Picture of Jim Robertson, the project manager of the Nelson Electric Tramway Society.
Nelson, Tourism Nelson Electric Tramway Society hosts museum grand opening

The official opening of the Car Barn Museum, plus a classic car display, free streetcar rides and other events happens on August 3rd.

Jason Wheeldon standing next to a sold sign in front of a house.
Kootenay Homes Second quarter Cranbrook real estate market update 2015—Sales up 16 per cent

The local Cranbrook, B.C. market has been active in Real Estate for the first 6 months of 2015.

by Jason Wheeldon
Picture of the SunMine facility in Kimberley, B.C.
Kootenay BizBlog, Kimberley, Developments, Tourism Kimberley offers free public tours of SunMine and key quotes

The City of Kimberley will be offering tours of the SunMine facility, free of charge to the public, from July 31st to August 5th.

A worker stands next to a forestry road in the bush in British Columbia with heavy equipment in the background.
Green Scene, Forestry, Tourism, Transportation Managing B.C.‘s resource roads

British Columbia's resource roads need more funding for maintenance

Picture of 'Welcome to Nelson' sign in Nelson, BC.
Nelson, Real Estate High and Low: Nelson’s top ten most expensive homes (plus the lowest priced home) for sale

Nelson, one of the most charismatic towns in B.C., boasts many unique and eclectic homes for sale.

The two owners, Matthew Harris and Ella Markan, stand in front of a cheese case.
Business Beat, Kimberley, Cuisine Taste true culture

New cheese shop in Kimberley stocks a wide range of cheeses as well as other cultured foods and homemade ice cream

Picture of Dr. Jack Moes, the new Dean of Trades and Technology at The College of the Rockies.
Kootenay BizBlog, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies Welcomes New Dean of Trades and Technology

September 1st will see Dr. Jack Moes in his new position as Dean of Trades and Technology at The College of the Rockies.

Golden's Visitor Centre.
We want to hear stories from Golden, B.C.

Golden has its share of stories to tell - we want to hear them all!

Picture of 'Welcome to Creston' sign.
Creston, Real Estate High and Low: Creston’s Top Ten Most Expensive Homes (plus the lowest) For Sale

Looking for your dream home or a first home? Creston offers many unique properties for sale.

Mark Haines is the manager at Fitz Flooring in Cranbrook
Business Beat, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business New at Fitz

Fitz Flooring in Cranbrook has a new-ish location and a new manager.

Christie and Menno Dueck standing in front of their Fisher Peak Camping & Trailer Rentals sign.
Business Beat, Cranbrook, Tourism Fisher Peak Camping and Trailer Rentals gets a new home

Christie and Menno Dueck move their business to a prime location on Highway 3 in Cranbrook.

A deck by Rigby Built Construction, complete with a pergola, hot tub, and dining and living areas.
Kootenay Homes, Real Estate Bringing the indoors outside

Outdoor living spaces can range from a couple of chairs on the terrace to an elaborate backyard oasis.

Yellow lilies bloom above a panoramic view of the Creston Valley.
Creston, Environment, Tourism Trail technology in Creston

The Trails for Creston Valley Society is improving access to local trails and involving trail users in keeping information current.

Lee Tengum and Nathan Troxel standing in front of 1710 Workspace in Cranbrook.
Business Beat, Cranbrook, Small Business Co-working in Cranbrook at 1710 Workspace

Local entrepreneurs Nathan Troxel and Lee Tengum have opened 1710 Workspace for working professionals to rent private desks and offices.

Picture of backyard pool area
Cranbrook, Kimberley, Education, Retail, Small Business Many great ways to find summer fun in July

Summer is full of exciting possibilities and BetterBook can point you in the right direction.

Doreen Cardwell completed the Happiness Survey in Creston, B.C.
Creston, Education, Health & Wellness Happiness matters

A happiness survey done recently in Creston revealed what’s good and what’s not so good in its citizens’ quality of life.

Mike and Heather Vigna are the force behind a new gymnastics centre being built in Creston, B.C.
Business Beat, Creston, Developments, Health & Wellness, Small Business New gym for Creston

Thanks to Mike Vigna, the Creston Valley Gymnastics Club is looking forward to having a large new facility.

Greenhouses in China, as seen from the bullet train
Creston, Financial Courting China

Foreign investors are interested in the economic possibilities available in the Creston Valley.

Andrew Burke is co-owner of Burkey's Coffee House and Bake Shop in Cranbrook.
Business Beat, Cranbrook, Cuisine A tried-and-true location

A new coffee shop in Cranbrook with Irish fare