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  • 21 December 2019
    2019 Rockin' with Santa on December 21 at Sun Bowl Arena  
  • 6 December 2019
    2019 - 2020 BC Multiculturalism Grants Deadline December 6 Registered non-profit and charitable organizations are invited to apply for up to $5,000 in funding for activities, programs and events in communities across the province to engage public participation in building cross-cultural and intercultural interaction, trust and understanding, or challenge racism, hate and systemic barriers.   Applications are being accepted in one of two project streams focusing on building intercultural trust and understanding, and reducing the barriers that limit full participation in society. Intercultural Interaction Stream: For projects that build cross-cultural and intercultural interaction, trust and understanding between people of different ethno-cultural, racial, religious and other backgrounds. These projects can cover a range of activities, programs, events and approaches. Anti-Racism and Systems Change Stream: For projects that challenge racism, hate and/or reduce systemic or institutional barriers for under-represented, racialized and/or other minority groups, especially those that use a collaborative community approach. For more information and to apply for the 2019-2020 BC Multiculturalism Grant, please visit:   Information Session: The Multiculturalism Branch will be hosting an information session on the Multiculturalism Grants on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm. To register for this one-hour teleconference, please visit:   Grant applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm on December 6, 2019.  
  • 30 November 2019
    Seeking Program Instructors for Preschool/School-Aged Fitness Programs The Sonora Community Centre is looking for qualified instructors to run preschool and school-aged sport/fitness programs. Candidates should have experience and are comfortable with working with children ages 2 and up, have experience with leading sport focused activities (i.e. soccer), have some knowledge of the principles of physical literacy and possess a current First Aid/CPR Certificate.  Programs are held during after school hours and are subject to cancellation based on registration numbers.  Interested persons should contact: Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.4623 (E)  This posting will remain in effect until a suitable instructor has been found. 
  • 30 November 2019
    2019 Osoyoos Festival Society Annual Christmas Lite Up
  • 29 November 2019
    Notice to Claim and Disposition of Impounded/Found Property (Bikes) The Town is in possession of a number of found bikes. If you had a bike go missing over the past few years it may be in the Town's possession. To determine ownership we require a letter, addressed to Bylaw Enforcement to the address noted below, containing the bike's description such as colour, size, make, and if possible serial number, along with your contact information. The letter can be mailed, faxed, delivered in person, or sent via email. If your description matches one of these bikes, Bylaw Enforcement will contact you to coordinate a meeting. Bikes must be claimed no later than Friday, November 29, 2019. Any bikes not claimed by this date will be given to a charitable organization or otherwise disposed. Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 (E)
  • 29 November 2019
    2019 Osoyoos Festival Society Annual Christmas Lite Up
  • 18 November 2019
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday November 18, 2019 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday November 18, 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
  • 16 November 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)
  • 4 November 2019
    Council Meeting Highlights for November 4, 2019 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open meetings. Committee of the Whole Regular Open   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING   Delegations Donna Gordan, Executive Director, and Lois Brummet, President, made a presentation to Council to share the programs and services that the Desert Valley Hospice Society provides to the South Okanagan. The Society is hoping to renovate the Supportive Care Centre at 22 Jonagold Place and encouraged people to attend their 12th Annual Celebration of Caring Hands Fundraiser on November 23, 2019. Osoyoos Elementary Leadership Students made a presentation to Council requesting funding support for their trip to the WE Day event in Vancouver on November 19th. REGULAR OPEN MEETING   Water Matters Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1348, 2018 was adopted. This bylaw allows the Town of Osoyoos to borrow funds to secure financing for the Rural Water Twinning – Phase 2 and 3 project. Bylaws Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.125, 2019 was adopted. This amendment allows a craft brewery to be located at 15 Park Place, and also amends the definition of Craft Distillery to include craft breweries. