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Message from Mayor Ireland August 25

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2023 12:27 PM

I want the community to know, and be assured, that staff and I continue to work hard to get more people home later this afternoon. New information will be released on properties permitted to go home through cordemergency.ca  

Residents on Okanagan Lake water source were switched to Beaver Lake water source when the Lake Country Wildfire was first identified. The switchover was necessary to assure adequate water pressure while suppressing the wildfire. Okanagan Lake water customers have been...

Water Quality Advisory lifted - Okanagan Lake Source

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2023 09:19 AM

The District of Lake Country in conjunction with Interior Health has LIFTED the water quality advisory on the Okanagan Lake Source effective immediately. Please refer to My Water Map for confirmation of which water source you are on.

Please note that the Water Quality Advisory for users served by Beaver Lake Source is still in place. 

Community Message from Mayor Ireland - August 24

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023 07:14 PM

Community Message from Mayor Ireland 

I’m extremely pleased that 300 properties have now been downgraded from an evacuation order to evacuation alert. Please be assured that under the impeccable leadership of Fire Chief Lee, the staff and I are working around the clock to have the remaining 700 properties back home, by Saturday night. 

There are so many dynamic factors to the phased approach, of allowing community members to go home. Factors include active fires; danger tree removal and area clean up...

Emergency water shut down - East Bench of Oyama

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023 01:57 PM

A temporary shut down of the water main for the east bench of Oyama is required to allow crews to change out a fitting due to a mainline leak. The shut down will occur from 3:30pm - 5pm on Thursday, Aug 24.  Please the map below for properties that will be affected.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation during this temporary water interruption.   

Community Message from Mayor Ireland

Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 12:38 PM

Saturday night I had the opportunity to tour areas of our community that have been impacted by the Lake Country Wildfire. It’s hard to put in words how I felt as I looked at where the fires continued to burn.

The fires came so close to many homes – but were saved by our unrelenting team of fire professionals. These men and women have worked long shifts, climbed rugged terrain, endured hot weather and gusty winds, all while being away from their loved ones with some of them evacuated from their...