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  • 19 September 2018
    Sonora Community Centre Annual Pass Sale from September 12 to 19 Purchase any Annual Pass for the Sonora Community Centre from September 12 to September 19, 2018 and receive 30% off the regular price! Sale prices will not be extended past the sale dates.  All Annual Passes allow access to select recreational programs at a reduced cost in addition to accessing the drop-in sports, drop-in fitness classes, weight room and squash courts.  Pass Type Regular Price 30% Off Sale Price Adult $267.50 $187.25 Student/Senior $187.50 $131.25 Family $532.00 $372.40  To view the 2018 FALL LEISURE GUIDE   Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca  
  • 14 September 2018
    2018 Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 14 Sarah Dynneson Recreation Programmer Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue (T)        250.495.4623 (E)       sdynneson@osoyoos.ca
  • 12 September 2018
    Early Bird Registration for Recreation Programs starts September 12 Are you ready for fall? Early Bird Registration for Fall Recreation Programs starts: September 12, 2018 during Participate Osoyoos 5:30pm-8:00pm Sonora Community Centre Regular registration will be ongoing starting September 13, 2018 and can be done in person at the Sonora Community Centre or ONLINE. Remember programs may be canceled due to low registration so register early to avoid disappointment. CLICK HERE to view the new 2018 Fall Leisure Guide  Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca  
  • 12 September 2018
    2018 Fall Leisure Guide is NOW available online! Find out what’s happening this Fall at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults. The 2018 Fall Leisure Guide is now available online - see below. Hard copies of the 2018 Fall Leisure Guide will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall at the beginning of September. Early registration starts September 12, 2018 at 5:30pm.                        All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4623 (F)  250.495.2400 (E) recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 12 September 2018
    Participate Osoyoos (Mass Registration) on September 12 It is that time of year where our thoughts turn to fall and upcoming programs. We would like to invite you to attend our Participate Osoyoos night. Formally called Mass Registration, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about the activities, services and/or programs offered in the community of Osoyoos and a chance to recruit new members and/or students. In addition, the Community Services Department will be offering advanced registration for their programs during the event.    Day/Date:   Wednesday September 12, 2018 Time:          5:30pm – 8:00pm Location:    Sonora Community Centre     If you are part of a group/organization that wishes to have a table at the event please complete and return the attendance form no later than Monday September 10, 2018. Forms can be found by CLICKING HERE or by picking up a copy at the Sonora Community Centre. We will provide the tables and it is FREE to participate. Electrical outlets are available on a first come, first serve basis.    For more information regarding the event please contact: Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue (T)       250.495.4623 (E)       sdynneson@osoyoos.ca
  • 20 August 2018
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday August 20, 2018 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday July 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM for the Committee of the Whole meeting and at 2:00 PM for the Regular Open Meeting in Council Chambers, Town Hall, 8707 Main Street Council agendas are available online or at the Town Hall on the preceding Friday for each meeting.   Regular and Special Meetings Committee of the Whole Meetings Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca
  • 16 August 2018
    Regional Transit Service Public Information Sessions on August 16 A Penticton-Kelowna transit service connecting the South Okanagan-Similkameen to Central Okanagan was identified as a top priority in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) Transit Future Plan. The Board at the RDOS wishes to seek electoral approval to establish a service for the purpose of providing a public passenger transportation system as a community transit service within the boundaries in the RDOS. To ensure residents understand the proposed Regional Transit Service bylaw and the Alternative Approval Process, the RDOS has set up three public information sessions: Wed, August 15 – 8:30am to noon RDOS Office, 101 Martin Street, Penticton Wed, August 15 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm Village of Keremeos Office, 702 – 4th Street, Keremeos Thurs, August 16 – 10:00am to 1:00pm Town of Osoyoos Office, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos To view Fact Sheet click here:   http://www.rdosmaps.bc.ca/min_bylaws/admin/AAP/2018/RegionalTransit/AAP_Transit_Service_Fact_Sheet.pdf   To view Notice of Alternative Approval Process click here: http://www.rdosmaps.bc.ca/min_bylaws/NewAndEvents/Facebook/2018/20180720_AAP_Notice_Regional_Transit.pdf Karla Kozakevich Chair Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
