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.

The owners of Track Street Growers standing in a field
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Cuisine, Small Business

Track Street Growers has taken root in Revelstoke

Sarah Harper and Stu Smith bring the Revelstoke community together through the bounty of their harvest.

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Owner of Love and Lemons standing in a garden
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business

When life gave her lemons, this entrepreneur built two successful Castlegar companies

Marie-Pier Dionne arrived in B.C. with a backpack, $100 and a dream—now she owns a bilingual daycare and aromatherapy line in Castlegar.

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Marloes Van Lent, leaning against wooden wall. There's a sign on the wall that says
East Kootenay, Golden, Financial, Small Business

Day2Day Books in Golden cultivates efficiently-run businesses with cloud-based accounting services

Based in Golden, B.C., Day2Day Books is a highly experienced bookkeeping company

by Julie Matchett
Stacey Brensrud has long brown hair and wears a grey shirt and red scarf. She smiles in the photo. Snowy trees are in the background.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, Tourism

One-on-one with Stacey Brensrud, executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce

Stacey Brensrud, executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, highlights why Revelstokians have reason to be stoked for their city

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A blue sign that says Blue Canoe Orchards next to a box of cherries on a stump in the midst of a cherry farm.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Agriculture, Cuisine, First Nations , Small Business

Creston’s new Blue Canoe Orchards is doing everything imaginable to put fresh cherries in YOUR hands

Trent Mason, Aboriginal owner of Blue Canoe Orchards in Creston, B.C., aims to distribute fresh cherries throughout the Kootenays

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Shawna Bryant has black-rimmed glasses and dyed blonde hair.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Small Business, Tourism

One-on-one with Shawna Bryant, executive director of the Elkford Chamber of Commerce

Shawna Bryant, executive director of the Elkford Chamber of Commerce, highlights accomplishments of the past year and issues to address in the future

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Owners of Stone Meadows Gardens riding bikes and carrying flowers.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture

Say it with flowers . . . sustainable local ones from flower farms in the Kootenays

The consumer trend towards buying locally-grown flowers is booming in the Kootenays as proven by this list of 10 flower farms

by Julie Matchett and Virginia Rasch
Daniel Holden smiles, wearing black-rimmed glasses and a salt and pepper beard.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business, Tourism

One-on-one with Daniel Holden, general manager of the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce

Daniel Holden, general manager of the Kimberley Chamber, has implemented a variety of necessary changes to bolster Kimberley’s presence

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Derrek Kittson stands in front of his business, Central City Shoes.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Tourism

One-on-one with Castlegar Chamber President Derrek Kittson

Derrek Kittson, President of the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce, is excited about a new Chamber building and upgraded infrastructure on Columbia Avenue

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Lake and mountains in background.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate

Rocky Mountain real estate: 10 waterfront acreages in the Kootenays

Waterfront and acreages are among the most desirable pieces of real estate. Check out our list of 10 prime Kootenay properties.

by Julie Matchett
Craig Wood is one of five partners in Wild North Brewing Co., and it was his idea to open a craft brewery in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality

Craft beer lovers have poured into Wild North Brewing Co. since its May opening in Creston

Craft beer lovers in Creston, B.C., are tipping a glass (or two) to the new business in town—Wild North Brewing Co.

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Lisa Ziebarth, manager of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce.
East Kootenay, Creston

One-on-one with Lisa Ziebarth, manager of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce

Lisa Ziebarth, manager of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, loves how community-minded Creston is

by Julie Matchett
(From L to R), Hannah Baker, Stacey Smith and Meagan Savaia are the faces behind Kettle Down, a niche clothing brand that celebrates the Kootenays.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business, Tourism

12 small businesses that design and create unique Kootenay-inspired clothing

Find uniquely home-grown Kootenay clothing, wearables and gear from these 12 local businesses

by Julie Matchett
Patrick and Loie Robertson standing beside vinegar barrels.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Small Business

An artisan vinegar maker in Fernie, B.C., is part of the slow food and slow travel movements

Based in Fernie, B.C., Robertson Estate Wine Vinegar produces the perfect Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar that is sought after by top chefs

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Kieran Poznikoff holding a piglet.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Animal Care, Cuisine, Environment, Small Business

Ki Mana Acres Farm found its niche in pasture-raised meat in the Kootenays

Ki Mana Acres Farm near Creston, B.C., is a model for regenerative agriculture and meeting the demand of discerning consumers

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Jeremiah Woods standing in front of row of VW vans.
East Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Gettin’ groovy at this Golden, B.C. campground outfitted with vintage VW vehicles

Jeremiah Woods is the owner of a large fleet of VW vehicles and now he’s created a campground in Golden, B.C., to share his love of the iconic brand

by Julie Matchett
Interior of Frisky Whisky Tapas Lounge, showing bar area and three art-deco style lights above bar.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Cuisine, Financial, Retail, Small Business

Kudos to Creston’s 2021 Business Excellence Award winners

11 awards were handed out at this year’s virtual Creston Business Excellence Awards gala

by Julie Matchett
Dave MacLeod, CEO of ThoughtExchange
West Kootenay, Rossland, Education, Technology

A world-class, Kootenay-based company: ThoughtExchange’s beginnings and phenomenal growth

With CEO Dave MacLeod at the helm, ThoughtExchange in Rossland, B.C., has seen 1,000 per cent year-over-year use of the tech platform

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Dave MacLeod, CEO of ThoughtExchange
West Kootenay, Rossland, Education, Technology

Dave MacLeod, CEO of ThoughtExchange, has amassed collective intelligence to write a leadership book

A new book by CEO of ThoughtExchange Dave MacLeod, Scaling Conversations: How Leaders Access the Full Potential of People, is a goldmine of insights

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Mario DiBella has light white hair and wears a grey shirt.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Technology

Kootenay entrepreneur’s specialization led to Martech’s business growth and spin-off companies

Mario Dibella, owner and president of the Martech Group of Companies in Castlegar, B.C., discusses how his company has maintained unprecedented endurance

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