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The "Who Moved My Cheese?" Syndrome

Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012 09:00 PM

I just realized that it has been a few months since my last post. I miss gathering my thoughts and sharing them. The fact of the matter is that I was busy affecting change in the organization. It was not easy but it was necessary.

The corporation of the District of Lake Country was created in 1995 and the main concern in the first few years since its birth' was to learn' its place and role in the community. Then there was the economic boom and the organization was busy handling and managing tremendous...

Roads and Water Projects Moving Forward in Lake Country

Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2012 09:00 PM

Many changes are occurring within the Lake Country local government organization and to the way the District does business. However, notwithstanding the difficult times we are going through, I actually have something positive to talk to you about, milestones achieved in moving towards our goal of creating a more liveable community with vibrant and environmentally friendly transportation networks. A few projects that you've heard about in this blog, the news media and from Mayor Baker and Council...

Beasley Park gets a Grant

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 09:00 PM

When Premier Christy Clark announced the funding to be provided through the Community Recreation Program, at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in September 2011, the District of Lake Country wasted no time in putting together a case for receiving a grant to renovate the Beasley Park community centre and add lighting to the fields.

How excited we were to find out that $400,000 in funding from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development was approved for the proposed projects...

Council Approves Preliminary Budget

Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 09:00 PM

As many of you would know, Council has been deliberating on the 2012 budget for the last few weeks. On Thursday, March 8th (International Women's Day and I hope you did not forget to honour the women in your life), Council concluded the first part of deliberations by approving a provisional' budget pending further adjustments that may be recommended as part of the Business Systems Review, which is underway. Council had to deal with infrastructure and capital pressures, impact on the taxpayers, and...

Census Stats and other Lake Country stuff

Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 09:00 PM

The numbers are out and Stats Canada has released them. In the last five years Lake Country has grown in population a total of 21.9% and has now 11,708 people living "Life. The Okanagan Way". Lake Country is the fastest growing municipality in the Central Okanagan and the Central Okanagan is the fastest growing area in BC, second only to Greater Vancouver. 21.9% means an average of 4.38% annually, which is above the 3% average forecast in our Official Community Plan. Now this does not mean that we...