Castanet – September 10, 2019
Is it time for Okanagan Falls to incorporate and elect its own mayor and council?
That’s one idea to be explored later this month at the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention in Vancouver.
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is headed to the event with a long list of proposed meetings with provincial ministers.
The incorporation of OK Falls, which had a population of just over 2,100 in 2016, will be discussed with Minister of Municipal Affairs Selina Robinson, as will be funding options for housing in the community. Area “D” OK Falls director Ron Obirek wasn’t reachable Monday for comment on the issues.
Other proposed meetings approved by the board in July include raising the challenges around the endangered short-rayed alkali aster on Christie Memorial Beach with Minister of FLNRO Doug Donaldson. Forestry around Apex, the Chain Lake Dam and the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s milfoil rototilling program are also on the agenda with Donaldson.