Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will speed up the process for hospitality businesses looking to set up patios during the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Under the most recent restrictions, indoor dining is prohibited, but patio dining is allowed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen speeds up patio permit approval

Initiative to help hospitality businesses affected by latest COVID-19 restrictions

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold an electronic town hall meeting to discuss an expansion to the Kaleden sewer system. (Black Press file photo)

Electronic town hall meeting planned for Kaleden sewer expansion

Event will be held on evening of April 13

 

The contract has been awarded for a wheelchair accessible pathway in Manitou Park in Naramata. (Google Maps photo)

Wheelchair-accessible path coming to Naramata’s Manitou Park

The pathway will provide improved access to park amenities for all users

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has signed a one-year agreement for 911 service. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen renews 911 service contract

One-year agreement supported, with negotiations underway for a further five-year contract

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has signed a one-year agreement for 911 service. (Contributed)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has amended its landfill regulatory bylaw. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen amends landfill bylaw

New document affects Campbell Mountain, Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Keremeos facilities

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has amended its landfill regulatory bylaw. (Contributed)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will support non-expiring dog tags in most of its areas. The tags allow for licence renewal without replacing the physical tags. (Contributed)

Non-expiring dog tags supported by Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Licences can now be renewed without physically replacing tags

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will support non-expiring dog tags in most of its areas. The tags allow for licence renewal without replacing the physical tags. (Contributed)
The Apex Fire Brigade, and other volunteer departments who have supported them, stand in front of the new engine that was donated to the Apex brigade. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Voters decide whether Apex gets a full fire department on Saturday

Voting will be held March 27, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Apex Fire Brigade, and other volunteer departments who have supported them, stand in front of the new engine that was donated to the Apex brigade. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is increasing its fees for bilding permits. The new fees take effect April 1, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen increases building permit fees

New rates will take effect April 1, 2021

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is increasing its fees for bilding permits. The new fees take effect April 1, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
A proposed development at Twin Lakes southwest of Penticton has received third reading at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board meeting on March 18. (Google Maps image)

Twin Lakes development passes third reading

Proposal for the area near the Twin Lakes Golf Course would see 36 units built in the first phase

A proposed development at Twin Lakes southwest of Penticton has received third reading at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board meeting on March 18. (Google Maps image)
The RDOS has begun gathering feedback on what the communities in Area G want to see in their first Official Community Plan. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review File)

Work begins on first official community plan for RDOS Area G

Residents in rural Keremeos, Olalla, and Hedley are being asked to provide feedback

The RDOS has begun gathering feedback on what the communities in Area G want to see in their first Official Community Plan. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review File)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for grant funding for emergency support services. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for grant funding for emergency support services. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has adopted its 2021 financial plan. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has adopted its 2021 financial plan. (Black Press file photo)
The Willowbrook Fire Department building will have security cameras installed, in an attempt to deter attempted thefts and vandalism. (submitted)

Security cameras to be installed at Willowbrook Fire Department

Cost of security measures estimated at $4,000 to $5,500

The Willowbrook Fire Department building will have security cameras installed, in an attempt to deter attempted thefts and vandalism. (submitted)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has bylaws in place for pets and their people. (Submitted)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has bylaws in place for pets and their people. (Submitted)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is offering home compost bins at reduced prices until March 25. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen offers compost bins at wholesale costs

Pricing offer at participating stores in place until March 25

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is offering home compost bins at reduced prices until March 25. (Contributed)
The regional district is continuing to operate with limited access to its system as a result of the attempted attack.

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen financial plan passes second reading

Budget shows increase of 1.6 per cent over 2020

The regional district is continuing to operate with limited access to its system as a result of the attempted attack.
The Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District has approved a budget of of $16,119,286 for this year. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Levy for Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District to increase by 51 cents

No requisition increase in this year’s budget

The Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District has approved a budget of of $16,119,286 for this year. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Repairs are planned for the Keremeos Community Pool. The work is expected to be completed by the time the pool is scheduled to open this spring. (File photo)

Repairs approved for Similkameen Pool

New liner will be installed at aging swimming pool in Keremeos

Repairs are planned for the Keremeos Community Pool. The work is expected to be completed by the time the pool is scheduled to open this spring. (File photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has implemented extended hours at four landfills, beginning March 1, 2020. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen extends landfill hours

Summer hours at four facility take effect March 1, 2021.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has implemented extended hours at four landfills, beginning March 1, 2020. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)
Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)

Regional district seeks ministry approval before raising Kaleden recreational tax

The RDOS is in discussions on whether they will need to formally seek approval from residents

Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)