Tom Thomson outside the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce
West Kootenay, Nelson

The power of partnership

The NAEDP is an efficient, cost-effective collaboration that envisions and enables sustainable improvements in Nelson and the surrounding area.

Norm McInnis addresses a group from a speakers' platform
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments

Guiding development in Fernie

Big-picture vision, planning and community involvement keep the city of Fernie sustainable and well-loved by its residents and visitors.

Green Roads Recycling asphalt machine.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Fernie, Environment, Technology, Transportation

Green Roads Recycling is an industry leader in road recycling—celebrating 30 years in business

Using Green Road innovative technology, HIPAR roads cost less, last the same amount of time and reduce our carbon footprint by more than 50 per cent.

Talking timber with Jeff and Stephanie Bowes, owners of Canadian Timberframes Ltd.

As one of Golden’s largest employers—with 39 employees—Canadian Timberframes Ltd., owned by Jeff and Stephanie Bowes, is on a roll these days

Diana Fox is standing in front of display shelves of glass items.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business

A curated collection of glistening glass awaits

The Mountain Grass Glass Gallery is a new shop in Kimberley, B.C.


2010 Top 120 Kootenay Employers

Kootenay Business presents its annual list of the Top 120 Kootenay employers based on employee numbers—congratulations all

A black-capped chickadee sits on a bird feeder.
Green Scene, Animal Care, Environment

“Green” windows save birds

Bird-friendly windows from Walker Glass Co. prevent birds flying to their deaths

Volunteers build the raised planters for the Rotary Gardens in Radium Hot Springs.
Green Scene, Radium Hot Springs, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Trail, Agriculture, Environment

Community gardens are greening up the Kootenays

Five community gardens across the Kootenays grow social capital as well as plants

Green Scene, Environment, Small Business

Looking for eco-heroes

Earth Day Canada will award $5,000 for its Small Business Hometown Heroes Award

Three workers in safety gear are at their work site on a recently built resource road.
Green Scene, Environment, Forestry, Mining, Transportation

Leadership needed for B.C.‘s resource roads

B.C.'s resource roads are a multi-billion dollar asset that needs inventorying and active management

East Kootenay, Cranbrook

Menopause the Musical

The off-Broadway sensation featuring original all-star Canadian cast! 

Career BUZZ logo
Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 22

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Submit your Kootenay event!

We want to hear about all the upcoming events in the Kootenays.

Scott Beeching is the director of planning and development services for the District of Elkford.
East Kootenay, Elkford

Elkford’s economic strategy

The single-industry District of Elkford supports economic development in the surrounding region and the needs of its immediate community.

Shown is the front of the Pealow's Your Independent Grocer storefront.
East Kootenay, Creston, Retail

Refreshing Pealow’s

Pealow’s Your Independent Grocer in Creston has added online grocery shopping

Kootenay Business magazine cover
Kootenay Business January/February 2019 magazine

The first issue of the new year is always an exciting one, featuring the Top 10 Business People in the East and West Kootenay, an interesting and eclectic bunch. We also present our list of Top 120 Employers (based on numbers of employees), with feature stories on two of them—Atco Forest Products in Fruitvale and Golden Life Management in Cranbrook. Plus, we offer Q&As with the newly elected or acclaimed mayors of our Kootenay communities.

Nicole Leclair is a Kimberley entrepreneur with diverse businesses.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers

Nicole Leclair reinvented

“A lot of us in the business community have put everything we have on the line for our businesses.” —Nicole Leclair

WHL Commissioner Ron Robison, Ice Owner Greg Fettes and General Manager Matt Cockell announcing the Ice's relocation to Winnipeg.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality

Commentary: The long (and painful) farewell to the Ice: It’s all a business decision

The WHL and Ice ownership have confirmed in a news conference that they are moving the franchise to Winnipeg