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  9. Fairmont Hot Springs
  10. Fernie
  11. Golden
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  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.

Lake and mountains in background.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate

Rocky Mountain real estate: 10 waterfront acreages in the Kootenays

Waterfront and acreages are among the most desirable pieces of real estate. Check out our list of 10 prime Kootenay properties.

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Team from Sweet Gestures.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook

Cranbrook Chamber honours business excellence at annual awards

The annual Business Excellence Awards were celebrated earlier this year

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Jeb Ferster owns The Trails at Windermere Lake and manages its solar aquatic facility. Here he is grooming the tanks by thinning out plants to make room for smaller ones.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Developments, Environment, Technology

Trailblazing solar aquatic system at The Trails at Windermere Lake housing development

A development in Windermere is treating wastewater with a solar aquatic facility, an underutilized process that produces clean water without chemicals.

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A blue home with a red SOLD sign up front that says Bruce Seitz 250-919-2677.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Real Estate

Why are houses (still) selling like hot cakes in the Kootenays?

Bruce Seitz, sales representative at Royal Lepage, explains why the real estate market is hot in the Kootenays

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Sarah Pike sitting outside studio, holding mug and looking off into distance.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business

Pottery perfection: Sarah Pike is a Fernie-based creator in clay

Clay is the medium of choice for Fernie potter Sarah Pike

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Aerial view of Tent Mountain mine.
East Kootenay, First Nations , Mining

Tent Mountain green energy plan: triple solution

The three-way green energy project is the result of great minds coming together against a challenging problem.

by Timothy Fowler
A group of employees pose in front of Boundary Electric in an old photo.
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Energy

One of the Kootenay’s biggest businesses celebrates 75 years

David Evdokimoff, CEO and managing director of Boundary Electric in Grand Forks, B.C., highlights 75 years of lessons learned in business

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Owners of Happy Hills Farm standing in greenhouse with kids.
West Kootenay, Trail, Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Trail’s 2021 Business Excellence Awards celebrated in style

Twelve custom hand-painted awards were handed out at this year’s Business Excellence ceremony

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Thomas and Ash Hodgson standing by table.
West Kootenay, Trail, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

All their roads led to opening Kootenay West Distilling in Trail, B.C.

For Thomas and Ash Hodgson, a lifetime of chronic entrepreneurship has led them to becoming the Kootenays’ newest distillers.

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Rows of garden beds.
West Kootenay, Agriculture, Environment

For the sake of the soil

Rachael Roussin talks about the importance of soil health, and how it can work hand-in-hand with conventional fertilizer in agriculture.

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Jacomien van Tonder, the director for Metal Tech Alley, was recently presented with the Global Green Business Award’s Best Eco-Friendly Battery Metal Producer. She wears a purple shirt and stands on a bridge over frozen water in Trail. B.C.
West Kootenay, Trail, Energy, Technology

Global Green Business Award goes to Metal Tech Alley in Trail, B.C.

Jacomien van Tonder takes Trail, B.C., to the world stage as the only presenter from a rural community in North America at ​​World Circular Economy Forum

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A deer munching through a residential garden.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, West Kootenay

Deer-resistant plants: Avoiding destruction in your garden

Having a deer-resistant garden is possible with careful planning and some knowledge of suitable plants

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Jennifer King wearing a pink jacket and sitting beside a rushing river
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Real Estate

Making people feel at home in the Elk Valley

Jennifer King is a Sparwood real estate agent with her clients’ best interests at heart

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Julie doing acupuncture on one of her clients
West Kootenay, Salmo, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Promoting wellness in the West Kootenay

Pivot Point Acupuncture has proven to be a welcome addition to the community of Salmo

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Two men standing beside Royer Landscaping truck.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Animal Care, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Tourism

Best of the best: Kimberley’s 2021 Business Excellence Awards handed out

Kimberley’s businesses and remarkable individuals help the community to become B.C.’s best small town.

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Children standing under an arts installment at night
East Kootenay, Grand Forks, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nelson, Revelstoke, Salmo, Trail, Entertainment and Hospitality, Environment, Tourism

Festivals in the West Kootenay bring fun, friendship and smiles

Uniting in a shared experience like a festival helps to forge community connections, fun and new friendships

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Fred Penner and fellow musician on stage.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Sparwood, Entertainment and Hospitality, Environment, Tourism

Festivals in the East Kootenay bring fun, friendship and smiles

Uniting in a shared experience like a festival helps to forge community connections, fun and new friendships

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Joseph Raymond standing in front of Larix Hotel sign.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

The Larix Hotel: The evolution continues for this prime location in Kimberley, B.C.

The renovated and renamed Larix Hotel pays homage to the golden larch trees in Kimberley’s autumn tableau.

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