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  • 17 November 2015
    Boil Water Notice Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 from April 1-November 17 The Town of Osoyoos has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for Domestic Water Customers served in Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 effective from April 1, 2015 until November 17, 2015. In order to determine exactly which system you are being served by, please refer to the first three digits of the account number on your rural water bill. The Town of Osoyoos and Interior Health recommend individuals drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice.  For these at-risk populations, water intended for drinking, washing ready to eat fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Please notify tenants, visitors, or other building occupants of the boil water notice. The Town of Osoyoos is taking measures to disinfect and flush these water systems.  Interior Health has been fully involved, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved.  Thank you in advance for your patience. If you have any further questions please contact: Public Works Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213  (E)
  • 31 August 2015
    Community Foundations Survey Deadline August 31, 2015 The Community Foundations of the South Okanagan is producing a regional report for the South Okanagan Similkameen.  The 2015 Vital Signs Report is a unique report in that it uses statistical information and community feedback on 11 different issue areas.  As with the 2013 report, it will include data for all the communities in the our region; from Summerland to Osoyoos and throughout the Similkameen Valley. Vital Signs is used by charities, service groups, government bodies and individuals throughout the community to help make this a better place to live, work and play. The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen have established roots and are growing legacies in communities all across Canada. Standing apart in the field of charitable giving, they are dedicated to enriching the quality of community life in specific geographical areas. Please take the time and answer short survey that will provide them information for the Osoyoos area. Deadline for online submissions is August 31, 2015. To learn more about Vital Signs and the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen you can go to their website for more information Sarah Trudeau Regional Development Coordinator 390 Main Street, 2nd Floor Penticton BC  V2A 5C3 (TF) 877.493.9311 (E)  
  • 6 July 2015
    South Okanagan Transit Rider Appreciation Day July 6, 2015
  • 6 July 2015
    Next Town Council Meeting to be held on July 6, 2015 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, July 6, 2015 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  
  • 3 July 2015
    TENDER Public Washroom Caretaker Deadline July 3 The Town of Osoyoos invites tenders from corporations or individuals for Public Washroom Caretaker for the Town of Osoyoos for the period August 16, 2015 to December 31, 2015. A full list of contract requirements, tender documents and additional information may be obtained at the Town office or by clicking below: Advertisement Tender Documents Tenders should be clearly marked "Public Washroom Caretaker" and submitted to the attention of the Director of Corporate Services at the Town of Osoyoos, Monday to Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, excluding statutory holidays. Tender documents will be accepted up to 2:00 PM on Friday, July 3, 2015. Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0 (F) 250.495.2400 (E) The Town is under no obligation to accept the lowest or any tender and may accept the tender which the Town considers most advantageous to itself.
  • 2 July 2015
    TENDER Bylaw Enforcement Officer Services Deadline July 2 The Town of Osoyoos invites tenders from corporations or individuals for Bylaw Enforcement Officer Services for the Town of Osoyoos for the period July 16, 2015 to December 31, 2015.  A full list of contract requirements, tender documents and additional information may be obtained from the Town office or by clicking the links below: Advertisement Tender Document  Tenders clearly marked "Bylaw Enforcement Officer Services" should be submitted to the attention of the Director of Corporate Services at the Town of Osoyoos, Monday to Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, excluding statutory holidays.  Tender documents will be accepted up to 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos, BC   V0H 1V0 (F) 250.495.2400 (E) The Town is under no obligation to accept the lowest or any tender and may accept the tender which the Town considers most advantageous to itself.
  • 1 July 2015
