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.

Erin Dalton stands in front of shelves of books.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business

Enjoy the freshness of Huckleberry Books in Cranbrook

Lotus Books in Cranbrook has moved and rebranded as Huckleberry Books

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Career BUZZ logo
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 15

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

Artist rendering, ?aq?am Health and Wellness Centre.
East Kootenay, Developments, Financial, First Nations

New centre will bring ʔaq̓am community together

Columbia Basin Trust supports a new Health and Wellness Centre

MP Wayne Stetski in his Cranbrook Office.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment, Small Business, Tourism

MP Wayne Stetski looks behind and ahead

After serving as Cranbrook’s Mayor from 2011 to 2014, MP Wayne Stetski continues to serve the Kootenays on a grander, federal scale in 2019.

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Tourism students at College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Tourism

College of the Rockies: News and Notes

First-year nursing students are holding a Health Awareness Fair, February 7; Tourism Management students off to provincial finals

The concept plan for the proposed Johnson Way RV Park in the Johnson Heights neighbourhood in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Real Estate

New Johnson Way RV Park in Revelstoke Looking For Approval

The proposed development would include RV spots, cabins, as well as combined two-storey storage/suite units.

Dr Nelson sitting on a chair looking into the camera
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Top 10 Business People

Dr. Eric Nelson

Dr. Eric Nelson has two dental offices in the East Kootenay and prides himself on balancing his work and family life.

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Maryann Puliz is the owner and trainer at FiTBoX Cross Training in Castlegar.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business

Strong is the new sexy at FiTBoX Cross Training in Castlegar

Maryann Puliz, owner and trainer at FiTBoX Cross Training in Castlegar, B.C., has combined kickboxing and crossfit into a stellar workout

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Ryan Burton, owner and operator of Valhalla Refrigeration based in Castlegar.
West Kootenay, Small Business

New HVAC company – Valhalla Refrigeration now operating in West Kootenay

Valhalla Refrigeration services the entire West Kootenay region, including the Arrow Lakes area.

Scott Beeching is the director of planning and development services for the District of Elkford.
East Kootenay, Elkford

Elkford’s economic strategy

The single-industry District of Elkford supports economic development in the surrounding region and the needs of its immediate community.

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Rebekah Tebrinke of PV Ranch Adventures, in front of the fireplace
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Rebekah Tebrinke, PV Ranch Adventures

Rebekah Tebrinke is following in the footsteps of her parents and grandparents at PV Ranch Adventures, near Grand Forks, B.C.

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Natalia Pacheco, owner of Gravi Tea Coffee & Toys in Castlegar, B.C., and Castlegar Chamber’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2018.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Top 10 Business People

Natalia Pacheco

Natalia Pacheco, owner of Gravi Tea Coffee & Toys in Castlegar, has earned a place on our Top 10 Kootenay Business People 2019 list.

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Ian Benson of Elkford owns Bearspaw Contracting and several other companies across Canada.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Mining, Small Business, Top 10 Business People

Ian Benson, Bearspaw Contracting

Ian Benson supports Elkford and the entire Elk Valley through his labour contracting company and his charitable foundation.

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The Chopstick Truck, Vietnamese food in Fernie, B.C. and the surrounding Kootenay towns.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Top 10 Business People

Sydney and Taylor Salvador

Sydney and Taylor Salvador are co-owners of The Chopstick Truck in Fernie and deserve a parking spot on our Top 10 list.

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The Career Internship Program provides wage funding for employers to hire college and university graduates in permanent, career-focused positions.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Retail, Small Business

Get up to $25,000 to hire an intern

Columbia Basin Trust program helps businesses create and retain jobs

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 8

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

Rick Jensen, Chair
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Columbia Basin Trust announces board changes

Jensen reappointed Chair, Carver new Vice-Chair, plus three new and returning directors

Sean Campbell is one of the Top 10 Business People of 2019.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Top 10 Business People

Sean Campbell

Sean Campbell, general manager of Community Futures East Kootenay in Cranbrook, B.C., has ushered in accessible entrepreneurialism

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West Kootenay, Mining

8,000 km2 of new Kootenay-Boundary geological mapping released

Geological mapping covering 8,000 km2 of historic mining areas in British Columbia’s Kootenay Boundary Regional District was recently released by Geoscience BC

Group shot of donors, holding large cheque.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Health & Wellness

Cranbrook Multi-Sport Indoor Facility receives $5000 donation

The Multi-Sport Indoor Facility will provide increased opportunities for physical activity in the community and help develop local athletes.