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  • 6 April 2019
    18th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Breakfast Osoyoos is privileged to be served by hundreds of individuals who volunteer their time with local service clubs, serve on boards and committees, organize community events and much more. Mayor and Council wish to celebrate the contributions of these citizens with the Annual Awards Ceremony and Breakfast.   Date:          Saturday, April 6, 2019 Time:          8:30am Location:    Sonora Community Centre Click on the links below to view/print the Nomination Packages for the Awards that will be presented in the following four (4) categories: Best Volunteer Project Council Appointed Committee or Taskforce Member Outstanding Individual Volunteer Outstanding Community Group Nomination packages also be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre or Town Hall.   In addition, each group in attendance at the luncheon will be acknowledged. Please RSVP the names of each person* to be coming from your organization and submit your nomination packages no later than Friday March 15, 2019 to: Sarah Dynneson  Program Supervisor  Sonora Community Centre Box 3010 - 8505 68th Avenue (T)  250.495.6562  |  (E)  sdynneson@osoyoos.ca   *Please RSVP group member(s) that have confirmed their attendance as to ensure correct numbers for the caterer.
  • 31 March 2019
    2019 Premier's Awards for Excellence in Education Deadline March 31 Government is once again proud to recognize the enormous contributions of British Columbia's exceptional teachers, administrators and support staff who are vital to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the province. The Awards recognize all outstanding education professionals who have made exceptional contributions to benefit their school, students and their communities.   The Awards are open to all education professionals within the BC K 12 public, independent, band or international school systems. This year, Awards will be given in the following categories: Community  Engagement District Leadership Extracurricular  Leadership Indigenous Education Outstanding New Teacher Outstanding Support (School Community) Outstanding Support (Teaching Assistant) School Leadership Social Equity and Diversity Technology and Innovation Nominations are now open and are welcomed from all BC citizens, including students, parents, teachers, administrators, trustees and community organizations. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2019. Additional information on the Awards can be found on the Premier's Awards for Excellence in Education website at: www.gov.bc.ca/excellenceineducation. Rob Fleming Minister of Education
  • 12 March 2019
    TENDER Line Painting Deadline March 12 Sealed Tenders clearly marked “LINE PAINTING” will be received at the Town of Osoyoos Office, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, B.C. V0H 1V0 up to 2:00 PM local time, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Tenders will be opened in public in the Town of Osoyoos Office at 2:00 p.m. on the tender closing date. TENDER   Tender documents are available electronically by CLICKING HERE and on BC Bid. Tenders received after the closing time will be returned unopened. The lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted. Inquiries about this Tender can be directed to: Jim Dinwoodie Director of Operational Services Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4618 (F)  250.495.2400 No phone calls regarding the tender results. They will be posted on the applicable news article on this website within '24 hours' after the deadline.  
  • 4 March 2019
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday March 4, 2019 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday March 4, 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
  • 28 February 2019
    Survey on Proposed National Park Reserve until February 28 This South Okanagan – Similkameen national park reserve public consultation process is Parks Canada’s opportunity to share the latest information on the proposed national park reserve boundaries, provide an overview on key aspects related to land management, consider the views shared by the public in past consultations and invite new questions. This is your opportunity, as members of the local community, region, and as Canadians, to provide further feedback and have your say. Between December 10, 2018 and February 28, 2019, Parks Canada invites Canadians to discuss the proposed national park reserve in the South Okanagan – Similkameen. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and responses will be kept confidential. Parks Canada wants to hear from you so we can better understand your views on the proposed South Okanagan – Similkameen national park reserve, in southern British Columbia. Click Here for more information. https://letstalksouthokanagansimilkameen.ca/Okanagan  South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park Reserve from Storyboard Productions on Vimeo.
  • 26 February 2019
    TENDER Intersection Improvements Deadline February 26 Sealed Tenders clearly marked “Intersection Improvements – Jasmine Drive / 32nd Avenue and Highway #3 / 70th Avenue” will be received at the Town of Osoyoos Office, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, B.C. V0H 1V0 up to 2:00 pm local time, Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Tenders will be opened in public in the Town of Osoyoos Municipal Office at 2:00 p.m. on the tender closing date.   The project comprises the following works and approximate quantities: Part A – Intersection Improvement at Jasmine Drive and 32nd Avenue • Localize storm sewer collection to drywell • ±475 m² of asphalt and base gravels • ±32m of asphalt drainage curbing • Concrete and asphalt driveway restorations • Signage and traffic marking installations Part B – Intersection Improvements at Highway No. 3 and 70th Avenue • Localized storm sewer catch basins, drywells and PVC storm leads • ±170m of concrete curb and gutter c/w base gravels • ±120m² of concrete sidewalk c/w wheelchair ramps and tactile warning strips • ±690m² of asphalt surface removals • ±180m² of asphalt and base gravels • ±155m² of precast concrete paver infill • Signage and traffic marking installations • Landscaping and boulevard restoration TENDER DRAWINGS PLANHOLDER FORM Tender Documents are available by CLICKING HERE and on BC Bid. Printed copies are available from the offices of TRUE Consulting (Kamloops) at a cost of $100, which is non-refundable. A Planholder Registration Form must be completed and emailed to TRUE Consulting at info@true.bc.ca in order to receive any addendums and/or additional information regarding this tender. Tender documents are available on the Town of Osoyoos website (www.osoyoos.ca) or BC Bid (www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca). Engineer TRUE Consulting Group Ste. 201 - 2079 Falcon Road Kamloops  BC  V2C 4J2 (T)  250.828.0881 (F)  250.828.0717 (E)  info@true.bc.ca Owner Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (F)  250.495.2400 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca No phone calls regarding this Tender. Results will be posted on the Town website within '24 hours' after the deadline.
  • 26 February 2019
    TENDER 2019 Light Duty Truck Deadline February 26 Sealed Tenders marked “TENDER NO. 2019 Light Duty Truck” will be received at Town Hall, Box 3010, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0, up to and including 2:00 p.m., local time, February 26, 2019 for the following work:   NEW ½ ton Pick Up Truck; 2018 or Newer TENDER Tenders will be opened in Town Hall Council Chambers immediately after the closing hour of this Tender, at which time interested parties, may be present if so desired. Tender documents available online or BC Bid. Jim Dinwoodie Director of Operational Services Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4618 (E)  jdinwoodie@osoyoos.ca 
  • 22 February 2019
    2019 Community Service Grant Program Deadline February 22 The application process for the 2019 Community Service Grants is now open! The Town of Osoyoos assists non-profit organizations and community groups each year by way of the Community Service Grant Program. Organizations and community groups will be considered for receiving grant funding if their grant application meets the legislative criteria. Applications can be completed online by clicking here. Paper copies are also available at Town Hall (8707 Main Street) or the Sonora Community Centre (8505 68 Avenue). Please complete questions as required. All applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, February 22, 2019. Gerald Davis Director of Community Services 8505 68 Avenue, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.4621 (F)    250.495.5136 (E)   gdavis@osoyoos.ca
  • 21 February 2019
    TENDER Cottonwood Park Light Replacements Deadline February 21 Sealed tenders clearly marked “COTTONWOOD PARK LIGHTING REPLACEMENTS” will be received at the Town of Osoyoos Municipal Offices, 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, B.C. up to 2:00 p.m. local time on February 21, 2019.  Tenders will be opened in public at the Town of Osoyoos Municipal Office at 2:00 p.m. on the tender closing date. TENDER IS CLOSED Martech $13,112.40 Lowther Electric Ltd $11,475.43 Westcana Electric $6,105.75 The project comprises the following: • Assembly, transport, and installation of 3 street light and 7 walkway light standards complete with luminaires on existing bases. • Related wiring at each base, electrical and commissioning. • Provide “record” sketch of lighting system. TENDER DRAWINGS PLANHOLDER REGISTRATION FORM   Tender Documents are available electronically on BC Bid and the Town of Osoyoos website.  The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tenders received after the closing time will be returned unopened.  No phone calls regarding the tender results. They will be posted on the applicable news article on this website within '24 hours' after the deadline. Engineer TRUE Consulting Group Ste. 201 - 2079 Falcon Road Kamloops  BC  V2C 4J2 (T)  250.828.0881 (F)  250.828.0717 (E)  info@true.bc.ca Owner Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (F)  250.495.2400 (E)  info@osoyoos.ca  
