Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

Bob McAtamney has been recognized by the RDOS as the volunteer of the month for July. (Photo- RDOS)

‘Spirited volunteer’ from Similkameen recognized for 15 years of community work

Bob McAtamney was instrumental in the creation of the disc golf course in Keremeos

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received numerous subdivision applications for the area served by the Meadow Valley Aquifer and the Faulder Community Water Service. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Water supply concerns remain for Meadow Valley

Aquifer study referred back to Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen staff

 

Funding has been allocated for a pump station for the West Bench Water System. (Black Press file photo)

$75K authorized for pump station for West Bench

Money to come from gas tax reserve

 

Clay Smith, father, digging a trench to prevent encroachment of the fire (Caillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography)

Father-son duo fights South Okanagan wildfire to save their home

Their neighbour’s home was lost in the blaze

Clay Smith, father, digging a trench to prevent encroachment of the fire (Caillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography)
Clay Smith, father, digging a trench to prevent encroachment of the fire (Caillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography)

Father-son duo fights Keremeos Creek wildfire

Their neighbour’s home was lost in the blaze

Clay Smith, father, digging a trench to prevent encroachment of the fire (Caillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has authorized borrowing for the purchase of two fire trucks for the Naramata Fire Department. (File photo)

Borrowing approved for Naramata fire trucks

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen passes bylaw to allow borrowing of up to $400,000

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has authorized borrowing for the purchase of two fire trucks for the Naramata Fire Department. (File photo)
(John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Developers in the South Okanagan can expect permit delays amid staffing shortage

The regional district is currently operating with reduced staff

(John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will acquire a 10-year licence of occupation for the public boat launch in Okanagan Falls. (Contributed)

Licence of occupation renewed for Okanagan Falls boat launch

Most recent licence expired in May, 2017

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will acquire a 10-year licence of occupation for the public boat launch in Okanagan Falls. (Contributed)
The sewer master plan for Okanagan Falls will be updated. (Black Press file photo)

Sewer plan for Okanagan Falls will be updated

Change required to allow for medium density development in town core

The sewer master plan for Okanagan Falls will be updated. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. firefighters get some boots on the ground wildfire training at Campbell Mountain in Penticton in early April as part of the wildland and interface wildfire training. To reduce the risk of wildfires, FireSmart is urging homeowners to take some precautions. (Black Press fire photo)

FireSmart urges wildfire precautions in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

July events have been organized around the region

B.C. firefighters get some boots on the ground wildfire training at Campbell Mountain in Penticton in early April as part of the wildland and interface wildfire training. To reduce the risk of wildfires, FireSmart is urging homeowners to take some precautions. (Black Press fire photo)
Eastside Road as well as other areas near Okanagan Falls are being recommended for inclusion in a possible future municipality. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)

Okanagan Falls could become its own municipality

The results of the study will be discussed by the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen board

Eastside Road as well as other areas near Okanagan Falls are being recommended for inclusion in a possible future municipality. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)
Compensation of directors and alternate directors at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen came to more than $560,000 in 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen directors were paid more than $560,000

Figures released in Statement of Financial Information for 2021

Compensation of directors and alternate directors at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen came to more than $560,000 in 2021. (Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Wages exceed $9M for Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen staff

Details released in Statement of Financial Information for 2021

(Black Press file photo)
Sand and sandbag locations will be listed on theRDOS Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) website: https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/If you require assistance with sandbagging, please connect with friends, family or volunteer organizations.The RDOS does not deliver sand or sandbags to private residences or businesses. Filled sandbags are not available from the RDOS.

Overland flooding confirmed south of Oliver

The regional district is currently monitoring the situation near Road 22

Sand and sandbag locations will be listed on theRDOS Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) website: https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/If you require assistance with sandbagging, please connect with friends, family or volunteer organizations.The RDOS does not deliver sand or sandbags to private residences or businesses. Filled sandbags are not available from the RDOS.
In November, flooding affected the community of Princeton and the surrounding area. At present, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is warning residents of the possiblity of flooding throughout the regional district. (Photo Marcie Anne Roberts)

Flood preparations urged in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

High snowpack could lead to flooding events throughout region

In November, flooding affected the community of Princeton and the surrounding area. At present, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is warning residents of the possiblity of flooding throughout the regional district. (Photo Marcie Anne Roberts)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is working with Properate.io to offer a new pilot service on energy efficiency. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen offers energy pilot service

Service will provide information on improving energy efficiency for homeowners

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is working with Properate.io to offer a new pilot service on energy efficiency. (Black Press file photo)
(Photo- RDOS Facebook)

Expect a home visit from wildfire mitigation experts in the South Okanagan

Homeowners need to be ‘more vigilant in protecting their properties,’ says the RDOS

(Photo- RDOS Facebook)
Survellance cameras will be installed in Manitou Park in Naramata. (Google Maps)

Naramata park to get security cameras

Concerns raised about rise in thefts, vandalism and property damage

Survellance cameras will be installed in Manitou Park in Naramata. (Google Maps)
A contract has been awarded to create an organics composting facility at the Oliver Landfill. (Google Maps)

Contract awarded for composting facility at Oliver Landfill

Modular Electric Ltd. submitted tender for $1.18 million plus taxes

A contract has been awarded to create an organics composting facility at the Oliver Landfill. (Google Maps)
Eight properties in Naramata have been added to the Naramata Fire Prevention and Suppression Service Area. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Eight properties added to Naramata fire service area

Properties are along Smethurst Road

Eight properties in Naramata have been added to the Naramata Fire Prevention and Suppression Service Area. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)