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Water quality protection prioritized in Lake Country's study of White Rock Lake fire

Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2023 05:21 PM

Lake Country, BCGrant from Okanagan Basin Water Board helps Lake Country study water quality risks from the White Rock Lake fire in the north arm of Okanagan Lake.


During 2022, the District of Lake Country (DLC) used a $30,000 grant from Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) to study the effects of the 2021 White Rock Lake wildfire on source waters, in partnership with Larratt Aquatic Consultants (LAC).


“The upper watershed is one of the main sources of drinking water in the Okanagan. These upland...

Council gives second and third reading to the 2023 budget

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2023 10:09 AM

Council gives second and third reading to the 2023 budget

On February 23rd Council reviewed and discussed for nearly two hours the five-year financial plan that includes the 2023 budget. After several discussions leading up to Thursday’s Special Council meeting it was determined that the 17.05% increase is unavoidable and cannot be reduced for 2023.  

Since the first reading of the budget on January 31stCouncil hosted a hybrid town hall which consisted of community members participating through...

Regular Council Meeting Highlights - February 21, 2023

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2023 11:02 AM


  • BC Transit - Chelsea Mossey Senior Manager, Government Relations and James Wadsworth Project Development Managerpresentedto Council an update on transit priorities for Lake Country and the transit system.  

Development Variance Permit:

Council approved a variance permit to vary the road surface standard for emergency access of the Summit Phase of the Lakestone development. The developer will be able to use gravel material on the temporary access road that is anticipated to be required...

Citizen of the Year (Sax Koyama Award) nominations accepted until Feb 28 2023

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:05 AM

The Oceola Fish & Game Club is again seeking nominations for the Sax Koyama Citizen of the Year Award. 

The award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the community, taking into account the following: 

  • The recipient must be a resident of Lake Country and surrounding area north of Duck Lake (e.g. Holiday Park); 
  • Submissions must be based on outstanding contribution having a direct beneficial effect on the community and its residents. 

The main function of this...

controlled burn pile on Spion Kop

Wildfire Risk Reduction work continues on Spion Kop

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2023 05:26 PM

Hikers, Spion Kop trail users, and residents in Raven Ridge and The Lakes area may notice Ministry of Forests contractor crews working on Spion Kop January to March doing some machine and hand thinning, pruning, surface debris clean up, piling and burning of debris, in an effort to reduce the wildfire risk in Lake Country. When conditions are right, the experienced team is conducting controlled burns of collected debris.

You may notice some smoke and burn piles on provincial crown lands on the...