    67th Annual Cherry Fiesta on July 1, 2015 Click Here - Program of Events Click Here - Notice HWY 3 Road Closure Celebrate Canada Day the best way you can by attending the 67th Annual Cherry Fiesta in Osoyoos on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, planned and organized the volunteers of the Osoyoos Festival Society. On Tuesday, June 30, take in the Miss Osoyoos Pageant at Sonora Centre starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. (Photo by Richard McGuire, Osoyoos Times) Then bright and early on Wednesday start your day off with a delicious pancake breakfast for $5.00 at Town Square from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Each order prepared especially for you by the Osoyoos Rotary Club.  The traditional water fight between Osoyoos bravest water-pistol slingers and the Osoyoos and Anarchist Volunteer Fire Department starts at 10:50 a.m. on Main Street between Home Hardware and Shoppers Drug Mart. So please if you do not want to get wet, stay out of these zones!.  Once the mist has cleared, sit back, relax and enjoy the parade.  Starting at 11:00 a.m along Main Street Osoyoos, and dispersing two blocks passed Subway.  We will have a fabulous parade for you to enjoy, so cheer, chap and wave to each and every entry; as your response makes it worthwhile for all of the hard work they have done for your enjoyment.   JUST A REMINDER:  to accommodate the parade Highway 3 (Main Street) will be closed from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on July 1 and we would appreciate no parking on Main Street after 8:00 p.m. on June 30. Following the parade, head down to Gyro Beach for a full day of activities, live entertainment, cherry spit and cherry pie eating contests.  There will be food and craft venues, children’s activities on the beach, the Elks Beer Garden, or mosey on over to the Osoyoos Legion for beef on a bun and a cool refreshment.  (Photo by Richard McGuire, Osoyoos Times) Then at dusk around 10:15 p.m. on the beach at Gyro Park, the Osoyoos Fireworks Committee will dazzle you with the Best Fireworks display in BC!!.  Everyone is welcome to attend and we hope that you will have a fabulous day. Osoyoos Festival Society Website - Contact -
  • 30 June 2015
    Up to $5,000 in Funding to Help Community Events from BC Government The Government of British Columbia is providing one-time funding to eligible non-profit organizations for small community events that strengthen volunteer capacity for event hosting throughout the province.    EventHostBC will provide a total of $250,000, divided among the six provincial tourism regions, to encourage events that are currently ineligible for other provincial government funding.   Eligible non-profit organizations may apply for up to $5,000 per event. As long as the broader community can participate, the type of event is fairly open – it could be sports, arts or culture related, or some other creative idea supported by the community.   Applications may be submitted by email between 9 a.m. on May 19 and 4:30 p.m. on June 30, 2015.   Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so please help get the word out to organizations within your community that might benefit from this funding.  
  • 26 June 2015
    BC Assessment Innovation Driving Through Osoyoos first week of July KELOWNA — Digital cameras mounted inside a clearly-marked van will soon be on the residential streets of Osoyoos as BC Assessment continues to use innovation to update photos used for property assessment purposes. The residential photo update initiative will take street front digital photos of approximately 2300 single family homes throughout Osoyoos during the first week of July. This technology has already been successfully used in communities throughout the Okanagan and across British Columbia.   “As the Crown corporation responsible for accurately valuing all properties in B.C. and continually serving as a leading source of the province’s property information, we are always looking for innovative ways to provide more timely, accurate, equitable and fair assessments to all property owners,” said Katrina LeNoury, Deputy-Assessor for the Thompson-Okanagan region.   BC Assessment will photograph only the public street front of a home including the civic (street) address number.   BC Assessment will not retain any personal information related to:  Any images of people on the property.  Visible signage on a residence (excluding street address), including business signs, signs with the names of the people living at that property and any other type of signage that may relate to the identity of a person. This includes vehicle license plates.  The interior of a residence (e.g., images that show the inside of a home through a window or open doorway, or the interior of an enclosed vehicle shelter such as a garage). Visit for further information about BC Assessment. Visit our YouTube channel to view a video demonstration of the photo update initiative. Follow BC Assessment on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Media contact:  Katrina LeNoury, Deputy Assessor BC Assessment – Thompson-Okanagan Region Tel. 1.866.825.8322 Ext.19325 / Email:    
  • 24 June 2015
    Cactus Kids Day Camp Registration 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 2, 2015 and runs till August 21, 2015.   Registration Days will be held: Location:     Sonora Community Centre Date:          June 24 and 25, 2015 Time:          2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Registration will not be accepted before the Registration Days. Registrations will be accepted after June 25 at the Cactus Centre. Please bring child’s birth certificate to register. Full day and half day options available! Special rates for 2 or more siblings registering at the same time! It is strongly recommended that participants wear hats, sunscreen and bring water! Information Brochure - CLICK HERE Registration Form - CLICK HERE Don't miss out on the action this summer! Visitors are welcomed!                                                           For more information please contact: Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6562 (E)  
