Communities

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  2. Canal Flats
  3. Castlegar
  4. Christina Lake
  5. Cranbrook
  6. Creston
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  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.

Eleanor Stacey.
West Kootenay, Nelson

Civic Theatre upgrades will fulfill a mission

Nelson Civic Theatre Society executive director Eleanor Stacey is excited about major renovations at the much-loved facility

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Yuki Kianna Conne creating pottery.
West Kootenay, Nelson

The art of the personal

Nelson’s Yuki Kianna Conne is an artist and entrepreneur who produces pieces that are both beautiful and functional from her North Shore ceramics studio

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Artist's rendition of Boston Pizza franchise.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality

Boston Pizza and DQ added to Fairfield Inn proposal in Revelstoke

The developers are planning to utilize a 'quick-build' construction method using modular, pre-fabricated units that are assembled on site

Darcy Wanuk is wearing one of her creations, a jean jacket with swaths of added cloth.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Small Business

Darcy Wanuk repurposes old textiles into funky, fun clothes for women

Darcy Wanuk started stitch + cloth Ecodesigns in Kimberley, B.C., to reconstruct old textiles into funky women’s clothing

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Jon Wedel of Cranbrook
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40

Jon Wedel pushes limits

Crazy ideas, pushing limits and working under pressure are common elements for the team at Flex Commerce.

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The Nelson Hydro dam.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

BCUC establishes process for inquiry into the regulation of municipal energy utilities

The BCUC is a regulatory agency responsible for the oversight of energy utilities and compulsory auto insurance in British Columbia

As manager of Cominco Gardens, Dan Matheson spends a lot of time in the gardens. Here, he is standing next to tall purple delphiniums.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Tourism

Cominco Gardens: A floral work of art

While checking out Kimberley’s visitor attractions, don’t forget the flowerful Cominco Gardens

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Brian McManus.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Brian McManus to step down as president and CEO of Stella-Jones

Stella-Jones Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of pressure treated wood products, with operations in several B.C. communities

East Kootenay, Creston, Education, Kootenay Influencers

Local author writes for the world

Diane Kalen-Sukra writes about what individuals and communities can do to stop the rising tide of incivility that is threatening our world.

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A headshot of Christina Chalifour with a blue knitted scarf around her neck.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business

Knitting is the new yoga

The Knitty Gritty shop in Kimberley can get you started on a new, healthy hobby

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Sepia-coloured photo of heritage house on city street.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate

City launches 2019 Laneway House Design Competition

The City of Nelson is launching an open, two-round laneway house design competition

Career BUZZ logo
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 16

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

Artist's rendition of Fairfield Inn and Suites.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality

Proposed 87-unit Fairfield Inn for Golden

The proposed hotel development is described as a six story building with 87 units, located on the Golden Donald Upper Road

People at an museum exhibit.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, First Nations

Showcasing Arts and Culture of the Columbia River Basin

Poets, performers, visual art displays included at international conference

Jann Schmidt, new District Principal of International Education.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education

School District 8 announces New District Principal International

The Board of Education of School District No. 8 provides educational services to numerous diverse communities in the East & West Kootenays

Karen and Doug Barraclough, owners of the B-E Ranch in Skookumchuck.
East Kootenay, Agriculture, Animal Care, Financial

Life on the Range

With help from the Grassland and Range Enhancement Program, ranchers can protect grassland, aquatic and riparian resources on Crown lands where cattle graze

Outside of Golden's Whitetooth Brewery.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality

Kootenay craft beer, wine and distilled products now worth $13.2 million (+21%)

Craft beer, estate wineries and craft distilleries continue to grow rapidly throughout the Kootenay/Columbia region

Samantha Gernhart
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business, Technology

Bringing clarity to work and life

Samantha Gernhart is an influential woman in business in her community of Invermere, where she works at Copper Point Resort and runs a home-based business

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Shawna L’Heureux, owner of Zen Mountain Float + Wellness, was an Influential Woman in Business award winner in 2019.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Shawna L’Heureux restores the Kootenays one float at a time

Shawna L’Heureux, owner of Zen Mountain Float + Wellness in Kimberley, is an expert in all things skin. She’s also one of Kootenay Business’s 2019 Influential

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Bryan Fraser, new head coach of the Avalanche volleyball team.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook

College of the Rockies welcomes new women’s volleyball coach

Bryan Fraser brings years of playing and coaching experience to the role