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Issue 1 July 2012

RDI Launches Website

RDi website

The Columbia Basin Boundary region will soon have better access to data on their area as a result of the launch of the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute’s website ... [More]

Employment Lands Project Launched

Employment lands project

Decision-making around economic growth in the Columbia Basin Boundary region will soon be easier, thanks to a new project now underway. The newly-launched ... [More]

Business Retention & Expansion Project

Local Business

Spearheaded by the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI),the Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) pilot project aims tohelp Columbia ... [More]


May 16 - September 12
BC Ideas: Solutions for Stronger Communities. BC Ideas is an online competition that is seeking innovative solutions to strengthen BC communities. Have an idea, program or partnership that addresses the health, social or environmental issues affecting BC communities? Enter your idea. www.bcideas.ca

July 2012 - July 2013
Community Economic Development Certificate Program.  Explore the models for building sustainable, robust economies. Tackle local problems with experienced practitioners through eight courses between July 2012 - July 2013 at Selkirk College's Tenth Street Campus in Nelson, BC. For information email: certced@sfu.ca.

June 7 - 9
BC Rural Summit 2012 “Grassroots, Growing Sustainable Rural Communities”. This event offers participants the opportunity to explore today’s most innovative strategies in building a sustainable rural economy. Keynote Speaker Angus Graeme, President and CEO at Selkirk College. www.bcruralsummit.ca

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