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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 August 2021
    Summer Camps Join us for a summer full of fun and adventure! This year we have two NEW camps to try out! Due to current COVID-19 restrictions space in our camps is limited and priority registration will be given to Osoyoos/RDOS Area “A” residents (Primary address must be within Osoyoos or RDOS Area “A” ) Click HERE to view the Summer Camp Flyer Registration Local Residents Register IN PERSON at the Sonora Community Centre: Tuesday June 15 8:30am-12:00pm or Thursday June 17 2:00pm-5:30pm All other registrations can be done starting June 18th Call 250.495.4623 or email recreation@osoyoos.ca to make alternate arrangements for registration.
  • 24 July 2021
    Summer Fitness Classes & Weight Room Access The Sonora Community Centre is pleased to offer limited fitness classes this summer! Click HERE for more information. Registration starts Tuesday May 25th 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   
  • 23 July 2021
    Learn to Swim in Osoyoos Lake The Town of Osoyoos is pleased to be partnering with Water Waves First Aid & Aquatics to bring swimming lessons to Osoyoos this summer! More than just learning how to swim, this program will teach children how to be safe in and around the water. Parents are not required to be in the water but must be prepared to get wet. COVID-19 distancing and cleaning protocols are in effect. For more information about the classes visit www.waterwaves.ca WHEN:              Monday-Thursday July 12-July 22 LOCATION:       Gyro Beach CLASSES:          Little Minnows                Ages 3-4 years      3:15pm-3:45pm or 4:45pm-5:15pm                          Mini Ogopogo                 Ages 5-6 years      4:00pm-4:30pm                          Trout                             Ages 6-7 years      3:30pm-4:00pm                          Dolphin                         Ages 7-10 years     4:15pm-4:45pm                          Rattlesnake/Megaladon   Ages 10-13           5:00pm-5:45pm COST: $98.80/8 sessions REGISTER: Registration will start Tuesday June 15th at 8:30am. Phone the Sonora Community Centre at 250.495.6562 Online: www.osoyoos.ca MORE INFORMATION: For more information about the levels visit www.waterwaves.ca
  • 2 July 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Parks Maintenance Specialist Deadline July 2 The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of Parks Maintenance Specialist. Position Information The Parks Maintenance Specialist performs a variety of horticulture and turf maintenance work including weeding, fertilizing, pruning, and planting duties in the Town's parks, trails, and facilities. The Parks Maintenance Specialist also performs integrated pest management and inspects Town trees for hazards and maintains the inventory of Town trees. The Parks Maintenance Specialist assists the supervisor in the development and ongoing maintenance of tree, turf, and plant management plan(s). The Parks Maintenance Specialist will work with the irrigation system operators for the Town of Osoyoos to ensure effective and efficient watering in Town parks and facilities. The Parks Maintenance Specialist will be required to perform the duties of a Utility Operator to fill operational needs as they arise. The ideal candidate will be able to answer routine questions and inquiries from the public and contractors related to gardening, tree, and pest control practices. The ideal candidate will have completed a two-year diploma in arboriculture or horticulture supplemented with a minimum of two-years experience in a municipal government or private arboriculture/landscape nursery business. A current valid Class 5 Driver's Licence and a valid BC Pesticide/Herbicide Applicators Licence is required. This position is a full-time unionized position that is 40 hours/week. The hourly rate is $27.95 - $33.06 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 by email with a letter of interest and resume. Resume deadline is Friday, July 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM. All inquiries or questions about this 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.
  • 30 June 2021
    Osoyoos Story Walk  Join in on our new outdoor reading experience! StoryWalk® boards have now been installed along the Canal Trail starting at the West Bench trail head. While you enjoy the trail, you and your kids can read the story "Max Goes to the Space Station" by Jeffrey Bennett. The story has a little bit for every age and will spark the imagination and curiosity of your children while enjoying one of Osoyoos' most popular trails!  StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.   
