Communities

  1. Ainsworth Hot Springs
  2. Canal Flats
  3. Castlegar
  4. Christina Lake
  5. Cranbrook
  6. Creston
  7. East Kootenay
  8. Elkford
  9. Fairmont Hot Springs
  10. Fernie
  11. Golden
  12. Grand Forks
  13. Invermere
  14. Kaslo
  15. Kimberley
  16. Nakusp
  17. Nelson
  18. New Denver
  19. Radium Hot Springs
  20. Revelstoke
  21. Riondel
  22. Rossland
  23. Salmo
  24. Slocan
  25. Sparwood
  26. Trail
  27. West Kootenay

Recent Communities articles.

A head shot of Tammy Darough, CEO and CFO of RHC
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business

Improving your insurance options at RHC

With 9 branches in the Kootenays, RHC Insurance is going wide by joining Hub International Insurance Brokers

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Nikki Luxton smiles while holding the handle of the door to enter Studio Bronze.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Get your glow on at Studio Bronze in Castlegar

Nikki Luxton, owner of Studio Bronze in Castlegar, B.C., provides tanning after work and on weekends

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Kendra Johnston smiles on a pier in Vancouver, B.C.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining

Q & A with Kendra Johnston: AME’s new President and CEO

Kendra Johnston, President and CEO of AME, is optimistic about jobs, economy and reconciliation in 2020

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Lower Kootenay Band Chief Jason Louie receives the BC Medal of Good Citizenship.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston

Two Kootenay residents receive BC Medal of Good Citizenship

The Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes individuals who, through exceptional long-term service, have made outstanding contributions to their communities

by Julie Matchett
Board of Directors, BC Chamber of Commerce.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Call for nominations for BC Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

BC Chamber of Commerce represents over 125 local chambers across the province, with a membership of over 36,000 small and medium-sized businesses

by Julie Matchett
Close up of inside of metal printer.
West Kootenay, Trail, Technology

First 3D metal printer in rural Canada arrives at MIDAS Lab in Trail

The 3D metal printer is big news in the Kootenays as having access to a machine of this kind will be felt throughout every local industry and sector

Aerial view of the Ridley Terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Mining

Teck and Ridley Terminals ink agreement to increase shipments

A new deal signed between Teck Resources Limited and Ridley Terminals Inc., will allow Teck to expand its steelmaking coal shipments to the B.C. coast

by Julie Matchett
Close up of flat wooden house shape, magnifying glass and computer keyboard.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate

How does your 2020 property assessment compare with those of other Kootenay communities?

The Kootenay Columbia region saw 2020 property assessments increase across all municipalities, ranging from one to 11 per cent.

by Julie Matchett
Jillian Rutherford and Andrew Hayden, owners of Fernie Distillers, won Entrepreneurs of the Year.
East Kootenay, Fernie

Fernie Chamber awards Entrepreneur of the Year to a beary-friendly business

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce handed out 13 awards at its annual Business Awards gala

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Woman sleeping in bed.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness

Opening of Castlegar Sleep Centre offers sweet dreams

The Castlegar Sleep Centre provides patients with consultations and sleep diagnostic services

by Julie Matchett
Rural Evidence Review logo, with health care building in background.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Health & Wellness

Have your say on rural health care challenges

The Rural Evidence Review survey aims to better understand and provide rural health care planning in British Columbia

by Julie Matchett
Classic Blue paint sample
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020 is a classic

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020 reflects our desire for a stable and dependable foundation

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Store front at Pulse Boot Lab and Ski Co., showing wooden front desk and 'boot bar' beyond.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Retail

Taking ski boot-fitting to an international level

Revelstoke's Pulse Boot Lab and Ski Co. is stoked by worldwide interest in its revolutionary boot-fitting system

by Julie Matchett
Johnny Strilaeff, President and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Education, Financial

Trust CEO looks ahead to 2020

Anniversary year will focus on extensive public engagement and symposia as Trust renews strategic priorities

by Johnny Strilaeff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Basin Trust
The West Kootenay EcoSociety accepts the award for Business of the Year. Pictured are (L to R) Audry Durham, board member; Alyssa Taburiaux, Trail outreach co-ordinator; Natasha Edmunds, community organizer; and Trail councillor Paul Butler.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Small Business

Sustainability—and beer—were on tap at the Trail chamber Business Excellence Awards

The Trail and District Chamber of Commerce handed out 11 awards at its annual Business Excellence Awards ceremony

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Group of people smiling and celebrating.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Kaslo

Three more West Kootenay communities vote to go green

Three more West Kootenay communities have signed on to the EcoSociety’s 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign: Castlegar, Warfield and Kaslo

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Blair McFarlane reading book to group of children in library.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Education, Financial

Internship creating opportunities at Invermere Library

Columbia Basin Trust's Career Internship Program opens doors for recent post-secondary graduate

by Julie Matchett
Jeremy and Sarah Smith and their three children in their store.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business

Unique Creston furniture store has an eye for design

Dombelltay Custom Furniture specializes in live-edge wood furniture and products

by Julie Matchett