  • 15 August 2018
    REQUEST FOR QUOTES Removal of Third Party Signs The Town of Osoyoos is accepting Request for Quotes (RFQ) from local contractors for the removal of prohibited third-party signs within the Town of Osoyoos boundaries.  Some of the signs are large billboard type which will require some skilled labour to remove without damage.  The signs could be transported from existing location to the Operational Services Yard (11500 - 115 Street) or another location determined by sign owner.  Contractors must have a valid Town of Osoyoos business licence and be registered with WorkSafe BC.  Coverage with Worksafe BC must be maintained for the duration of the contract. Please contact Neil Pagett to make an appointment to review signs on site prior to submitting the quote. RFQs must be submitted to the undersigned below by 2:00 pm on August 15, 2018, in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Removal of Third Party Signs”.  Neil Pagett Senior Building Inspector Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)     250.495.6191 (E)     npagett@osoyoos.ca
  • 14 August 2018
    INFO UPDATE Town of Osoyoos Near-Market Housing Program Dated August 14, 2018 The Town of Osoyoos is inviting interested families to apply under Council’s approved Near-Market Housing (NMAH) Program.  The first designated area for applying to the Program is the subdivision south of the new Fire Hall.  The Program required that the builder who purchase subdivision lots set aside 15% of their completed homes as affordable units and sell each of them at a 15% discount below appraised value to eligible households, as approved by the Town’s citizen-volunteer Affordable Housing Authority (AHA).  Preference will be given to younger working families especially those with school-age children, and depending upon the number of applicants a waiting list may be generated.  Program recipients can only resell their homes at a controlled profit within a 5-year time period to keep them in the affordable housing pool.    The 26-lot Richter subdivision is well under construction with 4 locations of near market housing lots to be interspaced among the full-market housing. The Town has sold all the lots to  Hart Buckendahl of Osoyoos-based, Ellcar Construction to build their “Meadowlark Place” housing development.  All single-family homes will be built on narrow frontage lots to save land and servicing costs but are ample-sized to accommodate two-storey, 2400 sq. ft. homes for family living.  A tot lot will be included in the subdivision. An affordable home application form can be accessed on the Town’s website "Near-Market Housing Meadowlark Place" and may be submitted digitally or by hand to the undersigned.  The site also contains Council’s NMAH program guidelines, the subdivision plan including the first two affordable home locations, and architect-designed house examples from Ellcar Construction.  All affordable homes will be identical to comparable market units though some interior details may differ. All affordable homes will be reasonably priced 15% below appraised market value.  This exciting new public-private enterprise will expand home choices for current and possibly future Osoyoos families to assist community, social and economic sustainability, and return taxpayer value for use of public lands. Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca
  • 14 August 2018
    2018 Salmon Fishing in Osoyoos Lake CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES | Boat Launch and Marina | Hours for Park Washrooms FN0788-Recreational - Salmon - Sockeye - Region 8 - Osoyoos Lake - Retention Posted August 14, 2018 at 16:11 FN0687-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 8 - Osoyoos Lake - Sockeye Retention Effective August 3, 2018 Category(s):  RECREATIONAL - Salmon Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0687-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 8 - Osoyoos Lake - Sockeye Retention - Effective August 3, 2018 Osoyoos Lake Effective 00:01 hours August 3, 2018 until one hour after sunset on August 13, 2018 during daylight hours only, in the portion of Osoyoos Lake north of the bridge at HWY 3 (North Basin), you may retain two (2) sockeye per day. A review of in season information on sockeye abundance, harvest and environmental conditions in Osoyoos Lake will be conducted on August 13, 2018 to determine duration of the fishery. On July 27, 2018 Department staff met with the Okanagan Nation Alliance and Mid Fraser Thompson Okanagan Sport Fish Advisory Committee to discuss fishery planning for Okanagan Sockeye. A collaborative fishing plan has been agreed too and implemented starting August 3, 2018. The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific Salmon (other than kokanee) from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4). Fishing for salmon is permitted during daylight hours only. VO No. 2018-RFQ-396; 2018-RCT-395 Notes: No Fishing for anadromous Salmon in Skaha Lake. Kokanee and Sockeye are present in Skaha Lake, which vary in size, it is recommended to release Oncorhynchus nerka over 50cm. Single barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in non-tidal waters of British Columbia.   Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped Chinook and Coho salmon.  Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment.  Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program toll free at (866) 483-9994 for further information. If you’re going fishing for salmon in non-tidal (fresh) waters, you need a Non-Tidal Angling Licence, issued by the Province of British Columbia.  Visit the provincial website to buy your licence. Licences are available to B.C. residents and non-residents. Fees may vary and are listed online.   (www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/licences) Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation?  If so, please call the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line at (800) 465-4336 or the British Columbia’s toll-free RAPP line (Report All Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277). For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 1-(866)431-FISH (3474). FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dale Michie, DFO Kamloops Tel: 250-851-4946 Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0687 Sent August 1, 2018 at 15:02 Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca If you would like to unsubscribe, please submit your request at: http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm?pg=manage_subscription If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail to: DFO.OpsCentreFisheryPacific-CentreOpsPechePacifique.MPO@canada.ca
  • 7 August 2018
    2018 General Local Elections NOTICE OF NOMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the Town of Osoyoos that nominations for the offices of: Mayor - One (1) to be elected Councillor - Four (4) to be elected For a 4 (four) year term November 2018 - November 2022 AND FURTHER PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the Town of Osoyoos and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Area A within the areas served by the Town of Osoyoos Water District (known as System 8 and 9) that nominations are required for the offices of: Water Councillor - Two (2) to be elected For a 4 (four) year term November 2018 - November 2022 Nominations will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows:   By hand, mail or other delivery service: Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 From 9:00 am Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to 4:00 pm Friday, September 14, 2018 Excluding Statutory Holidays and Weekends By Fax to: 250-495-2400 By Email to jvv@osoyoos.ca From 9:00 am Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to 4:00 pm Friday, September 14, 2018 Excluding Statutory Holidays and Weekends Originals of faxed or emailed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:30 pm on Friday, September 21, 2018   Nomination documents are available at the Town of Osoyoos, Town Office, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0, between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday excluding Statutory Holidays, or on the Town’s website at www.osoyoos.ca from July 27, 2018 to the close of nomination period (September 14, 2018).   QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: Canadian citizen; 18 years of age or older; resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; a person or the commander of an armed forces unit who has been granted freedom of the municipality, if that person is a Canadian citizen; and not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. FURTHER for Water Councillor, a person to be nominated must be resident in and user of water in the area serviced by Osoyoos Water District System 8 or 9. CAMPAIGN PERIOD EXPENSE LIMITS In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2018 general local election, the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply:   Mayor                     $10,000 Councillor                $5,000 Water Councillor     $5,000   THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING LIMITS In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2018 general local elections, the following third party advertising limits apply: Mayor                    $750 Councillor               $750 Water Councillor    $750 FURTHER INFORMATION on the nomination process may be obtained by contacting:   Janette Van Vianen Chief Election Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (P) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 Brianne Hillson Deputy Chief Election Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (P) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 For further information on campaign period expense limits and third party advertising limits. please contact Elections BC: Toll-free phone: 1-855-952-0280 Email: lecf@elections.bc.ca Website: www.elections.bc.ca/lecf Click here for Candidate Information and Nomination Packages Click here for more 2018 General Local Elections information
