Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is once again considering incorporation of the community of Okanagan Falls. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Regional district once again looks into incorporating Okanagan Falls

Interest in incorporatin community south of Penticton have been ongoing for three decades

 

BC Wildfire Service announced on Thursday, Nov. 17, that they will burn around 100 piles of wood debris, five kilometres east of Naramata. (Photo- BCWS/Twitter)

Expect to see smoke as BC Wildfire Service plans controlled burns near Naramata

Around 100 piles of wood debris will be burned from November to March

 

(Artem_Apukhtin/Pixabay photo)

Open burning season back in effect for the Okanagan-Similkameen

Season in effect until April 15, 2023, in the five RDOS-protected fire areas

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is fixing a flooded pedestrian path on Osoyoos Lake, in the 1800 block of 45th Street. (Photo- RDOS)

Project underway to fix flooded pedestrian path on Osoyoos Lake 4 years after damage

Floodwaters in 2018 overtopped the road and pathway just south of Osoyoos

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is fixing a flooded pedestrian path on Osoyoos Lake, in the 1800 block of 45th Street. (Photo- RDOS)
Open burning has been postponed within five fire protection areas within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Black Press file photo)
Open burning has been postponed within five fire protection areas within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Black Press file photo)
(Black Press File)

Open burning season in effect for the South Okanagan-Similkameen

Fire chiefs may choose to delay the start of the season, amid the drier than normal conditions

(Black Press File)
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen directors and representatives accept the 2022 Community Excellence in Governance awards at the UBCM convention in Whistler. (Photo- Scott McAlpine)

Regional district wins provincial award in Whistler for ‘first of its kind’ policy

Representatives from the RDOS were presented with a community excellence award last week

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen directors and representatives accept the 2022 Community Excellence in Governance awards at the UBCM convention in Whistler. (Photo- Scott McAlpine)
The RDOS office was built in 1984. Black Press file photo

Regional district closing all facilities next week to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

All RDOS facilities, offices and rec. centres will be closed Monday, Sept. 19

The RDOS office was built in 1984. Black Press file photo
A curious bear visits a back yard in Summerland. During the fall, hungry bears preparing for winter are searching for food sources. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)

Precautions urged as bears in South Okanagan and Similkameen prepare for winter

Hungry black bears now consuming up to 20,000 calories a day

A curious bear visits a back yard in Summerland. During the fall, hungry bears preparing for winter are searching for food sources. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)
The RDOS has worked with Native Plant Solutions to create a wetland next to the local wastewater treatment plant as an additional natural purification step. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)

New wetland to help further purify water from Okanagan Falls treatment plant

The wetland has already cut down the amount of nitrogen and phosphorous entering the river

The RDOS has worked with Native Plant Solutions to create a wetland next to the local wastewater treatment plant as an additional natural purification step. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)
The RDOS is hosting a 2022 local election discussion for potential electoral director candidates on Aug. 30 in Penticton. (Photo- Facebook, RDOS)

Want to be a regional director in the Okanagan Similkameen?

Anyone considering running this fall is invited to an info session Aug. 30

The RDOS is hosting a 2022 local election discussion for potential electoral director candidates on Aug. 30 in Penticton. (Photo- Facebook, RDOS)
Voters will choose representatives for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board at the general election in October. (Black Press file photo)
Voters will choose representatives for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board at the general election in October. (Black Press file photo)
The advice is to drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. (File photo)

Heat warning in effect for Central and South Okanagan

Daytime temperatures are expected to reach 35 C to 40 C, while overnight lows will be near 18 C

The advice is to drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. (File photo)
(Photo- Pacific Economic Development Canada)

Princeton gets $750k in funding to revitalize downtown core

Federal government commits investment to town’s tourism sector

(Photo- Pacific Economic Development Canada)
Flames from a vehicle fire on Highway 3 spread up hill. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Flames from vehicle fire quickly spread off Highway 3 east of Keremeos

There is a detour available via Highway 3A, but a variable speed corridor is in effect

Flames from a vehicle fire on Highway 3 spread up hill. (Facebook)
Vaseux Lake is ready for use again thanks to the return of a milfoil harvester for the first time in 30 years. (Photo- Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association)

South Okanagan lake ready for easy use again after 30 years

Milfoil harvesting will resume at Vaseux Lake, south of Okanagan Falls

Vaseux Lake is ready for use again thanks to the return of a milfoil harvester for the first time in 30 years. (Photo- Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association)
Penticton RCMP responded to reports of shots fired in Okanagan Falls Saturday, Aug. 6, and found a woman suffering from serious injuries. A man was taken into custody without incident. (file photo)

RCMP investigate Okanagan Falls shooting

Woman found suffering from serious injuries Saturday, Aug. 6; man taken into custody without incident

Penticton RCMP responded to reports of shots fired in Okanagan Falls Saturday, Aug. 6, and found a woman suffering from serious injuries. A man was taken into custody without incident. (file photo)
Bob McAtamney has been recognized by the RDOS as the volunteer of the month for July. (Photo- RDOS)

‘Spirited volunteer’ from Similkameen recognized for 15 years of community work

Bob McAtamney was instrumental in the creation of the disc golf course in Keremeos

Bob McAtamney has been recognized by the RDOS as the volunteer of the month for July. (Photo- RDOS)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received numerous subdivision applications for the area served by the Meadow Valley Aquifer and the Faulder Community Water Service. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Water supply concerns remain for Meadow Valley

Aquifer study referred back to Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen staff

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received numerous subdivision applications for the area served by the Meadow Valley Aquifer and the Faulder Community Water Service. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)
Voters will elect electoral area directors to the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board in October. (Black Press file photo)
Voters will elect electoral area directors to the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board in October. (Black Press file photo)