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  • 30 November 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Building Inspector Open Until Filled Are you ready to apply your building construction expertise and building code knowledge in a way that contributes to quality buildings and construction? Are you prepared to broaden your knowledge and involvement in all aspects of the building inspection process? If so, this may be the job for you! The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of Building Inspector. Position Information The Planning and Development Services Department is looking for an experienced and customer service-focused individual to join the planning and development team on a full-time basis. As a member of the team, you will review building and construction plans, issue building permits, and perform on-site building inspections. Under the supervision and direction of the Director of Planning, you will ensure that design and materials used during the construction, renovation, and alteration of buildings within the Community are compliant with the provisions set out in the BC Building Code, specifically Part 9, BC Plumbing Code, Osoyoos' Zoning Bylaw, and other municipal bylaws, policies, and procedures. You will have completed grade 12 and possess a Diploma in Building Technology from a recognized technical institute or you will have experience at the journeyman level in one of the building trades. You will also have BOABC Level Two Certification (inclusive of the Plumbing Level One Certification) or you will have passed the BOABC Level Three examination with certification pending upon completion of the four years' work experience requirement. A valid Class 5 BC driver's license, a clean driving record, and Police Information Check are required. The Town is currently experiencing unprecedented growth. The building inspector position provides an opportunity to further your skills and experience in plan checking and inspections for multi-family dwellings, commercial buildings, and mixed-use developments. This position is a full-time unionized position that is 35 hours/week. The hourly rate is $39.26 - $43.61, plus an attractive benefits package. This position provides an opportunity to advance to the Senior Building Inspector position in the future. Osoyoos is situated in a unique and special environment that includes the warmest freshwater lake in Canada and the warmest annual temperature. It is Canada's only true desert with the lowest annual precipitation and Sonoran Desert flora and fauna. Surrounded by stunning vistas, beautiful vineyards, fabulous golf courses and other outdoor amenities, it is an extraordinary area to visit, play in, and live. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online or by email with a letter of interest and resume. The posting will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate is hired. Click here for a full job description Brianne Hillson Director of Corporate Services (E) We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 31 October 2021
    2022 Visitor Activity Enhancement Program - Applications open to October 31, 2021   The Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) Visitor Activity Enhancement Program provides annual funding to enhance the visitor experience through funding support for the development and production of a wide range of festivals, events and entertainment for an equally wide range of target groups. A limited amount of program funding is also available on an application basis to allow the Town to be responsive to new festival and event opportunities that have the potential to build our tourism economy. WHAT CRITERIA WILL BE CONSIDERED? The RMI program funds projects designed to have a positive impact on the Osoyoos and area tourism economy by focusing on the following key outcomes: • Increased resort activities and amenities; • Increased visitor activity; • Increased private investment; • Increased employment in the community; • Increased tourism component in the local economy; • Increased municipal tax revenue; and • Diversification of municipal tax base and revenue Applications must be submitted by October 31. For guidelines on how to make an application - CLICK HERE Download the 2022 Application Form - CLICK HERE Forward completed applications to: Town of Osoyoos, Chief Administrative Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 (e) (f) 250-495-2400
  • 26 October 2021
    Next Town Council to be held on Tuesday October 26, 2021 The regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole Meeting and Regular Open Meeting of October 26, 2021 are cancelled. Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM for a Special Open Meeting conducted electronically via Zoom and at 2:00 PM for a Special Open Meeting conducted electronically via Zoom in Council Chambers at Town Hall located at 8707 Main Street. Council meetings are streamed live on our website. Click here to watch the Council meeting live or view recorded meetings and can also be viewed on Eastlink's Community Channel. 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
  • 24 October 2021
    NEWS RELEASE South Okanagan Regional Aquatic Centre Survey Hard copies are available at these locations: Oliver Community Centre 6359 Park Drive Oliver, BC Osoyoos Band Office 1155 Sen Pok Chin Blvd Oliver, BC Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos, BC  
