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  • 15 October 2021
    Summer Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms Summer Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms | Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms All public park washrooms will be open daily from 7:00am to 10:00pm for the SUMMER season beginning May 1 to October 15. Town Hall Washrooms (8707 Main Street) Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm   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 September 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Senior Planner Open Until Filled The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of Senior Planner. Position Information The Town of Osoyoos is seeking an individual motivated to provide professional planning and development services to internal and external clients in the position of Senior Planner. This position reports to the Director of Planning and Development Services and will work cooperatively with diverse work groups in the organization and have the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with Council, Committees, and outside agencies. The challenging workload includes a varied, diverse, and sophisticated level of professional opportunities. The preferred candidate will have a master's degree in Community and Regional Planning or a closely related field combined with 3 years related experience OR a bachelor's degree in Community and Regional Planning or a closely related field combined with 7 years related and varied experience. Additional university accreditation in planning related programs such as urban design, sustainable development, or community engagement would be an asset. The preferred candidate will have knowledge of the Community Charter, Local Government Act, and other provincial policies in respect of planning matters. This position is a full-time unionized position that is 35 hours/week. The hourly rate is $39.76 - $44.18 per hour, plus an attractive benefits package. Click here for a full job description. 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 email careers@osoyoos.ca with a letter of interest and resume. The positing will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate is hired. Position related questions may be directed to: Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning and Development Services (T) 250.495.4606 (E) gmackay@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • 1 September 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Utilities Superintendent Open Until Filled The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of Utilities Superintendent. Position Information Reporting to the Director of Operational Services, this full-time exempt management position will coordinate and optimize the operation and maintenance of the Town's water distribution and waste water collection systems. The Utilities Superintendent will be responsible for ensuring that the Department's Water/Wastewater operators are adequately trained and supervised for regulatory compliance. The Utilities Superintendent will take on the role of Chief Operator for the Town's water distribution and waste water collection systems and will lead the Utilities Department into the next phase of evolution. The Town is looking for an EOCP Water Distribution Level ll or lll, Wastewater Collection Level ll, Water Treatment Level ll, and a Wastewater Treatment Level 1 operator but would consider an Under-graduate degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or diploma in Civil or related Engineering Technology an asset. You will also have 5-10 years of related experience with the operation and maintenance of a water distribution and waste water collection system and 2-3 years of experience in a supervisory position related to water and wastewater. A sound knowledge of computer related systems such as GIS systems and SCADA software and system would be beneficial. A valid Class 5 BC driver's license and a clean driving record are also required. The Utilities Superintendent is a new position for the Town of Osoyoos and would provide an excellent opportunity for encouraging growth, leadership, and mentorship for the right candidate. With a small operator group to manage, the superintendent will need to balance budget, training, O&M requirements while still providing service levels to users. Click here for a full job description. 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. The Town of Osoyoos offers a comprehensive benefits package and a competitive salary. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online or email careers@osoyoos.ca 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. All inquiries or questions about this exciting career opportunity should be directed to: Jared Brounstein Director of Operational Services (E) jbrounstein@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 31 May 2021
    Sonora Community Centre Spring Program Flyer The Sonora Community Centre is pleased to offer limited programs for the spring!  Registration starts Wednesday March 17th and can be done either by phone (250.495.6562) or online. COVID-19 Safety protocols are in place.  Sonora Community Centre Visitor Screening Form   Sonora Community Centre 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca     
  • 21 May 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Summer Recreation Leaders Deadline May 21 The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of Summer Student Recreation Leaders - Community Services. Position Information Energetic, caring individuals needed from June 28, 2021 to August 27, 2021. Applicants with previous experience working with children, a current First Aid Certificate, High Five training, and Swimming/Life Guarding are encouraged to apply. This is a bargaining unit position in conjunction with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - "Canada Summer Jobs", with a present wage rate of $17.79 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits. Deadline for resume submission is 4:00 PM, Friday, May 21, 2021. 