Kootenay Boundary Regional District

Columbia River in Trail. Photo: Trail Times file

Kootenay Boundary regional district monitoring river levels as parts of B.C. flood

The RDKB urges residents to be aware of changing weather and water levels, as well as debris flows.

 

Firefighters from five Greater Trail halls attended a fire at Retriev Technologies, located in Columbia Gardens Industrial Park, Monday night. Photo: Trail Times

Crews called to fire at recycling plant in outskirts of Trail

Firefighters were called to Retriev Technologies Monday night

 

DriveBC has posted the estimated time of reopening Highway 22 is 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25. Photo: Times file

UPDATE: Police asking for dash-cam footage of highway crash near Castlegar

DriveBC reports the highway will reopen Monday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

 

David Dudeck shares this striking photo of amber skies overhead in Trail on Sunday. Middle left is a wildfire service plane, part of the fleet fighting the Bear Creek fire. Photo: David Dudeck

Update: Evacuation alert rescinded for wildfire burning near Trail

BC and local wildfire crews responded to a wildfire started Sunday afternoon on Bear Creek Rd.

David Dudeck shares this striking photo of amber skies overhead in Trail on Sunday. Middle left is a wildfire service plane, part of the fleet fighting the Bear Creek fire. Photo: David Dudeck
Fire at the former Alpine Disposal, and now GFL recycling facility, on Hwy 22 South of Trail. Photo taken just before 6 p.m. Monday June 21. Photo: John Piccolo

Industrial fire outside of Trail ravages recycling plant

Photos: The fire is reported to be at the GFL recycling facility

Fire at the former Alpine Disposal, and now GFL recycling facility, on Hwy 22 South of Trail. Photo taken just before 6 p.m. Monday June 21. Photo: John Piccolo
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Ellen Vallie is a member of the West Kootenay Camera Club. Her photographs will be among those displayed in the club’s upcoming photo exhibit. Photo: Ellen Vallie

Popular West Kootenay photo show returns in June

This year’s exhibition will feature favourite photos of club members

‘Ram I am’
Ellen Vallie is a member of the West Kootenay Camera Club. Her photographs will be among those displayed in the club’s upcoming photo exhibit. Photo: Ellen Vallie
KBRH pharmacy team L-R: Carrie St.Onge, Gabrielle Deneault, Shelby Jorgensen, Amanda Cupello, Sheri Ford, Victor Ponte, Michael Conci, Alana Minty, Karly Lenardon, Margaret Horechka and Pam Caron. Photo: Submitted

True champions: Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital pharmacy team

The expanded KBRH pharmacy is slated for completion in 2023.

KBRH pharmacy team L-R: Carrie St.Onge, Gabrielle Deneault, Shelby Jorgensen, Amanda Cupello, Sheri Ford, Victor Ponte, Michael Conci, Alana Minty, Karly Lenardon, Margaret Horechka and Pam Caron. Photo: Submitted
Brenda Haley shares these fantastic views taken during a snowshoe trek in the Kootenay Pass on Sunday, Jan. 24. Photos: Brenda Haley

Extreme cold warning for the West Kootenay

Frigid temperatures expected this week, following a mild and sodden January

Brenda Haley shares these fantastic views taken during a snowshoe trek in the Kootenay Pass on Sunday, Jan. 24. Photos: Brenda Haley
Allan Johnson won $75,000 from a Bingo Multiplier Scratch & Win ticket. Photo: Submitted

Genelle man scores $75,000 on ‘Scratch & Win’ ticket

“I thought the machine was falling off the table!”