  • 22 October 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Bylaw Enforcement Officer Deadline October 22 The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley is accepting applications for the position of Bylaw Enforcement Officer. Position Information The Town of Osoyoos is currently accepting applications for a Full-Time Bylaw Officer. This position performs inspectional, regulatory, and investigational work involving the enforcement of Town Bylaws. The ideal candidate will have excellent skills in communication, leadership, and conflict resolution with experience and the ability to diffuse hostility in an effective manner. You will have the ability to work both independently and interdependently while exercising sound judgement and initiative. Proven experience, thorough knowledge and the ability to demonstrate the principles, methods, and equipment used in the capture, care, and handling and safe transportation of injured, vicious, or stray animals. Level 1 Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement and Investigative Skills Certificate and Certificate in Animal Control Basic training along with a valid British Columbia driver's licence are required. The ability to obtain a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Person Check is required. This position will be required to work shift work as well as work weekends and statutory holidays. Osoyoos is situated in a unique and special environment that includes the warmest freshwater lake in Canada and the warmest annual temperature. It is Canada's only true desert with the lowest annual precipitation and Sonoran Desert flora and fauna. Surrounded by stunning vistas, beautiful vineyards, fabulous golf courses and other outdoor amenities, it is an extraordinary area to visit, play in, and live. This is an exempt position and the Town of Osoyoos offers a comprehensive benefits package and a competitive salary. Qualified applicants need to apply online or by email with a letter of interest and resume by 4:00 PM, Friday, October 22, 2021. Click here for a full job description Brianne Hillson Director of Corporate Services (T) 250.495.6515 (E) We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 19 October 2021
    Water Shut Down Notice Hummingbird Lane and Nighthawk Drive - October 19 Water twinning work being completed by TwinCon Enterprises on Hummingbird Lane and Nighthawk Drive will require water be turned off on Tuesday October 19, between the hours of 7:30AM - 6:00PM. Please store any water that you may need in advance. We apologize for any inconveniences and we appreciate your cooperation moving forward. Please obey all construction signs and traffic personnel, enabling a safe environment for all public and construction personnel. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact: • TwinCon Enterprises Ltd - Justin Manuel, Site Representation (250) 488 3201 • TwinCon Enterprises Ltd – Jamie Lyons, Project Manager (250) 462 3424 Town of Osoyoos Operations (t) 250.495.6213 (e)
  • 18 October 2021
    Mayor McKortoff has proclaimed October 18 to 24, 2021 as Waste Reduction Week in Osoyoos. As a municipality, we are committed to conserving resources, protecting the environment and educating the community. We recognize the generation of solid waste and the needless waste of water and energy resources as global environmental problems and endeavor to take the lead in our community toward environmental sustainability. Communities, businesses and organizations across Canada have committed to working together to raise awareness of these issues during Waste Reduction Week in Canada, and the Town of Osoyoos encourages you to do the same! REDUCE | REUSE | RECYCLE For information on how to get involved in Waste Reduction Week, please visit: National Waste Reduction Canada - Recycling Council of British Columbia - Town of Osoyoos (t) 250.495.6515 (e)  
  • 16 October 2021
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms As of October 16, 2021 all public park washrooms are closed for the season except for the following which will remain open: GOODMAN PARK & MARINA WASHROOMS Monday - Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Town Hall (8707 Main Street) Monday - Friday (excluding statutory holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Marina                                                     Goodman Park                                                      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.   
  • 15 October 2021
    Water Systems 8 & 9 Shut Down starts October 15 The Osoyoos Rural Water Irrigation Systems 8 and 9 will shut down starting on Friday, October 15, 2021. An application and payment for extension of water service until Sunday, October 31, 2021 may be made at Town Hall (8707 Main Street) should your require late water. HOURS OF OPERATION   MONDAY – FRIDAY 9:00AM – 4:00PM *Excluding Statutory Holidays   Due to ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic only one customer is permitted at a time in the Town Hall foyer as per the Town of Osoyoos COVID Exposure Control Plan.  If you are sick or experiencing flu like symptoms please do not enter this facility. The deadline for late water submissions is Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm. Operational Services Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6213 (E)  
  • 12 October 2021
