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Infographic showing funding from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Columbia Basin Trust annual report reveals positive community impacts

The Columbia Basin Trust 2019/20 Annual Report shows over $97 million provided for the Basin region

by Julie Matchett
Attorney Alan Burch sitting at his desk.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial Peace of mind during COVID-19? Get your will done!

Attorney Alan J. Burch in Nelson specializes in wills, and he’s seen an increase in demand during the pandemic

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Smiling young man behind counter.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Small Business Columbia Basin Trust program expansions offer assistance to struggling small businesses

Low-interest loans, wage subsidies and tuition funding are among the support measures being offered to the region’s businesses and residents.

by Julie Matchett
Two people shaking hands across a table, laptops are on table as well.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Small Business, Technology Are you a small business or start-up looking to raise capital? This virtual info-session may help

The B.C. government is hosting a free webinar to answer questions about free trade and the province's Small Business Venture Capital program.

by Julie Matchett
Woman sewing, with CBT logo.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Columbia Basin Trust funding to help alleviate pandemic impact to communities

$11.7 million in new funding is available for businesses and community services affected by the ongoing pandemic

by Julie Matchett
AGM of the West Kootenay Boundary Community Investment Co-op.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Rethinking your investment portfolio? Investing locally in the Kootenays just got easy

What investors need to know about the West Kootenay Boundary Community Investment Co-op and the East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op

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Graphic showing woman holding pencil looking at computer screens.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Small Business Online survey highlights impact of pandemic to B.C. businesses

B.C.’s small businesses make recommendations on the types of support they would like to see from governments

by Julie Matchett
Group of women attending conference.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Education, Financial Empowering female entrepreneurs: Teck offers grant to attend Vancouver E-Series conference

The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) E-Series is three-day conference held from May 13 - 15 in Vancouver

by Julie Matchett
Students studying an observation bee hive in class.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Funding available for bee projects

The Bee BC Program has funding available to support bee health throughout the province.

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Aerial view of the Ridley Terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Mining Teck and Ridley Terminals ink agreement to increase shipments

A new deal signed between Teck Resources Limited and Ridley Terminals Inc., will allow Teck to expand its steelmaking coal shipments to the B.C. coast

by Julie Matchett
Johnny Strilaeff, President and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Education, Financial Trust CEO looks ahead to 2020

Anniversary year will focus on extensive public engagement and symposia as Trust renews strategic priorities

by Johnny Strilaeff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Basin Trust
Blair McFarlane reading book to group of children in library.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Education, Financial Internship creating opportunities at Invermere Library

Columbia Basin Trust's Career Internship Program opens doors for recent post-secondary graduate

by Julie Matchett
Crawford Bay Park.
West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Partnerships allow purchase of key lands

Columbia Basin Trust contributes $800,000 for purchase of recreational land in Crawford Bay

Graph showing financial status of Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial 70 active programs supporting Basin residents

Annual revenues for Columbia Basin Trust totalled $71.9 million in 2018/19

David Bonk, CEO, HomeFree Living was able to take his sustainable housing initiative to the next level thanks to research conducted by College faculty researcher Becky Pelkonen (centre), and overseen by Gaby Zezulka, Chair, Academic Innovation and Applied Research.
East Kootenay, Education, Financial, Small Business College of the Rockies providing new round of research assistance

For-profit enterprises in the East Kootenay region with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees are eligible for up to $5,000 in research assistance

Playground in park.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial Outdoor gathering spaces enhanced

Trust provides over $1.9 million for 12 community projects

Rhythms Dance Showcase from 2019 summer event.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance announces 2019–2020 funded projects

Funding applications were adjudicated in May by the CKCA Steering Committee, with input from community arts councils

Airplane taxiing on tarmac, with airport worker marshalling plane.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial, Tourism, Transportation Government of Canada investing in safety at the Trail Regional Airport

Well-maintained runways, taxiways and aprons ensures safe usage by aircraft, passengers, and crews, and helps protect costly airport safety assets

A headshot of Paul Bowolin
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial, Small Business 25 years of helping people plan their future

Nelson Family Financial Services is celebrating 25 years of close relationships

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Karen and Doug Barraclough, owners of the B-E Ranch in Skookumchuck.
East Kootenay, Agriculture, Animal Care, Financial Life on the Range

With help from the Grassland and Range Enhancement Program, ranchers can protect grassland, aquatic and riparian resources on Crown lands where cattle graze

Group of Columbia Valley region recipients.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Kaslo, Salmo, Slocan, Trail, Financial Strong, vibrant communities are good for everyone

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is excited to announce the distribution of more than $57,000 in new grants

Credit union representatives at meeting.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Region’s Credit Union boards to proceed with “Consent to Present to Members” application on merger

Approval of merger business case a significant milestone for six area credit unions

Emplyees from D-Pace.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial, Technology Nelson’s D-Pace picks up $1 million contract and congrats from BC Minister of Technology

Owner and founder Morgan Dehnel started his D-Pace company more than two decades ago, in 1995.

Flooding in downtown Grand Forks, B.C.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Developments, Financial Canada and BC work in partnership to help protect residents and businesses of Grand Forks

Nearly $50 million is allocated for an important flood mitigation project in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary community of Grand Forks

Little girl taking a bundle of lettuce from a farmer's market vendor.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Financial, Health & Wellness Increasing access to locally grown food

Columbia Basin Trust increases its support for farmers’ markets coupon program

Elizabeth Sutton from Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Invermere, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship recipients announced

The scholarship awarded $3,300 to each of the students who have overcome adversity to pursue their educational dreams

Wildfire in forest.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Tourism $25K to Kootenay Rockies Tourism for emergency prep and communication

The tourism sector can play a critical role in keeping people safe, especially in rural and remote areas

Rob Gay, RDEK Board Chair.
East Kootenay, Financial 2019/2020 Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas programs funding approved

One hundred and forty-four projects around the region will receive funding over the coming year

Large crane removing a mobile home from plot of land.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial, First Nations , Health & Wellness More affordable housing options for First Nations

The Trust provides $2.9M to build 43 new units, improve 88 existing ones

MP Wayne Stetski
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Retail, Small Business MP Stetski allocates more than $774,000 for summer jobs in Kootenay-Columbia

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program provides wage subsidies to aid employers in creating quality summer work experiences for youth aged 15 to 30.

Rendition of new ferry vessel.
West Kootenay, Financial, Transportation New vessel and terminal upgrades on deck for inland ferry route

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $17,176,667 to this project through the New Building Canada Plan

Group of graduating college students.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial College of the Rockies celebrates annual Awards Ceremony

Over $89,000 in scholarships, bursaries, and awards presented to students in the 2018/19 academic year

Two women sitting down and talking.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment, Financial Transboundary Conference scholarships available

The scholarships are made possible thanks to conference sponsors and co-hosts Columbia Basin Trust and Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

(from left) Kathy Cloutier, Paper Excellence Canada; Brenna Baker, East Kootenay
Health Foundation, Gavin Baxter, Skookumchuck Pulp Mill
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Health & Wellness Paper Excellence donates to East Kootenay Foundation for Health

Paper Excellence Canada has contributed a $25,000 donation to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health

The Aqanttanam Housing Society in Cranbrook will be developing a new apartment building that will include 39 units.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Developments, Financial More affordable housing options coming soon

The Trust supports five projects with $1.5 million to build 118 new units

An Air Canada Express airplane on tarmac at airport.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Financial, Transportation Government of Canada investing in safety at the West Kootenay Regional Airport

The West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar will receive funding to rehabilitate the airside lighting and electrical systems

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, Golden, Fernie, West Kootenay, 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

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