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Cooking Safety Starts with You! 2023 Fire Prevention Week

Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2023 03:30 PM

The Lake Country Fire Department is participating in Fire Prevention Week TM (FPW), October 8-14, 2023. This year’s FPW campaign is “Cooking safety starts with you. Pay attention to fire prevention.” which works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safer when cooking.  

“Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires and deaths,” said Fire...

Grant from Okanagan Basin Water Board for Wood Lake project

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023 04:18 PM

With the support of the District of Lake Country, Larratt Aquatic Consulting has received $25,000 from the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) grant program for their Wood Lake – What’s At Stake and What We Can Do About It? project. OBWB has a Water Conservation and Quality Improvement Grant program that provides funds to local governments and other organizations for projects that conserve and protect water. The funds from the grant will go towards the costs associated with the sampling program...

Campfire Ban ends for Central Okanagan

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023 03:05 PM

Effective September 28, 2023, the ban on campfires has been lifted in most Central Okanagan areas. Campfires are not permitted at any time within the City of Kelowna. 

The ban on campfires within local government fire jurisdictions in the Central Okanagan has been in place since June.  Recent showers and cooler, seasonal temperatures have lowered the potential fire danger rating. While open burning permits are NOT being issued at this time, fire chiefs continue to monitor conditions and will...

Notice of Permissive Tax Exemption

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 04:55 PM

The Council of the District of Lake Country will be considering adoption of Tax Exemption Bylaw 1213, 2023 for a five-year term. The tax exemption applies to the taxation period commencing in 2024, beginning January 1, 2024 and ending December 31, 2028. The meeting of Council is to be held October 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers, Lake Country Municipal Hall. For more information, please contact Richard Wagner, CPA, CMA, Manager of Finance 250-766-5650.

Pursuant to Section 227 (1) &...

2023 Fall Open burning season delayed in Central Okanagan

Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 11:00 AM

The start of open burning in the Central Okanagan is being delayed this fall.

Local fire chiefs for Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, Regional District of Central Okanagan and West Kelowna have agreed to hold off issuing any outdoor burning permits due to the ongoing fire danger. Fire chiefs continue to monitor conditions and will reevaluate issuing outdoor burning permits in mid-October. Residents are encouraged to report anyone who is illegally burning by calling the Regional Fire Dispatch...