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.

Kootenay Orchards Elementary students learn to identify grassland wildflowers with Wild Voices “The Buttes in Bloom” program, Spring 2017.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment

Wild Voices deepens students understanding of the natural world

For ten years, Wild Voices presentations and field studies have helped Basin students to better understand their natural environment

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 12 issue

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

(L to R) Caitlin Berkhiem, Tamara Mercandelli and Christel Hagn are looking forward to reopening Soulfood restaurant in the Mount Baker Heritage Hotel
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Financial, Small Business

Soulfood co-operative

Soulfood, a farm-to-table whole foods restaurant in downtown Cranbrook, is moving to become a co-operative.

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Guy Santucci, Cranbrook History Centre Board Chair, and Jason Jacob, President of East Kootenay Chamber of Mines, with one of the dino prints.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Mining, Tourism

Local dinosaur prints on display at Cranbrook History Centre

Teck loans museum 140 million-year-old meat-eating raptor tracks found in local mines

The Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

KR Tourism to hold AGM in Cranbrook

Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association will hold their annual Tourism Industry Conference in Cranbrook at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort October 15th and 16th

Titan mining machine in Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Mining

Teck announces new Sparwood office

Teck is pleased to announce the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C.

Karen and Doug Barraclough recently won the Kootenay Livestock Association's 2018 Agriculturalist of the Year award.
East Kootenay, Agriculture, Animal Care

Local Kootenay Ranchers inspire the Next Generation

Karen travels all over the East Kootenays teaching elementary students about farming and where their food comes from

Vince Tucker from Hypertherm demonstrates the design capabilities of a plasma cutter.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Technology

College of the Rockies News and Notes

The College of the Rockies recently held a Trade Expo at the new Patterson Hall facility, and hosted an alumni weekend for former athletes

Mark McKee, mayor of Revelstoke, opted not to run for re-election on October 20, 2018
West Kootenay, Revelstoke

Revelstoke city report, 2018

“It’s the City’s responsibility to make sure that the type of development that’s coming in fits with the vision of the community.” —Mark McKee

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Starbelly Jam Performance from 2018 summer event.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial

Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance announces 2018-2019 funded projects

Over 150 arts and culture projects—including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour—have received a total of $751,000 in funding support for the 2018-19 season

Group of smiling children in India.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Health & Wellness

UNICEF Canada and Teck partner to save the lives of children in India

Over the past five years, the partnership has saved the lives of 62,000 children in India.

Don McCormick has begun his campaign for a second term as Kimberley's mayor
East Kootenay, Kimberley

Kimberley city report, 2018

Like many of B.C.’s small resort communities, Kimberley is experiencing some growing pains. Here’s how it’s coping.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 5 issue

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

Nursing students practice their skills.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness

College of the Rockies welcomes first cohort of fourth year nursing students

Majority of current class hopes to work in region after graduation

Two men talking together.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Small Business

Basin businesses get support to grow

Trust seeking motivated companies for customized support and mentorship program

Dustin Roskam is the owner of Peak Axe Throwing Inc. in downtown Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Recreation-style axe throwing

For indoor entertainment and exercise, try out Peak Axe Throwing in Revelstoke.

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Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn, and Caitlin Berkhiem have given Soulfood to the community.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Developments, Financial, Small Business

Soulfood restructures to become co-operative

New business model turns over Soulfood’s ownership to staff and community

Hailey Troock is the dedicated land matcher for the Columbia Basin.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture

B.C. Land Matching Program supports new farmers in Columbia Basin

This program connects farmers looking for land with landowners wanting to lease their land for farming.

Beverley MacNaughton loves her job as executive director of the Sparwood & District Chamber of Commerce.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Small Business

Sparwood chamber strategizes

Bev MacNaughton, executive director of the Sparwood & District Chamber of Commerce, is eager to apply what she learned at the annual BCCEC.

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Flags fly over the Sparwood municipal building that is home to the District of Sparwood's administrative team
East Kootenay, Sparwood

Sparwood mayor’s perspective, 2018

Cal McDougall served Sparwood through smooth and rough times, and the improved economy is allowing him to leave City Hall with an easy heart.

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