Life in the Kootenays

Breathing New Life Into Historic Trail

The Dewdney Trail is 720 km of historic trail that served as a major thoroughfare in mid-19th century of the province. The trail was a critical factor in the development and strengthening of the newly established British Colony of British Columbia, connecting mining camps and small towns that were establishing along the route during the …

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Hikes in the Kootenays – Waterfalls Edition

With all there is to see and do in the Kootenays, hiking is often at the top of the list for most folk, residents and visitors alike.   Getting out into the vastness of our wilderness outdoors, where peaks loom and pristine, turquoise lakes beckon is an activity that promotes ecological consciousness, good health and …

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“An Exciting New Development” – Medical Training in Rural Areas

Enticing new medical practitioners to rural areas is always a challenge and it takes a particular individual to embrace the challenges and the possibilities of rural life. Thanks to effective training programs for young medical professionals based in smaller communities, these young doctors get to acclimate as students, receiving training in real-life, hands-on situations with …

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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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