Tag Archives: Columbia Basin Trust

It’s time to discard 1950s thinking

Letter to the editor The Cranbrook and District Arts Council (CDAC) has been working for several years with the city to redevelop the historic fire hall. Some have said that the city intends to give $500,000 to the CDAC for … > Read More

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Sparwood students take action for Elk River

As part of the Columbia Basin Trust’s Know Your Watershed program, 35 Grade 8 students from J. Howard and L. Kroker’s science classes at Sparwood Secondary School pushed up their sleeves and cleaned up 200 pounds of trash, preventing it … > Read More

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Booth keeping busy on campaign trail

Start a campaign for re-election, add a few out-of-town meetings, blend in work as the current Electoral Area F Director and heat that up with a few unresolved local issues and two young Labrador puppies at home. Sound like a … > Read More

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Aboriginal Gathering Place opens with celebration

College of the Rockies, along with the Ktunaxa Nation and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, celebrated the grand opening of the college’s Aboriginal Gathering Place on Friday, October 31. Representatives from the Ktunaxa Nation, the Shuswap Band, the Metis Nation … > Read More

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Local students learn about Fernie watershed

Local Grade 8 students toured the City of Fernie Fairy Creek Water Catchment and Reservoir, Main Sewage Lift Station and Sewage Lagoons on October 1 as part of the Elk River Alliance Know Your Watershed program. Students had an opportunity … > Read More

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Decade of Education for Sustainable Development ends

As the United Nation’s Decade of Education for Sustainable Development draws to a close, educators from across the Columbia Basin came together at Quantum Leaps Lodge in Golden as part of the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network’s sixth annual ‘Voices … > Read More

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Know Your Watershed is out of the gate

The gorgeous fall weather had Kootenay schools out in their local creeks and rivers learning about the water systems that sustain their communities. Know Your Watershed, an environmental education program funded by Columbia Basin Trust and delivered by Wildsight, gets … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

Community Energy Award Megan Lohman, representing the Community Energy Association, congratulated the District of Sparwood Oct. 20 for Sparwood’s placement as honourable mention in the 2014 Climate and Energy Action Awards in the Corporate Operations category for work in the … > Read More

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October Mayor’s Message

By Mayor Ute Juras, Village of Canal Flats Here we are and it is already well into October. I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather and fall colours. September was quite busy. Councillor Dean Midyette and I attended the … > Read More

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Trust help spurs Rent to East Kootenay

After a successful run of the production of Rent at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson in March, Elephant Mountain Music Theatre is honoured to receive a Columbia Basin Trust grant to tour the show in the East Kootenay. Based out … > Read More

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