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  • 15 October 2021
    Summer Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms Summer Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms | Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms All public park washrooms will be open daily from 7:00am to 10:00pm for the SUMMER season beginning May 1 to October 15. Town Hall Washrooms (8707 Main Street) Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm   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.   
  • 12 October 2021
    NOTICE 2022 Property Tax Exemptions Please take notice that the Council of the Town of Osoyoos proposes to adopt Year 2022 Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 1373, 2021 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 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Relief Recreation Facilities Attendant Deadline October 1 The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of Relief Recreation Facilities Attendant. Position Information The Town of Osoyoos Community Services Department is inviting applications for a Relief Recreation Facilities Attendant. The Applicant will be required to perform semi-skilled and skilled facilities maintenance of a varied nature under the direction of the Director of Community Services. Work involves ice-making duties, monitoring the operation of the refrigeration plant at the Sun Bowl Arena, custodial, janitorial, and maintenance duties at the facility as well as ground maintenance. The applicant must possess a BC Driver's License - Class 5, a recognized First Aid Certificate, and a BC Safety Authority certificate in safety awareness. An Ice Facility Operators course or Refrigeration Certificate would be a definite asset. The position is a CUPE position and the starting rate is $28.14 - $31.27 per hour plus 15% in lieu of benefits. Hours of work will vary and will include evening and weekend shifts. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online or by email with a letter of interest and resume. Resume deadline is 4:00 PM, Friday, October 1, 2021. Click here for a full job description All inquiries or questions about this career opportunity should be directed to: Gerald Davis Director of Community Services (T) 250.495.4620 (E) gdavis@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 1 October 2021
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Part Time Community Services Assistant Deadline October 1 The Town of Osoyoos, located in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley, is accepting applications for the position of a Permanent Part-Time Community Services Assistant. Position Information The Town of Osoyoos Community Services Department is inviting applications for a permanent part-time Community Services Assistant. The Community Services Assistant performs functions related to the facilitation and provision of community services, including administrative functions, working with children, youth and adults. This will include programming initiatives relating to culture, social, environmental and recreational activities and special events. The preferred applicant will have exceptional customer service skills, experience working with children and youth in a recreation program environment, knowledge working with Book King software, BCRPA Certified Fitness or equivalent certification. This position is a part-time unionized position with the ability to work flexible hours including weekends. The hourly rate is $19.65 - $21.83 plus a percentage in lieu of benefits. 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 by email with a letter of interest and resume. Resume deadline is Friday, October 1, 2021 at 4:00 PM. Click here for a full job description All inquiries or questions about this career opportunity should be directed to: Gerald Davis Director of Community Services (E) gdavis@osoyoos.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 30 September 2021
    Registration for Recreation Programs starts September 15 Are you ready for fall? The NEW Fall Leisure Guide is now available to view online! Hard copies will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall starting August 26, 2021.  Registration for Fall Recreation Programs starts: September 15, 2021 at 8:45am ONLINE or IN PERSON at the Sonora Community Centre  Registration will not be taken over the phone Remember programs may be canceled due to low registration so register early to avoid disappointment. CLICK HERE to view the new 2021 Fall Activity & Program Guide    Sonora Community Centre 8505 68 Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca  
