Communities

Communities are at the core of everything we do.

The RDKB is made up of 13 member communities – eight municipalities and five electoral areas – whose elected representatives come together as 13 directors around a board table to make collective decisions for the benefit and betterment of our region as a whole, and our communities individually.

Our communities are varied and unique with vibrant city and village cultures, seasonal resort vibes, and laid-back, rural characters. Residents range from families who have lived here for centuries to people who arrived here recently, and everyone in between.

What our communities have in common is a regional government whose leaders and staff are committed to making the Kootenay Boundary a great place to live, work and visit.

The RDKB provides community and economic development services, funding and grants through partner agencies and our own Grant-in-Aid program and access to community halls and community centres.

And, we invite you to join the conversation about various RDKB projects and initiatives going on in your community or the region as a whole. Visit our online engagement site and find out what’s happening where you live.

Electoral Areas

Electoral Area 'A' includes the rural areas bordered on the west by the Columbia River, on the south by the Canada / U.S. Border, on the north by Champion Lakes Provincial Park and stretches east of the Village of Fruitvale.

Electoral Area 'A' does not include the properties within the villages of Montrose and Fruitvale, nor the City of Trail.

According to 2016 Census Canada figures, the population is 1,891.

Residents  pay property and parcel taxes to the Province for services provided by the RDKB. 

Reports are available containing tax information for tax payers in the Electoral Area.  These reports can be found on the Finance Page on our web site.

Ali Grieve - RDKB Area 'A' Director


Ali Grieve
Area 'A' Director

Phone: 250.367.6521
Cell: 250.368.7240
Email



Links:
Fruitvale & Area A News - April 2021
View the Townhall Meeting Presentation
Commercial Recycling and Disposal Services
Beaver Valley Rec
Recycling Pick Up Calendar
Trail Home of Champions Program

Electoral Area ‘B’/Lower Columbia-Old Glory includes the rural areas bordered on the east by the Columbia River, on the west by the Santa Rosa Summit, on the north by the junction of Highways 3 & 3B and on the south by the Canada / U.S. Border.

Electoral Area ‘B’/Lower Columbia-Old Glory includes the unincorporated communities of Genelle, Rivervale, Oasis, Casino, Blackjack, South Belt, Sheep Creek and Patterson. Electoral Area ‘B’/Lower Columbia-Old Glory does not include area within the municipalities of Trail, Rossland or Warfield.

The population according to 2011 Census Canada figures was 1,395.

Residents of Electoral Area ‘B’/Lower Columbia-Old Glory of the RDKB pay property and parcel taxes to the Province for services provided by the RDKB.

The reports available on the link below contain tax information for tax payers in the Electoral Area.  These reports can also be found on the Finance Page on our web site.

Linda Worley - RDKB Electoral Area ‘B’/Lower Columbia-Old Glory Director


Linda Worley
Electoral Area ‘B’/Lower Columbia-Old Glory Director

Phone:  250.693.5500
Cell:  250.231.1300
Email



Links:
View the Townhall Meeting Presentation
Trail Area Health and Environment Program
Recycling Pick Up Calendar
Click here for the Recreation Grant Application
Recreation Reimbursement Application Form

Electoral Area ‘C’/Christina Lake includes the unincorporated village of Christina Lake and all rural areas from Paulson Bridge to the Gilpen Grasslands and from the Canada / U.S. Border to the north end of Gladstone Provincial Park.

Situated on the TransCanada Trail, Christina Lake has two splendid trestles along the old CPR railway. Make Christina Lake your base for exploring the rail history of the Boundary.

According to 2006 Census Canada numbers,Electoral Area ‘C’/Christina Lake has a permanent population of 1,435.

In 2004 the RDKB adopted the the Area C (Christina Lake) Official Community Plan. The OCP is a policy document that establishes the general direction of development.

View the Electoral Area ‘C’/Christina Lake Official Community Plan - OCP Bylaw - No. 1250

In conjunction with the OCP, the Zoning Bylaw establishes the regulations governing development guidelines.

View the Electoral Area ‘C’/Christina Lake Zoning Bylaw (Bylaw #1300) (Note: These are lengthy PDF documents. To navigate the documents, please use Adobe's Bookmarks feature on the left-hand side of the document)

For tax information for tax payers in the Electoral Area please check the Finance Page.

Christina Lake residents now have a three stream garbage collection program: Green Bin/kitchen scraps, recycling, and garbage. Click here to find out more.