  • 19 February 2019
    NOTICE APP for Reconstruction Sewer Main Lift Station Pursuant to the Community Charter, the Council of the Town of Osoyoos is proposing to seek the assent of the electors in the Town of Osoyoos by means of Alternative Approval Process (APP). The question before the electors is whether they are opposed to the borrowing of $3,500,000 for the re-construction of the Sewer Main Lift Station on Kingfisher & 89 Street for a 20 year period.   The total cost of the Reconstruction of the Sewer Main Lift Station is $5,989,000, the construction portion is $5,136,000, which includes a 10% contingency allowance, the balance of the funding is secured with Sewer Reserve and Operating Funds.   Estimated cost to average single family resident: The Town will use existing sewer revenues and funding from Okanagan Basin Water Board to pay for the debt servicing. No additional charges will be levied. INSTRUCTIONS If you are opposed to Loan Authorization Bylaw 1347, 2018 you can sign an Elector Response form. Elector Response forms are available at the Town office at 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, B.C., V0H 1V0. A person who receives an Elector Response form shall only make accurate copies of the form. Each Elector Response form or accurate copy of an Elector Response form may be signed by one or more electors. To sign an Elector Response form an elector must meet the following criteria: RESIDENT ELECTORS MUST: be 18 years of age or older; be a Canadian citizen; be a resident of British Columbia, for at least 6 months; be a resident of the Town of Osoyoos for at least 30 days; and not be disqualified by any Provincial enactment, or otherwise disqualified by law, from voting in an election. NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS MUST: not be entitled as a resident elector of the Town of Osoyoos; be 18 years of age or older; be a Canadian citizen; be a resident of British Columbia, for at least 6 months; be a registered owner of real property in the jurisdiction for at least 30 days; not be disqualified by any Provincial enactment or otherwise disqualified by law, from voting in an election; and only register as a non-resident property elector in relation to one parcel of real property in a jurisdiction.  All alternative approval process elector response forms must be received by the Corporate Officer, 8707 Main Street, Box 3010, Osoyoos, B.C., V0H 1V0 on or before 4:30pm on February 19, 2019 to be considered.   The number of electors of the Town of Osoyoos is estimated to be 4,210. If 10% (421) of the estimated number of electors of the Town of Osoyoos sign an Alternative Approval Process Elector Response Form opposing the noted transactions, Town Council will not be able to proceed without then receiving the assent of the electors by referendum.      Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6515 (E)   info@osoyoos.ca  
  • 31 January 2019
    Time to Renew your Dog's License by January 31, 2019 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. 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
  • 1 January 2019
     2019 Committee of the Whole and Regular Council Meeting Schedule Agendas, Minutes and Videos | Printable Schedule  Pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, notice of the schedule of regular council meetings must be published.  The regular meetings of Council are held at 2:00 PM at the Town Office Council Chamber at 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month unless otherwise noted.  In the event that the meeting day is on a statutory holiday, the meeting will be held on the Tuesday. The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9:00 AM on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 PM to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business. The regular meeting schedule is subject to change with notice. The 2019 schedule is as follows: January 7 - Cancelled January 21 February 4 February 19 (Tuesday) March 4 March 18 April 1 April 15 May 6 May 21 (Tues) June 3 June 17 July 2 (Tuesday) July 15 August 6 (Tuesday)-Cancelled August 19 September 3 (Tuesday) September 16 October 7 October 21 November 4 November 18 December 2 December 16
  • 1 January 2019
    Osoyoos Festival Society is looking for VOLUNTEERS!
