Youth Pow Wow celebrates Indigenous culture

School District 8’s Youth Pow Wow brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth and community members to celebrate Indigenous culture through dance, music, regalia and educational teachings.

Youth come first at Foundry

Foundry East Kootenay recently opened its doors becoming the latest in a string of Foundry Centres across the province. The Foundry is a network of integrated health and social service centres for young people between the ages of 12 and 24.

Park promotes fun in Fauquier

The new playground in Fauquier features something for all ages, including new park equipment and walking trails. Adjacent to the community hall and outdoor pavilion, the park is poised to enhance the quality of life for locals, as well as assist in sustaining a strong community.

Local action, basin impact

This Earth Month, the Trust asked residents of the Basin to send in their tips for energy efficiency, food waste, cutting out single-use plastics and building wildfire resilience. Here’s what they said…

Building wildfire resilience 

Communities throughout the Columbia Basin do amazing work advancing the well-being of their spaces and people in the face of climate change. Here are a few great examples of what communities have achieved. 

Getting energized – smartly

We need healthy food to eat and affordable housing to live in. We need services that help us live our best lives. At the same time, we need to consider how we can reduce our contributions to climate change and adapt to the shifts to come.

Beef business booms in Jaffray

Jaffray’s Bolen Livestock brings local food to the South Country and with support from the Trust’s Food Producer Wage Subsidy, the family business is growing in new directions.

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