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.

View of ski hill and buildings.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

New website connects resort-based employers and job-seekers looking for their next working holiday

Understaffing at ski resorts and towns is a chronic problem and new website aims to help alleviate that shortage

by Julie Matchett
Steve Kuffler, left, and Justin Atterbury, owners of Taynton Bay  Spirits in Invermere pitch their products to the Dragons' Den panel.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality

With the Dragons slayed, Invermere’s Taynton Bay Spirits strives for world domination

A successful deal with the Dragons' Den inspires small-town craft distillery Taynton Bay Spirits to aim higher

by Julie Matchett
Riki Unrau smiles.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business

Kootenay author lets down her (bug-filled) hair

Riki Unrau, children’s author and owner of Soul Bird Studio in Cranbrook, B.C., has released a new book, Bethany Blair and the Bugs in her Hair

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Karen Kornelsen wears a hat and sunglasses with a black coat in front of a blue lake in the woods.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Technology

How to build your brand: Be authentic

Karen Kornelsen, owner of KG Creative in Nelson, B.C., helps market female entrepreneurs and nonprofits in the Kootenays

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Owners Mari Plamondon and  Alyx Graham-Taylor are standing in front of their restaurant counter, a new location for Wait's on Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine

Big-hearted Wait’s diner in Nelson just goes on and on

The iconic Wait’s News in Nelson, B.C., moved but hasn’t changed its generous heart

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A solar array installed on the rooftop of Castlegar City Hall.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Environment

Castlegar is committed to energy conservation

The City of Castlegar is dedicated to sustainability and renewable energy generation

by Julie Matchett
Shade Sails Canada staff is passing out bags from their second company at their Dragons’ Den appearance in October.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Environment, Retail, Small Business

Vibrant and stylish bags are created by the Green Bag Company in Revelstoke, B.C.

The Green Bag Company in Revelstoke, B.C., is creating upscale, upcycled bags of all sizes and shapes

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Rows of cupcakes in a clear container.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Small Business

Crumbs Cakery & Cafe cruises down the highway to Sparwood

A fixture in Fernie for the past four years, popular eatery Crumbs Cakery has relocated to Sparwood

by Julie Matchett
The Welcome to Creston sign is made of stone and shows fruit blossoms.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Small Business

Creston chamber awards are all about that local food

The first-ever Business Excellence Awards by the Creston Chamber of Commerce celebrated the area’s local food culture in many categories

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Revelstoke's bear statue creates people to the downtown.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke

Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce awards are truly unique for 2019

The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce handed out 13 awards at its annual Business Excellence Awards ceremony.

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Four staff of Alopex Couriers stand in front of one of their fleet vehicles, a black car with the company's name in white letters on the side of the car.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Transportation

Foxy Alopex Couriers trotting into the Kootenays

Expect swift service from Alopex Couriers, named after the Arctic fox and expanding with more trucks in the Kootenays and a new warehouse in Castlegar

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Amy Keonen sitting outside at table.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Community connection for women in Castlegar

Her HQ is a unique women-centred co-working and personal growth space in downtown Castlegar

by Julie Matchett
Trey, Gentry, Jacquelyn, Noah and Padn Konkin sit on a couch in a wooden home.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business

This reliable contractor has an award-winning reputation in Castlegar

Gentry Konkin, owner of PNT Contracting in Castlegar, B.C., runs an award-winning business with his family

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Cam Whitehead speaks next to a projected image.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Small Business, Technology

How the Kootenay tech community is thriving (and how you can too)

Cam Whitehead, executive director for KAST in Nelson, B.C., explains how Kootenay businesses can harness tech with simple steps

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Happy Gut water kefir is a live probiotic sparkling beverage.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Happy Gut on Dragons’ Den

Leeza Zurwick, owner of Happy Gut in Castlegar, B.C., will be on CBC’s Dragons’ Den on November 21, 2019

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Brydon Roe, Anne Murphy and Graham Harper are holding a black shade with an image of a dragon on it on Dragons’ Den on October 17.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business

Kootenay company sails to victory on Dragons’ Den

Shade Sails Canada is making waves and lots of shade sails in Revelstoke

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Company booth at a trade show.
West Kootenay, Trail, Technology

Metal Tech Alley company scores $1.5 million in funding to kickstart product expansion

Fenix Advanced Materials, part of Trail's Metal Tech Alley, specializes in the manufacture of ultra-high purity metals

by Julie Matchett
Darla Sparrow has sandy blonde hair and wears brown glasses.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Mandala Birth: a one-stop-shop for everything pregnancy and birth-related in Kimberley, B.C.

Darla Sparrow, owner and founder of Mandala Birth in Kimberley, B.C., has expanded her business as a doula

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Signpost with 'work, 'life' and 'balance' pointers.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Working hours: How does Canada compare?

We don't have it too bad - a look into the work-life balance around the world

by Julie Matchett
A black-and-white headshot of Chelsea Boyd Gibson
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business

Chelsea Boyd Gibson is an entrepreneur twice over

Kimberley’s Chelsea Boyd Gibson came back home to run two businesses, Meadowsweet Photography and Meadowsweet Yoga & Wellness.

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