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.

Kathy Moore plans to run for a second term as mayor of Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Environment

Rossland restructures

Restructuring at Rossland City Hall—both corporate and physical—has produced improvements, challenges and appreciation.

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MP Wayne Stetski stands at Glacier National Park.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment

On Canada Parks Day, Stetski calls for stronger leadership

NDP National Parks Critic Wayne Stetski echoes environmental groups, Indigenous leaders and stakeholders on the need for stronger protection for our parks.

Subaru of Cranbrook's General Manager Jordan McKee stands in front of a new Subaru.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Transportation

Subaru of Cranbrook has a new General Manager

Jordan McKee is the new general manager of Subaru of Cranbrook.

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Kathy Cooper, CEO of Kootenay Rockies Tourism
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism, Transportation

Kootenay Rockies Tourism: Message from the CEO

Kootenay Rockies Tourism urges people to be prepared and consult official emergency sources only

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 17 issue

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

The Waneta Dam.
West Kootenay, Trail, Energy, Financial

Teck announces closing of Waneta Dam sale

As part of the sale, Teck Metals Ltd. holds a 20-year lease to use the two-thirds interest in Waneta to produce power for its industrial operations in Trail

Black-and-white photo of Erik Kalacis
West Kootenay, Trail, Kootenay Influencers

Trail influencers, 2018

Trail’s influencers demonstrate a mindset that supports Trail itself and the surrounding region

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Group shot of four people, in front of doors at Halycon House in Nakusp.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial

Energy retrofits for 32 affordable housing buildings

$1.6 million in Trust grants will help improve over 600 units across the Basin

Two students getting off bus.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Transportation

New trips added to Kootenay Connector transit route

Bus riders in the West Kootenay Regional Transit System will soon be able to choose new weekday trips between Nelson and Selkirk College in Castlegar.

Employer and apprentice in mechanic's shop.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial

Wage subsidy boosts Basin student job opportunities

School Works provides funding for apprenticeships and career-related positions

Dennis Djonlich is the owner of the Vogue Theatre in Fernie, B.C. (L to R) Junah, Cedar, Roxana, Dennis and Norah Djonlich.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Best of Business

Fernie’s movie theatre is still in vogue

Dennis Djonlich, owner of the Vogue Theatre in Fernie, B.C., has brought the century-old theatre into the modern age

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Shelly Wadden, executive director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce
West Kootenay, Golden, Small Business

Kicking Horse Country chamber, 2018

The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce has a new website in the works and a rich agenda of training sessions coming up.

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Kristy Jahn-Smith and her family on bikes on sunny day.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism

Cranbrook Tourism welcomes new Executive Director

Kristy Jahn-Smith has been chosen to lead Cranbrook Tourism, the board of the Cranbrook & Region Tourism Society recently announced.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 10 issue

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

Volunteers with the third annual Business Walk in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business

Cranbrook Business Walk Survey: 87.4% rate business as good or very good

The annual Business Walk captures the pulse of businesses throughout Cranbrook.

Pollinator inventories have been part of the WTCP Program.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Environment

Seven years of success – Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program

The Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP) has selected five projects for funding as part of a mandate to support habitat restoration & conservation.

A snowplow in winter.
West Kootenay, Transportation

Yellowhead Road and Bridge to take over highway maintenance in West Kootenay/Boundary region

Yellowhead Road and Bridge is also is the current contractor for the neighbouring Central Kootenay region.

Kendyn Mackenzie, bearded and wearing a baseball hat, stands behind the glass showcase in his ice cream shop, offering a huge pink ice cream cone
West Kootenay, Golden, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism

Yaldilicious yummies

For a refreshing ice cream treat or a comforting bowl of soup—or both—visit Yaldilicious in Golden, B.C.

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Sienna Estes Jewelry Design – Series of 5 rings.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

Columbia Basin Culture Tour – August 11 & 12, 2018

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event.

On a pretty summer day, Trail mayor Mike Martin and local stakeholders posed around a mound of soil to mark the groundbreaking for the Trail skate park.
West Kootenay, Trail

Trail council wraps up on a high note

As the municipal election approaches, Trail’s mayor reviews the body of work accomplished in the city in the past four years.

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