Regional district activities in the Similkameen

Activities taking place in the Similkameen of a regional district nature

  • Jan. 28, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Budget meeting for Areas “B” and “G”

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will host an open house Wednesday, February 5, to present the  residents of Electoral Areas “B” and “G” the 2014 Operating Budget.

The presentation will be held at the Victory Hall in Keremeos, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The presentation will focus on tax requisitions, services and user fees specific to Electoral Areas “B” and “G.”

The budget bylaw will go before the Regional Board for second and third reading and adoption in mid-March. The process must be completed no later than March 31, 2014.


Community conversations in Hedley

Co-sponsored by RDOS Director Angelique Wood and Okanagan Regional Library the free Speakers Series titled “Community Conversations” is intended to stimulate productive discussion and networking within the community of the entire Similkameen region.

The first Conversation, “How a Town of 250 Became a Cultural Capital” will take place on February 10, 2014 at the Hedley Seniors Center.  Seating is limited so reservations are required: email Kim English (

For further information or to conduct interviews, please contact Angelique Wood at 250-499-0503 or

Fortis workshop

Electoral Area “B” Director George Bush will attend a  FortisBC policy workshop that is studying how to bring natural gas to B.C. communities currently without the energy resource.

The February 18 workshop takes place in Vancouver.

The  one-day workshop will look at the lack of natural gas infrastructure and the reliance on higher-cost electricity in many smaller remote communities, including those in the Similkameen Valley.


Area “G” Director Angelique Wood, long a proponent for improved access to natural gas, was selected as a workshop alternate.