Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

The Regional District of Okananagan-Similkameen has deferred a decision on a proposed housing development for Okanagan Falls. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan Falls development decision deferred

Changes expected to come for proposed housing development

 

Diamonds, a proposed development north of Summerland, would allow 106 residential units overlooking Okanagan Lake. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Development next to Okanagan Lake Provincial Park officially shot down

Diamonds development was proposed for 10 kilometres north of Summerland

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received numerous subdivision applications for the area served by the Meadow Valley Aquifer and the Faulder Community Water Service. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Aquifer information sought for Faulder community plan

Shortage of water and infrastructure issues addressed for community west of Summerland

 

Keremeos landfill. (Submitted)

Landfills moving to reduced hours in Okanagan – Similkameen

This includes landfills in Penticton, Keremeos, Oliver and Okanagan Falls

Keremeos landfill. (Submitted)
West Bench as seen from above Okanagan Lake. (RDOS Facebook)

Findings of West Bench geotechnical survey maps potential hazards and risks

Survey of Greater West Bench will be released in info session Dec. 7

West Bench as seen from above Okanagan Lake. (RDOS Facebook)
Residents of Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton are cleaning up following recent flood damage. The owner of this property said the Tulameen River forced open his front door Sunday night. Photo Andrea DeMeer Nov. 18

Assistance available to those affected by flooding in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Emergency Operations Centre and Emergency Support Services providing help following floods

Residents of Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton are cleaning up following recent flood damage. The owner of this property said the Tulameen River forced open his front door Sunday night. Photo Andrea DeMeer Nov. 18
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Recycle BC announces temporary suspension of glass and foam packaging

Residents urged to keep materials until collection resumes

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The contract has been awarded for the opertion of the Campbell Mountain landfill near Penticton. (Contributed photo)

Contract awarded for Campbell Mountain landfill near Penticton

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen awards five-year contract

The contract has been awarded for the opertion of the Campbell Mountain landfill near Penticton. (Contributed photo)
A BC Transit bus leaves the Diversified Transportation Ltd. garage on Fourth Avenue Oct. 8, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Feedback sought for South Okanagan Similkameen transit plan

The previous plan was built in 2015

A BC Transit bus leaves the Diversified Transportation Ltd. garage on Fourth Avenue Oct. 8, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Flood waters in Princeton, while not directly impacting Ridgewood Lodge, have forced the evacuation of long-term care residents due to lack of water and heat. File Photo Andrea DeMeer

Flooding continues to affect Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Regional district provides assistance to those affected by flood waters

Flood waters in Princeton, while not directly impacting Ridgewood Lodge, have forced the evacuation of long-term care residents due to lack of water and heat. File Photo Andrea DeMeer
An evacuation alert has been issued for the communities of Coalmont and Tulameen (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Evacuation alert issued for Tulameen and Coalmont

Threat of flooding prompts alert for communities near Princeton

An evacuation alert has been issued for the communities of Coalmont and Tulameen (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)
The waters of the Similkameen River have reached the underside of the Red Bridge near Keremeos as flooding ravages Princeton and Tulameen Monday. (Keremeos Fire Department)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen coordinates to assist flooded communities

Flooding is affecting communities throughout region

The waters of the Similkameen River have reached the underside of the Red Bridge near Keremeos as flooding ravages Princeton and Tulameen Monday. (Keremeos Fire Department)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will coordinate a clean-up of Hedley to remove derelict vehicles and other garbage. Planning and community outreach will begin in the summer and fall of 2021 with the clean-up work planned for the spring of 2022. (Contributed)

Information meeting to discuss Hedley cleanup

Input sought for one-time cleanup of derelict vehicles, sheds and refuse on Crown land

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will coordinate a clean-up of Hedley to remove derelict vehicles and other garbage. Planning and community outreach will begin in the summer and fall of 2021 with the clean-up work planned for the spring of 2022. (Contributed)
Karla Kozakevich, chair of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board, will step down from her role as board chair. She has been the chair of the board for the past five years.. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen chair to step down

Karla Kozakevich will remain a member of the board

Karla Kozakevich, chair of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board, will step down from her role as board chair. She has been the chair of the board for the past five years.. (Contributed)
The South Skaha Housing Society is one of many organizations to receive a tax exemption from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Submitted photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen grants tax exemptions

16 organizations receive more than $44,000 in property tax relief

The South Skaha Housing Society is one of many organizations to receive a tax exemption from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Submitted photo)
Improvements are needed for an aging earthen dam at the south end of Chain Lake, between Princeton and Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Improvements are needed for an aging earthen dam at the south end of Chain Lake, between Princeton and Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Diamonds, a proposed development north of Summerland, would allow 106 residential units overlooking Okanagan Lake. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Large development proposal near Summerland defeated

Diamonds would have had 106 residential units, built in two phases

Diamonds, a proposed development north of Summerland, would allow 106 residential units overlooking Okanagan Lake. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)
Cans are being limited to 240L for garbage, or only half-full for 360L cans by the RDOS starting Oct. 25. (District of Summerland)

RDOS issues new restrictions on garbage cans

Residents have been using cans larger than what can be contractually picked up

Cans are being limited to 240L for garbage, or only half-full for 360L cans by the RDOS starting Oct. 25. (District of Summerland)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold a public event in Mariposa Park in the West Bench area as an opportunity for residents to share their thoughts about proposed development plan designs. (Black Press file photo)

Public engagement event planned for park development plan near Penticton

Event will be held Oct. 27 from 2 to 6 p.m.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold a public event in Mariposa Park in the West Bench area as an opportunity for residents to share their thoughts about proposed development plan designs. (Black Press file photo)
Twin Lakes has experienced flood damage in past years. The Lower Nipit Improvement District is now asking the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to assume ownership of the infrastructure in the region (Black Press file photo)

Decision postponed on Twin Lakes water system

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board to revisit request to take over infrastructure

Twin Lakes has experienced flood damage in past years. The Lower Nipit Improvement District is now asking the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to assume ownership of the infrastructure in the region (Black Press file photo)