New role in Okanagan Falls

Shona Schleppe is taking over the new rural services manager position in Area “D” as of Sept. 2.

The diverse and expansive Electoral Area “D” is taking steps towards the future with a new administrative position appointed and a consultant firm hired to look at governance models for the years ahead.

Shona Schleppe is taking over the new rural services manager position in Area “D” as of Sept. 2.

Her role will be to oversee all aspects of Area “D” initiatives including the governance study, the downtown revitalization in Okanagan Falls, housing issues as well as a number of issues with highway access in the area. Schleppe will also play an oversight role with recreation programs.

John Powell, former economic development co-ordinator in Okanagan Falls, is now working at a different position within the RDOS.

The appointment of Schleppe, who is coming from Alberta, to the new role is coincidental, Woods said.

 

Just Posted

Nature Wise: Thoughts in parting

Bob Handfield passes Nature Wise column on

Bob Ross is coming to Penticton in 2020

32 of the late painter and TV celebrity’s works will be on display at the Penticton Art Gallery

Princess Maggie presents Children’s Winter Carnival on Dec. 14

The Leadership class is hosting the event from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Police plan forum in Hedley to address resident concerns

Princeton RCMP will hold a meeting in Hedley this month, to address… Continue reading

Interior Health finds Penticton’s fatal overdose rate ‘concerning’

The rate has been consistenly increasing since 2015

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

UBCO daycare services slated for major improvements

More families will have access to high-quality child care services at UBCO

Upgrades approved for Olalla Water System

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen to spend up to $225,000 for upgrades

Noxious odour detected at Summerland Health Centre

Staff felt nauseous following incident on morning of Dec. 5

Okanagan Glee club sells out Bohemian Rhapsody

Vernon Community Music School shows at Powerhouse Theatre this weekend

Second warning on romaine lettuce from California region as another E. coli case reported

Two cases of E. coli have been reported in relation to the illness in the U.S.

Upgrades approved for Oliver and Keremeos landfill sites

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen approves $300,000 expense

Secwepemc knowledge-keeper’s contributions recognized by Province of B.C.

Louis Thomas one of 18 people to receive B.C.’s Medal of Good Citizenship

Six B.C. municipalities accepted as interveners in Supreme Court of Canada carbon-pricing case

Victoria, Vancouver, Squamish, Richmond, Nelson and Rossland have intervener status

Most Read