Steve Arstad

Highway 3 west of Keremeos reopened after closure

Highway 3 west of Keremeos had been closed due to a landslide that took place on Sunday evening, May 4.

Valley experiences guide revealed

The event was the stage for the unveiling of the 2014 Similkameen Valley Travel Experiences Guide

Fortis updates SVPS on dam proposal

The SVPS hears presentation from Fortis, who updated members on the Similkameen dam proposal.

Similkameen Valley Planning Society news

Members of the Similkameen Valley Planning Society gathered for their monthly meeting after a short hiatus

Directors have change of heart over change requests

Last minute changes of heart amongst a number of directors threatened to derail a second reading of the regional district budget

Fire strikes in Keremeos – again

Second fire in two nights strikes Keremeos as downtown business destroyed in early morning blaze on Seventh Avenue

Carriage Houses bylaw proposed for area H

Flexibility in housing seen as benefit from bylaw amendment to Area “H”

Mineral tax revenues flow to benefit Upper and Lower Similkameen Indian Bands

The Upper and Lower Similkameen Indian Bands will receive $400,000, split equally between the two bands

Tulameen project could provide example

The community of Tulameen really seems to have gotten their act together over this project.

Controversial plan results in director’s motion

Area “G” Director Angelique Wood presented a Director’s Motion to the regional district board

Directors request more time to respond to disposition notice

The regional district will make a request to the province to extend the deadline for a Fortis application

Telus cancels Hedley project after cell tower controversy

Controversy over tower location results in cancellation of project

MP Alex Atamanenko presents Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals

Six outstanding citizens of the South Okanagan - Similkameen were honoured on February 21

Wildfire near Keremeos

fire is currently burning in the mountains above Upper Bench Road in Keremeos.

Canadians arrested off the New Caledonian coast still unidentified

Three Canadians facing serious drug charges in New Caledonia remain unidentified six weeks after arrest

Feasibility study for a national park in the Okanagan – Similkameen officially dead

Parks Canada announces end of feasibility study for South Okanagan -SImilkameen national park reserve

Evening earthquake startles residents of the South Okanagan

Magnitude 2.7 tremblor centred just south of Okanagan Falls