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  • 14 December 2017
    Guided Snowshoe Trek at Mt Baldy on December 14, 2017 The Town of Osoyoos and Baldy Mountain Resort have teamed up to bring the perfect way to enjoy the winter's chill! Come meet us at the Mt. Baldy Ski Resort for a guided snowshoe trek and fireside chili lunch! Snowshoe rentals are included!  Please register by Thursday December 7.   Thursday December 14, 2017 10:00am-1:00pm Mt. Baldy Ski Resort $40.00/1 session $28.00 with Annual Pass $10.00 with Low Income Subsidy Pass For more information please call: Community Services Department (T)  250.495.6562  
  • 9 December 2017
    Christmas Wreath Making Class on December 9, 2017 Learn to craft a deco mesh Christmas Flower Wreath. Perfect for decorating your house for the holiday season! Cost will include all materials, hot chocolate and cookies. Please register by Friday December 1. Sonora Community Centre Craft Room Saturday, December 9 9:30am-1:00pm $40.00/1 session $28.00 with Annual Pass $10.00 with Low Income Subsidy Program For more information please contact: Sonora Community Centre (T) 250.495.6562  
  • 4 December 2017
    Next Town Council to be held on December 4, 2017 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, December 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
  • 30 November 2017
    LAND DISPOSITION Richter Property Lots In accordance with Section 26 of the Community Charter, the Council of the Town of Osoyoos (the “Town”) gives notice that it intends to transfer the lands and premises legally described as: LOT 4, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 4”); LOT 17, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 17”); LOT 18, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 18”); LOT 19, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 19”); and LOT 20, DISTRICT LOT 2450S, SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION, YALE DISTRICT, PLAN EPP67132 (“Lot 20”);and substantially as detailed in the sketch plan below (the “Property”) to 1068612 BC LTD. (the “Purchaser”) for $400,000 with the purchase price allocated as follows: 1.  $80,000 for Lot 4; 2.  $80,000 for Lot 17; 3.  $80,000 for Lot 18; 4.  $80,000 for Lot 19; and 5.  $80,000 for Lot 20.      For more information, please contact the undersigned. Jim Zakall Director of Financial Services Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.65151 (E)
  • 21 November 2017
    New Fire Chief for Osoyoos Department as of November 20, 2017   The Town of Osoyoos Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan McCaskill as the new Fire Chief. Ryan has been with the Osoyoos Fire Department for 17 years and has held several officer positions. Ryan was elected by his peers at the November 15, 2017 meeting. Council and the Administration look forward to working with Ryan in his new position.   The Osoyoos Fire Department is a paid on call volunteer Fire Department with approximately 30 members. The Osoyoos Fire Department services the Town of Osoyoos, the Rural Fire Protection District and portions of the Osoyoos Indian Reserve. Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515  
  • 16 November 2017
    CANCELLED Boil Water Notice District Systems 8 & 9 on November 16 This is to advise users of the Town of Osoyoos Water District Systems 8 & 9 that the Boil Water Notice will no longer be in effect as of Thursday,  November 16, 2017.  If you require further information please contact: Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)
  • 6 November 2017
    Council Meeting Highlights for November 6, 2017 Click on button to watch the video of the Regular Open Meeting.      Committee of the Whole            Regular Open Meeting     COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE Delegations Brenda Dorosz & Gaye Horne of the Osoyoos Gift Cupboard made a presentation to Council looking for a safe spot for Vince to put his tent and tarped stuff for the winter.  Council has directed staff to bring back a staff report on Homelessness to the November 20th 2017 Regular Council meeting. Paul Daminato, Executive Member & Herb Wycherely, Board Chair of the Osoyoos Golf Course made a presentation to Council.  The Golf Course has hired a new GM Doug Rob and he will be starting later in November.  The Osoyoos Golf Course is asking for $300,000 funding from the Town of Osoyoos to continue the Osoyoos Golf Club Irrigation project and to be able to proceed with other funding opportunities. Business CAO Romanko stated that Operational Services was trying to fix a roof that is “unfixable” at the Osoyoos Museum.  CAO Romanko gave some options of moving the office and the archive area to Destination Osoyoos, Cactus Centre.  Council has directed staff to bring a report of options available to the Osoyoos Museum for their office/archives to Council for consideration. REGULAR OPEN MEETING Business Council has approved the requested Development Permit Application (DVP 17-02) and authorized the issuance of Development Variance Permit No. 17-02 to vary the following section of Zoning Bylaw No. 1085, 1998 – Section to reduce the minimum rear lot line setback from 9 m to 1.2m to facilitate a deck addition to the existing single family dwelling. Application for Liquor License: Structural Change to Existing License – 8527 Main Street. The owners of Golden Chopsticks Restaurant have applied to the Liquor Licensing Branch to add “Patron Participation and Entertainment” to their existing liquor license.  The Branch requests that Council consider the application and provide the Branch with a resolution within 90 days of the receipt of the application.  Council will opt out of leading a public consultation process and directed staff to provide comments and the location and extended liquor service hours of 8527 Main Street, to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, in the event that the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch asks for staff input. Victim Services Program – application for funding.  The Town has administered the Victim Services Program on behalf of the Province for many years.  