Job posting from the Argenta Community Association, “Project Coordinator”

“The Argenta Community Association is accepting applications for a contracted “Project Coordinator” position, from July 2020 to May 2021, offering up to 5 hrs/wk @ $23/hr. Position will oversee and manage a range of projects such as policy development, Directors’ manuals, hall maintenance and improvement projects and property mapping. 

Experience with non-profit organizations an asset. Skills should include excellent communication, writing and organizational abilities, ability to work independently, promotional and grant writing skills.

To apply, send cover letter and resume by 4 pm, Friday, July 10th to: with subject line “Project Coordinator Position – Attn: Deb or Deb”

Scheduled power outage, July 5th 7am-10am

Good afternoon,

FortisBC has scheduled a planned outage on 
Sunday, July 5th from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. 
in order to complete some urgent work on their portion of the line between Kaslo and the Lardeau Valley. This outage will impact all of our customers in the Lardeau Valley. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding while the work is completed.

Mary Anne Coules | Stakeholder Engagement Advisor, Community Relations

BC Hydro
601 18th Street
Castlegar, BC V1N 2N1 
P 250 365 4565
C 250 608 1885

Smart about power in all we do.

Links & Clarifying the aerial application, mosquito program, Todd Johnston, RDCK, updated Saturday July 4th


I’ve received quite a bit of feedback from yesterday’s post on the upcoming aerial applications.

My sincere apologies for the vagueness – I didn’t realize how large of a distribution this email group was.

To be clear, what I was referring to was the aerial application of Bti, a pesticide that targets mosquito larvae, through a paid service that has been in effect since 2001, in a portion of Electoral Area D (Duncan Dam) Service Area. Here is a map of that Service Area; the area includes Cooper Creek, Meadow Creek, to the Duncan Dam.

Treatments are limited to the area that participates in the program only, so neighbouring communities such as Argenta will NOT be treated.

The Pineridge Subdivision Service Area (just south of Kaslo – see map) also pays for a mosquito control program, however this area does notreceive aerial applications, only hand applications.

The RDCK Website contains more information on the programs. If you have questions regarding this service, feel free to email me –



Recycling Depots, schedule update and services, July 1st, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE – Schedule Update for RDCK Recycling Depots. The transition to Recycle BC has begun for the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) with several recycling depots now open and offering the new service. 

Boswell Transfer Station, Crescent Valley, Creston (Helen Street), Creston Landfill, Grohman Narrows (Nelson), Nelson Recycling Depot (Lakeside), Ootischenia Landfill (Castlegar), and Yahk have all initiated service. Crawford Bay Transfer Station, Kokanee Park Marina, Riondel, Winlaw, and Ymir Transfer Station are launching between July 5 and July 13. The remaining facilities – Balfour Transfer Station, Burton Transfer Station, Edgewood Transfer Station, Kaslo Transfer Station, Marblehead Transfer Station, Nakusp Landfill, New Denver, Salmo, Silverton, and Slocan Transfer Station will be phased in over mid to late July.

Recycling Depots Currently Open

Boswell Transfer Station – Crescent Valley Hall
Creston – Helen Street – Creston Landfill
Grohman Narrows (Nelson) – Nelson Recycling Depot (Lakeside)
Ootischenia Landfill (Castlegar) – Yahk

Expecting to Launch week of July 5

Depot Closing Date Opening Date
Crawford Bay June 1 (site closed) July 5
Kokanee Park Marina June 26 July 7
Riondel June 30 July 13
Winlaw July 2 July 6
Ymir June 24 July 12

Expecting to Launch Mid-Late July
Depot Closing Date Opening Date
Balfour Transfer Station June 30 TBA July 2020
Burton Transfer Station June 25 TBA July 2020
Edgewood Transfer Station June 25 TBA July 2020
Kaslo Transfer Station June 30 TBA July 2020
Marblehead Transfer Station June 26 TBA July 2020
Nakusp Landfill July 2 TBA July 2020
New Denver June 29 TBA July 2020
Salmo June 24 TBA July 2020
Silverton June 29 TBA July 2020
Slocan Transfer Station June 29 TBA July 2020

* All dates are subject to change. Please check our website for updates on launch dates.

Follow the link to read more:…/schedule-update-for-rdck-recycling-depots…

Mosquito abatement aerial applications, Wed. July 1st or Thurs. July 2nd


I am sending out this note today to inform you that Morrow Biosciences is planning an aerial application the whole valley.

The application is planned for this Wednesday, July 1st, however if required, Thursday is slotted as the back-up date. I will let you know ASAP if this date changes.

The application will be targeting abundant seepage sites. 

Please direct any questions to myself – I can be reached at 250.354.9781.

I will send more updates as I received confirmations, new information, changes of plan or modifications.

For more information, please visit our website.

Kind regards,

Todd Johnston

Todd Johnston, BSc., DTech

Environmental Services Coordinator

Regional District of Central Kootenay

Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4

Phone: (250) 352-1523  Fax: (250) 352-9300

Web: Friend us on Facebook

Columbia River Treaty updates, reports, and community meeting attachment. June 28th, 2020


You are receiving this email because you signed up to receive updates about the Columbia River Treaty. Please let us know if you would like to be removed from this list.

We are pleased to announce that the report summarizing last fall’s Columbia River Treaty community meetings is now available. A pdf version is attached to this email. You can find it online on the Province of B.C.’s Columbia River Treaty website, along with all materials, presentations and videos from the meetings. It has also been posted on Facebook and Twitter. All links are below. Feel free to share it with whomever you think would be interested.

The Province of B.C. hosted meetings in 12 communities throughout the B.C. Columbia Basin last October and November. These meetings served two purposes:

  1. to update communities about the current Canada-U.S. Columbia River Treaty negotiations and projects underway to address community interests; and 
  2. to give residents an opportunity to connect with the Canadian negotiating team, including the Indigenous Nations who became part of the negotiating contingent in 2019.

The report summarizes the presentations, feedback and discussions that took place in Revelstoke, Valemount, Cranbrook, Jaffray, Creston, Golden, Invermere, Genelle, Nelson, Meadow Creek, Nakusp and Fauquier.

We want to make sure the report captures what was said during these sessions. If you attended one of these meetings and notice something missing, or if you have questions or comments about the Treaty in general, please send them to us via:

PO Box 9314 Stn Prov Govt, 

Victoria BC V8W 9N1; or 

  • Message us through the Columbia River Treaty Facebook page.

Our team will hold further engagement sessions, either virtually or in person, when there are new developments from the Treaty negotiations to share. Until then, we will continue to provide updates through the Columbia River Treaty website, Facebook, Twitter, and Newsletter. 

Thank you for your continued interest in the Columbia River Treaty.

All the best,

The B.C. Columbia River Treaty Team

Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, annual newsletter, June 28th, 2020


Our annual newsletter is ready for your reading pleasure and is full of updates and results from fish and wildlife projects in our Coastal, Columbia and Peace regions.  

You’re just a click away from reading the newsletter in a new reader-friendly format:

Please give us your feedback on this new format. 

Please also note that we’re going virtual and there will be no individual mailings of the hard copy to home addresses—this will help reduce materials and packaging.

Let us know if you have any questions or comments.

On behalf of the FWCP team, 

Crystal, Julie, Chelsea, Lorraine, Lynne, and Angus

Angus Glass

Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP)


Tel: 250-352-1300

Cell: 250-777-2591