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A group of Silverton citizens hold up signs in support of the 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign.
West Kootenay, Nelson, New Denver, Rossland, Salmo, Slocan, Energy, Environment Five West Kootenay communities are leading the way in renewable energy

Five West Kootenay communities have signed on to the EcoSociety’s 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign. Meet the early adopters of change.

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BC Wildfire personnel working at clearing dead brush in forest.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Forestry Helping Basin communities prepare for wildfire

Trust supports nine communities with Community Wildfire Education Grants

Shawn Bethune, executive director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce, is winter-ready in his toque, full beard and winter gear.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Golden, Small Business New ED for Golden, B.C., chamber

Shawn Bethune is adding his support to province-wide efforts to alleviate the critical shortage in rental housing.

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Doris Hausleitner, with snowy mountain in background.
West Kootenay, Education Selkirk College Ecology instructor explores the world of wolverines

At home in the mountains, Selkirk College instructor Doris Hausleitner pursues her passion for wildlife research on the trail of the elusive wolverine

A headshot of Paul Bowolin
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial, Small Business 25 years of helping people plan their future

Nelson Family Financial Services is celebrating 25 years of close relationships

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 23

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Kate Letizia standing in front of bushes.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Energy, Environment City of Nelson hires Climate Change Coordinator

The Climate Change Coordinator position will implement initiatives to increase Nelson's capacity to reduce its climate impact

Eleanor Stacey.
West Kootenay, Nelson Civic Theatre upgrades will fulfill a mission

Nelson Civic Theatre Society executive director Eleanor Stacey is excited about major renovations at the much-loved facility

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Yuki Kianna Conne creating pottery.
West Kootenay, Nelson The art of the personal

Nelson’s Yuki Kianna Conne is an artist and entrepreneur who produces pieces that are both beautiful and functional from her North Shore ceramics studio

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Artist's rendition of Boston Pizza franchise.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Boston Pizza and DQ added to Fairfield Inn proposal in Revelstoke

The developers are planning to utilize a 'quick-build' construction method using modular, pre-fabricated units that are assembled on site

The Nelson Hydro dam.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay BCUC establishes process for inquiry into the regulation of municipal energy utilities

The BCUC is a regulatory agency responsible for the oversight of energy utilities and compulsory auto insurance in British Columbia

Brian McManus.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Brian McManus to step down as president and CEO of Stella-Jones

Stella-Jones Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of pressure treated wood products, with operations in several B.C. communities

Sepia-coloured photo of heritage house on city street.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate City launches 2019 Laneway House Design Competition

The City of Nelson is launching an open, two-round laneway house design competition

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 16

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Artist's rendition of Fairfield Inn and Suites.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Proposed 87-unit Fairfield Inn for Golden

The proposed hotel development is described as a six story building with 87 units, located on the Golden Donald Upper Road

Jann Schmidt, new District Principal of International Education.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education School District 8 announces New District Principal International

The Board of Education of School District No. 8 provides educational services to numerous diverse communities in the East & West Kootenays

Outside of Golden's Whitetooth Brewery.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Kootenay craft beer, wine and distilled products now worth $13.2 million (+21%)

Craft beer, estate wineries and craft distilleries continue to grow rapidly throughout the Kootenay/Columbia region

Black-and-white photo of a silvery-coloured diamond on a pile of fine, dark rock rubble
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Newest diamond for industry

They’re not the sparkling, “put a ring on it” kind, but these diamonds have huge value for all kinds of industries.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 9

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

A Unifab tradesman wears protective gear to meet welding safety standards.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business Unifab: fabulous fabricators

Unifab Industries of Grand Forks celebrates 20 years in the steel fabrication industry with continuing innovations.

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Close-up of huckleberries.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Environment Huckleberry harvesting restricted to protect grizzly habitat

The recent increase in commercial-scale huckleberry harvesting in the Kootenays has resulted in conflicts with grizzly bear foraging areas and damaged habitat

The cover of the Kootenay & Boundary Regional Adaptation Strategy report, showing a wheat field.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture New partnerships help Kootenay and Boundary farmers adapt to climate change

Climate change poses a unique challenge for B.C. farmers

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 2

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

An artist’s depiction of what the new affordable housing apartment building will look like in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Developments These 5 Kootenay cities are getting more affordable

Mark Brunton, Columbia Basin Trust senior manager, highlights the benefits of the Trust’s contributions to affordable B.C. housing

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B&W picture of the Ward Street building in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments Nelson CARES Society - Ward Street Place (Annable Block) heritage conservation underway

Renovating and restoring a building that is over 100 years old takes a team of skilled trades people

Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce building, with classic and vintage cars in parking lot.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Columbia Basin Culture Tour – August 10 & 11, 2019

The eleventh annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a fun weekend that combines a road trip with a customized cultural experience like no other

Judy Banfield of Nelson, in a garden
West Kootenay, Nelson, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Influential Women in Business, Kootenay Influencers Judy Banfield listens

Judy Banfield of Nelson has long been a source of support and influence for people at their most vulnerable times: infancy, youth, parenthood and advanced age.

