Childcare Resource and Referral program

puzzlesPlease mark your calendars that Heather from the Childcare Resource and Referral program will be visiting the Meadow Creek Strong Start program on Thursday, October 11th.  For a $40 annual membership, families can borrow from a wide range of toys and resources including puzzles, infant toys, games, books, gross motor equipment (slides etc.), and can also purchase low-cost art supplies  Please bring cheques or exact change.  Financial assistance is also available to cover the cost of the membership for eligible families.

Please contact Heather directly to let her know if there are any art supplies, toys or resources you would like her to bring. 250-352-0407 or heatherb@kootenaykids.ca

Sarah Evans

The RevUP program

September 19, 2018

NEWS RELEASEBASIN BUSINESSES GET SUPPORT TO GROW

Trust seeking motivated companies for customized support and mentorship program

(Columbia Basin) – Businesses poised for significant growth can now get assistance to realize their vision through a new accelerator program being offered through Columbia Basin Trust and developed by Accelerate Okanagan.

The goal is to help them address their individual business challenges to meet or exceed their growth objectives. Eight to ten companies will be selected to participate in the first round of the program.

The six-month program connects established companies and their leadership teams with experienced mentors (executives-in-residence) and provides customized growth plans, mentorship and coaching for the leadership team, tailored training opportunities and peer-to-peer engagement.page1image13064

The Trust is looking for non-technology based companies who are willing to commit time and resources to grow. Learn more about the Basin RevUp program and support available for technology based companies at ourtrust.org/basinrevup.

The Trust is committed to helping Basin businesses thrive. In addition to Basin RevUP, the Trust supports businesses through its Basin Business Advisors program, offers business financing and partnership opportunities and has a range of programs that help businesses hire staff, from students and apprentices to interns. Learn all the ways the Trust supports the region’s economy at ourtrust.org/economic.

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, and how it helps deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the Basin, visit ourtrust.org/economic or call 1.800.505.8998.

CONTACT

Rachel Lucas, Columbia Basin Trust 1.800.505.8998 or rlucas@cbt.org

B.C. Land Matching Program

This is a great initiative for farmers and landowners in the Basin region.

One of the Trust’s priorities is to foster agricultural production, and for residents to have access to healthy food. We’re supporting the agriculture sector in a number of ways, including providing support to the Columbia Basin Land Matcher. Learn more at ourtrust.org/agriculture.<https://ourtrust.org/our-work/agriculture/>

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me or the contacts listed below. Thanks for sharing this news.

Thanks,

Rachel

Rachel Lucas | Manager, Communications
Direct 1.250.426.1103
Mobile 1.250.417.7254

Kootenay Lake Summit

summerphotoSAVE THE DATE!   Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society’s annual Kootenay Lake Summit is taking place on November 3rd, 2018.   The Kootenay Lake Summit is a free event offering an opportunity for community members to engage by attending talks and presentations hosted by experts in their field. Last years event allowed over 100 residents to participate and the chance to learn about stewardship activities going on around the lake that they can actively participate in. The focus of the 2018 Summit will be to provide residents with sound knowledge on the history of Kootenay Lake including related cultural and archaeological history. Come and enjoy some delicious food and engaging conversation!

Where: J.V Humphries School – 404 Front Street,  Kaslo V0G1M0 (https://maps.google.com/?q=404+Front+Street,%C2%A0+Kaslo+V0G1M0&entry=gmail&source=g&mc_cid=25ebc3273e&mc_eid=[UNIQID])     When: Saturday, November 3, 2018. 4:30pm – 9pm.   For details please refer to our website (http://www.friendsofkootenaylake.ca/events-calendar/?mc_cid=25ebc3273e&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) , more information will be posted as it becomes available. To be the first to hear when tickets are released, we recommend you sign up as a member (http://www.friendsofkootenaylake.ca/take-part/become-a-member/?mc_cid=25ebc3273e&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) . All of our members get priority on exicitng opportunities through our organization like the summit and wildlife and water quality monitoring opportunities.