  • 28 September 2021
    Next Town Council to be held on Tuesday September 28, 2021 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, September 28, 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. Council meetings are streamed live on our website. Click here to watch the Council meeting live or view recorded meetings and can also be viewed on Eastlink's Community Channel. 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
  • 27 September 2021
    CANCELLED - NOTICE of Property Tax Sale on September 27, 2021 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 2021 TAX SALE will be conducted in the Council Chamber of the Town of Osoyoos, 8707 Main Street, at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 27, 2021. Legal Description Street Address Upset Price Folio 00776.038, Lot 28, Plan EPS126 209 - 15 Park Place PID 028-042-999 $7,732.28 Any person upon being declared the successful bidder must immediately pay by cash, certified cheque, money order or bank draft 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, certified cheque, money order or bank draft 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
  • 20 September 2021
    Free Transit On Federal Election Day To support community members in participating in Federal Election Day, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) will be waiving all transit fees on Monday, September 20, 2021. Routes as part of the City of Penticton, the District of Summerland, and the Town of Princeton transit networks, with regularly scheduled Monday service, will also be waiving fare collection on Federal Election Day. RDOS routes offering free transit on Monday, September 20, 2021 include: Route 10 (Naramata/Penticton) Route 20 (Okanagan Falls/Penticton) Route 30 (Summerland/Penticton) Route 40 (Osoyoos/Penticton) Route 50 (Princeton/Penticton) Route 70 (Penticton/Kelowna) Click here for more information on routes and schedules Click here for Election Canada voting locations
  • 20 September 2021
    Sonora Community Centre Annual Pass Sale from September 13 to 20 Purchase any Annual Pass for the Sonora Community Centre from September 13 to September 20, 2021 and receive 30% off the regular price! Sale prices will not be extended past the sale dates.  All Annual Passes allow access to select recreational programs at a reduced cost in addition to accessing the drop-in sports, drop-in fitness classes, weight room and squash courts.    Pass Type Regular Price 30% Off Sale Price Adult $282.00 $197.40 Student/Senior $198.00 $138.60 Family $562.00 $393.40  CLICK HERE to view the Fall 2021 Program & Activity Guide   Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue (T)  250.495.6562 (E)  recreation@osoyoos.ca  
  • 19 September 2021
    2021 Terry Fox Virtual  Run on Sunday, September 19 Day:       Sunday, September 19, 2021 Time:      Anytime Location: Online Show your support for the Terry Fox Foundation by walking, running, biking or wheeling for Cancer Research For more information about the Terry Fox Foundation - Click Here Register yourself or your team at https://terryfox.org/   
  • 15 September 2021
    Road Closure Notification - 89th Street Wednesday, September 15 to Friday, September 17 7:00AM - 7:00PM   TwinCon Enterprises Ltd. will be working along 89 Street and 22 Ave from Wednesday September 15 – Friday September 17 from 7:00AM – 7:00PM. Residents cannot access the road during the dates and times as mentioned above. It is suggested residents to park their vehicles North 26 Ave and 89 Street OR East of 89 Street and 26 Ave. We apologize for any inconveniences and we appreciate your cooperation moving forward. Please obey all construction signs and traffic personnel, enabling a safe environment for all public and construction personnel. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact: Operations Department (t) 250.495.4613 (e) pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 14 September 2021
    Legion Beach - Satisfactory Water Sample Results Swimming Advisory Removed The Town has received satisfactory water sample results for Legion Beach and the Swimming Advisory issued on August 31, 2021 is now removed. Water quality testing is completed to the following criteria: Satisfactory: Samples taken over a 30-day period contain an average of LESS THAN or EQUAL TO 200 E. coli bacteria/100ml.   Unsatisfactory: Samples taken over a 30-day period contain an average of MORE THAN 200 E. coli bacteria/100ml, and/or a series of single sample results EXCEED 400 E. coli bacteria/100ml. Inquiries: Operations Department (t) 250.495.6515 (e) pubworks@osoyoos.ca
