For those who were unable to attend the June 16, 2020 session with Telus to answer questions about fibre optic cable installation in Keremeos, the answers to commonly-asked questions can be found here.
Village of Keremeos - Information Release
June 29, 2020
BC Restart Plan
The Village of Keremeos is looking forward to welcome visitors back to our beautiful area as part of Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan. As businesses and governments in the Similkameen expect an increase in visitors and tourism activities, we would like everybody to be mindful of the fact that BC has reached this stage by following provincial health guidelines.
Please enjoy our beautiful valley but continue to observe these basic rules:
Should you develop symptoms please self–isolate immediately and call 811 for further instructions.
Before you start your journey make sure that there are procedures in place at your destination to protect you and your family from Covid-19.
Local updates are available on the Village of Keremeos website at keremeos.ca
For information on things to do and where to go in the Similkameen Valley, visit our website at
similkameeenvalley.com or visit our Tourism Information Centre located at 417- 7th Avenue (Highway 3 at 4th Street, Keremeos).
For further information call the municipal office at 250-499-2711
A message from Mayor Manfred Bauer on behalf of Keremeos Council
"The BC Restart Plan takes a phased approach to reopening. This allows sectors and activities within the phases to open when the evidence and data tells us the time is right, and as protocols and guidance are in place for them to do so safely."
Please visit the following link for more information about Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan.
The Village of Keremeos is seeking a receptionist/administrative clerk for the municipal office. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the position has responsibility for responding to inquiries from all communication channels (phone, public counter, mail and email), accepting payments, placing orders, and tracking and maintaining files related to building, licensing and cemetery.
To view the job advertisement, visit this link
To view the complete job description, click here.
Qualified candidates should submit a complete resume to email@example.com before 4pm on Friday, July 3, 2020. Note that municipal experience will be considered an asset.
The Village of Keremeos 2019 Annual Report is available for public viewing at this link.
Keremeos Council will be considering adoption of the Annual Report at their June 15, 2020 Regular Council Meeting. If you have any comments or questions regarding the report, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fibre Optic Installation in Keremeos
On June 3, 2020, the Province of BC and Telus announced a joint funding venture to bring fibre optic cable to Keremeos.
Telus staff will be at the Memorial Park Gazebo, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 between 3 and 5 pm to answer questions about the installation. See details and contact information here
Social distancing measures will be in place and Telus staff will be wearing personal protective equipment. Please feel free to drop by with your questions!
Residents are reminded that recycling blue bags will no longer be accepted curbside after July 1, 2020. Recycling containers must be supplied by residents and marked as recyclables. The Village Office in Keremeos has free "RECYCLE ONLY" stickers for your containers, if you need them.
The RDOS has produced a short video outlining the new requirements.
NEED TO BUY NEW CONTAINER? Many stores that sell garbage cans or recycling bins are restocking after being sold out. Look online for different makes and models of bins. Some stores also allow you to purchase online for instore pickup. They will notify you when it arrives.
WANT TO RENT ROLLING CARTS? Contact Waste Connections of Canada at 250-490-3888 or toll free 1-866-998-4888 for pricing for rental of large, rolling carts.
Call the Village Office at 250-499-2711 if you have questions.
Following closures due to COVID 19, the Village of Keremeos has now reopened the Village Office and park playgrounds, outdoor exercise equipment and public washrooms.
Please note that only one visitor at a time will be allowed at the public counter in the municipal office, so that social distancing may be practiced.
Park washroom hours are 7am to 7pm. Despite our efforts to clean, the Village cannot guarantee that every office, park and public surface is sanitized. It is strongly recommended that those using public amenities utilize sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer.
We thank you for your patience during the closures and look forward to seeing you all again!
Mayor, Councillors and Village Staff