RDKB Updates

Days have gone by and this site has not been updated – my apologies for that.

In the intervening time a number of updates have been issued by the Regional District.

Those residents impacted by Boundary flood won’t pay tipping fees
Given the extraordinary circumstances and wide-spread flooding damages to individuals, families and small businesses as a result of the recent flooding in the Boundary region, the Province of BC will cover tipping fees related to disposal of flood damaged materials.

RDKB rescinds majority of evacuation alerts across the Boundary
Threats from further flooding have diminished throughout the Boundary, and the RDKB Emergency Operation Centre has rescinded evacuation alerts for Electoral Areas C, D, and E, including Christina Lake, Grand Forks, and Midway on May 26. There are still 9 addresses on evacuation order for properties where there is still a threat to life safety.

The States of Local Emergency declared for Electoral Areas C and D, and the City of Grand Forks will be cancelled as of 4:00pm, May 28th.
The States of Local Emergency declared for Electoral Areas C and D, and the City of Grand Forks will be cancelled as of 4:00pm this afternoon. They will be immediately replaced by States of Local Emergency for Electoral Area D and the City of Grand Forks specific to 9 properties which are still at high risk as a result of the floods over the past few weeks.

Flood Waste Local Pickup Announced
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has secured an agreement with the Province of BC for funding of post-flood recovery efforts in the Boundary region.

The RDKB has committed local contractors to conduct curbside flood waste pickup which will begin later this week.  Curbside pickup will be available in flood-affected areas, and limited to flood damaged materials.

Flood Event Leads to Significant Mosquito Numbers
The annual mosquito control program within Electoral Area C (Christina Lake), Area D (Rural Grand Forks), and the City of Grand Forks has been underway for several weeks.

As a result of the flooding event, mosquitos are more apparent than most years.

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has engaged Morrow Bioscience as the contractor for mosquito control for the Grand Forks and Christina Lake areas. They have been actively working on control measures since before the flood, and have targeted flooded areas where there is, or was, standing water following the flood event.

Spraying is not effective for adult mosquitos, so most control measures focus on breeding grounds where eggs are laid. Morrow has been targeting these areas both by air and ground.

Flood damaged debris tipping fee reimbursements available
Given the extraordinary circumstances and wide-spread flooding damages to individuals, families and small businesses as a result of the recent flooding in Grand Forks, the Province of BC is covering tipping fees related to disposal of flood damaged materials.

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary recognizes that some residents affected by flooding paid tipping fees at landfills before the provincial program was brought into effect on May 25.

The RDKB has now developed a reimbursement program for those residents who retained original receipts from tipping fees for flood damaged debris.

As you can see from the above list a number of things have happened in this period of transition from emergency to recovery. Once again, my apology for not giving regular updates through this site. (I have been a bit busy with recovery things aside from this site, like a lot of people)

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