Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

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 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 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)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is continuing to hold virtual meetings. A larger meeting room would be needed before the regional district can bring members of the public to in-person meetings. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen continues with online meetings

Larger venue needed before public can be included in-person at board meetings

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is continuing to hold virtual meetings. A larger meeting room would be needed before the regional district can bring members of the public to in-person meetings. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Tourism is an economic driver within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, as seen in this 2017 photo. This year, the regional district is preparing for Phase Three of the province’s restart plan and the return of tourists to the region. (Photo by John Poon)                                Travel Penticton has a year of challenges trying to spread the word to tourists that the city is “still happening” despite flooding and smoke due to the wildfires. John Poon/ Special to the Western News

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen plans for Phase Three of reopening

Board chair urges visitors to respect provincial directives to slow spread of COVID-19

Tourism is an economic driver within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, as seen in this 2017 photo. This year, the regional district is preparing for Phase Three of the province’s restart plan and the return of tourists to the region. (Photo by John Poon)                                Travel Penticton has a year of challenges trying to spread the word to tourists that the city is “still happening” despite flooding and smoke due to the wildfires. John Poon/ Special to the Western News
Rural residents within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen must supply their own containers for recycling after July 1, 2020. (Contributed)
Rural residents within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen must supply their own containers for recycling after July 1, 2020. (Contributed)
Loose Bay Campground near Oliver has been open to seasonal workers since May 1. The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has received funding to help with COVID-19 safety precautions at the campground. (Anne Benn - Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)

Funding provided for COVID-19 precautions at Loose Bay Campground

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen receives $60,000 for efforts at campground near Oliver

Loose Bay Campground near Oliver has been open to seasonal workers since May 1. The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has received funding to help with COVID-19 safety precautions at the campground. (Anne Benn - Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)
An agreement has been signed for the upkeep of the Summerland portion of the Trans Canada Trail. (File image)

Agreement signed for Summerland trail maintenance

Municipality and Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen enter into agreement

An agreement has been signed for the upkeep of the Summerland portion of the Trans Canada Trail. (File image)
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has authorized funding for the installation of a boat dock in Kaleden. (Contributed)

Funds authorized for boat dock in Kaleden

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen approves $60,000 for project

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has authorized funding for the installation of a boat dock in Kaleden. (Contributed)
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has applied to renew the license of occupation over the Naramata Wharf. (Map courtesy of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has applied to renew the license of occupation over the Naramata Wharf. (Map courtesy of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)