Lilina Lysenko holds a congratulatory bouquet and a certificate recognizing her as a 2019 influential woman in business
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business

Everyday law, exceptional lawyer

Through her law firm, Lilina Lysenko helps West Kootenay residents solve everyday—and sometimes exceptional—legal questions and issues.

Two children sit on a small orange tractor with sunshine piercing through a tree.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Cuisine, Small Business

Cardinals flock to Creston to build their nest at Red Bird Estate Winery

Remi and Shannon Cardinal, owners of Red Bird Estate Winery in Creston, B.C., have started a ma ’n’ pa winery

Cover of RDEK's survey on solid waste and recycling.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Environment

Results released for RDEK Solid Waste & Recycling Costs Survey

Survey respondents indicated they were in favour of setting waste reduction goals that move the region closer to reaching the Provincial waste generation goals

Talking timber with Jeff and Stephanie Bowes, owners of Canadian Timberframes Ltd.

As one of Golden’s largest employers—with 39 employees—Canadian Timberframes Ltd., owned by Jeff and Stephanie Bowes, is on a roll these days

Smiling Megan Lescanec at Bumble Tree Baby and Children Essentials
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business

Bumble Tree puts down new roots

Bumble Tree Baby and Children Essentials has found its forever home in a bright new location on 10th Avenue in Cranbrook, B.C.

2019 40 under 40 rising stars of business
40 Under 40

2019 40 under 40 rising stars of business

Our fourth annual 40 under 40 list is a salute to some of the leading entrepreneurs in the Kootenays.

Attila Lepsis standing in front of distillery.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine

Elderberry Bros. Farms sells schnapps and more

The Elderberry Bros. Farms in Cranbrook, B.C., sells many elderberry delights, including schnapps


28th Annual Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival

August 2-5. Every BC Day long-weekend the Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival takes place in Kaslo Bay Park, a sheltered natural amphitheater surrounding a floating stage.

Career BUZZ logo
Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 19

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

a graphic of a woman with an umbrella raised, and the words 2019 Influential Women in Business
Lauding women leaders

2019 Influential Women in Business Awards: Call for nominations

A computer-generated rendering of the new Kootenay Lake ferry.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Nelson, Transportation

A new electric-ready ferry is set to arrive on Kootenay Lake in 2022

Michelle Mungall, MLA of Nelson-Creston, highlights some of the features of the new ferry set to arrive on Kootenay Lake in 2022

Imogen Whale of Revelstoke
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers

Imogen Whale informs and influences

Imogen Whale, publisher of The Revelstoke Current, is a lover of reading, writing, Revelstoke and her family—not in that order, of course.

Kootenay Business magazine cover
Kootenay Business magazine Summer 2019

In this issue, our cover story examines how the people of Grand Forks are coping in the wake of last year’s floods. We also introduce a brand new 2019 Kootenay Builders & Developers Guide, a section showcasing the regions’ leading builders, developers and contractors. Two stories  focus on Indigenous initiatives in the East Kootenay. We present the schedule for several blind golf tournaments coming soon to Creston, Kimberley and Cranbrook. Finally, we salute all the nominees in our Influential Women in Business awards.

Colourful storefront of Kootenay Virtual Reality
East Kootenay, Creston, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Virtual reality has a home in Creston

The virtual reality experience is a new entertainment option in the Kootenay region thanks to Kootenay Virtual Reality in Creston, B.C.

Sarah Elizabeth Grimwood headshot
West Kootenay, Rossland

Crafting in the Kootenays

Sarah Elizabeth Fibreworks is an integral part of Rossland’s arts and culture community.