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Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jun 23, 2022 in Community

First Nations Bring Solar Energy to Affordable Housing

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.

Posted by admin on Jun 23, 2022 in Community

Stinging Retreat

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” - Michael J. Fox

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Jun 21, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Kootenay Tech Founders to Compete for $50,000 - $100,000 Investment

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.

Posted by admin on Jun 20, 2022 in Community

Rediscovering Your Passions

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.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Jun 18, 2022 in Health

The Science of Personality Types

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1. A collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

Posted by Fred Gietz on Jun 18, 2022 in Community

A Trick of the Light

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.* 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Jun 16, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Highlights of the MAST Program

Posted by Jenna Aldus on Jun 14, 2022 in Outdoors

June 2022 Editor's Fix

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. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jun 14, 2022 in Community

Floods and Frustration

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. 

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Jun 09, 2022 in Community