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Graphic showing the recreation grants that Columbia Basin Trust will be funding.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Environment, Financial, Health & Wellness Improving rec spaces keeps residents active

Columbia Basin Trust provides $3 million for 53 new recreation infrastructure projects

Photo of Dragons Den banner.
Education, Financial, Small Business Community Futures Thompson Country to host Junior Dragons Den in 2019

Junior Dragons Den is a Community Futures led business competition open to students from Grade 7 to University in four different regions of British Columbia.

Photographer Ursula Abresch is one of the artists who has had a show at New Denver’s Hidden Garden Gallery. The gallery will be renovating a new space with help from a Columbia Basin Trust Arts and Culture Venue Grant.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial 12 projects across the East and West Kootenay awarded funding through Arts & Culture Venue Grants

The Columbia Basin Trust is helping 12 facilities renovate, relocate or upgrade with nearly $830,000 in support through its new Arts and Culture Venue Grants.

The performance artists Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret put on a show at the Golden Civic Centre. The centre’s Great Hall will get new flooring with help from a Columbia Basin Trust Arts and Culture Venue Grant.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Basin Arts and Culture venues to see upgrades

12 projects receive $830,000 from Trust’s new venue grants program

The Trust’s new Career Internship Program provides up to $25,000 to hire a post-secondary grad.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial New internship program helps employers hire post-secondary grads

Columbia Basin Trust program creates and retains jobs in the Basin

Collage of photos depicting people across rural BC.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial BC Rural Dividend grants support projects in Kootenays

The Government of British Columbia is providing over $103,000 for cultural, social and infrastructure projects in the Kootenay region.

Lynnette Wray sits on the staircase inside the lovely new Ground Floor business complex on Seventh Avenue South in Cranbrook
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial CDCF’s perpetual harvest

All donations to the Cranbrook & District Community Foundation’s endowment funds work in perpetuity to support the community forever.

Picture of Don Lindsay.
Financial, Mining Teck predicts strong demand for steelmaking coal – “feeling pretty good about 2018”

CEO of Teck, Don Lindsay, believes the company is well positioned to benefit from continued strength in commodity prices.

In photo: Chief Alfred Joseph, ?akisq’nuk First Nation and Wendy Booth, Vice-Chair, Columbia Basin Trust Board of Directors.
East Kootenay, Developments, Financial, First Nations Ɂakisq’nuk to build new rec centre

Columbia Basin Trust provides $500,000 to help realize a community dream

Biologist Penny Ohanjanian will be working to reintroduce northern leopard frogs to the Columbia marshes thanks to an Environment Grant from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial 32 projects to improve our natural environment

Columbia Basin Trust approves $870,000 in Environment Grants

The Trust’s Child Care Capital Grants provide over $1 million to 41 child care facilities.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial 100 new child care spaces, improvements to 41 facilities

Columbia Basin Trust provides over $1M for 41 projects.

The Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association is gathering funds and support to build an indoor soccer & sports facility.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Health & Wellness RDEK Gives KEYSA $130K for new indoor soccer facility

The youth soccer organization is currently gathering funds and support to build a $1.7 million indoor soccer/sports facility in Cranbrook.

A man and a woman stand in front of shelves of books.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Small Business Clearing the confusion for small businesses around income sprinkling

BDO Canada helps clear the confusion of income sprinkling for business owners.

by Jillian Clark
L-R (Jean-Ann Debreceni EKC Board Chair, Gerry Oviatt, Cranbrook Food Bank, Brian Smith Cranbrook Food Bank, Mindy Atti, EKC Branch Manager, Lana Sheppard, EKC Manager Commercial Services and
Diane Byford, EKC Board)
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) helps Cranbrook Foodbank get started in 2018

EKC encourages the community to keep the needs of the Cranbrook Food Bank top of mind throughout the year.

A group of student entrepreneurs from the 2017 Junior Dragons Den competition.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Win cash for tuition! Junior Dragons Den seeks student entrepreneurs

Modelled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den,” students in Grades 7 to University will pitch their business idea to a panel of local judges.

