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  • 1 September 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Senior Planner Open Until Filled The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of Senior Planner. Position Information The Town of Osoyoos is seeking an individual motivated to provide professional planning and development services to internal and external clients in the position of Senior Planner. This position reports to the Director of Planning and Development Services and will work cooperatively with diverse work groups in the organization and have the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with Council, Committees, and outside agencies. The challenging workload includes a varied, diverse, and sophisticated level of professional opportunities. The preferred candidate will have a master's degree in Community and Regional Planning or a closely related field combined with 3 years related experience OR a bachelor's degree in Community and Regional Planning or a closely related field combined with 7 years related and varied experience. Additional university accreditation in planning related programs such as urban design, sustainable development, or community engagement would be an asset. The preferred candidate will have knowledge of the Community Charter, Local Government Act, and other provincial policies in respect of planning matters. This position is a full-time unionized position that is 35 hours/week. The hourly rate is $39.76 - $44.18 per hour, plus an attractive benefits package. Click here for a full job description. Osoyoos is situated in a unique and special environment that includes the warmest freshwater lake in Canada and the warmest annual temperature. It is Canada's only true desert with the lowest annual precipitation and Sonoran Desert flora and fauna. Surrounded by stunning vistas, beautiful vineyards, fabulous golf courses and other outdoor amenities, it is an extraordinary area to visit, play in, and live. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online or email careers@osoyoos.ca with a letter of interest and resume. The positing will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate is hired. Position related questions may be directed to: Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning and Development Services (T) 250.495.4606 (E) gmackay@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • 1 September 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Utilities Superintendent Open Until Filled The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of Utilities Superintendent. Position Information Reporting to the Director of Operational Services, this full-time exempt management position will coordinate and optimize the operation and maintenance of the Town's water distribution and waste water collection systems. The Utilities Superintendent will be responsible for ensuring that the Department's Water/Wastewater operators are adequately trained and supervised for regulatory compliance. The Utilities Superintendent will take on the role of Chief Operator for the Town's water distribution and waste water collection systems and will lead the Utilities Department into the next phase of evolution. The Town is looking for an EOCP Water Distribution Level ll or lll, Wastewater Collection Level ll, Water Treatment Level ll, and a Wastewater Treatment Level 1 operator but would consider an Under-graduate degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or diploma in Civil or related Engineering Technology an asset. You will also have 5-10 years of related experience with the operation and maintenance of a water distribution and waste water collection system and 2-3 years of experience in a supervisory position related to water and wastewater. A sound knowledge of computer related systems such as GIS systems and SCADA software and system would be beneficial. A valid Class 5 BC driver's license and a clean driving record are also required. The Utilities Superintendent is a new position for the Town of Osoyoos and would provide an excellent opportunity for encouraging growth, leadership, and mentorship for the right candidate. With a small operator group to manage, the superintendent will need to balance budget, training, O&M requirements while still providing service levels to users. Click here for a full job description. Osoyoos is situated in a unique and special environment that includes the warmest freshwater lake in Canada and the warmest annual temperature. It is Canada's only true desert with the lowest annual precipitation and Sonoran Desert flora and fauna. Surrounded by stunning vistas, beautiful vineyards, fabulous golf courses and other outdoor amenities, it is an extraordinary area to visit, play in, and live. The Town of Osoyoos offers a comprehensive benefits package and a competitive salary. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online or email careers@osoyoos.ca with a letter of interest and resume. The posting will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate is hired. All inquiries or questions about this exciting career opportunity should be directed to: Jared Brounstein Director of Operational Services (E) jbrounstein@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 31 May 2021
    Sonora Community Centre Spring Program Flyer The Sonora Community Centre is pleased to offer limited programs for the spring!  Registration starts Wednesday March 17th and can be done either by phone (250.495.6562) or online. COVID-19 Safety protocols are in place.  Sonora Community Centre Visitor Screening Form   Sonora Community Centre 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca     
  • 30 April 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Student Grounds Maintenance Deadline April 30 The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of Summer Student Grounds Maintenance - Operational Services. Position Information A valid British Columbia driver's license is a requirement. Experience in the operations of powered yard maintenance equipment would be an asset. This is a bargaining unit position with a present wage rate of $17.79 per hour plus 6% in lieu of benefits. Deadline for resume submission is 4:00 pm on Friday, April 30, 2021. Click here for a full job description. Osoyoos is situated in a unique and special environment that includes the warmest freshwater lake in Canada and the warmest annual temperature. It is Canada's only true desert with the lowest annual precipitation and Sonoran Desert flora and fauna. Surrounded by stunning vistas, beautiful vineyards, fabulous golf courses and other outdoor amenities, it is an extraordinary area to visit, play in, and live. Please email or apply online with letter of interest and resume to careers@osoyoos.ca by 4:00 PM Friday, April 30, 2021 with "Summer Student Grounds Maintenance" in the subject line. If you have specific questions about this career opportunity please contact: Jared Brounstein Director of Operational Services (E) jbrounstein@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 28 April 2021
    Pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter and within accordance of section 94 notice is hereby given that the Town of Osoyoos intends to lease the office portion of the Desert Sun Rise Marina located at Lions Park and one (1) parking stall located in the marina parking and staging area to Sunwest Investments Corporation for a three (3) year term, beginning May 15, 2021.  The fee associated with this lease is $8,000 a year with an option to renew for an additional two years. The subject property is legally described as Parcel Identifiers 011-089-261 and 011-015-071 Part Block 755, Plan A1057, DL 2450s, SDYD and Lot 763 DL2450s, Plan 2449, SDYD, more commonly referred to as the Desert Sunrise Marina and Parking Stall. The lease can be viewed online (www.osoyoos.ca) under Agendas, April 13, 2021 regular council meeting. For additional information regarding this lease, go to the Land Disposition webpage. Please direct any inquiries to: Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)   250.495.6515 (F)   250.495.2400 (E)   info@osoyoos.ca
  • 27 April 2021
    Next Town Council to be held on Tuesday April 27, 2021 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM for the Committee of the Whole meeting and at 2:00 PM for the Regular Open Meeting in Council Chambers at Town Hall located at 8707 Main Street. The Town of Osoyoos Council meetings will be closed to the public until the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. On May 1, 2020 the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General repealed MO 83/20 and replaced it with Ministerial Order No. M139.  This order allows the Town to close all Council meetings to the public in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and enables Council to continue to conduct business. Council meetings will continue to be streamed live on our website. Click here to watch the Council meeting live or view recorded meetings.  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 info@osoyoos.ca
  • 23 April 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Seasonal Building Service Worker Deadline April 23 The Town of Osoyoos requires Seasonal Building Service Workers (May 1 - October 15) in the Community Services Department. Position information The Building Service Worker positions work 10 hour shifts (between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM with one hour lunch) on a 4 day on/3 day off rotating basis. These positions will be expected to work statutory holidays. The Building Service Worker will be required to clean all public washrooms and parks, and provide janitorial services for Town offices, Public Works, and Fire Hall. Click here for a detailed job description. This is a bargaining unit position, and the 2021 hourly job rate for this position is $21.50 - $23.89 per hour. Deadline for applications is 4:00 PM, Friday, April 23, 2021. Please submit your resume online or to the undersigned: Brianne Hillson Deputy Corporate Officer Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0 (E) careers@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 13 April 2021
    Large (Bulky) Items Curbside Garbage Collection On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 residents with curbside pick-up can put out a maximum of two (2) large items per household. Common household items include furniture, large appliances and mattresses. MAX WEIGHT: 90 kg / 200 lbs per item. NO electronics (TVs, computers, etc) will be collected - return these items to the Osoyoos Bottle Depot. NO renovation waste - including toilets, bathtubs, plumbing, carpet* NO appliances with FREON - fridges, air conditioners or freezers* NO gas powered motors - lawn mowers, weed eaters, etc.* Place your items out by 7:00am on Tuesday, April 13. Please note pick up may occur over a span of a couple of days depending on volume.   For more information please refer to the Town’s website or call your service provider, Waste Connections of Canada at 250.498.4888. Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 1 April 2021
    Boil Water Notice Agricultural Irrigation Systems 8 & 9 effective April 1 The Town of Osoyoos has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for Domestic Water Customers served by Agricultural Irrigation Systems 8 & 9 Effective April 1, 2021 until further notice.    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. System 8 and 9 Maps will show highlighted parcels - Yellow means BOIL WATER, BLUE means connected to Town Domestic System and is not required to boil their water. 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. Agricultural Irrigation 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.  You may also experience discolored water due to Spring flows.  To clear your water please flush your lines by turning on an exterior tap or the bathtub and run cold water for 10 to 15 mins or until water clears. Interior Health has been consulted, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved. The Town of Osoyoos has completed portions within System 8 and 9 for the Twinning projects.     The Town continues to work on ways of providing improvements to our 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. Click here for a Printable Version of the Boil Water Notice and Maps. 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
  • 1 April 2021
    Early Water for Agricultural Irrigation Systems 8 & 9 begins April 1, 2021. Irrigation season will begin on April 13, 2021.   Early irrigation water begins April 1, 2021, application and payment of fees can be obtained at Town Hall located at 8707 Main Street. Open 9 am to 1 pm Monday to Friday. Seasonal Irrigation services will be turned on during the week of April 13-16, 2021. Please contact Town Hall at 250.495.6515 or info@osoyoos.ca to apply for early water.  
