CBT Community Initiatives / Affected Areas

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The consultation for the 2021/2022 Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs has concluded and the RDEK Board has approved the list of projects. 

The RDEK Board of Directors has approved the 2021/2022 projects for the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs. The list of approved projects can be found under the documents section.

In the East Kootenay, the Community Initiatives Program funds projects that are identified as priorities within the communities and rural areas of the Regional District of East Kootenay.

The Affected Areas Program is designed to put funds back into the Basin for those communities most affected by dam construction under the Columbia River Treaty. In the East Kootenay, the Program funds projects that meet priorities in communities which lie within 10 km of Lake Koocanusa and include the following:

  • Electoral Area B: Jaffray, Galloway, Elko, Baynes Lake, Grasmere, and Newgate
  • Portion of Electoral Area C: Wardner, Mayook and Bull River

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BACKGROUND:

The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs are funded by Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust) and managed by local regional governments and Indigenous partners.

The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs support local projects that provide additional value to Basin communities and that benefit the broad community and public good. Program funds are distributed annually to the Trust’s partners:

  • Local government partners: the regional districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, the City of Revelstoke, Town of Golden and Village of Valemount; and
  • Indigenous partners: Ɂaq’am, Ɂakisq’nuk, Lower Kootenay (Yaqan nuɁkiy), Tobacco Plains Indian Band (Ɂakink’umŧasnuqŧiɁit) and the Shuswap Indian Band.

For information on other programs offered by the Trust, please call 1-800-505-8998 or visit: http://www.ourtrust.org/

The RDEK Board of Directors has approved the 2021/2022 projects for the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs. The list of approved projects can be found under the documents section.

In the East Kootenay, the Community Initiatives Program funds projects that are identified as priorities within the communities and rural areas of the Regional District of East Kootenay.

The Affected Areas Program is designed to put funds back into the Basin for those communities most affected by dam construction under the Columbia River Treaty. In the East Kootenay, the Program funds projects that meet priorities in communities which lie within 10 km of Lake Koocanusa and include the following:

  • Electoral Area B: Jaffray, Galloway, Elko, Baynes Lake, Grasmere, and Newgate
  • Portion of Electoral Area C: Wardner, Mayook and Bull River

LINKS:


BACKGROUND:

The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs are funded by Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust) and managed by local regional governments and Indigenous partners.

The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs support local projects that provide additional value to Basin communities and that benefit the broad community and public good. Program funds are distributed annually to the Trust’s partners:

  • Local government partners: the regional districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, the City of Revelstoke, Town of Golden and Village of Valemount; and
  • Indigenous partners: Ɂaq’am, Ɂakisq’nuk, Lower Kootenay (Yaqan nuɁkiy), Tobacco Plains Indian Band (Ɂakink’umŧasnuqŧiɁit) and the Shuswap Indian Band.

For information on other programs offered by the Trust, please call 1-800-505-8998 or visit: http://www.ourtrust.org/

  • The comment period has now closed. Thank you to all who contributed. Your comments will be shared with the review committee. Funding recommendations are expected to be presented to the RDEK Board on June 4.

    Please provide your comments below. The deadline for comments has been extended to Noon on March 23, 2021.

    The consultation for the 2021/2022 Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs has concluded and the RDEK Board has approved the list of projects. 

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