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.

Logging truck loading logs.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Forestry

Oversight board recommends less clearcutting in the Kootenays

The Forest Practices Board released a report that recommends better reforestation practices in B.C.’s dry fir forests, including less clearcutting

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Brittney Dickson sits on her snowmobile while looking at her laptop in the mountains.
East Kootenay, Golden, Small Business, Tourism

Take a COVID-safe avalanche safety course to get set for winter

Brittney Dickson, owner of Stay Wild Backcountry Skills in Golden, B.C., is brining avalanche safety training online

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Exterior of BC Interior Forestry Museum.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Forestry

B.C.’s Forest Basket—these forests are OURS

B.C.’s Forest Basket is featured in a new podcast series by the BC Interior Forestry Museum in Revelstoke, B.C.

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Infographic showing funding from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial

Columbia Basin Trust annual report reveals positive community impacts

The Columbia Basin Trust 2019/20 Annual Report shows over $97 million provided for the Basin region

by Julie Matchett
(L to R) Brad Brown, Emma Foyle, Jenn Wood, Petri Raito, Ryan Arnaud, Nate Miles, Hayden Hamming and (second row in front) Ryan Macdonald.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Cuisine, Small Business

Rossland Beer Company: Here for a good time

Petri Raito, co-owner and COO of Rossland Beer Company, explains why locals choose to chill in their lounge

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Kids crouched on ground examining something with magnifying glass.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education

First bilingual youth Science & Tech Program launched in Kootenays by KAST

Celebrating Kootenay biodiversity, the GLOWS program is part of Science Literary Week 2020

by Julie Matchett
Jackie Miles, owner of CityScout
East Kootenay, Golden, West Kootenay, Small Business

What is a ‘relocation concierge’ and why did one just move to Golden BC?

A relocation concierge, CityScout offers personalized service to help make a move easier

by Julie Matchett
Jennifer Bouchard, new General Manager at the Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality

Passionate Cranbrook influencer named general manager of local hotel

The Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre welcomes Jennifer Bouchard to the team

by Julie Matchett
C. Lee Smith is CEO of SalesFuel, a sales intelligence firm in Columbus, Ohio.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Retail, Small Business

1 in 12 salespeople are toxic troublemakers: Here’s how to avoid hiring one

Hire Smarter, Sell More: An interview with book author C. Lee Smith on hiring top sales staff

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Welcome to Fernie sign.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business

Nominate a deserving Fernie business for this year’s Business Excellence Awards

Nominations for the 2020 Fernie Business Excellence Awards are open until September 7

by Julie Matchett
Aerial view of Castlegar in autumn.
West Kootenay, Castlegar

Castlegar’s Economic Development Strategy requires feedback from residents

A community survey is being conducted to help develop a vision of Castlegar’s future

by Julie Matchett
Ground Floor Co-Working space showing stairs and upstairs offices.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, Fernie, Invermere, West Kootenay, Nelson, Revelstoke, Small Business, Technology

Seven Kootenay co-working spaces (and one on the horizon) offer community and creative collaboration

They’re a growing trend across the Kootenays—check out this list of the region’s co-working spaces.

by Julie Matchett
Close-up of Valerie Semeniuk, owner of Kootenai Moon Furniture.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail

Turning a pandemic into a positive: Essential advice from a Nelson retailer

The key to coping with COVID-19 is kindness, says Valerie Semeniuk, owner of Kootenai Moon Furniture in Nelson.

by Julie Matchett
Kootenay Pitch Competition graphic.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Small Business, Technology

Have a technology-based idea? The Kootenay Pitch Competition is your chance to turn it into reality

Entrepreneurs and startups are invited to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of judges at the first-ever Kootenay Pitch Competition

by Julie Matchett
A large eagle made of steel framework.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments

Fly eagle fly—over Harmony Park in Cranbrook

Ron Demaniuk has steel fabricated a screaming eagle statue in Cranbrook’s Harmony Park

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Attorney Alan Burch sitting at his desk.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial

Peace of mind during COVID-19? Get your will done!

Attorney Alan J. Burch in Nelson specializes in wills, and he’s seen an increase in demand during the pandemic

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Mandi Lunan sits on the floor wearing an apron while working on her laptop.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Small Business

Need guidance? Hire a food business coach!

Mandi Lunan, food business coach, is bringing her expertise to the Kootenays in Warfield, B.C.

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Kids playing on a log.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley

Send your kids on a summertime adventure in Kimberley and Cranbrook

Wildsight is hosting fun summer day camps for kids ages seven to 12

by Julie Matchett
(L to R) The owners of Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap—Fred Williams and Jesse Roberts.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business

Pandemic predicament: 5 Tips to help Kootenay business owners survive and recover

Jesse Roberts, co-owner of Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap in Cranbrook, B.C., offers advice on how to reopen business during COVID-19

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