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RDKB Board Highlights include Transit, Krestova and New Fire Chiefs

Amendment to Kootenay Lake West Transit Service Establishment

To address the growth in ridership and the demand for more services, the Board approved an amendment to the Kootenay Lake West Transit Service, which proposes a 3-to-5% increase in the cost of operations over the next five years. This ensures the sustainability of public transit in the region, affords the Board options in the Transit Future Services Plan, allows for the ability to extend or add routes, and addresses contract increases with NextGen Transit taking over as the new operating partner.

RDCK investigating the potential acquisition of parkland in Krestova

The Board has directed staff to investigate the opportunity to acquire private land, totalling approximately 134 acres in Krestova, Electoral Area H, as regional parkland for use by local communities for outdoor recreation and nature appreciation. Staff will consider a number of factors, including the context of the overarching Regional Parks Plan, the desire of the local community, and the financial investment and ongoing operational needs.

The RDCK welcomes input from the public in order to gauge initial levels of community interest and to support next steps. Click here to learn how you can provide feedback.

New Fire Chiefs appointed at North Shore Fire Department and Slocan Fire Department

The Board has approved the appointment of Jay Marshall as Fire Chief of the North Shore Volunteer Fire Department. He has served as Acting Fire Chief since December 2019 and has been a member of the RDCK Fire Services since 1991, first with the Balfour-Harrop Volunteer Fire Department and then with the North Shore Fire Department.

The Board also approved the appointment of Devin Lindsay as Fire Chief of the Slocan Volunteer Fire Department. He has served as Acting Fire Chief since February 2021 and previously served as Deputy Fire Chief with the Slocan Volunteer Fire Department.