Given the ongoing threat of a flooding in Area A, and the need to be able to react quickly should it be required, the RDEK has declared a State of Local Emergency in Electoral Area A.

This is a common step in emergency response in BC. A SOLE is declared by local governments during disasters or emergencies in order to access emergency powers through the Provincial Emergency Program Act.

ORDER
WHEREAS flooding is occurring in Electoral Area A of the Regional District of East
Kootenay;

AND WHEREAS flooding is threatening the properties within Electoral Area A of the Regional
District of East Kootenay;

AND WHEREAS this flooding requires prompt coordination of action or special regulation of
persons or property to protect the health, safety or welfare of people or to limit damage to
property;

NOW THEREFORE:
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED pursuant to Section 12 (1) of the Emergency Program Act (RS, 1996,
Chap 111) that due to flooding threat to property and life, a state of local emergency exists
in Electoral Area A of the Regional District of East Kootenay;

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT the Regional District of East Kootenay, its employees,
servants and agents are empowered pursuant to Section 13 (1) of the Emergency Program
Act to do all acts and implement all procedures that are considered necessary to prevent or
to alleviate the effects of the emergency.

ORDERED by Chair Gay this date November 15, 2021 to remain in force for seven days until
November 22, 2021 at midnight unless cancelled by order of the Regional District of East
Kootenay or the Minister responsible.
Rob Gay
Chair

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