  • 30 June 2021
    Cactus Kids Day Camp Registration starts June 15 and June 17 All kids ages 5-12 are invited to come and participate!  Our exciting theme weeks are fun-filled with crafts, games, swimming and special events!  The Cactus Kids Day Camp begins on July 5, 2021 and runs till August 27, 2021.   Registration:  Registration will start for local residents June 15 8:30am-12:00pm & June 17 from 2:00pm-5:30pm in person at the Sonora Community Centre. All other registrations can be done starting June 18th.  Call 250.495.4623 or email recreation@osoyoos.ca to make alternate arrangements for registration.  Registration will not be available online. Registration will not be accepted before the Registration Days. Please bring child’s birth certificate to register. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are only able to take weekly registrations. Half-days, one day registrations or drop-ins will not be available. Registration for the week must take place by 12:00pm (noon) the Friday before the week is to start.  Special rates for 2 or more siblings registering at the same time!  Information Brochure - CLICK HERE Don't miss out on the action this summer! It is strongly recommended that participants wear hats, sunscreen and bring water! For more information please contact: Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6562 (E) recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 30 June 2021
    Community Services Fees and Charges Increase as of June 14 2021 Beginning Monday, June 14, 2021, fees for the Community Services Department, including drop-in, membership and rentals fees at the Sonora Community Centre and Sun Bowl Arena will be increased 2.8%. This is in accordance to the Recreation Department Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw. CLICK HERE to review the 2.8% CPI Adjustments. This increase is a result of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 22 June 2021
    Next Town Council to be held on Tuesday June 22, 2021 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, June 22, 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
  • 21 June 2021
    Statement from Mayor McKortoff On National Indigenous Peoples Day   Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day and on this summer solstice, please join me in honouring First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.   The diverse and rich cultural history of Indigenous peoples in the South Okanagan has an important impact on residents in Osoyoos and are the historical backbone of this community. The Town of Osoyoos is honoured to have developed a respectful working relationship with the Osoyoos Indian Band, and is committed to continuing this relationship in the spirit of responsibility and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.   Please join me today and take a moment to reflect and learn more about the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Every resident of Osoyoos has a role to play in the reconciliation process. Learn more about Indigenous Peoples Day at https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/     For more information contact: Mayor Sue McKortoff (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 21 June 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Relief Clerk/Relief Program Assistant Deadline June 21 The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of Relief Clerk/Relief Program Assistant. Position Information The Town of Osoyoos is seeking experienced, self-motivated individuals to provide relief administrative/clerical coverage on a casual/on-call basis. Relief employees will cover for illness or vacation for permanent Town employees and will assist with special projects and assignments in different departments within the Town of Osoyoos organization. These are CUPE bargaining unit positions and the 2021 rates of pay are $25.92 - $28.80 (Relief Clerk) and $19.65 - $21.83 (Relief Program Assistant) per hour plus 15% in lieu of benefits. Hours of work vary and may include evenings and weekend shifts. This position requires the flexibility to work with minimum notice. Click here for the full Relief Clerk job description Click here for the full Relief Program Assistant 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. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online or email careers@osoyoos.ca with a letter of interest and resume by 4:00 PM, Monday, June 21, 2021. Position related questions may be directed to: Brianne Hillson Director of Corporate Services 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 June 2021
    "Normal" Water Restrictions for Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9 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 Normal – ALTERNATE DAYS WATERING: a)  Days of Watering:   Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial and other non-agricultural properties as follows: Even numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday Odd numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday   b)  Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential and commercial): Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above. c)  Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential and Commercial): Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and from 7:00 PM to 12:00 midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above. d)  Sprinkling is not permitted between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM during any day at any time of the year. Only one ½” (9mm) diameter outlet (outside tap) may be used at one time for sprinkling, and further, it is not permissible to use an open pipe or hose for irrigating purposes. e)  Use of water hoses is permitted for the purpose of washing boats or motor vehicles only when equipped with an automatic shut off nozzle.  