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  • 28 February 2015
    Snow Control Guidelines are Now in Effect Do your part by following a few simple tips for Snow Control this winter: Ensure snow removal equipment has clear access along your street. When snow is forecasted, please refrain from parking your vehicle on the road until streets have been cleared. Be patient when roads are being cleared. Use caution when snow removal equipment is on the road. In accordance with the Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277, 2011: Residential property owners shall remove all snow or ice from all sidewalks bordering the real property within 24 hours from the cessation of a snowfall or storm event which caused such accumulation. Commercial property owners shall remove all snow or ice from all sidewalks bordering the real property no later than 10:00 AM each day. No person shall deposit snow, ice or other material removed from sidewalks, boulevards, lanes, or private property onto Town property or highways. A fine of $500 will be levied to anyone depositing snow or ice on Town property or highways. The Town of Osoyoos thanks you for your cooperation.  Winter Safety is everyone's responsibility.   Help us help you, make winter safe for everyone. Public Works (T) 250.495.6213 (E)
  • 30 January 2015
    Time to Renew your Dog's License by January 30, 2015
  • 19 January 2015
    Next Town Council Meeting to be held on January 19 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, January 19, 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  
  • 13 January 2015
    Recycle Your Old Christmas Lights Don’t chuck those old Christmas Lights in the garbage! A recycling program is available. Christmas tree lights contain valuable recyclable metal wire. Year-round, you can recycle lamps, light strings, flashlights and any type of light bulb at the Osoyoos Bottle Depot.  After recycling your old incandescent Christmas lights, replace them with new LED light strings. LED light strings last ten times longer, use up to 90% less power and reduce the risk of fire. For more information on this recycling program, visit  
  • 12 January 2015
    INVITATION Public Budget Meeting on January 12, 2015 Town of Osoyoos Council is inviting Osoyoos residents to provide recommendations of projects or programs to implement in 2015 and/or future budget years. Date:       Tuesday, January 12, 2015 Time:       7:00pm Location:  Council Chamber Residents are asked to make a maximum 5 minute presentation on their recommendations.  Council members may further address the issue through question and answer. Meeting will be webcast for public viewing. - CLICK HERE Barry Romanko, CLGM Chief Administrative Officer  Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  
  • 12 January 2015
    Recycling of Christmas Trees until January 12, 2015 The Christmas Tree Chipping Program will run this year until Monday, January 12, 2015.  The Town has set up two locations where Town residents can drop off their Christmas trees: 1. Adjacent to the washroom at Kinsmen Park (on boulevard) 2. Northwest Corner of Parking Lot below Sun Bowl Arena sign. Inquiries regarding the Christmas Tree Chipping Program can be directed to: Public Works Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 (T)  250.495.6213 (E) Click Here to learn more about Recycling old Christmas Lights  
  • 2 January 2015
    Holiday Hours for Town Operations from December 24 to January 2
  • 1 January 2015
    2015 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 9:00AM 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 2015 schedule is as follows: January 5- Cancelled January 19 February 2 February 16 March 2 March 16 April 7 (Tues) April 20 May 4 May 19 (Tues) June 1 June 15 July 6 (Tues) July 20 August 4 (Tues) - Cancelled August 17 September 8 (Tues) September 21 October 5 October 19 November 2 November 16 December 7 December 21  
  • 1 January 2015
    South Okanagan Transit Rider's Bulletin New Fares Effective January 1, 2015 Click here for a link to the South Okanagan Transit Rider's Guide. Customer Information 6210 97 Street Osoyoos BC  V0H 1V4 ​​(T) 250.495.8054 
  • 20 December 2014
  • 19 December 2014
    NOTICE Contractors & Building Designers BC Building Code Changes Effective December 19, 2014, the following changes to the 2012 BC Building Code will be implemented: Introduction of Section 9.36 Energy Efficiency Changes to Section 9.32 Ventilation Requirements Changes to Section 9.13.4 Soil Gas Control (Radon) Changes to Section and Daycare Facilities that accommodate more than 8 children Building Permit applications received after December 19, 2014 must comply with the new regulations. Information is available on all of the proposed code revisions at the Building & Safety Standards Branch.  You can also view their bulletins here. Illustrated guide to energy efficiency requirements in British Columbia, Climate Zones 5-7 - Resource Link 2014 British Columbia Code Changes Guide   Neil Pagett Senior Building Inspector Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (E) (T)  250.495.6191
