Regional district news briefs

Regional district news briefs for the Regional District Okanagan Simikameen


Kaleden – Okanagan Falls trail surfacing

The Request For Proposals for surfacing of the KVR trail between Kaleden and Okanagan Falls ended on October 4, reported RDOS Community Services Manager Mark Woods to regional district directors at a recent board meeting.

A granular surface similar to the Penticton portion of the trail is envisioned for the Kaleden – Okanagan Falls portion, having received the best choice of material from public response.

The trail will be surfaced between the trestle at Okanagan Falls and Ponderosa Point initially.

Woods also told the board that work on access to the trail between Penticton (to Airport Road) and Kaleden was ongoing.

Permission granted

In the Similkameen, the Keremeos to Cawston portion of the trail has received formal approval for use from the Agricultural Land Commission.

Transit study Terms of Reference

Terms of reference for an upcoming regional transit study were recently released. The Similkameen and South Okanagan transportation study will start November 1 and is slated for spring  completion. New services derived from the study are expected to be implemented by mid fall of 2013.

New employees

Community Services Manager Mark Woods introduced two new staff members to the regional district board on October 4.

Justin Shuttleworth will serve as Parks Facilities Coordinator and Lindsay Bourque was hired as Rural Projects Coordinator.

Grist Mill

The province’s heritage branch wishes to explore new ideas for operating the Keremeos Grist Mill.

A recently released Expression of Interest is seeking proposals that would see the community more involved in site useage.

Two ideas that have been suggested include creation of a cidery or a brew house on the grounds, but the jury is still out with respect to potential new opportunities.


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Mix of sun and cloud for the Okanagan-Similkameen Shuswap

Chance of showers for much of the region this afternoon

Monster Truck action returns to the Okanagan for a second night

From 6 until 7 p.m. you can meet the drivers and get a close up look at the trucks

Keremeos man says stem cell therapy changed his life

Darryl Brewer says he went from being immobile with chronic pain to leading an active lifestyle

Okanagan-Shuswap Weather: Summer sun for Sunday

The forecast for the week ahead shows some rain but plenty of sun and warm tempertures.

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Showers to start weekend, sun returning soon

Environment Canada forecasts rain on Saturday and the heat returning next week

VIDEO: Bystander training gains traction as tool to prevent sexual harassment, violence

Julia Gartley was sexually assaulted after an event, and no one stepped in to help

Update: Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake

Penticton fire department assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a body Saturday

Two brands of ice cream sandwiches recalled due to presence of metal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall on Iceberg and Originale Augustin brands

Sexual assaults, extortion on the rise even as crime rates stay low: Stats Canada

Rates of police-reported sexual assault rose for the fourth year in a row

Donkeys await your hugs and scritches at anniversary event

Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge invites public to help celebrate 20 years of care.

CDART trains North Okanagan volunteers

Regional group looking to form to help animals in cases of emergencies and disasters

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

Water quality makes swimming unsafe at three beaches near Salmon Arm

The Adams Lake Indian Band has issued a water qulity notice affecting beaches at three campgrounds.

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