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  • 1 July 2020
    Recycling Blue Bags No Longer Accepted as of July 1, 2020 As a result of a policy change by Recycle BC, the Town of Osoyoos will be phasing out the use of blue and clear bags for residential curbside collection as of July 1, 2020. Why Are Blue and Clear Recycling Bags Being Banned? Every plastic bag is removed by hand. This process is expensive and can lead to worker injury. Plastic is the highest source of contamination in paper and recent changes in the recycling market have made it more difficult to process paper mixed with plastics. Plastic bags can also wrap around sorting equipment, and removal requires constant shut down of recycling facilities. What's Next? At the December 16, 2019 Committee of the Whole Meeting, the Director of Operational Services presented two options to Council to replace the current collection system - Town supplied recycling bins and Contractor supplied recycling bins. The Director of Operational Services presented another report to Council at a Special Open Meeting on February 21, 2020, following which Council passed the following motion: "That Council direct staff to move forward with a rent to own program with Waste Connections Canada for the supply, maintenance, and replacement of recycling containers for the community for a 6 year term at a cost of $3.50/month/user and that the municipality pay the cost for the first 6 months of service in 2020 from solid waste reserves ($50,000.00)." What This Means... The Town of Osoyoos will work with Waste Connections Canada to ensure that each property included in the residential collection program is supplied with the appropriate number of 240 litre wheeled carts with lids in June 2020. This arrangement amortizes the full purchase cost over a period of 6 years and transfers the risk to the contractor for deployment, maintenance, and replacement for that period. After the 6 year term ends the carts will become the property of the Town and repair and maintenance will become the Town's responsibility. The cost per user is approximately $42/year, commencing in 2021.
  • 30 April 2020
    2020 Premier's Awards for Excellence in Education Deadline April 30 Government is once again proud to recognize the enormous contributions of British Columbia's exceptional teachers, administrators, and support staff who are vital to the cultural, economic, and social well-being of the province. The Awards recognize all outstanding education professionals who have made exceptional contributions to benefit their school, their students, and their communities.   The Awards are open to all education professionals within the BC K-12 public, independent, or First Nations school systems. This year, Awards will be given in the following categories: Community  Engagement District Leadership Extracurricular  Leadership Indigenous Education Outstanding New Teacher Outstanding Support (School Community) Outstanding Support (Teaching Assistant) Outstanding Team Collaboration School Leadership Social Equity and Diversity Nominations are now open and are welcomed from all BC citizens, including students, parents, teachers, administrators, trustees, and community organizations. The deadline to submit nominations is April 30, 2020. Additional information on the Awards can be found on the Premier's Awards for Excellence in Education website at: www.gov.bc.ca/excellenceineducation. Rob Fleming Minister of Education
  • 18 April 2020
    19th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Luncheon Osoyoos is privileged to be served by hundreds of individuals who volunteer their time with local service clubs, serve on boards and committees, organize community events and much more. Mayor and Council wish to celebrate the contributions of these citizens with the Annual Awards Ceremony and Lunch.   Date:          Saturday, April 18, 2020 Time:          12:00pm (noon) Location:    Sonora Community Centre Click on the link below to view/print the Nomination Package for the Awards that will be presented:  2020 Volunteer Award Nomination Package  Nomination packages can also be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall.  In addition, each group in attendance at the luncheon will be acknowledged. Please RSVP up to 6 members of your group* (please include names) to be coming from your organization and submit your nomination packages no later than Friday March 20, 2020 to: Sarah Dynneson  Program Supervisor  Sonora Community Centre Box 3010 - 8505 68th Avenue (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  sdynneson@osoyoos.ca *Please RSVP group member(s) that have confirmed their attendance as to ensure correct numbers for the caterer.  