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 outdoor amenities, it is an extraordinary area to visit, play in, and live. Please email careers@osoyoos.ca or apply online with a letter of interest and resume by 4:00 PM, Friday, May 21, 2021 with "Summer Student Recreation Leaders" in the subject line. Position related questions may be directed to: Brianne Hillson Deputy Corporate Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0 (E) careers@osoyoos.ca The above positions are open to all students. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 14 May 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Summer Program Coordinator Deadline May 14 The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of Summer Student Program Coordinator - Community Services. Position Information An energetic individual is needed from May 31, 2021 to September 3, 2021. Applicants should have previous experience working with children and a current First Aid Certificate. Good organizational skills and training in High Five - Principles of Healthy Child Development is an asset. This is a bargaining unit position in conjunction with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - "Canada Summer Jobs", with a present wage rate of $21.83 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits. Click here for a full job description. 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 outdoor amenities, it is an extraordinary area to visit, play in, and live. Please email careers@osoyoos.ca or apply online with a letter of interest and resume by 4:00 PM on Friday, May 14, 2021 with "Summer Student Program Coordinator" in the subject line. Position related questions may be directed to: Brianne Hillson Deputy Corporate Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0 (E) careers@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 11 May 2021
    Next Town Council to be held on Tuesday May 11, 2021 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM for the Committee of the Whole meeting and at 2:00 PM for the Regular Open Meeting in Council Chambers at Town Hall located at 8707 Main Street. The Town of Osoyoos Council meetings will be closed to the public until the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. On May 1, 2020 the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General repealed MO 83/20 and replaced it with Ministerial Order No. M139.  This order allows the Town to close all Council meetings to the public in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and enables Council to continue to conduct business. Council meetings will continue to be streamed live on our website. Click here to watch the Council meeting live or view recorded meetings.  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
  • 10 May 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Park Ambassadors Deadline May 10 The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the positions of Park Ambassador. Position Information The Town of Osoyoos is currently accepting applications for a Seasonal Park Ambassador from June 15 - Labour Day. This position will interact with residents and guests to Town parks and trails throughout Osoyoos and work with the public to achieve compliance of both the Parks and Community Facilities Bylaw and the Animal Control Bylaw. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to be mobile throughout the entire shift to attend all parks, including providing patrols on parks and trails. Training and experience in conflict resolution is an asset. This position requires the successful candidate to be able to operate an e-bike. This position is a Part-Time Seasonal unionized position. The hourly rate of pay is $18.62 - $20.69 per hour plus 15% in lieu of benefits. Click here for a full job description. 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 outdoor amenities, it is an extraordinary area to visit, play in, and live. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply to careers@osoyoos.ca or online with a letter of interest and resume by 4:00 PM on Monday, May 10, 2021. Position related questions may be directed to: Brianne Hillson Deputy Corporate Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0 (E) careers@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 10 May 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Bylaw Enforcement Officer Deadline May 10 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 Seasonal Bylaw Enforcement Officer from June 1 - Labour Day. 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 transport 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 license are required. This position will be required to work shift work as well as work weekends and statutory holidays. This is an exempt position with a wage rate of $23.00 - $25.00 per hour. Click here for a full job description. 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 outdoor amenities, it is an extraordinary area to visit, play in, and live. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply to careers@osoyoos.ca or online with a letter of interest and resume by 4:00 PM on Monday, May 10, 2021. Position related questions may be directed to: Brianne Hillson Deputy Corporate Officer Box 3070, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0 (E) careers@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 30 April 2021
    Thank You Volunteers! Osoyoos is privileged to be served by hundreds of volunteers who contribute towards the betterment of our community. In lieu of the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and Awards, Mayor and Council would like to extend their warmest THANK YOU to all of the groups and individuals who dedicated their time and energy in 2019 and 2020 to make Osoyoos the wonderful community it is.  2019 and 2020 Volunteer Award Nominations and Winners Best Volunteer Project 2019 WINNER: Canada Day Fireworks - Osoyoos Fireworks Committee 2020 Nominees: Wellness Check-in Calls - Desert Valley Hospice Society  2020 WINNER: New Building Project - Osoyoos & District Museum and Archives Outstanding Community Group 2019 Nominees: Osoyoos Festival Society 2019 WINNER: Osoyoos Concert Series 2020 Nominees: Osoyoos Schools Breakfast Program Osoyoos Farmers’ Market/Market on Main 2020 WINNER: Pioneer Walkway Volunteers Outstanding Individual Volunteer 2020 Nominees: Greg Torget George Peters Joanne Ziebart Dianne Lang Ingrid Nicholson Mike Truchan Leonard Gebhart Danny Barr 2020 WINNER: Larry Stone Congratulations to all the volunteer award nominees and winners!
