Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has adopted its 2021 financial plan. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has adopted its 2021 financial plan. (Black Press file photo)
The Willowbrook Fire Department building will have security cameras installed, in an attempt to deter attempted thefts and vandalism. (submitted)

Security cameras to be installed at Willowbrook Fire Department

Cost of security measures estimated at $4,000 to $5,500

The Willowbrook Fire Department building will have security cameras installed, in an attempt to deter attempted thefts and vandalism. (submitted)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has bylaws in place for pets and their people. (Submitted)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has bylaws in place for pets and their people. (Submitted)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is offering home compost bins at reduced prices until March 25. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen offers compost bins at wholesale costs

Pricing offer at participating stores in place until March 25

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is offering home compost bins at reduced prices until March 25. (Contributed)
The regional district is continuing to operate with limited access to its system as a result of the attempted attack.

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen financial plan passes second reading

Budget shows increase of 1.6 per cent over 2020

The regional district is continuing to operate with limited access to its system as a result of the attempted attack.
The Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District has approved a budget of of $16,119,286 for this year. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Levy for Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District to increase by 51 cents

No requisition increase in this year’s budget

The Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District has approved a budget of of $16,119,286 for this year. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Repairs are planned for the Keremeos Community Pool. The work is expected to be completed by the time the pool is scheduled to open this spring. (File photo)

Repairs approved for Similkameen Pool

New liner will be installed at aging swimming pool in Keremeos

Repairs are planned for the Keremeos Community Pool. The work is expected to be completed by the time the pool is scheduled to open this spring. (File photo)
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.

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

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

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)
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)