RDCK expands dog control service in Electoral Area K

Nelson, BC:  The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has implemented a one-year trial period for additional dog control services in Electoral Area K.

The trial period is being implemented at the request of Paul Peterson, Director of Electoral Area K, for services under Section 49 of the Community Charter to address complaints involving dangerous dogs that are reported as behaving in an unprovoked, aggressive manner towards persons travelling on a public roadway or while on public property.

“There should be no reason why folks walking on roads in Arrow Lakes should fear being attacked or injured by dogs,” said Director Peterson. “We have had a few such incidents recently, so I asked RDCK staff to expand the dog control service to address these particular issues with problem dogs in our community.”

The one-year trial period began on November 14, 2019, and will include responses to dangerous dog complaints in Burton, Edgewood, Fauquier, Arrow Park, Crescent Bay, Whatshan Lake, Needles, Halcyon and Inonoaklin Valley.

Dangerous dog complaints can be reported to Ms. Jackie Kilburn, Dog Control Officer on contract with the RDCK for Electoral Area K and the Village of Nakusp. 

Ms. Kilburn can be contacted at:

For more information about dog control bylaws in the RDCK, including Frequently Asked Questions, visit the RDCK website at https://rdck.ca/EN/main/services/bylaw-enforcement-animal-control.html.

Incorporated in 1965, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is a local government that serves 60,000 residents in 11 electoral areas and nine member municipalities. The RDCK provides more than 160 services, including community facilities, fire protection and emergency services, grants, planning and land use, regional parks, resource recovery and handling, transit, water services and much more. For more information about the RDCK, visit www.rdck.ca.


For further information, please contact:

Grace Allen
Team Leader, Bylaw Enforcement
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Tel: 250-352-8174
Email: gallen@rdck.bc.ca

For media enquiries:

Maria Hypponen
Communications Coordinator
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Tel: 250-354-3476
Email: mhypponen@rdck.bc.ca

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