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  • 2 November 2019
    2019 Notice of Election by Voting for Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors in those areas serviced by the Town of Osoyoos Rural Water District Systems 8 and 9 that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Water Councillor, for a three year term and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:   WATER COUNCILLOR – One (1) to be elected Surname                    Usual Names                Residential Address or Jurisdiction APPLEBY                   Robert                             8704-22nd Avenue, Osoyoos, BC DE RAADT                  Jacob                              8921-122 Avenue, RR 2, Osoyoos, BC   VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors who are residents in and users of Osoyoos Water District Systems 8 or 9: Saturday, November 2, 2019 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following location: Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC   ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualified electors as follows: Wednesday, October 23, 2019  and Wednesday, October 30, 2019  between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following location: Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC  ELECTOR REGISTRATION There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: 18 years of age or older on general voting day Canadian citizen resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day of registration must be resident or owner of property, and a user of water in the area serviced by Osoyoos Water District System 8 or 9 (exclusive of those areas within the Town of Osoyoos) for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law. Resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature, e.g. Driver’s License). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature, e.g. Driver’s License) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the majority of the property owners. Brianne Hillson Chief Election Officer Town of Osoyoos 8707Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515
  • 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
  • 31 October 2019
    Osoyoos Fire Department SURVEY Deadline October 31 Printable Version As the Osoyoos Fire Department moves into new leadership, settles into its new fire hall, and seeks to increase its membership, we are looking to better understand what the public thinks and feels about its Fire Department.  Paper copies will be available at Town Hall and Sonora Community Centre for pick-up. Paper copies of the survey can be dropped off at Town Hall during working hours from 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday excluding holidays.  The mail slot is available at the front entrance for after hours. Thank you for taking 5-10 minutes to complete this survey. All your responses will be anonymous and confidential. FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT - Is Firefighting in you FUTURE?  Osoyoos Fire Department 250.495.4613 fire@osoyoos.ca 
  • 31 October 2019
    Halloween Monster's Ball on October 31 at SCC Read below for Halloween Safety Tips! Town of Osoyoos Fire Department, Council and Staff wishes everyone a happy Halloween and asks all the little ghost and goblins out there to stay safe while they enjoy their trick-or-treating. The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) offers helpful Halloween safety tips: Wear reflective costumes, carry a flashlight or wear glow sticks to improve visibility Avoid masks and costumes that obstruct visibility or consist of billowy materials Instead of candles, use battery operated candles or glow sticks in your jack-o’-lanterns, candelabras and other spooky decorations Remind children to keep clear of jack-o’-lanterns and other decorations that do have candles and open flames Keep flammable decorations, such as dried flowers, cornstalks, costumed characters and craft paper, away from candles, fireplaces and other open flames and heat sources Clear all pathways and exits of pumpkins and large decorations that may pose tripping hazards for trick-or-treaters or block your way in an emergency Watch those candles! Decorations are the first thing to ignite in 900 reported home fires each year. Two of every five of these fires were started by a candle, according to the NFPA. Osoyoos Fire Department also reminds everyone that fireworks can cause injury and fire. Only certified professionals, who obtain a special events permit from the Fire Chief, are permitted to set off fireworks.  
  • 29 October 2019
    BC Youth Parliament Application Deadline is October 29, 2019 The British Columbia Youth Parliament's 91st Parliament will hold it's parliamentary session in Victoria at the Provincial Legislative Chambers from December 27-December 31, 2019. The Youth Parliament is a province-wide non-partisan organization for young people ages 16-21. It teaches citizenship skills through participation in the December parliamentary session and in community service activities throughout the year. Youth Parliament is a one-year commitment.  Youth are encouraged to apply for this opportunity by Tuesday October 29, 2019. For more information about the British Columbia Youth Parliament including how to apply: (T)   604.646.6623 (E)   registrar@bcyp.org  (W)  www.bcyp.org
  • 21 October 2019
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday October 21, 2019 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday October 21, 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 info@osoyoos.ca
  • 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.   
  • 15 October 2019
    Water Systems 8 & 9 Shut Down starts October 15 The Osoyoos Rural Water Irrigation Systems 8 and 9 will shut down starting on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. An application and payment for extension of water service until Thursday, October 31, 2019 should be made at Town Hall (8707 Main Street). The deadline for late water submissions is Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Please direct water inquiries to: Operational Services Department 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6213 (E)   pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 12 October 2019
