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Xeriscape garden collaboration gets recognition from BC Communities in Bloom

Posted on Monday, October 23, 2023 03:54 PM

The Little Piece of Lake Country garden has been evolving since it was first installed as a Canada 150 feature garden in 2017 on the northeast corner of the property at Lakewood Mall, visible from Highway 97 across from Parkway Gas. With the significant efforts of the Lake Country Garden Club in collaboration with the District of Lake Country Parks team, it has now become a feature example xeriscape garden with a pollinator hotel.

BC Communities in Bloom (CiB) director Heather Doheny recently...

Regular Council Meeting Highlights - October 17, 2023

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023 04:59 PM

Wildfire Community Appreciation:

Residents are invited to stop by the Winfield Arena (front lobby) to view notes of appreciation and artwork the community kindly dropped off throughout and after the wildfires. “Thank you” two-minute video can be seen here.  

Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society:

Lynn Fanelli, Executive Director provided Council with an annual update.  

Tax Exemption Bylaw 1213, 2023:

Council adopted the tax exemption bylaw 1213, 2013. Details on properties that qualify for the tax...

Can you help us with the "Case of the Missing Park Signs"?

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023 05:02 PM

Lake Country, BC  -- Park users have been wondering what happened at Jack Seaton Park and why the maps and wayfinding signs have been removed from two of the information kiosks and a number of trail marking posts throughout the park.

Members of Walk Around Lake Country (WALC) were upset to note that 45 signs have gone missing.  The signs were placed as part of a larger wayfinding project spearheaded by WALC that was funded by a federal Healthy Communities Initiative grant and the Rotary Club of...

Community Message from Mayor Ireland - October 18th

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 01:12 PM

Two months have already passed since the McDougall Creek fire ripped through Lake Country, impacting, and changing the course of many lives in Okanagan Centre.    

Community members have dropped off cards, artwork and banners to Station 71 and Municipal Hall, to show appreciation for the uncompromising effort and sheer determination of the Lake Country Fire Department. The community is invited to stop by the Winfield Arena lobby, to observe the outpouring of appreciation that has been collected...

Open Burning Permits now available in Lake Country

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 09:00 AM

Effective October 16 restrictions for open burning in the Central Okanagan have been lifted and permits are available for eligible property owners from their local fire service. Permits holders can burn outdoors on days when both air quality and venting indices are good.

Normally, permits run from October 1 through April 30. This year, the start was delayed across the region because of the high fire danger rating.

Before lighting any fire, permit holders must call the toll-free Outdoor Burning...