  • 31 March 2021
    RFP 2021-015 Fire Rapid Response Vehicle Deadline March 31 Through this Request for Proposals, the Town of Osoyoos invites Proposals for the manufacture, supply and delivery of a Fire Rapid Response Vehicle, as per the specifications and requirements stated herein. Budget: For the Fire Rapid Response Vehicle, plus ancillary services detailed in this RFP, the Town has a maximum budget of $240,000 (excluding GST/PST) available. Timeline: the Town has a preference for the Rapid Response Vehicle to be delivered at Osoyoos, BC before January 3, 2022 (which is 38 weeks from the anticipated order date of April 14, 2021). Closing Date and Time: March 31, 2021 at 2:00 PM local time. CLICK HERE to view the RFP Documents. * Please note that you will need to Create an Account to Register for this Bid or Submit a Question(s). Click on the BIDS&TENDERS button below to view/register/submit a question.    Andy Brennan, SCMP The Interior Purchasing Office Inc. 250-826-7996 andy@interiorpurchasing.ca www.interiorpurchasing.ca
  • 31 March 2021
    Volunteer Recognition Awards Osoyoos is privileged to be served by hundreds of volunteers who contribute towards the betterment of our community. Each year the Town of Osoyoos recognizes and celebrates the valuable contributions volunteers make to our community through the Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic our annual event was not able to take place in 2020 and will not be able to take place this year as we had hoped. However, we would still like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication our community volunteers have exhibited.   This year, Council is planning to recognize individuals and their achievements made in 2019 and 2020 with a community recognition page in April 21st issue of the Times-Chronicle and on the Town of Osoyoos website. Provincial Health Orders permitting, a small award presentation may be able to take place outside. Click on the link below to view/print the Nomination Package for the Awards that will be presented:  2020 Volunteer Award Nomination Package   Please submit your nominations by Wednesday March 31, 2021 to:  Sarah Dynneson  Program Supervisor  Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  sdynneson@osoyoos.ca  
  • 26 March 2021
    NEWS RELEASE New BC Transit Buses Servicing Osoyoos and Penticton Routes To meet increasing demand, two routes servicing Osoyoos and Penticton will soon see larger buses that will help improve reliability and efficiency in the South Okanagan-Similkameen Transit System. In the coming days, medium-duty buses with an increased capacity to carry passengers will replace smaller light-duty buses that currently run on route 40 - Osoyoos/Penticton and route 41 Osoyoos Local. These larger buses will also support the current enhanced safety requirement for customers to maintain physical distancing on buses where possible. We also remind customers of our current face covering policy on buses and at bus shelters, and thank everyone for their ongoing support of this important mandate. The schedules and bus stop locations for service along these two routes will not be impacted by this change. For full route and schedule information, please visit: https://www.bctransit.com/south-okanagan-similkameen/home
  • 26 March 2021
  • 23 March 2021
    Council Highlights for March 23, 2021 Click on button to watch the video of the Regular Open Meeting. Please note that due to technical difficulties there is no video for the Committee of the Whole and Parcel Tax Roll Review meetings. Regular Open Meeting COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING Petitions And Delegations Jayme Friedt, Managing Director of the Osoyoos Desert Society, presented the Osoyoos Desert Centre’s 2020 year in review to Council. Kester Bonsu and Bruce McCaskill, Account Executives, made a presentation to Council regarding Granicus’ Host Compliance service. The purpose of the presentation was to offer cost-effective solutions to the Town’s short-term rental registration, compliance monitoring, fraud, audit, and enforcement challenges. At Council’s request Gina MacKay, Director of Planning and Development, will bring a report on short-term rental enforcement options to a future meeting. Staff Reports The Committee of the Whole recommended that the Community Service Grant requests in the amounts outlined in Director Davis’ report be moved to the Regular Meeting of Council for approval. Council directed staff to set the 2021 Property Tax due date for July 2, 2021 with a 5% late payment penalty on