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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

Employer and apprentice in mechanic's shop.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Wage subsidy boosts Basin student job opportunities

School Works provides funding for apprenticeships and career-related positions

Event Associate Seamus Damstorm displays the United Way banner during a recent fundraising campaign.
East Kootenay, Financial East Kootenay United Way invests $149,605 in three community-based programs

When you support the United Way East Kootenay you help make positive things happen in your community.

A scenic view of the poolside at the Copper Point Resort in Invermere, BC.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Invermere’s Copper Point Resort changes hands

Copper Point Resort, located just off busy Highway 95/93, caters to golfers, skiers, business meetings, conferences and the independent traveler.

Kootenay Savings Kimberley Branch employees Dawn Marchi, Leanne Perrault and Susan Cleverly present Neal Weisenberg and John Lyon of the Kimberley Camera Club with a $750 cheque to help the Club purchase new equipment.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Making the Kootenays an even better place to live, work and play

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is excited to announce the distribution of $67,755 in new grants.

Mackenzie Adams-Sedrovic from Sparwood.
West Kootenay, Education, Financial Neil Muth Scholarship recipients announced

Four students receive $3,000 to pursue educational dreams

The Old Marysville Schoolhouse near Kimberley will get a new coat of paint thanks
to a Columbia Basin Trust grant.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Basin Heritage gains ground on many fronts

Columbia Basin Trust supports 42 heritage projects with over $2 million

KSCU staff become trusted advisors to their clients.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial Banking with a personal touch

Nancy Crockett, vice-president of sales & member experience at Kootenay Savings Credit Union in Trail, B.C., explains the benefits of the Member Service Centre.

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Community markets begin accepting Nutrition Coupons June 15.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Financial Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program gets $100,000 boost

Trust support reduces wait lists, adds five new markets, feeds 225 more families

Kootenay Trout Hatchery sign.
East Kootenay, Financial Top 20 of the CBT/RDEK Community Projects approved and funded

The Columbia Basin Trust and the Regional District of East Kootenay recently announced the approval of programs for the community initiatives and affected area

Teck’s $1 million donation to College of the Rockies will support construction of the new trades training facility at the College’s Cranbrook campus, in addition to establishing a scholarship fund for trades students and helping to revitalize the Fernie campus. Classes in the new trades facility are scheduled to start in early August.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Financial Teck Donates $1 Million to College of the Rockies

College of the Rockies students throughout the region will benefit from improved access to training

Main entrance at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Developments, Financial $5M in BDC Financing helps Fairmont Hot Springs Resort do extensive upgrades

$5-million financing from BDC to go into enhancing guest experiences at the year-round B.C. resort.

Aerial view of the recent Grand Forks flooding.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Financial Grand Forks flood relief supported by local Credit Unions - surpasses $50K

Seven credit unions from the Boundary, Kootenay, and Columbia Valley have collaborated in their efforts to provide financial relief for Grand Forks.

Wayne Stetski
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial MP Stetski announces call for applications for Seniors’ Grants

In order for a project to be eligible for a New Horizons grant, it must be led or inspired by seniors.

The Cranbrook Garden Club being presented with a cheque.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial 2018 Community EKC Cash award winners collect a total of $7,773

The Community Cash Awards, which aimed to develop healthy and diverse communities, offered local community groups an opportunity to apply for funding.

Rauni Naud was recognized by Kootenay Business magazine as an Influential Woman in Business in the West Kootenay region
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Financial, Influential Women in Business Rauni Naud: focused, balanced and fulfilled

Rauni Naud combines a single-minded focus, continuing education and passion for her community to achieve financial success and a balanced life.

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From left: Jan Morton (president, Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society), Johnny Strilaeff (CEO, Columbia Basin Trust), Minister of Children and Family Development and MLA for Kootenay West Katrine Conroy and Mayor of Rossland Kathy Moore break ground at a new affordable housing development in Rossland on May 1, 2018.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial Affordable housing for Columbia Basin residents

The Government of British Columbia is working with the Columbia Basin Trust to build 167 new homes for people in the region struggling to find housing.

Alan Rice stands outside the new BDO office in Kimberley
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Financial, Small Business BDO opens in Kimberley

BDO now maintains a full-time accounting office in Kimberley

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Rob Sorenson poses with last year’s golf tournament banner.
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Christina Lake Fire and Rescue Charity Golf Tournament

Christina Lake Fire and Rescue does good work all year. Join their charity golf tournament for some good work of your own.

by Timothy Fowler
The Colours of Nelson Mural Project was created through a collaborative design process by 16 artists, ages 15-39.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Art goes public thanks to new Trust program

Columbia Basin Trust commits $750,000 to help communities increase public art

Wayne Stetski, standing with two young people.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Stetski allocates more than $625,000 for Kootenay-Columbia student jobs

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Initiative contributes annually to aid in creating jobs for secondary and post-secondary students.

Patrick Tolchard
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Financial, Small Business, Tourism Radium Hot Springs adventure entrepreneur recognized by BC Business magazine

A Radium Hot Springs entrepreneur, Patrick Tolchard, has been recognized by BC Business magazine as one of the province’s Top 30 Under 30 business people.

St. Eugene is located near Cranbrook amongst beautiful geography.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Charity golf tournament planning advice from St. Eugene’s pro Cindy Soukoroff

It’s not too late to organize this year’s golf tournament, but you better get on it!

by Timothy Fowler
Myles Peterson, first place winner in the Junior Division at the recent Junior Dragon Den West Kootenay Championships.
West Kootenay, Trail, Education, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragon Den West Kootenay champions announced

The Junior Dragon Den Provincial Championships will be held on May 5th at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail.

Jean-Ann Debreceni, EKC Board Chair at a previous Community Cash Awards event
East Kootenay, Financial Community Cash Award finalists announced by EKC

The Community Cash Award is aimed to develop healthy and diverse communities.

MLA Michelle Mungall presents Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Kootenay with a $100,000 grant from the BC Rural Dividend Program.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial BC Rural Dividend Program Grants boost to Kootenays & Nelson Innovation Centre

The rural dividend encourages economic diversification, innovation, sustainability and collaboration, and recognizes the diverse needs of individual communities

Representatives from the seven credit unions attending a December meeting to learn more about the amalgamation currently being explored.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Seven Kootenay Region Credit Unions Continue To Explore Amalgamation

The Kootenay, Columbia Valley and Boundary Regions of British Columbia Credit Unions have released an update on the next steps in their amalgamation process

College of the Rockies Welding students have the opportunity to perfect their skills with a welding simulator purchased thanks to funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial College of the Rockies receives funds for trades from province

College of the Rockies received more than $310,000 from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training to go toward replacing aging trades equipment.

Winners of the BCIC Ignite Awards.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Financial, Technology Kootenay’s “BioCarbon 3D” — part of $1M BCIC awards to fuel market-driven innovation across BC

The four projects demonstrated the ability to succeed in diverse fields including environmental engineering, biotechnology, and agriculture.

Aerial view of valley flooding.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Taking action on climate change

Columbia Basin Trust supporting 12 climate action initiatives.

In September 2017, the ?aq?am community experienced a wildfire. It will now be reducing fuel in high-risk areas with support from a wildfire mitigation grant from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment, Financial Reducing the risks and effects of wildfire

Twenty communities focus on mitigating wildfire with over $800,000 from Columbia Basin Trust

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