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  • 17 January 2020
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Journeyman Mechanic Deadline January 17 The Town of Osoyoos requires a full-time Journeyman Mechanic in the Operational Services Department. The Journeyman Mechanic is responsible for skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of automotive, heavy duty equipment, fire response apparatus, and small tools. The Journeyman Mechanic will perform general mechanical overhaul and maintenance work on a wide variety of automotive, construction, and maintenance equipment. Current and valid BC Certificate of Trades Qualification in either Automotive, Heavy Duty, or Commercial Transport Mechanics required. Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification preferred. 5 years related experience required. Click here for a more detailed job description including required qualifications. This is a bargaining unit position, and the 2019 hourly job rate for this position is $36.00 - $37.25 per hour. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 PM Friday, January 17, 2020. Please submit your resume online or to the undersigned. Janette Van Vianen, CMC Director of Corporate Services Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (E) (F) 250.495.2400 We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.  
  • 16 January 2020
    RFP Town Hall Space Needs Assessment/Pre-Design Deadline January 16 Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), the Town of Osoyoos (the “Town”) invites Proposals from suitably qualified organizations for the delivery of a space needs assessment and ‘pre-design’ report for future Town Department and Town Hall needs. The Town has a maximum budget of $85,000 (excluding GST) to complete these services, and all services must be completed before June 30, 2020. Further details on the project scope and deliverables are provided in Part A of this RFP. The Town of Osoyoos currently owns and operates its 8760 ft² municipal Town Hall building located at 8707 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC. The current Town Hall building is over fifty years-old and is considered to have now exceeded its anticipated lifespan. Town Hall operations are dispersed across a variety of locations (Operations Yard, Sonora Centre, Planning and Development building) and the current Town Hall building is insufficient in size to house all functions without renovation and addition or replacement. In 2018, a Condition Assessment Report for the Osoyoos Town Hall was prepared for the Town by David Nairne + Associates Ltd (a copy of which is available at: One of the key findings of this report was that the Town will either need to undergo a major renovation to the existing facility or replace the existing building with a new one. Please CLICK HERE to review the Request for Proposal. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS JANUARY 16, 2020 AT 2:00 PM LOCAL TIME. Please note that you will need to Create an Account to Register for this Bid or Submit a Question(s).    Andy Brennan, SCMP The Interior Purchasing Office Inc. 250-826-7996
  • 6 January 2020
    Recycling of Christmas Trees until January 6, 2020 Live trees may be dropped off at the designated locations until Monday, January 6, 2020.  The Town has set up two locations where Town residents can drop off their Christmas trees: 1. Adjacent to the washroom at Kinsmen Park (on boulevard). 2. Northwest Corner of Parking Lot below Sun Bowl Arena sign. This does not include Artificial Trees. Please remember that your tree needs to be free of ALL ornaments, stands, tinsel, garland or other items considered decorations. Used Christmas lights and all other lighting equipment can also be recycled for FREE at the Osoyoos Bottle Depot. to learn more about Recycling old Christmas Lights. Inquiries can be directed to: Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)
  • 6 January 2020
    Recycle your Old Christmas Lights at the Osoyoos Bottle Depot Don’t chuck those old Christmas Lights in the garbage! A recycling program is available. Christmas tree lights contain valuable recyclable metal wire. Year-round, you can recycle lamps, light strings, flashlights and any type of light bulb at the Osoyoos Bottle Depot.  After recycling your old incandescent Christmas lights, replace them with new LED light strings. LED light strings last ten times longer, use up to 90% less power and reduce the risk of fire.  For more information on this recycling program, visit For information on recycling your Christmas tree, click here.   
  • 5 January 2020
    Sonora Community Centre Holiday Schedule
  • 2 January 2020
    2019 BC Transit Holiday Service
  • 2 January 2020
    2019 Holiday Hours for Town Operations Please take note of the following hours for the Town of Osoyoos operations during the Christmas season: Town Office Will be closed from 12:30 PM December 24, 2019 and will reopen at 8:30 AM on January 2, 2020. Tax and Water Utility payments can be submitted through the mail slot at the front door of Town Hall or made through your Financial Institution by Telephone/Internet banking. Planning & Development Services Will be closed from 12:00 PM December 24, 2019 and will reopen at 8:00 AM on January 2, 2020.   Operational Services Will be closed from 12:00 PM December 24, 2019 and will reopen at 7:00 AM on January 2, 2020. • Water and Sewer emergencies call 250.498.7676 Sonora Community Centre The facility will be open for recreational activities December 24, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and open December 27 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, December 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, December 30 and 31, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, January 2 and 3, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and January 4, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Administration Office will be closed from 12:30 PM December 24, 2019 and will reopen at 8:30 AM, January 2, 2020. Sun Bowl Arena The Sun Bowl Arena will be closed at 12:00 PM on December 24, 2019. Please call 250.495.6562 for information on public skating schedules. Schedules are available on the Town website. Bylaw Enforcement Bylaw Enforcement can be reached by calling the Town Office at 250.495.6515 and following automated voice prompts to leave a message for Bylaw Officer. They will return your call as soon as possible. Garbage The garbage pickup schedule will be as scheduled December 24 (garbage and recycling) and December 31 (garbage only).  CLICK HERE to view the Residential Curbside Garbage & Recycling Collection Calendar. The Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill will be closed on December 25, 2019 and January 1, 2020.   Helpful Links Snow Control Guidelines BC Transit Holiday Schedule Winter Hours of Operations for Park Washrooms Public Skating Schedule Recycling your Old Christmas Lights Recycling of Christmas Trees Sonora Community Centre Holiday Schedule The Osoyoos Town Council and Staff would like to wish everyone Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year.
