Welcome to the website for Area F of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS)

The practical objective of this site is to increase two-way communication between you and your local government. Although the RDOS has a fully-functional website, this site is meant to be less formal and, as a consequence, more timely.  See the Area 'F' page on the official RDOS website.

Good news for Faulder Water

Well, that only took a decade! Great news nonetheless:

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has received approval from the Interior Health Authority to rescind both the Water Quality Advisory for uranium (issued August, 2007) and the Water Quality Advisory for commissioning the new system (issued February 14, 2017). As this is a new treatment system the potential for subsequent advisories exists, however the system is currently showing consistent acceptable results for bacteriological quality and uranium removal. We will continue to monitor all aspects of the system closely.

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West Bench Recreation: Summer Sampler

Hi West Bench! I am a Recreation Coordinator with the RDOS and I am working on putting some recreation programming together for your community. Next month, we will be offering a "Summer Sampler" series that will be absolutely FREE at Mariposa Park . Please check out the attached image for more information.

If your recycling is not picked up

Just got the following note from Cam at the RDOS about recycling.  Garbage/recycling is one of the most expensive (and beneficial!) things we do at the RDOS. To minimize the costs for everyone, we ask you to do a little bit of work on your end, while you still have the item of waste in your hand.

From Cam:

Due to a resident’s concerns I went along West Bench Drive today. I checked over 20 recycle bags that were left. They were all left for contaminates in the recycling, which I confirmed. Materials that we cannot accept that are in the bags left today:

Make water work (and crush Naramata)

The Okanagan Basin Water Board has launched a pledge program to increase awareness of its Make Water Work conservation program. The focus on the program is on domestic outdoor "non-working" water: lawns and shrubs that (a) look nice but don't do anything and (b) lose water to evaporation.  Working water, in contrast, creates economic benefit (agriculture, golf).  And domestic indoor water use is generally returned to the basin (through the water treatment plant or eventually seepage to the aquifer from your septic field).

West Bench tennis courts closed for upgrades

From Justin at the RDOS:

Just a heads up the tennis courts at Mariposa are closed until next week. The closure is to accommodate the installation of the new tennis and basketball nets. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you receive any call feel free to forward them to me.

 

Justin Shuttleworth ● Parks & Facilities Coordinator

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9

p. 250.490.4136 ● tf. 1.877.610.3737 ● f. 250.492.0063

www.rdos.bc.ca ● jshuttleworth@rdos.bc.ca

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Conservation Fund Technical Advisory Committee

[The following ad has been posted on several websiteshttp://www.soscp.org/2017/news/rdos-seeks-technical-advisory-committee-for-south-okanagan-conservation-fund-2/]

The Regional District of Okanagan- Similkameen (RDOS) is seeking qualified individuals to volunteer as a member for the newly established South Okanagan Conservation Fund Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

Here is where you come in

Your part of the Area F Official Community Plan review is starting in earnest next week.  I say your part because we absolutely need to hear from you.  The stakes are high: this OCP will determine how your neighborhood evolves in the next 20 years.  So you need to participate, even if it means just sitting in a chair and filling out a couple of surveys.  And since you are reading this, you should make sure everyone you know participates.

Let me put it this way:  If you can’t be bothered to participate, you cannot complain if things don’t go your way.  It is that simple.

There are three main modes of public participation during this process:

Rural-urban divide?

Anyone looking at a map of the 2017 provincial election results has to notice the "beyond Hope" issue.  The interior of Britsh Columbia is largely represented by the Liberal party, whereas the urban areas of the lower mainland and island are represented by the NDP.

At the same time, Metro Vancouver is calling foul when it comes to school and property taxes.  Just a heads-up.

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