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.

Suzan Hewat is serving her second term as the mayor of Kaslo, B.C.
West Kootenay, Kaslo

Kaslo: Historic and future-focused

Kaslo remembers and honours its history while actively working to achieve healthy growth and a secure future.

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Jillian and a young child she cares for
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, 40 Under 40

Caring for kids in Grand Forks

When Jillian Shannon opened her child-care centre in Grand Forks, she had no idea how warmly she would be welcomed.

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An artist's rendition of the future renovations planned for Cover Architecture's new building.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Small Business

Cover Architecture plans move to new building in the Fall of 2019

The brick building, which will become Cover’s new home, is located at the south entrance to Nelson’s developing Railtown commercial neighbourhood

Dan Wiebe stands outside his split-rail cedar fencing plant
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Kootenay Influencers

Dan Wiebe: Nakusp influencer

We’re calling Dan Wiebe an influencer in Nakusp, and he insists that he’s just one of many.

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The two owners, Petra and Tiffany Ware, are standing in their store with body care products on shelves behind them.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business

Your nose knows the difference in natural body care products

Petra Naturally in Cranbrook, B.C., expanded to offer even more natural bath and body products and loose teas

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MP Wayne Stetski
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Retail, Small Business

MP Stetski allocates more than $774,000 for summer jobs in Kootenay-Columbia

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program provides wage subsidies to aid employers in creating quality summer work experiences for youth aged 15 to 30.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - May 17

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

Hand holding a can of West Coast Pale Ale.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality

Fernie Brewing Co.’s Campout™ wins gold at Canadian Brewing Awards

The Canadian Brewing Awards is Canada’s national competition for judging the quality of Canadian manufactured beer

Rendition of new ferry vessel.
West Kootenay, Financial, Transportation

New vessel and terminal upgrades on deck for inland ferry route

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $17,176,667 to this project through the New Building Canada Plan

Three smiling  business-women holding bouquets of flowers: Shawna L'Heureux, Zen Mountain Float & Wellness, Kimberley; Anna Lamb, Pro-Fitness Gym,
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business, Influential Women in Business

Influential Women in Business awards, 2019

We congratulate all of the nominees to the Influential Women in Business list and thank them for their work and their contribution.

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Group of graduating college students.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial

College of the Rockies celebrates annual Awards Ceremony

Over $89,000 in scholarships, bursaries, and awards presented to students in the 2018/19 academic year

Two cans of Mt. Begbie Brewing Company's Stoked Winter Ale.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality

Two Kootenay-based craft breweries bring home National Beer Awards

The 17th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards were recently held in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.

Two women sitting down and talking.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment, Financial

Transboundary Conference scholarships available

The scholarships are made possible thanks to conference sponsors and co-hosts Columbia Basin Trust and Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

Career BUZZ logo
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - May 10

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

The Royal Alexandra Hall has a high, arched roof with wooden beams stretching across its ceiling. Bright, exquisite chandeliers hang low from up above.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism

Cranbrook History Centre: Come for the sublime Royal Alexandra Hall, stay for the choo-choo train

Melissa Roberts, tour guide for the Cranbrook History Centre and Royal Alexandra Hall, recommends touring the trains, hall and dino fossils

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(from left) Kathy Cloutier, Paper Excellence Canada; Brenna Baker, East Kootenay
Health Foundation, Gavin Baxter, Skookumchuck Pulp Mill
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Health & Wellness

Paper Excellence donates to East Kootenay Foundation for Health

Paper Excellence Canada has contributed a $25,000 donation to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health

WildSafe BC employee Johanne Lamoureux educates the public at a Bear Smart Community workshop.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment

Keeping Wild Things Wild

Columbia Basin Trust has been partnering with the British Columbia Conservation Foundation since 2009

Eight College of the Rockies students have earned eligibility to be certified as Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Personal Trainers. Pictured (l-r) Shady Shafik, Jani Vogell (instructor/examiner), Bradley Spurge, Jacqueline Adkins, Jessica Derheim, Andrea Older, Kat Wilkinson, Reanna Bonomo, Jireh Lastimosa.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness

Eight Kinesiology students eligible for CSEP personal training certification

College of the Rockies students have access to certification earlier than at many institutions

The Aqanttanam Housing Society in Cranbrook will be developing a new apartment building that will include 39 units.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Developments, Financial

More affordable housing options coming soon

The Trust supports five projects with $1.5 million to build 118 new units

Golf course with golf cart, water feature and fountain, against a mountain backdrop
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

PGA of BC comes to Copper Point

In July 2019, the G&G Golf Company and Callaway Golf PGA of BC Pro-Assistant Championship will be held at Copper Point Golf Club in Invermere.

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