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New fire department at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort 17 years in the making

By CFF Staff   

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May 21, 2024, Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, B.C. — The Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board voted unanimously to establish the region’s fourteenth fire department at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, they said in a press release.

The CSRD received approval from 267 of the 395 property owners in the area, or 66 per cent, before passing this bylaw, which councillors have been working towards for over a decade.

“It has been 17 years trying to get this fire service,” said Electoral Area A Director Karen Cathcart at a May 16 board meeting. “The engagement to finally move this fire service forward has been truly amazing.”

An agreement has been reached for fire service to be provided by the Town of Golden until a full-service fire department can be established.


The resort owners will begin construction of a fire hall as soon as possible and a fire truck will be stationed on-site to service the area.

Firefighter recruitment efforts for the new department will begin in early 2025.

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