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.

Artist's rendition of Oso building development in Golden.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Real Estate

Animating the downtown

This new development by Innovation Building Group houses eco-friendly spaces in a lively downtown setting

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Two men walk along a path in nature.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Mining

North Coal is climbing closer to construction in the Elk Valley

North Coal, an emerging steel-coal producer in Sparwood, B.C., is bringing the Michel Coal Project into reality

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Nathan Lieuwen, majority owner; Lee Pratt, Cranbrook mayor; Chris Hebb, BCHL commissioner; and Scott Niedermayer, a Hall of Fame NHL defenceman and part owner of the new Junior Hockey franchise, stand in front of the new Cranbrook Bucks logo at Western Financial Place.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook

Happy days in Cranbrook: Hockey is coming back to town

The Cranbrook Bucks will begin playing in the BCHL in the fall of 2020 and will try and follow in the footsteps of some great hockey teams

by Kerry Shellborn
Inside of tiny home.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

This tiny home hotel in Fernie is a first in Canada

Snow Valley Lodging in Fernie celebrated the grand opening of their tiny home concept on October 8

Car parked at EV charging station.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation

New rebates for EV charging stations make it easier to go electric

For an electric vehicle owner, at-home charging is now more accessible than ever thanks to rebates from the Province of BC, FortisBC and BCHydro

CFO Krystle Seed, CEO and president Ken Kalesnikoff, and COO Chris Kalesnikoff visit Kallesoe Machinery in Denmark to see their new state-of-the-art glulam line in action.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Environment, Forestry

Kudos to the Kalesnikoff Lumber Company

The fourth generation keeps Kalesnikoff Lumber Company a proud and successful enterprise with its forward-thinking approach to forestry

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Group of students who worked on trails.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education

Creating Destinations to be Desired

This summer, an enthusiastic group of youth gave a helping hand in the Basin, improving the condition of several high-use locations

Vehicles travelling on snowy highway, with Shift Into Winter logo.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation

With winter approaching, it’s time to plan ahead for safe driving

ShiftintoWinter.ca provides free tips and resources on how to stay safe in different driving conditions

People skiing down ski hill
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Tourism

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski area extends its season with new snowmaking technology

Family-friendly ski area in the heart of the B.C. Rockies improves facilities for the upcoming season

Contractor and home owner discussing renovation of house.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Real Estate

WorkSafeBC raising awareness of asbestos dangers in older homes

Risk of asbestos exposure most common during home renovations and demolitions

Outside of Kemlee dealership in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston

Kemlee Equipment and Kubota Expands With New Facility in Creston

The new building features a spacious showroom, functional sales and administration offices and a full service shop, parts and accessories facility

Outside of Buffalo Trails Coffee House, showing signs in window that they are moving.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business

Creston’s Buffalo Trails Coffee House on the move

Buffalo Trails will be taking over the former location of the Break in Time Cafe in Creston

Sparwood Mayor and Council at Komatsu Mining groundbreaking ceremony. Left to right: Councillor Brad Bowen, Councillor Ron Saad, Councillor John Baher, Councillor Joe Jarina, Mayor David Wilks, Councillor Amy Cardozo and Councillor Jason Christensen.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Creston, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Developments

Seven major projects are in the works around the Kootenays

The Kootenays sees growth and expansion across the region

by Julie Matchett
A conceptual drawing of one of five buildings that will make up the new College of the Rockies residence facility.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments

Work begins on College of the Rockies student housing facility

Students to be welcomed to the new facility in fall 2020

David Bonk, CEO, HomeFree Living was able to take his sustainable housing initiative to the next level thanks to research conducted by College faculty researcher Becky Pelkonen (centre), and overseen by Gaby Zezulka, Chair, Academic Innovation and Applied Research.
East Kootenay, Education, Financial, Small Business

College of the Rockies providing new round of research assistance

For-profit enterprises in the East Kootenay region with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees are eligible for up to $5,000 in research assistance

Red Mountain’s Nowhere Special hostel front entrance in Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism, Best of Business

Nowhere Special Hostel is a haven away from home

The Nowhere Special Hostel in Rossland, B.C., is a unique new version of the traditional hostel ideal, and is one of our 2019 Best of Business winners.

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Keith Powell
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Publisher Keith Powell steps into retirement

After 42 years of involvement in the local publishing scene, Kootenay Business publisher Keith Powell is retiring

Four young girls in high-visibility vests sit on a wooden staircase with bags of trash
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Environment

Cranbrook and Kimberley clean up

On September 20, Cranbrook and Kimberley volunteers joined a world-wide effort to clean up our communities and raise awareness about protecting our environment.

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Playground in park.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial

Outdoor gathering spaces enhanced

Trust provides over $1.9 million for 12 community projects

Caliper Machine & Hydraulics owner Mike Hambalek (left) and Troy Ross, Caliper GM, are shown here with some of the heavy equipment that comes to them for repair.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Mining, Small Business

Exciting expansion at Caliper Machine

Caliper Machine took a big step in 2019, investing in a second shop, almost tripling its workforce and planning more expansion on the City’s industrial land.

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