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BC Family Day PHOTO HUNT
Nov 11, 2020
Remembrance Day in Selby Park
Like most things in 2020, Remembrance Day was different this year. Last year, our family attended the service in Penticton. It was the...
Jun 6, 2020
A Closer Look at 2020 Property Tax Notice
Several variables (property assessment, inflation, new services, etc.) make tracking tax less than straightforward. But, I still find it...
Jun 6, 2020
When did the 'Greater West Bench' Transit parcel tax get approved?
21 04 26 Update: BC Transit has pushed our implementation date to January 2022. Everything has been delayed due to COVID. In 1993,...
May 31, 2020
Sage Mesa Culvert between Ladera Place and Solana Cres. Update on June 8 to include north Sage Mesa
Update on the culvert in Sage Mesa.
Feb 23, 2020
Neighbourhood Small Grants
The Neighbourhood Small Grants program supports residents like you: residents who have small but powerful ideas to bring people together...
Jan 23, 2020
2020 Budget - Public Consultation
As you most likely know, the 2020 Budget passed the first reading at the January 9th Board meeting. The purpose of passing the first...
Jan 15, 2020
Public Hearing around 'accessory dwellings' will not impact Greater West Bench + Sage Mesa.
You may have seen the following on the RDOS website or Facebook page: The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) will be...
Oct 31, 2019
Greater West Bench and Sage Mesa - Community Check-in
Below is a recap of the Community Check-in for Greater West Bench and Sage Mesa Slide two: Presentation Outline Welcome and thank you for...
Oct 20, 2019
The RDOS Board is just about to begin discussions around budget and strategic planning for 2020 so I wanted to check-in with residents...
Sep 29, 2019
68% Support Public Transit for Greater West Bench and Sage Mesa
Thank you to everyone who completed the Greater West Bench and Sage Mesa Public Transit Survey. We had 110 residents respond; 68% are...
Sep 13, 2019
Linking in Greater West Bench and Sage Mesa to public transit systems.
For just $5, you can now travel from Penticton to Kelowna via public transit. Once in Kelowna, riders can purchase a transfer to...
Jun 23, 2019
Speed Reader Sign at WBE
With thanks to MoTI we have the speed reader sign up at the south end of WBE school zone. We could only get the sign for two weeks so it...
Jun 23, 2019
Sage Mesa Water System Fact Sheet
June 2019 Fact Sheet The Sage Mesa Water & Public Service Co. Ltd. is privately owned by the R&K Chapman Joint Partner Trust. It provides...
Jun 8, 2019
Bear Aware Meeting - Monday, June 10 at WBE 6:30pm
There will be a meeting to discuss Curbside Garbage and Wildlife issues on Monday, June 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 at West Bench Elementary...
May 20, 2019
Sage Mesa Water System
The current situation is that the conversation between the Sage Mesa Water System owner and the RDOS is still ongoing. Until the water...
May 17, 2019
Garbage and Bears
I had the opportunity to ride-along with Zoe Kirk (RDOS Wildlife Special Projects Coordinator) last night as she toured the Greater West...