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Caley (Left), Torin and Andrew Bennett this past winter with goat barn and market gardens in background
Rossland, Agriculture Farming the Kootenay Mountains

The Kootenay Local Agricultural Society supports local agriculture with education, a tool library and a Kootenay certification.

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Rossland, Tourism Beer Goggles 2014: The 1st Annual Craft Brew Festival at RED Mountain Resort

Beer Goggles is set to become one of the largest festivals of its kind in eastern B.C.

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Rossland, Trail Lower Columbia region partners with Invest Kootenay

Invest Kootenay has announced its newest community partner: The Lower Columbia region.

Christine Andison stands next to family in a winter environment, she wears a black jacket and pink and red scarf.
Rossland Christine Andison

Whether it's about her community of Rossland or her position at Red Mountain Resort, Christine Andison believes in staying involved and positive.

A couple of mountain bikers ride over a rock on the trail.
Rossland, Environment Get out and have fun

Whether it’s biking to work or turning off the television to go hiking, getting active is rarely anything but a benefit in a number of ways.

Photo Fran Richards, Erik Kalacis, Deanne Stevens, Dianna Ducs, Anne Pigeon and Rebeckah Hornung accept the Best Community Tourism Initiative Award
Rossland, Tourism The best community tourism initiative

The Best Community Tourism Initiative – Winner Nelson/ Kootenay Lake Tourism, Red Mountain Resort, Tourism Rossland and Whitewater Resort

Mike McPhee and Darryn Shewchuk accept the Marketing Campaign of Year Award
Rossland, Tourism The Marketing Campaign of the Year – winner Island Lake Lodge and Mica Heli Skiing

Two new tourism awards were handed out at the recent Annual General Meeting of Kootenay Rockies Tourism held in Rossland.

Photo Amber Hayes of Rossland program manager for the BBA program
Cranbrook, Nelson, Rossland, Environment Basin businesses to benefit from enhanced program

CBT commits nearly $2 million over three years to Basin Business Advisors program

Carmen Adams smiles for the camera against a chalkboard and writing.
Rossland, Small Business “My passion is my work”

Carmen Adams of Fresh Photography in Rossland talks about loving her business, lessons learned and her interest in the written word.

Amanda sits on snowy ground with mountains behind and plays with a group of dogs.
Rossland, Retail, Small Business “Owning your own business is great”

Amanda Hamilton, Rossland’s Business Person of the Year, enjoys owning her pet supplies shop and helping it grow.

A skier in a yellow jacket carves down a powdery slope with snow-covered trees.
Rossland, Developments, Tourism Mixing Red and Grey

Red Mountain Resort in Rossland has a huge expansion underway with a new lift to the peak of neighbouring Grey Mountain.

Trish looks over her shoulder as she sets a box of truffles onto a tiered stand.
Rossland, Cuisine, Small Business The serious business of chocolate

Excellent business practices and the allure of chocolate share common ground at Mountain Nugget Chocolate Company in Rossland, B.C.

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Cranbrook, Rossland BC Venture Acceleration Program launches in East Kootenay

Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council offers support to tech startups and entrepreneurs through BCIC’s province-wide initiative.

A head shot of mayor Greg Granstrom. He has grey hair, a moustache and glasses, wearing a grey suit with blue shirt and tie.
Rossland A chat with Rossland’s mayor

The city of Rossland, B.C., has experienced some exciting new initiatives, which Mayor Greg Granstrom told us about.

Rossland Putting their heads together

Renovations are in the future for Rossland's famous Miners Hall.

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Rossland, Developments, Tourism Red Mountain Resort & Regional Economy get lift

Red Mountain Resort now in Top 20 of all North American resorts by terrain scale.

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Rossland Thoughtstream rockets to success

Thoughtstream, a comprehensive online stakeholder engagement system, makes the Rocket Builders 11th annual Ready to Rocket list.

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Rossland, Developments The power of three

Dan Eheler, Justin Tanguay and Mark Daugherty were three independent contractors who joined forces to form DJM Contracting Ltd.

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Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland An enviable arrangement

Castlegar is where Chris Bell and Nancy Trotman live their daily lives—but their homes are in Nelson and Rossland.

Head-shot of smiling, outdoorsy-looking middle-aged man wearing a flower-patterned shirt
Rossland Jim Firstbrook

Jim Firstbrook has created Thoughtstream, an online survey tool that inspires group learning and discovery.

Group of students and adults at an event.
Nelson, Rossland, Education, Technology RoboGames in the West Kootenay

A regional RoboGames event was enjoyed by Kootenay students, who performed some cool tricks with their robots.

by Lisa Crane
Broadly smiling man wearing  a black bowler hat and topcoat gestures with his right hand toward the festive lights on the street behind him
Rossland, Developments Beautiful, practical and ecologically sound

Rossland's infrastructure upgrades resulted in a beautified, safer and more user-friendly downtown core.

