Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

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

 

Services like AirBNB, VRBO and others have the short-term vacation rental industry booming. File photo

Vacation rental permit fees soar in South Okanagan Similkameen

Cost of temporary use permit more than triples

 

The contract for detailed design of the North Naramata Firehall has been awarded. (File photo)

Contract awarded for detailed design of North Naramata Firehall

Satellite firehall needed to cover expanded fire service area

 

Smoke and flames from Garrison Lake fire are visible from Highway 3. Photo BC Wildfire

Eastgate Fire Protection Society receives $15,000 grant

Money comes from Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Smoke and flames from Garrison Lake fire are visible from Highway 3. Photo BC Wildfire
The Apex Fire Brigade, and other volunteer departments who have supported them, stand in front of the new engine that was donated to the Apex brigade. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Site located for firehall on Apex Mountain

Facility will be built at ski resort near Penticton

The Apex Fire Brigade, and other volunteer departments who have supported them, stand in front of the new engine that was donated to the Apex brigade. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The contract for detailed design of the North Naramata Firehall has been awarded. (File photo)

Contract awarded for detailed design of North Naramata Firehall

Satellite firehall needed to cover expanded fire service area

The contract for detailed design of the North Naramata Firehall has been awarded. (File photo)

Free renter and landlord workshop for Lower Similkameen

The workshop will take place at Keremeos Legion at 510 Veterans Ave

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is seeking feedback on Mariposa Park in the West Bench area near Penticton. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is seeking feedback on Mariposa Park in the West Bench area near Penticton. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Primary Urgent Care Centre on Martin Street officially opened on March 31, 2021. (Brennan Phillips)

Martin Street care facility finally gets funding from hospital district

Interior Health had been requesting funding for months for the facility

The Primary Urgent Care Centre on Martin Street officially opened on March 31, 2021. (Brennan Phillips)
Princeton and Keremeos will soon have enhanced ambulance service. (Black Press file photo)

Princeton and Keremeos to get 24-hour ambulance service

Alpha stations will be established in both Similkameen communities

Princeton and Keremeos will soon have enhanced ambulance service. (Black Press file photo)
A Bell 212 helicopter en route from the Similkameen River to bucket hotspots above Eastgate on August 13.

Highway 3 not threatened by Garrison Lake wildfire in days

Cooler temperatures have aiding in the fight against the fire

A Bell 212 helicopter en route from the Similkameen River to bucket hotspots above Eastgate on August 13.
July Mountain wildfire off Coquihalla, Sunday Aug. 15. (Contributed/Andy Levang)

Wildfires force thousands to evacuate, highways to close across B.C. Interior

Multiple highways are closed and several communities are evacuating due to fires

July Mountain wildfire off Coquihalla, Sunday Aug. 15. (Contributed/Andy Levang)
B.C. WIldfire Services operational map for the Thomas Creek Wildfire as of Aug. 11. (BC Wildfire)

BC Wildfire: Expect activity to pick up on South Okanagan wildfires

The fires have been quiet over the last few days

B.C. WIldfire Services operational map for the Thomas Creek Wildfire as of Aug. 11. (BC Wildfire)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold a follow-up to its 2020 Citizen Survey. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to hold follow-up to citizen survey

Initial survey had been concluded in fall of 2020

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold a follow-up to its 2020 Citizen Survey. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will receive tenders on the operation of the Campbell Mountain and Oliver Landfill operations. Tenders will be accepted until Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. (Contributed)

Tenders accepted for Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen landfills

Present contracts for Campbell Mountain and Oliver Landfills will expire May, 2022

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will receive tenders on the operation of the Campbell Mountain and Oliver Landfill operations. Tenders will be accepted until Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. (Contributed)
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EDITORIAL: Uncomfortable conversations about pay increases

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board considering a pay raise

  • Aug 10, 2021
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Garrison Lake fire, July 25. (Facebook)

More evacuation alerts issued for Garrison Lake wildfire

The blaze is now an estimated 8,400 hectares in size

Garrison Lake fire, July 25. (Facebook)
Garrison Lake fire from Princeton. (Angela Marsel / Facebook)

Garrison Lake wildfire grows, becoming more visible

The blaze is now at 3,373 hectares

Garrison Lake fire from Princeton. (Angela Marsel / Facebook)
Seven properties in TNRD areas "E" and "J" are under an evacuation order. (Submitted photo)

More evacuation orders for Sparks Lake wildfire near Kamloops

TNRD properties in Electoral Areas ā€œEā€ (Bonaparte Plateau) and ā€œJā€ (Copper Desert Country) to evacuate

Seven properties in TNRD areas "E" and "J" are under an evacuation order. (Submitted photo)
The wildfire in OK Falls has grown to over 100 ha now. (Sue Birds photo)

Thomas Creek wildfire grows to 500 hectares, local state of emergency for Okanagan Falls

Evacuation alert issued for over 600 homes east of Skaha Lake

The wildfire in OK Falls has grown to over 100 ha now. (Sue Birds photo)