Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

Upgrades will be completed on a portion of the Kettle Valley Railway trail north of Penticton. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)

Contract awarded for improvements to trail near Penticton

Portion of Kettle Valley Railway trail will receive upgrades

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has awarded a three-year contract for landfill concrete crushing services. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Campbell Mountain and Okanagan Falls landfills to start concrete crushing

The RDOS awarded the contract to Ok Excavating

 

The Primary Urgent Care Centre on Martin Street officially opened on March 31, 2021. (Brennan Phillips)

Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District reverses funding decision on care centre

Approval now granted to fund $1 million for Urgent and Primary Care Centre in Penticton

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is seeking input into its Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen listening for input on parks plan with sounding boards

Feedback opportunities available for comments on Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is seeking input into its Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)
Construction is now complete at the South Skaha Place project that will provide 26 units of affordable housing for independent seniors in Okanagan Falls. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan Falls incorporation concept under consideration

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will form committee and study incorporating community

Construction is now complete at the South Skaha Place project that will provide 26 units of affordable housing for independent seniors in Okanagan Falls. (Submitted photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received a grant of $25,000 from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. The funding will be used to improve source water protection within the regional district. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen receives grant for water protection

Grant of $25,000 will help improve source water protection

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received a grant of $25,000 from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. The funding will be used to improve source water protection within the regional district. (Black Press file photo)
The Urgent and Primary Care Centre on Martin Street has officially opened today, March 31, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - File)

Funding denied for Penticton primary care facility

Urgent and Primary Care Centre designated a hospital, but request for $1M in funding denied

The Urgent and Primary Care Centre on Martin Street has officially opened today, March 31, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - File)
The contract has been awarded for an upgrade at the Okanagan Falls Wastewater Treamtent Plant. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Funding awarded for Okanagan Falls wastewater plant

Upgrade work will improve management of sluge

The contract has been awarded for an upgrade at the Okanagan Falls Wastewater Treamtent Plant. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the city of Penticton will revisit an agreement about septic wastes. (Contributed)

South Okanagan septic waste agreement modified

Agreement between Penticton and Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen dates to 2006

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the city of Penticton will revisit an agreement about septic wastes. (Contributed)
Campfires are allowed within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, but open burning season comes to an end April 15 at midnight. (Black Press file photo)

Open burning season ends in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Campfires are permitted, following provincial guidelines

Campfires are allowed within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, but open burning season comes to an end April 15 at midnight. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is seeking input for parks master plan. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen seeks input about parks

Community and resident feedback will be used for Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is seeking input for parks master plan. (Contributed)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will speed up the process for hospitality businesses looking to set up patios during the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Under the most recent restrictions, indoor dining is prohibited, but patio dining is allowed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen speeds up patio permit approval

Initiative to help hospitality businesses affected by latest COVID-19 restrictions

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will speed up the process for hospitality businesses looking to set up patios during the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Under the most recent restrictions, indoor dining is prohibited, but patio dining is allowed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold an electronic town hall meeting to discuss an expansion to the Kaleden sewer system. (Black Press file photo)

Electronic town hall meeting planned for Kaleden sewer expansion

Event will be held on evening of April 13

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold an electronic town hall meeting to discuss an expansion to the Kaleden sewer system. (Black Press file photo)
The contract has been awarded for a wheelchair accessible pathway in Manitou Park in Naramata. (Google Maps photo)

Wheelchair-accessible path coming to Naramata’s Manitou Park

The pathway will provide improved access to park amenities for all users

The contract has been awarded for a wheelchair accessible pathway in Manitou Park in Naramata. (Google Maps photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has signed a one-year agreement for 911 service. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen renews 911 service contract

One-year agreement supported, with negotiations underway for a further five-year contract

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has signed a one-year agreement for 911 service. (Contributed)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has amended its landfill regulatory bylaw. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen amends landfill bylaw

New document affects Campbell Mountain, Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Keremeos facilities

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has amended its landfill regulatory bylaw. (Contributed)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will support non-expiring dog tags in most of its areas. The tags allow for licence renewal without replacing the physical tags. (Contributed)

Non-expiring dog tags supported by Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Licences can now be renewed without physically replacing tags

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will support non-expiring dog tags in most of its areas. The tags allow for licence renewal without replacing the physical tags. (Contributed)
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)

Voters decide whether Apex gets a full fire department on Saturday

Voting will be held March 27, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is increasing its fees for bilding permits. The new fees take effect April 1, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen increases building permit fees

New rates will take effect April 1, 2021

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is increasing its fees for bilding permits. The new fees take effect April 1, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
A proposed development at Twin Lakes southwest of Penticton has received third reading at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board meeting on March 18. (Google Maps image)

Twin Lakes development passes third reading

Proposal for the area near the Twin Lakes Golf Course would see 36 units built in the first phase

A proposed development at Twin Lakes southwest of Penticton has received third reading at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board meeting on March 18. (Google Maps image)