July 3rd and a 5% late payment penalty on September 1st. PARCEL TAX ROLL REVIEW Business The Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel met to consider the Parcel Tax Roll. No complaints were received from the public and the Water Parcel Tax, Sewer Parcel Tax, Sunnyville Water Parcel Tax, Museum Parcel Tax, Lacey Point Water Parcel Tax, Lacey Point Sewer Parcel Tax, South East Sector Water Parcel Tax, and South East Sector Sewer Parcel Tax Rolls were subsequently authenticated. REGULAR OPEN MEETING Public And Other Hearings A Public Hearing was held for Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.133, 2021. If adopted this amendment would add Outdoor Recreation as a permitted use to all properties within the M-1 Zone, which would allow for the extension of the Archery Club’s lease with the Town. No correspondence was received and following the Public Hearing the amending bylaw was read for a third time. Council authorized the amendment to Development Variance Permit 20-04. This amendment allows for a change in location for one of the signs at the development located at 8000 Vedette Drive. Bylaws The 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1371,2021 was adopted. The Community Charter requires municipalities to prepare a Financial Plan for a period of five years, which is adopted annually by bylaw. Council authorized the amendment to Development Variance Permit 20-04. This amendment allows for a change in location for one of the signs at the development located at 8000 Vedette Drive. Museum Parcel Tax Amendment Bylaw No. 1300.06, 2021 was read for the first three times. The original bylaw enables the purchase of the museum property located at 8702 Main Street, with this proposed amendment establishing the 2021 flat charge to all taxable properties as $15.24. Councillor Harvey recused himself from voting on the Lacey Point and Sunnyville amendments due to a conflict of interest. Lacey Point Sewer System Parcel Tax Amendment Bylaw No. 1158.05, 2021 was read for the first three times. The original bylaw was established to recover costs, over a twenty year period, associated with sewer infrastructure improvements completed in 2000. With a proposed final amendment from $164.28 in 2020 to $105.46 in 2021, the debt would be paid in full this year. Lacey Point Water System Parcel Tax Amendment Bylaw No. 1156.02, 2021 was read for the first three times. The original bylaw was established to recover costs, over a twenty year period, associated with water infrastructure improvements completed in 2000. With a proposed final amendment from $97.02 in 2020 to $62.28 in 2021, the debt would be paid in full this year. Sunnyville Water System Parcel Tax Amendment Bylaw No. 1157.03, 2021 was read for the first three times. The original bylaw was established to recover costs, over a twenty year period, associated with water infrastructure improvements completed in 2000. With a proposed final amendment from $52.36 in 2020 to $33.61 in 2021, the debt would be paid in full this year. Reports Of Committees And COTW Council approved the recommended applications for the 2021 Community Service Grants Program. Councillor Harvey recused himself from voting on the Lake Osoyoos Sailing Club requests and Councillor King recused himself from voting on the Rotary Club of Osoyoos request due to conflicts of interest. Councillor and Mayor Reports Councillor King attended the Community Services Advisory Committee Zoom meeting. Councillor King attended the Mayors Vaccine Roundtable teleconference. Councillor Bennett attended the School District #53 Zoom meeting. Councillor Bennett attended a MIABC webinar on climate change. Councillor Bennett attended a Risk Management assessment for Destination Osoyoos. Mayor McKortoff noted that March 22nd was World Water Day. Mayor McKortoff reported that the Okanagan Basin Water Board is hosting the film Lost Rivers on Thursday, March 25th on Zoom to celebrate Water Week. Mayor McKortoff will be attending a Global Affairs Canada and Columbia River Treaty webinar. Mayor McKortoff shared that COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be hosted at the Sonora Community Centre starting on Wednesday, March 31. Mayor McKortoff shared that Osoyoos was ranked #12 on a Friendliest Communities in Canada list according to Expedia.ca users. Mayor McKortoff noted that Easter is next weekend and that while the annual Easter Eggstravaganza will not be held due to the pandemic, the Easter Bunny will be in Town on Sunday, April 4. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca.
