Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

A citizen survey was conducted from Sept. 2 to Nov. 1, 2020. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has completed its initial analysis of the survey. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen completes analysis of citizen survey

More than 200 people responded to survey from Sept. 2 to Nov. 1, 2020

 

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

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen budget videos now online

Budget expected to be adopted some time in March, 2021

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is examining a proposed bylaw to regulate metal storage containers. (Pixabay.com)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to study storage container bylaw

Container bylaw has generated comments from residents

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has awarded a contract for a study of the Campbell Mountain Landfill near Penticton. (Contributed photo)

Contract awarded for Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen landfill study

Extensive report required by provincial Ministry of Environment

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has awarded a contract for a study of the Campbell Mountain Landfill near Penticton. (Contributed photo)
RCMP. (Black Press file photo)

Police activity decreases in Oliver, increases in Osoyoos

Policing statistics from RCMP show changes in two South Okanagan communities

RCMP. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has approved the purchase of a truck to be used as a utility crane truck. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen approves truck purchase

Diesel truck will be used to carry a utility crane

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has approved the purchase of a truck to be used as a utility crane truck. (Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Summerland RCMP calls for police service unchanged in 2020

Violent crimes show increase; property crimes decrease

(Black Press file photo)
RCMP

Penticton police see decrease in calls for service

Changes observed in violent crime and property crime categories

RCMP
Paula Marfleet from Kaleden is the RDOS' volunteer of the month. (Submitted)

Meet the RDOS’s Volunteer of the Month

Paula Marfleet of Kaleden is this month’s volunteer

Paula Marfleet from Kaleden is the RDOS' volunteer of the month. (Submitted)
Ponderosa Primary Care Centre in Penticton is considered a model for care clinics going forward by the South Okanagan Division of Family Practice. (Monique Tamminga)

Primary Care Clinic funding could be a cure for South Okanagan Similkameen doctor shortage

Ponderosa Primary Care Centre in Penticton is a model for future care clinics and doctor recruitment

Ponderosa Primary Care Centre in Penticton is considered a model for care clinics going forward by the South Okanagan Division of Family Practice. (Monique Tamminga)
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

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

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