborhoods throughout the Central Okanagan. “That means...

All about algae: new website helps people identify algae blooms in BC lakes

Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 06:00 AM

Today the BC Ministry of Environment has launched a new website with information about lake monitoring and algae blooms which will be of interest to Lake Country residents: 

Read the News Release on the BC website or view the shared content below: 

Known for its clear warm water and extensive shoreline, Shuswap Lake in B.C.’s southern Interior is an outdoor paradise for many people during the hot summer months.

But last July, a rare phenomenon occurred when a large algal bloom filled most...

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Council Meeting Highlights - May 4th, 2021

Posted on Friday, May 07, 2021 04:00 AM

Crossing Agreement Covenant:

Council authorized staff to enter into Crossing Agreement Covenants with 6 (six) property owners using a 100m shared driveway encroachment within the District’s road dedication located at 18263 Crystal Waters Road. Staff will report back to Council with more information on the 80m retaining wall encroachment.

Development Variance Permit:

Council referred the application for 18263 Crystal Waters Road back to staff to work with the applicant on the site plan including reducing...

Emergency Water Outage in Winfield (Bond Rd/Davidson area) Monday, May 3

Posted on Monday, May 03, 2021 05:00 PM

Due to a water main break on Bond Rd Monday evening around 6:45 pm, a temporary shut down of the water main is required to make repairs May 3.

 

Areas affected include Bond Rd and all areas north of Davidson (Daniel Dr, Mulberry, Edan Pl, Blair Crt, Lacresta, Artella, Robinson, Brew Rd, Lakewood, as well as Jane, Mimac, Pretty Rd north of Roberts Rd, Middleton Rd.  Some properties in the Bond Rd area may only experience reduced water pressure. 

 

It is anticipated that repairs and...

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Okanagan Centre Park - what do you think?

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021 06:15 AM

Let's Talk - Lake Country. The District’s parks team is kicking off a park improvement project for Okanagan Centre Park. The primary objective of this project is to address three main functional issues that were identified during the most recent Parks and Recreation Master Planning process.  These include:

 

          • Washroom Facilities
          • Accessibility & Circulation
          • Picnic Area

Prior to development of a conceptual design to be presented to Council for budget approval,  the team wants to hear from...