Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

A committee held its first meeting on June 9 to consider opionions for incorporation of the community of Okanagan Falls. At present, Okanagan Falls is the largest unincorporated community within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Contributed)

Study begins for Okanagan Falls incorporation

Committee held first meeting on June 9

 

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$8M in wages for Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen staff

34 employees paid more than $75,000 in 2020

 

Directors and alternate directors at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen received nearly $560,000 in remuneration and expenses in 2020, according to the Statement of Financial Information. (Black Press file photo)

Almost $560,000 in remuneration for Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board

Costs of directors and alternate directors outlined in Statement of Financial Information

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has hired a new FireSmart coordinator. (Black Press file photo)

FireSmart coordinator named for Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Kerry Riess will provide assistance to mitigate potential wildfire hazards

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has hired a new FireSmart coordinator. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will begin the clean-up of an unsightly property in Hedley. (Andrea DeMeer - Black Press)

Unsightly Hedley property will be cleaned up

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to begin work by June 7

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will begin the clean-up of an unsightly property in Hedley. (Andrea DeMeer - Black Press)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will coordinate a clean-up of Hedley to remove derelict vehicles and other garbage. (Contributed)

Clean-up work planned for Hedley

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen budgets $36,000 for one-time initiative

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will coordinate a clean-up of Hedley to remove derelict vehicles and other garbage. (Contributed)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is looking to improve communications with Indigenous communities in the region. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is looking to improve communications with Indigenous communities in the region. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is working on a proposed bylaw to regulate metal storage containers. (Pixabay.com)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen proposes storage container bylaw

Rules and colours have been suggested to govern containers

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is working on a proposed bylaw to regulate metal storage containers. (Pixabay.com)
Penticton Search and Rescue volunteers, along with other emergency program volunteers, provide assistance during emergencies in the area (Black Press file photo)

South Okanagan emergency volunteers thanked for service

Estimated 300 volunteers provide assistance within Regional District of Okanagan-Similkmaeen

Penticton Search and Rescue volunteers, along with other emergency program volunteers, provide assistance during emergencies in the area (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has appointed members to a committee to its new Electoral Area D Boundary and Configuration Study Committee. (Black Press file photo)

Committee will examine Okanagan Falls incorporation

Inaugural meeting of Electoral Area D Boundary and Configuration Study Committee planned for May 27

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has appointed members to a committee to its new Electoral Area D Boundary and Configuration Study Committee. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has approved the public private competition for the operations of two landfills. (Contributed)

Bids open to operate South Okanagan landfills

Process in place for new contracts for Campbell Mountain Landfill and Oliver Landfill

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has approved the public private competition for the operations of two landfills. (Contributed)
The Primary Urgent Care Centre on Martin Street officially opened on March 31, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan hospital district calls for Interior Health to be better communicators

Improved communications sought following earlier funding request

The Primary Urgent Care Centre on Martin Street officially opened on March 31, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
New 3 to 4 bedroom townhouses beside Riverside Drive were sold out before construction is even complete. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Final zoning review for RDOS to be completed this summer

The review consolidates all zoning bylaws in the RDOS into one

New 3 to 4 bedroom townhouses beside Riverside Drive were sold out before construction is even complete. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen offices in Penticton. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen showcases local government

The RDOS has put together a video as part of Local Government Awareness Week

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen offices in Penticton. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Upgrades will be completed on a portion of the Kettle Valley Railway trail north of Penticton. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)

Contract awarded for improvements to trail near Penticton

Portion of Kettle Valley Railway trail will receive upgrades

Upgrades will be completed on a portion of the Kettle Valley Railway trail north of Penticton. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has awarded a three-year contract for landfill concrete crushing services. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Campbell Mountain and Okanagan Falls landfills to start concrete crushing

The RDOS awarded the contract to Ok Excavating

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has awarded a three-year contract for landfill concrete crushing services. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Primary Urgent Care Centre on Martin Street officially opened on March 31, 2021. (Brennan Phillips)

Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District reverses funding decision on care centre

Approval now granted to fund $1 million for Urgent and Primary Care Centre in Penticton

The Primary Urgent Care Centre on Martin Street officially opened on March 31, 2021. (Brennan Phillips)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is seeking input into its Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen listening for input on parks plan with sounding boards

Feedback opportunities available for comments on Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is seeking input into its Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)
Construction is now complete at the South Skaha Place project that will provide 26 units of affordable housing for independent seniors in Okanagan Falls. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan Falls incorporation concept under consideration

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will form committee and study incorporating community

Construction is now complete at the South Skaha Place project that will provide 26 units of affordable housing for independent seniors in Okanagan Falls. (Submitted photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received a grant of $25,000 from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. The funding will be used to improve source water protection within the regional district. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen receives grant for water protection

Grant of $25,000 will help improve source water protection

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received a grant of $25,000 from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. The funding will be used to improve source water protection within the regional district. (Black Press file photo)