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.114, 2018 was adopted. This amendment rezones the property located at 3810 Lobelia Drive from R1 Single Family Residential to R2 Single Family Residential Small Lot. Business Council moved to consider the South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program Fund in conjunction with the 2020 budget review. Council approved the Acting Mayor Appointments for 2019/2020. Council is required to appoint an Acting Mayor to act in the place of the Mayor when the Mayor is absent or otherwise unable to act or when the office of Mayor is vacant. Council appointed Councillor Harvey to the Okanagan Regional Library Board, with Councillor Bennett as his alternate. Council appointed Councillor Bennett to the Destination Osoyoos Board from November 19, 2019 to the Destination Osoyoos 2021 Annual General Meeting. Council approved the 2020 Council Meeting Schedule with the January 6th and August 4th Regular Council meetings being cancelled. Council moved to disband the Economic Development Advisory Committee. A revised committee will be considered after completion of the Official Community Plan update and/or the development of an economic development strategy. A letter of thanks will be sent to current members for their service and to let them know if and when the Town is seeking appointees to these committees in the future. Council approved the 2019/2020 Special and Standing Committee appointments, which included opting to continue the Advisory Design Panel. Council set the deadline to claim bikes which are currently in the Town’s possession as November 29, 2019. Council also resolved that any bikes which are not claimed by this deadline will be offered to the Southern Okanagan Association for Integrated Community Living through Double O Bikes and the Osoyoos Community Living Flea Market. Council directed staff to not recommend approval of RDOS Bylaw Referral A2018.207-Zone as the RDOS is currently undertaking a review of the Electoral Area “A” Official Community Plan and this proposal is best reviewed within that context. The proposal is also not consistent with the policies of the Regional Growth Strategy. Council directed staff to recommend approval of the RDOS Electoral Area Zoning Bylaw Amendments, and to include a notation that RDOS and Town of Osoyoos staff continue to work together to ensure that incompatible uses are prevented from locating adjacent to each other across jurisdictional boundaries. Council directed staff to recommend approval of RDOS Temporary Use Permit Referral A2019.007 as agricultural uses will be continued on the majority of the property while providing for much needed temporary accommodations for seasonal workers. Council approved $1,500.00 in funding to offset the costs of Osoyoos Elementary’s WE Day trip on November 18th and 19th, and approved the use of the Town’s bus with appropriate insurance in place. Council approved the transfer of $1,500.00 from the Contingency budget to the Grant – Other budget. Reports Councillor Bennett spoke to the School District No. 53 report. Councillor Bennett attended the Destination Osoyoos Board meeting. Mayor McKortoff congratulated Roy and Jean Burt on their 75th wedding anniversary. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony put on by the Legion at the Sonora Community Centre. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to attend the craft fair at the Elks Lodge on November 9th. Mayor McKortoff noted that the Soroptimists International Fashion Show will be held on November 16th at the Watermark. Mayor McKortoff thanked all the businesses who contributed to Trick-or-Treat Main 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.  
  • 2 November 2019
    2019 Water Councillor By-Election (Preliminary) Results 2019 Elections Notice of Nominations | 2019 Notice of Election by Voting Water Councillor (1) Candidate Votes 1. APPLEBY, Bob  59 2. DE RAADT, Jacob 35 Estimated total amount of eligible voters is 1,100
  • 1 November 2019
    WINTER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill Effective November 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020 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 100 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
  • 15 October 2019
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms As of October 15, 2019 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.   
  • 1 October 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
  • 23 August 2019
    2019 Fall Activity & Program Guide is NOW available online! Find out what’s happening this Fall at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults, the 2019 Fall Activity & Program Guide is now available online - see below. Hard copies of the 2019 Fall Activity & Program Guide will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall the week of September 2, 2019  Early Bird Registration starts Wednesday September 11 at 5:30pm. Online and ongoing registration opens Thursday September 12, 2019.  All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4623 (F)  250.495.2400 (E) Online Registration starts Thursday September 12, 2019
  • 1 January 2019
    Osoyoos Festival Society is looking for VOLUNTEERS!

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2019 Rockin' with Santa on December 21 at Sun Bowl Arena

Osoyoos Museum - Annual Christmas Open House

Art Gallery Creativity In Our Community Application Deadline Dec 15

2019 Osoyoos Festival Society Annual Christmas Lite Up

2019 Empty Bowls Fundraiser November 13

2019 Soroptimists of Osoyoos Fashion Show November 16

Desert Valley Hospice Caring Hands Fundraiser November 23

2019 Christmas Artisan Market Open House November 9

Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, 2019

Santa's Night Out 2019

East Osoyoos Christmas Market

2019 A Winter Concert with Saskia and Darrel

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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
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