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Plaque honours launch partners

(From left) Back row – Heath Slee (RDEK Electoral Area B Director), Rick Allen (Columbia Basin Trust), Wally Penner (formerly of Columbia Basin Trust), Kevin Paterson (RDEK Environmental Services Manager), Ray Kelly (Kootenay Power Boat Association), Ray Joubert (Tobacco Plains Band) Middle row – Mike Sosnowski (RDEK Electoral Area A Director), Mary Giuliano (Mayor, City of Fernie), Dean McKerracher (Mayor, District of Elkford) Front row– Rob Gay (Chair, RDEK), Diane Tammen (BC Hydro), Hon. Bill Bennett, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Cal McDougall (Teck), Lois Halko (Mayor, District of Sparwood), Lisa Cox (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) - Submitted photo
(From left) Back row – Heath Slee (RDEK Electoral Area B Director), Rick Allen (Columbia Basin Trust), Wally Penner (formerly of Columbia Basin Trust), Kevin Paterson (RDEK Environmental Services Manager), Ray Kelly (Kootenay Power Boat Association), Ray Joubert (Tobacco Plains Band) Middle row – Mike Sosnowski (RDEK Electoral Area A Director), Mary Giuliano (Mayor, City of Fernie), Dean McKerracher (Mayor, District of Elkford) Front row– Rob Gay (Chair, RDEK), Diane Tammen (BC Hydro), Hon. Bill Bennett, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Cal McDougall (Teck), Lois Halko (Mayor, District of Sparwood), Lisa Cox (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations)
— image credit: Submitted photo

The Yaqakxaqtamki boat launch, on the shores of Lake Koocanusa, has just wrapped up its second season of operation. The Boat Launch was made possible through the generous support of three key funders: BC Hydro, Teck and Columbia Basin Trust and the cooperation of several partners. To recognize the contribution of both the funders and partners, the RDEK unveiled a dedication plaque on the site. The boat launch closed for the season October 31. Most recent upgrades to the facility include upgrades to the dock, attendant facility installation, directional signage and barriers.

 

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