A new fire hall is in the works for Hosmer, with the Regional District of East Kootenay approving funding for the project in September 2022. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

A new fire hall is in the works for Hosmer, with the Regional District of East Kootenay approving funding for the project in September 2022. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

New fire hall planned for Hosmer, funding secured

The RDEK board of directors approved $4 million for the project

Hosmer is in the process of getting a new fire hall, with funding for the project approved by Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK).

The RDEK board of directors allotted a total of $4 million for the project, including $2.5 million from the Electoral Area A portion of the Elk Valley Mine Tax Sharing Fund and $1.5 million from the Community Works Fund, according to a release from the RDEK.

Electoral Area A director Mike Sosnowski said he recognized the critical role the fire department plays for Hosmer and the surrounding areas.

“Securing funding for the project has been a key priority for me this year and I’m grateful for the support of the board in making it happen,” he said.

The next step is to secure land for the new hall that will be centrally located in the Hosmer and Dicken Road areas, followed by detailed design and construction.

“This project will ensure our firefighters have a proper facility to operate and train in and will benefit residents and property owners for years to come,” Sosnowski said.

“I’m excited to see it moving ahead and look forward to the ribbon cutting once the new hall is built.”

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