  • 31 August 2021
    Legion Beach - Poor Water Quality Notice Swimming not Recommended Due to unsatisfactory bacteriological results from water samples taken at Legion Beach, the Town of Osoyoos is issuing a swimming advisory for this location. The swimming advisory will be in effect until such time that water samples return to a satisfactory nature. Satisfactory: Samples taken over a 30-day period contain an average of LESS THAN or EQUAL TO 200 E. coli bacteria/100ml.   Unsatisfactory: Samples taken over a 30-day period contain an average of MORE THAN 200 E. coli bacteria/100ml, and/or a series of single sample results EXCEED 400 E. coli bacteria/100ml.   Town of Osoyoos (t) 250.495.6515 (e) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 24 August 2021
    Council Meeting Highlights for August 24, 2021 Click below to watch the videos of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open meetings. Committee of the Whole Meeting Regular Open Meeting COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING Petitions and Delegations Matt Williams and Kenton Gilchrist, Directors of the Osoyoos Bike Club, made a presentation to Council and requested that the Town send a letter to BC Parks in support of the Club’s efforts to sanction the multi-use trails on Kruger Mountain. Sgt. Jason Bayda presented the RCMP’s second quarter report to Council.. Correspondence Council requested that a report be brought to the Regular Meeting of Council on September 14, 2021 with a list of local charities and projects for Council’s review in order for one to be nominated for a donation from FortisBC in the amount of $15,000.00. Staff Reports Gerald Davis, Director of Community Services, presented the Community Services Department’s Quarterly Report to Council. Fire Chief Corey Kortmeyer presented the Fire Department’s Quarterly Report to Council. Gina MacKay, Director of Planning and Development Services, presented the Planning and Development Services Department’s Quarterly Report to Council. REGULAR OPEN MEETING Public and Other Hearings A Public Hearing for Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.138, 2021 was held in Council Chambers. If adopted this amendment would add Self-Storage Warehouse as a permitted use for the property located at 5816 51st Street. No correspondence was received regarding the amendment and no members of the public indicated that they wished to speak at the meeting. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.138, 2021 was read for a third time after the Public Hearing was adjourned. Council authorized the issuance of Development Variance Permit No. 21-03. This permit changes the width of the dedicated road right of way for Phases 2 and 3 of the Meadowlark Plan from 16 metres to 15 metres. Water Matters Council awarded the contract for the construction of the Water Supply Main from Gyro Park to Holiday Inn to Mike Johnson Excavating Ltd in the amount of $678,904.80 and authorized staff and Town signatories to enter into a contract for the works specified in the Tender Documents. This project is intended to improve water system redundancy to the east side of Osoyoos and provide additional capacity to allow for a future raw water transmission system for a future treatment system. Staff Reports Council authorized and approved the Town’s signatories to sign a partnering agreement between the Town of Osoyoos and  Desert Park Exhibition Society to lease the property located at 3600 Golf Course Drive for the purpose of carrying on equestrian and related recreational activities. The agreement commences September 1, 2021 and ends August 31, 2031 at a rate of $1.00 per year plus an additional $603.13 per month. Council approved a letter of support for the Osoyoos Bike Club’s efforts to sanction the multi-use trails on Kruger Mountain. Bylaws Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 1373, 2021 was read three times. If adopted this bylaw would update the Permissive Tax Exemption bylaw for the 2022 tax year, as required by the Community Charter. Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1375, 2021 was read for the first time. Council authorized staff to proceed with referring the Official Community Plan to the ALC as per Section 477 of the Local Government Act and to persons, organizations, and authorities outlined in Section 475 of the Local Government Act. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website www.osoyoos.ca.
