CBT Community Initiatives & Affected Areas Program

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Welcome!

We invite you to submit your comments about the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program (CIP/AAP) applications in your area or municipality anytime between April 17 and April 27.

We want to know which projects would most directly benefit your community.

Detailed project descriptions for each project in your electoral area or municipality are available for you to review. You can also ask a question if you need more information.

CIP/AAP supports 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 local government partners. For more information about the program, please visit cbt.org.

Welcome!

We invite you to submit your comments about the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program (CIP/AAP) applications in your area or municipality anytime between April 17 and April 27.

We want to know which projects would most directly benefit your community.

Detailed project descriptions for each project in your electoral area or municipality are available for you to review. You can also ask a question if you need more information.

CIP/AAP supports 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 local government partners. For more information about the program, please visit cbt.org.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

All comments and questions will be reviewed by our project team, which includes RDKB directors. Thanks for helping us to incorporate community input into our decisions! 

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    I would like to voice my support for the KBRH Health Foundation’s application. The Urologist and ENT Support Project is important to increase capacity and services at KBRH. The benefits from this project will let patients remain closer to home when requiring procedures. Thank you.

    amydavidson Asked 5 months ago

    Hi amydavidson,

    Thank you for your comment in support for the KBRH Health Foundation's project. Your comment has been logged. [CG]

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    I feel the Take a Hike program is very important to youth in our area and I support funds going to this program. Thank-you

    Natasha Lockey Asked 5 months ago

    Hi Natasha,

    Thanks for your comment in support of the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation's project. Your comment has been logged. [CG]

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    I feel the Take a Hike program is very important to youth in our area and I support funds going to this program. Thank-you

    yotrace Asked 5 months ago

    Hi yotrace,

    Thank you for your comment in support of the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation's project. Your comment has been logged. [CG]

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    We would like to once again improve our village this summer by planting flowers in our flower pots...which you have purchased for us over the last few years..for this summer. We hope that flowers may be very special to our fellow villagers during these difficult times...help to keep their spirits up.Thank you for your consideration.

    kneelfricke Asked 5 months ago

    Hi Neil,

    Thank you for your comment on the Montrose Youth Action Team Society's project. Your comment has been logged.

    For those interested, you can find more information on this project by reviewing the Beaver Valley list of projects.

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    First, from the Canadian Red Cross, we hope everyone and their families are staying safe as the pandemic stretches on. The need for the RDKB/Trail Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) project remains - there is a substantial need to add new medical equipment to the stocks available for no-cost, by-donation loans throughout the CBT. This project is moving forward, but I thought I’d provide an update on local services in the meantime. As you might expect, we have had to temporarily adjusted our services. At the time of writing, the Trail HELP office is not holding regular hours. However, we are continuing to provide service on an on-call basis for patients discharged from hospital and in need of equipment. The partial closure is the result of two factors: 1. As the Trail HELP office is run entirely by mostly-senior volunteers, the risk of continuing regular operations has been deemed too great for now. 2. Elective surgeries (particularly knee and hip replacements) have been canceled across the province temporarily reducing the need for mobility, bath and toileting safety equipment for recovery in the home. Even the ski hills are closed, reducing sports injuries. It’s almost certain that the purchase of the equipment will be delayed until after the pandemic but will be purchased ASAP when after we have transitioned back to normal. COVID-19 will not impact the project budget beyond any purchase delays. Trail HELP will remain a bricks-and-mortar operation and will continue providing services, taking our cues from the health authorities. But we may not return to business as usual as soon as this is over - demand could increase dramatically. Every day of this pandemic, as the number of British Columbians who need hip and knee surgeries continues to balloon, the waitlist is growing. Once the province reopens, we believe that province-wide efforts to shrink that waitlist will follow. For HELP, more surgeries means a sharp spike in demand for no cost, by-donation medical equipment loans. We need the support of the RDKB more than ever. To keep up with the status of the Trail HELP office, please check the link below for information on CLOSED Red Cross offices around the province. Things are changing by the day; it is our priority to keep you informed. https://www.redcross.ca/in-your-community/british-columbia-and-yukon/health-equipment-loans I do hope this information has been helpful. Please do not hesitate to call or email for more information. Take care and stay safe. Christian Bates Manager, Foundations & Grants Christian.bates@redcross.ca

    Christian Bates Asked 5 months ago

    Hi Christian,

    Thanks for your comment on our public engagement forum, and for more information on the Trail HELP office and its impact to the community. Your comment has been logged. [CG]