A timberframe home for sale in Fernie currently listed at $1,275,000
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Real Estate Fernie Leads the Way with Highest Property Assessments in Kootenays

BC Assessment's Kootenay Columbia region covers the southeast portion of the province from Fernie to Grand Forks and from Revelstoke to Cranbrook.

This typical Revelstoke heritage home is listed by Remax at $369,000, assessment values in Revelstoke went up 21% last year.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Real Estate Top 10 Communities: Residential Property Assessments Jump

Overall, the Kootenay Columbia region's total assessments increased from $38.6 billion in 2017 to $40.87 billion this year.

Columbia Basin Trust logo.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Small Business, Technology REMINDER: Get $1,000 to go to #BCTECH Summit

The #BCTECH Summit is the place for connecting industry, government and research under one roof to do business.

The Ktunaxa Nation Council, housed in this government building, is one of the recipients of a Social Grant from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial 16 social projects to receive $1 million

Columbia Basin Trust announces its most recent Social Grants recipients

An affordable housing development in the Elk Valley that was built in recent years, CBT looking to expand program.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Real Estate Province partners with Columbia Basin Trust for new affordable housing

The Province and the trust will each provide $14 million over the next three years with a target to create 225 affordable rental housing units.

Picture of casino with slot machines.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Casino revenue in the Kootenays tops $20 million annually

Gambling revenue at the two provincially licensed casinos in the Kootenays generated a combined revenue of over $20 million in 2015/2016.

The Trust’s Ecosystem Enhancement Program will help maintain and improve ecological health and native biodiversity in a variety of ecosystems, such as wetlands, fish habitat, forests and grasslands.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Significant boost for Basin ecosystems

Columbia Basin Trust announces new five-year, $10-million program.

Picture of two people looking at paintings in an art gallery.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Trust expands support for arts, culture and heritage

Columbia Basin Trust is expanding its support for arts, culture and heritage with $11.6 million over three years.

Picture of person using typewriter at top of picture, with laptop user below.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology Supporting tech needs for non-profits

$1 million for non-profit organizations to upgrade critical office technology

Picture of white golf ball in foreground, with Revelstoke Golf Club in background.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial BC Rural Dividend grants over $10 million for rural projects—$1.2 million in Kootenays

The B.C. government is distributing $10.1 million in new grants to help rural communities stabilize their economies and create long-term local employment.

Nicole Fricot is the director of community economic development in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Financial, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Nicole Fricot for Revelstoke development

Building permit applications are piling up at Revelstoke City Hall, and Nicole Fricot, community economic development director, is busy.

Don McCormick, mayor of Kimberley, B.C., is working to diversify the sources of support for Kimberley's economy.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Financial, Small Business Focus forward: Kimberley 2017

“I don’t spend a lot of time looking back at where we’ve been—I always focus on where we’re going.” —Don McCormick, mayor of Kimberley

The Best Western Hotel in Cranbrook is one of the city's hotels collecting the new 3% accommodation tax.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism Cranbrook tourism: new 3% hotel tax projected to generate $450K annually

Cranbrook Tourism, a society created and incorporated in 2015, is to market and promote Cranbrook and region as a preferred, year-round destination

A beautiful timberframe house in Nakusp listed for rent on Airbnb, one of 2,100 Kootenay properties and homes listed on the company's website.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Tourism AirBnB up 21% in the Kootenays and generated over $18 million in revenue

AirBnB has a major economic presence in the Kootenays.

The Columbia Valley's new Economic Development Officer is Ryan Watmough
East Kootenay, Invermere, West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Financial Ryan Watmough is the new Economic Development Officer for the Columbia Valley

Ryan Watmough has recently been hired by the Regional District of East Kootenay to be the new Economic Development Officer

Bob Wright was presented with the Al McCracken Memorial Award at the 2017 Community Futures British Columbia Conference in Quesnel, B.C. on September 15, 2017.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Community Futures Board Member Wins Award

Bob Wright, long-time volunteer and board member of Community Futures Central Kootenay, was honoured for his years of commitment and service

Pictured from left to right are: Erik Kalacis, Executive Director, Tamara Rotach, Loans Manager and Sara Stuart, Director.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial $3.69 million in business support for Greater Trail

Community Futures Greater Trail was recognized at the British Columbia Community Futures AGM for its outstanding business loan program.

