Canada's warmest welcome ®* June 23 2017

http://www.osoyoos.ca/sites/osoyoos.civicwebcms.com/files/media/Cherry_Fiesta/banner-Waterfight_1.jpg

osoyoos, canada's warmest welcome

Share page

Text size reduce text sizeincrease text size Share page Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Current News

Subscribe to RSS

  • 16 November 2017
    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, 2017 until November 16, 2017.    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)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 21 August 2017
    2017 Make Water Work Campaign ends August 21! We are asking residents of Osoyoos to visit MakeWaterWork.ca and “Take the Pledge” for your chance to win a $6,000 WaterWise yard upgrade thanks to our contest sponsors (KelownaGardens.com, Pro Source Irrigation, Bylands and Eco Turf).  If you haven't taken the pledge yet, please do so by clicking on the icon to the left. Then share the link with friends and family to do the same. *** Learn more at our partner garden centre Sandhu Greenhouses Friday June 16 at 1 PM - 3 PM. The contest ends August 21, 2017. Corinne Jackson Communications Director Okanagan Basin Water Board Office:   250.469.6271 Email:   corinne.jackson@obwb.ca Click on the links below for more information: Town Water Restrictions  Water Conservation Tips
  • 6 July 2017
    TENDER Office Renovations for Operational Services Deadline July 6 Sealed tenders clearly marked “2017 Operational Services Department Office Renovations” will be received at the Town of Osoyoos Municipal Offices, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, B.C. up to 2:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Tenders will be opened in public at the Town of Osoyoos Municipal Office at 2:00 p.m. on the tender closing date. The project comprises the following:   Creation of a separate washroom / locker room for female employees Relocation and expansion of existing lunchroom facilities Creation of a separate office / meeting room for the Director of Operational Services Creation of a mezzanine floor in the garage area for additional storage Updating mechanical and electrical systems Installing new energy efficient stove, dishwasher, refrigerator and hot water tank. Tender Documents are available electronically on the Town of Osoyoos website and/or BC Bid. TENDER DRAWING The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Jim Dinwoodie Director of Operational Services 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  jdinwoodie@osoyoos.ca Tenders received after the closing time will be returned unopened.  No phone calls regarding the tender results. They will be posted on the applicable news article on this website within '24 hours' after the deadline.
  • 1 July 2017
    New Curbside Garbage and Recycling Calendar The  2017-2018 Curbside Garbage & Recycling Calendar has been sent to homeowners in the mail.  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 item 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
  • 28 June 2017
    RFP Urban Forestry Plan and Tree Management Bylaw June 28 The Town of Osoyoos is seeking Requests for Proposals (RFP) from qualified consultants to prepare a modern Urban Forestry Plan and Tree Management Bylaw providing the policy rationale, legislative authority, regulations and guidelines for sustainable tree stewardship on public and private lands. The Plan and Bylaw should promote community benefits in the areas of:      • Aesthetics and quality of life      • Shading and reduced energy consumption      • Noise reduction and visual screening      • Improved air quality filtration      • Reduced greenhouse gases through carbon sequestration      • Reduced storm water runoff      • Enhances riparian fish habitats   For a detailed RFP package, please click on the link below.  A copy of the RFP package can also be obtained at BC Bid, or CivicInfo BC. RFP Package - Urban Forestry Plan and Tree Management Bylaw Proposals must be received at Planning and Development Services no later than 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Urban Forestry Plan and Tree Management Bylaw”. For more information, please contact the undersigned. Alain M. Cunningham, Ph.D., MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6191 (E) alain@osoyoos.ca  
  • 22 June 2017
    Town of Osoyoos Information on Sandbag Removal Information Bulletin #3 June 22, 2017   The Town of Osoyoos is working with the RDOS Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to create a request for proposals (RFP) for sand and sandbag removal.  This RFP is expected to be completed soon and it will be at least Two Weeks  before the proposals are received and reviewed.   In the meantime, residents are requested to keep their sandbags in place, however if they wish to remove them it will be at their own risk and at their own expense.  They will not be compensated for removing their own sandbags.   Residents choosing to remove their own sandbags are reminded that they are not to dump the sand into the water or along the shorelines.  Residents choosing to remove their own sandbags and use the sand for other areas of their property besides beach area, may do so and are asked to sort the empty bags between polypropylene and burlap bags before taking them to the landfill.  Filled and empty sandbags can be taken to the Osoyoos Landfill during regular Landfill hours with no tipping fees being charged.   The Province and the EOC will be providing information in the next couple of days on a crowd-sourcing app that residents can use to locate where they have sandbags that require pick up.  Town residents who do not have access to a computer may call the Osoyoos Town office and provide information as to where they have sandbags.  Please be prepared to provide civic address, estimated number of polypropylene bags and number of burlap bags.  
  • 21 June 2017
