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…

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…

Closer to Home

Matt says hiring an apprentice has multiple benefits for his business. Freightliner of Cranbrook is a full-service parts, sales and service dealership for commercial trucks. Service Manager Matt Johnson recently hired apprentice Cameron Brown with support…

Optimism in the Face of Challenge

Embarking on an educational journey takes a large dose of determination to be successful. Pushing off on a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway as a single mom with a three-year-old daughter requires resolve and…

Opportunity Knocks for Fernie Business

Started out of their barn by the Pask family in 2003, Fernie Brewing Co. was the little business that could. Now distributing its products across western Canada from BC to Manitoba, Fernie Brewing has grown from…

People, Land and Paddles

The Columbia River is beautiful and impressive—and important for many cultural, ecological and economic reasons. In August 2018, 16 youth launched on an 11-day journey down the river to understand this waterway and its values. Through…

Helping Residents Become Employed

“I’m happily employed,” says Winlaw resident and logging truck driver Alfred Moore. This is something he couldn’t say often back when he was working in the construction industry. “I was getting lots of random layoffs at…

Meeting Child Care Needs

Corner Stones Child Care Centre in Revelstoke is a busy hub for child care and child health activities.  At one end of the hallway is an indoor play space for toddlers. At the other end, an…

Environmental Education Programs Resume In Creston

Environmental education and awareness programs at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area are going to continue under new management. Since 1974, these programs were provided by the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Authority, but this ended with…

Mentors Inspire Youth

The Trust has partnered with JA British Columbia (JABC) to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in local youth and inspire community mentors through Be Entrepreneurial. The program is facilitated by local business people who bring their expertise into the classroom at the invitation of a host teacher.

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