Highlights from the Regional District of East Kootenay

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board is rezoning a property North of Fernie to allow for light industry.

  • Dec. 27, 2016 5:00 p.m.


The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board is rezoning a property north of Fernie to allow for light industry.

Foothills Silva Culture Inc. has applied to rezone the 6.9-hectare parcel of land, which was previously used as a highway maintenance yard. The company has promised to retain a buffer of trees between the property and nearby residences.

The RDEK board gave first and second reading to the bylaws, which will amend the Elk Valley OCP and the Elk Valley Zoning Bylaw.

A public hearing on the bylaws will be held Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Fernie Family Centre.

A used zamboni is headed to Wasa.

The machine was previously utilized to clean the ice in Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in Invermere. It will be donated to the Wasa and District Lions Club for use on the community outdoor rink. The RDEK purchased a new zamboni for the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena earlier this year.

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