Ten-year-old Claira McDermid from Summerland is featured in a new video from the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen. (RDOS - Youtube)

Ten-year-old Claira McDermid from Summerland is featured in a new video from the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen. (RDOS - Youtube)

Summerland 10-year-old stars in Regional District informational video

The video breaks down some of the 156 services the regional district provides

A 10-year-old from Summerland has been featured in a new informational video from the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS).

Claira McDermid is one of the stars of the six-minute video, along with some staff from the RDOS and provides information about its services, taxation, and governance.

The video was conceived as a fun way to share facts and information about some of the key functions of a regional district, including how they provide local government to communities outside larger municipalities.

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“Some residents and property owners may not be aware of the differences between regional districts and municipalities,” said RDOS chair Mark Pendergraft. “This video provides an overview of some of the 156 services provided by the RDOS, which include building inspection and permits, fire protection, trails, and transit.”

Regional districts also represent municipal residents on regional issues such as emergency planning, mosquito control, regional trails and the solid waste management plan.

The RDOS covers a large geographic area from Manning Park to the west, bordering Peachland to the north, Anarchist Mountain to the east, and the United States border to the south. Just under 90,000 people live within the district. That includes residents of the six-member municipalities; Summerland, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos, Keremeos, and Princeton.

The video can be found online at the RDOS YouTube Channel, and for more information about RDOS projects and initiatives, you can check out the RDOS Regional Connections interactive website atrdosregionalconnections.ca.

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