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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...

Local ex-councillor takes on role of Community Development Manager

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015 09:00 PM

A familiar local resident of Lake Country has been hired by the District as the new Community Development Manager. Former councillor Jamie McEwan, BA, MA, was awarded the position after a thorough recruitment process. After serving one term on municipal council, Jamie's focus remains on family and continuing to work in the community he grew up in. He has a background in both planning and economic development and reported for work as the Community Development Manager on Wednesday, February 25th. The...

Alternative Approval Process Results for Okanagan Rail Corridor

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015 09:00 PM

On Tuesday afternoon, District of Lake Country Council will review the outcome of the alternative approval process (AAP) for borrowing up to $2.6 million to fund the 50 per cent purchase of the discontinued CN rail line within Lake Country's jurisdiction.

The alternative approval process concluded at 12 p.m. Monday and results were validated by the District Corporate Officer.

The number opposed to the borrowing bylaw was 960 qualified electors. This is more than 10 per cent of qualified electors (931...

FOR THE RECORD: Make an informed decision on the Okanagan Rail Corridor AAP

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 09:00 PM

The following information is being provided to help residents make an informed decision in the Okanagan Rail Corridor Alternative Approval Process.

If the Alternative Approval Process to borrow up to $2.6 million to acquire approximately 16 km of discontinued CN Rail corridor within Lake Country boundaries is successful, the average residential property valued at $475,000 may see a property tax increase of approximately $27 per year over a 20 year period, which is about $2.25 per household per month.


Federal Government Supports Local Recreational Trail Development in Kelowna-Lake Country

Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 09:00 PM

Project made possible thanks to the federal National Recreational Trails Program

The Honourable Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities, and Intergovernmental Affairs is happy to announce that the Kelowna Snowmobile Club and the Regional District of Central Okanagan are receiving federal funding to improve and develop recreational trails in the region.

The Kelowna Snowmobile Club will receive $27,500...