  • 7 August 2018
    Employment Opportunity Relief Recreation Facilities Attendant Sun Bowl Arena The Town of Osoyoos Community Services Department is inviting applications for a Relief Recreation Facilities Attendant. The Applicant will be required to perform semi-skilled and skilled facilities maintenance of a varied nature under the direction of the Director of Community Services.  Work involves ice-making duties, monitoring the operation of the refrigeration plant at the Sun Bowl Arena, custodial, janitorial, and maintenance duties at the facility as well as ground maintenance. The applicant must possess a BC Driver’s License – Class 5, a First Aid Certificate, and a BC Safety Authority Certificate. The position is a CUPE position and the 2018 pay rate is $25.05 - $29.47 per hour plus 17% in lieu of benefits.  Hours of work will vary and will include evening and weekend shifts. Click here for: Detailed Job Description  Resumes can be submitted online or emailed to:   Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010, Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (E)    jvv@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 20 July 2018
    2018 Wildfire Information Fire Bans & Restrictions (Kamloops Fire Centre) http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Bans.asp BC Wildfire Map https://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=ef6f11c8c36b42c29e103f65dbcd7538 Wildfire Preparedness https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/prevention Air Quality Report http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/bcairquality/readings/aqhi-table.xml Smoke Forecast http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/viewer/run/ops/BSC-CA-01/current/ ALERT Canada www.alertcanada.org The Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) is dedicated to animal welfare through the preparation for and the actual rescue and shelter of domestic animals and livestock in a disaster. (T) 250.809.7152 BC Parks http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/ Drive BC for Road Conditions http://www.drivebc.ca/#mapView&z=7&ll=49.306101%2C-118.87207&xtg=Southern%20Interior%20Region Osoyoos Visitor Centre If you’d like to speak with someone in Osoyoos about weather or travel conditions or about accommodations, dining, activities, and more, please contact our visitor experience team! LIVE Webcam(s) https://www.destinationosoyoos.com/visit-osoyoos/live-beachcam/   
  • 17 July 2018
    NOTICE 62nd Ave Reconstruction Hwy 97 to High School Updates UPDATES -Posted July 17, 2018 Work has begun on the 62nd Avenue reconstruction.  There will be one lane alternating traffic between Hwy 97 and the High School. This project is scheduled to be completed on or before August 31, 2018.   Thank you for your patience throughout this project. TENDER CLOSED H & M EXCAVATING $355,561.50 Sealed Tenders clearly marked “62nd Avenue Reconstruction Hwy #97 to High School” will be received at the Town of Osoyoos Office, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, B.C. V0H 1V0 up to 2:00 p.m. local time, Thursday, June 21st, 2018. Tenders will be opened in public in the Town of Osoyoos Office at 2:00 p.m. on the tender closing date.   The project comprises the following works and approximate quantities: Local storm sewer installations of catch basins, drywells and perforated pipe sections 4500m² of asphalt c/w base gravels and removal of existing surfaces 240m of asphalt curbing TENDER DRAWING Tender Documents are available electronically on BC Bid. Printed copies are available from the offices of TRUE Consulting (Kamloops) at a cost of $50, which is non-refundable. A Planholder Registration Form must be completed and emailed to TRUE Consulting at info@true.bc.ca in order to receive any addendums and/or additional information regarding this tender. It is the sole responsibility of the Planholder to ensure that the Registration Form has been received by TRUE Consulting.   Tenders must be accompanied by the following: A BID BOND, CASH DEPOSIT, CERTIFIED CHEQUE or IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF CLEAN CREDIT in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Tendered Price. If a Bid Bond is provided, a CONSENT OF SURETY relating to subsequent security arrangements for PERFORMANCE and LABOUR AND MATERIALS PAYMENT GUARANTEES. If the information stipulated above is not enclosed with the Tender at the time of opening, the Tender will be rejected. Tenders received after the closing time will be returned unopened. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. Engineer TRUE Consulting Group Ste. 201 - 2079 Falcon Road Kamloops  BC  V2C 4J2 (T)  250.828.0881 (F)  250.828.0717 Owner Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (F)  250.495.2400 No phone calls regarding the tender results. They will be posted on the applicable news article on this website within '24 hours' after the deadline.  
