Snow Intel

Amidst the Victorian architecture of downtown Revelstoke, at the foot of the Selkirk Mountains, sits an unassuming brown brick building. During the summer months its exterior crawls with ivy and things are relatively calm inside. In…

2015 Snapshots

Get Intimate with Your Watershed Delivered by Wildsight, the Trust’s Know Your Watershed program teaches grade eight students where their community’s water comes from, how it’s treated and where it goes—and has reached almost 3,100 students…

Putting Youth in the Driver’s Seat

Small-town living, for all its wonderful attributes, can leave the calendars of youth a little lacking in social life, extracurricular activities and opportunities. But in New Denver, the historic and picturesque community of 600 on the…

Room and Board

While vacationing in the Kootenays, Annette and Larry Plett saw a little business for sale in Meadow Creek. By October 2014, they’d moved from Kelowna to become the proud owners of Drifter’s Restaurant, the village’s longstanding…

Prescription for Growth

What started out as pharmacist Michelle Gray’s vision for an ideal community pharmacy with a focus on health and lifestyle has quickly grown into an essential service for customers throughout the Kootenays. Andy and Michelle Gray…

A Destination Pint

After 20 years it’s time for Revelstoke’s craft brewery to expand it’s operations. For nearly 20 years, Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. has been satiating people with its craft-brewed beers, served throughout British Columbia and into Alberta,…

Underwater Invaders

“Zebra” and “quagga” may sound perfectly paired to star in a kids book, but their presence in the Basin is anything but playful.

Broadening Access to Broadband

Imagine: no Netflix, no online banking, no Netflix, no Skyping or FaceTiming out-of-town family. In some rural areas of the Columbia Basin, residents have had to learn to live without. Internet access is too slow, or…

Forging a Profit

Like many of the communities sprinkled along Kootenay roads, Crawford Bay has been a magnet for creative, free-spirited people who have turned their passions into successful businesses. This includes jewellers, glass blowers, broom makers, weavers and…

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