RDCK Celebrates 50th Birthday

Celebrating 50 years with the Regional District of Central Kootenay

  • Nov. 26, 2015 8:00 p.m.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay will celebrate its 50th birthday on Nov. 30 and to celebrate, it’s offering the public a 50 cent drop-in fee at four of its recreation centres.

“This is our way of symbolizing and honouring this special day, as well as thanking RDCK residents,” said board chair Karen Hamling.

Back in 1965, the newly-created RDCK employed two staff and had an annual budget of $39,000. Today, the organization employs approximately 350 people and has a budget of $55 million.

“We’ve grown and evolved over the past 45 years to reflect the needs and wants of our public,” said Hamling. “Today, we deliver 165 services in the most cost-efficient, quality manner we can.”

The RDCK offers a wide range of services throughout the region, such as emergency management, water systems, waste management, recreation, planning, fire protection and grants.

The RDCK also has the following activities planned to commemorate its 50th milestone:

a quiz titled “How Well Do You Know Your RDCK?” with a prize pack for the winner;

the dedication of a time capsule, which will be opened in 2065;

the planting of 50 trees on RDCK land throughout the region in spring 2016;

the creation of a virtual scrapbook, which will document photos and memories of former and current RDCK employees and elected officials.

“RDCK elected officials and staff consider it a privilege serving our communities and working with you,” said Hamling. “We are proud to be the Central Kootenay’s regional government.”

 

Just Posted

Castlegar teens rescue man from river

Will Watt and Shay LaFayette helped save a fisherman from the Kootenay River.

Rural dividend grants awarded in Kootenay West

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy made the grant announcements in Trail on Thursday

West Kootenay gleaner’s group gets big funding boost

CBT grant allows project to save more local produce from compost bin

Fruitvale man identified in fatal zipline accident in Thailand

Spencer Donaldson, 25, was from Fruitvale, B.C., the city’s mayor has confirmed

RDCK passes climate change ‘call to arms’

Director says the statement will help guide policy

What’s age got to do with it? B.C. couple with 45-year gap talks happy marriage

An Armstrong couple that has 45-year age gap began turning heads after being featured on show Extreme Love.

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

B.C.’s largest Vaisakhi festival target of threatening Facebook post: Surrey RCMP

Police say they are investigating the posts on Facebook, after local MLA forwarded screenshots

Pug life: B.C. town boasts waggish list of dog names

Freedom-of-information request lists most ‘pupular’ dog names registered in White Rock

VIDEO: Fish farming company launches $30-million vessel to treat salmon for sea lice in B.C. waters

Freshwater treatment an improvement but fish farms should be removed from sea, says conservationist

Singh says childhood abuse steeled him for scrutiny and stress of politics

He recounts the assaults for the first time in his book Love & Courage

Despite five extra weeks’ parental leave in Canada, dads still face stigma: survey

One reason people said dads don’t need leave is because they can just bond with their kids at weekend

Vintage bottles, magic cards, a 1969 Playboy: Quirky items found in historic B.C. buildings

Crews set aside some of the funkier pieces emerging from the construction rubble

Most Read