Director’s Corner with Aimee Watson

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Director’s Corner – CORRECTION to load restrictions on Hwy 31 and the Argenta Johnson Landing road

My previous report, which was predominantly regarding this years Area D budget, also included an update on the requests for road improvements. I was incorrect regarding load restrictions, the correct … Read more

March 2024 Director’s Report

Directors Report March 2024 1. Budget 2. Roads Budget 2024 Numbers numbers everywhere! Lots of theories and perspectives, this report will give you, to the penny, what the draft 2024 … Read more

Director’s Corner

A budget update. Thank you to all those who attended Monday’s Kaslo and Area D budget meeting,. Community engagement and hearing your questions is very important., really appreciate those who … Read more

Director Watson – January 2024 Updates

Area D First Responder (FR) service I have received a few inquiries regarding the FR service in the Lardeau Valley, a rumour that the service has ended and no equipment … Read more

Dec 2023 Director’s Report

Fall 2023 Director’s Report

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Director Watson January 2023 Report

Regional District Board updates to keep residents as informed as possible  You can reach me at awatson@rdck.bc.ca ——————————————————————— All our meetings are open to the public as are the agenda’s, … Read more

Director’s Report – November 2022

If you are seeking information, or would like to connect with me, please always email me at awatson@rdck.bc.ca A Directors report on our RDCK board agenda is linked below. I … Read more

Director Watson on Recycle BC for Marblehead

Hi Lardeau Valley, First off, my apologies that the recycling service has been on hold for over a month and further, I am sorry that the new service does not … Read more

Director’s Update June 13, 2022

Yes, we are in the time of year that floods and rising lake levels are watched with meticulous eyes. Sand bags are available at the Lardeau Valley Community Club, Kaslo … Read more

Director’s Updates – May 18, 2022

In an effort to keep residents informed on my work, here are our board week meeting agenda’s and links to the meetings should you wish to attend. We have Rural … Read more

Farm Gate & Farm Gate + Political History

I cannot tell you how exciting it is to see this post!! (referring to the Farm Gate & Farm Gate + Info event, attached below) And in politics, things move … Read more

Director’s Corner- April 21st 2022, Property Assessments

Property Assessments and Housing NeedsI want to provide clarification on how your BC Assessment is determined and how to appeal. Assessment is based on property sales, improvements, and new developments. … Read more

Director’s Corner – March 38, Taxes Part 3

Taxes Part 3- third and final approval for 2022 I am happy to report that Area D taxation is going down for 2022. I noted the Valley Voice reported at … Read more

Director’s Corner – Winter 2022 Report

BUDGET 2022 All of Area D has 17 services with an additional 7 that are community specific such as mosquito control or fire. The budget process begins in November and … Read more

Update from Area D Director Aimee Watson, Sept 20, 2021

In this update: 1. Lardeau Valley Power Stability community meeting:In partnership with Lardeau Valley Opportunity Society (LINKs), we hosted a community meeting to review the Lardeau Valley Power Feasibility report. … Read more

Results for the RDCK Land Use Planning Survey

Results are in! Thank you to everyone who participated in RDCK’s Community Survey about Land Use Planning in  Electoral Area D This questionnaire was part of the Electoral Area D Community … Read more

Aimee Watson, Area D Director Update – May 17, 2021

Hello Area D! Happy spring quickly becoming summer as the heat is rising. I can see by our river flows, the snow is melting! Gardens are blooming and the lawn … Read more

Spring 2021 Directors Report – Area D

To start, I must apologize for the lapse in reporting out. The workload has increased significantly and reporting often gets left off the list of what gets accomplished. I tracked … Read more

RDCK, Aimee Watson update

Busy week ahead. Here are all of our RDCK meetings for our December board week. As i get through over 1500 pages of reading, I will post items that may … Read more

Aimee Watson’s Directors Report, Nov. 13th

Directors Report 1. Mining application 2. Commission Appt’s 3. Kootenay Timber Supply Coalition4. CRT LGC5. Zoning6. Renewable Kootenays Plan1. Mining applicationA mines act application for 2700 tonnes of Sand, Gravel … Read more

Director Watson’s RDCK meeting highlights, Aug 18th

For your reading pleasure, here is this weeks RDCK board meeting agenda. I have highlighted the items that may be of interest to Area D. This is the last meeting … Read more

RDCK Director Watson update, Aug. 6th

Summer Update 2020- Director for Area D While it is summer and most meetings have been remote, not in person, things have not slowed down. I am in full swing … Read more

Director Watson updates, links to board agenda & more, May 19th

While that was an odd and kind of eerie May Days, it was sure great to see the maypole go up and a parade! All of our emergency services providers … Read more

Aimee Watson, Directors Report, May 7th

Directors Report Hello Area D, how is everyone doing? These times are uncharted waters with some thriving and some struggling but all wondering how this all will unfold? It is … Read more

Update from RDCK, emergency preparedness resources, April 30th

What’s the difference between an Evacuation Alert and an Evacuation Order? An Evacuation Alert is a warning about a potential imminent threat to life and property. It is intended to … Read more

Director Watson’s update on Lardeau Park Plan, April 16

Hello Area D, Lardeau Park Plan will be on our April board meeting. While we have all had other things on our mind, before COVID this was a hot topic … Read more

Update from Aimee Watson

If you missed it, the Province announced new orders under the Emergency Program Act yesterday. I have copied the specifics along with the press release below.  While I spent the … Read more

Letter of support from Aimee Watson, March 2020

Good Morning Area D, How is everyone doing? Are you getting the essentials you need to hunker down and enjoy the best staycation of your life? I am obviously trying … Read more

Update from RDCK Director Aimee Watson, March 16

Well as life as we know is changing fast and in ways we are not quite sure what they will look like, some things are continuing as planned. Here for … Read more

Aimee Watson update on COVID 19 and services from the RDCK

Dear Community, Well the good news is that we are naturals at social distancing, given many in area D can’t even see their neighbors house. Further good news is that … Read more

Update & RDCK weekly agenda, from Aimee Watson, Feb. 2020

Happy Belated Family Day! We had a great weekend with family and friends gathering for food, stories and snow fun, grateful for all those close to me <3 This week at … Read more