Green House Gas Emission Strategy
Supporting strategies include:
- Village of Lumby Carbon Neutral Action Plan - Adopted September 17, 2012
- Village of Lumby Community Energy & Emissions Plan (CEEP) - Adopted October 15, 2012
The Village of Lumby is interested in developing a district heating system for buildings owned by the
White Valley Parks, Recreation and Arts Committee. The system would use wood chips to provide 80- 90% of the heat for the following buildings.
1) Village of Lumby Public Works
2) Pat Duke Arena
3) Curling Rink
4) Village of Lumby Office
6) Community Centre
These buildings currently use $59,000 a year in natural gas. For more information on this exciting project click here.
Water Supply and Filtration
The new plant is in operation, for more information please download the Village of Lumby Water Wise publication or contact Public Works at 250-547-2171.
Official Community Plan Update
Village of Lumby Official Community Plan (OCP) was adopted in November, 2005. The OCP is a blueprint as to Lumby's future. The plan is a working document and is constantly under review in order that goals and objectives are being monitored, and that the plan recognizes the requirements of societal needs, as Lumby is moving towards a "Green Economy".
At the Regular Meeting of March 3, 2014, Council directed staff to draft Terms of Reference that would synchronize the Regional Context Statement work program and the Official Community Plan (Age-Friendly) Update.
The Village of Lumby has been undertaking the development of an Official Community Plan Regional Context Statement, with $11,500 allocated from a Gas Tax Regionally Significant Projects Grant to complete this work. The works to be undertaken on this project include an analysis of the Village’s Official Community Plan, the preparation of a draft Regional Context Statement, a review of the draft Statements by Council and external agencies, consultation with Village residents and a final review by Village Council and the Regional District Board of Directors. To date, $3,000 have been used towards the preparation of a draft Regional Context Statement, leaving $8,500 to complete the rest of the project.
In November of 2013, the Village was awarded a $20,000 grant by the Union of BC Municipalities to develop and refine Policies in the Official Community Plan that would assist the Village in creating a sustainable and age-friendly community. The works to be undertaken on this project include an analysis of the Village’s Official Community Plan, consultation with key stakeholders and Village residents, compiling a report on the findings of the analysis and consultation, and drafting ‘age-friendly’ OCP Policies for Council’s consideration.
Combining the above noted projects allows for efficient use of financial resources by synchronizing two OCP amendment processes that have significant public engagement elements. In this regard, the total budget for the combined projects would be $28,500. The work would be undertaken by Regional District Planning staff with guidance from Village staff and Council.
To facilitate further discussion on this matter, Council approved a Terms of Reference at the May 20, 2014 Regular Meeting. Click here to view the Terms of Reference.
- Village of Lumby Official Community Plan
- Schedule 'A'
- Schedule 'B' Downtown Core
- Schedule 'C' ALR
- Schedule 'D' Enviro-Sensitivity
- Schedule 'E' Natural Hazard
Lumby-Weyerhaeuser Salmon Trails
The Lumby-Weyerhaeuser Salmon Trails were officially opened on June 10th 2006, with the participation of the Okanagan First Nations, represented by the Okanagan Indian Band. Pamphlets and Trail Passports can be picked up at many businesses with the Downtown, at the Chamber of Commerce/Tourist Information Centre and the Village Office. This project adds to the community’s capacity and recognizes the need for a new direction in the local economy.
Explore the Salmon Trail!
Explore the Salmon Trail while in Lumby. These scenic trails follow the Bessette and Duteau creeks, the easternmost spawning grounds of Pacific Coho and Chinook Salmon. There are three trails connected via downtown streets. Each trail has information, art and activities on varying themes. The environments you find along the trails range from the Cottonwood riparian habitat to the industrial land that is indicative of Lumby's association with forest products. The trails are a first step towards developing a harmonious coexistence between industry and our natural environment.
The Lumby Visitor Centre offers free Salmon Trail tours from June to August. Join our student guides on an informative and beautiful stroll through the Lumby Salmon Trail. Walks as short as 1km and as long as 8 km are offered on terrain that is flat and accessible to wheelchairs, prams and bicycles. To get the most out of your visit, start at the Visitor Centre where you can obtain a trails passport and a childrens activity guide or even request an educational guided tour. Your leashed pet is welcome and doggie bags are provided.
Interpretative signs, activities and scenery make the trails interesting and fun for everyone at any time of the year. Touch and play activities will interest young children while puzzles and discovery points will captivate the attention of older children and adults. Benches provide frequent resting spots while picnic tables make the trails a perfect spot for a snack.
The trails are an ideal location to hold events such as benefit races, bird counts, community walks, and group and school outings. For help in planning your event or to take part in one of the several year round events occurring on the trails contact the Lumby Chamber at [email protected] or phone 250-547-2300 and visit www.monasheetourism.com
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