    Council Meeting Highlights for October 12, 2021 Click below to watch the video of the Regular Open Meeting. Regular Open Meeting REGULAR OPEN MEETING Staff Reports Council supported Destination Osoyoos’ application to the Economic Trust of the Southern Interior by providing a letter of support and committing the requested $2,500.00 from the Town’s Economic Development Budget. The purpose of the project, which would be managed by Destination Osoyoos, would be to prepare an analysis of the value of tourism to Osoyoos and identify new markets for tourism promotion, in addition to determining local residents’ perception of tourism in our community. Council authorized and approved the Town’s signatories to sign a lease with Osoyoos Junior Hockey for the Sun Bowl Arena for the purpose of operating the Osoyoos Coyotes Junior “B” hockey team. The lease is for a one year term at a rate of $500.00 per game and an additional fee of $250.00 per month for the operation of the concession. Bylaws Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 1373, 2021 was adopted. This bylaw updates the Permissive Tax Exemption bylaw for the 2022 tax year, as required by the Community Charter. Councillor and Mayor Reports Councillor Bennett attended the Primary Care Network meeting. Councillor Bennett attended the School District #53 board meeting. Councillor Bennett attended the Trail of the Okanagans Society meeting. Councillor Bennett and Mayor McKortoff attended the South Okanagan Aquatic Centre Advisory Committee meeting and encouraged everyone to complete the survey. Councillor Bennett attended the Mayor’s Round Table. Mayor McKortoff noted that on September 29th the Osoyoos Elementary School did a walk about along Main Street for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, drumming the Okanagan song. Mayor McKortoff attended the Economic Trust of the Southern Interior of BC meeting on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, where the Mayor participated in a smudge ceremony. Mayor McKortoff attended the Community Safety and Crime Prevention meeting. Mayor McKortoff attended the Okanagan Basin Water Board meeting. Mayor McKortoff attended the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen board meeting. Mayor McKortoff attended the Osoyoos Legion to meet the artist who painted the mural on their building. The mural represents the 100 year anniversary since the poppy fund was started. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website
  • 30 September 2021
    Registration for Recreation Programs starts September 15 Are you ready for fall? The NEW Fall Leisure Guide is now available to view online! Hard copies will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall starting August 26, 2021.  Registration for Fall Recreation Programs starts: September 15, 2021 at 8:45am ONLINE or IN PERSON at the Sonora Community Centre  Registration will not be taken over the phone Remember programs may be canceled due to low registration so register early to avoid disappointment. CLICK HERE to view the new 2021 Fall Activity & Program Guide    Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  
  • 19 July 2021
    Water Restrictions for Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9   Starting July 19, 2021 - Stage 1 Water Restrictions are in effect for Town and Rural Water District 8 & 9. What does this mean? Scroll down to find out more: Stage 1 – Twice per Week 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 Tuesdays and Saturdays Odd numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Wednesdays and Sundays 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)  No use of water hoses is permitted for the purpose of washing boats or motor vehicles. 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.              Schedule "A" Water Conservation and Staged Restriction Bylaw No. 1273 (Town) Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1357 (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 Make Water Work Plant Collection For more information please contact:   Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)   
  • 1 April 2021
    Boil Water Notice Agricultural Irrigation Systems 8 & 9 effective April 1 The Town of Osoyoos has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for Domestic Water Customers served by Agricultural Irrigation Systems 8 & 9 Effective April 1, 2021 until further notice.    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. System 8 and 9 Maps will show highlighted parcels - Yellow means BOIL WATER, BLUE means connected to Town Domestic System and is not required to boil their water. 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. Agricultural Irrigation 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.  You may also experience discolored water due to Spring flows.  To clear your water please flush your lines by turning on an exterior tap or the bathtub and run cold water for 10 to 15 mins or until water clears. Interior Health has been consulted, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved. The Town of Osoyoos has completed portions within System 8 and 9 for the Twinning projects.     The Town continues to work on ways of providing improvements to our 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. Click here for a Printable Version of the Boil Water Notice and Maps. 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)
  • 31 January 2021
    Time to Renew your Dog's License by January 31, 2021 Licensing and Control of Dogs, Bylaw 1036, 2016 Dog License Brochure The Town requires pet owners to register their dogs and renew their license annually. A dog license with up to date information ensures the Town can contact you if your pet is found. If you own a dog over six months of age, it must be licensed – even indoor pets. The fine for having an unlicensed pet is $50 per dog. Licenses are affordable and can be easily obtained by mail or in person. The fee is $22.00 per dog and $12.00 for a spayed or neutered dog. The Town accepts Cash, Cheque, Interec/Debit, e-Transfers and NOW Credit Cards (MasterCard/Visa) which will include a convenience fee. For more information on dog licensing please refer to Animal Control and Licensing. Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)
  • 30 October 2020