  • 5 August 2021
    ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE 26th Ave EXTENDED to August 11, 2021 Please be advised that Twincon Enterprises will be activating a full road closure at 26th Avenue that includes 22nd Avenue and 85th Street, from August 4-11.   Access will be available only to emergency vehicles and residents as required. The Town of Osoyoos and Twincon Enterprises apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Operational Services (T)  250.495.6213 (E)  pubworks@osoyoos.ca  
  • 19 July 2021
    Water Restrictions for Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9   Starting July 19, 2021 - Stage 1 Water Restrictions are in effect for Town and Rural Water District 8 & 9. What does this mean? Scroll down to find out more: Stage 1 – Twice per Week 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 Tuesdays and Saturdays Odd numbered addresses:  Watering is only permitted on Wednesdays and Sundays 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)  No use of water hoses is permitted for the purpose of washing boats or motor vehicles. 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.              Schedule "A" Water Conservation and Staged Restriction Bylaw No. 1273 (Town) Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1357 (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 Make Water Work Plant Collection 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   
  • 14 July 2021
    Heat Warning - 10 Tips to Stay Safe Environment Canada has once again issued a Heat Warning for the Okanagan Valley. Read the alert HERE Please consider the below 10 tips from Interior Health Authority for staying safe and cool during extreme heat events: 10 Steps to avoid heat related illness Plan your outdoor activity before 11 a.m. or after 4 p.m., to avoid the most intense sun. Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids. Water is the best choice. Avoid physical work or exercise outside in the heat of the day. If you must work or exercise outside, drink two to four glasses of water each hour, even before you feel thirsty. Rest breaks are important and should be taken in the shade. Apply sunscreen to prevent sun burn, but remember this doesn’t protect from the heat. Stay in the shade, or create your own shade with lightweight, light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing, a wide brimmed hat, and/or an umbrella. If you’re struggling to keep cool, move indoors to an air-conditioned building or take a cool bath or shower. At temperatures above 30° C (86°F), fans alone may not be able to prevent heat-related illness. Never leave children or pets alone in a parked car. Temperatures can rise to 52° C (125° F) within 20 minutes inside a vehicle when the outside temperature is 34° C (93° F). Leaving the car windows slightly open will not keep the inside of the vehicle at a safe temperature. Regularly check older adults, infants and children, those doing a lot of physical activity or working outside, and people with chronic disease or mental illness for signs of heat-related illness. Make sure they are keeping cool and drinking plenty of fluids. Check on those who are unable to leave their homes, and people whose judgment may be impaired.   For more information from Interior Health on heat related illness, CLICK HERE Town of Osoyoos (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca 
  • 12 July 2021
    Infrastructure Canada - Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program (GICB)   For Immediate Release July 7, 2021 Both the Town of Osoyoos and The Town of Oliver have partnered with the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) in support of an application by the OIB to the GICB fund.   The Osoyoos Indian Band has been in discussions with Stantec Architecture and Wintersport regarding the feasibility of constructing a multi-pad National Indigenous Hockey Legacy Initiative (NIHL) arena in the Oliver/Osoyoos area.   The GICB Fund provides up to 100% funding for new facilities that are accessible to the public, including new recreational facilities. Existing arenas in the region are aged and no longer considered energy efficient and will require significant capital and operational investments to become sustainable now and in the future.   “The Osoyoos Indian Band appreciates any opportunity to collaborate with our neighboring Municipalities for the betterment of the region. Organized sport, exercise and active lifestyle amenities are crucial to our collective goal of maintaining healthy communities.” – Mike Campol, COO, Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corp.   “The Town of Oliver is pleased to be collaborating with the Osoyoos Indian Band and the Town of Osoyoos in the pursuit of a multi-pad arena for the South Okanagan. This is a tremendous opportunity to provide the infrastructure to meet future recreational needs in a cost effective manner.” – Mayor Martin Johansen, Town of Oliver   “The opportunity to collaborate with the Osoyoos Indian Band and Town of Oliver in this regional initiative underscores our commitment to finding sustainable, cost-effective solutions to the provision of community amenities that serve all our communities and their residents” said Osoyoos’ Mayor Sue McKortoff.   ***   For more information contact: Mike Campol, COO Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corporation  mcampol@oib.ca (250)689-2115   Background The Infrastructure Canada Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program aims to build more community buildings and improve existing ones – in particular in areas with populations experiencing higher needs – while also making the buildings more energy efficient, lower carbon, more resilient, and higher performing. This five-year $1.5 billion program will support green and accessible retrofits, repairs or upgrades of existing public community buildings and the construction of new publicly-accessible community buildings that serve high-needs, underserved communities across Canada.   National Indigenous Hockey Legacy Initiative In Canada, 70% of our 3,000+ arenas are currently operating past their lifespan. Many of these have annual operating deficits in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Municipalities and Indigenous communities struggle to provide enough available ice time to allow people—young and old—to pursue hockey and other ice sports. The NIHL presents the opportunity to construct and operate sustainable arenas, not just for Indigenous communities, but to serve surrounding municipalities, helping to address the lack of access to ice facing most Canadian communities.  
