Kootenay Boundary Regional District

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.

 

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

 

Restrictions have been tightened for Beaver Valley Water Service users. Photo: Mohammad Rezaie/Unsplash

Beaver Valley tightens water restrictions

No irrigation or sprinkling is allowed on Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays.

 

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
Kathy Bruce (centre), Vice President of Retriev Technologies donated a $7,000 thermal imaging camera to the regional fire department. Chief Dan Derby (right) and Captain Rick Morris received the donation at the Trail station last week.

Trail company boosts the regional firefighting arsenal

A thermal imaging camera detects infrared energy, or heat, and converts it into a visual image

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Kathy Bruce (centre), Vice President of Retriev Technologies donated a $7,000 thermal imaging camera to the regional fire department. Chief Dan Derby (right) and Captain Rick Morris received the donation at the Trail station last week.
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Police and firefighters were called to a camp near the Old Trail Bridge on Tuesday afternoon when a woman allegedly lit this fire. Photo: Stephen Miller

Arson suspected in fire near the Old Trail Bridge

Crews were called to a fire on Casino Road Tuesday afternoon

Police and firefighters were called to a camp near the Old Trail Bridge on Tuesday afternoon when a woman allegedly lit this fire. Photo: Stephen Miller
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Ellen Vallie is a member of the West Kootenay Camera Club. Her photographs will be among those displayed in the club’s upcoming photo exhibit. Photo: Ellen Vallie

Popular West Kootenay photo show returns in June

This year’s exhibition will feature favourite photos of club members

‘Ram I am’
Ellen Vallie is a member of the West Kootenay Camera Club. Her photographs will be among those displayed in the club’s upcoming photo exhibit. Photo: Ellen Vallie
The East End RDKB office is located in the Trail Gulch. The RDKB budget is over $50M this year. Photo: Times file

Trail taxpayers see small tax increase for regional district

The RDKB budget is over $50M this year, its highest on record.

The East End RDKB office is located in the Trail Gulch. The RDKB budget is over $50M this year. Photo: Times file
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Quick response douses brush fire in downtown Trail

A potentially dangerous brush fire was extinguished by Kootenay Boundary firefighters in minutes

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Members of Trail Firefighters Local 941 were hanging out in the station last week, practicing high angle rope rescue training. All members are trained in rope rescue, confined space rescue ,water rescue and vehicle extrication. Photos: Twitter @trailfire941

Rope rescue review at Kootenay Boundary fire hall

Created 39 years ago, Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue is a full service department

Members of Trail Firefighters Local 941 were hanging out in the station last week, practicing high angle rope rescue training. All members are trained in rope rescue, confined space rescue ,water rescue and vehicle extrication. Photos: Twitter @trailfire941
For something a little different this week, Trail Blazers is featuring an historical image from the Kootenay Boundary. This rough and tumble photo shows the Forshaw Ranch near Phoenix, B.C, circa 1914. Photo Credit: Boundary Heritage Facebook Page (via Grand Forks Gazette)

Trail Blazers: Home, home on the range

Trail Blazers is a weekly historical feature

For something a little different this week, Trail Blazers is featuring an historical image from the Kootenay Boundary. This rough and tumble photo shows the Forshaw Ranch near Phoenix, B.C, circa 1914. Photo Credit: Boundary Heritage Facebook Page (via Grand Forks Gazette)
“And we can thank God and Mother Nature for such elegant and naturally occurring checks and balances to sustain life on earth,” writes Russ Babcock. Photo: Louis Maniquet on Unsplash

Letter: A message to teachers of our children

Letter to the Editor from Russ Babcock of Genelle

  • May 6, 2021
“And we can thank God and Mother Nature for such elegant and naturally occurring checks and balances to sustain life on earth,” writes Russ Babcock. Photo: Louis Maniquet on Unsplash
The RDKB enacted Stage 1 water restrictions on May 1. Photo: Unsplash

New Kootenay Boundary water saving measures in play

RDKB water conservation restrictions were put into effect on May 1

The RDKB enacted Stage 1 water restrictions on May 1. Photo: Unsplash
Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society hopes to have EcoGarden demonstration gardens throughout the region. Photo: Submitted

Eco gardens, a growing green initiative in the Kootenays

Project launch parallels May being Invasive Species Action Month in B.C.

Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society hopes to have EcoGarden demonstration gardens throughout the region. Photo: Submitted
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Fire chief urges Greater Trail residents to get FireSmart

Fire chief insists home owners resist urge to burn their grass, undertake simple yard maintenance

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A brush fire caused some damage to a home in Rivervale on Monday afternoon. Photo: Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue

Monday brush fire causes damage to Rivervale home

Fire department advises locals to discard of smoking materials properly

A brush fire caused some damage to a home in Rivervale on Monday afternoon. Photo: Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue