Tara Bowie

posted 35 stories to Penticton Western News.
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Wage increase to keep RDOS competitive

To be competitive some senior management positions have to go up at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

  • Feb 2nd, 2017 4:00pm

Conservation fund a big move for regional government

Kozakevich said a decision near the end of the year was one of the biggest accomplishments for the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen.

  • Jan 25th, 2017 5:00am

Keremeos dog survives cougar attack

A 14-year-old dog tangles with cougar and lives near Keremeos.

  • Jan 18th, 2017 1:00pm

MLA Larson speaks about rural education funding, the fentanyl crisis

Keremeos Review editor conducted a question and answer with MLA Linda Larson.

  • Dec 28th, 2016 8:00pm

South Okanagan national park update from MLA Larson

A report detailing the province’s efforts to establish conservation areas and parks in the South Okanagan and Similkameen coming.

  • Dec 28th, 2016 1:00pm

Addictions rehabilitation centre re-opening delayed

The facility formerly known as The Crossing was slated to open in January.

  • Dec 10th, 2016 8:00pm

Penticton rescue boat funding denied by RDOS

Directors were cutthroat during budget deliberations last week, cutting funding in grant-in-aid among other requests.

  • Dec 7th, 2016 11:00am

Taxes on the rise in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

It’s starting to become clear that taxes are on the rise for many property owners spanning the region’s different service areas.

  • Dec 7th, 2016 9:00am

Marine rescue needs funding or no coverage on Okanagan

Penticton fire chief Larry Watkinson delivered an impassioned presentation to the board of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

  • Nov 18th, 2016 10:00am

New chairperson to lead the regional district

There’s a new face heading the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen,

  • Nov 11th, 2016 7:00pm

Parent doesn’t want Okanagan library clowning around

At least one local parent isn’t clowning around with the idea of fast food corporations sponsoring children’s reading programs.

  • Oct 29th, 2016 5:00pm

Okanagan Falls district could split up

Veteran politician and current Area D director Tom Siddon threw his complete support behind the idea of creating a new electoral area.

  • Oct 6th, 2016 8:00am

New 911 service in Okanagan-Similkameen allows texts

New service rolling out on Sept. 21 that will allow people to text 911 in the Okanagan-Similkameen

  • Sep 17th, 2016 10:00am

Region trashes provincial landfill regulation

Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District directors are pushing back on provincial landfill regulations.

  • Sep 11th, 2016 10:00am

Riverbed camping ban gets support

A Keremeos driven resolution to ban camping on active riverbeds received full support from RDOS directors

  • Aug 6th, 2016 5:00pm

RCMP want to hire two officers to assist with Okanagan jail workload

The case for new officers will be considered with others throughout the province during the provincial RCMP budget process.

  • Jul 29th, 2016 7:00pm

Money borrowed for Penticton hospital construction

From the ceremonial sod-turning photo almost two weeks ago, to the less glamourous but all important debt agreement.

  • Jul 28th, 2016 8:00pm

Okanagan directors flexing their political muscles

Directors at the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen are using their political muscles to support a resolution on invasive mussels.

  • Jul 15th, 2016 8:00am

Conservation fund inching closer for regional district

Everyone’s in the conservation ring except Osoyoos and the Similkameen.

  • Jul 14th, 2016 9:00am

Twin Lakes development on to the next round

Included in the first phase is the construction of 50 townhouses with a long-term plan to build over 200 homes in multiple phases.

  • Jul 13th, 2016 5:00am