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Virginia is a writer and editor with KPI Media. She is an avid outdoor recreationist in all seasons and has lived in the Kootenays for over 15 years. With degrees in the natural sciences, she has worked as a tour guide, an environmentalist, a writer, and an editor of books and scientific publications. Virginia now brings her passion for everything green to KootenayBiz.
Most recent articles by Virginia Rasch
Dreaming of a Rocky Mountain home? Realtor® Sandy Smith can help you buy affordable real estate in B.C. remotely
The Ktunaxa Nation and the City of Cranbrook are partnering to create a new cultural and interpretive centre as Cranbrook’s new-and-improved visitor centre
The consumer trend towards buying locally-grown flowers is booming in the Kootenays as proven by this list of 10 flower farms
Craft beer lovers in Creston, B.C., are tipping a glass (or two) to the new business in town—Wild North Brewing Co.
Based in Fernie, B.C., Robertson Estate Wine Vinegar produces the perfect Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar that is sought after by top chefs
With CEO Dave MacLeod at the helm, ThoughtExchange in Rossland, B.C., has seen 1,000 per cent year-over-year use of the tech platform
A new book by CEO of ThoughtExchange Dave MacLeod, Scaling Conversations: How Leaders Access the Full Potential of People, is a goldmine of insights
The 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign for clean energy, led by the West Kootenay EcoSociety, continues to grow, adding No. 10: Fruitvale
Sucre Interactive Technologies in Fernie, B.C., uses virtual-reality technology for immersive safety training in mining and other high-risk industries
Dark Horse Innovations in Nelson, B.C., is a new B2B business in the outdoor product development industry
The Kootenays’ first-ever pitch competition for the tech sector was organized by KAST and attracted 25 entrepreneurs vying for valuable prizes
Emma Beaton, manager of the Slocan Valley Chamber of Commerce, has seen an uptick in people and businesses moving there since the pandemic
Business baron Brian Fehr is bullish on his four Kootenay businesses with more exciting plans forthcoming
The seed-to-vase movement is blossoming in Kimberley, B.C., in Ritual Gardens with locally-grown, sustainable cut flowers
The City of Cranbrook begins its fleet transition to EVs with the purchase of its first electric vehicle
Chocolate alchemist Beth Campbell of Viva Cacao in Slocan, B.C., has advice on scaling up a small business
Entrepreneur Chandler Lang has national aspirations for his Revelstoke Delivery platform
Pandemic pivot to virtual services is key to success of KCDS, helping both businesses and job seekers
What if you love your location but not your house? Do you buy a house or build one? Read how one Cranbrook couple took an unusual path to get their dream home.
Raylen Tress of Whiskey Hill Farms in Golden won Young Entrepreneur of the Year from the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce
Katie Yuris of All Pro Realty in Trail, B.C., won Business Person of the Year from the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce
Dan Nicholson and Jan McMurray, owners of The Valley Voice in New Denver, B.C., have faithfully contributed to the West Kootenay’s media diet for 17 years
Kootenay Computer helps with the digital divide and picks up a Business-to-Business Excellence Award from the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce
The third annual scarecrow contest is underway and sponsored by the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce.
The Forest Practices Board released a report that recommends better reforestation practices in B.C.’s dry fir forests, including less clearcutting
Attorney Alan J. Burch in Nelson specializes in wills, and he’s seen an increase in demand during the pandemic
A trip of goats are trained as targeted grazers for a unique business: Vahana Nature Rehabilitation in Ta Ta Creek, B.C.
Two Cranbrook homeowners bought their dream homes with the expeditious assistance of Sandy Smith Personal Real Estate Corporation
Kootenay companies innovate to help Canada become self-sufficient in PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic
Pandemic bad haircuts and lessons learned by Kellie Wolf, owner of Wolfy’s Hair Den in Kimberley