Meeting about fire service are meeting next week

A meeting on the proposed Kettle Valley Fire Service Area is coming up on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

A meeting on the proposed Kettle Valley Fire Service Area is coming up on Wednesday, Oct. 5, allowing people the opportunity to learn more and share their thoughts in advance of the upcoming referendum.

The referendum will be formalizing the current fee for service agreement already in place with the Midway fire department. If passed, the fire service area would service Rock Creek, and include an increase to property taxation of a maximum of $151,000 per year, and borrowing by the RDKB of a maximum of $740,000 over 20 years for trucks and buildings.

A document from the RDKB notes the preliminary budget represents the maximum amount that can be taxed for, not necessarily what is needed—nothing will be taxed for that is not needed.

This referendum will be the latest of several held on the topic, most recently in 2011 when it was narrowly defeated.

Advance voting will be held on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, with general voting on Nov. 5. The public meeting will be held on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds. Regional district staff, as well as Area E Director Vicki Gee will be on hand to answer questions.

 

Just Posted

Trail bus line readies to takeover Kelowna run

Silver City Stage Lines must have a booking site up by Sept. 30; two vehicles activated by Oct. 26

More burning prohibitions rescinded in southeast B.C.

Category 2 and 3 fires will be permitted in Southeast Fire Centre as of 1p.m. on Wednesday.

Municipal spending outpaces population growth 4-fold in B.C.: report

Canadian Federation of Independent Business has released its annual operational spending report

Cops For Kids’ southeast B.C. tour rolls on

Annual RCMP fundraiser will see 34 cyclists ride 1,000 kilometres raising funds

B.C. parents leery of HPV cervical cancer vaccine

Provincial registration uptake among lowest in Canada

VIDEO: Messages of hope, encouragement line bars of B.C. bridge

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Trans Mountain completes Burrard Inlet spill exercise

Training required, some work continues on pipeline expansion

First court date for B.C. man accused of murdering Belgian tourist

Family and friends of Sean McKenzie, 27, filled the gallery for brief court appearance in Chilliwack

Pot, cash, mansions: Judge divvies up illegal estate of divorcing B.C. couple

The Smiths ran a multi-million marijuana operation that spanned three counties

Around the BCHL: Nanaimo Clippers acquire defenceman from Langley Rivermen

Around the BCHL is a look at goings on around the BCHL and the junior A world.

B.C. co-op develops tech to help prevent ODs, especially for alone users

Brave Technology has been awarded $200,000 in the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge

Recent jump in U.S. butter imports? All smooth, says Canadian dairy farmers

U.S. farmers recently enjoyed extra access to the Canadian market

Potential replacements for Phoenix pay system to start testing soon: Brison

Testing of prototypes to replace troubled federal pay system will begin within weeks

Nanaimo’s Tilray Inc. briefly the world’s largest cannabis company

The company, only listed in the US, nearly reached $300 in afternoon trading on Wednesday

Most Read