Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has given first reading to its 2021 budget. (RDOS image)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen budget to rise by 2.8 per cent

Impact of budget increase will not be the same in all communities or electoral areas

 

Four staff members at the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen were self-isolating on March 19. The regional district is also considering whether to continue keeping its doors open to the public. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

No funding for Primary Care Networks from South Okanagan Similkameen Hospital District

The $1.4 million was part of Interior Health’s annual budget request

 

The regional district’s Penticton offices. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Building and bylaw service up in 2020 for RDOS

More complaints were resolved and building permits issued in 2020 than 2019

 

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

Second town hall for Sickle Point on Jan. 27

The first town hall was cut short due to technical issues

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

Technical issues leave some Sickle Point Questions unanswered

RDOS staff were on hand to answer what questions they could about the proposed $2.5 million purchase

Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)
Sickle Point as seen from the air along the Skaha Lake waterfront. (David Mai/Kaleden Community Association photo)

RDOS has an accepted offer of $2.5M for Sickle Point

New info: You must bring in or mail the signed original copies of the opposition forms

Sickle Point as seen from the air along the Skaha Lake waterfront. (David Mai/Kaleden Community Association photo)
Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)

Virtual townhall on Sickle Point goes Jan. 13

RDOS staff will answer questions on the alternative approval process and potential financial impacts

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

RDOS seeking alternate approval of loan to purchase Sickle Point

The RDOS needs approval to borrow up to $3.5 million

Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is operating out of a building constructed in 1981. The building is now considered too small to meet the regional district’s present needs. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen examines sharing building with City of Penticton

RDOS building and City Hall are old and too small for present needs

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is operating out of a building constructed in 1981. The building is now considered too small to meet the regional district’s present needs. (Black Press file photo)
Give your old Christmas tree a second life. (Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)

How to recycle your trees in the South Okanagan and Similkameen after the holidays

Communities throughout region have collection and composting services available

Give your old Christmas tree a second life. (Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen office in Penticton will be closed during the holiday season. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen offices to close over holiday season

Holiday schedule also affects landfill and garbage collection services

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen office in Penticton will be closed during the holiday season. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received money through the COVID-19 Safe Restart Funds. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen lays out COVID-19 funding

Regional district has received $773,000 from the COVID-19 Safe Restart Funds

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received money through the COVID-19 Safe Restart Funds. (Black Press file photo)
Garbage collection in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will be adjusted for those areas receiving Friday collection. (Black Press File Photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen adjusts garbage schedule adjusted

Adjustments affect those receiving Friday collection for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Garbage collection in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will be adjusted for those areas receiving Friday collection. (Black Press File Photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is improving its Emergency 911 network within the Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department response district. (Black Press Media files)

Emergency 911 repeater improvements planned for Kaleden

Upgrade will improve service and expand communication zone

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is improving its Emergency 911 network within the Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department response district. (Black Press Media files)
Eight Lombardy poplar trees at Pioneer Park in Kaleden will be removed. (Contributed)

Trees will be removed from Kaleden park

Eight Lombardy poplar trees have damage and present risks to the public

Eight Lombardy poplar trees at Pioneer Park in Kaleden will be removed. (Contributed)
Residents spoke out during a public hearing on a proposed development at the Twin Lakes Golf Course. The hearing was held on the evening of Dec. 7. (Google Maps)

Water concerns raised at public hearing about Twin Lakes development

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to make decision on development at golf course

Residents spoke out during a public hearing on a proposed development at the Twin Lakes Golf Course. The hearing was held on the evening of Dec. 7. (Google Maps)
The Siberian elm is an invasive plant. In Manitou Park in Naramata, crews are working to remove these trees and plant native species instead (File photo)

Crews remove Siberian elms from Naramata park

Invasive plant identified as a problem in region

The Siberian elm is an invasive plant. In Manitou Park in Naramata, crews are working to remove these trees and plant native species instead (File photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is looking to provide food waste collection and composting programs in the region. (Contributed photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen applies for grants for food waste composting projects

Work includes creating facilities and implementing curbside collection of residential food wastes

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is looking to provide food waste collection and composting programs in the region. (Contributed photo)
The South Skaha Place project provides 26 units of affordable housing for independent seniors in Okanagan Falls. Residents of Okanagan Falls are asking for a study about the costs and benefits of incorporating the small community south of Penticton. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan Falls residents ask for incorporation study

Community south of Penticton has looked at incorporation in the past

The South Skaha Place project provides 26 units of affordable housing for independent seniors in Okanagan Falls. Residents of Okanagan Falls are asking for a study about the costs and benefits of incorporating the small community south of Penticton. (Submitted photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is honouring volunteers for International Volunteer Day on Dec. 5 (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen honouring volunteers

International Volunteer Day is Dec. 5

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is honouring volunteers for International Volunteer Day on Dec. 5 (Black Press file photo)