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Rossland Joins the Growing List of G.E. Free Communities

On May 11, 2009, the City of Rossland, British Columbia took leadership on a controversial food and agricultural issue. Through the efforts of the regional G.E. Free Kootenays campaign, a sub-group of the Kootenay Food Strategy Society, Rossland’s council voted in favor of a resolution to oppose the cultivation of genetically...

Selkirk College and UBC Renew Commitment to Rural Education

Selkirk College and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have renewed their commitment to meeting the educational needs of students and families in rural areas.Dr. Rob Tierney, Dean of the Faculty of Education at UBC, and Marilyn Luscombe, President of Selkirk College, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (April...

Regional Fire Service Aims to Improve Capabilities

The Regional Fire Service of Kootenay Boundary, Company 1 (Rossland) is currently raising funds with an eye to improving their capabilities in serving the area. For some time now, the largely volunteer group has identified their ability to access backcountry and trail areas quickly as a key stumbling block in their operations;...

CBT Accepting Applications for College Community Service Awards

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is now accepting applications for its College Community Service Awards program. CBT presents these awards in partnership with four Basin-based Colleges and includes 22 awards of $2,000 each divided amongst students attending Selkirk College (10), College of the Rockies (10), Valemount Campus of...

Columbia Basin Trust Wants Your Environmental Project Ideas

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is now accepting community-initiated and community-supported project applications for its Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP).This program has provided nearly $3 million in funding over the past five years for environmental conservation, restoration, stewardship and education projects across the...

Columbia Basin Trust Strengthens Small Businesses

 For entrepreneurs, running a small business often feels like a 24 hour a day, seven day a week job. From managing employees to finding and retaining customers, from developing marketing strategies and working with either an increased or a decreased demand on their product or service - entrepreneurs are always thinking about...

Time for Rossland to 'Pitch In'

City Council is once again supporting the "Pitch In" program (from April 20- May 3rd this year). This is a nationwide effort to get Canadians of all ages involved in cleaning up their towns, thinking about waste reduction strategies, and creating a smaller carbon footprint. Here are the activities we have planned here in...

Columbia Basin to Get Water Smart

Working with local governments, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is launching the Columbia Basin Water Smart Initiative (CBWSI) to help communities reduce water consumption by 20% by 2015. "It's an ambitious goal, but residents have told us that water conservation is a priority," said Kindy Gosal, CBT Director of Water and Environment....

Sweet News on Washington Street - Little Red Sweet Shoppe Opens

Each day lately the news seems to bring word of failing companies, main street shops closing their doors and corporate giants being propped up with public money. In the heart of a global economic slowdown it’s always nice to report any bright spots in the business world and this week saw some “sweet” news for downtown Rossland....

Columbia Basin Trust to Purchase Addition to Valhalla Provincial Park

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has announced $250,000 commitment to the acquisition of the Valhalla Mile, a 155-acre (63 ha) private property adjacent to Valhalla Provincial Park. Once purchased, the land will be added to the Park, protecting the scenic, ecological, cultural and recreational values of the area. "We're pleased to...

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