The web empowers. In order for Coalmontians to have a quick way to find things like local zoning maps and bylaws, here is a handy list. Other web links relating to the area can be found here too – particularly access to representatives, BC laws, and government departments.

1. Regional District (RDOS) and Area H
Toll Free: 1.877.610.3737 Phone 250-492-0237 Email: info@RDOS.bc.ca

Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS)

New Rural Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2463

New Rural Zoning Bylaw No. 2464

RDOS Building Bylaw 2333, 2005
RDOS Interactive Parcel Information Maps web page

Our Area-H representative Brad Hope
The Official Town Of Princeton Website (Chamber of Commerce)
New Town Of Princeton Website
Service BC – Princeton Govt. Agent

Canada Post, Princeton Office – 185 Bridge Street, 250-295-6012
Argo Road Maintenance – 296 Rocklin St, Princeton, 250-295-6981
Princeton RCMP – 200 Highway 3, Princeton, 250-295-6911

2. Tourism related sites
BC Travel and Discovery. Our BC – Coalmont.
The village of Tulameen welcomes you!
Trans Canada Trail local trips
Vermilion Trails Society home page
BC.com Regions & Towns – Thompson Okanagan, also Princeton, and Tulameen.

3. Natural history and resources
Cascade Mountains leeward forests
Montane Forest Ecozones of Canada – Montane Cordillera
Assessment of species diversity in the Montane Cordillera
BC Mineral Data
Similkameen Mining Division – Tulameen
Cascades Forest District

4. Historical perspectives
The Story of Similkameen is a transcription of Rev. John Goodfellow’s book published in 1958 by the Princeton Centennial Committee.

Probably the best Coalmont history online is by Bob and Diane Sterne. Their pages include an excellent picture series starting with the beginning. More history is provided by Michael Kluckner, and the Sandness page on Coalmont, as well as the complete Sandness Pages which have more Princeton area links than you can shake a stick at.

A little further afield is The Virtual Crowsnest Highway which is a great south-western Canada resource. Check out the timeline, and the Princeton section which has a lot of lesser known Coalmont history. Closely related is Kettle Valley Railway; the whole story.

5. Provincial, Federal, Legal
Enquiry BC – Government call centre – 1 800 663-7867
BC Laws – Read current laws online
BC Govt. SEARCH – Find online government resources
The B.C. Ombudsman – Ensure fair treatment
BC Legal Services Society – Legal Aid
Member of the Legislative Assembly – Harry Lali – Our MLA
Member of Parliament – Alex Atamanenko – Our MP
Service BC, Princeton Govt. Agent – Property tax payments and many other services

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