  • 23 March 2021
    Request for Proposals (RFP) Marina Management Services Deadline March 23, 2021 The Town is requesting proposals to lease the office portion of the marina building located at Desert Sunrise Marina at Lions Park and one (1) parking stall located in the marina parking and staging area.   The Request for Proposals, which contains further details on the requirements and instructions on how to submit a proposal can be viewed electronically through the Town’s online Bids & Tenders System at https://interiorpurchasing.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en or by clicking HERE  The RFP Closing Date and Time is 2:00 pm on March 23, 2021. Proposals will be considered on the basis of the criteria stated in the RFP, which includes lease price and experience.  The Town reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to accept any proposal the Town considers most favourable to the interests of the Town.   General questions can be directed to:   Gerald Davis                                                                    Director of Community Services Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)   250.495.4621 (W)  www.osoyoos.ca Late submissions are not permitted in the Bids and Tenders system.  The details of a successful proposal will be posted on the Town website if and when a proposal is accepted by the Town.  
  • 9 March 2021
    RFP South Okanagan Aquatic Center Feasibility Study Deadline March 9 Through this Request for Proposals, the Town of Osoyoos on behalf of itself, the Town of Oliver, and the Osoyoos Indian Band (collectively the “Service Area Participants”) invites Proposals from consulting/architectural firms to perform a comprehensive Aquatic Centre Feasibility Study on the future development of an indoor aquatic facility to serve the public of the Service Area Participants. There is a maximum budget of $75,000 (excluding GST) available to complete these services, and the services must be completed before October 31, 2021. Closing Date and Time: March 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM local time. CLICK HERE to view the RFP Documents. * Please note that you will need to Create an Account to Register for this Bid or Submit a Question(s). Click on the BIDS&TENDERS button below to view/register/submit a question.    Andy Brennan, SCMP The Interior Purchasing Office Inc. 250-826-7996 andy@interiorpurchasing.ca www.interiorpurchasing.ca
  • 1 March 2021
    Help BC Bats - White-Nose Syndrome Monitoring Help BC Bats Reports of dead bats and bats flying during winter wanted. Bat researchers are asking for everyone's help to monitor the spread of white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed millions of bats in Eastern North America - and has recently been detected in Eastern Washington State. The disease does not affect people. If you see a dead bat or notice any winter bat activity, please contact the Community Bat Program at okanaganbats@gmail.com or 1-855-922-2287 ext. 13 as soon as possible. Safety note: Never handle live bats yourself. For more information please click here.
  • 1 March 2021
    Statistics Canada Hiring For 2021 Census
  • 10 February 2021
    NEWS RELEASE South Okanagan Regional Aquatic Centre Feasibility Study Request for Proposal For Immediate Release February 9, 2021 Osoyoos Indian Band, Towns of Oliver and Osoyoos Issue Request for Proposal The Towns of Osoyoos and Oliver and Osoyoos Indian Band are officially issuing a Request for Proposal to assess the feasibility of building and operating a Regional Aquatic Centre. These communities have long expressed desire for a year-round indoor aquatic facility to enhance quality of life, provide leisure and fitness activities, attract amenity migrants to the region, promote economic development and serve the visitor population including a growing winter season "snowbird" population. "The Osoyoos Indian Band fully supports moving forward with a feasibility study for a Regional Aquatic Center," says Chief Clarence Louie. "We understand and appreciate that the value of a collaborative approach to a centralized amenity is for the betterment of all of our communities." There are many planning, asset and financial factors that need to be understood, and the participating communities are now ready to approach these discussions in a more formal regional setting, commencing with a feasibility study for a South Okanagan Aquatic Centre. Mayor Martin Johansen stated, "that recreation and leisure sport play an important role in communities. Their many benefits include improving the health and well-being of individuals, and promoting the development of inclusive communities. Oliver is pleased to partner with Osoyoos Indian Band and the Town of Osoyoos in undertaking this feasibility study for a Regional Aquatic Centre." A South Okanagan Aquatic Centre Advisory Committee will be formed comprising of members from each Council and members of the community who will be involved in designing the public engagement and consultation process. "An indoor public pool continues to be a high priority for many local Osoyoos residents," said Osoyoos Mayor Sue McKortoff. "A recent Community Services review showed that this issue is top of the list for area families. But since the cost of a pool and the ongoing cost for operating a pool is high and could be difficult to manage for any single municipality, I am pleased that Osoyoos, Oliver, and the Osoyoos Indian Band are working together to undertake a feasibility study." More information: South Okanagan Aquatic Centre Feasibility Study RFP: https://interiorpurchasing.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en General Inquiries - Gerald Davis Director of Community Services Town of Osoyoos (T) 250.495.4621 (E) gdavis@osoyoos.ca
  • 4 February 2021
    NOTICE Vedette Drive Re-Construction Twincon Enterprises Ltd will be commencing construction on Vedette Drive starting February 4, 2021. This project will provide the area will a full urban streetscape with sidewalk, curb and gutter as well as landscaping and street light improvements. The Town is also taking this opportunity to replace an aging section of water main to ensure longevity of the surface improvements as well as ensure uninterrupted water supply for the serviced properties for years to come.     This project will take approximately 16 weeks to complete and we ask that public minimize travel along this corridor for the duration of construction.   The Town and Twincon Enterprises Ltd appreciates your cooperation and patience while this work takes place. Should you have any concerns please contact Operational Services at 250-495-6213.  
