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Okanagan property owners reminded to review flood plans

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

Central Okanagan property owners that have had issues in the past with flooding should take some time now to dust off their flood preparation plans. It's a good time to review and update the steps they take each year to protect and prepare their property from potential flood damage.

The snowpack at the lower elevations is starting to melt as a result of warmer than normal temperatures. In many valley bottom areas of the Central Okanagan, the snow has already disappeared. These unusual conditions means...

Oyama Road OPEN to through traffic

Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015 09:00 PM

4:45pm Update: Crews worked hard Friday to clear debris from a rock slide that occurred Thursday evening on MP Hill along Oyama Road between Willett Rd and Hebbert Rd. Oyama. Oyama Road is now OPEN to through traffic.

Thank you to everyone for patience during this inconvenience to your travel schedule/commute on Friday. Public safety was the primary concern while fallen rock was cleaned up and the hillside stability assessed.

Reminder: pre-scheduled rock scaling work will proceed as planned on Tuesday,...

Oyama Road CLOSED (Willett Rd to Hebbert Rd) until further notice

Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 09:00 PM

8:00am Friday, February 6 UPDATE: Oyama Road between Willett Rd and Hebbert Rd will remain CLOSED this morning and NO SCHOOL BUSES will be allowed through the rock slide area.

Motorists are asked to please reroute via Pelmewash Parkway and Oyama Rd around the north end of Wood Lake to access any properties north of Hebbert Rd.

7:00pm Thursday, February 5,2015 a small section of Oyama Rd between Willett Rd and Hebbert Rd has been closed due to unstable rock face.

The situation will be assessed Friday,...

Oyama Road CLOSED (Willett to Hebbert) Feb 10 (8am-3:30pm) for rock scaling

Posted on Sunday, February 01, 2015 09:00 PM

Oyama Road from Willett Road to Hebbert Road

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
8:00 am 3:30 pm

For public safety during rock scaling work, Oyama Road between Willett Road and Hebbert Road will be CLOSED to through traffic from 8 am-3:30 pm on Tuesday, February 10th.

Scheduled school bus trips will be allowed through the work zone with some anticipated delay. All other traffic will be requested to reroute. Please plan your route and schedule accordingly.

2015 Budget approved with 3.13 percent tax increase

Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015 09:00 PM

After Council's third session of deliberation, Lake Country's 2015 Operating and Capital Budget will result in a 3.13 percent tax increase, which equates to approximately $50.66 on an average single-family home assessed at $492,000; and includes consideration of 2015 debt servicing for CN Rail Corridor acquisition.

Each 1% tax increase raises $97,854. The BC Assessment completed roll figures show that the 2015 tax base increased by 2.1% or $203,000.

The District's total operating budget for 2015 is...