Communities

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  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.

Eden Yesh
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology

This Invermere, B.C. thought leader’s motto could be “bringing power to the people”

Based in Invermere, B.C., Eden Yesh applies his systems thinking to shift paradigms through community investment cooperatives and his solar businesses

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Heather Street sitting at a desk inside the Chamber office.
West Kootenay, Salmo

One-on-one with Heather Street, manager of the Salmo & District Chamber of Commerce

The Salmo and District Chamber of Commerce welcomes new businesses and remote workers seeking a mountain paradise

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Two kids wearing bright blue t-shirts with Live-It logo.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education

Why one Kootenay tech company is opening up in the face of Omicron

As families and teachers struggle with school closures during the fifth wave, a local online education company is helping out by offering open access to program

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Jody McInnes has a reddish brown beard and wears a grey jacket.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Small Business

Jody McInnes, multi-business owner, entrepreneurial master strategist and calculated card player

Jody McInnes, President of Stillwater Consulting in Cranbrook, B.C., has formed several businesses based on changing lives in a positive way

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Elena Sterritt sits at a desk in front of several monitors showing off a presentation.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Small Business

Gen Z gets a boost thanks to the NexGen Business Training program

Stillwater Consulting is now offering NexGen Business Training, a virtual program that helps youth across B.C. develop and launch a business idea

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Dale and Diana Olinyk standing side-by-side
West Kootenay, Salmo, Small Business

Northern Teardrop RV manufacturers find their niche in Salmo, B.C.

Dale and Diana Olinyk took a honeymoon tour of the Kootenays and ended up building a legacy.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Real Estate, Retail, Technology

Our top 10 thought leaders of 2021 from KootenayBiz

KootenayBiz has chosen our top 10 thought leaders of 2021

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Group photo of Business Excellence Award winners.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business

Columbia Valley Chamber celebrates 22nd annual Business Excellence Awards

The 22nd Annual Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence awards were held on November 18, 2021.

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Barbara Ross at the bar in the Burton City Cider tasting room
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Agriculture, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism

Living a farmsteader’s dream come true in Burton, B.C.

The owners of Burton City Cider produce Kootenay-made cider, honey and other quality products using environmentally conscious methods

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CEO Greg Malpass leads a global team of Tractionites.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology

The business office and its location have changed, and Traction on Demand is leading the trend

Traction on Demand combines tech talent with the sustainability of small communities such as Nelson, B.C.

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Ella Harris and Breanna Fast sit down at a table to share a drink in front of a brick wall at The Hourglass in Kimberley, B.C.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Small Business

Two longtime friends fulfill their decade ambition to mix drinks together in Kimberley, B.C.

Ella Harris and Breanna Fast have fulfilled their dreams of opening a cocktail bar, The Hourglass, in Kimberley, B.C.

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort views.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism

Top ski resorts in the Kootenays and Canadian Rockies to find legendary powder

Itching to hit the slopes? Check out this list of ski destinations in the Kootenays and Canadian Rockies region

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Beverly MacNaughton smiles in a colourless photo.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Small Business, Tourism

One-on-one with Beverly MacNaughton, executive director of the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce

Beverly MacNaughton, executive director of the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce, is excited about mines and local businesses being busier than ever

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Large group of 'Tractionists'.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology

Native son of Nelson builds booming global business—Traction on Demand—on the back of Salesforce

One of the Best Workplaces in Canada and with phenomenal growth, Traction on Demand shows that doing good is good for business

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Cherie Evans, standing beside black van that has Morning Mountain Coffee Co. logo on it.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Nelson’s Morning Mountain Coffee Co. aims to be a game changer in the coffee industry

Morning Mountain Coffee Co. in Nelson produces convenient and portable coffee bags—an alternative to K-cups.

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One of eight (soon to be 10) yurts is nestled into the mountainside of Radius Retreat’s 400-hectare property.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

Radius Retreat offers a slice of “Kootenay Life” with its unique ingredient—yurt accommodations

Radius Retreat welcomes visitors from all over the world to experience, learn about and explore the backcountry near Radium Hot Springs, B.C.

by Karrigan Folvik
The owner and two managers of the Huckleberry Mountain Market standing behind a counter
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Retail, Small Business

Christina Lake employer retains satisfied staff despite a widespread B.C. worker shortage

The owner of Huckleberry Mountain Market stepped up and rewarded his staff with $30,000 in bonuses after a grueling COVID summer.

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