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.

Brittney Dickson (on left) takes some women out for a ride during one of Stay Wild Backcountry Skills’ Ladies Sled Shred Camps.
West Kootenay, Golden, Small Business, Tourism

A Golden business idea

Brittney Dickson, owner, lead instructor and coach for sled and touring camps at Stay Wild Backcountry Skills in Golden, B.C., teaches courses for women

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Museum director Joelle Hodgins, museum president Libby Martin and collections manager Veronica Vareiro of the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre
West Kootenay, Rossland, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Best of Business

The Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre is built from the mine up

Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre takes home gold for its historical preservation and tourism efforts.

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Lorri and Chris McCready, founders of Thör’s Pizzeria, stand in front of rock formations in the Kootenays.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Small Business, Best of Business

Thör’s Pizzeria in Nelson, B.C. brings the hammer down on its competition

Lorri and Chris McCready combined their marketing and culinary skills to create an award-winning pizzeria.

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Centex Trading Centre
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Retail, Transportation

ʔaq̓am’s progressive new fuel station and retail store now open

The store is also part of the FLO Network and is equipped with two electric vehicle charging stations

Indoor view of Pacific Insight facility.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology

Layoffs hit Nelson’s Pacific Insight Electronics

Local West Kootenay employment agencies are holding job workshops to assist laid off workers

East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Spirit Rock Climbing–to the peaks of youth-friendly business

Spirit Rock Climbing Center took home the 2018 Kimberley chamber award for Youth Friendly Business, and it’s easy to see why.

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Trail-based Silver City Stagelines bus.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nelson, Trail, Transportation

Trail’s Silver City Stagelines now running from Nelson/Trail to Kelowna

Trail-based Silver City Stagelines Ltd. (SCSL) applied and was approved to operate a new bus service between Nelson/Trail and Kelowna

Nursing students check patient blood pressure.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness

College of the Rockies nursing students host free blood pressure clinic

Annual community clinic to take place at Tamarack Centre November 22

Graphic for East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Financial

Kimberley Chamber part of new East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op launch

The new EKCCI is seeking founding members and investors who wish to make an impact in their community

A new Centex gas bar has opened at the ?aq'am Trading Centre.
East Kootenay, Developments, First Nations , Small Business, Transportation

ʔaq’am Trading Centre opens Centex Gas Bar

Officials such as Chief Joe Pierre and ʔaq'am Community Enterprises CEO Christopher McCurry were on hand for the occasion.

Eagle Pass Lodge is the luxurious, intimate accommodation component of Eagle Pass Heliskiing, based in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Eagle Pass Lodge wins hospitality building award

Revelstoke’s beautiful little Eagle Pass Lodge has received the Thompson Okanagan Kootenay Commercial Building Hospitality Award.

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Ashlée Martin of Ashlée Dawn Photography in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Best of Business

Ashlée Dawn Photography excels in storytelling

Ashlée Martin uses her passion of photography to tell stories and showcase East Kootenay personalities.

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Career BUZZ logo
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 9 issue

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

Flagger holding up stop sign.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Transportation

Ktunaxa-owned businesses acquire largest traffic control company in the East Kootenays

The business has been purchased from local owners who will continue to support the new ownership in an advisory role

The Middletown Crossing site map shows the improvements that have been done at the intersection of Highways 3 and 43 in Sparwood.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Transportation

Sparwood builds a better crossing

Middletown Crossing’s design and sensor-controlled traffic lights result in a smooth flow of traffic at the intersection of Highways 3 and 43.

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Jennifer Roberts (School District 5) and Cheryl Lenardon (School District 6) receive a Canadian Award of Excellence on behalf of the Kootenay-Boundary Environmental Education Committee (KBEE), representing school districts 5, 6, 8, 10, 20 and 51.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment

Local educators take home awards at Canadian conference

The EECOM Awards recognizes both classroom teachers and community educators who demonstrate excellence in encouraging stewardship and sustainability

“I have always loved fashion and vintage clothing,” said Zabrina Nelson, owner of Revival Boutique. She runs the store with her business partner and daughter, Madyson Hartwig.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Retail, Small Business

Revival Boutique has been rebirthed in Castlegar

Zabrina Nelson, owner of Revival Boutique, has moved her clothing store from Rossland to Castlegar

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The Paper Excellence Skookumchuck Pulp Mill won Manufacturer of the Year.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business, Kootenay Manufacturers

Manufacturing excellence

The 2018 Kootenay Manufacturing Awards are given to outstanding companies of various sizes in our region

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Ryan and Lea Martin are the owners of Marzano, a new Neapolitan-style pizzeria inside Best Western Baker Street Inn in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Small Business

Marzano, a Neapolitan-style pizzeria inside Best Western Baker Street Inn, is a piece of Italy

Ryan Martin, owner of Marzano, a Neapolitan-style pizzeria inside Best Western Baker Street Inn, has brought Italian authenticity to the West Kootenay

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Sharyl Paull working with clients in the Instill Yoga Therapy Studio in Invermere, B.C.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Invermere welcomes Instill Yoga Therapy

Sharyl Paull helps people to listen to their bodies through healing touch, asking the right questions and creating a space of trust and support.

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