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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

Genevieve Robertson, new Executive Director at the Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality

New executive director at Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson

Robertson is excited to build on the momentum generated from Oxygen’s twelve-year span as the only rural artist run centre in the region.

Tammy Morgan has been the executive director of the Cranbrook History Centre since January 2017
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism

Growing collections in history

The Cranbrook History Centre is building new housing for the trains and adding artifacts, fossils, and more merchandise in the gift shop.

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Myles Peterson, first place winner in the Junior Division at the recent Junior Dragon Den West Kootenay Championships.
West Kootenay, Trail, Education, Financial, Small Business

Junior Dragon Den West Kootenay champions announced

The Junior Dragon Den Provincial Championships will be held on May 5th at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - April 20 issue

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

The well-used Canal Flats Arena is undergoing some welcome upgrades
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Tourism

Refreshing the heart of Canal Flats

Here’s why the Canal Flats Arena matters so much to the Village and the surrounding communities, and why it needs help.

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Group photo of ground-breaking ceremony.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education, Tourism, Transportation

The Cranbrook History Centre announces 1st phase of a 4-million-dollar heritage railcar preservation

The Heritage Railcar Preservation building will ultimately provide a complete building to enclose and preserve the Museum’s collection of heritage railcars.

George and Rachel Freitag are the owners of Elizabeth Lake Lodge, an award-winning accommodation in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Elizabeth Lake Lodge scores again

Appreciation from customers and community are sweeping Elizabeth Lake Lodge to high rankings on lists that matter.

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Ashley Taylor is leaning over a green bin that she collects food waste in.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Agriculture, Environment

A step forward for food security in Fernie

Valley Vitals owner Ashley Taylor has a passion to connect people back with their environment and their community through food.

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Jean-Ann Debreceni, EKC Board Chair at a previous Community Cash Awards event
East Kootenay, Financial

Community Cash Award finalists announced by EKC

The Community Cash Award is aimed to develop healthy and diverse communities.

The Heartbeet Catering food truck is a brilliant light blue, with the owners, Michel Kuhn and Nicole Vogt, standing nearby.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Small Business

The HeartBeet Burger is back!

Two well-loved local foodies, Michel Kuhn and Nicole Vogt, have switched from a restaurant to a food truck—Heartbeet Catering based in Kimberley

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Murray Shellborn (left) of Koocanusa Publications/Kootenay Business magazine presents Con Murphy of Cranbrook Pest Control with the 2018 Business-to-Business excellence award.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Cranbrook Chamber hands out the award hardware at gala event

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards gala celebrating the best in the Cranbrook business community on Saturday, April 14th, 2018.

The brains behinds the beauty of Mad Lillies Hair and Co.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business

Mad Lillies Hair & Co.: The passing of the torch, or rather, the shears

Mad Lillies Hair & Co. is celebrating its one-year anniversary, and the three women behind it all couldn’t be happier.

by Zoë Dupley
One of the courses features chainsaw Vancouver Island artist Kevin Lewis who will spend three days teaching skills on the Tenth Street Campus.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality

Selkirk College introduces Nelson Summer Arts Series

There are 13 courses included in the Nelson Summer Art Series that span a range of disciplines which are taught by working artists from around the province.

Dave Grimsdell (L) and Ryan Johnson, founders of Sniper Action Photos, installed cameras for Rockland Estates in St. Martin.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, Technology, Tourism

Sniper Action Photo captures adventure

The success of Sniper Action Photo, a two-man Revelstoke company, is pretty much an entrepreneur’s dream come true.

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MLA Michelle Mungall presents Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Kootenay with a $100,000 grant from the BC Rural Dividend Program.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial

BC Rural Dividend Program Grants boost to Kootenays & Nelson Innovation Centre

The rural dividend encourages economic diversification, innovation, sustainability and collaboration, and recognizes the diverse needs of individual communities

Kendra Begg became the executive director of the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce in June 2017.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business

Focus forward for Boundary chamber

Kendra Begg, the executive director of the Boundary Country Chamber of Commerce, is proactive, action-focused and tenacious.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - April 13 issue

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

Michelle Mungall, MLA for Nelson-Creston, announces the extension of the Export Navigator Pilot Project. Also pictured, Andrea Wilkey, Executive Director, Community Futures Central Kootenay, Liz Cohoe, owner, Lillie and Cohoe, and Michael Hoher, Export Navigator advisor.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education

Export Navigator pilot extended to support rural exporters

The Export Navigator pilot helps B.C. businesses in six B.C. regions become export ready, by providing access to community-based export advisors.

Kicking Horse Coffee building exterior
East Kootenay, Invermere

Top employers in the Columbia Valley

Find out which companies have brought the most jobs to this Kootenay region

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Chris Fields is the current economic development officer in the village of Canal Flats, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats

Creating a new Canal Flats

“The world is changing fast, and adaptability equals success.” - Chris Fields, economic development officer, Canal Flats, B.C.

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