Kootenay Savings building in Trail
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Seven Kootenay-based credit unions look to merge under one umbrella

The seven credit unions that encompass the Kootenay, Boundary and Columbia Valley regions are creating a single credit union

Columbia Basin Trust’s new Child Care Support Program will help maintain and create new child care spaces in the Basin.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Trust strengthens child care in the basin

$3.6 million for new three-year program to maintain, create new spaces

Smart, hardworking and ambitious are words that describe Jaime Dekkers, the new owner/operator of Cranbrook Bookkeeping
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Small Business Cranbrook Bookkeeping: the next generation

Young Jaime Dekkers is the new owner/operator of Cranbrook Bookkeeping.

Johnny Strilaeff
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial Continued growth and new programs benefit Basin residents

See the highlights from Columbia Basin Trust's 2016/17 Annual Service Plan Report

Denham Ford's recent fundraiser 'Our Hometown for Hunger' raised over $4000 for the Cranbrook Salvation Army's Soup Kitchen endowment fund.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial Cranbrook and District Community Foundation Fund for Salvation Army Soup Kitchen fund grew by $4,000

EKC helped established the CDCF endowment fund to benefit the Salvation Army’s Soup Kitchen in 2004.

Halcyon Hot Springs.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism No details forthcoming on sale of Halcyon Hot Springs

The hot springs resort is located on the shores of Arrow Lake north of Nakusp and was evidently sold to a lower mainland investor in March or April.

Doris Silva, College Director of Student Affairs.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial College welcomes return of tuition-free programs

The decision, announced by the BC government on August 8, will be in effect for September classes.

The Valemount Senior Citizens Housing Society’s Golden Years Lodge will be upgraded to become more energy efficient thanks to support from Columbia Basin Trust’s Energy Retrofit Program.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Energy, Financial 25 buildings to receive energy retrofits

Columbia Basin Trust provides $900,000 this year through its new Energy Retrofit Program.

Tom Thomson, Executive Director of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial Podcast—The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Nelson, BC

In this episode of Kootenay Business Podcast, publisher Keith Powell, talks with Tom Thomson, Executive Director of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce.

Castlegar’s Crumbs Bakery Café is one of the businesses that benefited last year from Columbia Basin Trust’s School Works program. Left to right: Susanne Thomas (owner) and Cameran Millar (student).
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Small Business Apply for a wage subsidy: Hire a student

The program provides a wage subsidy to help employers provide part-time employment to full-time high school and post-secondary students.

The Waneta Dam.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial Deal with Fortis off as Teck opts to sell Waneta Dam to BC Hydro—$28 million breakup fee

BC Hydro has exercised its right of first offer to purchase Teck’s two-thirds interest in the Waneta Dam in British Columbia, Canada, for $1.2 billion cash.

Waneta Dam in Trail, B.C.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial BC Hydro plan to purchase remaining two-third interest in Waneta Dam will keep rates affordable

The purchase is forecast to have a beneficial financial impact each year, helping to keep rates affordable for BC Hydro’s customers.

Cole Hoodicoff, from Castlegar, one of three recipients of the Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship recipients announced

First time scholarship awards three students around the Basin.

Fernie’s Home Bank building was built in 1910, at the height of the area’s coal production.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Heritage structures face the future

Columbia Basin Trust’s Built Heritage Grants fund 16 projects with $1.4 million.

East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial Cranbrook Tourism continues to make progress

Foundational work of the Cranbrook Tourism Society continues to move forward in the Key City

Plane taking off at YZZ
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Financial Trail Regional Airport receives $4.6 million in grant funding for Runway Rehabilitation Project

The City of Trail is pleased to announce it has received a $4.6 million grant from the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP)

Three search and rescue teams in the Columbia Basin have new helicopter rescue equipment thanks to support from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Financial Safer and quicker access to lost or injured

Columbia Basin Trust helps SAR teams purchase rescue equipment

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