Columbia Basin

Heat wave headed to the Kootenays

Temperatures are forecast to soar until mid-week


Youthful exuberance and talent beautifies the Beaver Valley

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

  • Jul 23, 2020


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

Message from the Upper Columbia Basin Environmental Collaborative

  • Jul 15, 2020


Trail affordable housing complex takes shape

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

Columbia Basin Trust developing short-term plan to guide activities

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

Columbia Basin Trust announces Neil Muth Scholarship recipients

The winners are from Rossland, Crawford Bay and Montrose

More aid for Basin workforce, businesses to reopen

Trust programs revised to help adapt to Covid changes

Columbia River Treaty continues during COVID

Message from Kathy Eichenberger

  • Jun 5, 2020

Columbia Basin Trust expands programming to support businesses

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

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

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

Practicing compassion in time of pandemic

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

New programs launched for Basin food producers

Columbia Basin Trust starts wage subsidy and loan programs this month

Renewable Natural Gas facility targeted for Fruitvale

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

Renewable Natural Gas facility targeted for small B.C. town

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

B.C. nonprofit offers free educational resources for teachers, parents

JABC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth in business and leadership.

Treaty talks continue through remote technology

Message from Kathy Eichenberger, B.C. executive director of the Columbia River Treaty team

  • Apr 28, 2020

Columbia River Treaty talks impacted by COVID-19 crisis

Public engagement sessions planned to be held this spring on the negotiations have been delayed

Columbia Basin Trust announces help for wider range of programs

Pandemic has also highlighted the need for high-speed internet, as an example

Columbia Basin Trust $11.7M for COVID-19

The funding will help businesses, First Nations, food banks, social service agencies and child care operators.

Columbia Basin Trust postpones all 2020 public engagements

Fall symposium in Trail will not go ahead due to coronavirus pandemic