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  • 25 September 2019
    Request for Proposal (RFP) Sun Bowl Arena Condition Assessment  The Town of Osoyoos operates a facility (Sun Bowl Arena); used for recreation purposes and is seeking a consultant to determine the condition of this facility and to prepare funding scenarios for maintenance and capital expenditures. The facility requires electrical, mechanical, and structural assessments to assist in the prioritization of maintenance and capital planning. The primary deliverable is a comprehensive report detailing with the condition of the Sun Bowl Arena's various equipment and infrastructure. This should also include the exterior landscape including: parking lot, walkways, lighting, safety, integrity and functionality. The report should also focus on recommendations for asset management routines, procedures and monitoring.  A detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) package can be viewed by clicking on the link below or by viewing it on the BC Bid website. RFP Sun Bowl Arena Condition Assessment Request for Proposals must be received no later than 2:00pm local time on Wednesday September 25, 2019, in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the name and address of the Proponent and the RFP program title "Sun Bowl Arena Condition Assessment". The sealed envelope should be addressed to: Gerald Davis Director of Community Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 Questions regarding the RFP can be directed to: Gerald Davis Director of Community Services Town of Osoyoos (T)  250.495.4623 (E)   
  • 18 September 2019
    RBC Future Launch Community Challenge Grants Deadline September 18 The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen has an exciting funding opportunity for youth led projects in the South Okanagan Similkameen. The Community Foundation can grant up to $15,000 each for two bold and inspiring youth-led initiatives. Youth and organizations are invited to team up to submit an application to the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge. All eligible applications will be submitted by a partnership between youth, aged 15 - 29, and a registered charity and eligible projects will see the majority of the decisions and activities for each project (60%+) led by youth. For more information and to apply please visit Sarah Trudeau Manager of Grants and Community Initiatives Community Foundation Email:
  • 11 September 2019
    Participate Osoyoos (Mass Registration) on September 11 It is that time of year where our thoughts turn to fall and upcoming programs. We would like to invite you to attend our Participate Osoyoos night. Formally called Mass Registration, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about the activities, services and/or programs offered in the community of Osoyoos and a chance to recruit new members and/or students. In addition, the Community Services Department will be offering advanced registration for their programs during the event.    Day/Date:   Wednesday September 11, 2019 Time:          5:30pm – 7:30pm Location:    Sonora Community Centre     If you are part of a group/organization that wishes to have a table at the event please complete and return the attendance form no later than Monday September 9, 2019. Forms can be found by CLICKING HERE or by picking up a copy at the Sonora Community Centre. We will provide the tables and it is FREE to participate. Electrical outlets are available on a first come, first serve basis.    For more information regarding the event please contact: Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue (T)       250.495.4623 (E)
  • 3 September 2019
    Next Town Council to be held on Tuesday September 3, 2019 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday September 3, 2019 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
  • 3 September 2019
    2019 Make Water Work Campaign! We are asking residents of Osoyoos to “Take the Pledge” to Make Water Work! Pledge, conserve water, and help us WIN the 2019 Make Water Work Community Championship title! The community with the most pledges, per capita, wins bragging rights! Plus, pledge and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate towards WaterWise plant and yard material!   If you haven't taken the pledge yet, please do so by clicking on the icon (above) or the link below. Then share the link with friends and family to do the same.   Pledge by September 3, 2019. Corinne Jackson Communications Director Okanagan Basin Water Board Office:   250.469.6271 Email: Click on the link below for more information: Town Water Restrictions 
  • 16 August 2019
    SURVEY Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation Route Due August 16 Click Here for Printable Version | Public Open House Evacuation Route Plan held June 25 The Town of Osoyoos in partnership with Frontline Operations Group is developing an Evacuation Route Plan for the Town. The Town of Osoyoos in conjunction with other agencies and organizations will be working together in collaboration to develop a comprehensive and inclusive strategy to evacuate the town in the event of an emergency or disaster. Please complete the online SURVEY below by August 16, 2019. If you have questions please contact: Janette Van Vianen Director of Corporate Services 250.495.6515 
  • 30 July 2019
