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The Burton Community Assocation Community Hall.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology Community buildings get energized

16 energy-wise projects are supported with over $650,000 from Columbia Basin Trust

Renovations on the famous hot spring pools are underway with new concrete finishing.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism $5M upgrade to Fairmont Hot Springs Resort well underway

Most of the projects will be wrapped up before Fairmont's busy summer season arrives

Little girl dressed in pink using a computer.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Golden, Slocan, Financial, Technology Public spaces add state-of-the-art technology

Nine communities receive over $613,000 from the Trust’s Community Technology Program

From left, RDCK Area H director Walter Popoff, Silverton Coun. Leah Main, Minister of Citizens’ Services Jinny Sims, Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy, Slocan Mayor Jessica Lunn and Nakusp Mayor Tom Zeleznik.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology Improving internet access for people in the Kootenays

26 rural communities in the Kootenays will be getting improved high-speed access to the internet

Columbia Basin Trust President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff (middle left) and Selkirk College President and CEO Angus Graeme (middle right) gather in front of Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus with students from a variety of programs to recognize the new partnership that will innovate and enhance the college experience.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial $6 million to innovate and enhance college experience

The Trust will provide colleges with $3 million over three years and work collaboratively to develop project plans to grow program offerings and diversify

Johnny Strilaeff is the president and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust, and acting president and CEO of Columbia Power Corporation.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Energy, Financial The Trust is fulfilling its purpose

“Our mandate is set by the people of the Columbia Basin, and it’s our job to execute on it.” — Johnny Strilaeff, president and CEO, the Trust.

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A branch of Kootenay Savings.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial Trail-based Kootenay Savings issues $746K in profit sharing dividends to members

With corporate offices in Trail, Kootenay Savings is a member-owned financial co-operative with eleven branches throughout the Kootenays

Wayne Stetski, NDP Member of Parliament for Kootenay – Columbia.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology MP Wayne Stetski calls for more funding for rural internet and wireless

Stetski called on the government to substantially increase its investment in rural connectivity in the 2019 budget saying, “rural Canadians deserve no less.”

Meghan Stewart (right) with her daughter Ruby and life-long friend Amy Stewart at the annual Bursary Tea.
West Kootenay, Education, Financial Selkirk College bursaries provide optimism in the face of challenge

Each academic year, Selkirk College awards almost $200,000 in bursaries to students who face financial challenges

The Kootenay East Regional Hospital.
East Kootenay, Financial, Health & Wellness Kootenay East Regional Hospital District Adopts 2019 Budget

The total budget is $6,586,460 which includes new approvals for just over $2.4 million in capital expenditures and $3.2 million for unfinished capital projects.

Kimberley’s Platzl is a gathering space for the community.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial, Tourism Outdoor gathering spaces to get a facelift

Municipalities, regional districts and First Nations communities can apply for up to $500,000 to create, restore or enhance an outdoor multi-use space.

A graphic detailing how tax dollars are spent on different services.
East Kootenay, Financial Regional District of East Kootenay Draft 5-Year Financial Plan Open for Review

The draft 2019 operating budget proposes a 4.2% increase over last year. A 1.3% increase in new assessment in the region will help offset the overall impact.

Pictured (l-r) Keon Chung, Just Music; Cori Andrichuk; Carey Fraser; Sjaane Beattie, co-owner Kootenay Life Cycle; and Trevor Zak, owner Fitness Inc.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies Avalanche prepare for PACWEST; students raise money for mental health

COTR Avalanche volleyball teams are preparing to not only compete, but host, the 2019 PACWEST Volleyball Championship

Artist rendering, ?aq?am Health and Wellness Centre.
East Kootenay, Developments, Financial, First Nations New centre will bring ʔaq̓am community together

Columbia Basin Trust supports a new Health and Wellness Centre

The Career Internship Program provides wage funding for employers to hire college and university graduates in permanent, career-focused positions.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Retail, Small Business Get up to $25,000 to hire an intern

Columbia Basin Trust program helps businesses create and retain jobs

Group shot of donors, holding large cheque.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Health & Wellness Cranbrook Multi-Sport Indoor Facility receives $5000 donation

The Multi-Sport Indoor Facility will provide increased opportunities for physical activity in the community and help develop local athletes.

Picture showing office area with people working on computers.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Financial, Technology Rossland’s Thoughtexchange raises $4M to fuel growth

Thoughtexchange has evolved into a two-way experience platform used by millions of people across many industries.

The East Kootenay Credit Union, Cranbrook location.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Kootenay-Based Credit Unions have assets of $2.5 Billion – will they eventually merge?

In a recent Business in Vancouver (BIV) list, the publication ranked the biggest Credit Unions in B.C., which included a number of Kootenay-based credit unions

Waneta Expansion.
West Kootenay, Trail, Energy, Financial Trust, Columbia Power purchase Waneta expansion

The Trust and Columbia Power, which currently own 49 per cent of Waneta Expansion, worked closely with the BC Government to make this purchase possible.

Helicopters fighting forest fires in Kootenays, B.C. in August, 2018.
East Kootenay, Elkford, West Kootenay, Kaslo, Education, Environment, Financial, Real Estate, Retail Is your business prepared for a fire or flood?

Here is a (relatively) comprehensive guide to make sure your business is covered in emergency situations.

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A Bitcoin machine.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial, Technology Nelson’s Burrell Grocery home to the Kootenay’s first and only Bitcoin ATM

BankBit, a company owned and operated by Nelson-resident Ben Glickman, recently installed a Bitcoin machine in the convenience store.

