Cuisine, Best Places in the Kootenays to Eat & Drink 2017

Check out our 2017 list of the best food and beverage outlets

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 18th issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

A photo of the moon covering most of the sun during a solar eclipse
Green Scene, Environment

Where will you be during Monday’s eclipse?

Watch wild animals during the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 and become part of the citizen scientist project.

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Erin Thompson and Brian Sondergaard with their dogs
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Kimberley, Animal Care

Kimberley Kritters caters to cats, dogs and everything in between

Erin Thompson and Brian Sondergaard are the owners of the new Kimberley Kritters Pet Boutique

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Leeza Zurwick
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness

Happy gut = happy life

Leeza Zurwick of Castlegar, B.C., has started up a new business that provides customers with water kefir do-it-yourself kits

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Trail Beer Refinery opened on March 25, 2017. It is Trail's first craft beer producer.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Craft beer comes to Trail

“We had pretty aggressive visions of where we wanted to go, and we’re just blowing those away.” —Mike Konkin, Trail Beer Refinery

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Sacha and Tyler from Cutter Ranch located in Fort Steele, in the East Kootenay, raise heritage pork, pasture chicken and beef.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Education New program helps agriculture grow

Services include expert advice on topics such as irrigation, pest control, production, water, soil, climate change and research.

Tom Thomson, Executive Director of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Nelson, BC

In this episode of Kootenay Business Podcast, publisher Keith Powell, talks with Tom Thomson, Executive Director of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce.

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 11th issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Rich and Annie Murphy bought the Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club in November 2016.
West Kootenay, Trail, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

Sparking change for the Smoke Eaters

The Trail Smoke Eaters hockey team has an upgraded facility and a revitalized fan base along with new club owners.

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Kootenay Homes, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate

Top 10 luxury homes for sale in Kootenays—Summer 2017 Edition

The Kootenays are home to some spectacular properties, as this Top 10 list proves.

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Mike Martin, mayor of Trail, B.C., admires the architectural design of the Riverfront Centre, which is scheduled for completion by year's end.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

Trail, B.C., booms

Trail’s mayor, Mike Martin, described the projects that are underway and the energy and attitude that are widely evident in his city.

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 4th issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Andras Lukacs became executive director of Tourism Rossland in March 2017.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Tourism

New era for Tourism Rossland

The new, social media savvy executive director of Tourism Rossland got there via Hungary, the U.S., and Canada’s Northwest Territories.

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Janet Borger is standing at her booth at the Kimberley Farmers Market, selling her chocolate bars.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Small Business

Take a taste on the wild side

Wild Wholeistic Chocolate is a new Kimberley, B.C., business that makes raw chocolate bars

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Todd Fyfe, owner and managing broker at Fernie Real Estate in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate

It’s a HOT Market: Fernie Real Estate Podcast with Todd Fyfe (Episode 2)

In this podcast, Todd talks about a busy 2017 real estate market in Fernie and Elk Valley with Kootenay Business magazine publisher Keith Powell

Kathy Moore, mayor of Rossland, B.C., loves the city's heritage character.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Environment

Roadmapping Rossland’s future

“Once you know what you’re going after, you can tie it to your financial plan, and then it’s like a road map.” —Kathy Moore, mayor of Rossland.

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Caitlin Berkheim, Tamara Mercandelli and Christel Hagn of Soulfood restaurant hosted a
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Soulfood for community

A “long table dinner” on July 27 at Soulfood restaurant in Cranbrook showcased local food and drink producers and their wares.

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College of the Rockies offers truck driver courses with the perfect classroom setting in the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Transportation

Summer road safety: Safe driving tips for truck drivers

College of the Rockies haul truck driving instructor shares his pet peeves on the road and tips for safe driving.

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Sarah Osadetz, WildSafeBC community co-ordinator for Golden, is standing next to a bear-resistant garbage bin.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Environment

Saving bears . . . one garbage bin at a time

Golden, B.C., is distributing bear-resistant garbage bins to decrease bear destruction

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