Nelson, BC: A mosquito control program operated by the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) in the Meadow Creek/Lardeau Valley area has detected higher than normal mosquito larval activity in the area. The program—which treats floodwaters—has applied treatment to an area more than twice the size of the whole of last year’s treatment.

“The mosquito control program is key to reducing mosquito populations to levels that are manageable for residents and livestock,” said Aimee Watson, Director of Electoral Area D. “We are seeing more mosquito larvae this year because of this spring’s flooding, but the treatment should bring those levels down so residents and visitors can enjoy less mosquito nuisance.”

The RDCK operates two mosquito control programs in Electoral Area D, in the Meadow Creek/Lardeau Valley area and Pine Ridge subdivision south of Kaslo. In both programs, mosquito larvae are regularly monitored throughout the area. Sampling in the Meadow Creek/Lardeau Valley area indicated extensive mosquito larval activity, requiring three widespread applications by helicopter, and a substantial amount of ground treatment.

Read more on the RDCK website:…/spring-flooding-in-meadow-creek-lardea…

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Non Profit Advisors program update

This program can help your non-profit increase capacity, become more sustainable and become more efficient. Here are some program updates:

Upcoming Workshops

The College of the Rockies Continuing Education Program is offering workshops in June including:

  • financial management for non-profits
  • board governance

Check out the Workshops tab on our program page for more info.

Serving You Better

With new team members we are increasing ways to connect non-profits with an advisor, focusing on timely support based on your needs and project timelines. Our team brings a wealth of non-profit experience to help ensure your non-profit continues to receive high-quality and useful support through the program.

Our Non-profit Advisors team includes Gary Ockenden, Andrew Jarrett, Zoë Creighton and Kevin Allen. For additional information about the Advisors click here.

We also have a new Program Manager, Laurie Cordell. Laurie has been with the Trust for over six years and brings her varied experience supporting communities to the program. Connect with Laurie at or call 1.800.505.8998.

Resources and Webinars

A range of resources to support non-profit operations are available online. From guidance on financial management to tips on how to run an effective meeting, check out the resources and webinar listings here.