  • 31 January 2021
    Time to Renew your Dog's License by January 31, 2021 Licensing and Control of Dogs, Bylaw 1036, 2016 Dog License Brochure The Town requires pet owners to register their dogs and renew their license annually. A dog license with up to date information ensures the Town can contact you if your pet is found. If you own a dog over six months of age, it must be licensed – even indoor pets. The fine for having an unlicensed pet is $50 per dog. Licenses are affordable and can be easily obtained by mail or in person. The fee is $22.00 per dog and $12.00 for a spayed or neutered dog. The Town accepts Cash, Cheque, Interec/Debit, e-Transfers and NOW Credit Cards (MasterCard/Visa) which will include a convenience fee. For more information on dog licensing please refer to Animal Control and Licensing. Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca
  • 14 January 2021
    Town of Osoyoos 75th Anniversary
  • 31 December 2020
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  • 30 October 2020
    UPDATES on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Town of Osoyoos Covid Exposure Control Plan | Visitor Screening Form | PreparedBC Pandemic Preparedness Guide Check this page regularly for ongoing updates on the Coronavirus situation as it relates to Town of Osoyoos facilities, programs, services and events. Latest Bulletins 2021 03 30 EOC COVID-19 BULLETIN 24 2021 03 15 It’s time to get immunized Interior Health is now making appointments for eligible seniors and Aboriginal peoples in our region to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. During this phase of the B.C. Immunization Plan, seniors 80+ and Aboriginal peoples 65+ and Elders are eligible. For specific information and clinic details, please visit: Interior Health’s Vaccine Information site. When you are eligible, call 1-877-740-7747, between the hours of 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. PST/PDT, seven days per week. 2021 03 04 EOC COVID-19 BULLETIN 23 2020 12 17 EOC COVID-19 BULLETIN 22 2020 11 20 EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 21 - State of Emergency-PHO-Masks Posted November 20 @ 4:30pm Interior Health Contact Information For non-medical questions or concerns about COVID-19, a provincial phone service has been established for British Columbians. They are open 7 days a week from 7:30am to 8:00pm and can be reached at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or by text at 604-630-0300. Posted November 13 @ 9:30am COVID-19 Immunization Campaign Q&A Posted March 12, 2021 Interior Health COVID-19 Pandemic Response Posted January 4, 2021 Interior Health issues COVID-19 alert Posted November 10, 2020 2020 10 30 EOC COVID-19 Bulletin 20 - State of Emergency-PHO-Social Interaction  Posted October 30 @ 4:00pm Message from Mayor (Updated March 4, 2021) The Province of BC continues to be subject to a Provincial State of Emergency. The State of Emergency was originally declared on March 18, 2020 and has again been extended until at least March 16, 2021 making it the longest state of emergency in the Province’s history.   The declaration and its continuation is a coordinated effort by the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Ministers of Health and Public Safety and Solicitor General, and Premier Horgan and allows health and emergency officials to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. More information regarding the Provincial State of Emergency and COVID-19 Information and Resources can be found here: Provincial State of Emergency: COVID-19 Information & Resources   Rules around international travel and border crossings and travel within Canada are complex and changing as the Federal / Provincial response to the pandemic unfolds. Persons contemplating travel outside of, or within, Canada should check the rules before doing so. Information regarding travel restrictions can be found at the aforementioned website and here: COVID-19: Travel, quarantine and borders   Thank you all for your continued efforts to keep Osoyoos a safe place to live and work. The steps you take- washing your hands often, staying a 2 meter distance from others, wearing masks, staying home when you are sick, staying within your bubble and not hosting visitors or events and postponing travel has proven to make an important difference in helping to keep all of us safe.   During the next few months we will be doing whatever we can to assist Interior Health with distributing a COVID vaccine in Osoyoos to enable our citizens to get immunized as soon as possible. We will also help distribute information regarding vaccination when the plan has been developed and Interior Health has announced it to keep you apprised of further information on when you can expect to be vaccinated and ensure that no citizen who wants to be vaccinated is missed.   Further information regarding COVID-19 can be found below following this message.   