Three First Nations in the Columbia Basin are increasing renewable energy generation and sustainability of their affordable rental housing by adding solar panels. This improves energy efficiency while creating sustainable, comfortable and affordable housing for members. The projects are receiving support from Columbia Basin Trust and the New Relationship Trust.
The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) has partnered with Spring Activator to bring the Kootenay Investment Challenge to the region. This 10-week online program will run from September through December 2022, bringing together local innovative tech entrepreneurs and angel investors looking to make an impact.
Do you remember back in elementary school when you were asked to write “I am” in the middle of the page and you had to write all the things that made you you around it? Daughter, brother, reader, athlete etc. If I asked you to do that today, what words would you write outside of your profession and family roles? What are your current passions? If you have difficulty answering those questions, please know that you are not alone. I often ask people to do this exercise and receive blank stares in return.
1. A collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.
The master painters of the Renaissance brought many things to the practice of art that we continue to use, among them are mathematical perspective, proportion, foreshortening, and chiaroscuro. In the 19th century the expressionists bent many of those rules—Van Gogh’s swirling brilliance for example. In the 20th century artists like Dali and Picasso found ways of unshackling us from them completely. Only one rule remained largely untouched: chiaroscuro.*
Over the last couple of months, I have had multiple dreams of being with my Nana. (The most recent the night before writing this.) She was my best friend and passed away seven years ago April 1. I was expecting my second daughter at the time, whose due date was mid-April but we would wait an extra two weeks before meeting her, as I became extremely ill after my Nana’s passing with a chest infection.
Emergency management, emergency preparedness and building resilient communities. Those are all phrases we throw around a lot, and you might be thinking those phrases have become tedious. I can completely appreciate that, but you should be watching local governments closely right now, because we need to be investing in programs that to the best of our ability insulate our communities from these emergency situations.