Highlights of the Council meeting held on Monday, August 28, 2023 can be reviewed here.
The next Council meeting will take place on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 6:00pm in Council Chambers, 702 - 4th Street, Keremeos.
Many good-hearted people are arriving at regional emergency reception centres trying to donate items and volunteer their time. Unfortunately, the reception centres don't have the capacity to accept items or organize volunteers, so the RDOS has put together a list of agencies that would be pleased to accept items and assistance.
Read the information release here.
An important message from Mayor Jason Wiebe to Keremeos and area residents:
"Due to the ongoing challenges in our province, a provincial state of emergency has been declared by Premier Eby. Please keep aware of alerts and notices, and follow the recommendations regarding orders and travel restrictions to aid in emergency planning and crew safety."
The importance of residents restricting travel to only necessary trips is twofold. Firstly, many emergency vehicles and personnel are travelling to provide aid to areas in need and additional traffic slows their travel. Secondly, travel comes with risk of accidents. Accidents divert emergency responders from where they are urgently needed in fire zones.
Keremeos Mayor and Councillors thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time. For the full news release on the provincial state of emergency, click here.
Tips for staying safe and healthy:
In response to the Province moving the drought status for the Similkameen to LEVEL 4, the Board of Trustees of the Keremeos Irrigation District have implemented STAGE TWO WATER RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.
In addition to Stage One, customers are permitted to water ONLY between the hours of 7 AM until 10 AM & 7 PM until 10 PM on their designated odd/even day.
Customers who have automatic underground systems are permitted to water ONLY between the hours of 12 AM until 6 AM on their designated odd/even day.
For further details on the Water Conservation Program, please go to the home page at https://keremeosirrigation.ca/
On behalf of the Keremeos Irrigation District
Due to an unforeseen operational issue, the Keremeos Transfer Station is closed until further notice.
Customers are asked to avoid the site at this time to allow crews to conduct operations.
More information will be provided on www.rdos.bc.ca website as soon as the situation is resolved.
The RDOS thanks you for your patience.
At 9:00 am on Monday, July 17, 2023, the Keremeos Every Child Matters crosswalk will be unveiled between the Memorial Park playground and the Keremeos municipal hall. Keremeos Mayor and Council have been honoured to work with the Lower Similkameen Indian Band on this important reconciliation initiative.
To help convey the deep meaning of the event, the following list of terms and their meanings has been prepared by the Lower Similkameen Indian Band, and may be reviewed here.