  • 30 April 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Student Grounds Maintenance Open Until Filled The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of Summer Student Grounds Maintenance - Operational Services. Position Information A valid British Columbia driver's license is a requirement. Experience in the operations of powered yard maintenance equipment would be an asset. This is a bargaining unit position with a present wage rate of $17.79 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits. Click here for a full job description. 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. Please email or apply online with letter of interest and resume to careers@osoyoos.ca with "Summer Student Grounds Maintenance" in the subject line. The position will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate is hired. If you have specific questions about this career opportunity please contact: Jared Brounstein Director of Operational Services (E) jbrounstein@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 28 April 2021
    The Town of Osoyoos joins the BCFED Health and Safety Centre and Worksafe BC on April 28, 2021 in a National Day of Mourning to acknowledge workers that have been killed, infected, or seriously injured on the job. As we approach the April 28 Day of Mourning, it is appropriate to reflect on the fact that many workers continue to be; killed, infected, or seriously injured on the job. Many more have suffered and died from industrial accidents either caused by workplace exposures or inadequate safety measures. In British Columbia, 173 workplace fatalities were reported to BC WCB in 2020. This is still the tragic reality in many economic sectors. As COVID-19 rages on, we must also now add health care, long-term care, security, transportation/delivery, retail and banking to that growing list of affected workers. As we mourn those fallen heroes, we stand in solidarity with them, their loved ones, colleagues, and friends. April 28 is our National Day of Mourning to remember workers who have suffered work-related disability, disease and death. The Canadian Labour Congress first declared the Day in 1984. More than 100 countries now observe the Day. The day of observance was passed into legislation by the Workers Mourning Day Act, and encourages all Canadians to remember workers killed and injured in the workplace, or as a result of occupational disease. "Please consider attending a Ceremony, or pausing for a moment of reflection on April 28 to remember those workers who have lost their lives on the job." - Mayor Sue McKortoff For more information on the National Day of Mourning, please visit: https://www.healthandsafetybc.ca/resources/day-of-mourning/ https://www.dayofmourning.bc.ca/
  • 28 April 2021
    Pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter and within accordance of section 94 notice is hereby given that the Town of Osoyoos intends to lease the office portion of the Desert Sun Rise Marina located at Lions Park and one (1) parking stall located in the marina parking and staging area to Sunwest Investments Corporation for a three (3) year term, beginning May 15, 2021.  The fee associated with this lease is $8,000 a year with an option to renew for an additional two years. The subject property is legally described as Parcel Identifiers 011-089-261 and 011-015-071 Part Block 755, Plan A1057, DL 2450s, SDYD and Lot 763 DL2450s, Plan 2449, SDYD, more commonly referred to as the Desert Sunrise Marina and Parking Stall. The lease can be viewed online (www.osoyoos.ca) under Agendas, April 13, 2021 regular council meeting. For additional information regarding this lease, go to the Land Disposition webpage. Please direct any inquiries to: Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)   250.495.6515 (F)   250.495.2400 (E)   info@osoyoos.ca
  • 27 April 2021