    2019 Wildfire Information Fire Bans & Restrictions (Kamloops Fire Centre) BC Wildfire Map Wildfire Preparedness Air Quality Advisories Air Quality Report Smoke Forecast ALERT Canada The Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) is dedicated to animal welfare through the preparation for and the actual rescue and shelter of domestic animals and livestock in a disaster. (T) 250.809.7152 BC Parks Drive BC for Road Conditions Osoyoos Visitor Centre If you’d like to speak with someone in Osoyoos about weather or travel conditions or about accommodations, dining, activities, and more, please contact our visitor experience team! LIVE Webcam(s)   
  • 17 July 2019
    Learn how to Identify, Prevent and Manage the Spread of Puncturevine Landowners are encouraged to learn to identify puncturevine, and then understand how to control it. Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris) is a noxious weed found in the Okanagan-Similkameen region.  It is an annual plant whose sharp spines can easily penetrate leather, skin, and can even puncture rubber tires. The puncturevine plant branches from its base and spreads along the ground to form dense mats.  Its leaves are hairy and grow in pairs on opposite sides of the stem.  The leaf is divided into 4 to 8 pairs of oval leaflets.  The yellow flowers originate in the leaf axils.  The fruit contains 5 sections that form tough, sharp and sometimes curving spines. Flowering and seed production typically occurs from mid-June to October.  It is important for landowners to be able to recognize puncturevine at an early stage of growth, as this is when it can most easily be controlled, as opposed to when it is large and seedpods have matured. Landowners can help by not providing an opportunity for weeds to grow, as well as by patrolling their properties in the summer and controlling any puncturevine they discover. ​Puncturevine should be carefully pulled and double bagged, then taken to the local landfill. Tipping fees are waived for invasive plant disposal at the Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill. Simply inform the scale clerk upon entering the landfill. If you have found puncturevine on your property or boulevard, please click this link Puncturevine and Longspine Sandbur (Courtesy of OASISS) for information on managing it. Click here for more information regarding the Town of Osoyoos property maintenance requirements - Good Neighbour Bylaw 1277 Additional resources:  
  • 15 July 2019
    Council Meeting Highlights for July 15, 2019 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole, Regular Open, Public Hearing, and Special Open meetings. Committee of the Whole Regular Open Public Hearing (4PM) Public Hearing (4:15PM) Special Open   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING   Delegations Joel Short, Daylin Mantyka, and Brittany Tuttle of Urban Systems presented the Communications and Engagement Plan for the Official Community Plan Review. Council selected the Choose Osoyoos option as the branding logo for the Review. REGULAR OPEN MEETING   Bylaws Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.120, 2019 was adopted. This amendment allows for a site specific cannabis production facility to be located at 11201 115th Street.  Water Matters Osoyoos Rural Water District Service Authorization Bylaw No. 1353, 2019 was read for a first and second time. If adopted this bylaw would establish a service area for the Osoyoos Rural Water District and allow the Town to set user fees for water service through bylaw and bill the individual properties and residential units that receive water through this area. The bylaw will be considered by the RDOS board for consent. Reports Councillor Bennett attended the Municipal Insurance Association meeting in Whistler. Councillor King thanked Music in the Park Committee and encouraged everyone to attend the weekly performances during the summer. Mayor McKortoff and Councillors Rhodes and King thanked CAO Romanko for all of his hard work and wished him the best in his retirement. Mayor McKortoff attended the Desert Centre new building grand opening. Mayor McKortoff congratulated Bob Sherwood for winning a gold medal in the Kelowna Apple Triathlon in Kelowna. Mayor McKortoff attended the Primary Care Network meeting. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to reduce and reuse single plastics and cut down on use of plastics. PUBLIC HEARING AT 4:00PM A Public Hearing was held in the Council Chambers on July 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm for Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.23, 2019 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.122, 2019. If adopted these bylaw amendments would allow for the creation of three new single family homes at 6801, 6805, and 6809 Nighthawk Drive.  PUBLIC HEARING AT 4:15PM  A Public Hearing was held in the Council Chambers on July 15, 2019 at 4:15 pm for Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.121, 2019. If adopted this bylaw amendment would allow for a site specific cannabis production facility at 11609 115th Street.  SPECIAL OPEN MEETING  Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1230.23, 2019 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.122, 2019 were read for a third time. If adopted these bylaw amendments would allow for the creation of three new single family homes at 6801, 6805, and 6809 Nighthawk Drive. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.121, 2019 was read for a third time. If adopted this bylaw amendment would allow for a site specific cannabis production facility at 11609 115th Street.  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.  
