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

The old Firehall, located on 11th Ave S. in downtown Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality

Old Cranbrook Firehall reportedly to be brew-pub style restaurant

The former Firehall, built in 1931 or so, was on the market for several years and was listed with Philip Jones, of Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty, Cranbrook.

Tom Thomson, executive director of the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, is an advocate for the business community.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

News from the Nelson chamber

The Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce has a full agenda, including advocacy, research, collaboration, planning and support implementation.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 23rd issue

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

Dr. Nathan Goodale (left) and Alissa Nauman (right) are the Hamilton College educators heading up the project excavating and documenting the pithouses found along the Slocan River.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Slocan, Education, First Nations

Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project gets students hands-on with history

Hamilton College’s Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project brings post-secondary students together to excavate history uncovered in First Nations pithouses.

Jodi Gravelle is the chief operating officer for the ?aq?am Community near Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Influential Women in Business, Kootenay Influencers

Jodi Gravelle, communication conduit

Human resources and communication are Jodi Gravelle’s main focuses in her position as COO for the ʔaq̓am Community.

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Warfield’s Jinjoe Construction is one of the West Kootenay companies that helps Selkirk College trades students earn their Red Seal ticket. (L-R) Apprentice Levi Schwarzer, company owner Jonathan Jinjoe and carpentry Journeyperson James Benson are currently working on a residential retrofit in Rossland.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education

Selkirk College builds the foundation for carpenters

A trade that has a multitude of career paths, carpentry is key to building a stronger province.

(L to R) Brenda Palmer, Michelle Forbes and Jodi Gravelle received special recognition at the 2017 Kootenay Business magazine Influential Women in Business luncheon on June 8, 2016.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Influential Women in Business

2017 Kootenay women of influence

Hard work, creativity and perseverance characterize the best of the best among businesswomen in the Kootenay region.

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Samonte Cruz working on his final projects for the upcoming KSA Year End Show & Sale that takes place in Nelson on June 23-24.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education

Kootenay Studio Arts at Selkirk College hosts year-end show

On June 23 and 24, students from five studios will showcase their concepts, designs and skill-sets at the annual KSA Year End Show & Sale.

College of the Rockies Board of Governors member Jesse Nicholas (l) along with College President David Walls (r) presented academic medals to Shelley Bergeron (2nd from left) and Darcie Musil (2nd from right).
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education

College of the Rockies celebrates annual convocation

Walls encouraged graduates to, in contrast to some world events, approach each other with kindness and a caring for our future and the future of our communities

Aaron Lucke, owner of Wynndel Electric, is providing a mobile solar station to the vendors at the Creston Valley Farmers Market.
East Kootenay, Creston, Energy, Small Business, Technology

Solar-powered market

Aaron Lucke, owner of Wynndel Electric, is providing a mobile solar station to power the Creston Farmers Market.

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Brenda Palmer, founder and owner of Mrs. Palmer's Pantry in Cranbrook, B.C., has the support of family, friends, customers and—just possibly—an angel on her shoulder.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business, Kootenay Influencers

Brenda Palmer is taking her chips to the bank

Brenda Palmer believes that we should value our time as much or more than we do our money, and invest both wisely.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 16 issue

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

Sydney Black is the executive director of the Nelson & District Arts Council.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

Attracted by Nelson’s art

People want to live in a culturally relevant location—it’s a big part of the reason professionals come to live and work in Nelson. —Sydney Black

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Bill Bennett
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Mining

Eagle Plains Resources: former BC Mines Minister Bill Bennett appointed to the Board of Directors

Based in Cranbrook, B.C., Eagle Plains continues to conduct research, acquire and explore mineral projects throughout western Canada.

The Board Room Café, owned by Alf Him, his daughter Savanna Hines and her husband Justin Hines, opened in mid-June 2017.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Board Room Café comes to Grand Forks

Shy? Bored? Need a conversation starter? Sit down to a game from the Board Room’s library, and you’re good to go.

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Cory Muir took his lifelong fondness for animals and turned it into a successful business.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Animal Care, Small Business

Cory’s Dog Grooming & Spa is here for your four-legged family members

Cory Muir took his lifelong fondness for animals and turned it into a successful business.

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Julie Taylor and Natasha Benson.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business

Juice goes raw at Cranbrook’s new juicery

Co-founders Julie Taylor and Natasha Benson recently opened Cranbrook's first dedicated cold-pressed juicery called The Raw House.

The new Angry Hen Brewing Company location
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Developments, Small Business

Kaslo’s Angry Hen Brewing Co. nears completion, set to open this summer

Kaslo's new Angry Hen Brewing Co. is expected to open for the 2017 summer season

Jen Comer has been growing the impact of the Creston Valley Farmers Market since she became its manager in 2010.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Celebrating the Creston Valley: The little farmers market that could

“I think passionate people can get a lot done if you just give them some appropriate direction and let them run with their ideas.” —Jen Comer

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Cranbrook
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial

Cranbrook Tourism continues to make progress

Foundational work of the Cranbrook Tourism Society continues to move forward in the Key City