Central Kootenay Regional District

NextRide, now available in the West Kootenay public transit system, is technology that enables customers to use web browsers and smart mobile devices to see the location of their bus along its route and its predicted arrival time at an identified stop. Photo: Nelson Star

NextRide now lives in West Kootenay transit system

Customers can track their bus arrivals in real-time and see how full the bus is at any given time

 

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. The River Forecast Centre has upgraded it ranking of the the East Kootenay region to flood watch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Central Kootenay region in B.C. issues evacuation alert for community of Six Mile

Residents not required to leave yet, but asked to be ready to go

 

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has removed proof of vaccination requirements from its facilities. (File photo from RDCK)

Proof of vaccination no longer required at RDCK recreation centres

The province lifted the vaccination rule on April 8

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has removed proof of vaccination requirements from its facilities. (File photo from RDCK)
The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. (Photo by BC Wildfire Service)

Public information session scheduled for Boswell residents affected by wildfire

The meeting will be on Friday, July 30 at Boswell Community Hall

The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. (Photo by BC Wildfire Service)
Residents are asked to not leave their recycling behind if the facility is closed. File photo
Residents are asked to not leave their recycling behind if the facility is closed. File photo
West Kootenay Fire Departments have been busy lately. Photo: Crescent Valley Fire Department

String of wildland fires has West Kootenay fire chiefs urging caution

There have been a number of rural wildland fires across the region recently

West Kootenay Fire Departments have been busy lately. Photo: Crescent Valley Fire Department
Brenda Haley shares these fantastic views taken during a snowshoe trek in the Kootenay Pass on Sunday, Jan. 24. Photos: Brenda Haley

Extreme cold warning for the West Kootenay

Frigid temperatures expected this week, following a mild and sodden January

Brenda Haley shares these fantastic views taken during a snowshoe trek in the Kootenay Pass on Sunday, Jan. 24. Photos: Brenda Haley
Kootenay Regional Building Dept.(Google)

RDCK directors face ‘difficult task’ as budget talks begin

The first look at the 2021 budget seems to be on shakey ground

Kootenay Regional Building Dept.(Google)
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

Up to 40 cm of snowfall is called for the mountain passes along Highway 3. Photo: Michelle Bedford
The RDCK has offices on Lakeside Drive and in two other smaller locations in Nelson. For this year the board has cut its projected expenditure on space planning that was intended to consolidate its office space. File photo

RDCK cuts proposed 2020 tax increase by half

Changes were prompted by COVID-19’s likely effect on West Kootenay economy

The RDCK has offices on Lakeside Drive and in two other smaller locations in Nelson. For this year the board has cut its projected expenditure on space planning that was intended to consolidate its office space. File photo
The proposed taxes Nelson residents will pay to the RDCK in 2020. Source: Regional District of Central Kootenay

Draft 2020 RDCK budget shows 4% increase for Nelson residents

Rural areas adjacent to Nelson will see increases up to 9.5%

The proposed taxes Nelson residents will pay to the RDCK in 2020. Source: Regional District of Central Kootenay