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Small passenger bus on highway.
West Kootenay, Transportation New Highway #3 bus service gets rolling

Mountain Man Mike’s has received approval from the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board to operate a pair of routes hubbed out of Kaslo to Vancouver and Edmonton

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 26

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Kitchen design showroom for Spruced Kitchens
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Building the heart of the home

Caralee McKinney’s kitchen design business in Nelson is built on her design aptitude, skills and strong relationships with clients and colleagues.

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Group of Columbia Valley region recipients.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Kaslo, Salmo, Slocan, Trail, Financial Strong, vibrant communities are good for everyone

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is excited to announce the distribution of more than $57,000 in new grants

Credit union representatives at meeting.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Region’s Credit Union boards to proceed with “Consent to Present to Members” application on merger

Approval of merger business case a significant milestone for six area credit unions

Two people teeing off on lakeside course.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Tee it Up: Golf the Kootenays this summer and fall

The Kootenay Rockies is home to many golf courses, from nine-hole gems to challenging, championship courses

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Emplyees from D-Pace.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial, Technology Nelson’s D-Pace picks up $1 million contract and congrats from BC Minister of Technology

Owner and founder Morgan Dehnel started his D-Pace company more than two decades ago, in 1995.

Magnified piece of flake graphite
West Kootenay, Nelson, Energy, Environment, Mining, Small Business, Transportation Clean energy from Eagle Graphite

Eagle Graphite, near Nelson, has been granted $290,000 from the Province of B.C. to support the development of improved electric vehicle batteries.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 19

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

A woman with a hat leans on her car at a EV-charging station.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Rossland, Transportation Five Kootenay destinations will soon be more accessible for electric vehicle drivers

FortisBC is adding new Direct Current Fast Charge (DCFC) stations to its EV charging network in Rossland, Nelson, Kaslo, New Denver and Nakusp

Flooding in downtown Grand Forks, B.C.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Developments, Financial Canada and BC work in partnership to help protect residents and businesses of Grand Forks

Nearly $50 million is allocated for an important flood mitigation project in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary community of Grand Forks

Little girl taking a bundle of lettuce from a farmer's market vendor.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Financial, Health & Wellness Increasing access to locally grown food

Columbia Basin Trust increases its support for farmers’ markets coupon program

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 12

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

After months of consultation and careful committee work, Selkirk College has released Building Remarkable Futures: Strategic Plan 2019-2024. Some of the college employees involved in putting the document together include: (L-R) Tessa Stark, Tiffany Snauwaert, Gordon Rein, Gail Crockford, Shana Rablah, Barb Ihlen, Angus Graeme and Bob Hall.
West Kootenay, Education Selkirk College cements strategic roadmap for future

Selkirk College pledges to enhance the lives of both students and members of the community with their mission statement: "Together we build remarkable futures."

Lilina Lysenko holds a congratulatory bouquet and a certificate recognizing her as a 2019 influential woman in business
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Everyday law, exceptional lawyer

Through her law firm, Lilina Lysenko helps West Kootenay residents solve everyday—and sometimes exceptional—legal questions and issues.

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Elizabeth Sutton from Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Invermere, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship recipients announced

The scholarship awarded $3,300 to each of the students who have overcome adversity to pursue their educational dreams

Mickey and Sharon Tarasoff, along with daughter Shawna.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Castlegar businesses reap the rewards at the annual Chamber of Commerce Excellence awards

Castlegar businesses came together on Saturday, June 8 to celebrate their achievements at the annual Excellence awards

A computer-generated rendering of the new Kootenay Lake ferry.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Nelson, Transportation A new electric-ready ferry is set to arrive on Kootenay Lake in 2022

Michelle Mungall, MLA of Nelson-Creston, highlights some of the features of the new ferry set to arrive on Kootenay Lake in 2022

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Students in the Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning and Forestry Programs restore reptile habitat at the Silver City Trap Club.
West Kootenay, Trail, Education, Environment Selkirk College students participate in community-based restoration

A group of 50 students spent two days restoring habitat on the banks of the Columbia River for the Silver City Trap Club

Imogen Whale of Revelstoke
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Imogen Whale informs and influences

Imogen Whale, publisher of The Revelstoke Current, is a lover of reading, writing, Revelstoke and her family—not in that order, of course.

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Group shot of Eagle Graphite employees.
West Kootenay, Technology Kootenay-based technology could expand clean vehicle range

Eagle Graphite will produce silicon/graphite battery anodes using its quarry in Passmore

Bee sitting on clump of yellow flowers.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Rossland, Environment Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute to help municipalities adapt to climate change

Municipalities are on the front lines of climate change, so it is important they are developing plans and implementing actions to become more resilient

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West Kootenay, Rossland Crafting in the Kootenays

Sarah Elizabeth Fibreworks is an integral part of Rossland’s arts and culture community.

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