I am considering moving to the kooteny's some day. having only worked in vancouver though i am wondering how hard it is to find steady work with good pay for a ticketed carpenter. i have experience in forming, framing and finishing. i am also wondering how bad it was last winter during the recession. out here i was able to find work when things slowed down. i am getting tired of going broke just to pay the mortgage on a two bedroom condo. it would be nice to have a house for my family. if anyone can tell me what its like in the kooteny region that would be great. thanks.