Allan Johnson won $75,000 from a Bingo Multiplier Scratch & Win ticket. Photo: Submitted
RDKB board chair Diane Langman (left) will serve a second term, and Grace McGregor, is returning vice-chair. Photo: RDKB, November 2019

Warfield director starts second term as regional lead

Diane Langman was acclaimed as the RDKB board chair on Nov. 10

RDKB board chair Diane Langman (left) will serve a second term, and Grace McGregor, is returning vice-chair. Photo: RDKB, November 2019
Glen Gallamore, a 19-year member of Trail Firefighters Local 941, was promoted to Deputy Chief of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue in June 2020. Photo: Trail Firefighters Local 941

Close call has Kootenay fire chief reminding drivers to slow down, move over

Deputy Fire Chief Glen Gallamore advises all drivers that emergency vehicles have right-of-way

Glen Gallamore, a 19-year member of Trail Firefighters Local 941, was promoted to Deputy Chief of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue in June 2020. Photo: Trail Firefighters Local 941
Up to 40 cm of snowfall is called for the mountain passes along Highway 3. Photo: Michelle Bedford

Snowfall warning in effect for West Kootenay

Snow is forecast for the higher elevations Thursday morning and in valley at night

Up to 40 cm of snowfall is called for the mountain passes along Highway 3. Photo: Michelle Bedford
Construction for a new pharmacy and ambulatory care wing is still underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, but the regional centre is poised to open a Chronic Pain Clinic, thanks to fundraising efforts from the KBRH Health Foundation and anesthesiologist and pain specialist Dr. Kollipara. (Jim Bailey photo)

Chronic pain clinic coming to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Dr. Kollipara, Anesthesiologist and chronic pain specialist, will lead the KBRH team

Construction for a new pharmacy and ambulatory care wing is still underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, but the regional centre is poised to open a Chronic Pain Clinic, thanks to fundraising efforts from the KBRH Health Foundation and anesthesiologist and pain specialist Dr. Kollipara. (Jim Bailey photo)
An artist’s rendition of Grand Forks’ proposed community centre (Community Futures Boundary report)

To build or not to build: Grand Forks community centre to go to city, district referendum

Plans to build a community centre have been in the works since 2018

An artist’s rendition of Grand Forks’ proposed community centre (Community Futures Boundary report)
Aimee Grice, left, and Roly Russell, right, are seeking the BC NDP’s nomination in the riding of Boundary-Similkameen. The winner of the riding contest will run as the NDP’s candidate in next month’s provincial election.

Two-way race in NDP nomination for Boundary-Similkameen, party confirms

The results of the online contest will likely be announced Thursday afternoon, Sept. 24

Aimee Grice, left, and Roly Russell, right, are seeking the BC NDP’s nomination in the riding of Boundary-Similkameen. The winner of the riding contest will run as the NDP’s candidate in next month’s provincial election.
Arson is likely cause of a string of fires set in Marsh Creek near Fruitvale on Friday night. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue photo)

Arson suspected in several wildfires lit near Kootenay town

RCMP making progress in arson investigation of Marsh Creek fires

Arson is likely cause of a string of fires set in Marsh Creek near Fruitvale on Friday night. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue photo)
Bailey Shaw of the BC Wildfire Service tackles a fallen cedar tree at the Christina Lake Dog Park. The regional district partnered with the wildfire service to clear dangerous trees and accumulated deadfall from the park. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

RDKB partners with BC Wildfire to clean up dead wood at Christina Lake Dog Park

BC Wildfire crews used the cleanup project as an opportunity for chainsaw training

Bailey Shaw of the BC Wildfire Service tackles a fallen cedar tree at the Christina Lake Dog Park. The regional district partnered with the wildfire service to clear dangerous trees and accumulated deadfall from the park. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Brandy Rafuse holds a diploma in Criminal Justice Policing as well as certificates in Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement and Investigative Skills; Investigation and Enforcement Skills; Emergency Management; and Addiction Studies. (RDKB photo)

Kootenay Boundary bylaw officer hard at work

Rafuse carries out bylaw enforcement from Area A in the Kootenays to Big White in the Boundary

Brandy Rafuse holds a diploma in Criminal Justice Policing as well as certificates in Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement and Investigative Skills; Investigation and Enforcement Skills; Emergency Management; and Addiction Studies. (RDKB photo)
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary seeks online feedback on transit, housing

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary seeks online feedback on transit, housing

Surveys on the RDKB’s website are asking for input to help plan for the future

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary seeks online feedback on transit, housing
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Heavy rainfall warning prompts alert for West Kootenay

Weather warning issued Tuesday at 1 p.m.

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