Tag Archives: RDEK

Library seeks major funding increase

By Chris Conway/e-KNOW The Invermere Public Library (IPL) has the lowest local government support per capita of all comparably sized libraries in the province according to IPL’s board of trustees chair Norm Funnell. Funnell and Nicole Pawlak appeared before District … > Read More

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Bench commemorates project completion

Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Electoral Area A Director Mike Sosnowski is pictured with RDEK Engineering Services Manager Brian Funke at a newly commissioned bench, which commemorates the recently completed West Fernie Dike. The $2.6 million multi-phased dike project … > Read More

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Public invited to major funding announcement

Fernie and West Fernie residents are invited to join in on an important infrastructure funding announcement tomorrow, Friday, July 24 in Fernie. Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, … > Read More

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Elk River erosion repair projects set to begin

Repairs and reinforcement will soon be underway at two separate sites along the Elk River. “We have two projects that we will be starting within the next week: one at the Elk Valley Airport and one in the Hill Road … > Read More

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Evacuation Alert lifted for Spilli’ fire

The Evacuation Alert for the fire in the Spillimacheen area has been lifted. The alert affected approximately 20-30 homes in the Spillimacheen area. The fire is in mop up. A big thank you to the crews – on the ground … > Read More

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Evac Alert remains at Spillimacheen fire

Firefighting activities are scaling down at the wildfire located between Spillimacheen and Harrogate along Highway 95. There has been no growth to the 54 hectares fire, which is classified as 100% contained. There are currently 20 contract fire fighters and … > Read More

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Crews reinforce Spilli’ fire containment

The following is an update on the two wildfires in the region as per the Regional District of East Kootenay. Spillimacheen Fire Size: 54 hectares – no growth. Location:  The fire is burning next to Highway 95 north of Spillimacheen. … > Read More

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Evacuation Alert and Order rescinded

The Evacuation Alert issued to the communities of Baynes Lake and Kragmont and the surrounding area on July 5, 2015 pursuant to the Emergency Program Act, is rescinded, the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) just announced. The fire has … > Read More

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Wildfires update

Here are updates on the wildfires burning near Harrogate/Spillimacheen and Baynes Lake/Elko. HARROGATE / SPILLIMACHEEN BAYNES LAKE / EAST of KOOCANUSA  

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Burn out planned for Baynes area fire; Spilli flares up

The following is an update on the two wildfires burning in the East Kootenay, as provided by Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Information Officer Loree Duczek. Baynes Lake Fire Update: The fire saw minimal growth overnight. The BC Wildfire … > Read More

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