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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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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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IH centralizing laundry services

Interior Health’s (IH) Board of Directors announced March 1 that it has reached a 20-year agreement with Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service Inc. to provide the majority of linen and laundry services through a centralized Okanagan-based facility, supported by regional distribution … > Read More

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Rural tax rates down except in Columbia Valley

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) this morning adopted its Financial Plan for the years 2016 – 2020. The 2015 operating budget is $27.1 million, which represents an overall increase of 2.3% from last year. This includes a number … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a synopsis of what occurred during the Feb. 12 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors’ meeting and an update of public meetings and hearings. Columbia Valley Economic Development Service Project funding The board approved … > Read More

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New intensive care unit officially opened

With most responsible parties on hand, the new $20 million intensive care unit (ICU) and electrical system project for East Kootenay Regional Hospital (EKRH) was officially celebrated as completed this afternoon. Hon. Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and … > Read More

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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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