The current firehall is over 60 years old (File photo)

Construction for new $6.6 million Lake Country Firehall to start this summer

District councillors voted to approve funding for project back in 2018

Construction of a new $6.6 million firehall is about to get underway near the corner of Okanagan Centre Road East and Jardines Road, in Lake Country.

Matt Vader the communications manager for the District of Lake Country, said a building permit is being finalized for the project and construction is anticipated to start this summer.

READ MORE: Council to approve borrowing of $6.6 million for new Lake Country fire hall

Vader explained Kelowna-based architect Sahuri and Partners will be designing the firehall.

According to Vader, a new firehall is badly needed, particularly since the current 61-year-old firehall is too small for the growing district.

It’s been a long journey for the district to try and build a new fire hall.

In 2008, Lake Country residents voted against building a new fire hall during a referendum.

The district said renovating the current firehall isn’t a viable option since renovations would cost as much as building a new one.

Vader said the construction project is expected to take around 18 months and be completed by the end of 2021.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

UPDATE: Rose Valley Dam wildfire in West Kelowna knocked back, remains at three-hectares

The fire is three hectares in size and was first reported at around 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 2.

No appointment needed: COVID-19 testing access expanded in Kelowna

First-come, first-serve testing centre opens in downtown Kelowna

Senior ‘seriously injured’ after Kelowna bus crash

A Ford E350 van collided with a BC Transit Bus on KLO Road on Friday, July 31

COSAR attends one search and two rescues over long weekend

Teams searched for a missing cliff jumper, were called out to a sinking boat and an injured ATVer

VIDEO: Crews in Summerland film Christmas parade in July

Filming, on July 31, took place during the hottest days of 2020

Paper mache Dr. Bonnie Henry stars in North Okanagan exhibit

Beyond the Mask art show kicks off in Village of Lumby

MP Gray: In your service

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray’s column

Shuswap pet nutritionist and raw diet advocate to be in national magazine

Sicamous’s Deanna Larocque building reputation for canine support

Two people die in outdoor shower, in Tulameen

Couple was attending a long weekend gathering

UPDATE: More personnel at Dry Lake fire, 43 properties remain under evacuation alert

Wildfire has been burning out of control north of Princeton for three days

30% of British Columbians would ‘wait and see’ before taking COVID vaccine: poll

Some are concerned about side effects, while others don’t think the virus is a big deal

New North Okanagan fire hall breaks ground

Groundwork is on tap for a new community firehall. Site works are… Continue reading

Princeton man faces charges after allegedly receiving ‘drunk driving’ lesson

The incident happened in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 1

Most Read