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.

Little girl taking a bundle of lettuce from a farmer's market vendor.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Financial, Health & Wellness

Increasing access to locally grown food

Columbia Basin Trust increases its support for farmers’ markets coupon program

Career BUZZ logo
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 12

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

After months of consultation and careful committee work, Selkirk College has released Building Remarkable Futures: Strategic Plan 2019-2024. Some of the college employees involved in putting the document together include: (L-R) Tessa Stark, Tiffany Snauwaert, Gordon Rein, Gail Crockford, Shana Rablah, Barb Ihlen, Angus Graeme and Bob Hall.
West Kootenay, Education

Selkirk College cements strategic roadmap for future

Selkirk College pledges to enhance the lives of both students and members of the community with their mission statement: "Together we build remarkable futures."

Lilina Lysenko holds a congratulatory bouquet and a xcertificate 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.

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Elizabeth Sutton from Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Invermere, West Kootenay, Education, Financial

Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship recipients announced

The scholarship awarded $3,300 to each of the students who have overcome adversity to pursue their educational dreams

Mickey and Sharon Tarasoff, along with daughter Shawna.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Castlegar businesses reap the rewards at the annual Chamber of Commerce Excellence awards

Castlegar businesses came together on Saturday, June 8 to celebrate their achievements at the annual Excellence awards

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

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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

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Students in the Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning and Forestry Programs restore reptile habitat at the Silver City Trap Club.
West Kootenay, Trail, Education, Environment

Selkirk College students participate in community-based restoration

A group of 50 students spent two days restoring habitat on the banks of the Columbia River for the Silver City Trap Club

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.

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Group shot of Eagle Graphite employees.
West Kootenay, Technology

Kootenay-based technology could expand clean vehicle range

Eagle Graphite will produce silicon/graphite battery anodes using its quarry in Passmore

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.

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Bee sitting on clump of yellow flowers.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Rossland, Environment

Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute to help municipalities adapt to climate change

Municipalities are on the front lines of climate change, so it is important they are developing plans and implementing actions to become more resilient

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.

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Front of Columbia Auto & Radiator Service in Castlegar.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Transportation

Auto repair shop takes old-fashioned approach with “treat your customers right” motto

"We want to be a good, old-fashioned automotive shop that treats people fair,” said Brandon Black, head of the Powerstroke Diesel division

Sign in window advertising the opening of Sushi Wood restaurant.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality

Sushi Wood now open in Nelson

The new restaurant is located at 702 Vernon Street, next to the Kootenay Co-op building

Students lined up in front of computers.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Technology

Selkirk College responds to need in Tech Sector with new program

A new Selkirk College program aims to prepare learners for a rewarding career vital in the foundation of tech

Wildfire in forest.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Tourism

$25K to Kootenay Rockies Tourism for emergency prep and communication

The tourism sector can play a critical role in keeping people safe, especially in rural and remote areas

Julie MacPhee, Controller, at the Jack Carter Elk Valley dealership.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Transportation

Calgary’s Jack Carter buys GM dealership in Fernie

One of Calgary’s oldest and biggest General Motors dealerships, Jack Carter GM, has recently purchased Denham GM in Fernie

Canada Day logo.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation

Make safe driving part of long weekend plans

Some advance planning and preparation can make long weekend travel easier and safer for everyone on the road