Kootenay Boundary Regional District

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Mother killed, 4 children injured in head-on crash near Trail

The accident occurred after a Ford pickup entered oncoming traffic and collided with the family’s car

 

One of the work parties that helped removed 1,500 metres of wire fencing from the Pend D’Oreille Valley this year. of Photo: TWA

West Kootenay seniors do the hard work to restore habitat

Barbed wire fencing has impeded wildlife movement through the Pend d’Oreille Valley corridor

 

Read the regional ‘2021 Review’ at rdkb.com. Image: rdkb.com

Report gives financial snapshot of Kootenay-Boundary

The online document is highlighted by attention-grabbing imagery of the region

 

Photo: Ron Wilson

No Mothra, just a moth invasion Kootenay-style

Photos: The hatching of millions (maybe billions) of river moths the night of July 16

Photo: Ron Wilson
Members of the community touring the Jewel Lake area prescription area. Photo: Dan Macmaster

Boundary wildfire risk reduction a model of collaboration

The project was undertaken in an area 20 minutes north of Greenwood

Members of the community touring the Jewel Lake area prescription area. Photo: Dan Macmaster
NextRide, now available in the West Kootenay public transit system, is technology that enables customers to use web browsers and smart mobile devices to see the location of their bus along its route and its predicted arrival time at an identified stop. Photo: Nelson Star

NextRide now lives in West Kootenay transit system

Customers can track their bus arrivals in real-time and see how full the bus is at any given time

NextRide, now available in the West Kootenay public transit system, is technology that enables customers to use web browsers and smart mobile devices to see the location of their bus along its route and its predicted arrival time at an identified stop. Photo: Nelson Star
Community, government and Selkirk College representatives gathered outside the downtown Trail campus last week to celebrate the college taking ownership of the building from the regional district. The province has committed $1 million to upgrade the site. Photo: Selkirk College

Selkirk College acquires Trail campus, nursing course in the works

College buys the downtown Trail building for $1 from the Kootenay Boundary regional district

Community, government and Selkirk College representatives gathered outside the downtown Trail campus last week to celebrate the college taking ownership of the building from the regional district. The province has committed $1 million to upgrade the site. Photo: Selkirk College
Firefighters from Trail and Montrose rescued a local man from a steep bank Wednesday afternoon following injuries he sustained while felling trees. Photo: Submitted

Man injured felling trees, flown to trauma centre after Kootenay Boundary rope rescue

11 first responders from Station 374 Trail attended with 3 firefighters from Station 375 Montrose

Firefighters from Trail and Montrose rescued a local man from a steep bank Wednesday afternoon following injuries he sustained while felling trees. Photo: Submitted
For the second time in two weeks, residents of Beatrice Street in Grand Forks were ordered to evacuate on May 31, 2020. (Gazette File photo)

RDKB downgrades Emergency Operations Centre to Level 1 for Boundary region

Conditions are still being monitored, and 10 Grand Forks properties remain on evacuation alert

For the second time in two weeks, residents of Beatrice Street in Grand Forks were ordered to evacuate on May 31, 2020. (Gazette File photo)
Abbe Teasdale is filling a seasonal role as the RDKB WaterSmart Ambassador. Photo: RDKB

Ambassador ready to help Kootenay Boundary water users

“WaterSmart Ambassadors have a huge impact on the ground,” says the RDKB’s Gabe Wiebe.

Abbe Teasdale is filling a seasonal role as the RDKB WaterSmart Ambassador. Photo: RDKB
L-R: Louise Popoff, Grand Forks Community Trails Society director; Cheryl Ahrens, Grand Forks Recreation Commission member and Grand Forks Community Trail Society member; and John Grandy, president of the Grand Forks Community Trail Society. Photo: Submitted

‘Hike Our Story’ in epic Kootenay Boundary challenge

Aim is to empower people through connectivity to nature

L-R: Louise Popoff, Grand Forks Community Trails Society director; Cheryl Ahrens, Grand Forks Recreation Commission member and Grand Forks Community Trail Society member; and John Grandy, president of the Grand Forks Community Trail Society. Photo: Submitted
As a perfect antidote to post-pandemic restrictions, the Christina Lake Arts and Artisans Society is excited to present Jack Semple and his power trio in an evening of great music and dancing. Image: Submitted

Christina Lake launching ‘Live Music at the lake 2022’ with power trio

For prices and to purchase advance tickets visit the society’s website: christinalakearts.com.

As a perfect antidote to post-pandemic restrictions, the Christina Lake Arts and Artisans Society is excited to present Jack Semple and his power trio in an evening of great music and dancing. Image: Submitted
“Moving forward, we’ll be in a much better position to empower the public with the FireSmart knowledge and tools they need to reduce wildfire risks and impacts,” says Carlene Pires, regional emergency program coordinator. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Boundary regional district awarded $277K for FireSmart action

Funding is meant to help build resilience during fire season

“Moving forward, we’ll be in a much better position to empower the public with the FireSmart knowledge and tools they need to reduce wildfire risks and impacts,” says Carlene Pires, regional emergency program coordinator. Photo: Submitted
The regional office is located on Rossland Avenue. Photo: Trail Times

Kootenay Boundary directors approve $92.5M regional budget

This year’s budget is the largest passed in the regional district’s history

The regional office is located on Rossland Avenue. Photo: Trail Times
The call of a wildfire came into regional fire rescue Sunday afternoon. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Boundary crews knock down 2 suspicious wildfires

Regional fire rescue is investigating what caused the Sunday wildland fires

The call of a wildfire came into regional fire rescue Sunday afternoon. Photo: Submitted
The regional landfill is located just off Highway 3B in Trail. Photo: File

Assent from Kootenay Boundary electors sought for $4.6M loan

To register for the Feb. 17 Zoom meeting visit: RDKB.com.

The regional landfill is located just off Highway 3B in Trail. Photo: File
Trail council agreed to exempt building permits for projects at the landfill and Columbia Pollution Control Centre. Photo: Sheri Regnier

City exempts building permits for pricey Kootenay Boundary projects

The City of Trail and Kootenay Boundary Regional District avoid new environmental hurdle

Trail council agreed to exempt building permits for projects at the landfill and Columbia Pollution Control Centre. Photo: Sheri Regnier
A look at the wetland complex area in King George park. Photo: Rossland Society for Environmental Action/Facebook

Kootenay Boundary board tackles park rename, better internet and budgets

To register and for information on other town hall dates visit: rdkb.com. (Regional Government tab)

A look at the wetland complex area in King George park. Photo: Rossland Society for Environmental Action/Facebook
The best time to apply for the grant is in May after people have received both their BC Assessment notice and their municipal property tax notice. Photo: Unsplash

Homeowner grants remain unchanged for West Kootenay

Assessment roll and jurisdiction numbers are needed to apply.

The best time to apply for the grant is in May after people have received both their BC Assessment notice and their municipal property tax notice. Photo: Unsplash
The Kettle River Food Share Society opens its doors once a week, next to the Riverside Centre at 3990 Highway 3. Graphic: Facebook / Kettle River Food Share - Rock Creek, BC

RDKB awards grants to West Boundary food banks

Rock Creek food bank seeing uptick in clients, according to President Duncan Scott

The Kettle River Food Share Society opens its doors once a week, next to the Riverside Centre at 3990 Highway 3. Graphic: Facebook / Kettle River Food Share - Rock Creek, BC