  • 22 June 2015
    NOTICE Facility Closure at Sonora Community Centre July 6-11 The Gymnasium, Weight Room and Showers will be closed starting Monday, July 6 to Saturday, July 11 for painting and general maintenance at the Sonora Community Centre. The Library, Sonora Community Centre Office, OABC Room, Okanagan Boy's and Girl's Family Room, Club 10:16 and Multi-Purpose Rooms upstairs will remain open during this time. The Gymnasium, Weight Room and Showers will Reopen on Monday July 13 during our regular summer hours. We apologize for the inconvenience in advance.   Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)
  • 19 June 2015
    NOTICE OF WATERING RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE JUNE 19, 2015 Water Conservation and Staged Restriction Bylaw No. 1273 Public Notice is hereby given that based on June 1, 2015 Osoyoos Town Council Resolution #85/15 Town Council has passed a motion to implement Level #2 of the Water Conservation Bylaw No. 1273 effective at midnight Friday, June 19, 2015 until further notice. Click Here to review the entire Water Conservation Bylaw No. 1273  This will result in limits to watering of lawns to two identified days a week and other water restrictions.  Council feels that it is important that Osoyoos residents work with other communities to conserve water and work to improve the health of our water supply system. Detailed information on the restrictions that are being implemented is listed below. This Bylaw pertains to properties within the Town of Osoyoos boundaries and DOES NOT affect Rural Water Systems 8 and 9. As per section 3, Stage 2 – TWICE A WEEK WATERING: If the CAO gives notice that a reduction in water use is necessary requiring Stage 2 restrictions, the following shall apply: 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 Saturdays and Tuesdays Odd Numbered Addresses:   Watering is only permitted on Sundays and Wednesdays 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 11:00 AM and from 6:00 PM to 12:00 midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.  d) No use of water hoses is permitted for the purpose of washing boats or motor vehicles. e) No person shall use water to wash sidewalks, driveways or parking lots, or exterior building surfaces except and only if necessary for applying a product such as paint, preservative and stucco, preparing a surface prior to paving or repointing bricks, or if required by law to comply with health or safety regulations. f) Notwithstanding the above, the following are exempt from Stage 2 restrictions: i) Watering of public sports playing fields, turf farms if failure to do so will result in permanent loss of plant material; ii) Tee-off areas and putting greens of golf courses; iii) 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; iv) Commercial car washes so long as each vehicle wash does not exceed 57 L of water. v) Under authority of permit issued under this bylaw.  g) As a further exemption to the Stage 2 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 9 hours per day. Town of Osoyoos Council looks to all residents cooperating and following the restrictions that have been put into action through the implementation of Bylaw No. 1273.  If you have any questions please call 250.495.6515 or 250.495.6213. Barry Romanko, CLGM Chief Administrative Officer Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC   V0H 1V0 (T)   250.495.6515 (E)
  • 19 June 2015
    2015 Summer Leisure Guide and Registration Now Available Find out what’s happening this summer at the Sonora Community Centre! The 2015 Summer Leisure Guide is jammed packed with FUN activities for children and adults and is available at the Sonora Community Centre, Town Hall or click here to view it online. All programs are open to community members and visitors. Online registration is NOW available! Click Here Recreation Online Program Registration   For more information regarding the programs and services listed in the guide please contact: Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250-495-6562 (F)    250-495-5136 (E)
  • 16 June 2015
    New Curbside Garbage and Recycling Calendar Residents of Osoyoos can expect to receive the new 2015-2016 Curbside Garbage & Recycling Calendar in their mailbox or as an insert in the Osoyoos Times. 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 not received it by the end of June a copy can be picked up pick up a copy at the Town Hall Office. Click on the link below for more information: Garbage & Recycling Calendar If you have questions about your curbside pick up please contact your service provider: Call Progressive Waste Solution 250.498.4888  

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2015 Three Lakes Triathlon

Crafternoon at the Osoyoos Library to Create Father’s Day Cards

Osoyoos Cherry Fiesta

Miss Osoyoos Pageant (2015)

7th Annual Osoyoos FOL Book Sale

South Okanagan Transit Rider Appreciation Day July 6, 2015

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