Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

The Siberian elm is an invasive plant. In Manitou Park in Naramata, crews are working to remove these trees and plant native species instead (File photo)

Crews remove Siberian elms from Naramata park

Invasive plant identified as a problem in region

The Siberian elm is an invasive plant. In Manitou Park in Naramata, crews are working to remove these trees and plant native species instead (File photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is looking to provide food waste collection and composting programs in the region. (Contributed photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen applies for grants for food waste composting projects

Work includes creating facilities and implementing curbside collection of residential food wastes

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is looking to provide food waste collection and composting programs in the region. (Contributed photo)
The South Skaha Place project provides 26 units of affordable housing for independent seniors in Okanagan Falls. Residents of Okanagan Falls are asking for a study about the costs and benefits of incorporating the small community south of Penticton. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan Falls residents ask for incorporation study

Community south of Penticton has looked at incorporation in the past

The South Skaha Place project provides 26 units of affordable housing for independent seniors in Okanagan Falls. Residents of Okanagan Falls are asking for a study about the costs and benefits of incorporating the small community south of Penticton. (Submitted photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is honouring volunteers for International Volunteer Day on Dec. 5 (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen honouring volunteers

International Volunteer Day is Dec. 5

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is honouring volunteers for International Volunteer Day on Dec. 5 (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for funding for upgrades to the Naramata Museum. (Google Maps)

Funding sought for Naramata Museum upgrades

Improvements would allow facility to open its doors year-round

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for funding for upgrades to the Naramata Museum. (Google Maps)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is working to create an official community plan for Electoral Area G, which includes Hedley, Olalla and the rural area around Keremeos. (Black Press file photo)

Committee members sought for Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen OCP committee

Electoral Area G includes Hedley, Olalla and rural area around Keremeos

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is working to create an official community plan for Electoral Area G, which includes Hedley, Olalla and the rural area around Keremeos. (Black Press file photo)
Waste composition sorters examine garbage at the Campbell Mountain Landfill near Penticton. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is conducting a study of residential and commercial waste to help staff understand the types of waste coming to the landfill. (Contributed)
Waste composition sorters examine garbage at the Campbell Mountain Landfill near Penticton. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is conducting a study of residential and commercial waste to help staff understand the types of waste coming to the landfill. (Contributed)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is holding budget workshops. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen holds budget workshops

Directors discussing 2021 budget for regional district

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is holding budget workshops. (Contributed)
Karla Kozakevich, right, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen chief administrative officer Bill Newell and Doug Holmes were among those present at the regional district’s inaugural meeting on Nov. 5. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Karla Kozakevich, right, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen chief administrative officer Bill Newell and Doug Holmes were among those present at the regional district’s inaugural meeting on Nov. 5. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is planning to implement transit service in the West Bench area in September, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Regional district to bring transit service to West Bench in 2021

Residents of area near Penticton will be consulted before plans are finalized

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is planning to implement transit service in the West Bench area in September, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is conducting a citizen survey. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen survey to conclude Nov. 1

2020 Citizen Survey results used to evaluate services

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is conducting a citizen survey. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for funding for water system upgrades. (Kim Sievers - Wikimedia Commons photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkmaeen applies for grants for water upgrades

Project funding sought for Naramata and Sun Valley water systems

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for funding for water system upgrades. (Kim Sievers - Wikimedia Commons photo)
The contract has been awarded for a new washroom and septic system in Manitou Park in Naramata. (Google Maps photo)

Contract awarded for washroom facility in Naramata park

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen approves work for facility

The contract has been awarded for a new washroom and septic system in Manitou Park in Naramata. (Google Maps photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for funding for improvements to the Keremeos Community Pool. (File photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen applying for grants for Keremeos and Kaleden

Projects would provide upgrades for pool in Keremeos and hotel structure in Kaleden

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for funding for improvements to the Keremeos Community Pool. (File photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen offices. (Black Press File)

New bylaw makes it easier to apply for burning permit in South Okanagan and Similkameen

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen board adopted the new bylaw in September

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen offices. (Black Press File)
Summerland mayor Toni Boot and Oliver councillor Petra Veintimilla are both running in the Oct. 24 provincial election. The two have taken different approaches to their local government roles during the campaign period. (Contributed)

Two Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen directors to run in B.C. election

Summerland mayor Toni Boot and Oliver councillor Petra Veintimilla have both filed nomination papers

Summerland mayor Toni Boot and Oliver councillor Petra Veintimilla are both running in the Oct. 24 provincial election. The two have taken different approaches to their local government roles during the campaign period. (Contributed)
The RDOS wants feedback today Wednesday, Sept. 30, on a proposed organics composting facility at Campbell Mountain. (Contributed photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen seeks input about proposed composting facility

Organics composting facility proposed for Campbell Mountain Landfill

The RDOS wants feedback today Wednesday, Sept. 30, on a proposed organics composting facility at Campbell Mountain. (Contributed photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has made some changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but these have been less pronounced than those made by municipalities in the South Okanagan and Similkameen. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen holding steady despite COVID-19 pandemic

Virtual meetings continue, but office and staff remain busy

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has made some changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but these have been less pronounced than those made by municipalities in the South Okanagan and Similkameen. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has identified the site for an organics facility. (RDOS photo)

Land purchase considered for organics facility in South Okanagan

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has identified 32-hectare site

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has identified the site for an organics facility. (RDOS photo)
Andrew Reeder, left, manager of operations at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, Michelle Weisheit, chair of the Willowbrook Water Advisory Committee and Rick Knodel, director for Electoral Area C show the recently installed chlorinator and chlorine tank at the Willowbrook pump station. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen lifts boil water advisory for Willowbrook

Chlorinator and chlorine tank have been installed at Willowbrook pump station

Andrew Reeder, left, manager of operations at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, Michelle Weisheit, chair of the Willowbrook Water Advisory Committee and Rick Knodel, director for Electoral Area C show the recently installed chlorinator and chlorine tank at the Willowbrook pump station. (Contributed)