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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view listing for Board of Education of School District No. 73 (Kamloops/ThompsonFeatured ListingBoard of Education of School District No. 73 (Kamloops/Thompson

The Kamloops Thompson School District provides Public Education Programs in the City of Kamloops, and the municipalities of Chase, Barriere, Logan Lake, and Clearwater for 15,000 students in 33 elementary, 1 middle school, 10 secondary schools...

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view listing for Penticton Regional HospitalFeatured ListingPenticton Regional 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 Kelowna General HospitalFeatured ListingKelowna 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 District 83 - North Okanagan - ShuswapFeatured ListingDistrict 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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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 RCMP Salmon ArmGovernmentRCMP Salmon Arm

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 Pleasant Valley Health CentreGovernmentPleasant Valley Health Centre

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 Shuswap Lake General HospitalGovernmentShuswap Lake 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 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 Summerland Memorial Health CentreGovernmentSummerland Memorial Health Centre

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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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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