Hairstylist Kellie Wolf styling a client's hair.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Wolfy’s Hair Den is open and fixing COVID hairdos in Kimberley

Pandemic bad haircuts and lessons learned by Kellie Wolf, owner of Wolfy’s Hair Den in Kimberley

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Carl & Sarah Kistner, owners of Stone Meadow Gardens, standing in a field of flowers.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Rossland, Salmo, Slocan, Agriculture, Cuisine

At the farm gate: Fresh food, flowers, fine wine and fanciful wares for sale at West Kootenay farms

Throughout the West Kootenay area, local farms and food producers sell directly to the public through roadside stands and farmgate sales

by Julie Matchett
Medals adorn six bottles of spirits on a patio table.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Cuisine, Small Business

Wynndel Craft Distilleries creates award-winning spirits in Creston Valley

Pat Meerholz, co-owner of Wynndel Craft Distilleries in Creston Valley, B.C., handcrafts award-winning brandy, gin, rum, vodka, liqueur and schnapps

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A glass and growler full of beer on a table with Erie Creek Brewing Company’s logo on the front.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Salmo, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Beer from Salmo’s new brewery is as natural as the water it’s made from

Colin Hango, owner of Erie Creek Brewing Company in Salmo, B.C., has created a family-owned and -operated nano brewery and lounge

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Graphic showing a small business owner.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business

Shop local and celebrate small business

Local businesses form the heart of any community. Has a local business gone above and beyond? Tell us about it.

by Julie Matchett
Display of goat milk cheese, assorted meats in basket.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Invermere, Kimberley, Agriculture, Cuisine

At the farm gate: Fresh food, flowers, fine wine and fanciful wares for sale at East Kootenay farms

Throughout the East Kootenay area, local farms and food producers sell directly to the public through roadside stands and farmgate sales

by Julie Matchett
The Happy Hills Farm booth at a market.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Environment

Here’s a list of Kootenay farmers markets to help with local food security

Here’s a list of all Kootenay farmers markets to help us increase our local food security

by Virginia Rasch and Julie Matchett
Sep
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Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

Farm Jam Festival - Colville, WA

Held in Colville, WA on the Labour Day weekend, September 4 to 6, the mission of the FarmJam Festival is to support musicians and other artists and entertainers. 

Simon and Stephanie Jones
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Real Estate

West Kootenay PropertyGuys.com franchise owners honoured by prestigious award

PropertyGuys.com franchise owners, Simon and Stephanie Jones, take home gold at the recent Canadian Franchise Association awards

by Julie Matchett
events
Submit your Kootenay event!

We want to hear about all the upcoming events in the Kootenays.

Downtown Revelstoke, including a statue of a bear.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business

Shop Local in Revelstoke

We’ve compiled a list of retail, takeout, delivery and professional service businesses that you can support in Revelstoke

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Downtown Trail, B.C.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business

Shop Local in Trail

We’ve compiled a list of retail, takeout, delivery and professional service businesses that you can support in Trail

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Smiling young man behind counter.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Small Business

Columbia Basin Trust program expansions offer assistance to struggling small businesses

Low-interest loans, wage subsidies and tuition funding are among the support measures being offered to the region’s businesses and residents.

by Julie Matchett
A bridge in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business

Shop Local in Nelson

We’ve compiled a list of retail, takeout, delivery and professional service businesses that you can support in Nelson

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The Columbia River runs through Castlegar.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Cuisine, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business

Shop Local in Castlegar

We’ve compiled a list of retail, takeout, delivery and professional service businesses that you can support in Castlegar

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