Peter LeCouffe standing with a red jacket on, is holding a drone.

A kickin’ career flying drones

LeCouffe, a youthful entrepreneur at 25 years old, said, "Every time I send that (drone) up, my heart gets going.”

West Kootenay Regional Airport.
Castlegar developing long-term economic strategy that includes the airport lands

Working to make the West Kootenay Regional Airport more accessible even during inclement weather.

by Nowell Berg
Heritage building and historical monument in Fernie, B.C.
Fernie, for charm and adventure

In the 1960s, Fernie was a little-known mountain village with its roots in mining. Now, it’s a world-class outdoor adventure destination.

Elkford, B.C., is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains
Elkford: Wild and shrewd

A remote location with excellent amenities and services makes Elkford, B.C., an appealing town in which to live, work and do business.

Cranbrook Youth in Business event
A business opportunity for Cranbrook youth

Until April 30th, locally-owned businesses will have the opportunity to show how much they value youth as customers and community members.

Sparwood mural depicting mining history
Two-pronged branding for Sparwood

Sparwood is proud of its roots in the mining industry and of the amenities and quality of life it provides for its hard-working population.

Mark Rossi, a UBC Okanagan student, outside the Revelstoke visitors' centre
Business retention in Revelstoke

To encourage growth and success in its business sector, Revelstoke has invested in identifying the challenges faced by local businesses.

second home in the Kootenays
A second home in the Kootenays

Who is shopping for real estate in the region while maintaining a primary residence elsewhere? And what challenges do they face?

by Thomm Bokor
A person looking for a job is interacting with a participant at the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair 2014.
Career Fair 2015 participants

The annual career fair will take place at the College of the Rockies on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Will Hulland (left) and Peter Larsen build custom homes in Nelson BC .
Homebuilding and renovation trends in the West Kootenay

From interior to exterior, it's all about low and no maintenance in building or renovating a home.

by Nowell Berg
(L to R) Cindy Gallinger, Sharon Strom, Hugh Moore, Sean Campbell and Corien Sieders represent the Elk Valley Economic Initiative.
Collaborative marketing in the Elk Valley

Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford have adopted a collaborative rather than competitive approach to marketing their communities.