Kootenay Boundary Regional District

The RDKB applied for an active transportation planning grant to invest in the Lower Columbia Rolling Green Ribbon. Image: RDKB

Fruitvale, Trail, RDKB to improve connectivity away from cars

Fruitvale, Trail and the Kootenay Boundary regional district (RDKB) will be forging…

 

The Regional Distrit of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) applied for an active transportation planning grant to invest in the Lower Columbia Rolling Green Ribbon. (RDKB graphic)

Fruitvale, Trail, RDKB to improve connectivity away from cars

Fruitvale, Trail and the Kootenay Boundary regional district (RDKB) are following Rossland’s…

 

A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria. Photo: Black Press

Greater Trail municipalities and regional offices closed on Thursday

Sept. 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

 

Fruitvale fire

Fire breaks out in Fruitvale home’s garage

Kootenay Boundary firefighters contain a garage fire on First St. in Fruitvale Wednesday

Fruitvale fire
RDKB; Our officer is not in a position to follow up on all calls related to the COVID-19 Vaccination Passport or mandatory masks in public places. Photo: Adam Niescioruk/Unsplash

Kootenay Boundary bylaw officer educates, doesn’t enforce provincial health orders

When enforcement is required, the officer has the responsibility of issuing tickets and fines.

RDKB; Our officer is not in a position to follow up on all calls related to the COVID-19 Vaccination Passport or mandatory masks in public places. Photo: Adam Niescioruk/Unsplash
Those who work within Kootenay Boundary Fire Rescue are also first responders - often they are the first on scene at medical calls, car accidents, river rescues, and countless other life-threatening events. Photo: Trail Times

Firefighters’ National Memorial Day recognized on Sept. 12

Flags at half-mast over the Parliament in Victoria to honour firefighters in B.C. and beyond

Those who work within Kootenay Boundary Fire Rescue are also first responders - often they are the first on scene at medical calls, car accidents, river rescues, and countless other life-threatening events. Photo: Trail Times
Photo: @YRBKootenayBoundary /Twitter

Road re-surfacing underway in Fruitvale and Area A

Drivers reminded to heed construction zone speed limits and traffic control personnel

Photo: @YRBKootenayBoundary /Twitter
Raven’s Ridge part of a trail loop that leads to a scenic lookout over the hospital. Photo: Trail Times

Kootenay Boundary fire rescue called to two backcountry rescues in a few days

A hiker was injured on a trail above Miral Heights, a biker injured on Rossland railgrade

Raven’s Ridge part of a trail loop that leads to a scenic lookout over the hospital. Photo: Trail Times
Photo: Trail Times file

Fire in Trail Gulch early Friday

Smoke was showing from the second floor window reports Captain Greg Ferraby

Photo: Trail Times file
Conservative candidate Helena Konanz

SOWK Conservative candidate coming to Trail

Helena Konanz invites Greater Trail residents to meet with her at Gyro Park at 1 p.m. Thursday

Conservative candidate Helena Konanz
David Dudeck shares this striking photo of amber skies overhead in Trail on Sunday. Middle left is a wildfire service plane, part of the fleet fighting the Bear Creek fire. Photo: David Dudeck

Update: Evacuation alert rescinded for wildfire burning near Trail

BC and local wildfire crews responded to a wildfire started Sunday afternoon on Bear Creek Rd.

David Dudeck shares this striking photo of amber skies overhead in Trail on Sunday. Middle left is a wildfire service plane, part of the fleet fighting the Bear Creek fire. Photo: David Dudeck
Divers in the Columbia River near Rock Island when overage from the Glenmerry pump house spilled sewage into the river in July of 2012. Photo: File

Update: Repair complete following sewage spill into the river near Trail

A report from the State of Washington shows the incident happened at the Glenmerry pump on Sunday

Divers in the Columbia River near Rock Island when overage from the Glenmerry pump house spilled sewage into the river in July of 2012. Photo: File
On Saturday, 98 firefighters from Mexico left the NK’Mip Creek wildfire for a well deserved rest, BC Wildfire Service tweeted Aug. 7. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Crews take a breather from fighting Kootenay Boundary-Okanagan wildfire

As of Aug. 5, 123 properties in the RDKB remain on evacuation order

On Saturday, 98 firefighters from Mexico left the NK’Mip Creek wildfire for a well deserved rest, BC Wildfire Service tweeted Aug. 7. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
KBRFR responded to a brush fire in Rossland Saturday night.

Brush fire started in Rossland deemed suspicious

Kootenay Boundary Fire and Rescue were called out late Saturday night to a fire on Dunn Cres.

KBRFR responded to a brush fire in Rossland Saturday night.
Brandy Rafuse holds a diploma in Criminal Justice Policing as well as certificates in Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement and Investigative Skills; Investigation and Enforcement Skills; Emergency Management; and Addiction Studies. Photo: RDKB

New regional enforcement bylaw in effect across Kootenay Boundary

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

Brandy Rafuse holds a diploma in Criminal Justice Policing as well as certificates in Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement and Investigative Skills; Investigation and Enforcement Skills; Emergency Management; and Addiction Studies. Photo: RDKB
Firefighters stopped the June 27 West Trail wildfire from encroaching on homes. Photo: Ron Wilson

Trail wildfire was human-caused

A quick a coordinated response stopped the fire from spreading into West Trail residences

Firefighters stopped the June 27 West Trail wildfire from encroaching on homes. Photo: Ron Wilson
Don Mortimer (right) and Anthony Bell (left) are working to promote and deliver Rossland’s FireSmart Rebate Program. (D. Mortimer photo)

Rossland’s FireSmart program offers incentive to reduce fire risk

Don’t wait, get FireSmart hazard assessment and receive rebate for costs to make property safe

Don Mortimer (right) and Anthony Bell (left) are working to promote and deliver Rossland’s FireSmart Rebate Program. (D. Mortimer photo)
Fire at the former Alpine Disposal, and now GFL recycling facility, on Hwy 22 South of Trail. Photo taken just before 6 p.m. Monday June 21. Photo: John Piccolo

Industrial fire outside of Trail ravages recycling plant

Photos: The fire is reported to be at the GFL recycling facility

Fire at the former Alpine Disposal, and now GFL recycling facility, on Hwy 22 South of Trail. Photo taken just before 6 p.m. Monday June 21. Photo: John Piccolo
An aerial firefighting services helicopter retrieves water from the Columbia River in front of Gyro Park to suppress a wildfire started near the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Sept. 2018. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay Boundary firefighters brush up on wildfire suppression

Engine Boss course trains firefighters how to safely lead their crew during a wildland fire incident

An aerial firefighting services helicopter retrieves water from the Columbia River in front of Gyro Park to suppress a wildfire started near the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Sept. 2018. Photo: Jim Bailey
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