The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) provides a number of essential services to the residents of the Town of Creston. Our taxpayers pay for these services through taxation collected by the Town on behalf of the RDCK. Major shared services include not only the Creston & District Community Complex but also Refuse Disposal (landfill), the Creston Public Library, and Economic Development. Other shared services include Road Rescue, 9-1-1, Emergency Management, the Creston Museum, local Transit and our Regional Airport. The costs of these services are shared between the Town and defined parts of RDCK Electoral Area ‘A’ as well as Electoral Areas ‘B’ and ‘C’. In this month’s article, I would like to highlight some of the key services that are shared between the Town and the RDCK.