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  • 30 October 2018
    Destination Osoyoos Visitor Guide Cover Photo Contest Submit your best images for a chance to be featured on the cover of the 2019 Osoyoos Visitor Guide! Destination Osoyoos, in partnership with the Osoyoos Times, is currently creating the 2019 Osoyoos Visitor Guide. New for 2019, Destination Osoyoos is launching a photo contest for the opportunity to be featured on the cover of the 2019 Osoyoos Visitor Guide!  Capture the essence of Osoyoos and show off your photography skills for your chance to be featured. Details below! Requirements: All images must be Osoyoos related and taken within Osoyoos and must be in full color and high resolution (minimum 300px). Please send submissions to Kelsey Archibald, Visitor Services manager at  Contest closes October, 30, 2018 at 5:00pm PST. CLICK HERE - Read the full list of rules and regulations. Good luck! The Team at Destination Osoyoos
  • 20 October 2018
    2018 Notice of Election by Voting NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Town of Osoyoos that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Mayor and four Councillors, for a four year term and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: MAYOR – One (1) to be elected Surname                    Usual Names                Residential Address or Jurisdiction McKORTOFF              Sue                                 1011 85th Street, Osoyoos, BC PEDERSON                Doug                               5 Jonagold Place, Osoyoos, BC COUNCILLOR – Four (4) to be elected Surname                    Usual Names               Residential Address or Jurisdiction HARVEY                     Brian                             Osoyoos, BC LONG                         Jane                              3805 Fairwinds Drive, Osoyoos, BC KING                          Jim                               #9-9410 115th Street, Osoyoos, BC BENNETT                    Myers                           Box 314, Osoyoos, BC McINTYRE                  Shelley                         Osoyoos, BC MURSELI                    Sy                                8301 Quince Lane, Osoyoos, BC RHODES                     C.J.                               Box 1246, Osoyoos, BC MUSIC                        Kenny                           202-15 Solana Key Court, Osoyoos, BC THEOPHILUS             Sherani                          Osoyoos, BC VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS   GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of the Town of Osoyoos and residents: Saturday, October 20, 2018 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following location: Sonora Community Centre 8505 – 68 Avenue, Osoyoos, BC   ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualified electors as follows: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 and Wednesday, October 17, 2018 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following location: Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC ELECTOR REGISTRATION There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: 18 years of age or older on general voting day Canadian citizen resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day of registration resident of OR registered owner of real property in the Town of Osoyoos for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration, and not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law. Resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature, e.g. Driver’s License). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature, e.g. Driver’s License) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the majority of the property owners. Janette Van Vianen, CMC Chief Election Officer Town of Osoyoos 8707Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515
  • 15 October 2018
    Construction Notice for Kingfisher Drive September 27 until October 31 Tender Information | Open House held May 24 | Brochure Construction will begin on the road realignment of Kingfisher Drive starting (Thursday) September 27 until October 31, 2018. Local Traffic only on Kingfisher Drive. Traffic will still be able to access 89th Street during this construction. Updates will be posted below. We appreciate your patience during this inconvenience. Thank you Operational Services 250.495.6212  
  • 5 October 2018
    Employment Opportunity for Senior Planner Deadline October 5 Printable PDF Version The resort municipality of Osoyoos, BC located in the beautiful south Okanagan Valley, approximately 60 km south of Penticton on the BC/Washington State border, is seeking a Senior Planner.  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 and live.   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 qualified candidate’s excellent organization and communications skills will further assist public stakeholders to define problems, identify solutions and options, and build consensus.  If you have the ability to assemble, analyze and synthesize demographic, socio-economic, environmental, land use and infrastructure information needed for planning purposes and hold the following qualifications, Osoyoos offers a challenging opportunity! Preferably 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; Knowledge of the BC Community Charter, BC Local Government Act, and other provincial policies in respect of planning matters; Demonstrated broad and detailed knowledge of contemporary community and regional planning theories and practices; Ability to work on a number of concurrent tasks with deadline pressures; Strong report writing and presentation skills; Undertake leadership role with special projects; Provide quality customer service including courteously and expeditiously responding to front counter enquiries; Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office products - Outlook, Word, Powerpoint and Excel, along with working knowledge of GIS related programs; Ability to work evenings and weekends; Valid BC Driver’s License. This permanent full-time position is included in the CUPE bargaining unit. The hourly wage for the position is $35.39 - $41.63 depending upon qualifications and experience, plus an attractive fringe benefits package.  For a copy of the detailed job description please click here. Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume in confidence by 2:00 PM on Friday, October 5, 2018 to: Janette Van Vianen Director of Corporate Services PO Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos, BC    V0H 1V0 (E)   Position related questions may be directed to: Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services   (T)  250.495.4606 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.  