f)  No person shall use water to wash sidewalks, driveways or parking lots, except and only if necessary for applying a product such as paint or preservative, or when preparing a surface prior to paving or repointing bricks, or if required by law to comply with health or safety regulations.  g)  Notwithstanding the above, the following are exempt from restrictions: i)    Watering of public sports playing fields, turf farms, and golf courses; ii)   Watering of flower and vegetable gardens, decorative planters, shrubs and trees using micro-irrigation, drip-irrigation, or a hose with an automatic shut off nozzle; iii)  Commercial car washes so long as each vehicle wash does not exceed 57 L of water. iv)  Under authority of permit issued under this bylaw.   h)  As a further exemption restriction, owners or occupiers of property who, by reason of physical or mental incapacity are unable to water their property within the restricted days and times, may water their property on any two days of the week for a maximum of 8 hours per day.            For more information please contact:   Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca   
  • 8 June 2021
    Council Meeting Highlights for June 8, 2021 Click button to watch the videos of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open meetings. Committee of the Whole Meeting Regular Open Meeting COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING Petitions and Delegations Cherry Fernandez, Executive Director, Elmira Galiyeva, LIP Coordinator, and Catarina Oliveria, Student Intern, presented an overview of the services provided by South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services and shared their video “What Do You See?” with Council. The video was created in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce across the Okanagan Valley to highlight the strength in diversity as One Community and One World. Janice Liebe, President, presented to Council on behalf of the Trail of the Okanagans Society. The Society is requesting that Council prioritize 87th Street as a bike path connection from Main Street to the north, locate a bike hub (repair and water station) at the new museum, maintain Masterplan AAA Cycle Path Standards, and work with the Society on the southern connection for the hoped for 370 km hiking and cycling trail, which would run from Sicamous, BC to Brewster, WA. REGULAR OPEN MEETING Petitions and Delegations CAO Chabot introduced Corey Kortmeyer as the new Fire Chief for the Town of Osoyoos. Chief Kortmeyer comes from Elkford, BC, where he served as the Fire Chief for the past eight years. Staff Reports Council received the Draft 2020 Annual Report and directed staff to fulfill the statutory requirements for public inspection and notice as prescribed in the Community Charter. The Report will be considered by Council at a Special Open Meeting on June 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM in Council Chambers and broadcast via Zoom. Council approved the budget adjustments for taxes collected and transferred to other governments as outlined in the report from Jim Zakall, Director of Financial Services. These adjustments were required as the requisitions came in after the original financial plan was adopted. Councillor and Mayor’s Reports Councillors King and Bennet attended the South Okanagan Aquatic Centre Advisory Committee meeting. Councillor King attended the Accessibility and Age-Friendly Committee meeting. Councillor Bennett attended the Trail of the Okanagans meeting. Councillor Bennett attended the School District #53 meeting. Mayor McKortoff attended the Interior Health Mayors weekly update meetings. Mayor McKortoff was interviewed by CBC Radio, along with Oroville Mayor Jon Neal, on the status of the International Border closures. Mayor McKortoff noted that June 10th will be proclaimed as Portugal Day. Mayor McKortoff shared that the Osoyoos Festival Society is encouraging people to decorate their homes and businesses for Canada Day. There will be prizes awarded for the top five homes and businesses. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca.
  • 7 June 2021
    NOTICE Town Hall Temporary Change of Office Hours Effective Monday, June 7, 2021, the Town Office located at 8707 Main Street will be open to the public from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, excluding weekends and statutory holidays. Due to physical distancing requirements, only one person is allowed in the building at a time. Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 31 May 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SUBJECT: Structure Fire 2021-05-31 at 08:30 At 16:27 hours on May 30th, Osoyoos Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire in the 12000 block of Hwy 97. Osoyoos Fire Rescue responded with 3 Engines, 2 Command Vehicles, 1 Rescue, 1 Water Tender, and requested another Water Tender from Oliver for Mutual Aid. A total of 17 fire personnel were on the scene. Upon the arrival of the Command Vehicle, flames were coming out a South West window and fire had started burning through the roof. All occupants were out of the structure. The first Engine arrived approximately 8 minutes from the time of page. Firefighters pulled attack lines and knocked down the fire from the outside. Crews were on scene for 3.5 hours fighting the fire and completing overhaul work. 7 people are in the care of Emergency Support Services BC. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. For more information please contact: Deputy Chief Ryan McCaskill Email: rmccaskill@osoyoos.ca
  • 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!