  • 20 March 2020
    2020 Mixed Adult Slo Pitch League Team Submission by March 20 Play Ball! Adults 16 and older are welcome to play in this Co-Ed league. This is a great chance to have some fun and enjoy the spring season! Teams wanting to register can pick up registration forms at the Sonora Community Centre or can CLICK HERE. Forms must be completed and returned with payment to the Sonora Community Centre no later than Friday, March 20, 2020.  Games will begin Monday, April 6, 2020 at Desert Park. Fee: $375.00/team Sonora Community Centre 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca  
  • 13 March 2020
    Disposition of Lands Community Garden 8505 68th Avenue Pursuant to Section 24 and 26 of the Community Charter and in accordance with Section 94, notice is hereby given that the Town of Osoyoos intends to lease a portion of land to Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre (lands identified in blue) to be used as a Community Garden for a term of 5 years, from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2025. The land is to be leased for $1.00 per year.  The subject property is legally described as Part of Lot A, DL2450s, SDYD, Plan KAP77232  and more commonly referred to as 8505 68th Avenue, Osoyoos BC.   Please direct any inquiries to: Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor 8505 68th Avenue (T)   250.495.4623 (E)   sdynneson@osoyoos.ca
  • 2 March 2020
    PUBLIC HEARING Meadowlark Phase 3 March 2, 2020 Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.26, 2020 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.128, 2020  Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm in the Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers located at 8707 Main Street. Council will receive input on the Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.26, 2020 and the Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.128, 2020, which received first and second readings on January 20, 2020. Bylaw No. 1230.26, 2020 and Bylaw No. 1085.128, 2020 Proposes to change the Official Community Plan (OCP) Land Use Designation as follows: Current: Agricultural (AG)  Proposed: Intensive Residential Development (IRD) and proposes changes to the Zoning as follows: Current:  AG – Agricultural Proposed: IRD – Intensive Residential Development These proposed amendments to the OCP Bylaw and Zoning Bylaw will accommodate a new residential subdivision on the property legally described as Lot 3, Plan 8673, SDYD, District Lot 2450S, (10105 74th Ave - Meadowlark Dr) All persons will be given an opportunity to be heard and/or present written submissions on the matter above. Written submissions can be mailed to the undersigned or emailed to info@osoyoos.ca (The Town will only guarantee that emails received to this address will form part of the Council Agenda). The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for these matters. The deadline for written submissions is 12:00 pm (Noon) Friday, 28, 2020. A copy of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment may be reviewed at www.osoyoos.ca or at the Department of Planning and Development Services office, located at 8711 Main Street from February 13,14,18,19,20,21,24,25,26,27,28 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding lunch hours from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and excluding Saturdays and Sundays. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.128, 2020 Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.26, 2020 Report 1 Meadowlark Phase 3 - Hirabe Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 gmackay@osoyoos.ca  
  • 2 March 2020
    PUBLIC HEARING Meadowlark Phase 2 March 2, 2020 Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.25, 2020 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.127, 2020 Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm in the Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers located at 8707 Main Street. Council will receive input on the Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.25, 2020 and the Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.127, 2020, which received first and second readings on January 20, 2020. Bylaw No. 1230.25, 2020 and Bylaw No. 1085.127, 2020 Proposes to change the Official Community Plan (OCP) Land Use Designation as follows: Current: Agricultural - AG  Proposed: Intensive Residential Development (IRD), and proposes change to the Zoning as follows: Current: AG – Agricultural Proposed: IRD – Intensive Residential Development The proposed amendments to the OCP Bylaw and Zoning Bylaw will accommodate a new residential subdivision on property legally described as Lot 2, District Lot 2450S, SDYD, Plan 5584 Except Plan 9055 (10129 74th Ave – Meadowlark Phase 2) All persons will be given an opportunity to be heard and/or present written submissions on the matter above. Written submissions can be mailed to the undersigned or emailed to info@osoyoos.ca (The Town will only guarantee that emails received to this address will form part of the Council Agenda). The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for these matters. The deadline for written submissions is 12:00 pm (Noon) Friday, February 28, 2020. A copy of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment may be reviewed at www.osoyoos.ca or at the Department of Planning and Development Services office, located at 8711 Main Street from February 14,18,19,20,21,24,25,26,27,28  from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding lunch hours from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and excluding Saturdays and Sundays. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.127, 2020 Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.25, 2020 Report 1 Meadowlark Phase 2 - Hart  Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 gmackay@osoyoos.ca  
  • 2 March 2020
