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Virginia Rasch writer profile
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
The Kootenays are an emerging wine region in B.C. Here’s a list of the 8 Kootenay wineries—and 1 meadery
Community-powered local food is at the heart of the Local Store in Fernie, B.C.
The renovated and renamed Larix Hotel pays homage to the golden larch trees in Kimberley’s autumn tableau.
Placer mining in B.C. has no better advocate than gold miner Mitch Mortensen of Snowshoe Mountain Resources Corp.
The 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign for clean energy, led by the West Kootenay EcoSociety, continues to grow, adding No. 12: Golden
Each mountain-inspired pet tag from Kootenay Tags is “very personal and special”
Realtor Amber Granter in Golden, B.C., left behind the park ranger life and found her life skills were transferable to her new career in real estate
Selkirk Pest Control in Castlegar is a new business with an eco-friendly approach
More than a bookstore, Fable Book Parlour fosters music, cookies and community in Revelstoke, B.C.
Communities need to create climate adaptation plans to increase their resilience to risks such as floods, fires and droughts.
Chocolate, chocolate everywhere! Chocolate shops abound in the Kootenays
Based in Invermere, B.C., Eden Yesh applies his systems thinking to shift paradigms through community investment cooperatives and his solar businesses
The Salmo and District Chamber of Commerce welcomes new businesses and remote workers seeking a mountain paradise
KootenayBiz has chosen our top 10 thought leaders of 2021
Traction on Demand combines tech talent with the sustainability of small communities such as Nelson, B.C.
Are you a green business? KootenayBiz is looking for sustainable business stories.
One of the Best Workplaces in Canada and with phenomenal growth, Traction on Demand shows that doing good is good for business
Tourism Radium and the Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce focus on promoting Radium as a hotspot for tourists
Franchising in the Kootenays: An interview with the Canadian Franchise Association’s Kenny Chan
Franchising in the Kootenays: Meet Hollie Tayal of Modern Purair
Canal Flats, B.C., wants to grow its population and is offering a tax break to businesses that relocate to this small East Kootenay town
Franchising in the Kootenays: Meet the Britners of PropertyGuys.com
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 Kootenay Outdoor Recreation Enterprise is helping Kootenay businesses design and build outdoor gear that rocks
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
Ki Mana Acres Farm near Creston, B.C., is a model for regenerative agriculture and meeting the demand of discerning consumers
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
Women can have fulfilling careers in industry, according to Vanessa Terwoort, Director, Environment, Mercer Celgar
Growing fatter by the month: Feastify is adding 6 to 8 new communities a month across Canada
The 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign for clean energy, led by the West Kootenay EcoSociety, continues to grow, adding No. 10: Fruitvale
The Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce is increasing its staff to accomplish more projects
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
Nelson, B.C., is overflowing with sewists, thanks to the enthusiastic owners/teachers of the Nelson Stitch Lab
Downtown revitalization in Grand Forks, B.C., was led by a unique five-week initiative
Entrepreneur Chandler Lang has national aspirations for his Revelstoke Delivery platform
Here’s a new idea from Backwoods Sauna in Salmo, B.C.: A rental and mobile wood-fired sauna
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