News Releases

Trail, BC
July 29, 2021
1:00 p.m. PT

 

July 29 update on the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire (K52061): RDKB downgrades 91 evacuation orders to alerts in Area E/West Boundary

Click here for the latest update on our emergency website.


Trail, BC
July 21, 2021
4:45 p.m. PT

 

122 properties remain on evacuation order, 304 on alert in West Boundary

An evacuation order remains in place for 122 properties in Electoral Area E/West Boundary in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) and a further 304 properties remain on evacuation alert due to the 2000-hectare Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire that is burning in both the RDKB and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen. Click here for the full release at emergency.rdkb.com.


Nk'Mip Wildfire Evacuation Orders Issued

Trail, BC
July 20, 2021
6:00 p.m. PT

 

Trail, B.C. - State of local emergency in Area E/West Boundary with 122 properties ordered to evacuate, 304 on alert due to Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. Click here for the full release at emergency.rdkb.com.

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has declared a state of local emergency in Electoral Area E/West Boundary due to the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire’s advance eastward from the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen into the RDKB. The RDKB has also ordered residents at 122 addresses to evacuate their properties immediately and placed a further 304 properties on evacuation alert in advance of a forecast for increased winds.
 


Christina Lake sprinkler program helps residents prepare for wildfire

Trail, BC
July 15, 2021
1:00 p.m. PT


Trail, B.C. —The Christina Lake Fire Department is helping Christina Lake residents protect their homes and prepare for wildfire through an innovative sprinkler program.


 

Christina Lake Fire Rescue Alternative Approval Process passes

Trail, BC
July 15, 2021
1:00 p.m. PT


The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary will use long-term borrowing to finance a $1,285,000 loan to buy a new tender/pumper engine, a primary fire rescue engine, a command vehicle, a heater and boiler, an exhaust removal system and a self-contained breathing apparatus cascading system for Christina Lake Fire Rescue.

 

RDKB seeks input to Boundary Trails Master Plan

- Trail users, stakeholders and partners are invited to complete a survey at jointheconversation.

Trail, BC
July 14, 2021
1:00 p.m. PT

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) has launched a community engagement process to capture data related to recreational trail user habits. It includes a survey that will remain open until September 9, 2021 when results will be used to determine whether to develop a Boundary Recreational Trails Master Plan (BRTMP). The plan would apply to electoral areas D/Rural Grand Forks and E/West Boundary as well as the municipalities of Midway, Greenwood, and Grand Forks.

 

New Enforcement Bylaw in effect across the RDKB

- Bylaw enforcement officer can now issue tickets, fines and public can request adjudication.

Trail, BC
July 8, 2021
11:45 a.m. PT

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) has enacted its 2021 Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw (Enforcement Bylaw) that provides the RDKB bylaw enforcement officer with the authority to issue tickets and related fines for bylaw infractions.

Local governments create bylaws for various purposes including to regulate, prohibit, or require certain actions or behaviours related to things like land use and zoning; building regulations; animal control; and noise.

 

RDKB moves to stage 2 of water conservation program in the Beaver Valley

Trail, BC
June 29, 2021
11:00 a.m. PT

Beaver Valley Water Service customers in the Village of Fruitvale have moved to Stage 2 of the WaterSmart Outdoor Water Conservation program . This means even numbered addresses can irrigate or run a sprinkler on Tuesday and Saturday and odd numbered addresses can water Wednesday and Sunday. No irrigation or sprinkling is allowed on Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays. Residents can water with a micro- or drip irrigation systems or hose with a shut-off nozzle any day of the week.

 

Trail, BC
June 8, 2021
12:00 p.m. PT

RDKB granted $395K to further upgrade Saddle Lake Dam

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has received $395,027 in provincial funding for the second phase of a two-phase project to upgrade Saddle Lake Dam west of Grand Forks, B.C., it announced today.

 

Trail, BC
June 3, 2021
12:00 p.m. PT

Engine Boss wildland fire training hosted by Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue

- Office of the Fire Commissioner, Fire Chiefs Association of B.C. and the BC Wildfire Service cooperate to train local fire departments

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue (KBRFR) crews along with other Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) firefighters from Christina Lake, Grand Forks and from fire departments across the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will participate in advanced wildfire suppression training this week. Thirty-nine structural firefighters will gain the skills and knowledge to lead a single fire engine and attached personnel to fight wildland fires this summer.  

 

Trail, BC
May 31, 2021
11:30 a.m. PT

RDKB lowers flags to honour Indigenous children
found buried at Kamloops residential school

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has lowered its flags to half-mast at its Trail and Grand Forks offices in response to the 215 children whose remains were found by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc at the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.   

 

Trail, BC
May 27, 2021
11:00 a.m. PT

Thermal imaging camera donated to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue

- Retriev Technologies in Waneta has donated over $20,000 in life safety equipment to the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary in the last 10 years

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue (KBRFR) has added a thermal imaging camera to its fire fighting arsenal. Retriev Technologies in Waneta donated the $7,000 camera to firefighters at the Trail Station on May 26.

 

Trail, BC
April 28, 2021
4:00 p.m. PT

New outdoor water conservation measures
in Christina Lake, Rivervale and Beaver Valley

Today the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) introduced its new WaterSmart Outdoor Water Conservation program to customers of the Christina Lake Water Utility, Rivervale Water Utility and Beaver Valley Water Service (Village of Fruitvale).

 

Trail, BC
March 25, 2021
11:30 a.m. PT

Furnace fix for Fruitvale Fire Hall marks more climate action

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has installed new high efficiency furnaces at the Fruitvale Fire Hall as part of its commitment to reduce both energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by increasing energy efficiency in RDKB buildings and facilities.

 

Trail, BC
March 12, 2021
9:00 a.m. PT

Boundary Food Hub Virtual Grand Opening

- Public invited to attend on Saturday, March 20 at 2:00 pm through Facebook live

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and the Boundary Community Ventures Association (BCVA) will host a virtual grand opening of the Boundary Food Hub on Saturday, March 20 to celebrate a major milestone toward greater local food security and economic opportunities for regional food producers and processors.

 

Trail, BC
January 18, 2021
1:00 p.m. PT

Danna O’Donnell sworn in as new director for Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Board of Directors welcomed its newest member when Danna O’Donnell swore her oath to represent the residents of Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks in local government today. She was acclaimed to the position after being the only candidate and nominee in a by-election triggered when former director Roly Russell was elected to the provincial legislature on October 24, 2020.

 

Trail, BC
January 14, 2021
3:45 p.m. PT

New ladder truck at Big White Fire Department product of five years’ work

Christmas may be over, but the Big White Fire Department is still celebrating. The January arrival of their one-of-a-kind, 78-foot long Rosenbauer Viper Aerial ladder truck marks the end of a five-year project that started in April 2016. Crews have now ceremonially pushed Ladder 311 into its own bay in the Big White Fire Station, marking a tradition among firefighters that pays homage to the horsedrawn steam engines that were hand maneuvered into their stations a century ago.

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