  • 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 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
  • 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.   Interior Health Mobile Immunization Clinic in Osoyoos - June 16 and 17 Interior Health’s mobile immunization clinic will make a stop in Osoyoos on June 16 and 17 for anyone who has not yet received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.   No advance appointments are necessary for this clinic. People who live or work in the Osoyoos area will be able to walk-up, register and receive a COVID-19 vaccine.   Interior Health’s mobile immunization clinics are a partnership with the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA), and are travelling through the Interior region, making stops in over 40 communities along the way.   Drop-In Vaccinations               Location:        Gyro Osoyoos Park, 15 Park Place             Time:              Wednesday June 16 and Thursday June 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.             Who:              People in the Osoyoos area who are born in 2009 or earlier, and who have not yet received their first dose of  the COVID-19 vaccine.    Restrictions on Travel Between Regions of the Province On April 23, 2021 the Province established travel restrictions for non-essential travel in B.C. by Ministerial Order No. M172. The restrictions are in place until May 25 to stop the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. Fines can be given to people who leave their region for non-essential travel. Stay local and stay in your community. Do not travel for non-essential reasons. For more information please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/travel/current#restrictions   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 https://www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/s/ 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.   Latest Bulletins: 2021 03 30 EOC COVID-19 BULLETIN 24 2021 03 04 EOC COVID-19 BULLETIN 23 2020 12 17 EOC COVID-19 BULLETIN 22 2020 11 20 EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 21 - State of Emergency-PHO-Masks Posted November 20 @ 4:30pm 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 Interior Health issues COVID-19 alert Posted November 10, 2020 2020 10 30 EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 20 - State of Emergency-PHO-Social Interaction  Posted October 30 @ 4:00pm   Message from Mayor (Updated March 4, 2021) The Province of BC continues to be subject to a Provincial State of Emergency. The State of Emergency was originally declared on March 18, 2020 and has again been extended until at least March 16, 2021 making it the longest state of emergency in the Province’s history.   The declaration and its continuation is a coordinated effort by the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Ministers of Health and Public Safety and Solicitor General, and Premier Horgan and allows health and emergency officials to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. More information regarding the Provincial State of Emergency and COVID-19 Information and Resources can be found here: Provincial State of Emergency: COVID-19 Information & Resources   Rules around international travel and border crossings and travel within Canada are complex and changing as the Federal / Provincial response to the pandemic unfolds. Persons contemplating travel outside of, or within, Canada should check the rules before doing so. Information regarding travel restrictions can be found at the aforementioned website and here: COVID-19: Travel, quarantine and borders   Thank you all for your continued efforts to keep Osoyoos a safe place to live and work. The steps you take- washing your hands often, staying a 2 meter distance from others, wearing masks, staying home when you are sick, staying within your bubble and not hosting visitors or events and postponing travel has proven to make an important difference in helping to keep all of us safe.   During the next few months we will be doing whatever we can to assist Interior Health with distributing a COVID vaccine in Osoyoos to enable our citizens to get immunized as soon as possible. We will also help distribute information regarding vaccination when the plan has been developed and Interior Health has announced it to keep you apprised of further information on when you can expect to be vaccinated and ensure that no citizen who wants to be vaccinated is missed.   Further information regarding COVID-19 can be found below following this message.   Thank you all for continuing to show kindness to one another during this challenging time, and for supporting our local businesses. I see many of you wearing the Destination Osoyoos button which says “Kindness is Contagious”. I know we can all use some of that now. Mayor Sue McKortoff 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 Please click on the link below to view current/previous Bulletins posted. https://osoyoos.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/94866  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. Town Hall is only permitting one person at a time into the facility. Town Hall 250.495.6515 9AM-1PM Monday-Friday (Excluding Statutory Holidays) Sonora Community Centre 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Sunbowl Arena 250.495.6562 Contact Sonora Community Centre for more information. Goodman Park Washroom 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca Marina Washroom 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca Dog Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Osoyoos Regional Library 250.860.4033 Please refer to their website. Osoyoos& District Sanitary Landfill 250.495.6515 landfill@osoyoos.ca Outdoor Pickleball Courts 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Parks & Trails (unless identified below) 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Play Structure at Kinsmen Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Play Structure at Lions Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Skateboard Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Tennis Courts 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca West Bench Complex 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Town Offices Remain CLOSED to the PUBLIC Below is a list of Town Offices that are currently closed to the public. You may be able to conduct some business in person by appointment only. You can still contact the facilities by phone or email as follows:  Planning & Development Services 250.495.6191 plan@osoyoos.ca By Appointment Only Bylaw Enforcement 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca By Appointment Only Fire Hall 250.495.4631 fire@osoyoos.ca By Appointment Only Operations (Public Works) 250.495.4613 pubworks@osoyoos.ca By Appointment Only RCMP Office 250.495.7236 Emergency Call 9-1-1   At this time Town staff continue to work during regular scheduled office hours to bring services to the community and to perform necessary maintenance. Essential services are being maintained. CLOSED Facilities Desert Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Boat (Paid) Trailer Parking Lot 250.495.6515 Closed for the season Splash Park 250.495.6562 Closed for the season Pioneer Walkway Washroom 250.495.6213 Closed for the season All Public Washrooms (unless identified above) 250.495.6213 Closed for the season Sunrise Marina 250.495.6562 Closed for the season Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. 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 info@osoyoos.ca Osoyoos EOC 250.495.4635 eoc@osoyoos.ca

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