Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

Compensation of directors and alternate directors at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen came to more than $560,000 in 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen directors were paid more than $560,000

Figures released in Statement of Financial Information for 2021

 

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Wages exceed $9M for Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen staff

Details released in Statement of Financial Information for 2021

 

Sand and sandbag locations will be listed on theRDOS Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) website: https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/If you require assistance with sandbagging, please connect with friends, family or volunteer organizations.The RDOS does not deliver sand or sandbags to private residences or businesses. Filled sandbags are not available from the RDOS.

Overland flooding confirmed south of Oliver

The regional district is currently monitoring the situation near Road 22

 

In November, flooding affected the community of Princeton and the surrounding area. At present, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is warning residents of the possiblity of flooding throughout the regional district. (Photo Marcie Anne Roberts)

Flood preparations urged in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

High snowpack could lead to flooding events throughout region

In November, flooding affected the community of Princeton and the surrounding area. At present, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is warning residents of the possiblity of flooding throughout the regional district. (Photo Marcie Anne Roberts)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is working with Properate.io to offer a new pilot service on energy efficiency. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen offers energy pilot service

Service will provide information on improving energy efficiency for homeowners

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is working with Properate.io to offer a new pilot service on energy efficiency. (Black Press file photo)
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Expect a home visit from wildfire mitigation experts in the South Okanagan

Homeowners need to be ‘more vigilant in protecting their properties,’ says the RDOS

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Survellance cameras will be installed in Manitou Park in Naramata. (Google Maps)

Naramata park to get security cameras

Concerns raised about rise in thefts, vandalism and property damage

Survellance cameras will be installed in Manitou Park in Naramata. (Google Maps)
A contract has been awarded to create an organics composting facility at the Oliver Landfill. (Google Maps)

Contract awarded for composting facility at Oliver Landfill

Modular Electric Ltd. submitted tender for $1.18 million plus taxes

A contract has been awarded to create an organics composting facility at the Oliver Landfill. (Google Maps)
Eight properties in Naramata have been added to the Naramata Fire Prevention and Suppression Service Area. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Eight properties added to Naramata fire service area

Properties are along Smethurst Road

Eight properties in Naramata have been added to the Naramata Fire Prevention and Suppression Service Area. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)
During the extreme heat in late June and early July, 2021, residents and visitors sought places to cool down. Temperatures surpassed 40 C throughout the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen planning for extreme heat events

Temperatures in summer of 2021 surpassed 40C throughout the regional district

During the extreme heat in late June and early July, 2021, residents and visitors sought places to cool down. Temperatures surpassed 40 C throughout the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is urging people to prepare ahead of time before potential disasters prompt evacuation orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Flood risk increases considerably in South Okanagan

‘Prepare now for spring freshet and potential flooding,’ a local public notice says

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is urging people to prepare ahead of time before potential disasters prompt evacuation orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is urging people to prepare ahead of time before potential disasters prompt evacuation orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Flood risk increases considerably in South Okanagan

‘Prepare now for spring freshet and potential flooding,’ a local public notice says

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is urging people to prepare ahead of time before potential disasters prompt evacuation orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Vandals have struck the park bathrooms in Okanagan Falls six times over the last two weeks. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)

Okanagan Falls parks closed after being vandalized 6 times in 2 weeks

The beachfront parks require at least $1,500 in repairs

Vandals have struck the park bathrooms in Okanagan Falls six times over the last two weeks. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)
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$300 million expansion of Penticton Regional Hospital officially complete

The project includes a new hospital pharmacy and 480-stall parkade, says the B.C. government

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The contract at the Okanagan Falls landfill has been renewed for another five-year term. (Photo courtesy of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)

Landfill contract in Okanagan Falls renewed

Wildstone Environmental Ltd. has had its contract extended for another five years

The contract at the Okanagan Falls landfill has been renewed for another five-year term. (Photo courtesy of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)
Four properties have been added to the Naramata Fire Service Area. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Properties added to Naramata Fire Service Area

Expansion affects Kettle Ridge subdvision near Penticton

Four properties have been added to the Naramata Fire Service Area. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)
The Nk’Mip fire east of Osoyoos caused hundreds of evacuations with many of them seeking support with the Penticton Emergency Support Services. (File photo)

Osoyoos Fire Rescue bracing for potential early wildfire season

The department reported a slower start to 2022 than last year

The Nk’Mip fire east of Osoyoos caused hundreds of evacuations with many of them seeking support with the Penticton Emergency Support Services. (File photo)
The Ministry of Transportation did not receive any bids from contractors to work on previously planned safety improvements to the intersection of Highway 97 and 3A. (Photo: Facebook)

Safety improvements to dangerous Highway 97 and 3A intersection near Penticton delayed

The Ministry of Transportation didn’t receive any bids from contractors for the project

The Ministry of Transportation did not receive any bids from contractors to work on previously planned safety improvements to the intersection of Highway 97 and 3A. (Photo: Facebook)
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Summerland sees increase in property crimes

Thefts and mischief to property show increase, but fewer assaults reported

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Naramata sees reduction in property crime figures

Eight incidents of property crimes reported in rural community in first quarter of 2022

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