Through the past few renewals, council has expressed concern regarding the amount of funding that has been received from the Program for the program.  Staff have been directed to complete the funding application for the Victim Services Program for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.  Council also directed staff to send a letter to the Osoyoos Indian Band requesting them to cost share in the Victim Service Program. Osoyoos Arts Center and Senior Slow Pitch Funding Request includes dug outs on the senior men’s slow pitch diamond and window replacement at the Arts Center.  Staff reviewed these items as potential capital projects for 2018, but we have community services grant funding remaining that can accommodate these requests this year.  The Osoyoos Arts building is in need of newer windows and some regular maintenance.  Council will provide the necessary funding in the amount of $3350 (plus GST) to the Osoyoos & District Arts Council to replace the windows in the Arts Center from the community service grants remaining funds; and Council will provide the requested funds in the amount of $6310 (plus GST) for the dugouts at the West Bench ball diamond from the community service grants remaining funds. Amendment to Severe Weather Policy for Town of Osoyoos Sanitary Landfill (PW-016) has been approved by Council.  This policy amendment is for the recent wind events at the Osoyoos Sanitary Landfill. Originally the policy was for 64 km/hr wind speed and thus suspension of processing at the landfill.  With recent wind events this limit does not adequately protect the Public and Town staff from the dangers of flying debris.  Town Council reduced the wind speed in the policy to 40 km/hr. Council advised staff to initiate the discussion of the lease agreement which expires March 2018 for the Gyro Beach Concession Lease with Bordertown Enterprises for an additional five years with discussions to include bistro tables and chairs, review of Animal Control Bylaw No. 1316, 2016 and discussion on the sale of alcohol at the concession. The Operational Department was tasked with researching possible new designs for the Town of Osoyoos Welcome signs.  To achieve this a Request for Proposals was issued. Council formed a Welcome Sign Committee with two representatives from Destination Osoyoos and two Council members to make a recommendation on the design for the Town of Osoyoos Welcome signs.  Council appointed Councillor King and Councillor Youngberg to the Town of Osoyoos Welcome Signs Committee. Council has awarded the contract for the 2017 Capital Works Program (Finch Crescent Rehab & 68th Avenue. Intersection Improvements) to Mike Johnson Excavating Ltd in the amount of $195,903.80 (taxes included).  These improvements include enhanced pedestrian safety at 68 Avenue and Highway No. 3, reconstruction of 270 m of Finch Crescent North of 74 Avenue (oldest pavement section in the Town). The 232 Bighorn Air Cadet Squadron has requested financial support from the Town of Osoyoos in the amount of $3,000 to install solar panels on their building.  The total cost for the project is $35,000.  The squadron building is in Oliver but there are cadets from Osoyoos, Oliver and Okanagan Falls. Council directed the financial request be forwarded to the 2018 grant in aid program. Reports Councillor Campol attended the National Park Announcement. Councillor Campol attended a meeting with Minister of Health Adrian Dix at the Oliver Hospital that included many other government representatives. Councillor King attended the Community Services Committee meeting Councillor King attended the National Park Announcement Councillor Youngberg thanked Michelle Quail and all the businesses for organizing Trick or Treat on Main Street. Councillor Youngberg Congratulated Community Services and the Elks Club for the Halloween Howl. Mayor McKortoff attended meetings in Ottawa on behalf of the International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control. Mayor McKortoff attended the Games a Foot play in Oliver put on by South Okanagan Amateur Players (SOAP).  Thanked SOAP for putting on wonderful plays. Mayor McKortoff attended the Desert Sun Counselling Empty Bowls event at Watermark. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to attend the Remembrance Day ceremonies that are being held at the Sonora Centre at 11:00 am. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to attend the Christmas Craft Show at the Elks Hall on November 12th. Mayor McKortoff reminded everyone that the Soroptimist Fashion Show and Breakfast is being held at the watermark on November 18th. 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.  
  • 1 November 2017
    WINTER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill Effective November 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018 Tuesday                     8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday             11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday                   8:00 am to 4:00 pm    RECYCLING IN BC - Click here for a comprehensive guide about recycling at the Landfill. HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING bins are accessible, without charge, during Landfill operating hours. YARD AND GARDEN WASTE without charge up to 500 Kg per load.  Conditions apply.   All loads entering the landfill must be covered and secured or will be fined as per Bylaw 1267. Click here for more information about the Landfill
  • 23 October 2017
