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By Columbia Power on Wednesday Apr 29 2015

The Junior Dragons’ Den live show is happening this Friday, May 1, at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail and students and judges got together on Wednesday for a final run-through before the event.

A  Greater Trail Community Futures initiative, Junior Dragons’ Den is modeled after CBC’s popular show in which budding entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to potential investors. On...

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 28 2015

In his media release on the recent federal budget, the Conservative candidate seems proud of his party’s “balanced” budget.  This budget was only balanced by raiding the EI fund (which belongs to the workers who paid dues into it) for $1.8 billion, taking $2 billion out of the $3-billion contingency fund (good fiscal managers should know that contingency funds are for year-end spending in...

By Contributor on Saturday Apr 25 2015

Sturgeon:  "the ancients of the deep."

(From material submitted by Angus Glass, Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program)

Release your very own pre-historic-like fish into the Columbia River on Tuesday, May 5, at Gyro Park from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

The annual Juvenile White Sturgeon Release is hosted by the...

By Sara Golling on Friday Apr 24 2015

The Foggy Goggle Boys made it to the Regional Finals in the annual CBC "Searchlight" competition. Over 3300 bands were originally entered in the competition, and only 225 made the regional finals.   On April 28, the National Finalists were announced.   23 musical entries made that cut, but they did not include our guys.

The Foggy Goggle Boys now consist...

By Contributor on Sunday Mar 08 2015

Crystal Klym is the new Program Manager for the Columbia region’s Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), replacing Trevor Oussoren who is now managing the FWCP across the province.

The FWCP is a partnership of BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations and Public Stakeholders to compensate for the impacts to fish and wildlife resources...

By Contributor on Thursday Mar 05 2015

Good news for backcountry snowsport enthusiasts: Avalanche Canada is receiving $325,000 over two years from Columbia Basin Trust to help it continue its work of increasing public safety for winter backcountry users.

Avalanche Canada is a national public avalanche safety organization, with world-leading accident prevention programs and services. Based in Revelstoke, the organization...

By Contributor on Friday Feb 20 2015

U19 is back!

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture will be presenting the 8th annual West Kootenay U19 Film Festival this spring. The festival will take place on Saturday, May 2 at the Rossland Miners Hall. The Festival is being run as an event during National Youth Week, of which Rossland participation is coordinated by the Rossland Youth Action Network...

By Contributor on Friday Feb 13 2015


Application forms for popular Summer Works Program available February 19

(Columbia Basin) – If you own a small business in the Columbia Basin, you can get financial help to hire a student over the summer by applying for a wage subsidy from Columbia Basin Trust’s Summer Works Program....

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Nov 25 2014

As many as 465 people have signed a petition asking Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) to fund a local abattoir, underlining the need for upcoming community consultations, according to CBT spokesperson Delphi Hoodicoff.

The petition, posted by Slocan resident Jim Ross, is entitled ‘We ask the Columbia Basin Trust to fund an abattoir, processing, storage, distribution and retail system to...

By Contributor on Saturday Nov 15 2014

Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by Pacific Coastal:

Pacific Coastal Airlines is pleased to announce the addition of another new route to its network of more than sixty-five destinations in British Columbia effective Monday January 12, 2015.

The new Trail-Kelowna flight will operate...