Kootenay Boundary Regional District

The RDKB is sending a letter to the province requesting it fund the infrastructure to install cell towers along the Paulson Pass on Hwy 3 as well as Hwy 33. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Board advocates for cell service on Paulson, Highway 33

Traffic expected to exponentially increase on Hwys 3 and 33 due to closure of Highways 1 and 5

 

RDKB Directors met for a board meeting Thursday, Nov. 25. Photo: rdkb.com

RDKB pushes for more cell phone, radio coverage for area highways

Communications dead zones are a serious problem for area first responders

 

Photo: Ron Marcolin

Last paddle at Christina Lake

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Night time view of Area B. Photo: RDKB.com

New leader at helm of Kootenay Boundary board of directors

Director Linda Worley represents Area B/Lower Columbia-Old Glory

Night time view of Area B. Photo: RDKB.com
Firefighters were called to an East Trail structure fire Tuesday night. Photo: Fire Rescue

East Trail fire destroys garage

The call came into regional fire rescue just past 7:30 p.m.

Firefighters were called to an East Trail structure fire Tuesday night. Photo: Fire Rescue
Firefighters contain a small zinc fire at Trimac’s base in the Waneta industrial area. Photo: Submitted

Crews attend zinc fire at transportation work site in Trail outskirts

The report of a zinc fire came into Kootenay Boundary fire rescue Sunday morning

Firefighters contain a small zinc fire at Trimac’s base in the Waneta industrial area. Photo: Submitted
With transportation corridors compromised due to road closures, and the primary glass end market currently under water, Recycle BC advises it cannot move glass from receiving facilities to glass end markets. Photo: Sigmund/Unsplash

Changes to Kootenay Boundary recycling as province grapples with flooding disaster

Temporary changes include no curbside glass pick up, no foam/flexible plastics at Trail landfill

With transportation corridors compromised due to road closures, and the primary glass end market currently under water, Recycle BC advises it cannot move glass from receiving facilities to glass end markets. Photo: Sigmund/Unsplash
Crowe students helped remove invasive plants at Beaver Creek and replace them with native plants and seeds. Be on the lookout for small orange flags placed by each new native species, and please step around these flags. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia students dig in to habitat restoration

Crowe students remove invasive plants and plant native plant and seeds at Beaver Creek

Crowe students helped remove invasive plants at Beaver Creek and replace them with native plants and seeds. Be on the lookout for small orange flags placed by each new native species, and please step around these flags. Photo: Submitted
Victims and Survivors of Crime Week runs Nov. 14 to Nov. 20. Photo: Stefano Pollio/Unsplash

Victim and Survivors of Crime Week: Learn about key resources in the Trail area

Victims and Survivors of Crime Week began Sunday and runs until Nov.…

Victims and Survivors of Crime Week runs Nov. 14 to Nov. 20. Photo: Stefano Pollio/Unsplash
Columbia River in Trail. Photo: Trail Times file

Kootenay Boundary regional district monitoring river levels as parts of B.C. flood

The RDKB urges residents to be aware of changing weather and water levels, as well as debris flows.

Columbia River in Trail. Photo: Trail Times file
Photo: Trail Times

Crew attends Friday house fire in East Trail

Captain Grant Tyson says the homeowner knocked down much of the flames before the crew arrived

Photo: Trail Times
Paul Butler (Trail branch), Jessica Stajduhar (member service centre), Shelly Martin (corporate office), and Keith Smyth (board of directors) presented their donation to Jennie Kelly and Sheila Adcock of Career Development Services. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Savings employees put their money where their heart is

Contributions to local good causes comes from the Care Wear program

Paul Butler (Trail branch), Jessica Stajduhar (member service centre), Shelly Martin (corporate office), and Keith Smyth (board of directors) presented their donation to Jennie Kelly and Sheila Adcock of Career Development Services. Photo: Submitted
First responders from Teck Trail Operations suited up in hazmat suits to contain a pseudo-ammonia gas leak at the company’s Warfield plant during a May 2014 mock disaster scenario. Photo: Trail Times

Traffic diversion in Warfield on Wednesday for emergency training exercise

The mock scenario will go Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Teck’s Warfield Operations

First responders from Teck Trail Operations suited up in hazmat suits to contain a pseudo-ammonia gas leak at the company’s Warfield plant during a May 2014 mock disaster scenario. Photo: Trail Times
Firefighters from five Greater Trail halls attended a fire at Retriev Technologies, located in Columbia Gardens Industrial Park, Monday night. Photo: Trail Times

Crews called to fire at recycling plant in outskirts of Trail

Firefighters were called to Retriev Technologies Monday night

Firefighters from five Greater Trail halls attended a fire at Retriev Technologies, located in Columbia Gardens Industrial Park, Monday night. Photo: Trail Times
Photo: Trail Firefighters/Twitter

Technical training for Kootenay Boundary firefighters

The composite service is made up of paid-on-call and career firefighters

Photo: Trail Firefighters/Twitter
DriveBC has posted the estimated time of reopening Highway 22 is 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25. Photo: Times file

UPDATE: Police asking for dash-cam footage of highway crash near Castlegar

DriveBC reports the highway will reopen Monday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

DriveBC has posted the estimated time of reopening Highway 22 is 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25. Photo: Times file
An upcoming public consultation via BC Transit will ask for community feedback on two options: upgrading the main bus exchange at its current Cedar Avenue and Spokane Street locale; or if moving it to the Cedar Avenue block between Eldorado and Farwell Street is preferable. Photo: Trail Times

Trail moving ahead with downtown Transit Exchange

A delegation from BC Transit approached the GOC on Oct. 12

An upcoming public consultation via BC Transit will ask for community feedback on two options: upgrading the main bus exchange at its current Cedar Avenue and Spokane Street locale; or if moving it to the Cedar Avenue block between Eldorado and Farwell Street is preferable. Photo: Trail Times
Kootenay Boundary fire rescue held a training day on the Skywalk in Sept. 2020. Photo: @ChiefDerby/Twitter

Tuesday is training day at Trail Skywalk

The walkway will remain open during the training set to go from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kootenay Boundary fire rescue held a training day on the Skywalk in Sept. 2020. Photo: @ChiefDerby/Twitter
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 RDKB applied for an active transportation planning grant to invest in the Lower Columbia Rolling Green Ribbon. Image: RDKB
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

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