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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     
  • 9 March 2021
    RFP South Okanagan Aquatic Center Feasibility Study Deadline March 9 Through this Request for Proposals, the Town of Osoyoos on behalf of itself, the Town of Oliver, and the Osoyoos Indian Band (collectively the “Service Area Participants”) invites Proposals from consulting/architectural firms to perform a comprehensive Aquatic Centre Feasibility Study on the future development of an indoor aquatic facility to serve the public of the Service Area Participants. There is a maximum budget of $75,000 (excluding GST) available to complete these services, and the services must be completed before October 31, 2021. Closing Date and Time: March 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM local time. CLICK HERE to view the RFP Documents. * Please note that you will need to Create an Account to Register for this Bid or Submit a Question(s). Click on the BIDS&TENDERS button below to view/register/submit a question.    Andy Brennan, SCMP The Interior Purchasing Office Inc. 250-826-7996
  • 9 March 2021
    Next Town Council to be held on Tuesday March 9, 2021 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, March 9, 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 On May 1, 2020 the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General repealed MO 83/20 and replaced it with Ministerial Order No. M139.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
  • 4 March 2021
    PUBLIC CONSULTATION Input into 2021-2025 Operating Budget & Financial Plan The Public is invited to provide input in the form of a written response on the content of the Town of Osoyoos' Operating Budget and 5 Year Financial Plan. These comments must be received no later than 4:30 pm on Thursday March 4, 2021, either in person at the Town Office or by email. The Town Office is open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday to Friday. On Tuesday March 9, 2021 at the Regular Open meeting of Council, beginning at 2:00 pm, Council will review the requests and input from the Public. Due to COVID-19, the public is not able to attend Council meetings. Regular Council meetings are live-streamed and archived on the Town's website and are available on Eastlink's Community Channel. The input received from the Public will assist Council and staff with developing the Town of Osoyoos 2021 Operating Budget and 5 Year Financial Plan. The Budget package and Financial Plan are available to view at the Town Office and online. Jim Zakall Director of Finance Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (E)
  • 1 March 2021
    Help BC Bats - White-Nose Syndrome Monitoring Help BC Bats Reports of dead bats and bats flying during winter wanted. Bat researchers are asking for everyone's help to monitor the spread of white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed millions of bats in Eastern North America - and has recently been detected in Eastern Washington State. The disease does not affect people. If you see a dead bat or notice any winter bat activity, please contact the Community Bat Program at or 1-855-922-2287 ext. 13 as soon as possible. Safety note: Never handle live bats yourself. For more information please click here.
  • 1 March 2021
    Statistics Canada Hiring For 2021 Census
  • 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)
  • 23 February 2021
    RFP Supply of Scale House Deadline February 23 Through this Request for Proposals, the Town of Osoyoos invites Proposals for the supply of a pre-fabricated scale house, plus delivery, placement and ancillary services. Placement Location: The scale house is to be placed onto a foundation (foundation prepared by others) at the Osoyoos and District Sanitary Landfill, located at 17250-146 Ave, Osoyoos, BC. Commissioning Date: The scale house must be placed, commissioned, and fully operational no later than October 31, 2021. Closing Date and Time: February 23, 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
  • 15 February 2021
  • 10 February 2021
    NEWS RELEASE South Okanagan Regional Aquatic Centre Feasibility Study Request for Proposal For Immediate Release February 9, 2021 Osoyoos Indian Band, Towns of Oliver and Osoyoos Issue Request for Proposal The Towns of Osoyoos and Oliver and Osoyoos Indian Band are officially issuing a Request for Proposal to assess the feasibility of building and operating a Regional Aquatic Centre. These communities have long expressed desire for a year-round indoor aquatic facility to enhance quality of life, provide leisure and fitness activities, attract amenity migrants to the region, promote economic development and serve the visitor population including a growing winter season "snowbird" population. "The Osoyoos Indian Band fully supports moving forward with a feasibility study for a Regional Aquatic Center," says Chief Clarence Louie. "We understand and appreciate that the value of a collaborative approach to a centralized amenity is for the betterment of all of our communities." There are many planning, asset and financial factors that need to be understood, and the participating communities are now ready to approach these discussions in a more formal regional setting, commencing with a feasibility study for a South Okanagan Aquatic Centre. Mayor Martin Johansen stated, "that recreation and leisure sport play an important role in communities. Their many benefits include improving the health and well-being of individuals, and promoting the development of inclusive communities. Oliver is pleased to partner with Osoyoos Indian Band and the Town of Osoyoos in undertaking this feasibility study for a Regional Aquatic Centre." A South Okanagan Aquatic Centre Advisory Committee will be formed comprising of members from each Council and members of the community who will be involved in designing the public engagement and consultation process. "An indoor public pool continues to be a high priority for many local Osoyoos residents," said Osoyoos Mayor Sue McKortoff. "A recent Community Services review showed that this issue is top of the list for area families. But since the cost of a pool and the ongoing cost for operating a pool is high and could be difficult to manage for any single municipality, I am pleased that Osoyoos, Oliver, and the Osoyoos Indian Band are working together to undertake a feasibility study." More information: South Okanagan Aquatic Centre Feasibility Study RFP: General Inquiries - Gerald Davis Director of Community Services Town of Osoyoos (T) 250.495.4621 (E)
  • 10 February 2021
    RFP Project Mgt Services for Child Care Centre Expansion Deadline February 10 Through this Request for Proposals, the Town of Osoyoos invites Proposals from experienced project management consultants, to provide overall project management services for a project to expand the Osoyoos Child Care Centre. The services shall commence at the earliest opportunity, as soon as the contract resulting from this RFP is executed.  The services shall continue through to completion of the project construction, which is to be no later than November 1, 2022. Further details on the overall project plus services to be provided are detailed in Part A of the RFP. Closing Date and Time: February 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM local time. CLICK HERE to view the RFP Documents. CLICK HERE to view Addendum No1. CLICK HERE to view Addendum No 2. 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
  • 9 February 2021
    Council Highlights for February 9, 2021 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open meetings.   Committee of the Whole Regular Open   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING Petitions And Delegations Jim Zaffino, Manager of Finance, and Jim Cote, Accountant, presented the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) and Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District (OSRHD) 2021 Draft Budgets to Council. The budgets must be adopted by March 31, 2021. REGULAR OPEN MEETING Staff Reports Council directed staff to not recommend approval of RDOS Bylaw Referral A2018.207-Zone as the visual impact of the proposed road network and building sites is unclear from the information provided to date. The proposal is also not consistent with the policies of the Regional Growth Strategy and the minimum lot sizes as outlined in both the current and draft RDOS Area “A” Official Community Plan. Council received the Housing Needs Report 2020 in accordance with section 585.31 of the Local Government Act. Council provided pre-budget approval of $70,000.00 ($35,000.00 each from the Design of Main Street Boulevard and Main Street Sidewalk Design capital projects) and awarded the projects for Schematic Design for Main Street (Park Place to Kingfisher Drive) and Concept Master Plan for Entire Main Street (Eagle Court to Cottonwood Drive) to WSP Canada Inc in the amounts of $39,540.00 and $24,890.00, plus applicable taxes. Council authorized the Town’s signatories to enter into a contract for the services with a total project cost of $64,430.00 plus applicable taxes. Council directed staff to apply for a grant opportunity from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Municipal Asset Management Program for Gravity Main CCTV Condition Inspection – Phase 2 and committed $20,000.00 from its budget toward the costs of this initiative. The proposed project would provide condition assessment reports for 10.1 km of gravity sewer main, including video, photos, and relational database information, as well as a professional recommendation on tasks moving forward, including needs for future inspection, estimated timeline for asset renewal/replacement, and record of evaluation methodology. Council rescinded Working Alone Policy HR-022, which has been replaced by a new procedure for working alone that has been reviewed by the joint Occupational Health and Safety committee and management and has been approved for implementation by the Town’s CAO. Council approved the funding agreement between the RDOS and the Town