View of lake.
West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Darkwoods conservation area to grow

The Nature Conservancy of Canada receives $650,000 from Columbia Basin Trust

Gillian Sanders with a tranquilized grizzly bear
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Reptiles, grizzlies and more to benefit from $1 million

29 projects receive Environment Grants from Columbia Basin Trust

Seamus Damstrom accepting scholarship award.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial Twelve College of the Rockies alumni receive Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships

The $5,000 awards aim to increase educational opportunities for BC students

Students moved into the new Silver King Campus carpentry shop in September where the workspace has been enhanced to feature high ceilings, natural light, more floor space and a leading edge dust collection system.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Financial Selkirk College opens new carpentry shop at Silver King Campus

The $23 million refresh at Nelson's Silver King Campus has reached another milestone with the opening of its new carpentry shop

i4C Innovation Center
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial, Technology Carl Data receives $225K in funding for further growth of sensor development laboratory

Funding from the Columbia Basin Trust Impact Investment Fund will be used to continue development of a new water and wastewater sensor testing lab facility

Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Chair Keith Smyth and Kootenay Savings’ mascot Super Saver Sam celebrate the good news.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation helps fund 19 Kootenay-area non-profits & service clubs

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is helping Christmas come a little early this year for nineteen Kootenay-area non-profit organizations

Cranbrook Aquatic Centre
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Financial, Technology Nearly $35 thousand dollars in energy savings thanks to pool dehumidification project at WFP

Last year’s retrofit of the pool dehumidification system at Western Financial Place (WFP) continues to produce significant energy and cost savings for the City.

MP Wayne Stetski.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial MP Wayne Stetski encourages students and employers to look to Canada Summer Jobs 2019 funding

Service Canada will be accepting applications for the 2019 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program starting Monday, December 17th, 2018.

Fish-eye lens view of the Rossland Library.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology Bringing the latest technology to communities

The Trust’s new Community Technology Program helps create tech-enabled spaces

College of the Rockies Heavy Mechanical student, Abraham Smith, is one of four recipients of new scholarship funds made possible by Teck.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial College of the Rockies trades students benefit from Teck donation

College names recipients of newly-created scholarship fund

Fernie's Inclusive trail through the forest.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Health & Wellness, Tourism Enhancing recreational opportunities on Basin trails

Columbia Basin Trust supports physical well-being through new granting program

Mike Adams
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Small Business Taylor Adams now Apex Accounting

Following the retirement of Trent Taylor, founder of Taylor Adams, the accounting firm has been rebranded as Apex Accounting

Christine Cooper.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Invermere, Financial Christine Cooper appointed Senior Relationship Manager at BMO

Christine has been with the BMO Financial Group since 2009.

Graphic for East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Financial Kimberley Chamber part of new East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op launch

The new EKCCI is seeking founding members and investors who wish to make an impact in their community

The Trust is supporting community sport groups and schools to get kids active. Attend an upcoming meeting to learn more.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Health & Wellness New program helps kids and youth be active

Columbia Basin Trust launches $3-million Basin PLAYS initiative

(L to R) Caitlin Berkhiem, Tamara Mercandelli and Christel Hagn are looking forward to reopening Soulfood restaurant in the Mount Baker Heritage Hotel
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Financial, Small Business Soulfood co-operative

Soulfood, a farm-to-table whole foods restaurant in downtown Cranbrook, is moving to become a co-operative.

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Starbelly Jam Performance from 2018 summer event.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance announces 2018-2019 funded projects

Over 150 arts and culture projects—including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour—have received a total of $751,000 in funding support for the 2018-19 season

Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn, and Caitlin Berkhiem have given Soulfood to the community.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Developments, Financial, Small Business Soulfood restructures to become co-operative

New business model turns over Soulfood’s ownership to staff and community

Aerial view of valley with river meandering along valley bottom.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Basin sees increased support from the Trust

$57 million in benefits delivered through 65 programs and initiatives last year

An aerial view of Koocanusa Village.
East Kootenay, Developments, Financial, Tourism KV Properties Inc. acquires Koocanusa Village

Koocanusa Village is the only lakeside community with vacation properties on Koocanusa Lake.

Fernie’s Busy Bees Family Daycare will be upgrading its equipment thanks to a Child Care Capital Grant from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial 122 new child care spaces, plus 722 spaces improved

The Trust’s Child Care Capital Grants support 42 child care centres

Picture of former Tembec buildings.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Financial City buys former Tembec lands; opens doors to attracting industrial development, business

This purchase adds approximately 100 acres of properly zoned land supply to the City

Sean Campbell, the general manager of Community Futures East Kootenay, stands outside the CFEK office at 131 - 7th Avenue South, Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Financial, Small Business CFEK celebrates 30 years

At the grand age of 30, Community Futures East Kootenay is an established resource for East Kootenay entrepreneurs.

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Residences at Fairmont Ridge.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Tourism 5% of BC’s co-op marketing funds goes to Kootenay Rockies region

The total received in the region is $195,978 or .049% of the total $4 million awarded throughout the province.

Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick says, Teck is the perfect partner (to purchase the Sunmine) for many reasons.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Financial, Technology City of Kimberley and Teck agree on Letter of Intent to purchase SunMine

The City will conduct a referendum in conjunction with the municipal election in October.

The Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club will offer after school care that encourages outdoor play.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Improving the well-being of basin residents

Columbia Basin Trust commits nearly $965,000 to 17 projects that address social issues

The Waneta Dam.
West Kootenay, Trail, Energy, Financial Teck announces closing of Waneta Dam sale

As part of the sale, Teck Metals Ltd. holds a 20-year lease to use the two-thirds interest in Waneta to produce power for its industrial operations in Trail

Group shot of four people, in front of doors at Halycon House in Nakusp.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial Energy retrofits for 32 affordable housing buildings

$1.6 million in Trust grants will help improve over 600 units across the Basin

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