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Grand Forks, B.C., is making a good recovery after being ravaged by flooding in May 2018.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Environment, Small Business, Tourism

Grand Forks after the flood

The community of Grand Forks, B.C., has some distance to go before it reaches an acceptable new level of “normal.”

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A Rockwool employee stands in the bed of a red Rockwool pickup truck, handing a bag of insulation to a Boundary region homeowner
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Environment

Rockwool is a friend to its neighbours in need

Rockwool is donating $200,000 worth of insulation to help flood-affected residents in Grand Forks and the surrounding area rebuild their homes.

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Chris Holt of Lakewood Landscaping
Kootenay Homes, West Kootenay, Nelson, Agriculture, Education, Environment

Xeriscaping: You, me and the blue, part two

Xeriscapic landscaping uses plants that thrive in our natural environment. Here are seven tips for creating a low-maintenance yard.

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Morrissey Meadows, the former homestead of the Fitzen family.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Fernie, Environment

Old homestead near Fernie now protected for grizzly bears

The former homestead of the Fitzen family was acquired by the Nature Conservancy of Canada as a partial donation and partial land purchase.

Lana Schanzenbach is holding several of her Little Lunches Reusable Wraps.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Environment, Small Business

Little Lunches Reusable Wraps reduce your plastic use

Little Lunches Reusable Wraps keep food fresh and reduce plastic use in your lunchbox

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Colourful beehives are lined up underneath blooming apple trees.
Green Scene, Agriculture, Environment

Bee involved in bee health

The Province of BC has announced the new BeeBC Program

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A woman's hands hold an eggplant at a farmers market stall. A chalk sign reads
Green Scene, Agriculture, Environment

Farm fresh, close to home—here’s a list of all the farmers markets in the Kootenay region

Buying local gives back to your community and your health. Read on to find out where you can get the freshest, organic products at these Kootenay farmers market

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A headshot of Scott Wilson, owner of Grassroots Environmental Services in Golden, B.C.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Golden, Environment

Aquatic biologist Scott Wilson whistles while he works … most of the time

Owner of Grassroots Environmental Services in Golden, Scott Wilson can encounter anything while out protecting waterways … even wolves

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Krista Berg and Patrick Tolchard, owners of Valley Zipline Adventures in Radium Hot Springs, B.C., celebrated opening day on June 21, 2017.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Environment, Small Business, Tourism

Aerial adventures in the Valley

Valley Zipline Adventures is a hot new tourist draw near Radium Hot Springs.

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Ashley Taylor is leaning over a green bin that she collects food waste in.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Fernie, Agriculture, Environment

A step forward for food security in Fernie

Valley Vitals owner Ashley Taylor has a passion to connect people back with their environment and their community through food.

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