A crowd, including children, stand on a sidewalk behind yellow barricade tape
Rossland, Developments Rossland’s multi-level collaboration

Rossland's citizens and administrators worked with MOTI and contractors on a successful infrastructure upgrade

a skier skiing down a snowy mountain
Rossland, Tourism Heading to Red?

A new shuttle is available for visitors to Red Mountain Resort for the winter season.

by Lisa Crane
Man in business suit, wearing a Prestige Resorts name tag, stands beside a Christmas tree.
Nelson, Rossland, Tourism A day in the life: John Le Bleu, Prestige Resorts

John Le Bleu has worked his way up to the position of general manager of three Prestige hotels in B.C.'s West Kootenay.

people who own Big Red Cats in Rossland, BC
Rossland, Tourism Don’t hide inside this winter

Big Red Cats in Rossland can bring out the adventurer in you, and help you embrace the excitement of winter recreation.

Two-storey, flat-roofed, grey building bears a sign reading Flying Steamshovel Hotel Pub
Rossland, Tourism Steamshovel scoops platinum

The Flying Steamshovel Hotel and Pub achieved platinum ranking with readers of Kootenay Business magazine

Rossland, Developments Rossland gets a makeover

All throughout the summer, Rossland’s downtown core has been undergoing a huge renovation, including various improvements and upgrades.

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Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland KAST award winners announced

The KAST awards, held every four years, honour local businesses, organizations and individuals in four categories.

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Cranbrook, Golden, Castlegar, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Education, Environment Nine new members for CBT’s Youth Advisory Committee

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) provides advice to Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) with a youth perspective on a variety of issues facing today’s youth.

Two-storey, wood-faced house in a new subdivision in an alpine setting.
Rossland, Developments, Environment Building greener homes

The Bulfone brothers, developers of Evergreen Ridge in Rossland, B.C., build energy-efficient housing with the buyer's budget in mind.

Café seating in front of wall with Sunshine Café beaming sun logo.
Rossland, Cuisine The Sunshine Café spreads happiness

The Sunshine Café in Rossland, B.C., won seven awards in Kootenay Business magazine's 2012 Best Places to Eat and Drink.

Dawn Manning and her son, Simon Impey
Rossland, Retail A force to be reckoned with

Dawn Manning redefines what it means to be passionate; she not only brings a high level of energy and enthusiasm to her Rossland store, Bear Country Kitchen, but she also pulled off a feat of personal strength for her son that was nothing short of heroic.

Photo of Ken Stephenson, Iris Bengzer and Bill Pettigrew
Rossland A day of camaraderie and fun

This annual curling event was a terrific success.

by Don Vinish, Funspiel Chair, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #14
Three people stare at a map of the Columbia Basin.
Rossland Opportunity for young leaders

Register now for the Columbia River Treaty Young Leaders Conference.

Portrait of Terri MacDonald
Rossland, Trail, Developments A Columbia Basin pilot program could increase job opportunities in rural B.C.

The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute anticipates that an upcoming pilot project could provide the framework required to respond to some of the economic challenges in the Kootenays.

by Breanne Massey
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Castlegar, Rossland, Trail, Health & Wellness New medical spa location in Trail

Rossland and Castlegar Medical Aesthetics and Day Spas are pleased to announce that they have opened their Trail, B.C. location as of November 2011.

Rossland, Developments Mayor of Rossland invites communication

Mayor Greg E. Granstrom is passionate about improving the community of Rossland.

by Breanne Massey
Rossland, Retail Fresh powder for Potter

Ask Brian Potter what he likes best about running Rossland’s Powderhound, and you’ll find him stuck trying to narrow it down. He recently took ownership of the ski shop.

Kimberley, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail, Education, Financial CBT enhances youth opportunities in Basin communities

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is pleased to announce the first communities participating in its new Community Directed Youth Funds (CDYF) program.

Rossland, Trail, Technology, Tourism Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation launches new website

The Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation is proud to announce the launch of the their new website and eNewsletter.

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Rossland This city means business

Rossland was recently deemed one of B.C.'s best communities for small businesses.

by Glynis Fediuk
Rossland, Trail Bringing memorable moments to life

Doell Photo lives up to its many accolades with devoted staff and quality work

Rossland, Environment Knowledge is power

Rossland homes use significantly more power than the provincial average—but community members aren't turning a blind eye to the sobering stats. Instead, they've put themselves on an energy diet.

by Glynis Fediuk
man riding a horse in the mountains
Rossland, Tourism A venue for adventure

From historical entertainment to outdoor attractions, Rossland has it all.

Photo of Tammy Darough and Scott Moorey
Grand Forks, Castlegar, Nelson, New Denver, Rossland, Trail Insuring a future for the West Kootenay

In December of 2010, it was announced that a merger would take place between independent insurance providers, RHC Insurance Brokers Ltd. and Anderson Insurance.

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Rossland, Developments Right on the money

He came, he saw, he purchased—and now Fletcher Quince is working to improve the business scene in Rossland, renovating the historic Bank of Montreal and giving several businesses a home.

by Glynis Fediuk

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