  • 21 December 2019
    2019 Rockin' with Santa on December 21 at Sun Bowl Arena  
  • 18 December 2019
    2020 Winter Activity & Program 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 2020 Winter Activity & Program Guide is now available online - see below. Hard copies of the 2020 Winter Activity & Program Guide will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall the week of December 9, 2019.  Registration (online or in person) starts Wednesday December 18. IMPORTANT: If you have NOT registered online since September 16, 2016 you will need to contact the Sonora Community Centre to receive online access.  All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4623 (F)  250.495.2400 (E) Online Registration starts Wednesday December 18, 2019
  • 17 December 2019
    NOTICE Council Chambers Entrance Upgrades Begin December 17 Please be advised that the entrance to Council Chambers will be under construction due to accessibility upgrades starting Tuesday December 17, 2019. Public are asked to use caution when entering the building.  We apologize in advance for the inconvenience. For more information about the improvements contact: Gerald Davis Director of Community Services (T)   250.495.4621 (E) 
  • 16 December 2019
    PUBLIC HEARING Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.126, 2019 Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm in the Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers located at 8707 Main Street. Council will receive input on Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.126, 2019, which received First and Second Readings on December 2, 2019. Bylaw No. 1085.126, 2019 Proposes to amend the zoning as follows: From: C2 – Shopping Centre Commercial To: C2s - Commercial site specific,  To add Retail Cannabis Sales as a permitted use, for the property legally described as Lot 5, District Lot 2450S, SDYD, Plan KAP27378 Except Plans KAP33669 (located at 9150 Main Street) Lakeview Plaza. All persons will be given an opportunity to be heard and/or present written submissions on the matter above. Written submissions can be mailed to the undersigned or emailed to (The Town will only guarantee that emails received to this address will form part of the Council Agenda). The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for these matters. The deadline for written submissions is 12:00 pm (Noon) Friday, December 13, 2019. A copy of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment and all related information, may be reviewed at or at the Department of Planning and Development Services office, located at 8711 Main Street on December 3,4,5,6,9,10,11,12,13,16 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding lunch hours from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and excluding Saturdays and Sundays. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 1085.126, 2019 2019 12 02  REG RPT 1 Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.126, 2019 Gina MacKay, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning & Development Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)   250.495.6191 (E)
  • 16 December 2019
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday December 16, 2019 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday December 16, 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
  • 2 December 2019
    Council Meeting Highlights for December 2, 2019 Click on button to watch the video of the Committee of the Whole and Regular Open meetings. Committee of the Whole Regular Open   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING    Delegations Dave Sabyan and Blair Ogilvy made a presentation to Council about Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) and shared a video which was developed to showcase their activities at the Osoyoos airport. Currently under a year to year lease, the WCRA is interested in securing a 10 year lease agreement in order to proceed with funding proposed improvements, including race car parking efficiencies and to spectator parking and viewing.   REGULAR OPEN MEETING   Correspondence Council declared the service level for the Town of Osoyoos Fire Department to be Exterior Operations working towards Interior Operations (as defined in the Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook). Council also authorized the Fire Chief to advise the Office of the Fire Commissioner of this declaration and a corresponding training program. Council also directed staff to prepare an amendment to Fire Protection and Life Safety Bylaw No. 1333, 2017 to reflect the declared level of service. Council approved Zoning Application Z19-10 and gave first and second readings to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1085.126, 2019. If adopted this amendment would allow for a site specific retail cannabis store to be located at 9150 Main Street (Lakeview Plaza). Council also set a Public Hearing for December 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM in Council Chambers. Business Council resolved to opt out of leading a public consultation process and delegated Gina MacKay, Director of Planning and Development, to provide comments to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, should they request assistance, in regard to Tumbleweed Spirit’s proposed lounge licence. The proposed lounge would be located within the existing Tumbleweed Distillery located at 6001 Lakeshore Drive, with a maximum capacity of 30 patrons for the combined facility. Council supported the Town’s application to the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund for Composite & Volunteer Fire Department Equipment and Training in the amount of $25,000.00. Council supported the Town’s application to the UBCM 2020 Community Resiliency Investment Program in the amount of $36,000.00 to fund two public education information sessions and wildfire preparedness activities, including bylaw recommendations and establishing a Development Permit for Wildfire Hazards within areas of municipal boundaries. Council supported the RDOS in a Joint Grant Application in the amount of $25,000.00 to the UBCM Indigenous Cultural Safety & Cultural Humility Training Program. Reports Councillor Bennett attended the Destination Osoyoos AGM and Board Meeting. Councillor Bennett attended the Municipal Insurance Association Board Meeting and Orientation. Councillors Bennett and Harvey attended the East Osoyoos Christmas Market. Councillor Harvey attended the Regional Library board meeting. Councillors Harvey and King attended the Accessibility and Age-Friendly workshop. Councillor Rhodes attended the RDOS Budget meeting. Councillor King attended the Desert Valley Hospice Society fundraiser. Councillor King attended the Dog Park Committee meeting. Mayor McKortoff and Councillors Harvey, Rhodes, and King attended the Christmas Light Up and thanked the volunteers for putting the event on. Mayor McKortoff attended the Official Community Plan Review meetings. Mayor McKortoff attended the Fire Department recognition event. Five long-standing members of the department retired this year: Ross Driver (47 years), Bill Roque (45 years), Jim Liebel (26 years), Dan Scott (26 years), and Blake Ogilvy (22 years). Long-time member Garth Kunz (54 years of service) passed away this year. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to partake in the Christmas festivities happening in the Town.   Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website   The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9:00 am on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 pm to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business.
  • 30 November 2019
    Seeking Program Instructors for Preschool/School-Aged Fitness Programs The Sonora Community Centre is looking for qualified instructors to run preschool and school-aged sport/fitness programs. Candidates should have experience and are comfortable with working with children ages 2 and up, have experience with leading sport focused activities (i.e. soccer), have some knowledge of the principles of physical literacy and possess a current First Aid/CPR Certificate.  Programs are held during after school hours and are subject to cancellation based on registration numbers.  Interested persons should contact: Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.4623 (E)  This posting will remain in effect until a suitable instructor has been found. 
  • 16 November 2019
    CANCELLED Boil Water Notice District Systems 8 & 9 on November 16 This is to advise users of the Town of Osoyoos Water District Systems 8 & 9 that the Boil Water Notice will no longer be in effect as of Saturday,  November 16, 2019.  If you require further information please contact: Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)
  • 1 November 2019
    WINTER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill Effective November 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020 Tuesday                     8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday             11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday                   8:00 am to 4:00 pm    RECYCLING IN BC - Click here for a comprehensive guide about recycling at the Landfill. HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING bins are accessible, without charge, during Landfill operating hours. YARD AND GARDEN WASTE without charge up to 100 Kg per load.  Conditions apply.   All loads entering the landfill must be covered and secured or will be fined as per Bylaw 1267. Click here for more information about the Landfill
  • 15 October 2019
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms As of October 15, 2019 all public park washrooms are closed for the season except for the following which will remain open: GOODMAN PARK & MARINA WASHROOMS Monday - Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm GYRO PARK WASHROOMS Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Town Hall (8707 Main Street) Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Marina                                                     Goodman Park                                           Gyro Park            If you have information about crimes to Town facilities you can provide an anonymous TIP by calling the Crime Stoppers 24/7 tip line at 1-800-222-8477.  CLICK HERE for more information on the Town’s Parks and Recreational facilities.   
  • 1 October 2019
    FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT Is Firefighting in your FUTURE? The Osoyoos Fire Department (OFD) is looking to recruit qualified team members to their Department. Being a Paid-On-Call (Volunteer) Firefighter is a great way to be involved in the community, learn firefighting, first aid and emergency skills, keep physically fit and to enjoy the camaraderie of being actively involved in the Osoyoos Fire Department.   FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER!   Town of Osoyoos Fire Department Box 3010, 9901 74th Avenue Osoyoos  BC V0H 1V0 250.495.6515
  • 1 January 2019
    Osoyoos Festival Society is looking for VOLUNTEERS!

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

Osoyoos Museum - Annual Christmas Open House

Art Gallery Creativity In Our Community Application Deadline Dec 15

Osoyoos Concert Series - Ken Lavigne January 23

2019 Osoyoos Festival Society Annual Christmas Lite Up

East Osoyoos Christmas Market

2019 A Winter Concert with Saskia and Darrel

2019 Osoyoos Community Theatre - Cod Gone Wild

2019 Blue Christmas Service

Food Bank Fundraiser December 20

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