    2014 Kraft Hockeyville Results and Updates This has been reposted due to inquiries. Osoyoos receives $25,000 for arena upgrades! Congratulations to Sun Bowl Arena staff and Cathy Martins. In 2014, the Town of Osoyoos was a top 16 finalist and received $25,000 for arena upgrades.  These upgrades included: seating repairs, hockey nets, bleed/feed controller in the plant room, refrigerated water filling station, washroom auto flushers and facets, and power assist doors.  These upgrades addressed safety and accessibility issues. The Town of Osoyoos would like to thank Cathy Martins for her diligence in getting our bid to this level.  For more information please contact: Gerald Davis Director of Community Services Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue (T)        250.495.6562 (E) March 17, 2014 Update Osoyoos did not make the next round. Thank you for your support. March 14, 2014 Update Make sure you watch Hockey Night in Canada this Saturday, March 15 to see if Osoyoos has made it to the next round! If we do, voting (link to vote will be open from Saturday March 15, 8:59:59 pm PST until Monday March 17, 8:59:59 pm PST. Let's get Osoyoos to the next round and one step closer to becoming Kraft Hockeyville 2014!   March 10, 2014 Update Osoyoos was chosen as one of the top 16 communities! We need your help to move onto the next round!  Please vote at by going to . Voting closes Monday March 10 at 9:00 pm PST.   March 7, 2014 Update Join us at the Sonora Community Centre on Saturday March 8 to watch Hockey Night in Canada. The top 16 communities chosen to move onto the next round will be announced and round one voting for the chosen communities will start at 7:00pm following the announcement. Voting stations will be set up for you to start casting your vote right away! Register and vote by going to  Please read below for more information regarding Osoyoos' bid to become Kraft Hockeyville 2014!   Support our bid to become Kraft Hockeyville 2014! There are three (3) easy ways you can help: Register with Kraft Hockeyville by going to . Read and "like" the stories and photos already submitted or submit your own. On Friday February 28 wear your favourite hockey jersey and help spread the word! Join us at the Sonora Community Centre on Saturday March 8 to watch Hockey Night in Canada. The top 16 communities chosen to move onto the next round will be announced and round one voting for the chosen communities will start immediately following the announcement. Voting stations will be set up for you to start casting your vote right away! The community chosen to be Hockeyville season game in their community. Be sure to register with Kraft Hockeyville as soon as possible to help ensure we become one of the top 16 communities chosen! Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos, BC   V0H 1V0 (T)     250.495.4623 (F)     250.495.5136 (E)
  • 16 October 2017
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms As of October 16, 2017 all public park washrooms are closed for the season except for the following which will remain open: GOODMAN PARK & MARINA WASHROOMS Monday - Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Town Hall (8707 Main Street) Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Marina                                                                                     Goodman Park              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.   
  • 18 September 2017
    REMINDER Restricted Dog Breeds and Owner's Responsibilities The Town is reminding all dog owners of their responsibilities and requirements under the bylaw and providing notice that the rules for Restricted Dog breeds are actively enforced. Animal Control Bylaw No. 1316, 2016 defines a Restricted Dog as one of the listed breeds: Pit Bull Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier Pit Bull Cross  Staffordshire or American Bull Terrier Terrier Cross (only applies if the cross includes pit bull) Mix Breed (only applies if the mix includes pit bull) Timberwolf or Grey Wolf Breeds (or any mixed breeding of Timberwolf or Grey Wolf) A Restricted Dog must be muzzled when off their property. If a Restricted Dog is found off their property without a muzzle the dog owner will be subject to a fine of $200.  Click here for more information on Dog license, Animal Control & Licensing Town of Osoyoos  8707 Main Street, Box 3010   Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0   (T) 250.495.6515 (E) REMINDER: ALL dog owners are required to clean up after their dogs. Failure to do so could result in a fine of $100.  
  • 13 September 2017
    2017 Fall Leisure Guide is NOW available! CORRECTION: Please be advised that there is a correction to one of the programs being offered in the Osoyoos Leisure Guide. The Back to School Essential Oil Workshop will be held on Monday September 18 – not Monday September 11 as stated in the Leisure Guide. For more details about the workshop and the other great programs being offered this fall, please view our leisure guide online by clicking the link below or pick up your copy form the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall. Find out what’s happening this fall at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults. The 2017 Fall Leisure Guide is now available online and will be available at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall soon. Early Registration starts at 5:30pm on Wednesday September 13, 2017.                                               Online registration will be available Thursday September 14! Recreation Online Program Registration All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Looking for something to do this fall? 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)  
  • 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)  
  • 1 January 2017
    2017 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 2017 schedule is as follows: January 2 - Cancelled January 16 February 6 February 20 March 6 March 20 April 3 April 18 (Tues) May 1 May 15 June 5 June 19 July 4 (Tues) July 17 August 8 (Tues)- Cancelled August 21 September 5 (Tues) September 18 October 2 October 16 November 6 November 20 December 4 December 18

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Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, 2017

Osoyoos Concert Series presents - BRAVURA November 9 2017

2017 Soroptimist International of Osoyoos Breakfast Fashion Show

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society Public Meeting

South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events

2017 Desert Valley Hospice Society "Caring Hands"

2017 Osoyoos Festival Society 29th Christmas Lite-Up

Guided Snowshoe Trek at Mt Baldy on December 14, 2017

Christmas Wreath Making Class on December 9, 2017

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