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Exterior shot of the Backroads Brewing Company, pink blossom trees in foreground.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Environment, Retail

All in the loop at Backroads Brewing Company

The circular economy may be a buzzy-sounding term but at this Nelson brewpub, participating in it is an obvious benefit to the company and the community.

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Dayna Leduc, filling large industrial container with fluid.
East Kootenay, Creston, Energy, Environment, Small Business, Technology, Transportation

Finding a way forward with Leduc Biodiesel Energy

By collecting and recycling used cooking oil into green, biodiesel products, Dayna Leduc has found his passion

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Overview of Trail, showing two bikers in foreground of photo.
East Kootenay, Golden, Creston, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nelson, New Denver, Rossland, Salmo, Slocan, Trail, Environment

These Kootenay communities have made a clean energy commitment

Thirteen communities across the Kootenays have now made a commitment to 100 per cent clean energy by 2050.

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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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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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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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Mortensen with shovel in hand, standing in forest.
Education, Environment, First Nations , Mining

Gold miner Mitch Mortensen is the perfect advocate for placer mining in B.C.

Placer mining in B.C. has no better advocate than gold miner Mitch Mortensen of Snowshoe Mountain Resources Corp.

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Vendors at Revelstoke Food Initiative Market.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality, Environment, Tourism

A love for local: Farmers market season across the Kootenays brings communities together

Local farmers markets help to increase food security and create sustainable communities—check out our list of markets across the Kootenays.

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