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  • 12 March 2021
    Sonora Community Centre Winter Program Flyer UPDATE:  Due to the current Provincial Health Orders we are unable to take registration for any fitness class (except Yoga), Pickleball or Archery. More information about these programs will be released after February 5th, 2021.   The Sonora Community Centre is pleased to offer limited programs for the winter!  Please note - some programs may not be able to run due to Provincial Health Orders.  Registration starts Tuesday January 12th 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     
  • 1 March 2021
    Statistics Canada Hiring For 2021 Census
  • 26 February 2021
    2021 Community Service Grant Program Deadline February 26 FIN-001 Community Service Grants Policy Revised The application process for the 2021 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). Town Hall is open Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:00pm. Please complete questions as required. All applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, February 26, 2021.   Gerald Davis Director of Community Services 8505 68 Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.4621 (F)    250.495.5136 (E)
  • 4 February 2021
    RFP Traffic Marking Services Deadline February 4 Through this Request for Proposals, the Town of Osoyoos invites Proposals for the supply of traffic marking and line painting services for municipal roads within the Town.  The contract will be for a one-year initial term, with four optional extension periods of one-year each, subject to mutual agreement on terms.  The Services for 2021 shall commence by May 1, with all Services complete no later than June 30, 2021.  Closing Date and Time: February 4, 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
  • 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)
  • 26 January 2021
    Next Town Council to be held on Tuesday January 26, 2021 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, January 26, 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
  • 14 January 2021
    Town of Osoyoos 75th Anniversary
  • 14 January 2021
    RFP Main Street Improvements Design (Park Place to Kingfisher) Deadline January 14 Through this Request for Proposals, the Town of Osoyoos seeks to select a design and engineering firm to deliver a Schematic Phase Design with Class C Cost Estimate for boulevard and roadscape improvements to the section of Main Street, Osoyoos between Park Place and Kingfisher Drive.  These are the ‘Base Services’ to be delivered. Closing date and time is January 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM local time. In addition, this RFP includes for the following extra ‘Optional Services’ which may be added to the Consultant’s contract at the Town’s sole discretion: A concept ‘master plan’ for improvements to the entire stretch of Main St. from Eagle Court to Cottonwood Drive. Detailed Design for the section of Main St. between Park Place and Kingfisher Drive, which builds-on the Schematic Design and results in ‘tender-ready’ package of drawings, specifications and schedule of quantities suitable for the Town to proceed to procurement and construction. Construction Contract Administration & Technical Support to the Procurement Process for the construction of the section of Main St. between Park Place and Kingfisher Drive. Full details on the requirements are provided in the link below or on BC Bid. 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
  • 31 December 2020
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  • 31 December 2020
    Notice Disposition of Land Okanagan Regional Library 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 a portion of the following property to Okanagan Regional Library for a term of 3 years, from January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2023 for the purposes of operating a library. The fee associated with this lease is based on a triple net rate of $9.40 per sq. ft. at 3,380 sq. feet, plus an amount of $6.00 per sq. ft. for utilities, maintenance and janitorial service. The fee will be paid quarterly and will increase annually by the Vancouver CPI for the portion of the fee associated to utilities, maintenance and janitorial services. Subject property is legally described as Portion of Lot A, Plan KAP77232, DL2450s, SDYD, PID 026-173-247 and more commonly referred to as 8505 68th Avenue, Osoyoos, BC. 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 
  • 21 December 2020
    Council Highlights for December 21, 2020 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 Delegations Brenda and Michael Arychuk from Oliver and Osoyoos Search and Rescue made a presentation to Council on the completion of their Truck and Trailer Station and thanked the Town of Osoyoos for their contribution of $5,000.00 through the Community Grant-in-Aid Program. Business Council discussed possible uses for the new COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Applications are due on January 27, 2021 and the program targets projects that must begin construction by September 30, 2021 and must be completed by December 31, 2021. Gina MacKay, Director of Planning and Development, reported to Council on the change in ownership of the remainder parcels at the top of Dividend Ridge and the proposed change of use from strata duplex to single-family residential – both of which are allowed under the current R3 zoning. Council reviewed the structure of the draft Official Community Plan Update and provided feedback to the Director of Planning and Development on the Community Goals and Policies section. REGULAR OPEN MEETING Employee Service Recognition Mayor McKortoff recognized and thanked the following Town employees for their service and commitment to the residents and community: Frank Zandvliet – 30 years of service Tom Snoek – 25 years of service Gerald Davis – 15 years of service Steve Shannon – 15 years of service Justin Price – 5 years of service Water Matters Water Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw No. 1355.01, 2020 was adopted, effective January 1, 2021. This bylaw sets the water fees for users within the Town of Osoyoos, which increased by 3.22% in order to offset the increase in operating expenditures. Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw No. 1357.02, 2020 was adopted, effective January 1, 2021. This bylaw sets the water fees for users outside of Town limits, which increased by 2.77% in order to offset the increase in operating expenditures. Bylaws Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.28, 2020 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.132, 2020 were read for a third time. If adopted these amendments would allow for a residential development with a maximum of 65 units to be located at 5601 Lakeshore Drive. Sewer Fees Bylaw No. 1368, 2020 was adopted, effective January 1, 2021. This bylaw sets the sewer fees and sewer connection fees for users within the Town of Osoyoos and users receiving extraterritorial service in the RDOS Electoral Area “A”. Fees increased by 5.20%, which is an annual increase of $14.65 for a single family residence, to offset the increase in operating expenditures. Waste Management Services and Regulations Bylaw No. 1370, 2020 was adopted. This bylaw establishes and sets regulations for services to collect and dispose of solid waste and recyclable materials within the Town of Osoyoos. Due to additional costs associated with replacing blue bags with recycling bins and a new contractor at the Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill, garbage/recycling collection fees will increase from $140.70 to $170.50 and rates at the landfill increased effective December 21, 2020. Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 1369, 2020 was adopted. This bylaw authorizes the Town to borrow up to $1,500,000.00 to meet current expenditures and pay amounts to meet the municipalities taxing obligations. Business Council allowed staff to purchase three additional Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) with spare cylinders from Rocky Mountain Phoenix Inc. in the amount of $27,801 plus GST under the 2020 and 2021 Capital Plan. These extra units will be used with the Rapid Response Vehicle which is scheduled to be purchased next year. Council approved the lease between the Town of Osoyoos and Okanagan Regional Library to utilize a portion of the Sonora Community Center, located at 8505 68th Avenue, for a three year lease commencing on January 1, 2021 and ending on December 31, 2023 at the rate of $15.40 per square feet and authorized the Town’s signatories to sign the agreement. Council directed staff to negotiate a new lease with the Desert Park Exhibition Society in order to identify the future needs of the RV park and to identify how an upgrade will be managed. Council also directed staff to bring the RV Site upgrades forward as an item at the 2021 budget meeting. Council was notified that Jared Brounstein, Director of Operational Services, will bring a report to the January 26, 2021 Regular Open Meeting that will review curbside collection for organics and present changes to both operational and capital requirements which would be needed in order to provide this service to the community. The application deadline for the CleanBC Organics Infrastructure and Collection Program has been extended from January 12, 2021 to February 2, 2021. Council authorized the notice of intention to lease portion of the property located at 8701 Main Street to the Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre for a three year term commencing on January 1, 2021 at an initial rental rate of $800.00 per month. Reports Councillor King attended a Zoom meeting with the Accessibility and Age-Friendly Advisory Committee. Councillor King thanked Director Gerald Davis for moving the community forward and noted that there is new exercise equipment for people with disabilities that has been purchased for the fitness room at the Sonora Centre. Councillor Bennett attended the School District #53 meeting. Councillor Bennett attended the Destination Osoyoos board meeting. Councillor Rhodes wished everyone a Merry Christmas and shared that he is looking forward to 2021. Mayor McKortoff attended the Grade 12 Capstone presentations at Osoyoos Secondary School. Mayor McKortoff shared that the Osoyoos Festival Society selected the best decorated houses and businesses last week. Santa and Mrs. Claus presented the winners with their awards. Mayor McKortoff shared that Destination Osoyoos has done a great job with listing open businesses on their website and reminded everyone to support our local businesses and shop local. Mayor McKortoff noted that Brock Jackson will be airing his interview with Santa Claus on December 24th at 8:15 am. Mayor McKortoff wished everyone a Merry and Peaceful Christmas and wished everyone a healthy and happy 2021. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website
  • 21 December 2020
    Town of Osoyoos Employee Recognition of Service On behalf of the Town of Osoyoos, Mayor and Council would like to formally recognize the following employees for their longstanding service and commitment to the Town of Osoyoos and its residents: Frank Zandvliet - 30 years Tom Snoek - 25 years Gerald Davis - 15 years Steve Shannon - 15 years Justin Price - 5 years Mayor and Council would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Steve Shannon on his retirement.  
