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Bear awareness in our community

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 03:19 PM

With bears active in many neighborhoods across the Central Okanagan, the Regional Waste Reduction Office reminds residents to reduce wildlife conflicts by managing your attractants, including your household garbage.

Waste Reduction facilitator Rae Stewart says bears have a keen sense of smell and can easily become food conditioned. “Don’t attract bears or any other wildlife to your garbage unnecessarily. If they find your waste, they can make a real mess, and pose a risk to you, your family, and...

Regular Council Meeting Highlights - September 5, 2023

Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2023 12:48 PM

Public Comment:

Ms. Wageman-Gairdner asked Council to consider mandating fire smart landscaping throughout Lake Country.  

Development Permit: 
Council approved the development permit for 2651 & 2725 Dick Road. The applicant intends on opening a storage facility on the property. 

Terms of Reference (ToR) for a Revised McCoubrey Plateau Area Structure Plan: 
Council adopted the terms of reference that incorporate four phases towards a revised Area Structure Plan for McCoubrey Plateau that is outdated and...

Lake Country Fire Department Launches FireSmart Home Partners Program

Posted on Wednesday, September 06, 2023 01:44 PM

We’d like to thank everyone for all their support and cooperation during the recent wildfire that affected our community. FireSmart principles are some of the best methods to take action to protect your home. During a wildfire response from the Lake Country Fire Department, your proactive actions can help create more positive outcomes, even in a dynamic wildfire situation.

Lake Country Fire Department (LCFD) is pleased to engage homeowners in voluntary wildfire mitigation activities by offering...

Message from Mayor Ireland Sept 5

Posted on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 10:26 AM

Great news Lake Country: as of Tuesday morning, all Lake Country properties will be removed from evacuation alert. The Clarke Creek wildfire has been classified as under control and due to the hard work of our firefighters and BC Wildfire, I’m thankful we can start to get back to a normal routine. Please refer to for status updates.

I’m so appreciative of our community who supported one another to get through a very stressful time. Many of our local businesses gave up their time...

Message from Mayor Ireland August 27

Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2023 12:57 PM

On Saturday afternoon I walked to the Salty Carmel in Okanagan Centre. It was the perfect vantage point to watch residents as they returned home. There was cheering, vehicles honking and kids wasting no time and jumping into the lake. It was an emotional day, tears of sadness for the three homes lost, coupled with tears of happiness as friends and neighbours reconnected and returned home.  

I can’t stress enough how important it is for us to look after each other, and support our neighbours, even...