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  4. Christina Lake
  5. Cranbrook
  6. Creston
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  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

Michael Hoher, Export Advisor for the Kootenay Boundary, facilitates an workshop for West Kootenay manufacturers on November 29.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Small Business

Export Navigator: Expanding Markets for Kootenay Manufacturers

Manufacturers attended a free Export Navigator workshop to learn about growing their businesses through exporting.

The new blue and white Diabetes Canada 'Clothesline' bins.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook

Diabetes Canada’s “clothesline” recycling bins come to Cranbrook

With new easy-to-access drop-off bins it makes it convenient to donate reusable clothing at five Cranbrook locations.

Worker at ATCO Wood Products, working in saw mill.
West Kootenay, Small Business

ATCO Wood Products wins 2017 BC Export Award

The BC Export Awards annual awards program occurs in either Vancouver every fall and hosted by Business In Vancouver.

Picture of person using typewriter at top of picture, with laptop user below.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology

Supporting tech needs for non-profits

$1 million for non-profit organizations to upgrade critical office technology

The Sears store in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business

Sears to Bears—Nelson’s newest furniture/appliance retailer

Bears Furniture and Appliances will also operate under the BrandSource label, with an extensive selection of appliances, furniture and electronics.

A headshot of Monica Swagar with snow in the background
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Monica Swagar thrives on growth

The Swag Hair Studio won a green award from the Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce

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Picture of the front door and window of the new Kootenay Columbia College location.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education

Nelson’s College of Integrative Health Sciences set to open third location

Unique to the area, the college offers courses in Chinese medicine, Registered Massage Therapy and Holistic Nutrition.

Tasy Strouzas stands inside Cole's Bookstore next to a collection of books
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail

Cranbrook’s Coles Bookstore has new manager—Tasy Strouzas

Well-known Cranbrook resident Tasy Strouzas is the new manager of the Coles bookstore in Tamarack Centre in Cranbrook

Career BUZZ logo
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - December 1 issue

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

Aerial view of Bingay Hill.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Mining

Centremount Coal calls for public comment on proposed new mine in Elk Valley

Bingay Coal licences cover 1,157 hectares near the confluence of the Bingay Creek and Elk River.

Map of potential 12 premium development sites of multi family for pre-sale.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate

Nelson Landing waterfront property goes up for sale

The owners of Nelson Landing are reaching out to developers and builders in Nelson to invite them to express their creative ideas on the lakefront property

The Nicholas family: Jesse, Jake and Rachael
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Invermere, Education, First Nations , Kootenay Influencers, Who's Who Influencer Article

Jesse Nicholas, influencer

In all of his roles, Jesse Nicholas strives to listen, understand, build consensus and serve his community.

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An intersection in Nelson at nighttime.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson

Nelson and Cranbrook ranked in Top 10 Best Places to Retire in Canada list

Earlier this year, MoneySense magazine ranked the Top 100 Best Places to Retire in Canada—two Kootenay towns made the Top 10.

Line up of BC Transit buses.
West Kootenay, Transportation

Online trip planner comes to West Kootenay

The BC Transit Trip Planner is a public transportation planning tool that combines the latest BC Transit schedule with Google Maps.

A yellow Teck truck shovel in front of a large coal pile
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Mining

45 years of coal mining leadership

Celebrating a milestone at Teck's Fording River Operations

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The Kootenay Author's Book Fair is being held at Lotus Books in downtown Cranbrook, December 2nd, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality

6th Annual Kootenay Authors Fair—local historian Jim Cameron to preview his new book

The Kootenay Authors Book Fair and Sale will give readers a great opportunity to meet with a variety of local authors, ask questions and pick up signed editions

Wild Horse Surgical's new clinic is under construction near Hot Shots Cafe.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business

Cranbrook Developments and New Business Roundup

The Cranbrook and area business landscape has been busy over the last 12 months, with businesses expanding, renovating and updating.

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Picture of front of the new Independent Grocer in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Retail

Re-branded Extra Foods now Pealow’s Independent Grocer in Creston

Brian and Julie Pealow are the new owners of the Loblaw’s franchise in Creston, now called Pealow’s Independent Grocer.

Christy King, the manager of the East Kootenay branch of the B.C. SPCA, cuddles a pretty, black-and-white cat.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Animal Care

Admin change at EK SPCA

Christy King, a qualified animal care supervisor, is the new manager of the EK SPCA, Cranbrook branch.

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