Tag Archives: Columbia Basin Trust

Basin Institute offers look into history of mountaineering

By Don Moore The Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History has recently added a collection of photographic slides by the late Bill Hurst. Bill was an avid gardener, a long time library volunteer, and worked as a hydrographer. His real … > Read More

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Grade 8s fill 40 garbage bags full of weeds

Last week, 50 Grade 8 students from Parkland Middle School pushed up their sleeves and pulled weeds for three hours at Elizabeth Lake, filling nearly 40 heavy-duty garbage bags. The weed pull was a special Student Action Project, organized as … > Read More

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Opinions needed on childcare in the Elk Valley

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, employer or childcare provider, you are asked to complete a survey on how you are affected by the availability of childcare in the Elk Valley. The extensive survey is being carried out by the … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

About invasive species month… By Bill Bennett Kootenay East MLA 1. Invasive species of flora and fauna are one of the most serious threats against our natural environment. I have fought hard for many years to ensure that the East … > Read More

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Blue Lake has camp for kids with exceptional needs

This August, children and youth from the Basin will have the opportunity to participate in a specialized summer camp close to home. Located 40 minutes south of Fairmont Hot Springs and 90 minutes north of Cranbrook, Blue Lake Centre has … > Read More

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RDEK approves $1 million plus in CBT funding

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors has approved more than $1 million in funding for 140 projects around the region over the coming year. The funding comes from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas … > Read More

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Johnston acclamation makes four candidates

A fourth candidate has been added to the Kootenay-Columbia slate for the Oct. 19 federal election. Former Columbia Basin Trust CEO Don Johnston was recently acclaimed as the Liberal Party of Canada’s candidate in Kootenay-Columbia. Johnston, a Nelson-based consultant was … > Read More

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Cigarette butts in our community

Written by Fernie Secondary School Grade 8 students On May 27, Grade 8 students at Fernie Secondary School picked up cigarette butts around town. The reason for this act was to help our town’s environment and water system by clearing … > Read More

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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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