Utilities

Electricity
BC Hydro: 1.800.224.9376

Propane (heat):
Superior: 1.855.539.5862
Lo-Cost: 1.888.446.1047
Canwest: 1.855.341.3206

Municipal Rates (2016):

  • Water (residential) – $280 annually, (commercial) – $280/yr unless otherwise itemized in Bylaw 174
  • Sewage (residential) – $143 annually, (commercial) – $100/yr unless otherwise itemized in Bylaw 174
  • Garbage – residents take garbage (no charge for household garbage/yard waste) to the Regional District of East Kootenay transfer station (10km south of Canal Flats)
  • Recycling – no service/fee. Local drop-off bins for cardboard, glass, plastic. Bottles/cans and end-of-life electronics go to Bottle Depot in Invermere (40 km north). Other household items (in working order) can be recycled at the Re-Use-It Centre (Columbia Valley Landfill 30 km north).
    See Fees and Charges Bylaw, 2016

Taxes (2017)

Residential – 7.0461
Business—15.3028
Light Industry – 21.6325
Business Tax – .0300% (professional services only)
Example: $300,000 (residential property assessment) x 7.0461/1000= $2113.83.84 (property taxes).

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