The Regional District of East Kootenay was recognized at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Whistler.
2018 Community Excellence Awards were presented at the annual convention yesterday, showcasing communities projects and programs in several areas.
The RDEK was honoured with an Excellence in Sustainability award for the Accelerate Kootenays program.
Excellence in Sustainability awards recognize initiatives that incorporate cultural, social, economic and environmental sustainability into local government planning.
The goal of the Accelerate Kootenays program over the last two years has been to install over 50 electric vehicle charging stations across the Kootenays.
Stakeholders in the program call Accelerate Kootenays the first community driven electric vehicle network in Canada.
– With files from the 2018 UBCM Convention