Communities.

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  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 Bitcoin machine.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial, Technology

Nelson’s Burrell Grocery home to the Kootenays, first and only, Bitcoin ATM

BankBit, a company owned and operated by Nelson-resident Ben Glickman, recently installed a Bitcoin machine in the convenience store.

East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Technology

Make the year colourful and bright with 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year

The 2019 Pantone Color of the Year has been announced. Here’s how you can make the most of it in your interior and online design.

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New members of College of the Rockies' Indigenous team (l-r) Jo Ann Smith and Karen Smith, look forward to working with the Ktunaxa Nation to continue to improve the education experience for Indigenous learners in our region.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, First Nations

College of the Rockies announces new members of Indigenous team

Director, Indigenous Strategy and Reconciliation, and Indigenous Education Coordinator welcomed

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 18

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

Andrew Crozier in front of Christmas trees.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Tourism

College of the Rockies Business Management student completing semester in Andorra

Agreement between College and University of Andorra adds to international exchange opportunities for College students

A student looking through a pair of binoculars.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment

Students “Do and Learn” in their wild backyards

Environmental education programs have immediate and long-lasting effects

Joey Christensen has set Yogi Berri Café’s foundation in concrete at a commercial location.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine

Yo yo, Boo Boo, Yogi Berri ain’t movin’ anymore

Joey Christensen, owner of Yogi Berri Café in Trail, B.C., has more food options than a pic-a-nic basket

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Jason Wheeldon is a successful Realtor in Cranbrook, and a tireless community volunteer.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers

Cranbrook influencers

Successful in their busy day-jobs, these are people who find time and energy to enrich their community.

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Bruno Tassone, mayor of Castlegar, wears the official chain of office
West Kootenay, Castlegar

Bruno Tassone moves into the mayor’s office in Castlegar

The new mayor of Castlegar is well acquainted with infrastructure and what it means to the city’s ability to function.

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View of lake.
West Kootenay, Environment, Financial

Darkwoods conservation area to grow

The Nature Conservancy of Canada receives $650,000 from Columbia Basin Trust

Ange Qualizza, mayor of Fernie
East Kootenay, Fernie

Ange Qualizza talks about priorities

“Economic development is about turning community visions into plans and implementing them to achieve goals.” — Ange Qualizza, mayor of Fernie

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Karl Sterzer, mayor of Canal Flats, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats

Karl Sterzer is a man with a mission

After years of struggling with its image and its economy, Canal Flats is on the threshold of becoming “Village Beautiful, Village Prosperous.”

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Gillian Sanders with a tranquilized grizzly bear
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial

Reptiles, grizzlies and more to benefit from $1 million

29 projects receive Environment Grants from Columbia Basin Trust

BC Transit passengers relax and take in the sights on a stress-free journey/commute.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation

For an easy ride, take the bus

Convenient, affordable transportation is key to a community’s livability, and BC Transit is providing that key in many small communities.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 11

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

Milena Huebener (L) and Kyla Gent are the owners of Glow Decor Rentals in Invermere.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business

Furniture that Glows

Kyla Gent and Milena Huebener, owners of Glow Decor Rentals in Invermere, B.C., rent vintage and modern lounge furniture for idyllic weddings and events

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Al Miller, owner of Home Hardware in Invermere, was elected mayor of the District of Invermere in October 2018.
East Kootenay, Invermere

Al Miller wins the mayor’s job in Invermere

Al Miller, a 30-year resident of Invermere, is a business owner and the district’s new mayor.

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Following a tour of the new dam, RDEK Electoral Area B Director Stan Doehle (right) congratulates project lead Brian De Paoli, RDEK Engineering Technician (left) on the substantial completion of the project.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments

Tie Lake Dam Project largely complete

Construction started this fall and included raising the height of the dam to allow for more freeboard, installation of seepage control and a new spillway

David Wilks is the mayor of Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Sparwood

David Wilks maintains a clean community during his 2nd stint as mayor of Sparwood, B.C.

David Wilks, mayor of Sparwood, B.C., utilizes his diverse background of professions to better serve his municipality

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