  • 16 July 2018
    Council Meeting Highlights for July 16, 2018 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole Meeting and  Regular Open Meeting.   Committee of the Whole Meeting      Regular Open Meeting      COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE   Delegations Alex Welch and Noel Szelwski from InterVISTAS Global management consulting firm and Glenn Harris, Osoyoos Airport Society gave a PowerPoint presentation for the Osoyoos Airport Strategic Plan. Mr. Harris stated further development of the Airport would create more full-time jobs and help develop Osoyoos into a four season community. Linda Larson, MLA gave a presentation inquiring which ministers Council would like to meet with at the 2018 UBCM convention. Business Director Dinwoodie gave Council a report on the Recycle BC changes to the Town’s Recycling program Council directed administration to bring a Zoning Amendment Bylaw for debate and decision that reflects site specific zoning limited to C1, C2 and C3 as a method of identifying location for retail cannabis. Council also directed staff to bring back policy development site selection options for retail cannabis locations.   REGULAR OPEN MEETING Bylaws Council Indemnity Bylaw No. 1345, 2018 was adopted. Municipal Ticket Information Amendment Bylaw No. 1279.14, 2018 was read for a first, second and third time. This bylaw allows the Town to assess fines for infractions under the Fire Protection and Life Safety Bylaw No. 1333, 2017. Business Council approved the agreement with ICBC for Information Sharing Agreement. This agreement allows the Town to obtain vehicle licensing and ownership information for bylaw enforcement (municipal ticketing). Council approved the RMI Modification Agreement with the Province of BC. The Town of Osoyoos is designated as a Resort Municipality and the original contract was renewed in March of 2018. This amendment to the contract confirms the payments for 2018. Council opted out of leading a public consultation process for a proposed Distillery at 7502 Main Street. Council directed staff to provide comments to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, should they request assistance. Council authorized the borrowing of $37,324.00 from MFA to purchase a 2019 F250 Pick-up truck from Metro Motors Ltd for Operational Services. Council authorized the borrowing of up to $50,000.00 from MFA to purchase a 2018 Boomer 40 New Holland Tractor with a Wren Flail Mower from Rollins Machinery Ltd. Reports Councillor Youngberg encourages residents who can help the Desert Park Society spray for Puncture Vine. Councillor Campol encouraged residents to help those who need a ride during the heat wave and reminded everyone to not leave pets in the vehicles. Councillor Rhodes encourages everyone who is interested in aviation or airports to watch the Committee of the Whole meeting from July 16, 2018 meeting. Councillor King attended the Osoyoos Desert Centre announcement of the new building. Councillor King encouraged everyone to attend Music in the Park on Friday’s at Gyro Beach. Mayor McKortoff reminded everyone to be conscious and careful of the dry weather and report any fires. The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9:00 am on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 pm to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business.  
  • 13 July 2018
    FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT - Is Firefighting in your FUTURE? The Osoyoos Fire Department (OFD) is looking to recruit qualified team members to their Department. Being a Paid-On-Call (Volunteer) Firefighter is a great way to be involved in the community, learn firefighting, first aid and emergency skills, keep physically fit and to enjoy the camaraderie of being actively involved in the Osoyoos Fire Department.   FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER!   Town of Osoyoos Fire Department Box 3010, 9901 74th Avenue Osoyoos  BC V0H 1V0 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca
  • 1 July 2018
    New Curbside Garbage and Recycling Calendar Homeowners of Osoyoos can expect to receive the  2018-2019 Curbside Garbage & Recycling Calendar with their PROPERTY TAX NOTICES! Paper copies are available at Town Hall and the Sonora Community Centre. The brochure can also be viewed online Garbage & Recycling Calendar  There are no major changes to the Garbage pick-up schedule. Weekly pick-up remains on TUESDAY unless specified otherwise.  Please take note highlighted dates are specified for YARD WASTE, RECYCLING and BULKY ITEMS pick up. If you have questions about your curbside pick up please contact your service provider: Call Waste Connections of Canada Inc. 250.498.4888 CLICK HERE - Curbside Garbage & Recycling Program  
  • 27 June 2018