  • 21 December 2020
    Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill Rate Changes Effective December 21, 2020 A review of landfill tipping fees has been conducted in order to offset some of the increases in costs associated with the operations of the landfill. Therefore, in accordance with Waste Management Services and Regulations Bylaw No. 1370, 2020, the following rate changes will take effect on December 21, 2020: Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill rates/fees will change from $110 per metric tonne to $114.99 per metric tonne, unless otherwise specified. The minimum charge per load will change from $5.00 to $6.50. Assessed Demolition and Renovation Mixed Loads rates will change from $500 per metric tonne to $525 per metric tonne. Non-Assessed Demolition and Renovation Mixed Loads rates will change from $700 per metric tonne to $730 per metric tonne. Construction Mixed Loads rates will change from $700 per metric tonne to $730 per metric tonne. Controlled Waste rates will change from $200 per metric tonne to $210 per metric tonne. Recyclable Gypsum Board rates will change from $110 per metric tonne to $115 per metric tonne. The Oversize Tires rate will change from $500 per metric tonne to $525 per metric tonne. The minimum charge for Yard Waste loads over 100 kg will change from $5.00 to $6.50. The rate for Compostable Waste Sales for volumes less than 5 metric tonnes will change from $50 per metric tonne to $60 per metric tonne. The additional cost for Mattresses and Box Springs will change from $10 per mattress/box spring to $15 per mattress/box spring. The cost for additional Garbage Tags will change from $2.40 each to $2.50 each. Reminder: ALL loads coming into the Landfill MUST SCALE IN AND SCALE OUT and materials must be SEPARATED, TARPED &/OR SECURED. For additional information on the Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill, including operating hours, click here. Operational Services (T) 250.495.6213 (E)
  • 18 December 2020
    Request for Committee Members The Town of Osoyoos is seeking members of the public who are interested in serving on the Community Services Advisory Committee and the Accessibility and Age-Friendly Committee. The Community Services Advisory Committee meets every other month and the Age-Friendly and Accessibility Committee meets monthly. If you are interested please forward a written letter including relevant experience and your reasons to be on the committee. All letters must be received no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, December 18, 2020. Please direct your questions and letters to:   Gerald Davis Director of Community Services Box 3010, Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.4621 (E) Only those chosen to serve on the committee will be notified.  
