New Emergency Alert System for RDCK

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release, August 4, 2020 Remaining contacts to be migrated over to new notification system, Voyent Alert!, August 5 Click here to view on the RDCK website Nelson, BC: The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will implement the final stage of its changeover to Voyent Alert! on […]

New Burning Restrictions in Place on Friday, July 24, 2020

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, July 24, 2020, both Category 2 and Category 3 fires will be PROHIBITED throughout the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. The BC Wildfire Service is implementing this prohibition to help prevent human caused wildfires and to protect public safety. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is above […]

PUBLIC NOTICE: Kalesnikoff Referral for CP K085 – Crown Creek LOGGING

Please see below for a referral document for Kalesnikoff’s proposed cutting permit K085 in the Crown Creek area, south of Gray Creek. From Gerald Cordeiro, Forest Development Manager: This is a large partial cut, intended to allow for uneven-aged management throughout a lot of it.  The intent is to slowly adapt the forest on this […]


Osprey 2000 Returns to Regular Winter Schedule Friday, June 19/2020: The Osprey 2000 will resume the regular winter schedule as of Friday, June 19. There will no longer be cancelled sailing at 1:10 from the Balfour terminal and at 2:00 from the Kootenay Bay terminal. It is expected that the summer schedule with both ferries running […]

Gray Creek/Kimberley Pass Road Washout

Here are a couple of pictures of the washout on the Gray Creek/Kimberley Pass Road about 15km from bottom of Gray Creek side and km 53 from Kimberley side. A very large culvert washed out the road, leaving a greater than 60 foot hole in the road, making it completely impassable. It is expected that […]

Crawford Bay Transfer Station Closed

UPDATE: 4pm, June 5, 2020 Crawford Bay Transfer Station closed until mid-July Boswell Transfer Station hours extended Click here to view on the RDCK website Nelson, BC: The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Crawford Bay Transfer Station, located at 16798 Crawford Creek Road, will be closed through the month of June and possibly until mid-July. […]


UPDATE, JUNE 1, 2020, 10AM: Evacuation order rescinded for Crawford Creek, Duhamel Creek, and Salmo/Ymir. Please exercise extreme caution around rivers and creeks when returning home. For more info, visit

June Mainstreet is Printing!

Deadline is May 27, 2020 Also, please note that we now have a Donate button on the website – just look up, on the menu bar below the logo. If you click that button, it will take you to a page where you can show your support for Mainstreet by making a recurring monthly donation, […]

Cell Tower in Riondel – Citizens Sound Alarm

submitted by Blanche Tanner and members of the Relocation Group Telus has announced a plan to put a cell tower right in the middle of Riondel. There is a committed, passionate group of residents that have been busy informing the various levels of government, Tech resources and Telus. This is a very hot topic right […]