    Cactus Kids Day Camp Pre-Registration on June 21 & June 22 2017 All kids ages 5-12 are invited to come and participate!  Our exciting theme weeks are fun-filled with crafts, games, swimming and special events! The Cactus Kids Day Camp begins on July 3, 2017 and runs till August 25, 2017.   Registration  Pre-registration will be held June 21 & June 22 from 2:00pm-5:00pm at the Sonora Community Centre. Registration will not be accepted before the Registration Days. Registrations will be accepted after June 22 at the Cactus Centre. Please bring child’s birth certificate to register. Full day and half day options available! Register for the day, the week or the whole summer! Drop-ins are available. Special rates for 2 or more siblings registering at the same time! Information Brochure - CLICK HERE Pricing Guide - CLICK HERE   Don't miss out on the action this summer! Visitors are welcome! It is strongly recommended that participants wear hats, sunscreen and bring water! For more information please contact: Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6562 (E) recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 19 June 2017
    Council Meeting Highlights for June 19, 2017 Click on either button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and the Regular Open Meetings.     Committee of the Whole  Regular MeetingAnnual General Meeting        COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE Delegations Aaron McRann, Executive Director of Community Foundations made a presentation on Neighbourhood Small Grants & provided an update on the Osoyoos Endowment Fund.  The Community Foundation has granted over $102,660 to Osoyoos since 2010.  This year they will be granting $420,000 throughout the region.  A new project that was taken on is the neighbourhood small grants.  The Giving Cupboard is an example of the neighbourhood small grant.  3 or 4 more neighbourhood grants will be given out in 2018 for Osoyoos once voted on by the Board of Directors. Luanne Chore, CEO of SIDIT presented to Council, information on the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust.  This trust was created by an Act of Legislation (Bill 8 -2005) February 27,2006.  They gave an overview of current programs that they provide funding to.   REGULAR OPEN MEETING Bylaws Water Connection and Regulation Amendment Bylaw No. 753.03, 2017 – was read three times. This amendment will enable the provision of town water services outside the town boundary subject to a council approved contract. Administrative Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 1331, 2017 – was read three times.  This Bylaw will replace Bylaw 1269 and will now contain these additions: an application fee for special events with the provisions that non-profit groups be exempt and an extra washroom cleaning fee with the provision that non-profit groups be exempt. Business  A report with additional information regarding the retaining wall along Magnolia Place Boulevard was presented to Council.  This report gave Council more information regarding maintenance of the boulevard slope adjacent to the property of 4415 Oleander Drive.  Council requests that staff identify potential solutions to resolve this issue and bring these options to the next regular Council meeting. Reports Councillor Rhodes encouraged residents to be aware of what they are putting in the garbage. Councillor Campol attended the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Ottawa for the Canada 150 Celebration. Councillor Campol attended the CIBC Celebration for their 50th Anniversary in Osoyoos. Councillor Campol attended a meeting at the Osoyoos Secondary School. Councillor King attended the Destination Osoyoos Annual General Meeting Mayor McKortoff encouraged residents to keep sandbags in place until further notice. Mayor McKortoff attended the grand opening of Tumbleweed Spirits. Mayor McKortoff reminded everyone to pay their taxes which are due July 4th. Mayor McKortoff took part in a conference call with the International Joint Commission regarding the lake levels. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to attend the Canada Day festivities.  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Mayor’s Message Council Reported on 2016 activities, Directors presented their section of the 2016 Annual Report There were no comments from the public Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca.   The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9:00AM on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 PM to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business.  
  • 19 June 2017
    Next Town Council to be held on July 4, 2017 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 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
  • 12 June 2017
    Change in Facility Hours at Sonora Community Centre on June 12, 2017 Effective Monday June 12, 2017 the Sonora Community Centre’s hours of operation will be changing for the summer to:   Monday -Friday      8:30am - 8:00pm                      Saturday                 9:00am - 5:00pm     For more information please contact: Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue (T)   250.495.6562 (E)   recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 28 May 2017
    Osoyoos Play Days from ParticipAction’s 150 on May 27-28 Now is your chance to get out and try some of the fun activities in our community and have a chance to win some awesome prizes! Pick up your Osoyoos Play Days Passport at the Sonora Community Centre before May 27, 2017 Try at least 2 of the activities listed in the passport and have them stamped. Activities include fitness activities, paddling, yoga, hiking, pickleball and lawn bowling. Fill out the contact information on the back of the passport and drop it back off at the Sonora Community Centre by Tuesday May 30, 2017. You will be entered into a draw to win either an Adult Annual Pass for the Sonora Community Centre or a Fitbit. Don't forget to check out ParticipAction's 150 Playlist! Register and try the activities listed on their website for your chance to win even more prizes! Go to www.participaction.com for more information. For information regarding Osoyoos Play Days contact: Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  sdynneson@osoyoos.ca  
  • 27 May 2017
    Osoyoos Play Days from ParticipAction’s 150 on May 27-28 Now is your chance to get out and try some of the fun activities in our community and have a chance to win some awesome prizes! Pick up your Osoyoos Play Days Passport at the Sonora Community Centre before May 27, 2017 Try at least 2 of the activities listed in the passport and have them stamped. Activities include fitness activities, paddling, yoga, hiking, pickleball and lawn bowling. Fill out the contact information on the back of the passport and drop it back off at the Sonora Community Centre by Tuesday May 30, 2017. You will be entered into a draw to win either an Adult Annual Pass for the Sonora Community Centre or a Fitbit. Don't forget to check out ParticipAction's 150 Playlist! Register and try the activities listed on their website for your chance to win even more prizes! Go to www.participaction.com for more information. For information regarding Osoyoos Play Days contact: Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  sdynneson@osoyoos.ca  
