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Customizable Banana Bites

Customizable Banana Bites

We're in the thick of Summer which means we're always on-the-go. Hiking, camping, and frequent trips to the water park on sunny days. We're always trying to find the best energy bar but can often only find ones with certain ingredients in one and not the other that we want. So, why not make your own!? We've got a great recipe for quick and convenient Banana Bite snacks that are totally customizable. Have fun with interchanging ingredients to suit you (and your kids') taste profiles.    Our recipe contains 2 main ingredients, bananas and oats. The rest is entirely up to you! You can...

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The #RuralEV Revolution

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The #RuralEV Revolution

Are you familiar with Accelerate Kootenays? Let us fill you in! Accelerate Kootenays is Canada's first community-driven, collaborative strategy to build a clean transportation network. It is a 2-year, $1.5 million initiative of the Regional Districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary with support from Columbia Basin Trust, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Province of BC, Teck, FortisBC, and BC Hydro. (Source: AccelerateKootenays.ca) Aside from helping our environment to reduce vehicle emissions, how else can we benefit from electric vehicle transportation? A few additional benefits would be enhancing Kootenay tourism with charging stations located near high traffic and community hot spots, adding a new option of reliable travel throughout...

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A Boo-tiful Visit with a Big-Ass Bear

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A Boo-tiful Visit with a Big-Ass Bear

If you follow us on social media you'll have seen that half of team Kootz (Leah) spent the Canada Day long weekend in Golden, BC. If you're not familiar with Boo, he's a Grizzly bear that lives halfway up Kicking Horse Mountain. Our trip to Golden was a family event. With 2 energetic toddlers in tow, you can imagine that the excitement level to see a huge bear up close was pretty high. And Boo, he did not disappoint. Smarter than the average bear? Quite possibly Yogi, quite possibly! We headed up the resort hill on Canada Day morning. The clouds were...

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Yoho NP & Golden: Travel Highlights

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Yoho NP & Golden: Travel Highlights

Hey all! We hope your Summer is going well so far. Here are a few highlights from Leah's July Long family trip to Yoho and Golden, BC. Yoho National Park Yoho is such a treasure of a National Park. It's the smallest of the 4 adjoining parks (Kootenay, Jasper, and Banff) and its quaintness and general calm, compared to the often complete craziness of Banff, was perfect for a side trip from Golden. When travelling with 2 toddlers, it's nice to have a place where you can pack in a number of scenic views and hikes in a short amount of time. Yoho was great for...

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June 2018: Events and Travel

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June 2018: Events and Travel

Hi all! Summer is always a super busy time for us. We ramp up our Kootz Rootz market presence, do a lot of travelling with our families, and of course, spend as much time as we possibly can on Kootenay Lake. Here's a short re-cap of our month so far, and a few upcoming things we're excited to share with you. Accelerate Kootenays in Your Neck of the WoodsWe are super excited about our most recent collaboration with Accelerate Kootenays (@acceleratekoots). Check out our social media, and theirs, to see the custom shirts we designed for them that will be travelling all...

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