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New heliport set to open at K.B.R.H.

The Health and Hospital Committee (HHC) of the Lower Columbia Community Development Team are planning a groundbreaking ceremony for the new heliport at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

The project has been made possible by the generous donations of a number of different groups:


$100,000            Signature Sponsor Kootenay Savings Credit Union Foundation

$100,000            West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Board

$50,000               Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust.

$50,000               Private donation of required land

$50,000               Teck

$25,000               Fortis

$10,000               AM Ford & AC Global Systems

$10,000               KBRH Health Foundation

$400,000             Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) grant from Western

                              Economic Diversification Canada


“This is just another example of how generous this area is,” said Jeanne Kim, member of the HHC, “this wonderful gift was made possible by the loyal support of our business community and donors to our local foundations.”

City of Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs congratulated the LCCDT and particularly HHC chair Don Nutini and his committee for their hard work in developing and leading the funding drive that made this project a reality. “This is an important addition that will improve patient care for the entire region,” he added.

The groundbreaking has been tentatively set for Thursday March 11 at 2 p.m.

For more information on this project please contact Jeanne Kim at 250-368-2756 or by email to

About the LCCDT

The Lower Columbia Community Development Team (LCCDT) is a grassroots economic development organization that was formed in 2003. It is a volunteer based society that is comprised of concerned citizens, business people, social organization volunteers and local politicians. The main objective of the LCCDT is to assist local governments in developing and realizing economic development opportunities in the Lower Columbia Valley.