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Ready, set, prepare: Emergency Preparedness Week is the perfect time to take action!

Posted on Monday, May 06, 2024 01:59 PM

Emergency Preparedness Week runs from May 5 to 11, and is a good reminder to prepare for hazards such as flooding, drought, wildfire and extreme weather. Knowing your risk to potential hazards in the Central Okanagan and taking steps to reduce impacts will increase the safety and resiliency of communities.

“It can be as simple as making an emergency kit with items found around your home, creating a family emergency plan or becoming more informed about the hazards in your area,” said deputy fire...

firefighters gather for training in Lake Country May 4

LCFD hosts Engine Boss firefighter training May 4

Posted on Saturday, May 04, 2024 02:07 PM

The Lake Country Fire Department, in collaboration with BC Wildfire Service instructors, hosted a full day training session Saturday, May 4, 2024 to build more capacity in leadership of fire engine apparatus and personnel during Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) fire events.

“Engine Boss is a course designed by the Province for wildland urban interface firefighting focussing on the officer roles and responsibilities on the truck and on scene of large fire complexes,” said Lake Country Deputy Fire...

Business Licence Requirement for Short-Term Vacation Rentals in Lake Country

Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2024 07:00 AM

New rules affecting short-term vacation rentals (STVR) in B.C. come into effect today. The Provincial regulations align with existing District bylaws for short-term vacation rentals. As of May 1st, Lake Country has 128 licensed STVR's for visitors to choose from on various platforms such as airbnb and VRBO.  

Short-term Vacation Rentals Are Permitted in Lake Country.

Lake Country does permit STVR’s, if the following criteria is met:

Public Notice of May 7 2024 Parcel Tax Review Panel and Public Hearing

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024 09:29 AM

PARCEL TAX REVIEW PANEL

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Community Charter, the District of Lake Country will be holding a Review Panel regarding parcel tax assessment rolls. Notices are being sent to registered owners of all properties being added to an assessment roll.

The 2024 Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will sit at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Hall. You may only make a complaint to the Parcel Tax Review Panel on one or more of the...

Open burning permits end April 30 for the Central Okanagan

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 05:16 PM

Open burning season in the Central Okanagan ends on Tuesday, April 30.

Until then, when conditions allow, all eligible property owners, farmers and other large lot owners with permits from their local fire jurisdiction may burn specific wood debris outdoors.

After obtaining an open burning permit meeting all local government bylaw requirements and all requirements of the Provincial Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation, residents must ensure that burning is allowed on the day they want to burn....