  • 15 December 2014
    Council Meeting Highlights for December 15 Click on the buttons to watch the videos of the Committee of the Whole and the Regular Open meeting.   Committee of the Whole      Regular Open BUSINESS SE Meadowlark/Richter Property - Reviewed Information Package for Expression of Interest to develop the Southeast Meadowlark Area.  The Affordable Housing Society has met once, members of the community will be solicited for membership. Will proceed in the new year  Council Budget Process - Council directs the Administration to advertise a Public Budget Input Meeting on January 12, 2015. 2015 Special and Standing Committees: Advisory Design Panel - Councillor Youngberg Child & Youth Committee - Councillor Youngberg Destination Osoyoos Board - Councillor King; Councillor Campol Alternate Economic Development Advisory Committee - Councillor King; Councillor Campol Alternate Highway 3 Coalition - Mayor McKortoff; Councillor Rhodes Alternate Municipal Insurance Association of BC - Councillor King; Councillor Rhodes Alternate Okanagan Regional Library - Councillor Youngberg; Councillor Campol Alternate Recreation Commission - Councillor King; Councillor Campol Alternate Restorative Justice Committee - Councillor King School Board Liaison - Councillor Campol; Councillor Youngberg Alternate Technical Advisory committee for Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) - Councillor Rhodes Traffic Safety Committee - Councillor Rhodes; Councillor King Alternate Waterfront Steering Committee - Councillor Rhodes; Mayor McKortoff Alternate Emergency Executive Committee -  Councillor King; Mayor McKortoff Alternate ANNOUNCEMENTS Christmas Shopping – remember the economic impact of your dollars if you ‘shop local’.  Sports teams and events are supported by local businesses. ​Osoyoos Museum open house was held on the past weekend.  Will have a fundraising campaign to build the new museum.  The plans are available for the proposed building. 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.  
  • 9 December 2014
    2015 Winter Leisure Guide Now Available! The 2015 Winter Leisure Guide is available to be viewed online by clicking here or can be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall starting Wednesday December 10, 2014. Registration for Winter Programs starts Wednesday December 17, 2014. Online registration is NOW available! 1. Go to 2. Under Spotlight on the home page click on “Recreation Registration Online”. 3. Fill out and submit your online registration. 4. Confirm your registration with your payment within 3 business days at Sonora Community Centre. Online Submission Notes Registrations that have not been paid within the time allotted will be withdrawn. Registering online will not guarantee your spot in a class until payment and confirmation from staff members has been made. Community Services Department Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)    
  • 1 December 2014
    Weight Room hours at Sonora Community Center will change December 1 Council passed a resolution to reduce the hours of operation for the weight room at the Sonora Community Centre. Effective Monday December 1, 2014 the weight room will be open for those who have an After Hours Access Pass during the following hours: Monday-Friday    6:00 am - 8:45 pm Saturday              9:00 am - 4:45 pm Sunday                Closed  Current After Hours Access Pass holders will need to notify the staff at the Sonora Community Centre prior to December 1, 2014 in order to keep their current access code.  In addition, current pass holders will receive a prorated credit (to December 1, 2014) for their current after hours pass.   Regular membership pass holders that have a minimum of a 3 month pass may request to use the weight room starting at 6:00 am. There is no additional charge. All other weight room users may use the weight room during our regular business hours.  Note Effective December 1 the weight room will no longer be closed during regular business hours on Wednesday mornings as cleanings will take place on Sundays.   For more information please contact: Sonora Community Centre   8505 68 Avenue   Osoyoos, BC   (T)   250.495.6562   (E) 

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Patients as Partners\Patient Voices Network Free Orientation Session

Interior Health Offering FREE Flu Clinics

Kiwanis Christmas Craft Fair

Rockin with Santa on December 20 at the Sun Bowl Arena

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