  • 7 December 2020
    NEWS RELEASE Town of Osoyoos and CUPE Local 608 Reach Agreement On Renewed Collective Agreement For Immediate Release December 7, 2020 Osoyoos, BC The Town of Osoyoos and CUPE Local 608 (Osoyoos Unit) are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on terms of renewed collective agreement for a four-year term (January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024).   The agreement comes after several bargaining meetings that commenced in August of 2020. The global pandemic delayed the start of bargaining and the parties reached an agreement to recommend to their respective principals on November 27, 2020. Both the Town of Osoyoos and CUPE Local 608 (Osoyoos Unit) have now ratified the agreement.   The renewed agreement includes general wage increases in each year of 2%, some language improvements, clarifies timelines respecting some items, and provides improvements to certain benefit provisions (life insurance, AD&D, extended health, personal protective clothing allowance). The agreement fits well with the Town’s budget for labour and represents a fair and sustainable deal for all parties.   “This agreement is positive for everyone and negotiations were respectful and productive. I am pleased that we were able to reach an agreement that ensures the continued provision of municipal services and a positive work environment between the Town and its CUPE employees” said CAO Allan Chabot.   Osoyoos Unit Chair Frank Zandvliet said “I would like to thank our CUPE bargaining team members for their hard work in support of reaching an agreement. We are proud of our members and the services they provide to our community.” For more information contact: Allan Chabot Chief Administrative Officer (T) 250.495.6515 (E) Frank Zandvliet CUPE Local 608 Unit Chair (E)
  • 3 December 2020
    REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS for SCBA Deadline December 3 Through this Request for Proposals, the Town of Osoyoos invites Proposals for the supply and delivery of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (“SCBA”) for the Town of Osoyoos Fire Department. The Supplier selected from this RFP may also be required to provide annual testing for the SCBA Equipment. This Request for Proposals (the “RFP”) is organized into the following parts:  Part A: The Equipment – full details of the SCBA required Part B: The RFP Process – the process for submissions, evaluation and award of the Contract Part C: The Contract – the Contract the Town will enter into with the selected Supplier Part D: Submission Forms – the forms a Respondent should submit in their Proposal Closing Date and Time: December 3, 2020 @ 2:00pm local time. Full details on the requirements are provided in the link below or on BC Bid. CLICK HERE to review the RFP Document(s). 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
  • 16 November 2020
    Snow Control Guidelines are Now in Effect Do your part by following a few simple tips for Snow Control this winter: Ensure snow removal equipment has clear access along your street. When snow is forecasted, please refrain from parking your vehicle on the road until streets have been cleared. Be patient when roads are being cleared. Use caution when snow removal equipment is on the road. In accordance with the Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277: Residential property owners shall remove all snow or ice from all sidewalks bordering the real property within 24 hours from the cessation of a snowfall or storm event which caused such accumulation. Commercial property owners shall remove all snow or ice from all sidewalks bordering the real property no later than 10:00 AM each day. No person shall deposit snow, ice or other material removed from sidewalks, boulevards, lanes, or private property onto Town property or highways. A fine of $500 will be levied to anyone depositing snow or ice on Town property or highways. On October 3, 2016 Town Council adopted the amended Traffic Bylaw No. 1256, 2009 to allow Operational Services to tow vehicles.  Attempts will be made to contact the owner of any vehicle parked in such a way that impedes with snow removal prior to towing.  This will allow Operational Services to provide residents with a more effective and efficient snow/ice removal service.  Traffic Bylaw will be enforced as follows: Section 12, subsection 12 “Where the clearance is less than twelve (12) feet between stopped or parked vehicles to ensure that snow or ice removal equipment has free passage on a street.” Section 7, subsection 1 “Any vehicle unlawfully occupying any portion of a street or public place, or otherwise in contravention of any section of this bylaw, may be removed, detained, or impounded by order of the CAO or his designate, or a Bylaw Enforcement Officer. A removal fee in the amount of actual costs including towing fees, an impoundment fee in the amount of the actual cost paid to a commercial storage facility or tow yard for each day or part of a day for which the vehicle is impounded, and a 10% administration fee based on costs of towing and storage, shall be paid by the owner before release of the vehicle and such fees may be recovered by sale of the vehicle at public auction not less than 30 days after the date of impoundment, or by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.” The Town of Osoyoos thanks you for your cooperation.  Winter Safety is everyone's responsibility. Help us help you, make winter safe for everyone. Operational Services (T) 250.495.6213 (E)  
  • 30 October 2020
