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District calls for referendum workers

Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2015 09:00 PM

Referendum election officials are needed to assist with the 2015 referendum set for Saturday, April 25 to approve the borrowing of up to $2.6 million for purchasing 50 per cent of the Okanagan Rail Corridor within District boundaries.

Those wishing to work the referendum can download and submit the application form online or pick one up at Municipal Hall. Election officials do not need to be eligible voters or residents of Lake Country to apply to work.

We need officials to work at each polling station,...

2015 Referendum going Social

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 09:00 PM

The District of Lake Country has announced the details of the upcoming referendum and launched a referendum webpage, complete with links to social media sites.

"With more and more residents turning to the internet for their news, social media is a great way to stay up-to-date or engage with the process" says Deputy Chief Election Officer Willene Perez. "We want to provide residents easy access to voting information and encourage them to find out more about the Okanagan Rail Corridor acquisition."

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Much is happening in Lake Country

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 09:00 PM

Many members of the public have noticed and continue to notice a flurry of activity in Lake Country. The new Council has been very busy and there seems to be no slowing down in sight. A number of residents have asked me to provide a summary of what is happening and I am very happy to do so.

ARENA ICE SHEET:

In the last couple of years we have noticed a deterioration of the ice sheet at the Arena. After reviewing the sheet conditions it was established that it has come to the end of its life. We have...

Lake Country Fastest Growing Municipality in Province

Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2015 09:00 PM

Recently released figures from the Province have confirmed that Lake Country is officially the fastest-growing municipality in British Columbia, with the rapidly-evolving Okanagan community growing a whopping 5.6 percent between 2013 and 2014. Incorporated on May 2, 1995, the idyllic community nestled between Kelowna and Vernon is rapidly approaching its twentieth birthday a fitting time to reflect on the growth from an amalgamation of four rural communities to a vibrant town of over 13,000 today....

Okanagan Rail Corridor borrowing goes to referendum

Posted on Tuesday, March 03, 2015 09:00 PM

Mayor and Council initiated a referendum on Tuesday, March 3rd for approval to borrow up to $2,615,000 to fund the purchase of a 50 per cent share of the 16 kilometres of the Okanagan Rail Corridor within the District boundaries.

"It is critical for all residents to come out to vote, to ensure they have their say in shaping our community's future and to be informed in making that decision," said Mayor James Baker.

Referendum voting will be held the following dates and at locations in all four wards...