  • 25 May 2017
    Osoyoos Splash Park is Open for the Season! Days:          Monday to Sunday (7 days a week) Hours:        10:00 am to 8:00 pm Season:      May to September For more information on the Splash Park, please visit our Splash Park page. Community Services (T) 250.495.6562 (E) recreation@osoyoos.ca
  • 23 May 2017
    Town of Osoyoos Information on Flood Preparedness Information Bulletin #2 May 23, 2017 For Immediate Release Click Here for more information on Flood Preparedness and Updates. Click Here for more information on Osoyoos Lake Levels. Osoyoos residents should be aware that Osoyoos Lake is expected to noticeably rise within the next 24 – 48 hours.  This is a result of the continuing high inflows from Okanagan River and the rapidly rising Similkameen River.   All residents around Osoyoos Lake in low level areas should be monitoring their situation closely and, where appropriate, sandbagging as a precautionary measure.  Sand is available on Highway 3 across from the Osoyoos Dairy Queen.  Sandbags are available at the Town of Osoyoos Works Yard at 11500 – 115th Street. Please check in with neighbours to see if they require assistance in filling sandbags.  Volunteers wishing to help can contact the Emergency Operations Centre at 1-877-610-3737. Check in with neighbours and make children aware of the potential hazard of being close to creeks with high or fast flowing water. More information can be found on the Town of Osoyoos website at www.osoyoos.ca or Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) website at www.rdos.bc.ca.   Mark Woods RDOS Emergency Operations Center (EOC) RDOS EOC 250.492.0237 | 1.877.610.3737 Janette Van Vianen Town of Osoyoos Emergency Program Coordinator (T) 250.495.6515 Media enquiries are to be directed to the RDOS EOC.                                              
  • 15 May 2017
    PUBLIC NOTICE Water Turbidity for Irrigation Districts No. 8 And 9 The Town of Osoyoos is experiencing spring runoff conditions, which has created higher turbidity levels in Osoyoos Lake. Currently the domestic water in these districts is still being supplied by intakes directly from Osoyoos Lake. Turbidity is not considered to be a health concern however it will affect the appearance of water. Turbidity is defined as the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye, similar to smoke in air. We suggest you run your cold water in your bathtub or run your garden hose until the water is clear. Reminder Boil Water Notice is in effective from April 1, 2017 until November 16, 2017. Currently the Town is in the process of water twinning Districts No. 8 and 9. Town of Osoyoos Operational Services Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)      250.495.6213 (E)     pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 11 May 2017
    Town of Osoyoos Information on Flood Preparedness Information Bulletin #1 May 11, 2017 For Immediate Release Click Here for more information on Flood Preparedness and Updates. Click Here for more information on Osoyoos Lake Levels. The storm of May 4th caused significant flooding in the Central and North Okanagan and in pockets of the South Okanagan – Similkameen. The North and Central Okanagan are bearing the worst of the situation, and the aftermath is still affecting residents, properties, and infrastructure in those communities. Although most stream flows have reduced for the moment, the RDOS Emergency Operations Centre is still active. It is uncertain how or if the situations further up the valley may affect the south Okanagan as water flows south through the mainstem lakes. The prediction of thunderstorms and rain by Environment Canada starting Thursday May 11th could add additional volumes of water moving through the lakes system to Osoyoos Lake. The Town of Osoyoos may take precautionary measures by sandbagging its critical infrastructure along the lake shore in order to protect the Town’s sewer lift stations in the event of possible flooding. Residents/business owners along the shores of Osoyoos Lake who have had high water levels and needed to sand bag in previous years, should know where to access sandbags by calling either the Town of Osoyoos or the RDOS. The Town is currently awaiting a new shipment of sandbags and sand from the Province. Location of those will be posted on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca as soon as they are delivered. We are being proactive, in anticipation of the heavy rain in the next few days and the higher temperatures bringing down the snow melt into the Similkameen River. This is a good opportunity for Osoyoos and area residents to also be proactive. Make sure to check and clear culverts on your property, remove machinery or equipment and valuables that may potentially be affected by flooding. Those neighbourhoods and areas that have experienced flooding in the past should remain alert for signs of water blockages, debris filled creeks near culverts and weirs. Report these to the RDOS or Town of Osoyoos. Also, being a good neighbour, checking in on neighbours or those that may have mobility issues is appreciated. Alert children of the potential hazard of being close to creeks with high or fast flowing water. This region is fortunate to have, at this point, no immediate serious threats and the window of time to continue to be proactive and remain alert. BC Rivers Forecast Centre predicts thunderstorms for Thursday and more precipitation on the weekend. This may cause creeks and rivers to rise again, combined with the melting snow pack. The levels are actively being monitored by all agencies and local governments.   Dale Kronebusch RDOS Emergency Operations Supervisor (EOC) RDOS EOC 250.492.0237 | 1.877.610.3737 Janette Van Vianen Town of Osoyoos Emergency Program Coordinator (T) 250.495.6515 Media enquiries are to be directed to the RDOS EOC.                                              
  • 1 May 2017
    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 May 2017