    Fire Prevention Week Open House and BBQ at Fire Hall on October 12 RECRUITMENT INFORMATION | Osoyoos Fire Department SURVEY CLICK HERE to participate in the colour contest! Paper copies are available at Fire Hall, Town Hall and Sonora Community Centre. Come have HOT DOGS, watch firefighting demonstrations, tour the firehall, meet the members and ask questions, along with fun activities for kids.
  • 11 October 2019
    NOTICE of Intent to Direct Award Beach Cleaner Deadline October 25 Notice is hereby given by the Town of Osoyoos of its intent to direct award a purchase to Oakcreek All-Terrain Vehicles for a new Beach Cleaning Machine, Cherrington 5500 with the following specifications: All wheel Drive with 3 Wheel, Zero Turn ability Variable Speed, oscillating sifting screen, with galvanized loading paddles, supported by a system of carbide glide pucks and hardened steel rails Screening/cleaning width of 60”, depth adjustment from 0” to 6” Cleaning speed of 0 to 8.5 mph, with infinite hydrostatic control 1.5 cubic yard hoper, with variable dumping heights, ground to 102” Polyurethane groomer, 110” wide to remove tire tracks and leave a groomed surface Corrosion and abrasion resistant coatings; grit blasted an powder coated with zinc rich epoxy primer and polyester top coat Certified Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) Cab mounted video display for two cameras: rear-view and sifting screen Ground clearance of 10” for road travel Automatic parking brake Night working lights, visual flashers, audible backup warning signal  The Town of Osoyoos has chosen not to tender the purchase of this equipment for the following reason(s):  No known competition for beach cleaning equipment in North America  Vendors wishing to object to this decision should EMAIL or FAX a Letter of Objection by 2:00 pm on Friday, October 25, 2019 to the Town of Osoyoos. The letter of objection should present specific reasons for their objection. Vendor qualification and ability to provide the same equipment functionality at same or lower cost will be the key criteria with regard to the consideration of a vendor’s objections.    Operational Services Department Attention: Jared Brounstein 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 Email: jbrounstein@osoyoos.ca Fax Number: 250.495.2400
  • 6 October 2019
    SURVEY for Official Community Plan (OCP) Deadline October 6 We want to hear from you! Please take a few moments of your time to complete this survey and provide input into the future of Osoyoos. The survey will close on Sunday, October 6th. The results of this survey will be released to the public in November. Hard copies of the survey are available at Town Hall. Gina MacKay Director of Planning and Development Services 250.495.6191 gmackay@osoyoos.ca  
  • 3 October 2019
    NOTICE 2020 Property Tax Exemptions Please take notice that the Council of the Town of Osoyoos proposes to adopt Year 2020 Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 1354, 2019 under the authority of Section 224 of the Community Charter. By this bylaw, council exempts the following land and/or improvements from taxation under Section 197(1) (a) of the Community Charter, for a 1 year period: Jim Zakall Director of Finance/Deputy CAO Box 3010 | 8707 Main Street | Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca  
  • 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 info@osoyoos.ca
  • 30 September 2019
    CANCELLED - NOTICE of Property Tax Sale on September 30, 2019 Pursuant to Section 647 of the Local Government Act, notice is hereby given that the following properties will be subject to TAX SALE unless the Delinquent Taxes, together with interest are sooner paid.  The 2019 TAX SALE will be conducted in the Council Chamber of the Town of Osoyoos, 8707 Main Street, at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 30, 2019. Legal Description Street Address Upset Price Folio 06091.100, Lot B, Plan KAP75533, Land District 54, District Lot 2450s 9415-9417 Spartan Drive PID 025-941-453 $27,475.45 Any person upon being declared the successful bidder must immediately pay by cash or certified cheque a minimum of not less than the upset price. Failure to pay this amount will result in the property promptly being offered for sale again. Any balance must be paid by cash or certified cheque by 3:00 pm the same day. Failure to pay the balance will result in the property being offered for sale again at 10:00 am on the following day.   The Town of Osoyoos makes no representation express or implied as to the condition or quality of the properties being offered for sale.  Prospective purchasers are urged to inspect the properties and make all necessary inquiries to municipal and other government departments and in the case of strata lots to the strata corporation, to determine the existence of any bylaws, restrictions, charges or other conditions which may affect the value or suitability of the property. The purchase of a tax sale property is subject to tax under the Property Transfer Tax Act on the fair market value of the property.  Jim Zakall  Director of Finance / Deputy CAO Town of Osoyoos Box 3010,  8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515
  • 27 September 2019
    2019 By-Election for Water Councillor Water Councillor Nomination Documents | Water Councillor Candidate Information NOTICE OF NOMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the Town of Osoyoos that nominations for the office of:  Water Councillor - One (1) to be elected For a 3 (three) year term November 2019 - November 2022  Nominations will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows:  By hand, mail or other delivery service: Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 From 9:00 am Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to 4:00 pm Friday, September 27, 2019 Excluding Statutory Holidays and Weekends By Fax to: 250-495-2400 By Email to brianne@osoyoos.ca From 9:00 am Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to 4:00 pm Friday, September 27, 2019 Excluding Statutory Holidays and Weekends Originals of faxed or emailed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:30 pm on Friday, October 4, 2019 Nomination documents are available at the Town of Osoyoos, Town Office, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0, between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday excluding Statutory Holidays, or on the Town’s website at www.osoyoos.ca from August 29, 2019 to the close of nomination period (September 27, 2019).  QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE  A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a Water Councillor for the Town of Osoyoos if they meet the following criteria:  Canadian citizen;  18 years of age or older; resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; a person or the commander of an armed forces unit who has been granted freedom of the municipality, if that person is a Canadian citizen; not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office; and must be resident in and user of water in the area serviced by Osoyoos Water District System 8 or 9 CAMPAIGN PERIOD EXPENSE LIMITS  In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2019 by-election, the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply:  Water Councillor     $5,000  THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING LIMITS  In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2019 by-election, the following third party advertising limits apply:  Water Councillor    $750  FURTHER INFORMATION on the nomination process may be obtained by contacting:  Brianne Hillson Chief Election Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (P) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 Janette Van Vianen Deputy Chief Election Officer Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (P) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 For further information on campaign period expense limits and third party advertising limits. please contact Elections BC:  Toll-free phone: 1-855-952-0280 Email: lecf@elections.bc.ca Website: www.elections.bc.ca/lecf  Click here for Candidate Information and Nomination Packages  
  • 16 September 2019
    Council Meeting Highlights for September 16, 2019 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole, Regular Open, Public Hearing, and Special Open meetings. Committee of the Whole Regular Open Public Hearing Special Open   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING   Business Gina MacKay, Director of Planning and Development Services, presented an Official Community Plan update to Council. Director MacKay advised that to date there had been 234 respondents to the online survey (which closes October 6th) and that stakeholder workshops will be held on October 3rd.  Delegations RCMP Superintendent Ted De Jager and Sergeant Jason Bayda advised Council that Inspector Brian Hunter will be Supt. De Jager’s replacement. Supt. De Jager also informed Council that the Community Active Support Table (CAST), which brings RCMP, Mental Health, Interior Health, Probation, and Social Development together for weekly meetings, will be going regional in the near future. Sgt. Bayda indicated that if there is an appetite in the community for another town hall meeting then one could be planned for the spring, when community members that have gone south for the winter have returned. REGULAR OPEN MEETING   Correspondence Council received a letter from the Okanagan Basin Water Board regarding follow-up to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans decision to not list the Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel under the Species at Risk Act.  Bylaws Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 1354, 2019 was read for a first, second, and third time. This yearly renewal exempts non-profit organizations and places of public worship from property taxation and allows for the continued provision of services to the Town of Osoyoos community. The only addition this year would be Desert Sun Counselling Centre. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.125, 2019 was read for a first and second time after Council approved the Zoning Application from Glen Harris. If adopted this amendment would allow for a craft brewery to be located at 15 Park Place. Council also set a public hearing for October 7th, 2019 at 4:00 PM in Council Chambers. Business Council authorized the issuance of Development Permit No. 19-11, subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the permit and the registration of a restrictive covenant on title of the subject property that prohibits age restrictions with respect to owners or occupants – which the developer has since agreed to. This authorization approved the form and character of the townhome development to be constructed at 8000 Vedette Drive. Council authorized a Fire Department budget amendment transferring $40,000.00 from Leasing - $5,000.00 to Training Wages and $35,000.00 to Equipment Maintenance and Replacement. Reports Councillors King, Bennett, and Harvey attended the Official Community Plan Open House and thanked staff for their hard work. Councillor Bennett attended the Destination Osoyoos meeting on September 10th. Councillor Bennett attended Lobster on the Beach and thanked the Rotary Club and Jim and Cheryle King for their hard work. Councillor Harvey attended the Participate Osoyoos event at the Sonora Centre on September 11th. Mayor McKortoff and Councillor King attended the Community Safety Meeting in Oliver. Mayor McKortoff participated in the Terry Fox run. Mayor McKortoff will be attending UBCM meetings with Council Members and the CAO. They will be meeting with Provincial Ministers of Education, Municipal Affairs, Solicitor General and Minister of Public Safety, Health, Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, as well as the Attorney General. Mayor McKortoff will be attending the International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control AGM. PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing was scheduled in Council Chambers on September 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM for Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.123, 2019. If adopted this amendment would allow for a strata development consisting of six townhomes to be constructed at 9111 92nd Avenue. Gina MacKay, Director of Planning and Development Services, stated that due to procedural and content errors with respect to the notices that were provided for this matter a new Public Hearing would be required after the requisite notice had been provided. SPECIAL OPEN MEETING Council set a new Public Hearing for Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.123, 2019 on Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 4:30 PM in Council Chambers.   Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca.   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.  
