Biology Intern Set on Career Course

Jeremy Benson spent most of his summer on the Koocanusa Reservoir, but he wasn’t camping or pursuing other recreational activities popular in the area. The Junior Biologist collected important water quality and biological samples that will … Continued

Career for Kootenay Carpenter Apprentice

After completing a business degree and working in sales for a decade, Michael Greenfield was more than ready for a change. The mountains were calling, and answering that call led him to a new lifestyle and … Continued

A Co-op Student Fills a Perfect Niche

The City of Nelson finds a match through the Trust’s wage subsidy program. “We didn’t realize how much we needed this person until we met them.” This is Joanna Markin, Director of Human Resources Corporate Safety & … Continued

Bringing the Library to the People

In its new location on the top floor of the state-of-the-art Columbia Valley Centre, the Invermere Public Library has expanded its services with more books, activities and programs. It also extends beyond its physical space, providing … Continued

Training Tomorrow’s Tradespeople

Education and experience are key to creating the workforce Basin businesses need “I’m absolutely loving being a carpenter,” says Angela Maio, who attended the 24-week carpentry foundation program at the Silver King (Nelson) campus of Selkirk … Continued

Kimberley Embraces Technology

Down on the carpet—parts, tools and blueprints laid out—the children carefully assemble the pieces. They’re at the Kimberley Public Library but their activity isn’t book-related. Rather, they’re building do-it-yourself computers. The workshop was held in partnership … Continued

Brewing up Business and Local Jobs

On the main strip in downtown Kaslo, near the pharmacy and a short stretch from the historic S.S. Moyie sternwheeler and beach, a chicken holding a cleaver hangs from a sign. Inside the building, a chalkboard … Continued

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