of Osoyoos for a 5 year term for Recreation and Leisure activities and authorized the Town’s signatories to sign the agreement. Councillor and Mayor Reports Councillor Rhodes encouraged everyone to look at the Building Permits report as our economy is doing well during the pandemic. Councillor Rhodes congratulated Mayor McKortoff on being brought back as Chair of the Okanagan Basin Water Board. Councillor King attended the Accessibility and Age-Friendly Zoom meeting on February 4th. Councillor Bennett attended the School District #53 meeting on January 27th. Councillor Bennett attended the Trail of the Okanagans meeting on February 1st. Councillor Bennett attended a meeting with Destination Osoyoos on Risk Management Policy discussion on February 4th. Mayor McKortoff attended a teleconference with the Minister of Municipal Affairs. Mayor McKortoff attended a meeting with Kim English, Regional Development Officer for Community Foundation of the South Okanagan. Mayor McKortoff encouraged residents to visit the Art Gallery as they have a display of quilts for the month of February. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website
  • 4 February 2021
    NOTICE Vedette Drive Re-Construction Twincon Enterprises Ltd will be commencing construction on Vedette Drive starting February 4, 2021. This project will provide the area will a full urban streetscape with sidewalk, curb and gutter as well as landscaping and street light improvements. The Town is also taking this opportunity to replace an aging section of water main to ensure longevity of the surface improvements as well as ensure uninterrupted water supply for the serviced properties for years to come.     This project will take approximately 16 weeks to complete and we ask that public minimize travel along this corridor for the duration of construction.   The Town and Twincon Enterprises Ltd appreciates your cooperation and patience while this work takes place. Should you have any concerns please contact Operational Services at 250-495-6213.  
  • 2 February 2021
    NEWS RELEASE Structure Fire In 8900 Block Of 92nd Avenue 2021-02-02 at 10:30 At 00:14 hours on February 2, 2021 Osoyoos Fire Rescue responded to a Structure Fire in an apartment unit in the 8900 block of 92nd Ave. Osoyoos Fire Rescue responded with 14 personnel in 2 Engines, 1 Tender, 1 Rescue, and 1 Command Vehicle to the emergency call. Upon the arrival of the Command Vehicle, residents were evacuating the building, light grey smoke was visible through the front doors. Residents reported that one person was still inside their apartment. On arrival of the first Engine, Firefighters made entry into a unit on the first floor. Within 5 minutes of arrival on the scene, one occupant was rescued and received immediate medical attention by on-scene Firefighters until BC Emergency Health Services were able to take over patient care. Another individual, who was outside the apartment unit when Firefighters arrived, suffered burns from attempts to put out the fire and assist the person still in the apartment. The person found in the apartment was airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital for severe burn injuries to the upper body. The one resident who attempted to assist the severely injured party suffered burns to their hands and another resident in the building was treated for smoke inhalation and were cared for by Firefighters on-scene until a second and third ambulance arrived and were able to take over medical care. After ventilating the building, the majority of residents were able to return to their units. Osoyoos Fire Rescue is working with the Office of the Fire Commissioner on investigating the cause of this fire. The cause is still undetermined. The fire alarm was activated in the building and allowed the other residents time to evacuate. The fire was contained to the unit of origin. For more information please contact: Tyler Hilland Deputy Chief (E)
  • 31 January 2021
    Time to Renew your Dog's License by January 31, 2021 Licensing and Control of Dogs, Bylaw 1036, 2016 Dog License Brochure The Town requires pet owners to register their dogs and renew their license annually. A dog license with up to date information ensures the Town can contact you if your pet is found. If you own a dog over six months of age, it must be licensed – even indoor pets. The fine for having an unlicensed pet is $50 per dog. Licenses are affordable and can be easily obtained by mail or in person. The fee is $22.00 per dog and $12.00 for a spayed or neutered dog. The Town accepts Cash, Cheque, Interec/Debit, e-Transfers and NOW Credit Cards (MasterCard/Visa) which will include a convenience fee. For more information on dog licensing please refer to Animal Control and Licensing. Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)
  • 14 January 2021
    Town of Osoyoos 75th Anniversary
  • 31 December 2020
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  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)   

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