Tag Archives: RDEK

Grassfire quickly contained at Fort Steele

A small grassfire at the Fort Steele Transfer Station was quickly contained yesterday afternoon (May 3). “We had a grass fire on our transfer station property yesterday afternoon when a controlled burn of a small brush pile got away,” said … > Read More

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Fernie Council Connection

The following is a synopsis of what occurred during the April 25 City of Fernie council meeting. 1. AGREEMENTS, LICENCES PERMITS & POLICIES 1.1 Development Variance Permit Application No. 381 – 10 Piedmont Drive – Montane  Developments Council authorized the issuance of … > Read More

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City recommends funding for 37 organizations

A total of $283,947.55 in Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs funding is being recommended for 37 City of Cranbrook and regional organizations. Mayor Lee Pratt and Councillors Danielle Cardozo and Tom Shypitka attended the Columbia Basin … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a synopsis of what occurred during the April 18 District of Sparwood council meeting. Bylaws Off-Road Vehicle Bylaw 1182, 2016 Council adopted Off-Road Vehicle Bylaw 1182, 2016. The bylaw extended the areas prohibiting the use of off-road vehicles … > Read More

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RDEK hopes $764,567 invoice raises attention

By Ian Cobb/e-KNOW The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) will be submitting an invoice for $764,567 to Multi-Material BC (MMBC) for costs associated with handling and processing recyclable materials that it should be handling. The RDEK board of directors … > Read More

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Board reaffirms support for 20-hp maximum

By Ian Cobb e-KNOW The board of directors of the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) April 8 agreed to reaffirm the regional government’s position of support for a 20-horsepower maximum (motor restriction) on the Columbia River. Electoral Area G … > Read More

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RDEK asking province to delay Jumbo board seat

By Ian Cobb e-KNOW The provincial government is going to be asked by the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) to not allow Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality (JGMRM) to have a seat at the regional board table (voting or … > Read More

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RDEK’s largest construction project breaks ground

The largest construction project in the history of the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) officially broke ground today in West Fernie. The $16,412,291 two-phase project will provide West Fernie residents and businesses with an upgraded water system and new … > Read More

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Regional board considers East Hill solar farm

By Ian Cobb/e-KNOW The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors this morning unanimously approved the first two readings of a bylaw that could open the door to the establishment of a solar energy facility in the East … > Read More

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Elko firefighters respond to first fire call

Members of the Elko Fire Department responded to their first fire call over the weekend. “We had a small grass fire in the Burton Lake Estates area,” reported Elk Valley & South Country Rural Fire Service Chief Dave Boreen. “This … > Read More

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