  • 1 January 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
  • 4 December 2018
    Snow Control Guidelines are Now in Effect Do your part by following a few simple tips for Snow Control this winter: Ensure snow removal equipment has clear access along your street. When snow is forecasted, please refrain from parking your vehicle on the road until streets have been cleared. Be patient when roads are being cleared. Use caution when snow removal equipment is on the road. In accordance with the Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 1277, 2011: Residential property owners shall remove all snow or ice from all sidewalks bordering the real property within 24 hours from the cessation of a snowfall or storm event which caused such accumulation. Commercial property owners shall remove all snow or ice from all sidewalks bordering the real property no later than 10:00 AM each day. No person shall deposit snow, ice or other material removed from sidewalks, boulevards, lanes, or private property onto Town property or highways. A fine of $500 will be levied to anyone depositing snow or ice on Town property or highways. On October 3, 2016 Town Council adopted the amended Traffic Bylaw No. 1256, 2009 to allow Operational Services to tow vehicles.  Attempts will be made to contact the owner of any vehicle parked in such a way that impedes with snow removal prior to towing.  This will allow Operational Services to provide residents with a more effective and efficient snow/ice removal service.  Traffic Bylaw will be enforced as follows:   Section 12, subsection 12 “Where the clearance is less than twelve (12) feet between stopped or parked vehicles to ensure that snow or ice removal equipment has free passage on a street.” Section 7, subsection 1 “Any vehicle unlawfully occupying any portion of a street or public place, or otherwise in contravention of any section of this bylaw, may be removed, detained, or impounded by order of the CAO or his designate, or a Bylaw Enforcement Officer. A removal fee in the amount of actual costs including towing fees, an impoundment fee in the amount of the actual cost paid to a commercial storage facility or tow yard for each day or part of a day for which the vehicle is impounded, and a 10% administration fee based on costs of towing and storage, shall be paid by the owner before release of the vehicle and such fees may be recovered by sale of the vehicle at public auction not less than 30 days after the date of impoundment, or by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.” The Town of Osoyoos thanks you for your cooperation.  Winter Safety is everyone's responsibility. Help us help you, make winter safe for everyone. Operational Services (T) 250.495.6213 (E) pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 3 December 2018
    2019 Winter Leisure Guide is NOW available online! Find out what’s happening this Winter at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults, the 2019 Winter Leisure Guide is now available online - see below. Hard copies of the 2019 Winter Leisure Guide will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall soon.  Early registration starts IN PERSON December 12, 2018 at 8:30am. Online registration opens December 13, 2018.  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
  • 23 November 2018
    NOTICE Chlorine will be added to Town Domestic Water System Following recommendations from the Interior Health Authority (IHA) the Town of Osoyoos is now adding a minimum amount of chlorine into the domestic water system.    This is strictly a precautionary measure and the drinking water is safe for consumption.   The Town of Osoyoos will be exploring various water treatment options during upcoming Capital Budget discussions to ensure our water system remains and continues to compliant with the Canadian Drinking Water Protection Act.   If you have questions and/or concerns please contact:   Operational Services 250.495.6213 pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 1 November 2018
    WINTER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill Effective November 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019 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 2018
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms As of October 15, 2018 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 Due to below normal temperatures; the Marina washrooms are CLOSED due to a plumbing failure within the building.  The washrooms will remain closed until repairs can be completed. Town Hall (8707 Main Street) Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Marina - TEMPORARILY CLOSED                                             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.   

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Family Day Skate at Sun Bowl Arena on February 18

2018/2019 Osoyoos Concert Series - Shari Ulrich

South Okanagan Concert Society - 2019 Concert Season

South Okanagan Concert Society - 2019 Concert Season

2019 Burger & Beer Fundraiser Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society

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