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    On behalf of SQx Dance Company, we would like to thank-you for giving us the opportunity to explain the importance and value our Active Inclusion Program brings to communities in the RDKB. The Active Inclusion Program uses contemporary dance to disrupt racism and discrimination within youth populations by promoting belonging, self-worth, equity, and acceptance. We empower youth participants by teaching them to embrace their differences irregardless of their cultural, ethnic, financial, or geographic background. By innovatively using dance as a medium to promote social inclusion, participants of our program return to their schools, families, friendships and communities as positive role-models for demonstrating values that challenge racism and discrimination. Through the promotion of positive social cues in body language, facial expressions, acts of citizenship, and selfless gestures, we build towards creating a more inclusive school environment and community. If we can teach youth at a young age to look past their disagreements, differences, and fears, then they will grow up knowing that we do not have to be the same to be friends. It is through your support that we are able to deliver our Active Inclusion Program to youth in the RDKB, and create meaningful and long-lasting change in racism and discrimination. Thank-you in advance for considering our application, Carmen

    Carmen Moreira Asked 5 months ago

    Hi Carmen,

    Thank you for your comment and information on the programs SQx Dance provides. Your comment has been logged. [CG]

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    On behalf of the KBRH Health Foundation, I want to thank Columbia Basin Trust for the opportunity to apply for funding for our regional healthcare through the Community Initiatives Program. Our grant request is to provide a much needed Urologist and Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist with the medical equipment they need to join the KBRH team. This equipment will be used to provide the necessary treatment and builds on the services provided by KBRH to patients in our service area. Healthcare remains the corner stone of our community and this grant supports much needed team members at KBRH. Now more than ever we need to increase capacity of our healthcare teams to deliver vital services to all residents of the Kootenay Boundary. John Sullivan Chair - KBRH Foundation Board

    John Sullivan Asked 5 months ago

    Hi John,

    Thank you for your comment on the Foundation's project. Your comment has been logged. [CG]

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    Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Trail Lions Project that has been submitted. The Trail Lions would like to complete our project for our equipment so we can continue to serve the citizens of Trail. Even during these very trying time the Trail Lions Club is working to support those in need and the community with donations and work. The Lions Club will be here for the community when this pandemic passes and we will be ready to work with the communities needs in mind. In the past year it has been our pleasure to work with the City of Trail at Halloween and the Santa Claus parade and we will be there for the future. Last year and this year is our upgrade equipment task so we can meet those demands. Thank you for your consideration for our project.

    stukert Asked 5 months ago

    Hi stukert,

    Thank you for your comment on the Trail Lions Project. Your comment has been logged. [CG]

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    #1:: The reason we need the berm is we need to stop the undermining of the road during heavy rainfalls. The CIP program has helped the Kiwanis Club in this project and we need to protect the investment. It is one of two boat launches between the dam and the border. It serves people from Rossland to Salmo. #2:: Washrooms and Showers. Currently we have to spray wash and repaint these surfaces once or twice a year, at times with the paint peeling they become unsightly. We would like to solve this problem by recoating the surfaces with an epoxy type finish and add a non-slip floor finish. The latter would take care of any liability in case anybody slipped and fell. In closing the Kiwanis Club would like to thank you for your consideration.

    bpipes Asked 5 months ago

    Hi Brian,

    Thank you for your comment on the Kiwanis Club's project of "Kiwanis Park Improvement & Upgrades" regarding building a berm to protect from erosion at the boat launch, and refinishing the washrooms. Your comment has been logged.

    For those interested, more information on this porject can be found in the project lists for Beaver Valley and the City of Trail. [CG]


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    As a project submitter for the KBRH Health Foundation, I encourage you to consider supporting healthcare improvements for all citizens in the Greater Trail Area and Kootenay Boundary through the Foundation's Urology & ENT Project. In the coming weeks and months, as we move away from the Covid shutdown of operating rooms and day surgery sites, and move towards re-opening surgical services, it is imperative to have the best equipment possible to support the patients and the surgeons now and in the future. Your support of the Urology & ENT Project will ensure that patients in the Kootenay Boundary will receive the best level of care using state of the art medical equipment. I thank you for your consideration of the KBRH Health Foundation's application. Sincerely, Lisa Pasin, Director of Development, KBRH Health Foundation.

    Lisa Pasin Asked 5 months ago

    Hi Lisa,

    Thank you for your comment on the Foundation's project and the additional information. Your comment has been logged. [CG]