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday March 2, 2020 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday March 2, 2020 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
  • 28 February 2020
    2020 Community Service Grant Program Deadline February 28 The application process for the 2020 Community Service Grants is now open! The Town of Osoyoos assists non-profit organizations and community groups each year by way of the Community Service Grant Program. Organizations and community groups will be considered for receiving grant funding if their grant application meets the legislative criteria. Applications can be completed online by clicking here. Paper copies are also available at Town Hall (8707 Main Street) or the Sonora Community Centre (8505 68 Avenue). Please complete questions as required. All applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, February 28, 2020. Gerald Davis Director of Community Services 8505 68 Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.4621 (F)    250.495.5136 (E)   gdavis@osoyoos.ca
  • 18 February 2020
    Council Meeting Highlights for February 18, 2020 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole, Regular Open, Public Hearing, and Special Open meetings. Committee of the Whole Regular Open Public Hearing Special Open   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING    Delegations John Kurvink, RDOS Manager of Finance, presented the RDOS 2020 Draft Budget to Council. REGULAR OPEN MEETING   Delegations Sergeant Jason Bayda introduced Superintendent Brian Hunter, who started February 5th at the Regional Detachment, to Council. Sergeant Bayda also indicated to Council that the additional Osoyoos member position should be filled by this summer. Bylaws Council approved OCP and Zoning Application #Z20-01 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.131, 2020 was read for a first and second time. If adopted this amendment would rezone the property at 2 Braeburn Place from R7 High Density Residential to R1 Single Family Residential, which would match the surrounding properties. Council also set a Public Hearing date for March 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm in Council Chambers at Town Hall for the Zoning Amendment Bylaw and associated Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw. First and second reading was also granted to Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.27, 2020, which would include the subject property in the urban growth boundary and re-designate it in Schedule A of the OCP from High Density Residential to Low Density Residential. A public meeting to provide the community an opportunity for input into the OCP amendment, in addition to the required public hearing, will be forthcoming in the near future. Business Council authorized the issuance of Development Permit No. 20-01 for the Form and Character of the building located at 8702 Main Street – the future home of the Osoyoos Museum. Council supported applications to the Tire Stewardship BC Grant and the Kal Tire Grant for the purpose of installing pour in place rubber tire surfacing at Kinsmen Park in order to provide easier access to the adapted swing. Council approved the changes to the Sun Bowl Arena Management Agreement and authorized Town signatories to execute the agreement. Council approved the agreement with the Penticton Model Aviation Club for use of the Osoyoos Airport for the term January 1 to December 31, 2020 and authorized the Town’s signatories to execute the agreement. Council approved the funding of $7,000.00 for the Festival Society and $7,000.00 for the Fireworks Committee to be funded from the Resort Municipality Initiative for 2020. Council authorized the notice of intention to lease the property located at the east end of the back parking lot at the Sonora Community Centre for 5 years to the Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Center. The property is to be used as a community garden. Council approved the Licence to Use to the Wine Country Racing Association for 2020 and authorized the Town’s signatories to execute the agreement Council opted to provide a letter of support to the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch for the Osoyoos Indian Band’s application for a licence to operate a Community Gaming Centre on Band lands located across the street from the Petro Canada Gas Station on Highway 3 in Osoyoos. Reports Councillor Harvey attended the Traffic Safety Committee meeting. Councillor King attended the Age Friendly and Accessibility meeting. Councillor Bennett attended a meeting with MP Richard Cannings. Councillor Bennett attended the School District #53 meeting. Councillor Bennett donated blood in Penticton and encouraged people to do so as well. Mayor McKortoff and Councillor King attended the Community Safety meeting in Oliver. Mayor McKortoff and Councillor Bennett attended the Primary Care Network meeting. Mayor McKortoff and Councillor King attended the meeting with volunteer groups and Town staff. Mayor McKortoff encouraged residents to be proactive and be prepared for flooding. Public Hearing A Public Hearing was held in the Council Chambers on February 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm for Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.130, 2020. If approved this amendment would add the use of Shopping Centre to the C7 Special Commercial Zone. 5820 89th Avenue is the only property in Osoyoos with this zoning. Special Open Meeting Jim Zakall, Director of Financial Services, presented the Town of Osoyoos’ 2020 Operating and 5 Year Capital/Project Plan. This meeting was held in order to provide the community with an opportunity to comment on the Town’s Financial Plan and can be viewed by clicking here. A number of community members attended the meeting and addressed Council with respect to the Financial Plan. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca.   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.  
