In the last year, community groups across the Basin undertook 25 new projects rehabilitate, enhance or develop recreational trails.
“I’ve learned how to have an entrepreneur’s vision.”
Selkirk College and College of the Rockies are improving and enhancing program offerings.
“It’s really good to be here.”
Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre improves energy efficiency in a unique space.
Nelson Youth Action Network keeps youth engaged, supporting social connectivity and their physical and mental health.
“This work is an important step for ʔaq̓am in protecting the remaining grasslands we have left here,” says ʔaq̓am’s Nasuʔkin Joe Pierre Jr.
Fernie’s North End Court affordable housing project includes a 35-unit apartment building and 14-unit townhouse complex.
“Improving quality of place is a very important part of developing a community.”
Two new projects support reliable, affordable, high-speed connectivity in the Basin.
Valemount Entertainment Society livestreams to the world.
Creston’s West RightWay Vehicle Specialist keeps the wheels turning.
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Robson Valley Community Services recently launched Valemount Youth Wilderness Initiative, a program that focuses on youth building resiliency and positive self-image, while fostering community and collaboration with local Indigenous groups.
With the support of the Trust’s Career Internship Program, Jason Jones hired Elizabeth Lyle to strengthen and grow his landscape architecture business in Golden, BC.
Kat Cadegan Jewellery is going through a growth spurt.
Since opening its doors in 2018, Healthy Kimberley’s Food Recovery Depot has recovered over 315,000 pounds of food, 85% of which has been used to create over 25,000 frozen meals distributed to Kimberley residents in need.
To mitigate the wildfire risk situation, in spring 2022 Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi ’it hired Wildfire Response Coordinator Brett Uphill. The latest step has been to purchase the gear and equipment the firefighters require, from jackets and helmets to a portable wildfire tank and hoses.
Sparwood adds much-needed affordable housing.
Over the course of eight months in 2020, President Jesse Ewing and Vice-President Greg Kreutz participated in Basin RevUp, Columbia Basin Trust’s advanced business accelerator program that supports high-achieving companies poised for rapid growth.
A playful mural highlights the surrounding environment.
A community creates a plan to defend itself.