    UPDATES on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Town of Osoyoos Covid Exposure Control Plan | Visitor Screening Form | PreparedBC Pandemic Preparedness Guide Check this page regularly for ongoing updates on the Coronavirus situation as it relates to Town of Osoyoos facilities, programs, services and events. Latest Bulletins 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 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 November 20) Just yesterday, the Minister of Finance and our Provincial Health Officer announced new Province-wide restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 that are in effect until midnight on December 7, 2020. Those restrictions are far-reaching and all persons should review the detailed guidance regarding those restrictions found at the links below.   As a community we have worked hard to prevent the spread of COVID-19 over the last several months and we are being called upon again to redouble our efforts and hopefully put a stop to the recent increase in the number of confirmed cases in the Province. We understand how difficult these measures are for individuals, persons in care homes, our businesses and others and we encourage you to remain vigilant and do your part.   Thank you all for continuing to take the critical steps to keep you and your families safe and healthy. Please continue to wash your hands often, stay at least 2 meters away from others, stay home when you are sick and postpone any non-essential travel plans.  It has been mandated that we all wear masks when we are inside workplaces and businesses and those requirements apply to all Town facilities too.   These measures aren’t forever but they are for 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.  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 Sunbowl Arena 250.495.6562 Contact Sonora Community Centre for more information. Goodman Park Washroom 250.495.6213 Marina Washroom 250.495.6213 Dog Park 250.495.6562 Osoyoos Regional Library 250.860.4033 Please refer to their website. Osoyoos& District Sanitary Landfill 250.495.6515 Outdoor Pickleball Courts 250.495.6562 Parks & Trails (unless identified below) 250.495.6562 Play Structure at Kinsmen Park 250.495.6562 Play Structure at Lions Park 250.495.6562 Skateboard Park 250.495.6562 Tennis Courts 250.495.6562 West Bench Complex 250.495.6562 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 By Appointment Only Bylaw Enforcement 250.495.6515 By Appointment Only Fire Hall 250.495.4631 By Appointment Only Operations (Public Works) 250.495.4613 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 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 Osoyoos EOC 250.495.4635
  • 21 October 2020
    NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION OCP Amendment Bylaw 1230.28 Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.28, 2020 Public Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with Section 475 of the Local Government Act, a Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 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 the Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.28, 2020, which received first and second reading on September 21, 2020 at the Regular Council meeting. Bylaw No. 1230.28, 2020 The Bylaw proposes to amend the Official Community Plan (OCP) by allowing for a HR - High Density Residential designation. The proposed amendment to the OCP Bylaw will allow for a rezoning proposal to proceed in order to accommodate a multi-family residential development (maximum 65 units) for the property located at 5601 Lakeshore Dr. A copy of the proposed OCP and corresponding zoning bylaw amendments may be reviewed at or at the Department of Planning and Development Services office by appointment, 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. 1230.28, 2020 Report 1 OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.28, 2020 COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS  IF YOU ARE SICK OR EXPERIENCING FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS FACILITY. If you have any underlying medical conditions, it is recommended that you not visit our facility. If you have travelled outside Canada, you are not permitted on our premises until you have self-isolated for a minimum of 14 days. Physical distancing is required at all times (minimum of 2 meters). Failure to observe physical distancing risks the closure of the facility, and as such, you will be asked to leave the premises. All visitors are not allowed to use the front entrance where the Okanagan Library is located.  You must enter the building using the east/back side of the building (parking lot door near the Osoyoos Elementary School Basketball Courts). Visitors will be encouraged to wear masks in the hallway, wash/sanitize their hands before and after accessing the building and must follow physical distancing guidelines. You will be required to complete a screening form and sign an informed consent when entering the Sonora Community Centre. Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0
  • 30 September 2020
