Exodus of Millennials From Van- Good for Kootenays?

Millennials are moving in different ways than the generations preceding them. A pragmatic bunch, they are more inclined towards public transit – low cost transportation while also allowing them to stay connected and social with friends and work on their way to, and from their destinations. With cost savings and fitness in mind, they are …

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The Kootenays- Your Happiness Place!

Grow where you are planted… or so the saying goes. But what if where you’re planted is driving you crazy, or totally bringing you down?!   While genetics and upbringing determine our mood levels and sense of well-being to some degree, approximately 40 percent of our happiness is actually within our control. According to some …

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#DontHave1Million In Vancouver? Come to the Kootenays!

Recently the Huffington Post wrote an article (view article here) in regards to the extremely expensive housing prices in Vancouver, BC, and us here at Imagine Kootenay are going to take advantage of that article by giving you just a few more reasons (if you needed any) to relocate to the beautiful Kootenays! The article …

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West Kootenay RCMP Officer in ‘Most Canadian Photo Ever’ Goes Viral

Cpl. Shaun Begg’s from Kaslo in the West Kootenay took a picturesque pond hockey shot that is now B.C. RCMP’s most re-tweeted Twitter post! Article from CBC, view here. A West Kootenay Mountie, whose Twitter post shows him playing shinny in red serge on a mountain-top ice rink, says no one is more surprised than …

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Canada BC Job Grant

Canada BC Job Grant   The BC Chamber is continuing to drive solutions to B.C.’s skills gap challenge.   What is the Canada BC Job Grant?   The Canada BC Job Grant is a cost sharing program that helps employers off set the cost of training for new or current employees. The grant helps British …

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RED Mountain Among Top 50 in North America

Arne Petryshen Black Press   Five B.C. mountains made The Active Times’ list of the 50 Best Ski Resorts for 2014-2015 in North America. Four of those five mountains are in relatively close proximity for Kootenay skiers including Red Mountain Resort.   With more than 600 ski areas all over the continent Active Times used …

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Kootenay Job Creation up in 2014

By Liz Bevan, Times Staff The Kootenay Development Region created 3,100 jobs last year, but those numbers aren’t translating into opportunities for job hunters. In the 2014 State of the Basin Report, issued annually by the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (BCRDI), only 15 per cent of poll respondents said that there were sufficient job …

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