Mark Rossi, a UBC Okanagan student, outside the Revelstoke visitors' centre

Business retention in Revelstoke

To encourage growth and success in its business sector, Revelstoke has invested in identifying the challenges faced by local businesses.

First affordable housing project near completion in Creston

Creston needs affordable housing for its families.

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Faith Saunders offers customers at Save-On-Foods in Cranbrook a taste test of some of her jams and jellies. The truth is in the tasting

Saunders Family Farm in Windermere produces a delicious, preservative-free product line of jams and jellies, and there are u-pick options too.

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Junior dragon's den panel Junior Dragons Den returns to the Charles Bailey Theatre, May 1, 2015!

The Junior Dragons Den, modelled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den”, is a West Kootenay-Boundary wide business contest for youth entrepreneurs.

Chris Earle and Crystal Dillabough in front of the window at the newly opened Baker Street Cafe. Living a dream at the Baker Street Cafe

Crystal Dillabough and Chris Earle have opened Baker Street Cafe in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Leona Lim, Key City Gymnastics; Brandy Adams, Blue Lake Forest Education Society; David Hull, Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce; and Maureen Frank, Sam Steele Society Evaluating excellence

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Excellence Awards gala is a milestone event for the business community.

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A head and shoulders photo of Anette Hagman.  She is smiling and wearing a red blouse. Dial up the awards

Anette Hagman has won four Top Performer awards from Bell Canada

by Virginia Rasch
(L to R) Wendy Booth, vice-chair, RDEK; Keith Powell, publisher, Kootenay Business magazine; David Hull, Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce; Wesley Graham, acting mayor, City of Cranbrook; and Don McCormick, mayor, Kimberley, B.C. Business community, think regional

A panel discussion among Cranbrook and area community leaders revealed their shared belief in collaboration and regional focus.

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Kickin’ Career? What do you love about your job?

We want to get to know people who work and play in the Kootenays. Tell us who you are and what you love about your job.

Braeden Fairbairn standing on the engine of a train. A dream job on the train

Braeden Fairbairn loves being a train conductor with CP Rail

by Virginia Rasch
Roger Austin of Austin Engineering in Trail. High-energy start up

Austin Engineering in Trail, B.C., is a new high-energy engineering company

by Virginia Rasch
Faceshots of a man and  women with the mountains in the background. Elk Valley Snow Shepherds finding success

Justin Boehm and Nicole Matei have carved out a niche for themselves by providing authentic snowmobiling experiences in Fernie, B.C.

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First group of rescue team members to receive underground training - Front row (L-R) Preston Engel, Steve Kallies, Cory Robinson, Collin Kilford, Matt Peterson Back row (L-R)  Brent Roberts (Staff), Josh
 Kendrick, Miles Potter. Underground mine rescue training returns to Teck’s Elkview operations

After 30 years, teams at the coal mine go back to their roots and practice underground rescue.

by Nowell Berg
David Walls (L), president, College of the Rockies, and David Wilks, MP Kootenay Columbia Support for industrial training

Thanks to grants from the federal government and Columbia Basin Trust, the College of the Rockies can offer more trades training.

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Our Kootenay Business writer takes a look at one of the sculpures in Castlegar's highly successful Sculpturewalk program. The world comes to Castlegar

After just five years, Castlegar's Sculpturewalk program has achieved a global reach.

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West Kootenay Regional Airport. Castlegar developing long-term economic strategy that includes the airport lands

Working to make the West Kootenay Regional Airport more accessible even during inclement weather.

by Nowell Berg
Scott Deydey of Wigwam Media fly fishing on his down time. A Wigwam river runs through it

Fernie’s Scott Deydey uses his love of fly fishing to spark creativity as a web designer.

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Heritage building and historical monument in Fernie, B.C. Fernie, for charm and adventure

In the 1960s, Fernie was a little-known mountain village with its roots in mining. Now, it’s a world-class outdoor adventure destination.

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Peter LeCouffe standing with a red jacket on, is holding a drone. A kickin’ career flying drones

LeCouffe, a youthful entrepreneur at 25 years old, said, "Every time I send that (drone) up, my heart gets going.”

by Virginia Rasch
Elkford, B.C., is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains Elkford: Wild and shrewd

A remote location with excellent amenities and services makes Elkford, B.C., an appealing town in which to live, work and do business.

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Cranbrook Youth in Business event
A business opportunity for Cranbrook youth

Until April 30th, locally-owned businesses will have the opportunity to show how much they value youth as customers and community members.