    Sonora Community Centre Re-opening September 21, 2020 We are pleased to announce that the Sonora Community Centre will be reopening on Monday September 21! To ensure the safety of our patrons and staff the following procedures, protocols and guidelines will be in place: All patrons must use the entrance on the east side of the building (door beside the Osoyoos Elementary School basketball courts). You will not be permitted access from the front door by the library. Everyone entering the building will be required to complete a screening form and sign an informed consent form each time they enter the building. Anyone who is showing signs or under the investigation of a respiratory illness, has been outside of the country in the previous 14 days or has been in close contact with someone who has or is under the investigation of a respiratory illness will not be permitted to enter the building. The doors to the Sonora Community Centre will remained locked. Users must book a time to use the facility or make an appointment to see the staff at the Sonora Community Centre. Users will be allowed into the facility no more than 15 minutes prior to their booked time and are asked to exit the building promptly after your booked time. Those wishing to use the weight room must book their workout time in advance. Users may book no more than 1 hour of time and must have a current 1 month, 3 month, 6 month or annual pass for the Sonora Community Centre. Weight room users must come already dressed to workout. Staff will begin taking bookings for pickleball courts Thursday September 17th, 2020. Change rooms and showers will not be available. Fitness classes will be available starting in October. Registration will be required and will start September 23. Pickleball courts will be available to book for 1 hour time slots. Users must book a full court (4 players) and all players must have a current 1 month, 3 month, 6 month or annual pass for the Sonora Community Centre. Courts may not be booked more than two weeks in advance. Players must bring their own equipment. Paddles and balls will not be provided. Staff will begin taking bookings for pickleball courts Thursday September 17th, 2020. Facility users will be encouraged to wear masks in the hallway, wash/sanitize their hands before and after accessing the building and must follow physical distancing guidelines.   Everyone that had a current membership when the centre was shut down March 17, 2020 will have their membership extended to make up for the time that was lost. 10 punch pass holders with passes remaining will be grandfathered in until their passes are used at which time they will be required to switch to a 1 month, 3 month, 6 month or annual pass. For more information regarding the re-opening of the Sonora Community Centre call: Community Services Department (T)  250.495.6562 (E)   
  • 30 September 2020
    2020 Property Tax Payments are Due on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Click here for more information on how to pay your property taxes. 2020 Property Tax Due Date WEDNESDAY, September 30, 2020 Property Tax Notices will be mailed the end of May 2020 and payments are to be received by Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 4:30 pm. Property Tax Information Brochure  Town of Osoyoos Tax Calculations   Unpaid 2020 taxes (including unclaimed Home Owner Grants) are subject to a 5% late payment penalty. This 5% penalty will be applied to current outstanding taxes after 4:30 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. An additional 5% penalty will be applied to current outstanding taxes on December 31, 2020. PAYMENT OPTIONS Due to COVID-19 Town Office is Open Reduced hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm A variety of payment methods are available to pay your Property Taxes: Mail a Cheque - Box 3010, Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0 Drop off your payment in the mail slot (left hand side of door) at Town Office located at 8707 Main Street.  E-Transfer NEW Credit Card Online - CLICK HERE  Local Financial Institution Telephone/Internet Banking - *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. For more information or questions please contact: Tammy Derbyshire Accounting Clerk (T)  250.495.4612 (E)  Kahlua Gordin Senior Accounting Clerk (T)  250.495.4614 (E) 
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  • 24 August 2020
    Face Coverings Mandatory on BC Transit Buses as of August 24 BC Transit, in alignment with TransLink and other transportation agencies, will be proceeding with mandatory use of face coverings on buses in BC Transit communities across the Province as of August 24.   Accommodations will be permitted for children under the age of 5 and those that cannot wear a face covering for health reasons.   We recognize the advice from health professionals, including Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, has been to wear face coverings when physical distancing is not possible including on transit vehicles. Customers have indicated making the use of face coverings mandatory will create a more comfortable environment.   While face coverings will be mandatory, the policy will be implemented as an educational step without enforcement. The educational position is aligned with TransLink and other transit agencies in Canada.     We will work hard to ensure customers are aware of our new policy over the coming weeks, and work together to make transit a comfortable environment for staff and customers.   The Together We Ride campaign continues across the province, promoting the need to work together to make the transit journey comfortable for customers. Details are available here:   BC Transit and our local government partners are working on plans to hand out promotional face coverings later this summer. Stay tuned for more details!   For more details about the mandatory mask policy and BC Transit’s response to COVID-19, please visit or call your local transit office. “Transit is an important service for many British Columbians. BC Transit's decision to make masks mandatory on their vehicles will help make transit safer for fellow passengers. Find one that's comfortable, and make time to get used to wearing them and taking them on and off as needed. Those of us who are able should be using masks on transit all the time. I do and I expect others to as well.” Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry

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