Columbia Valley Pioneer Staff

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) is rewriting Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 900 and wants to know if residents have any questions about it.

“The current bylaw was adopted in 1990 and has been amended over 390 times,” said RDEK Planning Supervisor Karen MacLeod.  “This current process will not only modernize the bylaw but will also provide an opportunity to consolidate all of the amendments,” she added.

The RDEK has created a project page to allow residents to review the draft and reach out with any questions prior to it being presented to the board of directors for its first review in September.

“If people would like information on the proposed changes in the new zoning bylaw, on what is staying the same, or even the process itself, our planning staff are available to help,” said MacLeod.

A copy of the draft bylaw and the map schedules can be viewed on the project page at

The draft is expected to be reviewed by the board on September 8. If it receives first and second reading, a public hearing would be scheduled before being considered for adoption.