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Your Voice Matters: Share Groundwater Concerns in Online Survey

Groundwater is needed in the Columbia Basin for a multitude of reasons. It’s a crucial freshwater source for domestic, agricultural, industrial, and commercial purposes. It’s connected to surface waters and helps maintain water levels in wetlands, streams, rivers, and lakes. It is essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems, including habitat for fish, waterfowl, and wildlife. Careful […]

ICBC, police asking drivers to travel at safe speeds as part of newest campaign

As the weather warms and more vulnerable road users are on our roads, ICBC and police are kicking off an education and enforcement campaign to encourage drivers to travel at safe speeds to prevent crashes and keep everyone on our roads safe. Research shows that the faster you drive, the more likely you are to […]

Urgent appeal to gardeners, pet owners during Invasive Species action month

May is Invasive Species Action Month in BC and the Invasive Species Council of BC is pleading with gardeners and pet owners to make responsible choices to prevent the spread of invasive species. As green thumbs across BC dig into their gardens, ISCBC is appealing to gardeners to make sure they’re not planting invasive species. […]

Columbia Basin Trust supports energy retrofits in 23 buildings in 11 communities

Hundreds of residents will find their homes more energy efficient as organizations throughout the Columbia Basin perform energy retrofits on affordable rental housing. These projects — taking place in 23 buildings in 11 communities and benefiting 371 individual units — are being supported by Columbia Basin Trust. “There are so many reasons this work is […]

Urgent Appeal to Gardeners and Pet owners this Invasive Species Action Month

May is Invasive Species Action Month in BC and the Invasive Species Council of BC is pleading with gardeners and pet owners to make responsible choices to prevent the spread of invasive species. As green thumbs across BC dig into their gardens, ISCBC is appealing to gardeners to make sure they’re not planting invasive species. […]

Loss of engine power led to forced landing during firefighting operations near Connell Ridge, BC

By the Transportation Safety Board of Canada Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A22P0067) into an emergency forced landing of an Air Tractor AT-802A aircraft, operated by Conair Group Inc., south of Cranbrook, British Columbia (BC). On August 2, 2022, the firefighting aircraft, equipped with amphibious floats, was conducting aerial operations in […]

KBRH Health Foundation donations help keep expectant families closer to home

Thanks to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) Health Foundation and its generous donors, Interior Health will be able to keep more Kootenay Boundary expectant families facing early deliveries closer to home. A new Tier 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at KBRH, made possible by $745,000 in additional Foundation-funded equipment and the addition of specialized […]

Province provides updates for FIFA World Cup 26

With seven matches to be played in Vancouver during the FIFA World Cup 26 tournament, the Province, City of Vancouver and BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) have updated their estimates of the costs, revenues and economic benefits for the world’s largest single sporting event. “Marquee sporting events like the FIFA World Cup 26 have the power […]

Columbia Basin Trust fills vacant positions on board

Suzan Hewat is joining the Board of Directors of Columbia Basin Trust, becoming part of the 12-member Board which helps ensure that the organization continues to support the efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. “I’d like to welcome Suzan, who, with fellow new members Angus, Karen and Christine, will be part of a Board […]

Interfor Announces Lumber Production Curtailments Across All Regions of North America

Interfor today announced plans to reduce its lumber production by approximately 175 million board feet between May and September of 2024, representing just under 10% of its normal operating stance. The temporary curtailments will impact all of Interfor’s operating regions, including the US South, through a combination of reduced operating hours, prolonged holiday breaks, reconfigured […]

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