Thirteen groups get grants

Million$ + Change column by Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities.

Our last column described the process that organizations go through to apply for grants from the Phoenix Foundation. The grants committee has been meeting through these last few weeks to make the final decisions about allocating available revenues.

Twenty organizations applied for funding. Every year the number of dollars requested exceeds what is available. Unfortunately, many good project ideas remain unfunded.

The Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities is dedicated to increasing the size of our endowments so that more groups can receive help from the community grants program.

It is especially exciting this year that communities across the whole of the Boundary, from Christina Lake to Beaverdell, will benefit from the grants program.

The following 13 organizations are approved for grants this year.

Beaverdell Community Club

BMX Society

Boundary Family and Individual Services Society

Boundary Food Bank

Boundary Metis Association

Boundary Musical Theatre Society

Christina Lake Gateway Community Development

Granby Wilderness Society

Grand Forks Volunteer Firefighter’s Association

Habitat for Humanity

Midway…and Beyond Little Theatre

West Boundary Food Security Program

Whispers of Hope

Just Posted

Power out, restored in some areas

While power is now on for some of the Boundary, as many as 2,000 may still be in the dark.

New Glade ferry enters testing phase

The Glade II will be able to carry heavier loads and will emit less greenhouse gases.

Freezing rain warning in effect for B.C. Southern Interior

Environment Canada issued the freezing rain warning for most of the Southern Interior Tuesday morning

Smiles all around as province announces emergency ward funding

$2.1 million to go to much-needed upgrades

As avalanche danger grows, BC heli-skiers exercise caution

Company relies on guides’ decades of experience

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit

Airline argues judge was wrong to have dismissed the company’s application to strike the legal action

Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here’s how

Secretary of homeland security explains a new policy that let’s border guards check phones

‘Beautiful writer’ Nancy Richler dies of cancer in Vancouver hospital

Montreal-born author spent most of her adult life in B.C. as a fiction writer and novelist

B.C. commuters vote to rename bus service to ‘Jeff’

The company asked and the people of Facebook answered

New Denver emergency ward to remain 24/7

Interior Health says it’s postponing changes to operating hours.

Students frustrated by UBCO response to harassment allegations

Students on the Kelowna campus were unaware of resources and worried about lack of communication

Opinion: Dare to be smarter

Just say no works for more than just substance abuse

Most Read