The 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign for clean energy, led by the West Kootenay EcoSociety, continues to grow, adding No. 10: Fruitvale
Virginia Rasch writer profile
Virginia is a writer and editor with KPI Media. She is an avid outdoor recreationist in all seasons and has lived in the Kootenays for over 15 years. With degrees in the natural sciences, she has worked as a tour guide, an environmentalist, a writer, and an editor of books and scientific publications. Virginia now brings her passion for everything green to KootenayBiz.
Most recent articles by Virginia Rasch
Sucre Interactive Technologies in Fernie, B.C., uses virtual-reality technology for immersive safety training in mining and other high-risk industries
Dark Horse Innovations in Nelson, B.C., is a new B2B business in the outdoor product development industry
The Kootenays’ first-ever pitch competition for the tech sector was organized by KAST and attracted 25 entrepreneurs vying for valuable prizes
Emma Beaton, manager of the Slocan Valley Chamber of Commerce, has seen an uptick in people and businesses moving there since the pandemic
Business baron Brian Fehr is bullish on his four Kootenay businesses with more exciting plans forthcoming
The seed-to-vase movement is blossoming in Kimberley, B.C., in Ritual Gardens with locally-grown, sustainable cut flowers
The City of Cranbrook begins its fleet transition to EVs with the purchase of its first electric vehicle
Chocolate alchemist Beth Campbell of Viva Cacao in Slocan, B.C., has advice on scaling up a small business
Entrepreneur Chandler Lang has national aspirations for his Revelstoke Delivery platform
Pandemic pivot to virtual services is key to success of KCDS, helping both businesses and job seekers
What if you love your location but not your house? Do you buy a house or build one? Read how one Cranbrook couple took an unusual path to get their dream home.
Raylen Tress of Whiskey Hill Farms in Golden won Young Entrepreneur of the Year from the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce
Katie Yuris of All Pro Realty in Trail, B.C., won Business Person of the Year from the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce
Dan Nicholson and Jan McMurray, owners of The Valley Voice in New Denver, B.C., have faithfully contributed to the West Kootenay’s media diet for 17 years
Kootenay Computer helps with the digital divide and picks up a Business-to-Business Excellence Award from the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce
The third annual scarecrow contest is underway and sponsored by the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce.
The Forest Practices Board released a report that recommends better reforestation practices in B.C.’s dry fir forests, including less clearcutting
Attorney Alan J. Burch in Nelson specializes in wills, and he’s seen an increase in demand during the pandemic
A trip of goats are trained as targeted grazers for a unique business: Vahana Nature Rehabilitation in Ta Ta Creek, B.C.
Two Cranbrook homeowners bought their dream homes with the expeditious assistance of Sandy Smith Personal Real Estate Corporation
Kootenay companies innovate to help Canada become self-sufficient in PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic
Pandemic bad haircuts and lessons learned by Kellie Wolf, owner of Wolfy’s Hair Den in Kimberley
Two Cranbrook homeowners sold their homes easily and quickly with the assistance of Sandy Smith Personal Real Estate Corporation
Buying or selling a home during the COVID-19 pandemic in British Columbia? Yes you can!
What investors need to know about the West Kootenay Boundary Community Investment Co-op and the East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op
The WorkBC Centre in Trail opened at an opportune time—rising unemployment in the COVID-19 epoch
Revive the lost art of reading aloud during Earth Hour—Saturday, March 28th starting at 8:30 p.m.