    Council Meeting Highlights for April 27, 2021 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open meetings.   Committee of the Whole Regular Open   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING Petitions and Delegations Kelley Glazer, Executive Director, and Daniel Bibby, Chair, presented Destination Osoyoos’ 2020 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements to Council. Staff Reports Gerald Davis, Director of Community Services, reported to Council on the Community Services Department’s first quarter. Brianne Hillson, Deputy Corporate Officer, reported to Council on the Corporate Services Department’s first quarter. Jim Zakall, Director of Financial Services, reported to Council on the Financial Services Department’s first quarter. REGULAR OPEN MEETING Public And Other Hearings Council authorized the issuance of Development Variance Permit No. 21-01. This permit allows for an exterior patio and roof structure to be built in the rear yard of the property located at 39 Harbour Key Drive with a setback of four metres. Staff Reports Council approved the financial request of $2,000.00 from the 2021 Accessibility and Age-Friendly budget to complete the accessibility upgrades at the Osoyoos Curling Club. Council approved the lease between the Town of Osoyoos and Sunwest Investment Corporation to utilize a portion of the property commonly referred to as Desert Sunrise Marina for a three year lease, commencing May 15, 2021 and ending on September 15, 2023, at the rate of $8,000.00 a year with an option to renew for an additional two years. Council also authorized the Town’s signatories to execute the agreement. Council awarded the contract for the aerated lagoon rag removal to CHB Services Ltd in the amount of $225,907.50 and authorized the Town’s signatories to enter into a contract for the works specified in the Tender Documents. Council supported the submission of a grant application to the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund under the 2021 Emergency Operations Centres & Training stream through the RDOS and agreed to the RDOS receiving and managing the grant funding on the behalf of the Town. Should the application be successful, the funding would allow the Town of Osoyoos, the RDOS, and other member South Okanagan municipalities to respond to emergencies more efficiently through overarching protocols and procedures. Council approved the Licence to Use agreement with the Osoyoos Traditional Archery School for the use of the lands at 11600 Strawberry Creek Road for a three year term, from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023, at the rate of $150.00 a year and authorized the Town’s signatories to execute the agreement. Council approved the agreement with Osoyoos Model Aviation Club for use of the Osoyoos Airport until December 31, 2021 and authorized the Town’s signatories to execute the agreement. Council supported the application to the UBCM Local Government Development Approvals program. The requested funds would be used for a Land Use Procedures Bylaw, a Zoning Bylaw update, Applicant Outreach Program, Council workshop, and Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw Amendments. Bylaws Tax Rates Bylaw No. 1372, 2021 was read for the first three times and adopted. This bylaw changed the tax due date to July 2, 2021 and set a late payment penalty of 5% to be applied on July 3, 2021, with a further 5% to be applied on September 2, 2021. Mayor’s Reports Mayor McKortoff noted that there was a two-page spread in the April 21st edition of the Times Chronicle to celebrate Volunteer Week and acknowledge the nominees and winners of the 2019 and 2020 Volunteer Awards. Mayor McKortoff attended various Zoom meetings on healthcare and mayor updates with various Ministries and other BC communities. Mayor McKortoff attended the Official Community Plan Workshop with staff and Council at the Sonora Community Centre. Mayor McKortoff attended the International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control’s semi-annual meeting. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to continue to shop locally, support restaurants by ordering take-out, wear masks, and have a staycation. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca.
