Press Clippings

    Check out the 3rd annual list of the best places to eat and drink in the Kootenays!

    Kootenay Business is pleased to bring you this new list of award winners that recognizes readers’ favourites when it comes to eating and drinking establishments in the Kootenays. This list was compiled from nominations submitted by our readers who completed the reader survey printed with an earlier issue this year.

    It’s possible to enjoy this Columbia Valley jewel — without bumping into your neighbours
    By Sarah Deveau, For the Calgary Herald

    "It’s nice to know the locals don’t mind the hordes of my city brethren, but I wondered if it was possible to visit Invermere without running into the whole of northwest and southwest Calgary?

    Retailer Spotlight: Kicking Horse Coffee, Invermere BC
    By Chris Ryan

    The town of Invermere isn’t exactly a specialty-coffee powerhouse. Though its location in eastern British Columbia between the Canadian Rockies and the Purcell Mountains provides plenty of picturesque backdrops, the outpost—with a population of 3,000 that swells to about 10,000  when tourists descend in the summer—

    This Columbia Valley community may be small in size but it is showing huge leadership when it comes to sustainable initiatives.
    By Kristen Mitchell

    The community of Invermere has signed on to the carbon-neutral B.C. plan with targets through till 2020. It has also created a community sustainability plan called Imagine Invermere.

    CRAZY ABOUT KICKING HORSE — Invermere’s Kicking Horse Coffee Company has placed 2nd two years in a row in Fair Trade Canada’s Karma contest.
    By Joshua Estabrooks - Special to ­The Pioneer

    Local caffeinated success story, Kicking Horse Coffee, recently placed second in a national contest presented by Fair Trade Canada. The Karma campaign was a contest run by the organization that gathered votes from consumers across Canada as to what their favourite Fair Trade company is.