    "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)  info@osoyoos.ca   
  • 1 May 2017
    Landfill Fees and Summer Hours Effective May 1, 2017 Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill rates/fees change on May 1, 2017 from $95 per metric tonne to $110.00 per metric tonne, unless otherwise specified. The minimum charge remains at $5.00. No PERSON shall act in a manner that is threatening, discourteous, disruptive, or willfully negligent while on the SITE. 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)    info@osoyoos.ca  
  • 1 May 2017
    Town of Osoyoos to Implement Yellow “Reminder” Flags for Water Restrictions The Town of Osoyoos and Rural Water Districts 8 and 9 are on “Normal” domestic and lawn watering restrictions. These restrictions ensure that the residents of Osoyoos water their lawns on certain days, within a specified time interval. Even numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday Odd numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday No sprinkling is permitted between the hours of 10 am and 7pm. Over the summer we will be placing yellow flags on properties where lawn watering has been observed outside of the approved date or time.  These flags serve as a friendly reminder to educate residents and are not meant to harass or offend property owners/renters. We all have a part to play to conserve water in our community, and we believe these yellow flags are a better option than a ($100) fine. For more information please visit the Town website: www.osoyoos.ca/content/normal-water-restrictions-town-and-rural-water-districts-8-9 Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca     
  • 25 April 2017
    PUBLIC NOTICE Medical Services in Osoyoos In recent months there has been a lot of public concern regarding the shortage of family physicians in the Town of Osoyoos. This is understandable and regrettable as Osoyoos, like many other rural communities, has been short physicians due to the combination of retirement, health issues, and physicians choosing to relocate to other communities. The challenges facing those people who find themselves without a family Doctor are recognized and understood by Osoyoos Town Council (Council). Recruiting and retaining family physicians in rural British Columbia has always been challenging. Fully licensed physicians are independent practitioners who can live and practice in the community of their choosing.   The delivery of medical services is done within an integrated multi-disciplinary system that has roles and responsibilities for each functioning body. Council would like to provide the Osoyoos community with insights into the role and the actions which Council is currently involved in enabling local medical services. By legislative statue the role of local government includes fostering the economic, social and environmental well-being of its community. This mandate provides a foundation for Council’s efforts to ensure that sufficient medical services are available in the community. In the area of medical services Council takes the following roles and actions: Advocacy Active public support and recommendation for medical services to influential bodies; Council representative on the SOS Rural Corridor Community Coalition; Meets with local MLA, Health Minister and Interior health on issues of local and regional health care services; Collaborates with Oliver Council on matters relating to South Okanagan General Hospital; and Meet with local Doctors to discuss local services. Preventative Health Care/Wellness Provision of community active living facilities such as Sonora Center, Sun Bowl Arena, activity fields and trails. Provision of community active living programs and support services. Community Action Working with volunteer groups to develop a community that will attract health care professionals; Supporting Interior Health and local Doctors efforts relating to Doctor recruitment; Supporting local Doctor’s efforts to deliver health services; Grants to support local activities that enhance community services and spirit. Osoyoos Town Council is committed to working with residents, Doctors and Interior Health to ensure that the Town of Osoyoos receives the highest possible medical services. Town of Osoyoos Mayor and Council | info@osoyoos.ca  
  • 31 March 2017
    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)  bromanko@osoyoos.ca  
  • 15 March 2017
    Discoloured Water for Town/Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 You may be experiencing discolored water due to increased spring flows. To clear your water please flush your lines by turning on a tap and running cold water for 10 to 15 minutes or until the water clears. Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 13 March 2017
    2017 Spring/Summer Leisure Guide is NOW available! Find out what’s happening this fall at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults. The 2017 Spring/Summer Leisure Guide is now available online and will be available at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall soon. Registration starts Monday March 13, 2017.                                               Online registration will be available March 13! Recreation Online Program Registration All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Looking for something to do this spring and summer? Then pick up your copy today! Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4623 (F)  250.495.2400 (E) recreation@osoyoos.ca  
  • 24 February 2017
    NOTICE Town of Osoyoos Boundary Extension The Town of Osoyoos will be making a Boundary Extension application to the Provincial Government.   Property owners’ in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) are to express their interest in the possibility of joining the Town boundaries.   The Town is in the process of gathering information from parties for areas interested in joining.  Once this information gathering has been completed an assessment of the next steps will be made, which may include public forums.   At this time the Town has not scheduled a public meeting to discuss Boundary Extension(s).   Please provide your interest/feedback:   Barry Romanko, CLGM Chief Administrative Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)   250.495.6515 (F)   250.495.2400 (E)   info@osoyoos.ca   Note Originally the “Event Date” was posted as March 10 to remind Staff.