  • 27 April 2021
      For Immediate Release: April 27, 2021 Osoyoos, BC   Town of Osoyoos Announces Hiring of New Fire Chief The Town of Osoyoos is pleased to announce the hiring of Corey Kortmeyer as Fire Chief effective June 7, 2021.   Mr. Kortmeyer brings over 18 years of firefighting experience and extensive training in the field. He was most recently the Fire Chief and Director of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services for the District of Elkford BC where he managed a department of over 30 members. As the Fire Chief in Elkford, he oversaw the Emergency Services portfolio which included emergency response, training, emergency management, fire prevention, search and rescue, and yearly budget management.   The Town of Osoyoos is confident that Mr. Kortmeyer brings the skills, knowledge and personal suitability that will assist Osoyoos in meeting its present and future challenges in the Fire Department. Chief Kortmeyer – “I am honoured and humbled to join the Town of Osoyoos as Fire Chief.  Working alongside the fine members of the fire department and continuing the excellent efforts of Osoyoos Fire and Rescue is going to be an exciting challenge.  Fire and life safety is my passion, and I will dedicate my efforts to serving the community of Osoyoos in its times of need.  I will work hard to provide leadership as well as share my passion with others while having fun serving our community.” Chief Administrative Officer Allan Chabot said: “We look forward to Chief Kortmeyer joining us and promoting and continuing the excellent service that the Fire Rescue Department provides to our community.” For more information contact: Allan Chabot Chief Administrative Officer (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 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)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 31 March 2021
    Volunteer Recognition Awards Osoyoos is privileged to be served by hundreds of volunteers who contribute towards the betterment of our community. Each year the Town of Osoyoos recognizes and celebrates the valuable contributions volunteers make to our community through the Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic our annual event was not able to take place in 2020 and will not be able to take place this year as we had hoped. However, we would still like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication our community volunteers have exhibited.   This year, Council is planning to recognize individuals and their achievements made in 2019 and 2020 with a community recognition page in April 21st issue of the Times-Chronicle and on the Town of Osoyoos website. Provincial Health Orders permitting, a small award presentation may be able to take place outside. Click on the link below to view/print the Nomination Package for the Awards that will be presented:  2020 Volunteer Award Nomination Package   Please submit your nominations by Wednesday March 31, 2021 to:  Sarah Dynneson  Program Supervisor  Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  sdynneson@osoyoos.ca  
  • 26 March 2021
    NEWS RELEASE New BC Transit Buses Servicing Osoyoos and Penticton Routes To meet increasing demand, two routes servicing Osoyoos and Penticton will soon see larger buses that will help improve reliability and efficiency in the South Okanagan-Similkameen Transit System. In the coming days, medium-duty buses with an increased capacity to carry passengers will replace smaller light-duty buses that currently run on route 40 - Osoyoos/Penticton and route 41 Osoyoos Local. These larger buses will also support the current enhanced safety requirement for customers to maintain physical distancing on buses where possible. We also remind customers of our current face covering policy on buses and at bus shelters, and thank everyone for their ongoing support of this important mandate. The schedules and bus stop locations for service along these two routes will not be impacted by this change. For full route and schedule information, please visit: https://www.bctransit.com/south-okanagan-similkameen/home
  • 23 March 2021
    Request for Proposals (RFP) Marina Management Services Deadline March 23, 2021 The Town is requesting proposals to lease the office portion of the marina building located at Desert Sunrise Marina at Lions Park and one (1) parking stall located in the marina parking and staging area.   The Request for Proposals, which contains further details on the requirements and instructions on how to submit a proposal can be viewed electronically through the Town’s online Bids & Tenders System at https://interiorpurchasing.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en or by clicking HERE  The RFP Closing Date and Time is 2:00 pm on March 23, 2021. Proposals will be considered on the basis of the criteria stated in the RFP, which includes lease price and experience.  The Town reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to accept any proposal the Town considers most favourable to the interests of the Town.   General questions can be directed to:   Gerald Davis                                                                    Director of Community Services Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)   250.495.4621 (W)  www.osoyoos.ca Late submissions are not permitted in the Bids and Tenders system.  The details of a successful proposal will be posted on the Town website if and when a proposal is accepted by the Town.  
