Tara Bowie

Wage increase to keep RDOS competitive

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

Karla Kozakevich is the chair of the Regional District of Okanagan -Similkameen.

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.

Karla Kozakevich is the chair of the Regional District of Okanagan -Similkameen.
Hemi happy at Christmas.

Keremeos dog survives cougar attack

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

Hemi happy at Christmas.
Boundary Similkameen MLA Linda Larson.

MLA Larson speaks about rural education funding, the fentanyl crisis

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

Boundary Similkameen MLA Linda Larson.
South Okanagan grasslands at Chopaka.

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.

South Okanagan grasslands at Chopaka.
A provincial addictions rehabilitation centre

Addictions rehabilitation centre re-opening delayed

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

A provincial addictions rehabilitation centre
Penticton firefighters on Skaha Lake during a marine rescue in the summer.

Penticton rescue boat funding denied by RDOS

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

Penticton firefighters on Skaha Lake during a marine rescue in the summer.
RDOS

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.

RDOS
Marine rescue needs funding or no coverage on Okanagan

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.

Marine rescue needs funding or no coverage on Okanagan
Karla Kozakevich

New chairperson to lead the regional district

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

Karla Kozakevich
A parent wrote a letter to the Okanagan Regional Library urging them to reconsider allowing corporate marketing to be used in children’s programing.

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.

A parent wrote a letter to the Okanagan Regional Library urging them to reconsider allowing corporate marketing to be used in children’s programing.
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

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.

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
Penticton RCMP files

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

Penticton RCMP files

Region trashes provincial landfill regulation

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

Riverbed camping ban gets support

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

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.

Preliminary service work is underway on the grounds of Penticton Regional Hospital in preparation for the construction of the new patient care tower. The hospital district recently agreed to borrow over $100 million for the project.

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.

Preliminary service work is underway on the grounds of Penticton Regional Hospital in preparation for the construction of the new patient care tower. The hospital district recently agreed to borrow over $100 million for the project.
CLUSTERS OF QUAGGA and zebra mussels have been found on at least eight boats entering the Okanagan and officials are concerned some are being missed.

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.

CLUSTERS OF QUAGGA and zebra mussels have been found on at least eight boats entering the Okanagan and officials are concerned some are being missed.

Conservation fund inching closer for regional district

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

News from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

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.

News from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.