A Modern Mountain Alpine home design that includes a steep sloped roof, the combination of rock and wood work decoration and large glass windows.
Kootenay Homes, Invermere, Developments Behind the scenes in architectural design

There is no typical day in architectural design. There is lots of hard work, but also many rewards.

The staff at M&K Plumbing in the office.
Cranbrook, Energy Cold weather heating tips from the experts

The new owners of M&K Plumbing and Heating share some cold weather heating tips for businesses and homeowners.

A picture of a group of kids, backs turned towards the viewer, looking at a scenic expanse of mountains in the distance.
Kootenay BizBlog, Developments, Education, Financial Over $2 million in CBT grants available

Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin.

The new owners of M&K standing at a drawing board.
Business Beat, Cranbrook New owners at M&K

Roy Needham and Jim Larson are sheet metal workers by trade, and as of May 1, 2015, the new owners of M&K Plumbing & Heating in Cranbrook.

Owner and chef Kayla Sebastian of The Wooden Spoon Bistro & Bake Shop in Grand Forks is standing in front of the bistro's logo.
Grand Forks, Cuisine Every person has a role in this Grand Forks kitchen

The staff and burgers are super stars at The Wooden Spoon Bistro & Bake Shop in Grand Forks

Grant Hill standing in front of a vineyard.
Grand Forks, Small Business From winemaker to business owner

Grant Hill turned his passion for making homemade wine into a thriving Grand Forks business

Picture of the newly redone Sherwin-Williams store showing the front desk.
Kootenay BizBlog, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook’ s General Paint now re-positioned as the Sherwin-Williams store

Cranbrook's General Paint has undergone a complete renovation and is now the Sherwin-Williams paint store.

Ting Yuen and Paul Morel run the artist-owned-and-operated Art Rush Gallery in Golden. She's the painter, he's the photographer and they both craft a line of jewelry.
At Work, Golden Together in art and life

These nomadic artists may just have put down roots in Golden, B.C., where they operate Art Rush Gallery.

A home built by Kodiak Homes, set up on a property.
Kootenay Homes, Cranbrook, Real Estate Modular is a viable option for anyone thinking of building a home

Modular homes are built off-site and transported to their permanent location, saving money and time.

Jo Anne and Patrick Burke standing on the veranda of their Bed and Breakfast, the Old Nurses Residence, in Fernie B.C.
Fernie, Tourism Fernie bed and breakfast hosts visitors from all over the globe

You never know who might be sitting down with you for breakfast at the Old Nurses Residence.

Owner of Sue's Clotheslines in Creston, Sue Thomas stands near her front counter.
Creston, Retail Sue’s Clotheslines will fill up your clothesline

Sue's Clothesline in Creston is filled with favourite brands of womenswear

Terry Van Horn is the economic development officer for the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation, based in Trail, B.C.
Trail, Financial, Small Business, Technology The Lower Columbia advantage

Jobs, services, business opportunities and an enviable lifestyle are attracting new residents to the Lower Columbia region.

A bird's-eye view of Kootenay Lake from a paraglider.
Business Beat, Nelson, Small Business, Tourism Flying high in the Kootenays

A lake, a boat-mounted winch, plus an adventurous spirit = a spectacular flight experience at Kootenay Paragliding Adventures.

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This free winter shuttle bus runs between Rossland and Red Mountain Resort.
Rossland, Tourism Rossland’s free ride

Statistics prove conclusively that the popular Rossland-to-Red free shuttle makes good economic and environmental sense.

Owner Zabrina Nelson of Revival Boutique stands behind a desk made of over 1,000 recycled books glued together.
Green Scene, Rossland, Retail In with the old

Revival Boutique in Rossland is a resale shop and an innovative recycler

Bruce Wolk of Rossland, B.C., is the owner of the Red Arrow Station property.
Business Beat, Rossland, Developments, Tourism Forest fantasy

Red Arrow Station in Rossland will offer types of camping accommodation not seen elsewhere in the Kootenay Region.

Thin Air Disc Golf Club is a popular 18-hole course located in Rossland, B.C.
Rossland, Tourism Rossland is on a roll

Rossland’s terrain attracts visitors all year round, and Tourism Rossland is promoting more activities, comforts and conveniences.

Kenton Donaldson and Mark Nagao are the owners of Whitetooth Brewing Co., which is under construction in Golden, B.C.
Business Beat, Golden, Small Business, Tourism Golden beer dreams

Craft beer is coming to Golden, B.C.

Mountains, forests and rivers define the Kootenay region. Above:  the Elk River.
Forestry National Forest Week 2015

September 20 to 26 is National Forest Week, a good time to reflect on the importance of trees to our way of life.

A pedestrian, timber-frame wooden bridge with a metal roof spans Mark Creek in Kimberley, B.C.
Green Scene, Developments, Forestry Community awards for excellence in building with wood

Do you know of a Kootenay community in which the local government is a wood champion?