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LONG TERM PLANNING FOR HEALTH AUTHORITIES

Local Government:
Ministry:
TOPIC 1: LONG TERM PLANNING FOR HEALTH AUTHORITIES

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY
2018 UBCM Ministerial Meeting

Briefing Notes

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Regional District of Central Kootenay and Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, Board of Directors
Health, Honourable Adrian Dix

The most challenging parts of budgeting for regional hospital districts is that it is done solely on an annual basis. There may be some general idea of what projects are 2 – 5 years out, however the request from health authorities for capital contributions are done only annually. This limits the ability for RHDs to plan long term on taxation and reserve balances. Having a longer term plan would allow us to manage our taxation and improve communication to our residents.

TOPIC 2: KOOTENAY BOUNDARY REGIONAL HOSPITAL – SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT PHASES II AND III

The RDCK and RDKB Boards would like to thank the Ministry for the continued support for the KBRH project.

TOPIC 3: UPDATE ON PRIMARY CARE PROJECT

TOPIC 4: RURAL SERVICE DELIVERY

The minimum distance to acute health care centres as determined by health authorities is based on an“as the crow flies” straight line distance determination. In many locations in BC, particularly in thesouthern interior, this is not representative of the actual driving distance to these centres.

Contact:

Stuart Horn

Chief Administrative Officer

shorn@rdck.bc.ca

Long term planning for rural health needs

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY2018 UBCM Minister Meeting

Briefing Notes

Local Government: Regional District of Central KootenayMinistry: Health, Honourable Adrian Dix
Meeting ID: 60

TOPIC 1: RURAL HEALTH CARE PLANNING AND RURAL TRANSPORTATION

Long term planning for rural health needs requires more support and communication between health authorities and hospital district boards. Services are moving to larger centres and access to services is becoming more and more difficult for residents.

The current transportation criterion is not adequate for rural health needs. Drive times are much longer through mountain passes and in the winter and do not align with the “as the crow flies” measurement used by health authorities for the minimum distance to acute health centres. With bus service in the province all but disappearing, those who cannot drive and do not have support people to assist them do not have the ability to get to appointments or surgeries. Further, if transported in an ambulance they then become stuck at the hospital with no transportation home.

This makes access to health care significantly inhibited for many people in the RDCK and without change or new ideas, will continue to worsen.

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The RDCK Board respectfully requests that the Ministry change the minimum distance to health care centres and rural centres be based on driving distance rather than an ‘as the crow flies’ measurement.

The RDCK Board respectfully requests that the Ministry request that Interior Health engage the Hospital Districts in its service area improve service delivery in rural areas through long term planning and communication to meet the needs of their rural communities.

Contact:

Stuart Horn

Chief Administrative Officer

shorn@rdck.bc.ca

New Non-profit Workshops This Fall

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New Non-profit Workshops This Fall
Hello ,

Are you part of a non-profit organization? Would you benefit from learning more about:

  • Board governance and leadership
  • Fundraising and grant funding
  • Financial management
  • Transitioning to the new BC Societies Act

Selkirk College and College of the Rockies will be offering workshops to help build the knowledge and capacity of your non-profit in Basin communities in September, October and November.

Some workshops will also feature an additional one hour session on transitioning to the new Societies Act provided by Law for Nonprofits. See details below or visit here and click on the Workshops tab.

Our first workshops include:

Financial Management

September 26 – Kimberley
College of the Rockies – Kimberley Campus
Register by calling 250.427.7116 or here.

September 27 – Creston
College of the Rockies – Creston Campus
Register by calling 250.428.5332 or here.
*Additional one hour session – Transitioning to the New BC Societies Act

Fundraising and Grant Funding

September 29 – Trail 
Selkirk College – Trail Campus
Register here.
*Additional one hour session – Transitioning to the New  BC Societies Act

Board Governance and Leadership

September 29 – Trail
Selkirk College – Trail Campus
Register here.
*Additional one hour session – Transitioning to the New BC Societies Act

In October and November, workshops will take place in:

  • Invermere
  • Kaslo
  • Nakusp
  • Valemount

For all workshop dates, descriptions and registration links and info, visit here and click on the Workshops tab.

To learn more about how the Trust works with non-profit organizations, click here.

CONTACT
1.800.505.8998
info@cbt.org
ourtrust.org
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