Employee Shawn and owner of Kootenay Computer, Sebastiaan van der Horst.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Technology

Kootenay Computer runs its business a bit differently—hardwired for compassion

Kootenay Computer helps with the digital divide and picks up a Business-to-Business Excellence Award from the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce

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Owner and staff outside Moody Bee in Kimberley's Platzl.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business

It’s awards time! Nominate a deserving Kimberley business for excellence

The Kimberley Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual Business Excellence Awards

by Julie Matchett
Electric vehicle charging station.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology, Transportation

Regional districts score sustainability award with Accelerate Kootenays project

Three Kootenay regional districts recognized for Accelerate Kootenays initiative

by Julie Matchett
Kids crouched on ground examining something with magnifying glass.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education

First bilingual youth Science & Tech Program launched in Kootenays by KAST

Celebrating Kootenay biodiversity, the GLOWS program is part of Science Literary Week 2020

by Julie Matchett
Jennifer Bouchard, new General Manager at the Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality

Passionate Cranbrook influencer named general manager of local hotel

The Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre welcomes Jennifer Bouchard to the team

by Julie Matchett
New warehouse being built.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments

Courier centres and continuing expansions part of Castlegar’s latest development projects

Castlegar is focused on attracting new investment and supporting and growing existing businesses

by Julie Matchett
Logging truck loading logs.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Forestry

Oversight board recommends less clearcutting in the Kootenays

The Forest Practices Board released a report that recommends better reforestation practices in B.C.’s dry fir forests, including less clearcutting

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Exterior of BC Interior Forestry Museum.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Forestry

B.C.’s Forest Basket—these forests are OURS

B.C.’s Forest Basket is featured in a new podcast series by the BC Interior Forestry Museum in Revelstoke, B.C.

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Aerial view of Castlegar in autumn.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Castlegar

Castlegar’s Economic Development Strategy requires feedback from residents

A community survey is being conducted to help develop a vision of Castlegar’s future

by Julie Matchett
New Business?
Do you have business news to share?

Are you a business owner—or know of a business—in the Kootenays with something new and exciting happening with the company?

Sonya Pope wears a black hat.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Make common sense common again with Life Essentials First Aid in Nelson

Sonya Pope, owner and instructor of Life Essentials First Aid in Nelson, B.C., is an ambassador for water safety and basic first aid skills

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Couple sitting in Backroads Brewing Company.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

16 thirst-quenching Kootenay craft-beer breweries to check out

Find award-winning beers at these local Kootenay area breweries

by Julie Matchett
Business Beat

Is your business one of the Top 100 Kootenay Employers?

Many diverse companies and businesses call the Kootenay area home. Fill out our form with your business information if you have over 50 employees.

Eve Duke smiles for a picture.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Education, Small Business

Selkirk Performance coaches business leaders to manage themselves and others

Eve Duke, business coach and founder of Selkirk Performance in Revelstoke, B.C., helps refine and align businesses

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Lucas Jmieff with Ginia Jmieff in the mountains with their four-year-old daughter.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business

Mountain Art Photo brings the beauty of the Kootenays inside

Lucas Jmieff, co-owner of Mountain Art Photo and Publishing in Nelson, B.C., specializes in landscape/adventure photography and canvas photo wall art

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