A place to call home: Freedom Quest’s new head office offers stability

Creating a safe, stable space for young people was one of Freedom Quest Youth Services Society’s key goals in purchasing a building for their head office in Castlegar. Now they can continue to deliver free community programming to those impacted by substance use in a place that feels like home. Serving young people between ages […]

Key Ceremony event for new Castlegar Habitat for Humanity Build Project

On Friday Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC celebrated the completion of their new affordable housing project in Castlegar that will house four families. The keys to the homes are being presented to the selected families in celebration of their new homeownership journey. These families will be given the opportunity to achieve the dream of affordable […]

Column: Entropy -- a city and a civilization

‘ “To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich. To study hard, to think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars, birds, babes, and sages with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, to do all […]

Nelson SAR hosts Inter-regional Search, Rescue Training Exercise at Kokanee Creek Park

Nelson Search and Rescue is hosting a large inter-regional SAR exercise at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park approximately 20 kilometers north of the Heritage City on Highway 3A on Saturday, September 16. There will be more than 100 SAR members from all over the southeast and central regions of BC for workshops and training exercises beginning […]

Local innovation recognized by RBC

Everyone living in the Kootenays realizes what a special place it is. Characterized by beautiful mountain rangers, glacier-fed streams, rivers and lakes, critical wetlands, and stunning biodiversity, this part of the world is also being impacted by climate change. Prolonged drought, severe wildfires, and dropping water levels show that it’s time to act now to […]

Columbia Basin Trust asks Basin residents to comment on draft Columbia Basin Management Plan Focus Areas

Columbia Basin Trust is inviting the public to provide feedback on its draft Plan — located at ourtrust.org/draftcbmp—which will guide the Trust’s activities into the future. The draft Plan reflects feedback the Trust continuously receives from Basin residents, as well as from its recent community engagement process, called Our Trust, Our Future.   “It has been […]

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