Most crime statistics decrease in Lake Country

The RCMP have presented municipal council with the year-end report for 2012

The District of Lake Country remains a safe community to reside in.

The RCMP have presented municipal council with the year-end report for 2012.

“It’s all positive. Criminal activity is going down,” said Mayor James Baker.

Among the areas that experienced decreases are robberies, assaults, sexual assaults, motor vehicle thefts and thefts over and under $5,000.

There were no homicides during 2012 and there was an 18 per cent decease in drug offences.

However, there are still some areas of concern.

There were increases for domestic disputes, break and enters and provincial liquor offences.

“During 2012, the detachment received 3,244 calls for service,” said Sgt. Scott Rempel, the officer in charge.

“This was up over last year which was up 5.56 per cent over 2011. Prisoners lodged were 54 representing an increase of 22.72 per cent.”

Tax incentives available

Lake Country wants to encourage development in the central business core.

Council has given three readings to a Main Street tax revitalization bylaw.

“It puts us on a level playing field with other communities that are providing incentives to develop or redevelop their downtown,” said Coun. Owen Dickie.

The tax incentives will range from three to 10 years depending on the height of the building being developed and their use.

It’s hoped developers will construct taller structures to meet the district’s density objectives for the Main Street area.

 

Tax exemptions would be based on improvements (buildings) only.

 

 

Just Posted

Update: Power restored to 2,000 Lake Country homes

The cause of the outage is unknown

Okanagan Wildfires: The latest on wildfires and evacuations

A Saturday morning look at the major wildfires impact the Okanagan and Similkameen.

Peachland is open for business

Fires keeping away visitors, tourists

Visually impaired learn to fish in Kelowna

The Kelowna Yacht Club lends its boats in order for the annual Blind Fishing Derby

Kelowna firefights camp out under the stars for youth recovery house

The firefighters will be on the top of the Yacht Club until tomorrow night

VIDEO: Victoria woman recounts driving past wildfire near Peachland

Jenna Smith compared the fire to an apocalypse movie

B.C. mining company, involved in 2014 spill, ordered to pay lost wages

Mount Polley Mining Company must pay wages to 26 employees who were laid off without proper notice

Two significant wildfires burning in southeastern B.C.

More than 20 fires were burning in the Southeast Fire Centre as of Saturday afternoon

Volunteers provide the glue that keeps BC Games moving

The 2018 Cowichan Summer Games had more than 2,300 volunteers on hand across Vancouver Island

No Name brand chicken nuggets recalled due to possible salmonella

Canadian Food Inspection Agency says multiple illnesses reported in B.C., Alberta and Ontario

Lodeiro scores twice to help Sounders beat Whitecaps 2-0

Seattle’s Nicolas Lodeiro opened the scoring in the fifth minute when he converted a penalty kick

RDOS: Evacuation order ammended, residents north of Summerland can return home

Properties in the Summerland region still on evacuation alert

RDOS fire update: emergency social services moved

Centre moved to Penticton Memorial Arena for Saturday and Sunday

Race walker breaks 18-year-old BC Games record

Zone 6 athlete Olivia Lundman crossed finish line with ease, to loud cheers in Cowichan

Most Read