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Living Wage Workshop an Eye-opener

What does it take to make the Columbia Valley home? About 25 local business, government and non profit leaders met for a Living Wage Workshop to understand what it takes for a family of four to earn and cover the costs of living here. The Workshop, held over lunch at...

Intro to Community Economic Development

Aside from “who are you?” and “what are you doing here?,” the most common question I get asked is “What is Community Economic Development?” “Community Economic Development (CED) is,” as defined by The Canadian CED Network, “action by people locally to create economic...

A Gift for Your Neighbour & Our Community

As we come to the commercial climax of the Christmas season, most of us can be easily brainwashed into running around stores to pick up gifts for our closest family and friends.  While we have the best intentions that these gifts will fulfill the needs of the...

Community Economic Development Tour is a Route to Success

On November 28th, a group of local professional planners and economic developers showed off what, for some, has been years in the making. The Columbia Valley Community Economic Development (CVCED) Tour was initiated and executed to facilitate collaboration and...