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East Kootenay Child Care Needs Assessment - About the Region

This list includes links to general profile information about the communities that were covered as part of Phase One of the East Kootenay Child Care Needs Assessment which was completed 2014-15. The summary info for each community is from Further detailed link info is included within each of the specific community lists.

Canal Flats, BC

Canal Flats is a village located at the southern end of Columbia Lake, the source of the Columbia River in British Columbia, Canada. In 2006, it had a population of 700. Canal Flats is on Highway 95, in the Kootenay River Valley, part of the Rocky Mountain Trench, between Skookumchuck and Fairmont Hot Springs.

Cranbrook, BC (including Moyie, Fort Steele, Bull River & Warner)

Cranbrook (including Moyie, Fort Steele, Bull River & Warner )

Cranbrook ( Ktunaxa: ʔa·kisk̓aqǂiʔit ) is a city in southeast British Columbia, located on the west side of the Kootenay River at its confluence with the St. Mary's River, It is the largest urban centre in the region known as the East Kootenay. As of 2011, Cranbrook's population is 19,364, with a census agglomeration population of 25,037.

Moyie is an unincorporated community in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. It is located on Highway 3, 19 miles (30 km) south of Cranbrook on the eastern shore of Moyie Lake. Once known as Grande Quete, the origin of Moyie's name is, via the river of the same name, thought to be the French word mouille, meaning wet.

Fort Steele is a heritage town in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. It is located north of the Crowsnest Highway along Highways 93 and 95, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Cranbrook. Fort Steele was a gold rush boom town founded in 1864 by John Galbraith.

The Bull River is a 117-kilometre (73 mi) long tributary of the Kootenay River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is part of the Columbia River basin, as the Kootenay River is a tributary of the Columbia River.

Creston, BC

Creston ( Ktunaxa: kxunamaʔnam) is a town of 5,306 people in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The town is located approximately 10 kilometres north of the Porthill, Idaho border crossing into the United States and about a three-hour drive north from Spokane, Washington.

Invermere (Including Wilmer and Spillimacheen), BC

Invermere ( Ktunaxa: Kyaknuq̓ǂiʔit) is a community in eastern British Columbia, Canada, near the border of Alberta. With its growing permanent population of almost 4,000 (including Athalmer and Wilmer), swelling to near 40,000 on summer weekends, it is the hub of the Columbia Valley between Golden in the north, and Cranbrook to the south.

Spillimacheen is an unincorporated settlement in the Columbia Valley of British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the confluence of the Spillimacheen and Columbia Rivers, upstream from and southeast of the town of Golden.

Wilmer is a small settlement near Invermere, British Columbia. The settlement was originally known as Peterborough and was founded in 1886. The explorer David Thompson founded a Northwest trading company post near the present-day site of Wilmer after crossing the Rockies via Howse Pass in 1807.

Kimberley (Including Wasa, Ta Ta Creek and Skookumchuck)

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