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.

The Cranbrook Tourism Board of Directors.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

Cranbrook Tourism launches new website and announces board of directors

The 10-member board of the Cranbrook and Region Tourism Society is comprised of local accommodators, business owners and tourism stakeholders

Sharpen your senses with an acoustic and musical forest walk in early morning with the Acoustic Walk, First Light tour.
West Kootenay, Kaslo

Between a Lake and a High Place is the place to be in Kaslo, B.C.

François and Dana Blouin brought their love of travel to Kaslo and opened a new and exciting experiential tourism company, Between a Lake and a High Place.

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Scenic view of Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson

Cranbrook drops to 39th in BC Business Ranking of “Best Cities for Work” – Nelson at 45th

BC Business magazine recently published their 5th Annual “Best Cities for Work in B.C.” ranking

Kristy Jahn-Smith became the first executive director of Cranbrook Tourism on September 4, 2018
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

A leader for Cranbrook Tourism

As the first executive director of Cranbrook Tourism, Kristy Jahn-Smith aims to put Cranbrook on the map as a tourism destination.

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Zoe Ferguson, co-owner of Treehouse Toy Co., holds a stack of games in her newly opened store in Kimberley's Platzl.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business

Kimberley welcomes the Treehouse Toy Co.

With perfect timing for the holidays, Zoe and Sheldon Ferguson opened the Treehouse Toy Co. in Kimberley, B.C., in November

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Alicia and Nicola Herman stand in front of their storefront, Grow Tea & Elixir Corner in Kimberley, B.C.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Growing a sustainable business in Kimberley, B.C.

Grow Tea & Elixir Corner won the Kimberley chamber’s Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award in 2018

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Fish-eye lens view of the Rossland Library.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology

Bringing the latest technology to communities

The Trust’s new Community Technology Program helps create tech-enabled spaces

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - December 7 issue

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

NDP MP Wayne Stetski.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Cuisine

MP Stetski’s bill to establish a national local food day moves on to Senate

The bill would establish a National Local Food Day, which would designate the Friday before Thanksgiving of each year as National Local Food Day

Carolyn Bennett, federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Kathryn Teneese, Ktunaxa Nation Council Chair, and Scott Fraser, B.C.'s Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, along with their respective negotiators, sign the Ktunaxa Nation Rights Recognition and Core Treaty Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement will guide the parties in the development of a rights recognition approach to a treaty, and lead to the recognition of the Ktunaxa Nation Council as the legal government and rights-holder of the Ktunaxa Nation.
East Kootenay, First Nations

Canada, B.C., Ktunaxa move closer to treaty with signing of MOU

The new agreement will significantly advance reconciliation and treaty negotiations

Sharon Silvaggio is one of the partners and owners of Cranbrook Yarn and Gifts
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business

New yarn and knitting shop now open in Cranbrook

Cranbrook Yarn and Gifts remains Cranbrook's one and only local yarn outlet serving knitters and fibre-lovers throughout the district

Poster for the Kootenay Authors Book Fair
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality

7th Annual Kootenay Authors Book Fair and Open House on December 9 at Lotus Books

Lotus Books in downtown Cranbrook will host the 7th Annual Book Fair, featuring eight local area authors

Sandwich board advertising the Treehouse Toy Co.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business

Business news from Kimberley’s Platzl

There have been some recent additions and changes to the scene on Kimberley's Platzl

Darkwoods and Next Creek are located along Kootenay Lake, between Nelson and Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Nelson, Environment

Governments of Canada and British Columbia invest in expansion of Darkwoods Conservation Area

Funding kick-starts Nature Conservancy of Canada campaign for conservation in the Canadian Rockies

Steven Droste hiking near Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Kootenay Influencers

Sparwood influencers

Among the best of the natural resources in Sparwood, B.C., are the citizens who love and support the community.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 30 issue

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

College of the Rockies Heavy Mechanical student, Abraham Smith, is one of four recipients of new scholarship funds made possible by Teck.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial

College of the Rockies trades students benefit from Teck donation

College names recipients of newly-created scholarship fund

Diane Manson, owner of Mountain City Travel in Kimberley, is a consistent supporter of the city's business community.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Real Estate, Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers

Kimberley influencers

Here are a few members of Kimberley’s business community whose attitudes and practices inspire and influence others.

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Line up of large mining trucks.
West Kootenay, Trail, Mining

Teck named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers

Canada’s Top Employers program recognizes companies for exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies

Cans of
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Mining, Small Business, Tourism

“Pan In A Can Paydirt” harkens back to Wild Horse Creek’s Gold Rush heyday

A new venture called "Pan In A Can Paydirt" has been launched by Stephen Lathem of Fort Steele, the owner of the Nip and Tuck Gold Mine