Okanagan-Shuswap Local Directory & Community Resources and Info

FoundLocally is committed to providing one-stop information to people about The Okanagan-Shuswap & Thompson region. Here are is key information about this area of British Columbia, including Local Intro & overview, Politican & goverment links and emails, Community Organizations, and Local Photos.

The region has a glorious history, going back to early explorers and fur-traders, but the area really began to boom with the 1850s gold rush. The area's early history is wrapped around the Fraser's as a major waterway into the interior and to extract resources from it.

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Community Groups, Government Directory

New Listings

Here are some businesses and organizations recently added to the FoundLocally.com FREE Directory.

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Updates & Stories

Here are some recently updated webpages on the Okanagan-Shuswap FoundLocally website:

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Okanagan-Shuswap Events

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Community News

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Community Groups

Here are some featured assocaitions, charities, not-for-profit gorups, and clubs:

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view listing for Shuswap Children's AssociationFeatured ListingShuswap Children's Association

Non Profit Organization

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view listing for Central Okanagan Hospice AssociationFeatured ListingCentral Okanagan Hospice Association

Hospice allows patients to live in a home like setting until they die, thier families and freinds to live with them until they die, and to go on living afterwards through free bereavement councilling.

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view listing for The Bridge Youth & Family Services Society - KelownaFeatured ListingThe Bridge Youth & Family Services Society - Kelowna

We are a non-profit, charitable organization, who has been developing and providing innovative and quality Children programs, plus Youth and Family programs in Kelowna, and the Central Okanagan of British Columbia since 1969.

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view listing for Square Root HomesFeatured ListingSquare Root Homes

Professional builder in Kelowna. We Build custom homes since 1990. We only build 1-2 homes per year so that we can focus on high quality.

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view listing for The Baha'is of Salmon ArmFeatured ListingThe Baha'is of Salmon Arm

The Baha'i Faith is focused on unifying mankind in order to bring about a true global civilization and universal peace. The path to world peace requires embracing the oneness of the entire human race, bringing an end to all forms of prejudice.

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Here are some featured government departments, agencies, faclities, poltiicians, or candidates, at the federal, provincial, local levels:

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Government agencies & departments can be at many levels: Federal, provincial, First nations, and municipal. Add your government organization and you can then post your events, news, jobs, and volunteer opprtunities. (see our TIP SHEET]


view listing for District 53 - Okanagan - SimilkameenGovernmentDistrict 53 - Okanagan - Similkameen

The District serves students in Oliver, Osoyoos, Keremeos, Okanagan Falls, Cawston, and Hedley. The District has 4 elementary schools and 3 secondary schools as well as Distributed Learning and Continuing Education.

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view listing for RCMP KeremeosGovernmentRCMP Keremeos

Providing police services to a country as large and diverse as Canada requires an organization that is both dynamic and well structured. The RCMP has changed with the times to deliver leading edge policing to all Canadians.

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view listing for Kelowna General HospitalGovernmentKelowna General Hospital

This hospital has an emergency departments, as well as a number of other wards, and patient services. See website for details.

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view listing for RCMP Lake CountryGovernmentRCMP Lake Country

Providing police services to a country as large and diverse as Canada requires an organization that is both dynamic and well structured. The RCMP has changed with the times to deliver leading edge policing to all Canadians.

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view listing for District 83 - North Okanagan - ShuswapGovernmentDistrict 83 - North Okanagan - Shuswap

North Okanagan-Shuswap School District No. 83 is an area of 8,500 square kilometers located around the Shuswap Lake and North Okanagan. The district has 17 community elementary schools, three middle schools and four secondary schools.

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Community Groups, Government Resources, Links, and Stories

Okanagan-Shuswap Local Information

Along Westbank's shopping district

First settled in the early 1800s, York Region was both a farming and industrial centre in the "Golden Horseshoe". Now a largely suburban community, with lots of rural open spaces, York Region stretches north toward Lake Simcoe. The York Region has several wonderful Conservation Areas with unusual natural features.

Okanagan-Shuswap Local Government

Kelowna's City Hall, one of several municpalities in the  region

The Okanagan-Shuswaps is a string of modest population centres along the #1 Trans-Canada Highway (Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Revelstoke) along with several communites along Highway #97 along Lake Okanagan: Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton. Each has its own municipal government, which are linked on our site.

Here are all the email contacts for your elected politicians.

Okanagan-Shuswap Community Organizations

Adams River foot bridge, a salmon paradise west of the Shuswaps

Local not-for-profits groups, sports leagues, churches and other religious organizations are welcome to add themselves to our FREE LISTINGS and post news, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Okanagan-Shuswap Community Photographs

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