New Community Hub Breaks Ground

Members of the Tobacco Plains Indian Band will soon have a safe and welcoming space where they can access services and come together. Yesterday was an important day as the community and supporters gathered to break…

Planting the Seeds of Success

By mid-June, vibrant green Simpson and Red Sails lettuce are ready to pick at Cranbrook’s 3 Crows Farm, with Salanova and Romaine coming along soon. These are some of the Columbia Basin-grown greens, grains, meats and…

A Pumped-up Community

Cam, Scott and Shawn Robertson are brothers who, early in their 20 years of business partnership, learned to work through their differences and align themselves toward a common goal. The Taghum Stop full-service gas station, liquor agency and convenience store, 10 kilometres west of Nelson, is a testimonial to that healthy relationship.

Putting #Nakusp on the Map

It looked like an ordinary Facebook post: a snapshot of a flyer announcing a 2017 Valentine’s Day contest at the Nakusp Hot Springs. The text encouraged viewers to “like” the page and share the post to…

Creating Summer Memories

Often it’s the dramatic natural beauty and restorative peace and quiet that draw people to the Columbia Basin initially, and keep them coming back year after year. And that’s what attracted Rick Chartraw here as well, a few years after he retired from a 10-year hockey career that included four Stanley Cup wins with the Montreal Canadiens.

Celebrating Success

On the western shore of Lower Arrow Lake, about an hour and a quarter south of Nakusp, the tiny community of Edgewood is home to a thriving business that is all about celebration. Okanagan Ribbons manufactures…

New Beginnings

Retirement for a business owner can be challenging. Not only do you have to re-envision your lifestyle, but you must decide what to do with the business itself.

Global Reach, Local Talent

In India, a man trains to be yoga teacher. Two dozen women gather to get “back to nature” at a tipi village in Oregon. A healing centre in Peru teaches guests about plant medicine. What do these have in common? Technology developed in Nelson, BC.

History Revitalized

When silver was discovered in the West Kootenay in 1891, thousands of fortune-seekers swarmed to the area. The community of Kaslo formed and bloomed, and was incorporated in 1893. Five years later, it erected an impressive…

Growing Our Wetlands and Grasslands

Our region is known for the grandeur of its mountains, lakes, rivers and forests. Yet wetlands and grasslands are also vital to its ecology. The goal is not only to restore the landscapes, but to ensure…

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