Columbia Basin

October kicks off CBAL’s 10th annual Books for Kids campaign. (Submitted photo)

Books for Kids celebrates 10 years in the Kootenays

Fundraiser supported by BP Media, Blue Sky, Trail Times, credit unions and other local businesses

 

Columbia Basin Trust provides almost $100M to programs

Columbia Basin Trust provides almost $100M to programs

Columbia Basin Trust is working on finalizing a short-term strategic plan

  • Sep 17, 2020

 

(Photo courtesy the Arrow Lakes Historical Society)

A Kootenay moment in time

Looking at the history of dams in the West Kootenay

  • Sep 15, 2020

 

Mp Richard Cannings. (Black Press file photo)

Part Two: Back on the road

Cannings is back in Ottawa next week.

  • Sep 15, 2020
Mp Richard Cannings. (Black Press file photo)
Creston’s historic grain elevators were purchased in 2018 by the Columbia Basin Trust, who will begin work to restore the structures in 2021. (Aaron Hemens photo)

Architects found for Creston grain elevators restoration project

Next Architecture is an architecture firm based in Edmonton, Alta., and they will take the lead in helping to design and restore the elevators

Creston’s historic grain elevators were purchased in 2018 by the Columbia Basin Trust, who will begin work to restore the structures in 2021. (Aaron Hemens photo)
Jubilee Park in downtown Trail on Aug. 19 overlooking the Columbia River. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Trust invites feedback on strategic plan draft

Columbia Basin Trust asks for feedback from residents to help guide future activities

Jubilee Park in downtown Trail on Aug. 19 overlooking the Columbia River. (Sheri Regnier photo)
Weekend sunshine made for perfect boating on the Columbia River. (Jessee Regnier photo)

BC Hydro to close navigational gate Aug. 25

The measure is temporary and necessary to complete repairs

Weekend sunshine made for perfect boating on the Columbia River. (Jessee Regnier photo)
(Photo by James Day on Unsplash)

Heat wave headed to the Kootenays

Temperatures are forecast to soar until mid-week

(Photo by James Day on Unsplash)
The BV-YAN Garden Team. (Submitted photo)

Youthful exuberance and talent beautifies the Beaver Valley

BV-YAN partners with the Village of Fruitvale on beautification projects

  • Jul 23, 2020
The BV-YAN Garden Team. (Submitted photo)
The Columbia River shoreline in Trail. (Jessee Regnier photo)

As Columbia River Treaty negotiators get serious, Basin residents must speak up

Message from the Upper Columbia Basin Environmental Collaborative

  • Jul 15, 2020
The Columbia River shoreline in Trail. (Jessee Regnier photo)
The affordable housing build, called Columbia Park, is expected to be tenant-ready next spring. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Trail affordable housing complex takes shape

Columbia Park will house nine households of various sizes in spring 2021

The affordable housing build, called Columbia Park, is expected to be tenant-ready next spring. (Sheri Regnier photo)
The management plan renewal has been postponed as the Columbia Basin Trust moves to support communities during the pandemic. (Columbia Basin Trust photo)

Columbia Basin Trust developing short-term plan to guide activities

The trust is adapting to pandemic circumstances to continue to serve the region

The management plan renewal has been postponed as the Columbia Basin Trust moves to support communities during the pandemic. (Columbia Basin Trust photo)
Joli Mwinyi from Crawford Bay is a recipient of the 2020 Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship. Photo submitted

Columbia Basin Trust announces Neil Muth Scholarship recipients

The winners are from Rossland, Crawford Bay and Montrose

Joli Mwinyi from Crawford Bay is a recipient of the 2020 Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship. Photo submitted
The Trust is increasing the number of small businesses that can receive wage subsidies to hire students. The Kunze Gallery in Creston has used this program to hire summer students. (Trust photo)

More aid for Basin workforce, businesses to reopen

Trust programs revised to help adapt to Covid changes

The Trust is increasing the number of small businesses that can receive wage subsidies to hire students. The Kunze Gallery in Creston has used this program to hire summer students. (Trust photo)
(BC government image)

Columbia River Treaty continues during COVID

Message from Kathy Eichenberger

  • Jun 5, 2020
(BC government image)
Columbia Basin Trust is expanding the ways it can help people and businesses move forward in response to ongoing COVID-related developments. (Columbia Basin Trust photo)

Columbia Basin Trust expands programming to support businesses

The revised programs will help local businesses to reopen and modify operations

Columbia Basin Trust is expanding the ways it can help people and businesses move forward in response to ongoing COVID-related developments. (Columbia Basin Trust photo)
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat is one of the species counted during the BC Annual Bat Count. (Aimee Mitchell photo)

Fact: B.C. bats don’t carry or spread COVID

BC Annual Bat Count goes this summer, citizens encouraged to take part

Townsend’s Big-eared Bat is one of the species counted during the BC Annual Bat Count. (Aimee Mitchell photo)
Payton Fowler 11, and nine-year old Easton Fowler gathered a huge amount of donations for locals-in-need. (Submitted photo)

Practicing compassion in time of pandemic

Donations and proceeds for the Trail and Fruitvale United Church food banks

Payton Fowler 11, and nine-year old Easton Fowler gathered a huge amount of donations for locals-in-need. (Submitted photo)
Trust starts two new programs for Basin food producers. (Trust photo)

New programs launched for Basin food producers

Columbia Basin Trust starts wage subsidy and loan programs this month

Trust starts two new programs for Basin food producers. (Trust photo)
REN Energy will source waste wood from ATCO Wood Products and other forest companies to create Renewable Natural Gas in a new facility planned for Park Siding just outside of Fruitvale. Townsman file photo.

Renewable Natural Gas facility targeted for Fruitvale

Once in a lifetime thing, it doesn’t happen in small communities very often, says Fruitvale mayor.

REN Energy will source waste wood from ATCO Wood Products and other forest companies to create Renewable Natural Gas in a new facility planned for Park Siding just outside of Fruitvale. Townsman file photo.