The Kootenay Association of Science & Technology (KAST) is thrilled to announce that NSERC's (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) PromoScience program has awarded GLOWS, our youth program, $95,000 to support…
South Nelson Elementary School
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Nakusp Elementary School Student, Paityn Smith, Wins Kootenay Contraption Contest

Paityn Smith solved the contest’s climate change challenge by imagining a unique way to help preserve Caribou and their habitat The Kootenay Contraption Contest, organized by KAST in partnership with FORTIS BC this past winter, was a massive…
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Pushing the Limits of Innovation, Design and Restoration in Railtown

The Building of Nelson Innovation Centre By Karen Kornelsen With the opening date of the KAST’s Nelson Innovation Centre (NiC) just around the corner, crews are working hard to put the finishing touches on a building rehabilitation…
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A Transformational Approach to Navigating the Healthcare System

How one local nurse-turned-entrepreneur is changing patient’s lives By Karen Kornelsen   When you or someone you love gets sick, it can feel like your world just got flipped upside down. Finding or accepting a diagnosis can be…
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KAST Memberships Have Arrived! Get Yours Today.

  Join our Kootenay tech community and reap some righteous rewards!  Are you a tech company, entrepreneur, innovator, visionary or service provider? Yah? Well you should join KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology)…