Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Area D Director Perepolkin recovering from stroke

Irene Perepolkin, RDKB Area D director, suffered a stroke but is recovering.

Irene Perepolkin, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) Area D director, suffered a stroke but is recovering.

According to daughter Nancy Perepolkin, the RDKB director suffered the stroke last Wednesday.

“She’s doing a lot better, she’s recovering quite fast,” Nancy said. “She still can’t speak very well and they’re going to be taking her to Kelowna for speech therapy and physiotherapy.”

Perepolkin can walk, has the use of her arms and she seems to be able to understand most things according to her daughter.

“Somethings are kind of fuzzy for her,” Nancy went on to say.

According to RDKB Chief Administrative Officer John MacLean, there is nothing in RDKB legislation or policy that prevents a director from continuing on through an illness.

“If the (area director) misses meetings for another reason, whatever those reasons may be, there are provisions that kick in,” MacLean explained, adding that it doesn’t kick in for illness.

“Her alternate director (Roly Russell) will serve in her absence until she’s able to come back,” MacLean went on to say.