  • 4 October 2018
    TENDER 2018 Photovoltaic Expansion Deadline October 4 2018 Sealed Tenders clearly marked "2018 Photovoltaic Expansion Bid" will be received at the Town of Osoyoos, 8707 Main Street, up to 2:00 pm local time, Thursday, October 4, 2018. Tenders will be opened in public in the Town of Osoyoos Municipal Office at 2:00 pm on the tender closing date.   The project comprises the following works and approximate quantities: Supply and install 25kW of photovoltaic panels. Supply and install combination and re-combination boxes. Supply and installation structure to hold panels. Contractor to supply all wiring and cable required to complete the above scope of work. OPTIONAL: Contractor to install an additional 25kW  TENDER DRAWING Tender Documents are available above or on BCBID.  A Planholder Registration Form must be completed and faxed or emailed to UES Engineering in order to receive any addendums and/or additional information regarding this tender. It is the sole responsibility of the Planholder to ensure that the Registration Form has been received by UES Engineering. Tender documents will be available for viewing by contractors at the office of UES Engineering.    Tenders must be accompanied by the following: (1) A BID BOND, CASH DEPOSIT, CERTIFIED CHEQUE or IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF CLEAN CREDIT in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Tendered Price. (2) If a Bid Bond is provided, a CONSENT OF SURETY relating to subsequent security arrangements for PERFORMANCE and LABOUR AND MATERIALS PAYMENT GUARANTEES.   If the information stipulated above is not enclosed with the Tender at the time of opening, the Tender will be rejected. Tenders received after the closing time will be returned unopened. The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and the lowest bid will not necessarily be accepted. Engineer                                                       Owner UES Engineering                                             Town of Osoyoos #201 – 2710 39th Ave.                                 Box 3010 Vernon, B.C. V1T 3C1                                    Osoyoos, B.C. V0H 1V0 Phone: (250) 275-4939                                Phone: (250) 495-6213 Fax: (250) 275-4938                                    Fax: (250) 495-2094  
  • 1 October 2018
    PUBLIC HEARING Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.109 Cannabis Oct. 1 Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, October 1st , 2018 at 7:00 pm in Room 4/5 at the Sonora Community Centre located at 8505 – 68 Avenue. Council will receive input on Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.109, 2018, which received first and second readings on September 4, 2018. Bylaw No. 1085.109, 2018 proposes to amend Zoning Bylaw 1085, 1998, by inserting the following section after Section 4.21 4.22 CANNABIS SALES .1 Council may approve a rezoning application for Cannabis Sales as a site-specific permitted use in the “C1 - Downtown Commercial” Zone, the “C2 - Shopping Centre Commercial” Zone, and the “C3 - Highway Commercial” Zone with consideration of Policy PLA–019 and any additional information Council deems appropriate including all or some of the information required through the Provincial licensing process. All persons will be given an opportunity to be heard and/or present written submissions on the matter above. Written submissions can be mailed to the undersigned or emailed to (The Town will only guarantee that emails received to this address will form part of the Council Agenda). The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for these matters.  The deadline for written submissions is 12:00 pm (Noon) Friday, September 28, 2018. A copy of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment may be reviewed by clicking on the link below or at the Department of Planning and Development Services office, located at 8711 Main Street from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding lunch hours from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and excluding Saturdays and Sundays. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.109, 2018 Policy PLA-019 Cannabis Sales - Site-Specific Rezoning Considerations 2018 09 04 REG RPT Cannabis C1, C2, C3 Site Specific Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6191 (F) 250.495.2400 (E)
  • 1 October 2018
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday October 1, 2018 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday October 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM for the Committee of the Whole meeting and at 2:00 PM for the Regular Open Meeting in Council Chambers, Town Hall, 8707 Main Street Council agendas are available online or at the Town Hall on the preceding Friday for each meeting.   Regular and Special Meetings Committee of the Whole Meetings Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515
  • 26 September 2018
    RFP Osoyoos Fire Department Master Plan Deadline September 26 The Town of Osoyoos is seeking competitive Requests for Proposals (RFP) from qualified consultants to prepare a Fire Services Master Plan. The Osoyoos Fire Department (OFD) is a Paid on Call Department with approximately 30 Volunteer Fire Fighters and a part time Fire Chief.  Services are provided to the Town of Osoyoos with contracted services to the Osoyoos Rural Fire Protection District and the Osoyoos Indian Band. CLICK HERE to view the Request for Proposal. Electronic copy should be received no later than 2:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, September 26, 2018 by the undersigned. Barry Romanko, CAO Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)
  • 24 September 2018
