Communities across the North Okanagan Join Alertable

North Okanagan communities have joined together through the use of the same emergency notification system, Alertable, to share time-sensitive and emergency-related information. The City of Armstrong, District of Coldstream, City of Enderby, Village of Lumby, Township of Spallumcheen, Okanagan Indian Band and the RDNO’s five electoral areas (B,C,D,E, and F) have signed on to use of the notification app to provide more streamlined communication around emergencies. The City of Vernon joined Alertable earlier this year, so the additional communities signing on with the same system helps create consistency throughout the region. Alertable will be used to share time-sensitive…

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Alternative Approval Process (AAP)

UPDATE: July 19, 2022: Council adopted Bylaw No. 844, 2022 at its Regular Meeting Monday July 18, 2022. To view the staff report and the results from the AAP click here. NOTICE TO ELECTORS OF AN ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS The Corporation of the Village of Lumby Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 844, 2020. Electors within the “Village of Lumby”, are advised of the Village of Lumby (Village) intention to adopt the Village of Lumby Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 844, 2020. The Village Council will have the authority to adopt Bylaw No.…

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New Residential Waste Collection Program Starts April 15

Council has approved a new residential waste collection program as a way to reduce the amount of waste being sent to the landfill.  To view the brochure click here. The new program includes the following: weekly containerized food waste collection (residents will be provided a specific 57 litre container for food waste)bi-weekly containerized garbage collection (residents will be provided a specific 240 litre container for garbage)bi-weekly recycling collection will continue through the current contractor  The decision to divert food waste is based on the RDNO's Solid Waste Management Plan recommendations, where approximately 30% of the waste stream is made up of…

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No Campfires Allowed

KAMLOOPS – Effective at 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, July 12, 2024, Category 1 campfires will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. This campfire prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 11, 2024, or until the orders are rescinded. A map of the affected area is available here. As of July 12, the below open fires are prohibited in the Kamloops Fire Centre: •              Category 1 campfires as defined in the Wildfire Regulation; •              Category 2 open fire as defined in the Wildfire Regulation; and, •             …

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Category 2 and 3 fire prohibitions to start in Kamloops Fire Centre

Category 2 and 3 fire prohibitions to start in Kamloops Fire Centre   KAMLOOPS – Effective at 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, May 17, 2024, in addition to the already prohibited Category 3 open fires, Category 2 open fires, as well as other equipment and activities will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre. This prohibition is being enacted to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.   This prohibition will remain in effect until 12:00 (noon) PDT on Oct. 11, 2024, or until the order is rescinded. Anyone conducting Category 2 open fires within the Kamloops…

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Category 3 fire prohibitions to start in Kamloops Fire Centre  

Category 3 fire prohibitions to start in Kamloops Fire Centre   The Village of Lumby is located within the Kamloops Fire Centre.KAMLOOPS – Effective at 12:00 pm (noon) on May 3, 2024, Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre. This prohibition is being enacted to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.   This prohibition will remain in effect until 12:00 (noon) PDT on Oct. 11, 2024, or until the order is rescinded. Anyone conducting Category 3 open fires within the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction must extinguish those fires by the noon,…

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2024-28 Financial Plan

Council adopted Financial Plan Bylaw No. 894, 2024 at its' Regular Meeting dated May 6th, 2024. Tax Rate Bylaw No. 896, 2024 was also adopted at this meeting. Council gave first reading to Bylaw No. 894, 2024 (Financial Plan Bylaw) April 2 2024 Public Comments on the Financial Plan are invited. Written responses must be submitted by 4:00 pm April 12, 2024. To submit your comments, download the comment form here. It can be dropped off at the Village Office, or emailed to info@lumby.ca To see the Presentation made to Council, please click here. Or Download the Presentation…

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Council approves one-year pilot Busker / Street Performers Program

A pilot program to allow buskers and street performers within the Village of Lumby has been approved by Council for one year. This will allow the Village to implement a busker / street performer program without the requirement of amending any of its bylaws, such as the Good Neighbour Bylaw, Business Licence Bylaw and the MTI Bylaw. A pilot program allows the Village to monitor the program, review and assess any concerns or challenges, and assess the preferred locations for the program. Part of the review will include soliciting feedback from the buskers / street performers, members of…

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Climate Action Leadership

The Village of Lumby is committed to climate action leadership.  We’re proud to have attained recognition for our efforts multiple times from provincial and municipal programs.  From 2017 to 2022, The Village of Lumby has been awarded Level 4 recognition for carbon neutral in its corporate operations.  This is in fulfillment of our commitment to BC’ s Climate Action Charter.  A joint Provincial - UBCM Green Communities Committee (GCC) has previously recognized the Village of Lumby for achieving Level 1, 2 and 3.  The four levels in this program are: Level 1 – Demonstrating Progress on Charter Commitments Level…

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Lumby WasteWater Treatment Plant Maintenance

Please be advised that, as part of maintenance of the Village of Lumby Wastewater Treatment Facility, Lagoon #1 will be put offline, drained and cleaned. As a result, residents may detect an abnormally strong odour resulting of the maintenance. The work is to scheduled to last from April 2 – April 12, 2024. Continued operations of the wastewater system will not be affected. The Village of Lumby apologizes for any inconvenience that may arise.

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Special Public Avalanche Warning for BC and Western Alberta Backcountry

Special Public Avalanche Warning for BC and Western Alberta Backcountry - EXTENDED until March 7 Mar 5, 2024. The Special Public Avalanche Warning issued last week and that was supposed to expire today, has been extended until Mar 7. Feb 29, 2024, Revelstoke BC: Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, Kananaskis Country, and the Province of BC is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users across most of BC’s and Alberta’s forecast regions. This special warning is in effect immediately and will apply through the end of Monday, March 4. Recent storms have deposited…

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$3.2 Million Announced for New Affordable Homes for Seniors in Lumby.

On January 29, 2024 the BC Government announced approximately $3.2 million through the Building BC: Community Housing Fund for the construction of a new affordable seniors housing complex to be called Cottonwood Place.  Expected to be completed in 2025, Cottonwood Place will be located at 1761 Glencaird Street, adjacent to Lumby’s Old Age Pension Hall.  For seniors who want to live independently, this new option will provide 20 much-needed affordable single-bedroom units, including three wheelchair accessible suites, a common area, and vehicle and enclosed scooter parking. Recognizing the significant impact of extreme temperature events on seniors, Cottonwood Place…

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