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 deer munching through a residential garden.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, West Kootenay

Deer-resistant plants: Avoiding destruction in your garden

Having a deer-resistant garden is possible with careful planning and some knowledge of suitable plants

by Julie Matchett
Graphic showing woman holding pencil looking at computer screens.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Small Business

Online survey highlights impact of pandemic to B.C. businesses

B.C.’s small businesses make recommendations on the types of support they would like to see from governments

by Julie Matchett
Graphic asking how COVID-19 is affecting your business.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business

How is COVID-19 impacting your business?

Businesses across the Kootenays are stepping up to help their fellow citizens—share your business story.

Packaging and product of Seedz Crackers.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business

Cranbrook’s crackers have healthy Seedz worth snacking on

Mal Paterson, owner of Seedz Crackers in Cranbrook, B.C., discusses why her snack is compelling for people with food allergies

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Staff at the Trail WorkBC Centre.
West Kootenay, Trail

The WorkBC Centre in Trail is ready to help, just not face-to-face

The WorkBC Centre in Trail opened at an opportune time—rising unemployment in the COVID-19 epoch

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The facade of Kimberley City Bakery is architecturally of Bavarian design.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Real Estate, Small Business

Catching up with Kimberley’s award-winning bakers

Eric and Michelle Forbes, owners of Kimberley City Bakery, are closing and selling their business

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Child standing in front of electric car.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Technology, Transportation

Kootenay Carshare Cooperative has gone electric

The Kootenay Carshare Cooperative now rents EVs and lets you rent your own EV out for a profit

by Jean-Marc La Flamme
A mother is reading a book to her young son.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Energy, Environment

Celebrate Earth Hour by reading aloud by candlelight

Revive the lost art of reading aloud during Earth Hour—Saturday, March 28th starting at 8:30 p.m.

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Distant view of Wandering Fern mobile cafe.
East Kootenay, Golden, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Caffeine meets adventure at the Wandering Fern Café

The Wandering Fern Café in Golden can help make your event memorable and fun

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Baker Hill Heritage Bed and Breakfast is a large brown house with many windows and colourful trees in the yard.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Tourism

So you want to run a B&B? Follow these 7 suggestions

Gladys Goss-Laing, owner of Baker Hill Heritage Bed and Breakfast in Cranbrook, outlines what it takes to run a successful B&B

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Owners of Fernie Distillers standing in their distillery room.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Health & Wellness

Kootenay distilleries are doing their part to help us in the COVID-19 pandemic

Four Kootenay distilleries are turning an alcoholic byproduct into a critically short commodity: Hand sanitizer for FREE!

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Outside of Western Financial Place in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

List of community closures across the Kootenay region

In an effort to help keep Kootenay residents safe and healthy, communities across the region are closing public facilities

by Julie Matchett
Owners of Pealow's Your Independent Grocer, Brian and Julia Pealow
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Small Business

Did Creston’s foodies pick the Creston Chamber awards?

The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce handed out 11 awards at its annual Business Awards gala

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The faces behind Kettle Down, a niche clothing line in Grand Forks, B.C. From left to right: Meagan Savaia, Stacey Smith & Hannah Baker.
West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Kettle Down settles down in Grand Forks

Fuelled by a love of fashion and a passion for their community, three local businesswomen create Kettle Down, a unique clothing brand

by Julie Matchett
Two women high-five while sitting across from each other at desks.
East Kootenay, Golden, Small Business

Get going to Golden’s new Go-Lab Co-working Space

Marloes van Lent, founder and owner of Go-Lab Co-working Space, has created a collaborative location for entrepreneurs to gather in Golden, B.C.

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Interior of gym with exercise equipment.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness

Find your tribe at The Den Performance Training Centre in Cranbrook

The Den, a new fitness centre in Cranbrook, empowers people of all ages to embrace their best self

by Julie Matchett
Aerial view of large home lit up at night.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate

Top 10 high-end luxury homes for sale in Kootenays

Searching for your Kootenay-area dream home? Check out these high-end homes that would suit any lifestyle

by Julie Matchett
Two men are standing in front of an exterior door to a building. They are Rob Stacey (L) and Lukas Armstrong, principals of Cover Architecture.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business

Several Nelson businesses are auspiciously on the move

Nelson business roundup: Here’s the latest news

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