    UPDATES on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Town of Osoyoos Covid Exposure Control Plan | Visitor Screening Form | PreparedBC Pandemic Preparedness Guide Check this page regularly for ongoing updates on the Coronavirus situation as it relates to Town of Osoyoos facilities, programs, services and events.   Province-wide Restrictions - September 2, 2021 The Province of British Columbia has introduced new public health orders to manage COVID-19 activity. A summary of the new restrictions are listed below. For more information, please CLICK HERE. Visitors to all Town of Osoyoos indoor facilities are required to wear a mask. Please contact the Sonora Centre (250-495-6562 or for any questions regarding impact to recreational and exercise programs. • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces for people 12 years and older. • Low-intensity indoor group exercise is permitted to a maximum 10 people per class. High-intensity indoor group exercise is not permitted. • Outdoor group exercise is permitted up to 50 people per class. • Gatherings in vacation rentals are limited to five guests or one additional household. • Indoor personal gatherings are limited to five guests or one other household. • Outdoor personal gatherings (e.g. birthday parties, backyard BBQs, block parties) are limited to no more than 50 people. • Organized indoor gatherings (e.g. weddings, funerals, seated events) are limited to 50 people, and outdoors gatherings are limited to 100 people, both requiring a COVID-19 safety plan.   COVID-19 RELATED COMPLAINTS To make a complaint related to an infraction of the Province of BC's Health Orders on COVID-19, please call Interior Health at 250.770.5540   Immunization Information If you have already received your vaccine or are registered to get your vaccine soon – thank you. If you haven’t yet registered, please register today through one of the following options: 1. Online: Go to 2. By phone: Call 1-833-838-2323, seven days a week, 7 am to 7 pm (PDT). Translators are available. When you register, you will receive a confirmation number right away. Very soon afterward, you will be notified by text, email or phone call to book your vaccine appointment.   Interior Health Contact Information For non-medical questions or concerns about COVID-19, a provincial phone service has been established for British Columbians. They are open 7 days a week from 7:30am to 8:00pm and can be reached at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or by text at 604-630-0300. Posted November 13 @ 9:30am COVID-19 Immunization Campaign Q&A Posted March 12, 2021 Interior Health COVID-19 Pandemic Response Posted January 4, 2021   Town Communication The Town of Osoyoos is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely to ensure we continue to respond to emerging issues as they relate to Town facilities, programs, services and events. This includes following the direction of Interior Health, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control or the Government of Canada.   While the COVID-19 situation is changing daily around the world, we are mindful that our community is concerned about the potential impact of the further spread of the coronavirus and we are acting accordingly to do what we can to support public safety. 2020 07 06 Town of Osoyoos Covid Exposure Control Plan   OPEN Facilities IF YOU ARE SICK OR EXPERIENCING FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO NOT ENTER or USE THESE FACILITIES. If you make an appointment you will be asked to fill out a “Visitor Screening Form” before entering the premises. Please practice social/physical distancing at these locations/facilities. You must wear a mask Town Hall 250.495.6515 9AM-4PM Monday-Friday (Excluding Statutory Holidays) Sonora Community Centre 250.495.6562 Sunbowl Arena 250.495.6562 Contact Sonora Community Centre for more information. Goodman Park Washroom 250.495.6213 Marina Washroom 250.495.6213 Dog Park 250.495.6562 Osoyoos Regional Library 250.860.4033 Please refer to their website. Osoyoos& District Sanitary Landfill 250.495.6515 Outdoor Pickleball Courts 250.495.6562 Parks & Trails (unless identified below) 250.495.6562 Play Structure at Kinsmen Park 250.495.6562 Play Structure at Lions Park 250.495.6562 Skateboard Park 250.495.6562 Tennis Courts 250.495.6562 West Bench Complex 250.495.6562   Payments A variety of payment methods are available: Mail Drop off payment slot at Town Office (8707 Main Street) Telephone/Internet Banking/etransfer Post Dated Cheques Bill payment with your local Financial Institution NEW Credit Card Payments *If making your payment through Telephone or Internet banking your account number is the folio/roll number located at the top right of your tax notice.  Enter with no spaces and no decimals, i.e. 55600987000.   More Information For more information and updates, including answers to frequently asked questions and translated information, please consult the following resources: Interior Health Website First Nations Health Authority Government of Canada Website British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Website Self-Assessment Tool Service Canada Ready to Help Youth Service Canada Ready to Help Seniors Service Canada Ready to Help Businesses Still have questions? Visit these sites for trusted information and contact: HealthLinkBC / 811 if you have symptoms Call 1-888-COVID19 (268-4319) if you would like more information On behalf of Town Council and Staff we thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation on this matter. Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515 Osoyoos EOC 250.495.4635

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