Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has implemented extended hours at four landfills, beginning March 1, 2020. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen extends landfill hours

Summer hours at four facility take effect March 1, 2021.

 

Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)

Regional district seeks ministry approval before raising Kaleden recreational tax

The RDOS is in discussions on whether they will need to formally seek approval from residents

 

A citizen survey was conducted from Sept. 2 to Nov. 1, 2020. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has completed its initial analysis of the survey. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen completes analysis of citizen survey

More than 200 people responded to survey from Sept. 2 to Nov. 1, 2020

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has given first reading to its 2021 budget. (RDOS image)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen budget videos now online

Budget expected to be adopted some time in March, 2021

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has given first reading to its 2021 budget. (RDOS image)
The Apex Fire Brigade, and other volunteer departments who have supported them, stand in front of the new engine that was donated to the Apex brigade. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

RDOS to host electronic town hall on Apex fire service referendum

The town hall will run from 7 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 17

The Apex Fire Brigade, and other volunteer departments who have supported them, stand in front of the new engine that was donated to the Apex brigade. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)

Save Sickle Point Committee not giving up on efforts

The committee still aims to fundraise the $2.5 million needed for the purchase

Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)
Naramata Slow is almost at its goal of raising $850,000 to save Centre Beach from being sold.

Naramata residents approve borrowing to buy Centre Beach

Only 10 of the 173 needed responses were received to defeat the alternate approval process

Naramata Slow is almost at its goal of raising $850,000 to save Centre Beach from being sold.
Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)

BREAKING: Alternative Approval Process overwhelmingly rejected for Sickle Point purchase

There were 805 votes against the approval, which only needed 182 to fail

Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is examining a proposed bylaw to regulate metal storage containers. (Pixabay.com)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to study storage container bylaw

Container bylaw has generated comments from residents

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is examining a proposed bylaw to regulate metal storage containers. (Pixabay.com)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has awarded a contract for a study of the Campbell Mountain Landfill near Penticton. (Contributed photo)

Contract awarded for Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen landfill study

Extensive report required by provincial Ministry of Environment

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has awarded a contract for a study of the Campbell Mountain Landfill near Penticton. (Contributed photo)
RCMP. (Black Press file photo)

Police activity decreases in Oliver, increases in Osoyoos

Policing statistics from RCMP show changes in two South Okanagan communities

RCMP. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has approved the purchase of a truck to be used as a utility crane truck. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen approves truck purchase

Diesel truck will be used to carry a utility crane

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has approved the purchase of a truck to be used as a utility crane truck. (Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Summerland RCMP calls for police service unchanged in 2020

Violent crimes show increase; property crimes decrease

(Black Press file photo)
RCMP

Penticton police see decrease in calls for service

Changes observed in violent crime and property crime categories

RCMP
Paula Marfleet from Kaleden is the RDOS' volunteer of the month. (Submitted)

Meet the RDOS’s Volunteer of the Month

Paula Marfleet of Kaleden is this month’s volunteer

Paula Marfleet from Kaleden is the RDOS' volunteer of the month. (Submitted)
Ponderosa Primary Care Centre in Penticton is considered a model for care clinics going forward by the South Okanagan Division of Family Practice. (Monique Tamminga)

Primary Care Clinic funding could be a cure for South Okanagan Similkameen doctor shortage

Ponderosa Primary Care Centre in Penticton is a model for future care clinics and doctor recruitment

Ponderosa Primary Care Centre in Penticton is considered a model for care clinics going forward by the South Okanagan Division of Family Practice. (Monique Tamminga)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has given first reading to its 2021 budget. (RDOS image)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen budget to rise by 2.8 per cent

Impact of budget increase will not be the same in all communities or electoral areas

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has given first reading to its 2021 budget. (RDOS image)
Four staff members at the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen were self-isolating on March 19. The regional district is also considering whether to continue keeping its doors open to the public. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

No funding for Primary Care Networks from South Okanagan Similkameen Hospital District

The $1.4 million was part of Interior Health’s annual budget request

Four staff members at the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen were self-isolating on March 19. The regional district is also considering whether to continue keeping its doors open to the public. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The regional district’s Penticton offices. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Building and bylaw service up in 2020 for RDOS

More complaints were resolved and building permits issued in 2020 than 2019

The regional district’s Penticton offices. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)

Second town hall for Sickle Point on Jan. 27

The first town hall was cut short due to technical issues

Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)