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Rural Routes Podcasts

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RDI e-Focus October 2016

A Plentiful Harvest Conversations about food often include favorite meals and restaurants. But in the Columbia Basin-Boundary food conversations are increasing and evolving, including discussions on local agriculture, food security, and related policies and plans. Food is a hot topic … Continue reading


Alzheimer Society upcoming courses in the Slocan Valley

Dementia Dialogues: Self Care for Caregivers Oct 14 at Slocan Park Hall slocan-park-self-care-for-caregivers-oct-14 Shaping the Journey, living with Dementia 5 sessions starting Oct. 12 at the Covenant Church, South Slocan. stj-oct-nov-2016-1 Contact Julie at 250-365-6769 in Castlegar for more information … Continue reading


Rural Development Institute- Sept. newsletter: Schools Matter

RDIfocus As students go back to school, there are many emotions – from sadness about the end of summer, to excitement about the next grade or a new teacher, and being back with friends in that often important routine.   … Continue reading


Columbia Basin Trust grants $250k for Slocan Valley Rail Trail project

People who like to recreate in the Slocan Valley are the bigger winners after the Columbia Basin Trust awarded a $250,000 Recreation Infrastructure Grant to the Slocan Community Recreational Greenway Project. The funding comes through a unique partnership comprised of … Continue reading


Imagine Kootenay Wins Top Honours for Marketing Innovation in BC

Imagine Kootenay (IK) was awarded the top honour for marketing and innovation in the province last week by the BC Economic Development Association. The IK partnership and imaginekootenay.com website was recognized for their website and program branding work at the … Continue reading


Selkirk College Benefits from Federal Innovation Funding

Jun 20 2016 Three Selkirk College research and innovation projects have been chosen by the Federal Government as recipients of grant funding for work that will provide benefits to our region. Funding from the Federal Government will provide three Selkirk … Continue reading


Opposition Standing Committee for Agriculture and Food in Cranbrook on June 14th

The Opposition Standing Committee for Agriculture and Food will be traveling around the province meeting with groups in Cranbrook on June 14th and Kelowna on June 15th. .    This a standalone committee as the Liberal Government chose not to reinstate … Continue reading


Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute: May newsletter

Issue # 11 May 2016 RDI Presents at Local Government Conference Preliminary findings from the 2016 Local Economic Development in BC survey were shared with over 100 local government representatives at this year’s AKBLG conference. Learn more. RDI is Looking … Continue reading


News from Community Futures

News from Community Futures Central Kootenay View this email in your browser April 2016 Newsletter Community Futures Central Kootenay Youth Mean Business Helping youth get into business Another round of youth entrepreneurs recently finished 10 weeks of business planning through … Continue reading