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A year in review from Mayor Blair Ireland

Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2023 10:00 AM

I can say with certainty that 2023 has been a year of resiliency and resolve in the Lake Country community. 

We saw the community come together and support one another in unprecedented ways during the wildfire in August. The Lake Country firefighters have just completed their annual Food Bank campaign to support residents in our community as the demand for food assistance continues to grow. This year their efforts brought in over $28,000 in monetary contributions and over 11,000 pounds of food...

Holiday closure at Lake Country municipal hall

Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023 03:00 PM

Mayor & Council and District of Lake Country staff wish you happy holidays.

Lake Country Municipal Hall will be closed for the holidays Monday, Dec. 25 through Monday, Jan. 1, reopening at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2. 

Essential will remain in operation throughout the holidays.

Emergency contacts: 

Water & Sewer: 250-317-3250 

Roads maintenance contractor: 250-766-5664

Roads duty cell (non-snow removal related issues): 250-317-9780 

Hwy 97 provincial contractor AIM Roads Inc. 1-866-222-4204

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Lake Country appoints new Chief Administrative Office

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 11:41 AM

Lake Country, BC – Through an extensive and competitive recruitment process, the District of Lake Country is pleased to announce that Paul Gipps will be taking the helm at Lake Country on February 12, 2024. With more than 20 years of progressive experience leading local government, Paul Gipps was a front-runner candidate for the position.

“We are pleased to have Mr. Gipps join the senior management team at Lake Country,” said Mayor Blair Ireland. “Not only does he have a significant number of...

Community Safety is the Highest Priority for Council Consideration

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023 12:45 PM

On Tuesday December 19th beginning at 5:30 pm Council will deliberate the five-year financial plan (2024-2028) which includes a deep dive into the 2024 budget.

Community safety is the highest priority for Lake Country Council to consider in the 2024 budget process. Impacts of the August wildfires are still top of mind as they effected many Lake Country residents. Some Lake Country firefighting equipment was damaged during the August 2023 wildfires. Also, several pieces of equipment and vehicles are...

Tickets go on sale December 13 for Sarah Harmer concert at Creekside Theatre

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 10:00 AM

Lake Country, BC  Multiple award-winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter and environmental activist, Sarah Harmer, brings her timeless melodies to the Creekside Theatre stage March 21, 2024.

“With her busy schedule performing concerts across the US and Canada the last two years, and her environmental activities, we’re thrilled to be able to have Sarah Harmer in the Okanagan in 2024,” said Ryan Donn, Cultural Development Coordinator.  “Her style is best described as folk layered with indie...