RDKB appoints a WaterSmart Ambassador to help locals reduce their water use.

Residents living in the Beaver Valley will be able to significantly reduce their water consumption and conserve H20 more effectively this summer with help from the RDKB’s latest seasonal recruit, Abbe Teasdale. 

Abbe, who has just finished the second year of her Civil Engineering degree at the University of Calgary, is the latest post-secondary student to join the burgeoning talented crew at the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.

As the RDKB WaterSmart Ambassador she hopes to replicate the success initiated by the Columbia Basin Trust when it first launched the program to address high seasonal outdoor water use and achieve the basin wide reduction goal of 20%.

Based from its headquarters in Trail, Abbe will work with the RDKB’s environmental services team to conduct free sprinkler system assessments in a bid to identify defects and address inefficiencies across local lawns and gardens.  Part of her remit will be to promote free indoor water conservation kits comprising of faucet aerators and shower heads designed to effectively reduce water flow.

“I’m looking forward to gaining an insight into local government, being the RDKB’s public interface, working with local people and addressing their concerns.  Water conservation is a huge passion of mine and I’m looking forward to learning more about how the real world of work aligns with my degree. Simple changes made on a local level can make a big difference and I’m on hand to share tips and advice on how to bring down residents’ water use,” says Abbe.

“We’re sure it will be a huge success,” says RDKB Manager of Infrastructure and Sustainability, Goran Denkovski, who appointed the Fruitvale local for her strong customer service skills, willingness to learn and her friendly, approachable nature. “WaterSmart Ambassadors have a huge impact on the ground,” says RDKB Engineering and Safety Coordinator, Gabe Wiebe. “They are really effective at raising community awareness on how to avoid overwatering.  This new appointment is a big step forward for local water conservation and will significantly help us meet our strategic priorities,” he adds.

To schedule your sprinkler system assessment, authorize the watering of new sod/grass seed, order indoor water conservation toolkits and for any other WaterSmart and related landscaping enquiries, call 250 231 5384 or email watersmart@rdkb.com


Closing Date:  May 13, 2021

The Village of Fruitvale is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, and self-motivated student to fill the temporary position of SUMMER STUDENT GARDENER. The posting is expected to start mid-May and run sixteen (16) weeks at thirty (30) hours/week.

Reporting to the Village Office, the successful candidate will be required to perform special assignment duties, including, but not limited to, downtown beautification, gardening and weed control, cemetery and parks grounds maintenance and other projects. Assignments are performed under general supervision and performance is subject to review and evaluation.

As defined Summer Student Employees shall be high school graduates or college or university students who are registered or have declared their intention of returning to a bona fide college or university and who seek employment.  Summer student employees are entitled to statutory benefits as defined in the Employment Standards Act.  They do not accumulate seniority. The wage will be sixteen dollars and twenty cents ($16.20) dollars based on a 35-hour week.

For more information on this position, please contact Kelli Tuttle, Chief Administrative Officer at Village of Fruitvale 250-367-7551.

Resumes with cover letter can be email to info@village.fruitvale.bc.ca with the subject Summer Student Gardener.

We thank you for your interest; however only those people chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Attention Users of the EV Charging Station 

The EV Charging Station, located in the parking lot on the east side of the Fruitvale Memorial Centre, is no longer free to use.  The cost is $3.00/hour.

Attention Village of Fruitvale Residents:

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Please, before yelling, threatening or showing aggression towards Village Staff, who are doing their jobs to the best of their abilities, consider being a Community Leader. Know your responsibilities and lodge your complaint in an appropriate manner.






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