Communities

  1. Ainsworth Hot Springs
  2. Canal Flats
  3. Castlegar
  4. Christina Lake
  5. Cranbrook
  6. Creston
  7. East Kootenay
  8. Elkford
  9. Fairmont Hot Springs
  10. Fernie
  11. Golden
  12. Grand Forks
  13. Invermere
  14. Kaslo
  15. Kimberley
  16. Nakusp
  17. Nelson
  18. New Denver
  19. Radium Hot Springs
  20. Revelstoke
  21. Riondel
  22. Rossland
  23. Salmo
  24. Slocan
  25. Sparwood
  26. Trail
  27. West Kootenay

Recent Communities articles.

Group of ten interns standing in front of College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Tourism

College of the Rockies interns depart for overseas placements

Participants will gain professional experience through international development work

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 14

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

Braveheart Resources’ mill at the Bull River Mine is near Cranbrook, B.C. .
East Kootenay, Mining

Braveheart Resources to bring Bull River Mine into production

Braveheart president Ian Berzins calls purchase of Bull River Mine “transformational”

by Jeff Johnson
Large crane removing a mobile home from plot of land.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial, First Nations , Health & Wellness

More affordable housing options for First Nations

The Trust provides $2.9M to build 43 new units, improve 88 existing ones

Brad Parsell, executive director of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce, at his desk
East Kootenay, Fernie

Fernie chamber’s new exec

Oz transplant Brad Parsell takes on a big job in Fernie.

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Slocan Lake and Valhalla Provincial Park in Slocan, B.C.
West Kootenay, Slocan, Tourism

The Slocan Trifecta

The Village of Slocan, South Slocan and Slocan Park thrive on the area’s tourism and outdoor adventure opportunities.

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Emmeline Marshall-Hill, Graham Watt and Brian Taylor, on the shore of the Granby River, Grand Forks, B.C.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Environment, Real Estate

Changing the face of Grand Forks

Driven by the forces of nature and the community’s needs, Grand Forks is in the process of transforming itself.

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A blind golf competitor uses the assistance of a coach as he sets up a shot.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Kimberley, Tourism

The Kootenays: a destination for blind golf this summer

With three events planned for July, the East Kootenay is a busy location for the sport of blind golf thanks to local advocate and competitor, Darren Douma

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View of Radium Golf Course, with photo of Nawaz Hirji.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality

Radium Resort Limited Partnership Purchase

The Radium Golf Course, The Springs Golf Course and surrounding lands have been purchased by Eaglequest Golf Centres Inc. based in Vancouver, BC.

David Gandossi (left), president and CEO of Mercer International Inc., and Brian Merwin , vice-president of corporate development at Mercer International Inc.at the Forest Products Association of Canada awards ceremony (May 9, 2019, Vancouver, B.C.)
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Forestry, Transportation

Mercer Celgar wins at innovation

Award-winning new trailer design from Mercer Celgar creates more efficient transport of wood chips and pulp.

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Woman holding a cup of coffee and smiling into camera.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

New Coffee House and Bookstore Opens in Cranbrook

Kootenay Grounds Cafe and Bookstore is open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and is located at 16D 11th Avenue South in Cranbrook.

Jessica Nordlander, the new vice president of operations at Thoughtexchange in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Rossland, Technology

Welcome to the Kootenays, Jessica Nordlander

An ex-Googler with an MSc in Applied IT has taken the reins of Rossland's Thoughtexchange.

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Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival on the shore of Kootenay Lake, backed by the Purcell mountains
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers

Kaslo makes music

Kaslo Bay Park, Kootenay Lake and the Purcell mountains create a gorgeous natural amphitheatre for Kaslo’s summer music festival.

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Jeremy and Felicity Youngward standing in their music store, with row of guitars behind them.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Retro Sound and Collectibles puts nice spin on music store

Retro Sound and Collectibles has an eclectic selection of music related merchandise — everything from posters, CD's and vinyl records to musical instruments

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 7

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

Ball player slides in at home plate
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

The GFI is back

The return of the Grand Forks International baseball tournament embodies the unquenchable spirit of the community.

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Group of North Coal employees celebrating and holding a cake.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Mining

Sparwood’s North Coal celebrates sixth anniversary

North Coal has been active since 2012 and is currently completing federal and provincial environmental assessments and consulting with local stakeholders.

Aerial view of the solar power installation on the roof of the Ktunaxa Nation Council auditorium.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Energy, First Nations

Green power at KNC

The Ktunaxa Nation Council has reduced its government building’s environmental footprint and the cost of maintaining a home base.

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Jillian Rutherford and Andrew Hayden, owners of Fernie Distillers, have released their first seasonal gin in Fernie, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business

Fernie Distillers has launched its first seasonal spirit

Fernie’s only small-batch distillery has released a limited release product that reduces local bear attractants and supports wildlife initiatives.

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