An Eye-catching Restoration

Outside the Revelstoke Railway Museum sits a vibrant yellow caboose. Not long ago, the caboose was showing its age. Now, with help from the Trust’s Heritage, Museum and Archive Grants, Ed Koski and Jimmy Young from…

Community Dream Comes True

The new $4-million Columbia Lake Recreation Centre is the largest project the community of Ɂakisq’nuk has ever undertaken. “This project was an absolute priority for this community,” says Heather Rennebohm, Economic Development Officer. The 22,400-square-foot complex…

Investing in Basin Businesses

Giving local businesses a boost to meet demand Starting, purchasing or growing a business often requires financial support. Like other traditional lenders, the Trust welcomes smart investment opportunities—like these two examples. AN ESSENTIAL PLACE FOR PETS…

Playing in the Basin

Kids are getting active and getting support to lead healthy lifestyles through the Trust’s Basin PLAYS (Physical Literacy and Youth Sport) initiative. Here are some of the activities: YMIR TAKES IT OUTSIDE In Ymir, the community…

Fun and Games – with a Purpose

Developing leade PUTTING YOUTH FIRST This youth-led aspect is also a priority of the entire network of youth groups. In fall 2015, the Trust built upon its previous work with youth and established the Basin Youth…

Art Energizes Public Spaces

Communities celebrate their people and places It engages minds and offers broad learning experiences. It adds vibrancy to communities, attracts visitors and benefits local economies. It helps provide a living to those engaged in creative careers….

To Preserve and Enjoy

Partnerships allow purchase of key lands The Basin features innumerable natural and recreational opportunities in many environments: forests, beaches, mountains and wetlands. To protect areas like these while meeting local priorities, the Trust helps communities and…

Reviving Wetlands and a Traditional Hunting Ground

Culture, history and ecology take the forefront in Yaqan Nuʔkiy project A new project is helping the Yaqan Nuʔkiy—also known as the Lower Kootenay Band—restore traditional hunting grounds near the mouth of Goat River. This area…

Feeding Families While Reducing Waste

Creston Valley food recovery projects bring fruit products and skills to people in the Basin When July rolls around, cherries dot the Creston Valley landscape. Now, even more people in the Basin can look forward to…

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