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Pushing the Limits of Innovation, Design and Restoration in Railtown

The Building of Nelson Innovation Centre By Karen Kornelsen With the opening date of the KAST’s Nelson Innovation Centre (NiC) just around the corner, crews are working hard to put the finishing touches on a building rehabilitation…
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Nelson Innovation Centre Opening Soon!

KAST’s Nelson Innovation Centre (NiC) is here to connect tech and knowledge workers, entrepreneurs and small businesses with the support they need to thrive.  NiC is the place where you’ll find your new best friend, mentors from…
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First 3D metal printer in rural Canada arrives at MIDAS Lab in Trail

KAST’s MIDAS Lab just became the first rural fabrication lab in Canada to house a 3D metal printer. It’s big news for the Kootenay region as the benefits of having access to a machine of this kind will be felt throughout every local…
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Task Force to Boost B.C. Agriculture Through Tech and Innovation

News Release New Food Security Task Force to find new ways to use technology and innovation to strengthen B.C.'s agriculture sector and grow the economy. The Province has created the Food Security Task Force to find new ways to use technology…
Mining Month Luncheon Trail BC
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Mining Month Luncheon | May 28th

May is BC Mining Month. Around the Province, communities will commemorate this vital industry and the people involved in it. Mining is one of BC’s largest and oldest industries and BC Mining Month is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate…
Columbia Basin Trust Sustainable Energy Grants
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Basin Community Buildings Get Fresh Energy – Sustainably!

Renewable energy upgrades in 16 Columbia Basin community buildings will generate energy, increase energy efficiency and sustainability, and reduce energy costs. These sustainability projects are being realized with over $650,000 in support…