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Recognize a Deserving Educator

Do you know an educator in the Columbia Basin who encourages environmental stewardship and sustainability? The Columbia Basin Environmental Education [...]

And we get 30cms!

The Fat Lady’s Singing and Ullr says “So What?” So, the Fat Lady’s singing, “The party’s over”. . . And [...]

CBT funds St. Eugene Writing Workshops

The Columbia Basin Trust will be sponsoring ten (10) half-tuition scholarships to the three-day St. Eugene Writing Workshops running May [...]

Valuable Response to RDEK Survey

Over 3200 people participated in the RDEK’s recent Solid Waste and Recycling Services Survey, providing valuable information and ideas as the RDEK works to review its Solid Waste Management Plan.

Fernie woman in Parliament

McKinley Richards, a Fernie Secondary school graduate, will represent the Kootenay-Columbia in Parliament with the Daughters of the Vote program.

Fernie Alpine Resort Auction

Today Resorts of the Canadian Rockies announced Vail Resorts, Inc.(NYSE: MTN) and the Alterra Mountain Company would be bidding for [...]

Seniors Centre Celebrates 60 Years

The Senior Citizens Club of Fernie & District is celebrating 60 years of service in 2019 and they could not be more excited!

Elk Valley Sandbag Station

The Elk Valley sandbag station is located at The Hoz parking lot in Hosmer.

Scams and Frauds

Scotiabank Branch Manager Patrick Bilyk, Rockies Law attorney Graeme Nunn, and GPI owner Gerald Price spoke for over an hour to explain on what a scam and fraud could be and how to deal with it.

Sierra Club Says NO to New Coal Mines

The Sierra Club of BC has launched a campaign that is targeting the primary industry of the Elk Valley.

Low Snowpack in Elk Valley

The Elk Valley is experiencing a below-average snowpack and this potentially does not bode well for Fernie. Last spring we [...]

CBT’s Community Technology Program

The Fernie Public Library is becoming more high-tech with support from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Technology Program.

Internet improvements for South Country

Improved high-speed internet is on the way for 26 communities in the Kootenays, bringing people opportunities to learn, connect and better expand their businesses.

$18.6 million announced for SAR funding

The British Columbia government has announced more funding to search and rescue groups throughout the province to be used over [...]

Caribou Recovery Initiatives Announced

The government of British Columbia recently announced two important agreements that will influence the fate of mountain caribou in the province.

Fernie and Basin Trails to see Improvements

The Columbia Basin Trust increases recreation opportunities with $484,000 for 29 trail projects

Spring Snapped

And then it snowed 24cms and we forgot about spring and skied powder...

RDEK Approves 5-Year Financial Plan

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors has adopted its 2019-2023 Financial Plan. See the plan here...

CBT Donates $6 Million to Colleges

A new $6-million partnership between Columbia Basin Trust, College of the Rockies and Selkirk College will work toward shared priorities to enhance the quality, availability and uniqueness of the college experience for students.

Teck Donates $ 1 million for The Great Trail

To be considered for funding, proposals must be for projects on sections of The Great Trail between Castlegar and Elkford, British Columbia.