Meet the 2020 Kootenay Contraption Contest winners!

We had a blast judging all the contraption entries we received (almost 160!) and every single applicant, not just the winners, deserve a big round of applause! We want to thank our event sponsor, FortisBC, for their generous support which…
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Meet the KAST Team!

Meet the people behind the name. KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) has four full-time employees and one part-time employee (and some pretty amazing contractors) who all work extremely hard to support our region’s…
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New Video Explores "What is TECH?" and How it Impacts the Kootenay Region

We asked six Kootenay Tech leaders one big question...What is TECH? Whether you’re just learning about the thriving tech scene here in the Kootenays OR you’ve been a part of it for a while as a tech worker, startup or business...this…

Tales of a Fourth Grade Maker: Rossland Student Wins Kootenay Contraption Contest

From what we know, Georgia Boone is a true maker (and our reliable source is her parents!). She really likes making things like bath bombs, cookies, hot chocolate and she sells them in the town square in Rossland. She seems to be a very creative…

Kootenay Tech Survey Places Focus on Sector Enhancement

  As a part of an ongoing effort to support retention and expansion within the technology sector, KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) has partnered with researchers at Selkirk College’s Applied Research &…
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GLOWS Launches First Bilingual Science & Tech Program in the Kootenays

For Science Week 2020, GLOWS will highlight Kootenay Biodiversity with unique multimedia programming      The GLOWS (Growing & Learning Opportunities with STEAM) youth program, run by KAST (Kootenay Association for…