  • 21 June 2021
    Statement from Mayor McKortoff On National Indigenous Peoples Day   Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day and on this summer solstice, please join me in honouring First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.   The diverse and rich cultural history of Indigenous peoples in the South Okanagan has an important impact on residents in Osoyoos and are the historical backbone of this community. The Town of Osoyoos is honoured to have developed a respectful working relationship with the Osoyoos Indian Band, and is committed to continuing this relationship in the spirit of responsibility and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.   Please join me today and take a moment to reflect and learn more about the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Every resident of Osoyoos has a role to play in the reconciliation process. Learn more about Indigenous Peoples Day at https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/     For more information contact: Mayor Sue McKortoff (T) 250.495.6515 (E) info@osoyoos.ca
  • 30 April 2021
    Thank You Volunteers! Osoyoos is privileged to be served by hundreds of volunteers who contribute towards the betterment of our community. In lieu of the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and Awards, Mayor and Council would like to extend their warmest THANK YOU to all of the groups and individuals who dedicated their time and energy in 2019 and 2020 to make Osoyoos the wonderful community it is.  2019 and 2020 Volunteer Award Nominations and Winners Best Volunteer Project 2019 WINNER: Canada Day Fireworks - Osoyoos Fireworks Committee 2020 Nominees: Wellness Check-in Calls - Desert Valley Hospice Society  2020 WINNER: New Building Project - Osoyoos & District Museum and Archives Outstanding Community Group 2019 Nominees: Osoyoos Festival Society 2019 WINNER: Osoyoos Concert Series 2020 Nominees: Osoyoos Schools Breakfast Program Osoyoos Farmers’ Market/Market on Main 2020 WINNER: Pioneer Walkway Volunteers Outstanding Individual Volunteer 2020 Nominees: Greg Torget George Peters Joanne Ziebart Dianne Lang Ingrid Nicholson Mike Truchan Leonard Gebhart Danny Barr 2020 WINNER: Larry Stone Congratulations to all the volunteer award nominees and winners!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.   Additional COVID-19 Health Measures Introduced by Interior Health - August 23, 2021 Interior Health has introduced new public health orders covering the entire Interior Health region to manage COVID-19 activity. A summary of the new restrictions are listed below. For more information, please CLICK HERE. Visitors to all Town of Osoyoos indoor facilities are required to wear a mask. Please contact the Sonora Centre (250-495-6562 or recreation@osoyoos.ca) for any questions regarding impact to recreational and exercise programs. • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces for people 12 years and older. • Low-intensity indoor group exercise is permitted to a maximum 10 people per class. High-intensity indoor group exercise is not permitted. • Outdoor group exercise is permitted up to 50 people per class. • Gatherings in vacation rentals are limited to five guests or one additional household. • Indoor personal gatherings are limited to five guests or one other household. • Outdoor personal gatherings (e.g. birthday parties, backyard BBQs, block parties) are limited to no more than 50 people. • Organized indoor gatherings (e.g. weddings, funerals, seated events) are limited to 50 people, and outdoors gatherings are limited to 100 people, both requiring a COVID-19 safety plan.   Immunization Information If you have already received your vaccine or are registered to get your vaccine soon – thank you. If you haven’t yet registered, please register today through one of the following options: 1. Online: Go to https://www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/s/ 2. By phone: Call 1-833-838-2323, seven days a week, 7 am to 7 pm (PDT). Translators are available. When you register, you will receive a confirmation number right away. Very soon afterward, you will be notified by text, email or phone call to book your vaccine appointment.   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   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   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. You must wear a mask Town Hall 250.495.6515 9AM-4PM 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   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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