NewsRegional News 23 local projects get CBT rec infrastructure funds SHARE ON: Wylie Henderson, staff Monday, Mar. 12th, 2018 The Nakusp and Area Bike Society will add a wooden boardwalk to the Mount Abriel Trail Network Development’s Lake Trail thanks to support from a Columbia Basin Trust Recreation Infrastructure Grant. A popular funding initiative from the Columbia Basin Trust has run its course. The CBT’s rec infrastructure funding initiative has completed its three year period. The trust invested $3 million on 53 projects for this year’s intake with 23 of them based in our region. This includes a $12,000 grant for the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club to upgrade the trails at the Paulson Cross-Country Ski Trails recreation site. The Riondel Age-Friendly Community Committee also gets $12,000 towards building accessible non-motorized trails through green spaces. Another grant is for School District 10 worth $30,000 to install an indoor climbing wall at Nakusp Secondary School. The Trust has funded 153 projects for $9.4 million over the program’s three year lifespan. Click here for a list of this year’s rec grant recipients.