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Be Safe – Be Informed – Be Involved in your Community!

Sign Up Now For Routine & Emergency Notifications!

We want to make sure our citizens are safe, informed and involved in their communities. CivicReady® Mass Notification System is a communication service available to our residents to receive emergency and routine notifications. You have the ability to customize your notification preferences once signed up. Communications can be received through email, text and/or phone call. Your notification preferences, account information and groups can be managed by signing in below. The information you provide is confidential and will not be shared.

To learn more about the CivicReady Mass Notification System Click Here

What kinds of notifications should you expect to receive?

GroupDescription
Community EventsGet notified when any RDOS events are happening in your area ie. Town Hall Meetings, Open Houses, Workshops etc.

Curbside Garbage and

Recycling Collection

Be informed of changes or concerns to collection of garbage, recycling, yard waste or large items from rural RDOS properties.
Emergency NotificationsReceive Emergency Operations Center (EOC) updates on alerts, orders and rescinds, as well as, information regarding sandbag pick-up locations, Emergency Support Services (ESS) locations, public information meetings and wildfire updates in your area.

Land Use Changes:

Applications

Receive notifications on Bylaw Amendment (rezoning) applications in your area.  Notifications will include dates for Public Information Meetings, Advisory Planning Commission meetings, and Public Hearings.

Land Use Changes:

Projects

Receive notifications for larger projects such as Official Community Plan reviews taking place in your area. 

Landfills and Recycling

Find out about programs and changes at all RDOS managed Landfills including Campbell Mountain (Penticton), Oliver, Okanagan Falls and Keremeos Landfills. Also be informed about new recycling programs at landfills and at businesses in the community. 

Public Safety

Notifications

Alerts or notifications will be issued in the event of a wildlife conflict issue such as: Warning – Bears in your area etc.
Regional RecreationSign up to receive our e-newsletter for the RDOS operated rec programs (Kaleden - Area I, OK Falls - Area D, Naramata - Area E, West Bench - Area F and Similkameen - Area G). Get notified when RDOS recreation events and programs are happening in and around your area, i.e. PAT (Physical Activity Trailer) general recreation and fitness programs, special events. (Currently Electoral Areas D, E, F, G and I only)
Sewer SystemsAlerts or notifications will be issued for events that directly affect the RDOS owned and managed sewer system and its users such as: system upgrades or construction, maintenance, cleaning, flushing, system issues, or meetings. (Okanagan Falls Treatment Plant, Gallagher Lake Sewer)
TransitAlerts or notifications will be issued with regards to transit routes and schedule changes.
Water SystemsAlerts or notifications will be issued for events that directly affect the RDOS owned and managed water system and its users such as: Water Quality Advisories, Boil Water Notices, system upgrades or construction, maintenance related water disruptions, watering restrictions, system issues, or meetings. (Faulder, Naramata, Sage Mesa, Sun Valley, Olalla, West Bench and Willowbrook)

How do I sign up?

It's easy! To create an account: Click on your electoral area on the map below, enter your contact information and join!

If you are already a member - Login HERE

Electoral Area A Electoral Area B Electoral Area C Electoral Area D Electoral Area E Electoral Area F Electoral Area G Electoral Area H Electoral Area I

If you are experiencing difficulties with the 'Clickable Map', use the links below:

Area AArea BArea C
Area DArea EArea F
Area GArea HArea I

For Media (or anyone) interested in receiving notifications for ALL Electoral Areas, please click HERE.

If you wish to be added into more than one Electoral Area (own multiple properties, have family and/or friends in another Electoral Area etc.), please contact civicready@rdos.bc.ca with your contact information and indicate with area(s) you would like to be added to. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I opt out of these alerts?
Of course! CivicReady is under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation and you can opt out or change your notifications settings at any time from your CivicReady account.

How do I change the way I receive messages?
Login to your CivicReady account at and click on 'Notifications' on the right-hand column. From there, you will be able to edit the way you receive notifications.

I forgot my password, what do I do?
Simply go to https://rdos.ca.regroup.com/signup, enter in your email address and press ‘Forgot Password’ and you will be able to reset your password from there.