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.

(L to R) Patrick Carrick, Toni Coward and Pete Bourke in front of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce sign.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Tourism

One-on-one with Pete Bourke, executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce

Pete Bourke, executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, has seen businesses in the region adapt as needed this past year

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Downtown Grand Forks
East Kootenay, Grand Forks, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business

Grand Forks, B.C., is filling up its vacant retail spaces via a unique economic development idea

Downtown revitalization in Grand Forks, B.C., was led by a unique five-week initiative

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Nelson welcome sign and downtown Nelson.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson

Two Kootenay cities made the annual list of rankings compiled by BC Business

The annual BC Business “Most Resilient Cities in 2021” list includes Nelson and Cranbrook

by Julie Matchett
Jackie Rhind.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Positive or negative: Revelstoke-based company Ovry aims to end pregnancy test stigma

Ovry is a brand of affordable, high-quality pregnancy and ovulation tests available for online purchase.

by Julie Matchett
Chandler Lang standing beside truck.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, Transportation

Entrepreneur Chandler Lang in Revelstoke has big plans for his small-town delivery service

Entrepreneur Chandler Lang has national aspirations for his Revelstoke Delivery platform

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort views.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism

Pow! 12 ski resorts in the Kootenays and Canadian Rockies to find legendary powder

Itching to hit the slopes? Check out this list of 12 ski destinations in the Kootenays and Canadian Rockies region

by Julie Matchett
Amanda Mary laughs while wearing a dress in front of an orange bridge in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business

Brand photographer Amanda Mary—the Kootenay’s new hype girl—has arrived in Nelson

Amanda Mary, owner of Amanda Mary Creative in Nelson, B.C., uses her photography to help businesses build confidence in their brand

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The exterior of The Grater Good has wooden railings and large lined windows.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business

Good to great: Kimberley’s Grater Good has new owners

Floris and René Steenkamp, new owners of The Grater Good Kitchen Supply Company in Kimberley, B.C., are excited to share their passion for cooking

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owners of Two Birds Deli
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business

The owners of Two Birds Deli in Cranbrook have spread their wings

Maraih Tarasoff and Marina Stropky started off as high school friends at Mount Baker, and ended up being well-matched business partners

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Mason and Sophie Denis, owners of Backwoods Sauna.
West Kootenay, Salmo, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business

A Backwoods Sauna is a perfect experience gift for those you love in the West Kootenay

Here’s a new idea from Backwoods Sauna in Salmo, B.C.: A rental and mobile wood-fired sauna

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owners with their three small dogs, wearing cute little boots
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Animal Care, Retail, Small Business

Kimberley pet owners are in love with this store

Erin Thompson and Brian Sondergaard are the driving forces behind Kimberley Kritters - a wildly successful pet supply store in Kimberley, B.C.

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Aleitha Harvey smiles in front of her sign for her restaurant, Ella’s.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business

A taste of Jamaica has touched down in Cranbrook

Aleitha Harvey, owner of Ella’s restaurant inside Best Western Cranbrook Hotel, has created an authentic Jamaican experience in the Kootenays

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Valley of the Springs is our region’s newest winery.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Wineries are sprouting up in the cooler Kootenay climate

The Kootenays are an emerging wine region in B.C. Here’s a list of the 7 Kootenay wineries—and 1 meadery

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Aerial view of Dock N Duck pub.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business

Top 10 unique businesses for sale in British Columbia’s Kootenay region

Check out these 10 unique businesses currently for sale in the Kootenay market.

by Julie Matchett
Kris Eliuk has black-rimmed glasses, a stubbled face and a grey Yoshi hat.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business

This hometown Cranbrook entrepreneur fidgeted and spun his way to success

Kris Eliuk, owner of Yellowday Energy in Cranbrook, makes functional metal art, including flashlights, high-end fidget spinners, patches and bottle openers

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Melissa Welsh and Mike Irvine smile next to each other.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education

Live It is changing the way educators teach and children learn online in the midst of the pandemic

Mike Irvine and Melissa Welsh, founders of Live It in Nelson, B.C., are delivering online programs, featuring stories that bring the natural world to life

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Raylen Tress on tractor.
East Kootenay, Golden, Agriculture, Animal Care

Raylen Tress won Young Entrepreneur of the Year from the Kicking Horse Country Chamber

Raylen Tress of Whiskey Hill Farms in Golden won Young Entrepreneur of the Year from the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce

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