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iPads for Beaver Valley Seniors!

The Beaver Valley Age Friendly program is launching an exciting new project! Thanks to a generous grant provided by Employment and Social Development Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program we will be giving iPads to qualified seniors. The goal of the project is to help local seniors use current technology so they can connect with family and friends and services being offered online. This has become especially important since the onset of the pandemic, and being able to use this technology will help people access services such as video call medical appointments.

iPad recipients will be supported through free training sessions, so we encourage those who are new to using computers/iPads to apply. You are never too old to learn new technologies! A list of criteria will be used to select from applicants, as follows:

  1. You have volunteered / assisted with the BV Age Friendly program – past or present.
  2. You do not already have an iPad or tablet.
  3. Only one iPad will be granted per home (couples can share an iPad).
  4. You have home internet or are willing to set it up. If cost is a barrier, please still apply and let us know this may be an issue.
  5. You are committed to learning how to use the iPad and will attend free training sessions.
  6. Residents in assisted living are welcome to apply.

How to Apply:

Please call the Village office at 250-367-7551 by Friday, June 18, 2021 and provide your full name, street address, phone number and email address if you have one. We will contact those selected by the last week of June. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Anderson at 250-368-1896 or the Village office.


FAIR WEATHER MARKET

The Village of Fruitvale Spirit Committee is hosting a Fair Weather Market on Friday, June 18, 2021 from 3:00 - 7:00 pm downtown Fruitvale along Pole Yard Lane.

There will be vendors selling woodworking, Borscht, homemade bread, maple syrup, knits, quilts, Nipkow's Greenhouse will have lots of goodies, and the Beaver Valley Nite Hawks will be selling their merchandise. 

If you are a self-sufficient vendor (have your own table, chair and tent) and would like take part in the Fair Weather Market, the cost is $10.00 and you must register with Councillor Vickie Fitzpatrick at 250-512-9379 or vickief@telus.net before June 18.

The Village of Fruitvale is also holding our first ‘Community Revitalization Fundraiser’ during the Fair Weather Market.  Council will be selling popcorn, hot dogs, cotton  candy, mini cherry pies and preserves. 

COVID rules apply - masks and hand sanitizing are mandatory.

In the event of inclement weather, the market will be cancelled.


 


 Homeowner Grant & Property Tax Deferment

Eligible residential property owners can now claim their 2021 homeowner grant with the Province.

As soon as you receive your property tax notice, you can apply for property tax deferment.

Remember - B.C. municipalities no longer accept applications.

How to apply?

Homeowner grant:

  • Apply online at gov.bc.ca/homewownergrant
  • Apply 24/7 using a voice recognition self-serve application: Toll-free at 1 888 355-2700
  • Or to speak with an agent, call toll-free at 1-888-355-2700, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, excluding statutory holidays
  • You will need your Social Insurance Number and tax notice

Property tax deferment:

  • Apply online at gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment
  • Call 1 888 355-2700 if you must have a paper application; Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, excluding statutory holidays. A paper-based application can take longer to receive and review – you may risk late payment penalties if you not eligible.

Applying online is quicker and secure.

 

 



GO BY BIKE WEEK

West Kootenay Cycling Coalition are hosting Go By Bike Week this spring and fall in the region, May 31 to June 6 (7 days to log rides) and September 27 - October 3, 3021 (7 days to log rides). The best part is they will be giving away a quality electric bike for participants who register and log their kilometers!  

To learn more about Go By Bike Week visit their website https://gobybikebc.ca/  You can even register right now https://logmyride.gobybikebc.ca/


 

Notice to Village of Fruitvale Residents:

With Council's support, Village of Fruitvale Staff have worked hard over the past year to keep the Village safe and to keep staff healthy to continue delivering essential services to our citizens.  We are worried about our family, our friends, and our community and believe that by following our Provincial Public Health Orders we will return to normal.  We will continue to be vigilant in following PHO orders and doing what we can to keep us all safe. 

Be kind, be calm, and be safe.

 


 


 


2021 Village of Fruitvale Budget Presentation

The Village of Fruitvale 2021 Operating Budget presentation can be found here

The Village of Fruitvale 2021 Capital Budget presentation can be found here


 


Greater Trail Home of Champions Society

The Greater Trail Home of Champions Society is seeking nominations of deserving individuals for recognition on the Home of Champions Monument.  Nominations will be accepted at any time  Information on the Home of Champions program, the nomination criteria and nomination form may be found on the City of Trail's website, www.trail.ca and typing "Home of Champions" in the search bar.  Please help us honour those who have made a significant contribution to our community or excelled in their chosen field of endeavour.


House and Home - RDKB Housing Needs Assessment Report can be found here


NEW - COVID Province-wide Restrictions as of midnight November 20, 2020 - click here



Middle School Development and Haines Park Master Plans

On Saturday, September 12th, Council held an open house to share information and provide an update to residents regarding the Middle School Development and Haines Park Master Plans. To ensure that all residents have access to the same information, the poster boards that were presented at the open house are accessible online by clicking on the below links. If you want more information, please contact the Village Office.

Middle School Development Poster Boards

Haines Park Poster Board


All Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings will be held electronically on the Zoom Video Conference platform until further notice.

Download Zoom and use this link for all Village of Fruitvale Council meetings.

Join Zoom Meeting  -  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3353726693
Meeting ID: 335 372 6693


 

“If rural living at its best is what you are looking for,
you'll find it here in Fruitvale!

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DISCLAIMER

The information listed is the most frequent of our records that apply within the Village of Fruitvale and is provided for convenience and information only.  Every effort is made to ensure the accuracies of this information.

The Village of Fruitvale will in no event be held liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of the use of online copies of information.  For more information on the Village of Fruitvale, please contact the Village Office at 250-367-7551.

 

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