Tag Archives: Columbia Basin Trust

Social enterprises celebrated

Non-profits benefit from Columbia Basin Trust program May is Social Enterprise Month. A social enterprise is a business operated by a non-profit organization that both generates income from sales and creates social, environmental or cultural value. To strengthen these types … > Read More

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MCA board installed at AGM

The Meadowbrook Community Association (MCA) held its AGM on May 14. President Bob Johnstone presented retiring founding director, David Mayes with a certificate of appreciation for his contribution (pictured). Member Judy Chorney delivered the nominations report and conducted the election. … > Read More

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Students investigate journey taken by Cranbrook waste

Mrs. Potter’s Grade Six class at Kootenay Orchards Elementary School followed the journey taken by waste after it’s thrown away, as part of Wildsight’s Beyond Recycling program. The students had an amazing time being led on tours of the Cranbrook … > Read More

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Education comes alive in the Columbia Basin

Education came alive in April as eight teams of educators gathered at Nipika Mountain Resort with the opportunity to turn their goals for environmental education into action. Team members came from all corners of the Columbia Basin including Invermere, Kimberley, … > Read More

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Trust helping 39 environmental programs

Thirty-nine projects have recently been granted a combined total of over $1.3 million from Columbia Basin Trust’s Environment Grants. Funds are also currently available for groups seeking grants of up to $10,000 for their environmental projects. Groups are encouraged to … > Read More

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Reduced cost for energy assessments

East Kootenay homeowners: Curious about the energy efficiency of your home? Want to save money on your energy bills? Want to be more comfortable in your home? The East Kootenay Energy Diet (EKED) is a program that helps residents of the East … > Read More

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Mother’s Day Composting Workshop

This Sunday, May 10, plan on celebrating Mother’s Day with Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook as they host Mike Dorian of Living Soils Solutions at the Cranbrook Public Produce Garden. From 12– 4 p.m. registrants can learn about backyard composting tips and tricks, … > Read More

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Sparwood business survey results published

The District of Sparwood, with support from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI), is pleased to announce the publication of the results from 2015’s Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) survey. The BRE is an … > Read More

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City hires Water Smart Ambassador for summer

Free Irrigation Assessments will be available The City of Cranbrook’s annual Water Conservation education initiative will see a new face at the helm this summer. Cranbrook is pleased to announce the addition of Katelyn Pocha as the official Water Smart … > Read More

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Kimberley kids wade into Mark Creek

Students from Mr. Nick’s and Ms. Taryn’s classes at the Kimberley Independent School recently pulled on their rubber boots and got their hands wet sampling macro-invertebrates in Mark Creek as part of Know Your Watershed, a program of the Columbia … > Read More

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