    Invasive Species Website Creates One-Stop Shop Invasive Species Website Creates One-Stop Shop for Okanagan’s Agricultural Sector For Immediate Release June 26, 2018   Okanagan farmers, viticulturists, orchardists and ranchers have a new tool available to help manage invasive species. This digital ‘one stop shop’ features resources to assist producers in identifying invasive species, as well as management options and contact information for local experts. The Okanagan Invasive Species Online website (www.oiso.ca) was officially launched at the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society’s AGM on June 13th in Penticton, BC.     Invasive plant and insect species create challenges for producers by interfering with cropping systems and creating health hazards for livestock. Freshwater invaders such as Zebra and Quagga Mussels, although not yet present in BC, can threaten irrigation infrastructure. While a range of human activities make management of invasive species an ongoing issue, climate change will further alter the dynamics of invasive and native species adding to management complexity and costs for producers.   “I think most of us do appreciate that the climate is changing,” says Keith Manders, an Okanagan rancher and member of the project oversight committee. He points to the frequency of extreme weather events like flooding, drought and fire over the past few years as examples.   “I think these weather extremes are going to promote the growth of, and allow for the introduction of, species that we have not seen as the new conditions will provide the invaders with a welcoming environment,” he says. “This tool puts all the information on local invasive species in one place that is easy and quick to access with our phones or computer.”   Invasive species in the Okanagan are monitored and managed on a sub-regional basis by the three Okanagan Regional Districts, along with non-profit organizations such as the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS). This is the first time the Okanagan Valley will have a centralized system to share information pertaining to invasive species identification and management, and it is now available to producers and the public at www.oiso.ca.   The project was led by the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS), with federal and provincial government funding delivered through the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative.     "Invasive species do not recognize jurisdictional boundaries so it made sense to collaborate with all three regional districts to unify our programs," states Lisa Scott, Executive Director with OASISS. "This new website is an exciting and unique tool that will help Okanagan producers get the information they need in a much more efficient way."   The site is designed for the agriculture sector, and allows producers to search by commodity, or by regional district to find species of concern. It also features an Ask an Expert function that allows users to fill out a form and be connected with an expert in their area who can assist with identification and treatment options.   The project was identified as a priority action under the Okanagan Regional Adaptation Strategies released by the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative (CAI) in 2016, and funded as part of the $300,000 investment to implement the strategy by the governments of Canada and British Columbia.   The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative was established by the BC Agriculture Council in 2008 and is led by an advisory committee of agricultural producers, food processors and representatives from various government agencies. The Initiative has been supported by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding provided by the governments of Canada and British Columbia.     Media Contacts: Harmony Bjarnason BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative 250-215-5589   Lisa Scott Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society 250-404-0115
  • 25 June 2018
    Change in Facility Hours at Sonora Community Centre on June 25, 2018 Effective Monday June 25, 2018 the Sonora Community Centre’s hours of operation will be changing for the summer to:   Monday -Friday      8:30am - 8:00pm                      Saturday                 9:00am - 5:00pm Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue (T)   250.495.6562 (E)   recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 15 June 2018
    West Bench Dog Park Timeline and Progress Construction of the West Bench Dog Park is well underway. Below is a timeline of the work that is being done as well a link to information about the West Bench Dog Park Committee. CLICK HERE for information on the West Bench Dog Park Committee including agendas, minutes and reports. CLICK HERE for information on Dogs in Parks. Community Services Department 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos, BC (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca  
  • 1 May 2018
    "Normal" Water Restrictions for Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9 Schedule "A" Water Conservation and Staged Restriction Bylaw No. 1273 (Town) Schedule "F" Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1241 (Rural) MTI Bylaw (Fines) Yellow “Reminder” Flags for Water Restrictions Make Water Work Campaign Regulation Reference Sheet Water Conservation Tips Water Conservation & Staged Restrictions Brochure Normal – ALTERNATE DAYS WATERING: a)  Days of Watering:   Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial and other non-agricultural properties as follows: Even numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday Odd numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday   b)  Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential and commercial): Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above. c)  Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential and Commercial): Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and from 7:00 PM to 12:00 midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above. d)  Sprinkling is not permitted between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM during any day at any time of the year. Only one ½” (9mm) diameter outlet (outside tap) may be used at one time for sprinkling, and further, it is not permissible to use an open pipe or hose for irrigating purposes. e)  Use of water hoses is permitted for the purpose of washing boats or motor vehicles only when equipped with an automatic shut off nozzle.  