Quick Links

Osoyoos Listens
Customer Feedback, Request a Service, Share a Concern
Garbage/Recycling
Calendar, Landfill Hours, Helpful Tips
Bylaws
Search for a Town Bylaw

Poll

Question: 
Should the Town designate a smoking area in Gyro Park?
Answers: 
Total of 822 votes

Spotlight

Flood Preparedness
Click here for helpful information and updates.
Osoyoos Lake
Click here to learn more about the current Osoyoos Lake Levels.
Near-Market Housing
Learn more about the Osoyoos Near-market Housing Program.

Building Permits

Building Permits

Click Here - NOTICE Contractors & Building Designers BC Building Code Changes.

Subdivision Plans

Subdivision Plans

If you would like to print only a portion of the survey plan, you must first save the file to your directory, then open the saved copy using Adobe Acrobat.  Using the Snapshot Tool, highlight the area you wish to print and then print.  You may need to change your page scaling to "Fit to Printable Area", depending on your printer.

Annual Report

Annual Report

Section 98 of the Community Charter sets out the requirements for municipalities to produce an Annual Report each year prior to June 30th. The report must contain:

Financial Statements

Financial Statements

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.  We conducted our audit in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards.  Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

Land Disposition & Lease Notices

Land Disposition & Lease Notices

Pursuant to Sections 24 and 26 of the Community Charter Notice, the Town of Osoyoos is required to give notice of it's intention to sell or lease municipal properties.

Tenders & RFP's

Tenders & Request for Proposals (RFP)

Listed below are Tenders, Requests for Proposals (RFP), and Requests for Quotes (RFQ) that are currently open.  Details of Tenders and RFP's previously awarded by Council can be located under the applicable News Item or within the Council - Agendas, Videos & Minutes folder.

Community Links

Subscribe to Osoyoos RSS
While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the Town of Osoyoos.   Town of Osoyoos
Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400
(E) info@osoyoos.ca

 

Mission Statement
To provide quality community services and facilities, which meet the needs of the current
and future residents of Osoyoos, in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

Copyright © 2013 Town of Osoyoos All Rights Reserved. Powered by CivicWeb CMS - Copyright © 2013 iCompass Technologies Inc.