Tag Archives: Columbia Basin Trust

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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Elk Valley Economic Initiative gets $15,000 from CFEK

The Board of Directors of Community Futures East Kootenay (CFEK) recently approved $15,000 of program funding to support the activities of the Elk Valley Economic Initiative. The Elk Valley Economic Initiative (formerly known as the Elk Valley Economic Development Task … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

RCMP – Elk Valley Detachment Sgt. Will Thien and S/Sgt. Lorne Craig of the Elk Valley RCMP Detachment presented the First and Second Quarter Mayor’s Report for 2014 during the Sept. 15 District of Sparwood council meeting. The Detachment reported … > Read More

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International conference to explore future of Columbia River

Register now for an international conference in Spokane, Washington, on the future of the Columbia River. Seating is limited, and registration is filling fast. The conference, ‘Learning From Our Past to Shape Our Future’—to be held October 21 to 23 … > Read More

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Sustainability Symposium set to inspire educators

Understanding the interconnectedness between environment, society, culture and economy is crucial for our future generations. The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) is taking this to heart as they prepare for their sixth annual ‘Voices for Sustainability’ Symposium in Golden … > Read More

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Have your say and win $1,000 to donate

Columbia Basin Trust is asking residents where it should focus its efforts to best support residents and communities in the Columbia Basin now, and into the future. The Trust is kicking off a year-long Basin-wide public engagement process starting with … > Read More

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