f)  No person shall use water to wash sidewalks, driveways or parking lots, except and only if necessary for applying a product such as paint or preservative, or when preparing a surface prior to paving or repointing bricks, or if required by law to comply with health or safety regulations.  g)  Notwithstanding the above, the following are exempt from restrictions: i)    Watering of public sports playing fields, turf farms, and golf courses; ii)   Watering of flower and vegetable gardens, decorative planters, shrubs and trees using micro-irrigation, drip-irrigation, or a hose with an automatic shut off nozzle; iii)  Commercial car washes so long as each vehicle wash does not exceed 57 L of water. iv)  Under authority of permit issued under this bylaw.   h)  As a further exemption restriction, owners or occupiers of property who, by reason of physical or mental incapacity are unable to water their property within the restricted days and times, may water their property on any two days of the week for a maximum of 8 hours per day.                        For more information please contact:  Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca   
  • 1 May 2018
    Summer Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms​ Washroom Season May 1 – October 15 Salmon Fishing Season starts on August 3 and the Desert Sunrise Marina  Washroom will open at 4:00am and close at 10:00pm for your convenience. The summer washroom hours of operations are open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM for the following Parks: Cottonwood Park | Goodman Park | Gyro Park  | Kinsmen Park | Legion Beach | Lions Park | Pioneer Walkway Park Desert Sunrise Marina    If you have information about crimes to Town facilities you can provide an anonymous TIP by calling the Crime Stoppers 24/7 tip line at 1-800-222-8477.  CLICK HERE for more information on the Town’s Parks and Recreational facilities.   
  • 1 April 2018
    Boil Water Notice Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 from April 1-November 16 The Town of Osoyoos has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for Domestic Water Customers served by Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 Effective April 1, 2018 until November 16, 2018.    Please refer to the first three digits (008 or 009) of the account number on your annual utilities invoice, or click System 8 or System 9. During this time period the water source is switched from groundwater (well source) to Osoyoos Lake surface water supply.  While the Osoyoos Lake water is chlorinated, the current disinfection process is not adequate to protect from bacterial, viral and protozoan pathogens that may be present in the surface water source. The Town of Osoyoos and Interior Health recommend individuals drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice. Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 customers, water intended for drinking, washing ready to eat fruits and vegetables, making beverages, ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Interior Health has been consulted, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved. The Town of Osoyoos is in the process of separating irrigation lines from domestic lines to improve water quality.  The public will be notified when these projects are completed. Please notify tenants, visitors, or other building occupants of the boil water notice. Thank you in advance for your patience. If you have any further questions please contact: Operational Services Department Box 3010, 11500 115 Street Osoyoos BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213  (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 6 March 2018
    CONSTRUCTION NOTICE 87th Street, 108th Avenue and 122nd Avenue CLICK HERE for more project details.
  • 1 January 2018
    2018 Committee of the Whole and Regular Council Meeting Schedule Agendas, Minutes and Videos | Council Members |  Printable Schedule  Pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, notice of the schedule of regular council meetings must be published.  The regular meetings of Council are held at 2:00 PM at the Town Office Council Chamber at 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month unless otherwise noted.  In the event that the meeting day is on a statutory holiday, the meeting will be held on the Tuesday. The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9:00 AM on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 PM to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business. The regular meeting schedule is subject to change with notice. The 2018 schedule is as follows: January 2 (Tues) - Cancelled January 15 February 5 February 19 March 5 March 19 April 3 (Tues) April 16 May 7 May 22 (Tues) June 4 June 18 July 3 (Tues) July 16 August 7 (Tues)-Cancelled August 20 September 4 (Tues) September 17 October 1 October 15 November 5 November 19 December 3 December 17

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