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The Smart Kootenays second Thoughtexchange engagement session was hosted in April 2018 to solicit input from the public of the West Kootenays regarding development of our region's Smart Kootenays application to Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge.

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2018-05-02

Based on input provided at Climate Action Program (CAP) community meetings over the last year, there is evident interest in expanding and enhancing ridesharing in the Columbia Basin. In response to this interest, this paper provides a current snapshot of ridesharing trends, technologies and...Read more

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2018-05-01

This document contains 31 Letters of Support from local businesses, organizations, and political leadership supporting the Smart Kootenays initiative.Read more

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2018-04-30

The Smart Kootenay's first Thoughtexchange engagement session was hosted in March 2018 to solicit input from the public of the West Kootenays regarding development of our region's Smart Kootenays application to Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge.

The survey question posed:...Read more

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2018-05-02

The City of Nelson is submitting this application on behalf of, and with support from, the communities of the West Kootenay.

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Here in the Kootenays, living rurally makes it difficult and sometimes unsafe to travel. It also makes it difficult to connect with each other and the...Read more

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2018-04-27

The State of the Basin is an indicator and monitoring program originally developed by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT). Now a project of the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI), the State of the Basin initiative involves collecting, analyzing and reporting on indicators in order to build...Read more

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2018-05-24

Imagine Kootenay (formerly Invest Kootenay) has a 13-year history of connecting investment opportunity holders (e.g. businesses) with investors from within the region, nationally and internationally. As the first of its kind in rural BC, this successful model of regional collaboration has been...Read more

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2018-05-24

Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems (RALIS) is a methodology to conduct a rapid diagnosis of a locality, a value chain or a cluster with a special focus at technology and innovation. The starting point is an observation which is consistently coming out of the analysis of successful...Read more

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2018-04-11

Smart cities use data and technology to create efficiencies, improve sustainability, create economic development, and enhance quality of life factors for people living and working in the city. Inspired by the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge the Cities of Rossland, Trail,...Read more

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2018-04-10

This document discusses emerging themes, challenge statement identification, and focus areas for proposed Smart Kootenays project (proposal development for the Government of Canada's Smart Cities Challenge.Read more

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2018-04-06

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