Thank you all for continuing to show kindness to one another during this challenging time, and for supporting our local businesses. I see many of you wearing the Destination Osoyoos button which says “Kindness is Contagious”. I know we can all use some of that now. Mayor Sue McKortoff TOWN COMMUNICATION The Town of Osoyoos is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely to ensure we continue to respond to emerging issues as they relate to Town facilities, programs, services and events. This includes following the direction of Interior Health, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control or the Government of Canada.   While the COVID-19 situation is changing daily around the world, we are mindful that our community is concerned about the potential impact of the further spread of the coronavirus and we are acting accordingly to do what we can to support public safety. 2020 07 06 Town of Osoyoos Covid Exposure Control Plan Please click on the link below to view current/previous Bulletins posted. https://osoyoos.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/94866  OPEN Facilities IF YOU ARE SICK OR EXPERIENCING FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO NOT ENTER or USE THESE FACILITIES. If you make an appointment you will be asked to fill out a “Visitor Screening Form” before entering the premises. Please practice social/physical distancing at these locations/facilities. Town Hall is only permitting one person at a time into the facility. Town Hall 250.495.6515 9AM-1PM Monday-Friday (Excluding Statutory Holidays) Sonora Community Centre 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Sunbowl Arena 250.495.6562 Contact Sonora Community Centre for more information. Goodman Park Washroom 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca Marina Washroom 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca Dog Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Osoyoos Regional Library 250.860.4033 Please refer to their website. Osoyoos& District Sanitary Landfill 250.495.6515 landfill@osoyoos.ca Outdoor Pickleball Courts 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Parks & Trails (unless identified below) 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Play Structure at Kinsmen Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Play Structure at Lions Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Skateboard Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Tennis Courts 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca West Bench Complex 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Town Offices Remain CLOSED to the PUBLIC Below is a list of Town Offices that are currently closed to the public. You may be able to conduct some business in person by appointment only. You can still contact the facilities by phone or email as follows:  Planning & Development Services 250.495.6191 plan@osoyoos.ca By Appointment Only Bylaw Enforcement 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca By Appointment Only Fire Hall 250.495.4631 fire@osoyoos.ca By Appointment Only Operations (Public Works) 250.495.4613 pubworks@osoyoos.ca By Appointment Only RCMP Office 250.495.7236 Emergency Call 9-1-1   At this time Town staff continue to work during regular scheduled office hours to bring services to the community and to perform necessary maintenance. Essential services are being maintained. CLOSED Facilities Desert Park 250.495.6562 recreation@osoyoos.ca Boat (Paid) Trailer Parking Lot 250.495.6515 Closed for the season Splash Park 250.495.6562 Closed for the season Pioneer Walkway Washroom 250.495.6213 Closed for the season All Public Washrooms (unless identified above) 250.495.6213 Closed for the season Sunrise Marina 250.495.6562 Closed for the season Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. Payments A variety of payment methods are available: Mail Drop off payment slot at Town Office (8707 Main Street) Telephone/Internet Banking/etransfer Post Dated Cheques Bill payment with your local Financial Institution NEW Credit Card Payments *If making your payment through Telephone or Internet banking your account number is the folio/roll number located at the top right of your tax notice.  Enter with no spaces and no decimals, i.e. 55600987000. MORE INFORMATION For more information and updates, including answers to frequently asked questions and translated information, please consult the following resources: Interior Health Website First Nations Health Authority Government of Canada Website British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Website Self-Assessment Tool Service Canada Ready to Help Youth Service Canada Ready to Help Seniors Service Canada Ready to Help Businesses Still have questions? Visit these sites for trusted information and contact: HealthLinkBC / 811 if you have symptoms Call 1-888-COVID19 (268-4319) if you would like more information On behalf of Town Council and Staff we thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation on this matter. Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515 info@osoyoos.ca Osoyoos EOC 250.495.4635 eoc@osoyoos.ca

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