Canal Flats contracts with RDEK for building services

Contract previously was with District of Invermere

The Village of Canal Flats has contracted building and plumbing inspection services to the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK).

“The RDEK was available to provide the service and is able to deliver it at the same standard that we have seen in the past several years,” commented Mayor Ute Juras on the move.

The village approached the RDEK with the request following the dissolution of the contract between Canal Flats and the District of Invermere.

Adrian Bergles, Canal Flats CAO, said the contract with Invermere ended in December. In theinterim, public works coordinator Bill Doroshuk was able to add building inspections to his list of duties.

The agreement with the RDEK now gives Canal Flats access to a building inspector with the highest level of credentials for inspections. The contract commits the RDEK to offer the service at least once a week on an as-needed basis, Mr. Bergles confirms.

Chris Prosser, District of Invermere CAO, told the Pioneer the district terminated the service because they did not get commitment from Canal Flats for a continued agreement.

“We had not received a firm commitment that would justify us hiring an additional inspector to maintain our level of service in Invermere while providing them with inspection services,” said Mr. Prosser. “We do wish we maintained the service, but without the commitment it would have negatively impacted the service provided to Invermere taxpayers and Builders and increased the wait time for permits and inspections.”

Just Posted

Ministry says no personal docks on Columbia Lake

Village waits two years for response from Ministry of Environment for bylaw amendment 176

Minard sixth as banked slalom debuts at Paralympics

Spallumcheen wheelchair curler Ina Forrest collects bronze medal

Rockies give it their all in final game

Rockies wrap up most successful season in years

Headed to provincials full of community pride

Bantams team represents East Kootenay at Provincials in Kitimat

A couch-surfing couple and a band of childhood friends to perform at High Notes Music Festival

Festival takes place March 23rd to 25th at Panorama Mountain Resort

Coffee Fest brewed to perfection

5th annual event last weekend in Invermere

Wartime Wednesdays

Local author Elinor Florence explores the stories of veterans

BREAKING: B.C. mother hit in truck rampage dies

Family confirms mother of four Kelly Sandoval dies almost two months after being hit.

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

PHOTOS: Students exhibit stunning paper couture dresses

22 paper made gowns will be on display at Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre until March 27

BCHL Today: Prince George avoids elimination with game five win

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Suspect arrested and charged for assault on autistic man

Parmvir Chahil has strong B.C. ties; two others charged with accessory after the fact

Uber self-driving crash video calls safety, rules into question

Experts say footage shows that vehicle’s sensors should have spotted pedestrian, initiated braking

UPDATED: MPs Elizabeth May, Kennedy Stewart arrested at B.C. anti-pipeline protest

The demonstration is part of a day of action against the Trans Mountain expansion

Most Read