Kootenay Boundary Regional District

RDKB board chair Diane Langman (left) will serve a second term, and Grace McGregor, is returning vice-chair. Photo: RDKB, November 2019

Warfield director starts second term as regional lead

Diane Langman was acclaimed as the RDKB board chair on Nov. 10

 

Glen Gallamore, a 19-year member of Trail Firefighters Local 941, was promoted to Deputy Chief of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue in June 2020. Photo: Trail Firefighters Local 941

Close call has Kootenay fire chief reminding drivers to slow down, move over

Deputy Fire Chief Glen Gallamore advises all drivers that emergency vehicles have right-of-way

 

Up to 40 cm of snowfall is called for the mountain passes along Highway 3. Photo: Michelle Bedford

Snowfall warning in effect for West Kootenay

Snow is forecast for the higher elevations Thursday morning and in valley at night

 

Construction for a new pharmacy and ambulatory care wing is still underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, but the regional centre is poised to open a Chronic Pain Clinic, thanks to fundraising efforts from the KBRH Health Foundation and anesthesiologist and pain specialist Dr. Kollipara. (Jim Bailey photo)

Chronic pain clinic coming to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Dr. Kollipara, Anesthesiologist and chronic pain specialist, will lead the KBRH team

Construction for a new pharmacy and ambulatory care wing is still underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, but the regional centre is poised to open a Chronic Pain Clinic, thanks to fundraising efforts from the KBRH Health Foundation and anesthesiologist and pain specialist Dr. Kollipara. (Jim Bailey photo)
Kootenay regional districts have been recognized with a sustainability award from the FCM. (Submitted photo)

Regional districts earn Canadian sustainability award

Accelerate Kootenays program earns Kootenay Regional Districts Canadian municipalities honour

Kootenay regional districts have been recognized with a sustainability award from the FCM. (Submitted photo)
Volunteers posted a private property for wildlife conservation sign on the acreage. (SILT photo)

Volunteers Clean Up Wildlife Habitat Near Grand Forks

SILT purchases grasslands near Grand Forks earlier this year

Volunteers posted a private property for wildlife conservation sign on the acreage. (SILT photo)
(Twitter @Interior_Health)                                (Twitter @Interior_Health)

Interior Health issues drug and overdose alert for Kootenay Boundary

High amounts of respiratory-depressant substances found in samples tested at ANKORS

(Twitter @Interior_Health)                                (Twitter @Interior_Health)
On Aug. 11, IH reported two additional cases of COVID-19. (Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District)

Interior Health reports two more COVID-19 cases

IH: One person is in hospital. No one is in ICU with COVID-19.

On Aug. 11, IH reported two additional cases of COVID-19. (Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District)
Matthew Brown packs produce as part of the Farms to Friends program. (Submitted photo)

Farms to Friends brings fresh local food to West Kootenay families

“It is a really fulfilling project for everyone,” says executive director Montana Burgess.

Matthew Brown packs produce as part of the Farms to Friends program. (Submitted photo)
Arson is likely cause of a string of fires set in Marsh Creek near Fruitvale on Friday night. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue photo)

Arson suspected in several wildfires lit near Fruitvale

RCMP making progress in arson investigation of Marsh Creek fires

Arson is likely cause of a string of fires set in Marsh Creek near Fruitvale on Friday night. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue photo)
Arson is likely cause of a string of fires set in Marsh Creek near Fruitvale on Friday night. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue photo)

Arson suspected in several wildfires lit near Kootenay town

RCMP making progress in arson investigation of Marsh Creek fires

Arson is likely cause of a string of fires set in Marsh Creek near Fruitvale on Friday night. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue photo)
Grand Forks area began putting food scraps in curbside green bins every week in 2012 and reduced their annual garbage sent to disposal by 55 percent. (Photo courtesy of the RDKB).

Greater Trail municipalities weigh in on organic waste pickup

RDKB partners with RDCK to collect organic waste at residents’ homes and transfer to Salmo facility

Grand Forks area began putting food scraps in curbside green bins every week in 2012 and reduced their annual garbage sent to disposal by 55 percent. (Photo courtesy of the RDKB).
Bailey Shaw of the BC Wildfire Service tackles a fallen cedar tree at the Christina Lake Dog Park. The regional district partnered with the wildfire service to clear dangerous trees and accumulated deadfall from the park. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

RDKB partners with BC Wildfire to clean up dead wood at Christina Lake Dog Park

BC Wildfire crews used the cleanup project as an opportunity for chainsaw training

Bailey Shaw of the BC Wildfire Service tackles a fallen cedar tree at the Christina Lake Dog Park. The regional district partnered with the wildfire service to clear dangerous trees and accumulated deadfall from the park. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
(Trail Times file photo)

Accident near Rossland sends one to hospital

A six-person regional crew responded to the scene on Highway 3B near Black Jack ski area

(Trail Times file photo)
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. (RDKB photo)

Kootenay Boundary bylaw officer hard at work

Rafuse carries out bylaw enforcement from Area A in the Kootenays to Big White in the Boundary

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. (RDKB photo)
(Black Press file)

Police investigating car accident on Rossland Hill

Captain Grant Tyson says the rollover resulted in minor injuries to three people

(Black Press file)
Fire Chief Dan Derby (left) and Deputy Fire Chief Glen Gallamore are based in the regional hall on Rossland Avenue. (Submitted photo)

Kootenay Boundary firefighter promoted to Deputy Fire Chief

Chief Derby: “Please join me in congratulating Deputy Regional Fire Chief Glen Gallamore, well done!”

Fire Chief Dan Derby (left) and Deputy Fire Chief Glen Gallamore are based in the regional hall on Rossland Avenue. (Submitted photo)
(Unsplash photo)

Heavy rainfall warning prompts alert for West Kootenay

Weather warning issued Tuesday at 1 p.m.

(Unsplash photo)
REN Energy will source waste wood from ATCO Wood Products and other forest companies to create Renewable Natural Gas in a new facility planned for Park Siding just outside of Fruitvale. Townsman file photo.

Renewable Natural Gas facility targeted for Fruitvale

Once in a lifetime thing, it doesn’t happen in small communities very often, says Fruitvale mayor.

REN Energy will source waste wood from ATCO Wood Products and other forest companies to create Renewable Natural Gas in a new facility planned for Park Siding just outside of Fruitvale. Townsman file photo.
(Photo by Neil Soni on Unsplash)

Heads up after 2 Trail men targeted in scams

Two recent reports of scams prompt advisory from Greater Trail detachment

(Photo by Neil Soni on Unsplash)