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.

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.

Keremeos dog survives cougar attack

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

MLA Larson speaks about rural education funding, the fentanyl crisis

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

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.

Addictions rehabilitation centre re-opening delayed

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

Penticton rescue boat funding denied by RDOS

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

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.

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.

New chairperson to lead the regional district

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Conservation fund inching closer for regional district

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