Columbia Basin Trust's (CBT) Community Initiatives (CIP) and Affected Areas Programs (AAP) are currently accepting applications across the Basin for community-supported projects.
The CIP and AAP are CBT's largest and longest running programs and will provide communities with $3.3 million in 2010. This is the third of a three-year $10 million-commitment by CBT.
Cannabis is the word of the week as the premier of the documentary two years in the making hits the airwaves tonight on CBC. The show, Cannabiz, follows the evolution of the marijuana culture and industry in the Grand Forks area from the mom and pop growers to the more criminalized elements evident today.
Youth groups from all across the West Kootenays are sharing their compassion and concern for disaster stricken Haiti by banding together to hold a fundraising event at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Jan.30 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be collected and passed on to the Canadian Red Cross for the Haitian relief effort.
The following is a letter from Jim Reimer, pastor of the Kootenay Christian Fellowship, who is in Haiti right now with a group of students from Mount Sentinel school.
Today is January 15. We started the day with a large tremor at 4 am. It shook our shelter and sent the kids running. To be awakened in this manner was quite scary.
University of Victoria students at Selkirk College are influencing change with regards to health care practices in our local communities. Towards the end of last semester, the fourth year Nursing students held a Mini Conference at the college showcasing twenty “Influencing Change” projects.
At the end of this month, the Selkirk College music faculty will unite
once again at the Capitol Theatre to celebrate and promote the release
of the first album in its 21 year history with Souvenir LIVE.
Photo by Alana Hardyn: The Selkirk College music faculty Selkirk College will
unite once again at the Capitol Theatre on January 29 to celebrate and
promote the release of the first album in its 21 year history with
Souvenir LIVE. From left to right, Mark Spielman, Paul Landsberg,
Steven Parish, Darren Mahe, Laura Landsberg, Kiyoshi Elkuf, Gilles