    Osoyoos Town Centre Renewal Action Plan Workshop on Sept. 24 The Town of Osoyoos is inviting the residents of Osoyoos to attend a Town Centre Renewal Action Plan Workshop on: Date:          Monday, September 24, 2018 Time:          6:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Location:    Rm 4/5, Sonora Community Centre                    8505 – 68 Avenue TAKE PART! A vibrant and healthy downtown is important for Osoyoos’ continued success as a service and tourist centre.  The Town of Osoyoos wants your input on a Town Centre Renewal Action Plan.  The Plan aims to encourage and promote a vibrant and healthy downtown. Your Ideas and Input are Important! Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6191 (E)   Osoyoos Town Centre Renewal Plan Public Forum on June 13 COMMUNITY DISCOVERY WORKSHOP Downtowns are the heart of any community: a place to shop, dine at a restaurant, obtain services, attend cultural events, meet people, and for many, a place of employment.  A vibrant and healthy downtown is especially important for Osoyoos' continued success as a service and tourist centre, and for attracting new business and residential growth.  Recognizing this importance, the Town of Osoyoos is inviting business owners and operators along with the residents of Osoyoos to attend a Town Centre Forum on:     Date:              Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Time:              6:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Location:       Rm 4/5, Sonora Community Centre                          8505 – 68 Avenue   The goal of the Town Centre Forum is to jump-start the Town Centre Renewal Plan by holding a public meeting with our community leaders, business owners and operators and residents to address four (4) specific Town Centre Development Programs: Physical Improvements Business Development Promotional Activities Organization Building Participants will take part  in  small round table discussions about the key opportunities and challenges facing our town centre.  Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6191 (F) 250.495.2400 (E)
  • 21 September 2018
    Osoyoos Splash Park will be CLOSED on September 21, 2018 Days:                       Monday to Sunday (7 days a week) Hours:                     10:00 am to 8:00 pm Regular Season:     May to September For more information on the Splash Park, please visit our Splash Park page. See you next year! Community Services (T) 250.495.6562 (E)
  • 17 September 2018
    Council Meeting Highlights for September 17, 2018 Welcome to Town of Osoyoos Enews!   Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole, Regular Open Meeting, Public Hearing and Special Open Meeting.   Regular Open Meeting   Public Hearing     Public Hearing   Special Open Meeting       REGULAR OPEN MEETING   Delegations Mayor McKortoff presented Director Zakall a 30 year pin and Director Van Vianen a 35 year pin from the Local Government Management Association to recognize their years of dedicated service in Local Government.  Business Council approved Development Variance Permit No. 18-04 (9413 Spartan Drive).  Council awarded Lowther Electric Ltd the contract for the 2018 Installation Canal Pathway Lighting for $12,229.01 (taxes and contingency sum included). Reports Councillor Youngberg attended the UBCM meetings in Whistler. Councillor Campol encouraged media and politicians to look at the lack of support in communities for Children and Youth Mental awareness and hopes pressure will be put on the Provincial Government. Councillor King attended the UBCM Meetings.  Met with the Minister of Education, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Parliamentarian Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Minister of Tourism and Arts and Culture. Mayor McKortoff toured the Composting Facility in Whistler. Mayor McKortoff Congratulated the Elks for their 60th Anniversary in our community. Mayor McKortoff Desert Spirit Dragon Boat Team is having races on September 21st and 22nd. PUBLIC HEARINGS Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.111, 2018 (9141 Main Street) – This amendment is required as a car wash/oil change service station is not currently permitted use in the C2 – Shopping Centre Commercial zone.  The proposed building is of a smaller scale than the four existing commercial buildings in the Gateway Plaza, and will utilize vacant undeveloped commercial space.  Foreshore and Lake Zoning Bylaw No. 1294.02, 2018 & Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1230.20, 2017 – The second public hearing is being held as new information has been provided to Council and one year has lapsed since the first public hearing.  Amendments to the Town of Osoyoos Foreshore and Lake Zoning Bylaw No. 1294, 2012 are proposed to bring the bylaw more into conformity with Provincial regulations, round out regulatory requirements, and add clarification to some provisions of the bylaw.  Amendment to Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1230, 2007 is proposed to incorporate a new Foreshore and Lake Development Permit Area (FLDPA), for general permissions of private moorages. SPECIAL OPEN MEETING Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.111, 2018 was read a third time.  This amendment is required as a car wash/oil change service station is not currently permitted use in the C2 – Shopping Centre Commercial zone.  The proposed building is of a smaller scale than the four existing commercial buildings in the Gateway Plaza, and will utilize vacant undeveloped commercial space. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website   The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9:00 am on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 pm to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business.  
