Regional district briefs

Notes from the October 3 Regional District Okanagan Similkameen Board of Directors meeting

Airport discussion

The regional district board agreed to a recommendation to maintain communications with the federal government regarding the Penticton  airport.

The recommendation was made acceptable to the board by the exclusion of a phrase that included “ownership and operation” of the airport.

The board was sensitive to the fact that First Nations had concerns with the airport lands, noting it was a pending issue to local Indian bands.

Joint council, steering committee appointments

Joint Council and Steering Committee  recommendations were made for the recently signed Protocol Agreement between the regional district and local First Nations bands at the October 3 meeting of the regional board.

Chairman Pendergraft and Vice Chair Manfred Bauer, as well as a City of Penticton director will represent the joint committee, while CAO Bill Newell, Deputy Corporate Officer C. Malden and a third representative to be named later were named to the steering committee.

Director’s motion

The board approved a motion forwarded by Area “G” Director Angelique Woods proposing the regional district send a letter to the Province supporting the licensing of All Terrain Vehicles.

Better communications requested

Area “H” Director Brad Hope, noting difficulties the Regional District had obtaining information in the aftermath of the Coalmont tailings spill, requested the board forward a letter to the provincial government asking it consider implementing EmergencyResponse Management System protocols within all of its provincial ministries. The board approved the motion.


Community Futures request funding

Mary Ellen Heidt, executive director of Community Futures — Okanagan-Similkameen, led a delegation before the board reporting on success of the Economic Gardening program and making an $80,000  request for continued funding. Her report was received as information and will be reviewed as part of budget deliberations.






Just Posted

Appreciation dinner for Keremeos firefighters in the works

Dinner and fundraiser for the Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department to be held Nov. 17 at Victory Hall

Luxury Airbnb in Kaleden has notice issued on title by RDOS

The property owner is accused of performing renovations, renting the chalet without proper permits

Drunk driver gets hammered by judge

Hedley man under virtual house arrest for three months

The Similkameen Sizzle draws crowds

Annual festival was a hot, hot, hot time

Tim Roberts, Area G candidate

Roberts has lived in the Similkameen Valley for 38 years

Environment Canada confirms Ottawa area hit by two tornadoes Friday

At one point more than 200,000 hydro customers were blacked out

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Trans Canada now open west of Chase, ‘heavy delays’

Few details available about crash that closed Trans Canada Highway west of Chase Sunday, Sept. 23

Oliver to get new sheriff from graduating class

Oliver will be one of a number of B.C. communities to get a member of the recent graduating class

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Most Read