Climate Change Info Centralized Online

There’s a new online source for people seeking easy-to-understand information on climate change specific to communities throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions. The Columbia Basin Climate Source website - - was initiated by Columbia Basin Trust and developed by Selkirk College’s Applied Research and Innovation Centre.

Posted by admin on Sep 12, 2019 in Community

Bob Livsey

A fixture of our community, especially when it comes to the outdoors, Bob has been sharing his love and passion with our community for the past 19 years, ever since he arrived in the Elk Valley. So, just how did it all begin?

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Sep 12, 2019 in Community

Run, Hike, Ride - Enhancing Basin Trails

Walk, bike, hike, run or however you enjoy the front or backcountry, trails are critical for recreation. Around the Basin, 25 projects will be adding to or improving the region’s trails, with nearly $400,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Trail Enhancement Grants.

Posted by admin on Sep 05, 2019 in Community

The Demo Derby

No one is sure how it started. A bet? A dispute over a woman? Two guys trying to prove who’s the top dog? Maybe it was a case of road rage. Instead of taking it outside, into the alley behind the bar, they took it to the county fairgrounds.

Posted by Keith Liggett on Sep 02, 2019 in Community

The Friendly Face of Bylaw

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Sep 02, 2019 in Community

Crews Remain on Scene of Overnight Fire

South Country firefighters remain on the scene of an overnight fire on a rural property on Rosicky Road near Jaffray and are now expecting it could be several days before the fire is fully extinguished.

Posted by admin on Aug 22, 2019 in Community

Mountain Culture

John Muir, renowned conservationist and eco-philosopher, said, “You are not in the mountains, the mountains are in you.” Let that sink in for a second. They are in you. That’s why you’re here, in this southern corner of Canada decorated with jagged peaks wrapped in cozy coniferous blankets.

Posted by Shelby Cain on Aug 19, 2019 in Community

Teen Culture

Often teenagers have their own customs and language, some of which is indecipherable to adults. Their clothes, their music, and their vocabulary may seem strange. Were we like this as young people?

Posted by Kerri Wall on Aug 15, 2019 in Community

Helping Basin Communities Prepare for Wildfire

2017 and 2018 saw extreme wildfire activity with a record number of fires across BC and in the Basin. Through its Community Wildfire Education Grants the Trust is supporting the efforts of Basin communities and residents to prepare for and reduce the impacts of wildfires occurring within or adjacent to Basin communities.

Posted by admin on Aug 12, 2019 in Community

August 2019 Editor's Fix

The happiness and confidence radiated from her, it was infectious and pure gold. The kind of feeling you hope your kids have a lot in life. The kind of feeling you have when you’re completely immersed in something you love.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Aug 10, 2019 in Community

August 2, 2019 RDEK Board Highlights

Highlights include the 10-Year Service Awards, the RDI Research Proposal being accepted, Funding to Support Columbia Valley Physician Recruitment Initiative and more.

Posted by admin on Aug 09, 2019 in Community

Engagement, Participating and Showing Up

One of the parts of this job that Ange absolutely loves is always being present and ready to speak to a number of issues that are impacting our community. When you lean into issues but that by being a part of the conversation is how we collectively continue to design the environment for which we live.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Aug 04, 2019 in Community

Fernie’s First Coworking Space

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is establishing Fernie’s first coworking space. The goal of this project is to provide a professionally designed and managed open-design space for entrepreneurs, professionals and freelancers looking for a place to collaborate and work. 

Posted by admin on Aug 02, 2019 in Community