  • 18 February 2020
    PUBLIC HEARING Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.130, 2020 Feb 18 Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm in the Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers located at 8707 Main Street. Council will receive input on Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.129, 2020, which received first and second readings on February 3, 2020. Bylaw No. 1085.130, 2020  Proposes a Text amendment from: Existing: C7 – Tourist Commercial Proposed: Add Shopping Centre to the list of permitted uses in the C7 zone. All persons will be given an opportunity to be heard and/or present written submissions on the matter above. Written submissions can be mailed to the undersigned or emailed to info@osoyoos.ca (The Town will only guarantee that emails received to this address will form part of the Council Agenda). The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for these matters. The deadline for written submissions is 12:00 pm (Noon) Friday, February 14, 2020. A copy of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment may be reviewed at www.osoyoos.ca or at the Department of Planning and Development Services office, located at 8711 Main Street from February 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12,13, 14 from  8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding lunch hours from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and excluding Saturdays and Sundays. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.130, 2020 Report 1 Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.130, 2020  Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP  Director of Planning & Development Services  Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0  gmackay@osoyoos.ca
  • 18 February 2020
    Invitation Special Open Budget/Capital Plan Meeting On Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Council will hold a Special Open meeting at Town Hall Council Chambers beginning at 6:00 PM to assist with developing the Town of Osoyoos 2020 Operating Budget and 5 Year Capital Plan. The Public is invited to discuss and make recommendations on the content of the Operating Budget and the 5 Year Capital Plan. Members of the Public wanting to make a presentation (maximum 5 minutes) and/or request project funding are required to register at the meeting prior to 6:00 PM.   Members of the Public wanting to ask questions or make comments will not be required to register; however, will require acknowledgment of the Chair prior to comment or question.    The Agenda and Budget package will be available to view on February 14, 2020 at the Town Hall or on Town website.      Jim Zakall   Director of Finance  Box 3010, 8707 Main Street  Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0  (T)  250.495.6515  (E)  info@osoyoos.ca  
  • 11 February 2020
    PUBLIC CONSULTATION Official Community Plan Bylaw 1230.25 & 1230.26 Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.25, 2020 and Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.26, 2020 Public Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with Section 475 of the Local Government Act, a Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Sonora Community Centre located at 8505 68th Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public an opportunity to review information related to Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.25, 2020 and the Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.26, 2020, which both received first and second readings on January 20, 2020 at the Regular Council meeting. Bylaw No. 1230.25, 2020 and Bylaw No. 1230.26, 2020 These Bylaws propose to amend the Official Community Plan (OCP) by extending the Urban Growth Boundary around the subject properties and by designating the properties as Intensive Residential Development (IRD). The proposed amendments to the OCP Bylaw will allow for two rezoning proposals to proceed in order to accommodate two new residential subdivisions for properties located at 10129 74th Avenue and 10105 74th Avenue. A copy of the proposed OCP and corresponding zoning bylaw amendments may be reviewed at www.osoyoos.ca or at the Department of Planning and Development Services office, located at 8711 Main Street from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding lunch hours from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and excluding Saturdays and Sundays. Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1230.25, 2020 Report 1 OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.25, 2020 Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1230.26, 2020 Report 1 OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.26, 2020  Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0   gmackay@osoyoos.ca
  • 31 January 2020
    Council reviews 2020 Operating Budget and 5 Year Capital/Project Plan For Immediate Release January 31, 2020 Osoyoos, BC Printable Version Town Council and senior staff met for several hours on January 29, 2020 to review the 2020 Operating Budget and 5 Year Capital/Project Plan. Council had previously met on December 11, 2019 and reviewed and approved the 2020-2024 water and sewer operating and capital budgets and approved user rates for those services for 2020.   The approved water rates for 2020 see residential water fees in Town increase by 2% and in Rural Water Districts 8 and 9 by 1.71%. Water rates for other uses/users were increased by the same percentage amounts. For 2020 sewer user fees are increased by 3.99%. For in Town single family homes these increases amount to $7.19 for water and $10.22 for sewer per year.   After reviewing and deliberating the 2020 Operating Budget and 5 Year Capital / Project Plan, Town Council approved a draft operating budget and 5 year capital project plan that includes a municipal tax increase of 2.98%. The next step in the budget process is for Council to provide the opportunity for public input / comment respecting the draft financial plan. A meeting will be scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Hall for Council to receive that feedback. Notice of the meeting will be posted on the Town website and advertised in the Osoyoos Times. Questions and feedback respecting the financial plan can be given in person at the meeting or by written submission (info@osoyoos.ca).   