RDEK Board Highlights – August 2016

Read about what is happening (pdf) in our RDEK meetings;

  • 10-Year Service Award
  • Wasa Commercial Rezoning
  • Containing Invasive Plants
  • Regional Broadband Committee
  • Plan for a Sharing Economy
  • Tie Lake Wireless Project
  • Fairmont Bike and Walking Path
  • Columbia Valley Recreation Service
  • Canal Flats Bike Park Project
  • Discretionary Grants In Aid
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RDEK – Board Highlights – July 2016

Read about what is happening (pdf) in our RDEK meetings;

  • 10-Year Service Award
  • Wasa Commercial Rezoning
  • Containing Invasive Plants
  • Regional Broadband Committee
  • Plan for a Sharing Economy
  • Tie Lake Wireless Project
  • Fairmont Bike and Walking Path
  • Columbia Valley Recreation Service
  • Canal Flats Bike Park Project
  • Discretionary Grants In Aid
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Columbia Basin High-Speed Internet Services

Cranbrook,BC – July 8,2015

Everyday tasks that were once done in person, such as shopping, communicating, learning and banking, are now done online. To help Canadians have better access to these and many other online opportunities, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and Minister Responsible for British Columbia, and David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay–Columbia, today announced that the Government of Canada will provide $3.34 million to the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation to bring high-speed Internet services to approximately 11,000 households in British Columbia. Mr. Wilks highlighted the communities that will benefit in the Kootenay region, including many in Cranbrook, East Kootenay and Columbia Shuswap.

The broadband infrastructure project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, delivering Internet speeds of up to 10 megabits per second (Mbps), twice as fast as the target speed for the Connecting Canadians program.

For Canadians who live in communities with slow or no Internet, access to high-speed services will lead to new economic opportunities and the creation of new jobs, products and services.

By Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, over 98 percent of Canadian households will be able to subscribe to new or improved high-speed Internet services, delivering on the Harper Government’s commitment to rural Canadians.

Quick facts

  • Under the Connecting Canadians program, the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation will receive $3.34 million to connect approximately 11,000 households in the Kootenay region, including in
    • Boundary—Bridesville to Christina Lake
    • Ferguson
    • Edgewood, Whatshan Lake and surrounding area
    • Northern Kootenay Lake communities
    • Sirdar, Wynndel, Lister, Canyon, Bountiful, West Creston
    • Elk Valley, Baynes Lake, Jaffray, Elko
    • Spillimacheen, Brisco, Edgewater
    • Yahk, Kingsgate, Kitchener, Moyie Lake
    • Grasmere, Wasa, Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Windermere, Wilmer, Harrogate, Parson
    • Crawford Bay, Gray Creek, Boswell, Riondel, Ainsworth Hot Springs
    • Ross Spur, Fruitvale, Beaver Valley, Salmo, Ymir, Slocan Valley, South Slocan, Blewett, Harrop, Glade, Tarrys, Thrums, Deer Park, Renata, Genelle, rural Rossland
    • Field
  • Through Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government of Canada created the Connecting Canadians program, backed by a $305-million commitment to connect an additional 280,000 households in rural and remote regions of the country to high-speed Internet services at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps.
  • The Government has exceeded its Economic Action Plan 2014 target by over 75,000 households in the first round of project approvals, bringing high-speed Internet access to more than 356,000 homes across Canada, and nearly 40 percent under budget.
  • Last summer, the Government invited Canadians to provide feedback online to help better determine areas in need of high-speed Internet access. Once information was received, Industry Canada invited Internet service providers to submit proposals for funding under Connecting Canadians to build the wireless or wired infrastructure that will provide services to rural and remote communities in need.
  • The first projects are expected to be completed by the time Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
  • Industry Canada received over 300 applications to the Connecting Canadians program from Internet service providers across Canada.
  • Every province and territory across the country will benefit from the Connecting Canadians program. Announcements of individual projects will be made throughout the summer.
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RDEK – Board Highlights – March 2015

Read about what is happening (pdf) in our RDEK meetings;

  • Volunteers of the Year
  • Five Year Financial Plan
  • NorthStar Rails 2 Trails
  • Homeless Shelter Support
  • West Fernie Servicing Project
  • Regional Broadband
  • Multi-Use Facility Funding
  • Idlewild Park Funding
  • Elk Valley Victim Assistance
  • Westside Trail
  • Fairy Creek Bridge
  • CV Rec Society
  • Library Board Appointment
  • Discretionary Grants In Aid

RDEK – Board Highlights – March 2014

Read about what is happening (pdf) in our RDEK meetings;

  • Five Year Financial Plan Adopted
  • Elko Septage Ponds
  • Elk Valley Waste Disposal
  • Library Grants
  • Committee Appointments
  • Regional Broadband Committee
  • Discretionary Grants In Aid
     
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RDEK – Board Highlights – December 2013

Read about what is happening (pdf) in our RDEK meetings;

  • 2014 Board Meeting Schedule
  • Wilmer and Dry Gulch OCP
  • Area A Home Based Business Regulations
  • Winter Road Maintenance
  • RCMP Increased Presence
  • Agricultural Land Reserve
  • Elk Valley Flood Repairs
  • RDEK Working Group Rep
  • Conservation Fund
  • Fairmont Hazard Assessments
  • Broadband Services
  • Area C Library Board
  • Discretionary Grants In Aid
     

RDEK – Board Highlights – October 2013

Read about what is happening (pdf) in our RDEK meetings;

  • Service Recognition
  • Home Based Business
  • Jim Smith Lake Subdivision
  • Edgewater Recreation Service Area
  • Baptiste Lake Protection
  • Regional Broadband Committee
  • Cherry Creek Falls Park
  • Elkford Transfer Station
  • RDEK Attends Gala
  • Signage Installion Request
  • CPR Request
  • Discretionary Grants In Aid
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