Sandbag Station Set Up in Hosmer / High Streamflow Advisory Issued for East Kootenay as atmospheric river forecast to bring rain to East Kootenay, with up to 100mm in Elk Valley
The RDEK’s Columbia Valley office will be closing at 3pm today, Dec 8 and will reopen Monday Dec 11 at 8:30am
Located in the southeast corner of BC, the Regional District of East Kootenay is a local government dedicated to providing quality service to our residents and property owners. We work together as a partnership of municipalities and electoral (rural) areas to provide and coordinate services.
We take great pride in:
Unlike a municipality, which has one boundary and one set of taxpayers, Regional Districts have a different boundary (and a unique set of taxpayers) for every single service we offer. These "boundaries" are called service areas and can be very small (for example, one area within a small rural community), or very large (covering the entire region).
Some of the services we provide include: land use planning, water supply, sewage disposal, fire protection, recreation, mosquito control, street lighting, community parks, emergency management programs, solid waste and recycling, transit, 9-1-1, library grants, regional parks, and invasive plant control.
Our total population is 65,896 based on the 2021 Census. The breakdown by area is:
For further information about the RDEK or our Board of Directors, click on the "About" tab at the top of this page.