Ktunaxa Nation and Partners to Make Major Announcement Regarding Jumbo Valley

The Ktunaxa Nation Council invites members of the press to join them and partners for a significant announcement on Saturday, January 18, in Cranbrook concerning the future of an area of great cultural and ecological importance in the Central Purcells.

Posted by admin on Jan 16, 2020 in Community

Streaks Aren’t Just For Snap Chat

Setting goals is one thing, but making a plan to follow through is next level. This is what makes a streak so exceptional. A streak can be partnered with a New Year’s resolution or a word of the year, and make either one more powerful.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Jan 14, 2020 in Community

Retiring Board Chair Leaves Mark on the Trust & Region

At the end of 2019, Rick Jensen wrapped up seven years on Columbia Basin Trust’s Board of Directors, including four as Chair. The Trust thanks him for his dedication and meaningful contributions, which have impacted the lives of countless people in the region.

Posted by admin on Jan 09, 2020 in Community

RDEK Seeks Nominations for Electoral Area Volunteers of the Year

If you know an outstanding volunteer in one of the rural areas in the region, the RDEK encourages you to nominate them for the 2020 Electoral Area Volunteer of the Year award.

Posted by admin on Jan 08, 2020 in Community

Claire Smallwood

Executive Director of SheJumps, an organization that motivates women and girls of all backgrounds to step out of their comfort zone in a fun, non-threatening, inclusive environment to learn outdoor skills. 

Posted by admin on Jan 02, 2020 in Community

Celebrating and Connecting with Your Teen

Holiday time is magical for many reasons, but the date on the calendar does not bring the magic. It’s the special way we feel that transforms annual rituals from mere activities into something deeply meaningful.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Dec 15, 2019 in Community

Trust CEO Looks Ahead to 2020

Posted by admin on Dec 13, 2019 in Community

City Beds Working for the Community

The World Health Organization sees urban parks and gardens as a component to health and well-being and are a fundamental component of any well-designed urban space. 1Green spaces are natural intersections, where we come together with intention.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Dec 12, 2019 in Community

2020 RDEK Board Chair and Vice Chair Elected

The annual election of RDEK Chair and Vice Chair was held at the Regional District of East Kootenay this morning and Electoral Area C Director Rob Gay will continue on as Chair for 2020.

Posted by admin on Dec 11, 2019 in Community

#Ferniestoke Ski Shuttle Returns

The #Ferniestoke Ski Shuttle service starts this Saturday December 14th!

Posted by admin on Dec 10, 2019 in Community

December 2019 Editor’s Fix

The holidays. A time of joy and peace and family and friends. Gratitude and love and all things good and beautiful.

Well, not always. Not for everyone.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Dec 05, 2019 in Community

Communities Gather to Talk Koocanusa Recreation Use

Over 100 people attended four open houses in November to offer feedback to inform an updated Koocanusa Recreation Strategy, which will be developed over the next few months with the goal of enhancing sustainable and responsible recreation on Crown lands.

Posted by admin on Dec 04, 2019 in Community

Mr. and Mrs. Claus

In November, Mr. and Mrs. Claus took the time to meet with me prior to the mad rush of the holiday season. While they admitted they were a wee nervous to leave the elves to their work back at the North Pole, they also confessed their love for our mountain town and were happy for an additional excuse to visit.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Dec 02, 2019 in Community

Play - Parenting With Intention

Making commitments and then planning actions in the direction and service of those objectives is living with intention. I don’t want life – and especially parenting – to be haphazard. It doesn’t serve the beings we love the most in the world to fly by the seat of our pants as we guide them to adulthood.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Nov 21, 2019 in Community