Taking Advice to Heart

Non-profit groups are the backbone of Columbia Basin communities. In 2015, Columbia Basin Trust launched its new Non-profit Advisors Program, offering information and expertise in board governance, strategic planning, human resources and financial, legal and administrative…

Live, Work and Play

It’s easy to fall in love with the Columbia Basin. You may have lived here all your life. You may have left for a while and been drawn back. You may have arrived as a tourist…

Order Out of Chaos

SOAHC Estate Wines Business Manager Trent Winterhalder admits that growing grapes according to biodynamic principles can sort of “make it sound as though we’re into New Age stuff, but we’re not.” In fact, Winterhalder and General…

Into the Woods

Second-generation loggers Dennis and Brian Hoobanoff have seen quite a few changes in forest industry practices since their dad started cutting timber in the 1960s, and they say the changes have had a profound effect on…

A Strong Foundation

Concrete and gravel are literally the raw materials upon which a modern town or city is built. From the foundation of your home to the layers of roadbed neatly graded below freshly paved asphalt city streets,…

Our Climate is Changing

“When you talk to old-timers, they’ll tell you how the snowbanks used to be higher and winters colder. It’s true—they were. I don’t think a lot of people truly understand the magnitude of the changes we…

2016 Snapshots

Restoring a Tradition Opened in 1898, St. Eugene Church near Cranbrook is one of the few late-Victorian wooden churches remaining in BC, complete with a towering steeple, buttressed corners, hand-cut shingles and stained glass windows from…

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