Taken together, on the average single family home with an assessed value of $445,811, the combined property tax and utility rate increases result in a total increase in amounts paid to the Town of $88.46 per year ($7.37/month). A table following this media release sets out the comparative total Town charges on the average single family home between 2019 and 2020.   A large part of Council deliberations over the financial plan concerned the budget for the Osoyoos Fire Department. Administration brought forward a budget package that would move forward the Fire Department in a very tangible way to address the issues and recommendations made in the January 2019 Fire Department Master Plan.  The Master Plan identified a number of significant facts and concerns regarding the fire service including the following: Compared to other fire services in communities of similar size across BC, the Osoyoos Fire Department is underfunded. The fire department has fallen short in meeting the growing regulatory requirements for delivering fire services. Most of the Master Plan recommendations are essential and non-discretionary. Some will require 3 to 5 years to achieve full compliance. In addition to a comprehensive re-investment and renewal of capital equipment for the Fire Department the 2020 budget also proposes a significant investment in benefits, training and wages for our paid-on-call firefighters. Over 2020 the Department will hire 2 deputy chief positions in order to augment emergency response, follow through with training, operations and safety program enhancement, fire prevention, inspections, pre-planning and public education and ultimately implement the recommendations in the Fire Department Master Plan.   The draft 2020 operating budget includes an allowance for wage and benefits increases for hourly and salaried Town employees, a 2% increase to the RCMP budget, a $6.70 per year increase in solid waste and recycling fees, and increased budgets for a variety of municipal services including  roads and parks maintenance.   The draft 2020 capital budget includes amounts for community planning (OCP update and Zoning bylaw update), land and parkland acquisition, playgrounds, outdoor fitness and community garden improvements, trails, road and sidewalk improvements, accessibility upgrades, improvements at the Sonora Centre, Arts Centre and Desert Park, improvements and expansion of the Childcare Centre, a Town Hall space needs assessment and pre-design study, downtown enhancements, improvements at the sanitary landfill (new scale, scale house, litter fencing), occupational health and safety improvements and re-investment and renewal of Operational Services yard, fleet (e.g. new beach cleaner, street sweeper, aerial lift (bucket) truck, medium duty trucks, parks mower) and operating equipment (survey equipment, tools and storage) and preparation of a universal water metering implementation plan.   The January 29, 2020 agenda and complete budget package are available on our website at www.osoyoos.ca under the ‘Council’ tab at ‘Agendas, Minutes & Videos.’ -30- For more information contact:  Mayor Sue McKortoff 250.495.6515  Jim Zakall Director of Finance/Deputy CAO 250.495.6515 Comparative total charges on the average Single Family Residence with an assessment of $445,811 in 2020:   2020 2019 Difference Municipal Taxes* 646.39 620.26 26.13 Policing* 232.67 227.23 5.44 General Debt* 8.34 8.32 0.02 Fire Protection* 107.74 73.24 34.50 Fire Hall Debt* 43.49 45.23 -1.74 Garbage/Recycling** 140.70 134.00 6.70 Sewer** 266.34 256.12 10.22 Water** 366.44 359.25 7.19 Total 1,812.11 1,723.65 88.46 *             property tax charge **            utility charge  
  • 31 January 2020
    Time to Renew your Dog's License by January 31, 2020 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. 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
  • 13 January 2020
    Tennis Courts Closed January 13 until Further Notice The tennis courts are temporarily closed. Crews are currently fixing the damage to the fence that was sustained during the recent high winds.  For more information contact: Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 30 November 2019
    Seeking Program Instructors for Preschool/School-Aged Fitness Programs The Sonora Community Centre is looking for qualified instructors to run preschool and school-aged sport/fitness programs. Candidates should have experience and are comfortable with working with children ages 2 and up, have experience with leading sport focused activities (i.e. soccer), have some knowledge of the principles of physical literacy and possess a current First Aid/CPR Certificate.  Programs are held during after school hours and are subject to cancellation based on registration numbers.  Interested persons should contact: Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.4623 (E)  sdynneson@osoyoos.ca  This posting will remain in effect until a suitable instructor has been found. 
  • 1 November 2019
    WINTER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill Effective November 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020 Tuesday                     8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday             11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday                   8:00 am to 4:00 pm    RECYCLING IN BC - Click here for a comprehensive guide about recycling at the Landfill. HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING bins are accessible, without charge, during Landfill operating hours. YARD AND GARDEN WASTE without charge up to 100 Kg per load.  Conditions apply.   All loads entering the landfill must be covered and secured or will be fined as per Bylaw 1267. Click here for more information about the Landfill
  • 15 October 2019
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms As of October 15, 2019 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 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.   

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Family Day Skate at Sun Bowl Arena on February 17

Invitation Special Open Budget/Capital Plan Meeting on February 18

Osoyoos Concert Series - Company B Jazz Band February 22

Hootenanny for Hospice Fundraiser March 14

Osoyoos Fireworks Valentine's Day Dance February 8

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