We want to hear from you! 


Salmo calls it DOT NIGHT, while the RDCK describes it as an “Online engagement tool” for Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Area Program Funding (CIP/AAP) grants.  Whatever you call it, public input is now being sought.  Now’s your chance to have your say in how the (DOT Night) funds should be allocated.

Public engagement is an integral part of the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program Funding (CIP/AAP) process. Normally, public input into the grant awards would be received at community meetings held throughout the Regional District of Central Kootenay every April. However, due to the ongoing restrictions on public gatherings, the online engagement tool will be utilized again this year to ensure the grant process moves forward. This tool will allow the public to provide their feedback on proposed projects for the area in which they live.

In 2020, the online engagement tool was very successful as a total of four thousand seven hundred and thirty (4730) entries were received. Once the public engagement period was complete, all feedback was shared with the adjudication committee of each of the 20 RDCK jurisdictions (11 electoral areas and nine municipalities) for their review and consideration. The adjudication committees then provided their recommendations to the RDCK Board of Directors.

Please note the online engagement tool is not a voting system, but a way for the public to provide the feedback on projects they feel are most important to the area they live in.

The public engagement period will be from March 29, 2021 at 8:00 am to April 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm.

To participate in the public engagement process, please visit the RDCK website at www.rdck.ca/cip-aap on or after March 29th.

Click here to view this announcement on the RDCK website

For further information, please contact:

Lisa Rein
Grant Coordinator
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Tel: 250.352.8170
Email: [email protected]