Tag Archives: Columbia Basin Trust

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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Ground breaking district heating project underway

It has been three years since the St. Mary’s Band (ʔaq’am) first discussed their goal of having the Kootenays’ first biomass heating system. Last week, the Band broke ground on their District Heating Project. The District Heating Project is the … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

Funding for Geotechnical Assessment on Cold Spring Creek
 The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors Oct. 3 approved $25,000 from the Community Works Fund for a Debris Flow Hazard and Risk Assessment on Cold Spring Creek. The … > Read More

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Funding boost for Elk Valley projects

Three Elk Valley projects have received a big boost after being awarded funding through the Elk Valley Community Directed Funds (EVCDF) Program. “Earlier this year the Elk Valley Community Directed Funds Program adopted its Community Priorities Plan, which identifies 10 … > Read More

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Yellow Flag Iris removal project held at Skookumchuck

On Sunday, September 21 the East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (EKIPC) hosted an event in Skookumchuck to remove an aquatic invasive plant – the yellow flag iris. Although this large iris is beautiful when in flower, it threatens aquatic ecosystems … > Read More

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Ready to deliver youth entrepreneurship programs

Currently seeking volunteers Starting this fall, students around the Columbia Basin will be benefiting from youth entrepreneurship programs and financial literacy within their classrooms. The programs are run by Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC), which is pleased to welcome … > Read More

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