  • 12 September 2018
    2018 Fall Leisure Guide is NOW available online! Find out what’s happening this Fall at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults. The 2018 Fall Leisure Guide is now available online - see below. Hard copies of the 2018 Fall Leisure Guide will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall at the beginning of September. Early registration starts September 12, 2018 at 5:30pm.                        All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4623 (F)  250.495.2400 (E)
  • 4 September 2018
    Change in Facility Hours at Sonora Community Centre on September 4, 2018 Effective Tuesday September 4, 2018 the Sonora Community Centre’s hours of operation will be changing back to winter hours:   Monday -Friday      8:30am - 9:00pm                      Saturday                 9:00am - 5:00pm Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue (T)   250.495.6562 (E)
  • 13 July 2018
    FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT - Is Firefighting in your FUTURE? The Osoyoos Fire Department (OFD) is looking to recruit qualified team members to their Department. Being a Paid-On-Call (Volunteer) Firefighter is a great way to be involved in the community, learn firefighting, first aid and emergency skills, keep physically fit and to enjoy the camaraderie of being actively involved in the Osoyoos Fire Department.   FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER!   Town of Osoyoos Fire Department Box 3010, 9901 74th Avenue Osoyoos  BC V0H 1V0 250.495.6515
  • 1 July 2018
    New Curbside Garbage and Recycling Calendar Homeowners of Osoyoos can expect to receive the  2018-2019 Curbside Garbage & Recycling Calendar with their PROPERTY TAX NOTICES! Paper copies are available at Town Hall and the Sonora Community Centre. The brochure can also be viewed online Garbage & Recycling Calendar  There are no major changes to the Garbage pick-up schedule. Weekly pick-up remains on TUESDAY unless specified otherwise.  Please take note highlighted dates are specified for YARD WASTE, RECYCLING and BULKY ITEMS pick up. If you have questions about your curbside pick up please contact your service provider: Call Waste Connections of Canada Inc. 250.498.4888 CLICK HERE - Curbside Garbage & Recycling Program  
  • 27 June 2018
    Invasive Species Website Creates One-Stop Shop Invasive Species Website Creates One-Stop Shop for Okanagan’s Agricultural Sector For Immediate Release June 26, 2018   Okanagan farmers, viticulturists, orchardists and ranchers have a new tool available to help manage invasive species. This digital ‘one stop shop’ features resources to assist producers in identifying invasive species, as well as management options and contact information for local experts. The Okanagan Invasive Species Online website ( was officially launched at the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society’s AGM on June 13th in Penticton, BC.     Invasive plant and insect species create challenges for producers by interfering with cropping systems and creating health hazards for livestock. Freshwater invaders such as Zebra and Quagga Mussels, although not yet present in BC, can threaten irrigation infrastructure. While a range of human activities make management of invasive species an ongoing issue, climate change will further alter the dynamics of invasive and native species adding to management complexity and costs for producers.   “I think most of us do appreciate that the climate is changing,” says Keith Manders, an Okanagan rancher and member of the project oversight committee. He points to the frequency of extreme weather events like flooding, drought and fire over the past few years as examples.   “I think these weather extremes are going to promote the growth of, and allow for the introduction of, species that we have not seen as the new conditions will provide the invaders with a welcoming environment,” he says. “This tool puts all the information on local invasive species in one place that is easy and quick to access with our phones or computer.”   Invasive species in the Okanagan are monitored and managed on a sub-regional basis by the three Okanagan Regional Districts, along with non-profit organizations such as the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS). This is the first time the Okanagan Valley will have a centralized system to share information pertaining to invasive species identification and management, and it is now available to producers and the public at   The project was led by the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS), with federal and provincial government funding delivered through the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative.     "Invasive species do not recognize jurisdictional boundaries so it made sense to collaborate with all three regional districts to unify our programs," states Lisa Scott, Executive Director with OASISS. "This new website is an exciting and unique tool that will help Okanagan producers get the information they need in a much more efficient way."   The site is designed for the agriculture sector, and allows producers to search by commodity, or by regional district to find species of concern. It also features an Ask an Expert function that allows users to fill out a form and be connected with an expert in their area who can assist with identification and treatment options.   The project was identified as a priority action under the Okanagan Regional Adaptation Strategies released by the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative (CAI) in 2016, and funded as part of the $300,000 investment to implement the strategy by the governments of Canada and British Columbia.   The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative was established by the BC Agriculture Council in 2008 and is led by an advisory committee of agricultural producers, food processors and representatives from various government agencies. The Initiative has been supported by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding provided by the governments of Canada and British Columbia.     Media Contacts: Harmony Bjarnason BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative 250-215-5589   Lisa Scott Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society 250-404-0115
