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Street Sweeping CHANGE in date

Apr 6 2020
By: Keremeos Admin
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Unfortunately, street sweeping could not take place on April 4 and 5th in Keremeos. We apologize for any inconvenience to residents!

Street sweeping will now take place Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th, 2020 starting at approximately 8:30 am. The Village will once again be partnering with the Town of Osoyoos for sweeping services.

Where possible, please arrange for vehicles to be removed from paved roadways. If cars prevent a portion of the street from being swept it is unlikely that the unit will be able to return to missed portions. Priority will be given to arterial streets.

We appreciate your cooperation.

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Job opportunity: Temp part time assistance

Apr 1 2020
By: Keremeos Admin
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Employment Opportunity - Temporary Part-Time Summer Position

The Village of Keremeos is looking for individuals to work part-time between May and September, 2020. Interested parties should complete the form at this link.

Note the following requirements:

  • Must have driver’s license (no “L’s”, but “N” ok)
  • Must be able to drive vehicles with a manual transmission
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Note: Significant exposure to allergens, such as pollen and dust

This opportunity is well suited for a student or someone new to the workforce. Note that there is no guaranteed minimum hours per week.

Deliver completed forms to the Village of Keremeos office, 702-4th Street, Keremeos

by April 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm, or email to publicworks@keremeos.ca.

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No donation of clothes and goods

Mar 31 2020
By: Keremeos Admin
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No donation of clothes and goods

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, charitable organizations cannot accept donations at present. Please do not leave items such as clothing or household goods at private donation sites (eg. the Keremeos Bargain Centre) or public drop boxes.

Residents are asked to retain their donation items until Health authorities declare that it is safe to donate again.

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Critical supplies for essential services

Mar 30 2020
By: Keremeos Admin
Categories: News

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is asking for assistance from the business community to help coordinate an inventory of critical supplies in the province. Critical supplies include such things as masks, gloves, gowns and cleaning supplies.

If you know of a business or own a business that is holding substantial quantities of any of the items on the list attached to the request (see link above), please email the Village of Keremeos municipal office at cao@keremeos.ca by Thursday, April 2, 2020.

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Protective equipment donations needed

Mar 27 2020
By: Keremeos Admin
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South Okanagan Similkameen family doctors, nurse practitioners and midwives are reaching out to their community to issue a plea for personal protective equipment (PPE).

They are seeking donations of un-used quantities of the following: Surgical and Procedural Masks, Industrial Dust Masks or N95s, Latex and Non-Latex Gloves, Safety Glasses and Goggles, Face Shields (With or Without Masks), Procedural Gowns
 
Please email PPEdonations@sosdivision.ca 

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Open burning ban

Mar 27 2020
By: Keremeos Admin
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As cases of COVID-19 in BC continue to increase, the BC Centre for Disease Control has asked for measures that help to reduce excess air pollution. There is strong evidence that exposure to air pollution increases susceptibility to respiratory viral infections by decreasing immune function.

Open burning in Keremeos and the surrounding area is therefore restricted until April 15, 2020.

See the order and link to map from the Ministry of the Environment here

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