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Grass Fire in Baynes Lake a Reminder of the Dry Conditions

April 22, 2018 - 11:54pm

UPDATED: The BC Wildfire Service is on site and will continue with mop up following yesterday's grass fire in the Baynes Lake area. There are still a number of hot spots in some of the driftwood, which is generating some smoke. A big thank you to all of the responders who answered the call - and to our fire watch team who spent the night on scene. We are so lucky to have such dedicated members of our community serving as firefighters. ORIGINAL RELEASE: Crews remain on fire watch tonight after a grass fire burned…
Home Involved in Jaffray Area House Fire a Total Loss

April 12, 2018 - 2:14pm

The flames have cooled and the focus will now turn to investigating the cause of an overnight house fire in Jaffray. The fire broke out just before 11:00 pm Wednesday night in the Rosen Lake area and Elk Valley & South Country Rural Fire and Rescue Chief, Dave Boreen says crews focused on keeping the blaze contained. “When we arrived on scene, the home was fully engulfed and our efforts throughout the night were on controlling the fire and keeping it from spreading beyond the structure. Our crews did an excellent job.” A total of 19 firefighters…
RDEK Staff Don Jerseys in Support of #HumboldtStong

April 12, 2018 - 1:00pm

The sticks are out front. The jerseys are on. The RDEK's employees joined thousands of Canadians in showing our support today. #HumboldtStrong #JerseysForHumboldt
Crews on Scene of House Fire in Jaffray Area

April 12, 2018 - 12:31am

Crews are on the scene of an overnight house fire in Jaffray. Members from the Jaffray, Baynes Lake and Elko Fire Departments responded to the call just before 11:00 pm Wednesday night. “The house was fully engulfed when we arrived on scene and is a total loss,” says Elk Valley & South Country Rural Fire and Rescue Service Chief, Dave Boreen. “Fortunately, there were no occupants in the home and there are no injuries.” The original call came in at 10:48 pm and a total of 19 firefighters from the three departments answered the call.  “The crew…
RDEK Board Gives Green Light to Negotiation with Recycle BC

April 09, 2018 - 11:53am

The RDEK Board of Directors has asked staff to begin negotiations on an agreement with Recycle BC to establish and operate Recycle BC depots at six of its staffed locations. “Recycle BC has reached out to see if the RDEK would be interested in becoming a contracted collection partner. As a Board we are looking at options to create value for our taxpayers and increase the access to additional recycling opportunities,” explains RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay.  Currently, the only Recycle BC depot in the East Kootenay is at the Cranbrook Bottle Depot.  RDEK Environmental Services Manager…
New Alert System Does Not Include Local Governments At This Time A new wireless alert system announ

April 05, 2018 - 12:18pm