  • 5 July 2019
    INFORMATION Water Quality for Beaches Monitoring Many local governments monitor their beaches for physical hazards and sources of contamination. Beach water samples are collected during the bathing season to monitor the quality of the water and compare the results with the "Guidelines for Recreational Quality". We recommend that beach operators have a Beach Safety Plan in place so they can respond quickly to extreme weather events and other problems. This an include posting warning signs if beach conditions are unsatisfactory. Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Beach Advisories Swimming advisories are issued if it is identified that the water is not suitable for recreational use. Users are advised to refrain from activities in which a person’s whole body and face are frequently immersed in the water (i.e. swimming).   Beach closures are issued if it is identified that a beach or body of water poses a serious risk to the health and safety of recreational water users. Users are advised to avoid any contact with the beach and recreational water area (i.e. boating, paddling, playing in the wet sand) (Click on Result Icon to view.) Sampling Water samples are tested for E. coli bacteria as this bacteria is commonly found in feces of warm blooded animals (including humans) and consuming this bacteria may cause illness. The Town of Osoyoos submits beach water samples once a week to CARO Analytical Services (Kelowna).  The results from CARO Analytical Services are then forwarded to Interior Health. Helpful Links Interior Health Beach Advisory Interior Health Air Quality Interior Health Emergency Information Contact Information  Town of Osoyoos Operational Services (P) 250.495.6213 (F) 250.495.2400 (E) Interior Health Penticton Office (P) 250.770.5540 (F) 250.493.0041 (E) 
  • 20 June 2019
    Okanagan Water Supply Conditions OBWB Drought Bulletins IOLBC Release: Dry conditions affecting the range of Summer Osoyoos Lake Levels July 24, 2019 The International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control (Board) will allow for a broader range of water levels on Osoyoos Lake this summer to help limit the impacts of dry conditions in the basin. CLICK HERE for more details - OBWB Bulletin 2 June 20, 2019 Warm and dry conditions have prompted the Province of B.C. to announce a Level 3 drought for much of B.C., including the Okanagan region. For more information, please click here to view the OBWB Drought Bulletin #2. OBWB Bulletin 1 June 11, 2019 Based on snowpack conditions, timing of snowmelt, and forecasted summer conditions, the B.C. Government has elevated the Okanagan to a Level 2 drought rating. For more information, please click here to view the OBWB Drought Bulletin #1. Kellie Garcia Policy and Planning Specialist Okanagan Basin Water Board Phone: (250) 469-6321 Email: Website:
  • 1 May 2019
    "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 2019
    Boulevard Maintenance Regulations for Property Owner/Occupier 3.3    Every owner of real property shall maintain the sidewalk, boulevard, and lane adjacent to their real property and without limitation shall: remove accumulations of filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, hazardous objects and materials that obstruct a drainage facility; remove all filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, hazardous objects and materials from all boulevards and sidewalks; in keeping with the reasonable standard of maintenance in the area, keep grassed areas trimmed and irrigated and reasonably free of weeds; keep in good repair all driveway crossings; trim and maintain all trees and plantings; and cut, trim or remove any tree, fence, hedge or other item that obstructs or could reasonably be expected to obstruct the vision or safety of all pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles using streets adjacent to the property; where the real property is in a commercial area, as defined in the Town’s Zoning Bylaw, every owner of real property shall sweep the sidewalks in front of and adjacent to the real property and remove all accumulations of filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, and hazardous objects and materials from adjacent sidewalks no later than 10:00 AM each day; remove any puncturevine or longspine sandbur plants (preferably prior to the development of seed pods) by pulling the plant and disposing of it in a double thick garbage bag. Alternatively the area infested with these invasive plants can be covered with a weed barrier cloth and 4 inches of mulch or decorative rock which should prevent the future spread of these plants; 3.4     No person shall deposit filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, or hazardous objects or materials removed from sidewalks, boulevards, lanes, or private property onto Town property or highways. In accordance with Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277, Part 3 Property Maintenance | Section 3.3 and 3.4.  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the boulevards clean. Operational Services 11500 115 Street (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  
  • 1 May 2019
    Summer Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms​ Washroom Season May 1 – October 15 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 2019
    SUMMER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill No PERSON shall act in a manner that is threatening, discourteous, disruptive, or willfully negligent while on the SITE. Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill rates/fees changed on May 1, 2017 to $110.00 per metric tonne, unless otherwise specified. The minimum charge remains at $5.00. SUMMER HOURS - April 1 to October 31 Tuesday              8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday       11:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursday           11:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday                11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday             8:00 am to 4:00 pm   HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING bins are accessible, without charge, during Landfill operational hours.   YARD AND GARDEN WASTE free up to 100 Kg per load. Conditions apply.   All loads entering the landfill must be covered and secured or will be fined as per Bylaw 1309, 2017. CLICK HERE to view Landfill Brochure. Please click here for more information and rates. Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6515 (E)  
  • 1 April 2019
    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, 2019 until November 16, 2019.    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)
  • 1 January 2019
     2019 Committee of the Whole and Regular Council Meeting Schedule Agendas, Minutes and Videos | 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 2019 schedule is as follows: January 7 - Cancelled January 21 February 4 February 19 (Tuesday) March 4 March 18 April 1 April 15 May 6 May 21 (Tues) June 3 June 17 July 2 (Tuesday) July 15 August 6 (Tuesday)-Cancelled August 19 September 3 (Tuesday) September 16 October 7 October 21 November 4 November 18 December 2 December 16
  • 1 January 2019
    Osoyoos Festival Society is looking for VOLUNTEERS!
  • 1 January 2019
    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

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"Family Splash Day" on July 17 and August 14 at Osoyoos Splash Park

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