  • 5 September 2019
    NEWS RELEASE Town of Osoyoos Receives Funds for Better Drinking Water Rural Area Twinning – Southwest Sector Area Phases 2 and 3 Immediate Release September 5, 2019 Printable Version   Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan and New Building Canada Fund will support water and wastewater infrastructure improvements in 15 British Columbia communities.   The Government of Canada is investing more than $100 million in these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Plan. The Government of British Columbia is contributing almost $80 million and the municipalities are contributing more than $60 million to these projects.   Six projects will help protect the health of residents by improving access to safe and reliable drinking water in small communities, including First Nations communities, in some cases resolving current drinking water advisories and reducing the likelihood of future ones.   Nine projects will support new and upgraded wastewater systems to meet regulatory standards, modernize services and support growing communities. By reducing pollutants and improving overall environmental performance, the new and upgraded systems will also help protect waterways and ecosystems for future generations.   The Town of Osoyoos project will include about 9,900 m of water main, about 2,300 m of water supply main, and about 228 water services to extend the Town's municipal drinking water system into the Southwest Sector Area. Federal Funding $2,308,000 Provincial Funding $1,923,141 Local Governments’ Funding $1,538,859  Quotes “Modern efficient water infrastructure is essential to ensuring Canadians’ health and well-being. These essential projects are key to ensuring that all BC residents have access to safe and reliable drinking water, whether they live in a large city or a remote community. These projects also reflect our commitment to protecting our ecosystems and fostering sustainable economic growth that will ensure our children and grandchildren can enjoy British Columbia’s beautiful waterways and coastlines for years to come.” Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities   “Through this landmark investment in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, we are helping to deliver the services people count on, while helping to keep our communities and environment healthy. The Province is working in partnership with the federal government to invest in critical infrastructure for communities in a way that works for the people that live in these communities while building a healthy, green future for all British Columbians.” Sheila Malcolmson, Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Nanaimo, on behalf of the Honourable Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing   “The Town of Osoyoos is very pleased to receive federal and provincial funding from the Canada Infrastructure Plan and the BC Infrastructure program to help us provide Phase 2 and 3 of the Rural Water twinning to 228 properties in the southwest sector area. This project will provide safe, reliable drinking water, and will avoid future boil water notices. With the partnership of the federal and provincial governments helping our municipality fund this water twinning project, we are able to continue our work in providing a healthy green future for Osoyoos.” Mayor Sue McKortoff Town of Osoyoos   “Thanks to provincial and federal funding the Town will be able to provide domestic water servicing to the area south of Osoyoos. The upgraded water system will allow the users of the agriculture irrigation system to switch to a domestic water system eliminating the need to place Boil Water Advisory on those properties during summer operations. This is a win / win for both the users in the rural areas of Osoyoos and the Town’s domestic system.” Jared Brounstein, Director of Operations Town of Osoyoos -30- Associated Links Better drinking water and wastewater systems coming to multiple BC communities Investing in Canada Plan Project Map Federal infrastructure investments in British Columbia Investing in Canada: Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan  Government of British Columbia’s Infrastructure program For additional information please contact:   Allan Chabot Chief Administrative Officer 250.495.6515 achabot@osoyoos.ca Sue McKortoff Mayor 250.498.1857 smckortoff@osoyoos.ca
  • 3 September 2019
    BC Transit Rider's Guide Correction Effective September 3, 2019 PRINTABLE VERSION
  • 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) recreation@osoyoos.ca Online Registration starts Thursday September 12, 2019
  • 17 July 2019
    Learn how to Identify, Prevent and Manage the Spread of Puncturevine Landowners are encouraged to learn to identify puncturevine, and then understand how to control it. Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris) is a noxious weed found in the Okanagan-Similkameen region.  It is an annual plant whose sharp spines can easily penetrate leather, skin, and can even puncture rubber tires. The puncturevine plant branches from its base and spreads along the ground to form dense mats.  Its leaves are hairy and grow in pairs on opposite sides of the stem.  The leaf is divided into 4 to 8 pairs of oval leaflets.  The yellow flowers originate in the leaf axils.  The fruit contains 5 sections that form tough, sharp and sometimes curving spines. Flowering and seed production typically occurs from mid-June to October.  It is important for landowners to be able to recognize puncturevine at an early stage of growth, as this is when it can most easily be controlled, as opposed to when it is large and seedpods have matured. Landowners can help by not providing an opportunity for weeds to grow, as well as by patrolling their properties in the summer and controlling any puncturevine they discover. ​Puncturevine should be carefully pulled and double bagged, then taken to the local landfill. Tipping fees are waived for invasive plant disposal at the Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill. Simply inform the scale clerk upon entering the landfill. If you have found puncturevine on your property or boulevard, please click this link Puncturevine and Longspine Sandbur (Courtesy of OASISS) for information on managing it. Click here for more information regarding the Town of Osoyoos property maintenance requirements - Good Neighbour Bylaw 1277 Additional resources:  www.oasiss.ca www.rdos.bc.ca  