  • 15 June 2018
    West Bench Dog Park Timeline and Progress Construction of the West Bench Dog Park is well underway. Below is a timeline of the work that is being done as well a link to information about the West Bench Dog Park Committee. CLICK HERE for information on the West Bench Dog Park Committee including agendas, minutes and reports. CLICK HERE for information on Dogs in Parks. Community Services Department 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos, BC (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  
  • 1 May 2018
    "Normal" Water Restrictions for Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9 Schedule "A" Water Conservation and Staged Restriction Bylaw No. 1273 (Town) Schedule "F" Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1241 (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 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)   
  • 1 May 2018
    Summer Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms​ Washroom Season May 1 – October 15 Salmon Fishing Season starts on August 3 and the Desert Sunrise Marina  Washroom will open at 4:00am and close at 10:00pm for your convenience. The summer washroom hours of operations are open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM for the following Parks: Cottonwood Park | Goodman Park | Gyro Park  | Kinsmen Park | Legion Beach | Lions Park | Pioneer Walkway Park Desert Sunrise Marina    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 April 2018
    Boil Water Notice Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 from April 1-November 16 The Town of Osoyoos has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for Domestic Water Customers served by Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 Effective April 1, 2018 until November 16, 2018.    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. 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. Rural Water 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. Interior Health has been consulted, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved. The Town of Osoyoos is in the process of separating irrigation lines from domestic lines to improve 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. 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)
  • 6 March 2018
    CONSTRUCTION NOTICE 87th Street, 108th Avenue and 122nd Avenue CLICK HERE for more project details.
  • 1 January 2018
    2018 Committee of the Whole and Regular Council Meeting Schedule Agendas, Minutes and Videos | Council Members |  Printable Schedule  Pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, notice of the schedule of regular council meetings must be published.  The regular meetings of Council are held at 2:00 PM at the Town Office Council Chamber at 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month unless otherwise noted.  In the event that the meeting day is on a statutory holiday, the meeting will be held on the Tuesday. The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9:00 AM on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 PM to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business. The regular meeting schedule is subject to change with notice. The 2018 schedule is as follows: January 2 (Tues) - Cancelled January 15 February 5 February 19 March 5 March 19 April 3 (Tues) April 16 May 7 May 22 (Tues) June 4 June 18 July 3 (Tues) July 16 August 7 (Tues)-Cancelled August 20 September 4 (Tues) September 17 October 1 October 15 November 5 November 19 December 3 December 17
  • 1 January 2018
    NOTICE Disposition of Land for Airport Lot 1 For Sale The Town of Osoyoos has put the above noted lot up for sale. All offers to purchase need to be made on Town forms available at the Town office or from the Town’s website by clicking on the links below: Notice of Disposition of Lot 1 Offer to Purchase KAP 89085 The Town will pay a 5% commission on value up to $100,000 and 2.5% on any amount beyond $100,000 to any registered real estate agent who brings a successful offer, accepted by Council, the commission would be payable on or after the Completion date of the sale. This lot is zoned “M1” General Industrial with specific permitted uses, and are serviced with water, sewer, Fortis (phase 1 power), Telus and Persona to the property lines. As a basic requirement, bids must comply with the following site specific permitted uses set out for the airport subdivision in the  M1-General Industrial Zone under  Zoning Bylaw 1085, 1998, Section 8.22. Council retains a 30-day proposal review and decision making time frame. Barry Romanko, CLGM Chief Administrative Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6515 (F)   250.495.2400 (W)  

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