Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

The Oliver Fire Department is planning a 100-year birthday celebration on July 9. (Oliver Fire)

100-year birthday bash planned for Oliver Fire Department this summer

Canadian country music group Tanner Olsen Band will headline the festivities

 

The contract at the Okanagan Falls landfill has been renewed for another five-year term. (Photo courtesy of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)

Landfill contract in Okanagan Falls renewed

Wildstone Environmental Ltd. has had its contract extended for another five years

 

Four properties have been added to the Naramata Fire Service Area. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Properties added to Naramata Fire Service Area

Expansion affects Kettle Ridge subdvision near Penticton

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is asking Naramata residents for help in shaping their community (Electoral E) through a community survey. (Photo: RDOS)

Help create a community vision for Naramata through survey completion: Regional district

The region’s community survey closes at midnight on Sunday, May 8

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is asking Naramata residents for help in shaping their community (Electoral E) through a community survey. (Photo: RDOS)
The Ministry of Transportation did not receive any bids from contractors to work on previously planned safety improvements to the intersection of Highway 97 and 3A. (Photo: Facebook)

Safety improvements to dangerous Highway 97 and 3A intersection near Penticton delayed

The Ministry of Transportation didn’t receive any bids from contractors for the project

The Ministry of Transportation did not receive any bids from contractors to work on previously planned safety improvements to the intersection of Highway 97 and 3A. (Photo: Facebook)
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Summerland sees increase in property crimes

Thefts and mischief to property show increase, but fewer assaults reported

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Naramata sees reduction in property crime figures

Eight incidents of property crimes reported in rural community in first quarter of 2022

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Keremeos police figures remain steady, despite challenging conditions

Officer was stabbed during mental health check in early April

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Policing calls increase in Osoyoos

Statistics from first quarter of 2022 show 16% increase in calls for service

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Violent crime increases in Oliver

South Okanagan community sees dramatic increases in assaults and domestic violence

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is urging people to prepare ahead of time before potential disasters prompt evacuation orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

‘Take the steps now’: Regional district issues emergency-preparation reminder

‘Identify where you and your family could stay if an evacuation order is issued,’ says the RDOS

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is urging people to prepare ahead of time before potential disasters prompt evacuation orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
An abandoned Oliver home was destroyed by a fire overnight on April 30. (Photo: Oliver and Area Community Hub Page, Facebook)

Vacant home destroyed in Oliver fire, deemed suspicious

The blaze occurred just after midnight on Saturday, April 30

An abandoned Oliver home was destroyed by a fire overnight on April 30. (Photo: Oliver and Area Community Hub Page, Facebook)
Flood damage in the town of Princeton caused by the atmospheric river rainfall in November 2020 across southern B.C. (File photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen conducting flooding survey

Survey will examine responses to November atmospheric river flooding

Flood damage in the town of Princeton caused by the atmospheric river rainfall in November 2020 across southern B.C. (File photo)
Jesse Wente, keynote speaker at the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) AGM and Conference in Salmon Arm April 26-29, poses for a photograph in Toronto in 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Wildfires, climate change, lessons, successes featured at Salmon Arm conference

200 delegates and guests expected in the Shuswap for Southern Interior local government gathering

Jesse Wente, keynote speaker at the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) AGM and Conference in Salmon Arm April 26-29, poses for a photograph in Toronto in 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
A site has been identified for the Apex Fire and Rescue Service hall. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Crown land identified for Apex Mountain fire hall

Apex Fire and Rescue Service was established through referendum in 2020

A site has been identified for the Apex Fire and Rescue Service hall. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)
Borrowing of up to $110,000 was approved for the purchase of a new ice resurfacer for the Osoyoos Sun Bowl Arena. (Black Press file photo)

Borrowing approved for ice resurfacer at Osoyoos arena

Cost of equipment estimated at $170,000 with $110,000 in borrowing needed

Borrowing of up to $110,000 was approved for the purchase of a new ice resurfacer for the Osoyoos Sun Bowl Arena. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is hosting pitch-in events from April 20 to 23, coinciding with Earth Day. Community gatherings that involve cleaning green spaces and properly disposing of waste are included in the initiatives. (Photo: RDOS Communications)

Volunteers shine during Earth Day ‘pitch-in’ projects across the South Okanagan

The regional district is hosting community clean-up events from April 20 to 23

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is hosting pitch-in events from April 20 to 23, coinciding with Earth Day. Community gatherings that involve cleaning green spaces and properly disposing of waste are included in the initiatives. (Photo: RDOS Communications)
The Naramata Fire Department is seeking to purchase a water tender at a cost of up to $325,000. Earlier in April, 2022, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen approved the purchase of a bush truck for this fire department. (Black Press file photo)

Water truck purchase approved for Naramata Fire Department

Fire department is also purchasing a second fire truck

The Naramata Fire Department is seeking to purchase a water tender at a cost of up to $325,000. Earlier in April, 2022, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen approved the purchase of a bush truck for this fire department. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen changes funding for mosquito control

Public response now sought on funding bylaw

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has introduced new resources for small businesses, apartment buildings and event hosts to manage recycling efforts. (Photo: City of Penticton)

Earth Day: Recycling helps save you money: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

‘Less waste benefits us all and can help improve your bottom line,’ the regional district says

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has introduced new resources for small businesses, apartment buildings and event hosts to manage recycling efforts. (Photo: City of Penticton)