Grace McGregor - RDKB Vice-chair Electoral Area ‘C’/Christina Lake Director


Grace McGregor
Vice-chair
Electoral Area ‘C’/Christina Lake Director

Cell: 250.442.7118
Email



Links:
View the Townhall Meeting Presentation
Christina Lake Chamber of Commerce
School District #51 - Boundary
Christina Lake Watershed Atlas
Milfoil Control Program
Area C Parks Plan
Christina Lake Senior's Housing Study
Boundary Family Centres
Recycling Pick Up Calendar
Visitors' Choice Boundary Country Guide
Organics Collection Program
*Christina Lake Community and Nature Park Management Plan
Click here for the Recreation Grant Application

Electoral Area ‘D’/Rural Grand Forks includes the rural areas surrounding the City of Grand Forks.

The Area streches from the Canada /U.S. Border north to Granby Provincial Park, east to Gladstone Provincial Park and west to Eholt Summit.

According to 2006 Census Canada figures, the population is 3,176.

The reports available on the link below contain tax information for tax payers in the Electoral Area.  These reports can also be found on the Finance Page on our web site. 

Danna Odonnell - RDKB Electoral Area ‘D’/Rural Grand Forks Director


Danna O’Donnell
Electoral Area ‘D’/Rural Grand Forks Director

Cell: 250.443.3276
Email

Links:
View the Townhall Meeting Presentation
Recycling Pick Up Calendar
Boundary Area Transit Information
Grand Forks Chamber of Commmerce
School District #51 - Boundary
Boundary Family Centres
Visitors' Choice Boundary Country Guide
Organics Collection Program

Electoral Area ‘E’/West Boundary encompasses the rural areas from Eholt Summit to Anarchist Summit, and from the Canada / U.S. Border to Big White and the Christian Valley.

Electoral Area ‘E’/West Boundary includes the unincorporated areas of Rock Creek, Beaverdell, Bridesville and Westbridge, but does not include the Village of Midway nor the City of Greenwood.

According to 2006 Census Canada figures, the population is 2,234.

The reports available on the link below contain tax information for tax payers in the Electoral Area.  These reports can also be found on the Finance Page on our web site.

 This report provides a breakdown of serices supplied by the Regional District with your property taxes and the amount each resident pays for them. Note also that only affected residents pay for services such as fire protection.

Vicki Gee - RDKB Electoral Area ‘E’/West Boundary Director


Vicki Gee
Electoral Area ‘E’/West Boundary Director

H: 250.446.2042
Cell: 250.449.8271
Email



Links:
View the Townhall Meeting Presentation
Funding Opportunities in the RDKB
Landfills and Recycling
Big White Ski Resort
Mt. Baldy Ski Area
Phoenix Mountain Ski Area
School District #51 - Boundary
Boundary Family Centres
Visitors' Choice Boundary Country Guide
West Boundary Connect
Click here for the Recreation Grant Application

The alpine resort area of Big White is one of the jewels of the Regional District of the Kootenay Boundary. The resort rests high on the slopes of Big White Mountain overlooking the deep valleys of the Kettle River tributaries to the East and the tranquil lakes of the Okanagan Valley to the west.
Big White lies within the boundaries of Electoral Area ‘E’/West Boundary of the RDKB but because of the development's distinctive characteristics many services the Regional District provides to residents are unique to the resort.

This page will provide quick links to some of these services. Below you will find information pertinent to anyone planning developments, constructing buildings, or living at Big White.

For information on planning vacations to the resort please visit Big White's website.

The reports available on the link below contain tax information for tax payers in the Electoral Area.  These reports can also be found on the Finance Page on our web site.

See the Big White Noise Control Bylaw

‘What does a Community Policing Office do?'
The CPO role is developed in consultation with each individual community. Their primary purpose is to improve the community by providing increased preventative and public reassurance programs while supporting core policing operations. They will work alongside existing RCMP officers, other policing services, and community organizations to enhance service delivery.’

The Big White Community Policing Office is located above the General Store in Whitefoot Lodge across from the Plaza chair. It is open from 1:00-4:00 PM during the ski season. A ski patrol of RCMP officers from Kelowna and the Rural detachment in Westbank is put together and one or two members are on the hill wearing bright yellow jackets. Their presence on the hill helps to maintain a safe and secure environment for skiers and boarders.

Volunteers are in the office to fill out reports of thefts that happen on the hill or in the village. These reports are filed with the RCMP Rural Detachment in Westbank and a file number is eventually available for the victim for insurance purposes. Ski engraving is also available at no charge and encouraged as one way to discourage theft.

For Life-threatening Emergencies or Fire CALL 9-1-1

Vicki Gee - RDKB Electoral Area ‘E’/West Boundary Director


Vicki Gee
Electoral Area ‘E’/West Boundary Director

H: 250.446.2042
Cell: 250.449.8271
Email



Links:
View the Townhall Meeting Presentation
Big White Chamber of Commerce
Big White Tourism Society
Recycling & Garbage
Planning & Development
Building & Plumbing Inspection
Big White Fire Department
Big White Noise Control Bylaw