  • 9 March 2021
    RFP South Okanagan Aquatic Center Feasibility Study Deadline March 9 Through this Request for Proposals, the Town of Osoyoos on behalf of itself, the Town of Oliver, and the Osoyoos Indian Band (collectively the “Service Area Participants”) invites Proposals from consulting/architectural firms to perform a comprehensive Aquatic Centre Feasibility Study on the future development of an indoor aquatic facility to serve the public of the Service Area Participants. There is a maximum budget of $75,000 (excluding GST) available to complete these services, and the services must be completed before October 31, 2021. Closing Date and Time: March 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM local time. CLICK HERE to view the RFP Documents. * Please note that you will need to Create an Account to Register for this Bid or Submit a Question(s). Click on the BIDS&TENDERS button below to view/register/submit a question.    Andy Brennan, SCMP The Interior Purchasing Office Inc. 250-826-7996 andy@interiorpurchasing.ca www.interiorpurchasing.ca
  • 1 March 2021
    Help BC Bats - White-Nose Syndrome Monitoring Help BC Bats Reports of dead bats and bats flying during winter wanted. Bat researchers are asking for everyone's help to monitor the spread of white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed millions of bats in Eastern North America - and has recently been detected in Eastern Washington State. The disease does not affect people. If you see a dead bat or notice any winter bat activity, please contact the Community Bat Program at okanaganbats@gmail.com or 1-855-922-2287 ext. 13 as soon as possible. Safety note: Never handle live bats yourself. For more information please click here.
  • 1 March 2021
    Statistics Canada Hiring For 2021 Census
  • 10 February 2021
    NEWS RELEASE South Okanagan Regional Aquatic Centre Feasibility Study Request for Proposal For Immediate Release February 9, 2021 Osoyoos Indian Band, Towns of Oliver and Osoyoos Issue Request for Proposal The Towns of Osoyoos and Oliver and Osoyoos Indian Band are officially issuing a Request for Proposal to assess the feasibility of building and operating a Regional Aquatic Centre. These communities have long expressed desire for a year-round indoor aquatic facility to enhance quality of life, provide leisure and fitness activities, attract amenity migrants to the region, promote economic development and serve the visitor population including a growing winter season "snowbird" population. "The Osoyoos Indian Band fully supports moving forward with a feasibility study for a Regional Aquatic Center," says Chief Clarence Louie. "We understand and appreciate that the value of a collaborative approach to a centralized amenity is for the betterment of all of our communities." There are many planning, asset and financial factors that need to be understood, and the participating communities are now ready to approach these discussions in a more formal regional setting, commencing with a feasibility study for a South Okanagan Aquatic Centre. Mayor Martin Johansen stated, "that recreation and leisure sport play an important role in communities. Their many benefits include improving the health and well-being of individuals, and promoting the development of inclusive communities. Oliver is pleased to partner with Osoyoos Indian Band and the Town of Osoyoos in undertaking this feasibility study for a Regional Aquatic Centre." A South Okanagan Aquatic Centre Advisory Committee will be formed comprising of members from each Council and members of the community who will be involved in designing the public engagement and consultation process. "An indoor public pool continues to be a high priority for many local Osoyoos residents," said Osoyoos Mayor Sue McKortoff. "A recent Community Services review showed that this issue is top of the list for area families. But since the cost of a pool and the ongoing cost for operating a pool is high and could be difficult to manage for any single municipality, I am pleased that Osoyoos, Oliver, and the Osoyoos Indian Band are working together to undertake a feasibility study." More information: South Okanagan Aquatic Centre Feasibility Study RFP: https://interiorpurchasing.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en General Inquiries - Gerald Davis Director of Community Services Town of Osoyoos (T) 250.495.4621 (E) gdavis@osoyoos.ca
  • 4 February 2021
    NOTICE Vedette Drive Re-Construction Twincon Enterprises Ltd will be commencing construction on Vedette Drive starting February 4, 2021. This project will provide the area will a full urban streetscape with sidewalk, curb and gutter as well as landscaping and street light improvements. The Town is also taking this opportunity to replace an aging section of water main to ensure longevity of the surface improvements as well as ensure uninterrupted water supply for the serviced properties for years to come.     This project will take approximately 16 weeks to complete and we ask that public minimize travel along this corridor for the duration of construction.   The Town and Twincon Enterprises Ltd appreciates your cooperation and patience while this work takes place. Should you have any concerns please contact Operational Services at 250-495-6213.  
  • 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)  info@osoyoos.ca

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