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Elko Fire Department comes on line

After about 10 years of musing, discussion, community meetings and more, the community of Elko and surrounding area now has its own fire service. The Elko Volunteer Fire Department was officially launched Saturday, Jan. 30 with a ribbon cutting and … > Read More

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Successor named for RDEK CAO

The Regional District of East Kootenay board of directors today named a successor to the position of chief administrative officer (CAO). Current CAO Lee-Ann Crane is retiring in May and she will be replaced by current RDEK director of finances … > Read More

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Trust boosting local project funding 15%

Community projects will be getting access to more funds this spring through Columbia Basin Trust’s popular Community Initiatives and Affected Areas programs. The Trust Jan. 8 announced a 15% increase from $3.6 million per year throughout the Basin, to over … > Read More

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Climate action on a local scale

After world nations negotiate in Paris on climate – Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK), BC Hydro and Columbia Basin Trust are partnering to help East Kootenay communities save energy and reduce emissions. The multi-year partnership will help create a level playing … > Read More

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RDEK celebrates 50th anniversary

By Ian Cobb e-KNOW The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) turned 50 Nov. 30. Established in 1965 to provide local government services for rural areas between municipalities, the RDEK has come a long way. That was made abundantly clear … > Read More

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Cities celebrate successful games bid

A celebration marking the successful joint bid to host the 2018 55+ BC Games by the cities of Cranbrook and Kimberley took place Friday afternoon (Oct. 9) in the terminal building at the Canadian Rockies International Airport. The announcement of … > Read More

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Idlewild progressing but grant needed: Pratt

Idlewild Lake continues to slowly drain, alleviating concerns of a potential dam breach that could inundate up to 21% of the City of Cranbrook. The draw down began April 29, a purposely slow process, the city explained in the spring, … > 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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Next steps in theatre replacement discussed

On June 26, the Key City Theatre Society (KCTS) brought together local partners and stakeholders to discuss replacement of the theatre once a new Mount Baker Secondary School (MBSS) is announced. Since 2008, the School District No. 5 (SD5) Board of … > Read More

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RDEK approves $1 million plus in CBT funding

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors has approved more than $1 million in funding for 140 projects around the region over the coming year. The funding comes from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas … > Read More

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