  • 1 May 2019
    "Normal" Water Restrictions for Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9 Schedule "A" Water Conservation and Staged Restriction Bylaw No. 1273 (Town) Schedule "F" Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1241 (Rural) MTI Bylaw (Fines) Yellow “Reminder” Flags for Water Restrictions Make Water Work Campaign Regulation Reference Sheet Water Conservation Tips Water Conservation & Staged Restrictions Brochure Normal – ALTERNATE DAYS WATERING: 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 Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday Odd numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday   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 10:00 AM and from 7:00 PM to 12:00 midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above. d)  Sprinkling is not permitted between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM during any day at any time of the year. Only one ½” (9mm) diameter outlet (outside tap) may be used at one time for sprinkling, and further, it is not permissible to use an open pipe or hose for irrigating purposes. e)  Use of water hoses is permitted for the purpose of washing boats or motor vehicles only when equipped with an automatic shut off nozzle.  f)  No person shall use water to wash sidewalks, driveways or parking lots, except and only if necessary for applying a product such as paint or preservative, or when preparing a surface prior to paving or repointing bricks, or if required by law to comply with health or safety regulations.  g)  Notwithstanding the above, the following are exempt from restrictions: i)    Watering of public sports playing fields, turf farms, and golf courses; ii)   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; iii)  Commercial car washes so long as each vehicle wash does not exceed 57 L of water. iv)  Under authority of permit issued under this bylaw.   h)  As a further exemption 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 8 hours per day.                        For more information please contact:  Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca   
  • 1 May 2019
    Boulevard Maintenance Regulations for Property Owner/Occupier 3.3    Every owner of real property shall maintain the sidewalk, boulevard, and lane adjacent to their real property and without limitation shall: remove accumulations of filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, hazardous objects and materials that obstruct a drainage facility; remove all filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, hazardous objects and materials from all boulevards and sidewalks; in keeping with the reasonable standard of maintenance in the area, keep grassed areas trimmed and irrigated and reasonably free of weeds; keep in good repair all driveway crossings; trim and maintain all trees and plantings; and cut, trim or remove any tree, fence, hedge or other item that obstructs or could reasonably be expected to obstruct the vision or safety of all pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles using streets adjacent to the property; where the real property is in a commercial area, as defined in the Town’s Zoning Bylaw, every owner of real property shall sweep the sidewalks in front of and adjacent to the real property and remove all accumulations of filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, and hazardous objects and materials from adjacent sidewalks no later than 10:00 AM each day; remove any puncturevine or longspine sandbur plants (preferably prior to the development of seed pods) by pulling the plant and disposing of it in a double thick garbage bag. Alternatively the area infested with these invasive plants can be covered with a weed barrier cloth and 4 inches of mulch or decorative rock which should prevent the future spread of these plants; 3.4     No person shall deposit filth, leaves, rubbish, discarded materials, or hazardous objects or materials removed from sidewalks, boulevards, lanes, or private property onto Town property or highways. In accordance with Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277, Part 3 Property Maintenance | Section 3.3 and 3.4.  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the boulevards clean. Operational Services 11500 115 Street (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 1 May 2019
    Summer Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms​ Washroom Season May 1 – October 15 The summer washroom hours of operations are open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM for the following Parks: Cottonwood Park | Goodman Park | Gyro Park | Kinsmen Park | Legion Beach | Lions Park | Pioneer Walkway Park Desert Sunrise Marina    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 April 2019
    SUMMER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill No PERSON shall act in a manner that is threatening, discourteous, disruptive, or willfully negligent while on the SITE. Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill rates/fees changed on May 1, 2017 to $110.00 per metric tonne, unless otherwise specified. The minimum charge remains at $5.00. SUMMER HOURS - April 1 to October 31 Tuesday              8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday       11:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursday           11:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday                11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday             8:00 am to 4:00 pm   HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING bins are accessible, without charge, during Landfill operational hours.   YARD AND GARDEN WASTE free 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 1309, 2017. CLICK HERE to view Landfill Brochure. Please click here for more information and rates. Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.6515 (E)    info@osoyoos.ca  
  • 1 April 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)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca

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Halloween Monster's Ball on October 31 at SCC

2019 Osoyoos Festival Society Annual Christmas Lite Up

Art Gallery Opening Reception for The Way We See It on October 12

Fire Prevention Week Open House and BBQ at Fire Hall on October 12

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Do you attend "Music in the Park" on Friday nights at Gyro Park?
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Fall Leisure Guide
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Firefighter Recruitment
Click Here to learn more about becoming a Firefighter.
Fire Prevention Week
Open House and BBQ at the Osoyoos Fire Hall on October 12.

Building Permits

Building Permits

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NOTICE Contractors & Building Designers BC Building Code Changes.

Subdivision Plans

Subdivision Plans

If you would like to print only a portion of the survey plan, you must first save the file to your directory, then open the saved copy using Adobe Acrobat.  Using the Snapshot Tool, highlight the area you wish to print and then print.  You may need to change your page scaling to "Fit to Printable Area", depending on your printer.

Annual Report

Annual Report

Section 98 of the Community Charter sets out the requirements for municipalities to produce an Annual Report each year prior to June 30th. The report must contain:

Financial Statements

Financial Statements

Auditor's Responsibility

Land Disposition & Lease Notices

Land Disposition & Lease Notices

Pursuant to Sections 24 and 26 of the Community Charter Notice, the Town of Osoyoos is required to give notice of it's intention to sell or lease municipal properties.

Tenders & RFP's

Tenders & Request for Proposals (RFP)

Listed below are Tenders, Requests for Proposals (RFP), and Requests for Quotes (RFQ) that are currently open.  Details of Tenders and RFP's previously awarded by Council can be located under the applicable News Item or within the Council - Agendas, Videos & Minutes folder.

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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
Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400
(E) info@osoyoos.ca

 

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and future residents of Osoyoos, in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

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