Recent Valley News

$1 Million Grant for SIFCo’s Wildfire Protection Plan - SIFCo, the Slocan Integral  Forestry Cooperative based in Winlaw, has received $1 million from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) to continue with its landscape-level Strategic Wildfire Protection Plan. “This is huge,” says manager Stephan Martineau. “Since 2009, we … Continue reading
Columbia River Treaty Negotiations Underway - Important Negotiations are Underway! May 22, 2018 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, announced today that Canada and the United States will launch negotiations on May 29, 2018, to renew the Columbia River Treaty. Katrine Conroy, B.C.’s Minister … Continue reading
RDI Focus – Checking in on Life in the Basin-Boundary - Checking in on Life in the Basin-Boundary Every year, the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College takes stock of well-being in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region. This region wide check-up investigates a number of indicators across economic, social, … Continue reading


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    New Denver

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