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70% Load Restriction Lifted from District Roads

Posted on Friday, May 06, 2022 11:11 AM

Effective May 6 at 10:00 am, the 70% axle weight load restrictions on Lake Country roads have been removed. 

Seasonal load restrictions are put into place to protect our roads from damage or failure during the spring when the winter’s frost is thawing and the snow melt and rain have saturated the road base material. Damage done to roads is usually deeper than just on the surface and can end up costing hundreds of thousands, or potentially millions, of dollars to repair.

The Ministry of Transportation...

Notice of May 10, 2022 Oyama Water System Shut down

Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2022 04:55 PM

REMINDER: Oyama residents please take note 

The District will be performing work on the watermain south of the Middle Bench/Todd Road intersection (see attached map). The project is scheduled to begin the week of May 10, 2022 and be complete by May 13, 2022. 

This project will involve the shutdown of water to all properties within the highlighted boundary of the attached map from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. It is recommended that you ensure water is available for personal...

Regular Council Meeting Highlights - May 3, 2022

Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2022 02:47 PM

Delegation:

Travis Kendel, Manager of Engineering from the RDCO presented an update to Council on the Waste Reduction Program within the Central Okanagan. Different options on how to continue the program in Lake Country were presented to Council as the RDCO plans to make a decision in June. 

Public Comment:

Mr. Gatzke addressed Council regarding his concerns over the RDNO not allowing certain classes of electric bikes on the Okanagan Rail Trail. 

Notice on Title:

Council decided not to...

Let’s Talk – Lake Country Water Master Plan Refresh

Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2022 02:04 PM

Water is used for drinking, washing, flushing, fire protection and irrigation. With nearly half of Lake Country being within the Agricultural Land Reserve, agriculture depends on reliable water supply for food production.

You might be surprised by the enormous infrastructure requirements to supply Lake Country with water. These include pumps, reservoirs, and piping in addition to a qualified team available all day, everyday to maintain and manage the water network.

The District of Lake Country is...

New Fire Chief announced for Lake Country

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2022 04:42 PM

Lake Country, BC – The District of Lake Country is pleased to announce that Darren Lee will be taking on the role of Fire Chief for the community effective May 30, 2022. Former Chief Steve Windsor retired on Friday, April 29, and Deputy Chief Brent Penner will perform the duties of Acting Chief until the end of May when Darren Lee joins Lake Country Fire Department. 

 

Darren Lee has extensive experience in emergency services with a progressive career in fire service in BC spanning over...