(L to R) David Kelly, mayor of Kimberley, B.C., and David Kelly, CEO of SkyFire Energy, at the SunMine official opening
Kimberley, Energy, Environment, Mining Sun power for Kimberley

The successful operation of the Kimberley SunMine increases the potential for economic development in that community.

Rob and Shelley Ramsay, owners of Canadog in Kimberley, B.C., stand in front of a colourful selection of harnesses, collars and leashes.
Business Beat, Kimberley, Animal Care, Retail Keep calm and mush on

Canadog is a thriving business for all things dog and dog-powered with a retail store in Kimberley, B.C.

Site of former Cervus Equipment location Cranbrook, now closed.
Kootenay BizBlog, Cranbrook, Creston, Retail, Small Business Cervus Equipment closes Cranbrook location—opens in Creston

A new Cervus store is now open in Creston, and the store will continue to provide service in the Cranbrook area with a mobile technician.

All guest rooms at Cranbrook's Days Inn have new furnishings.
Cranbrook, Tourism Days Inn refreshed

Visiting Cranbrook? Make the new and improved Days Inn your home away from home.

L to R: Brian Jones (Excel Geophysics and gravity expert), Brian Kostiuk (Sully vendor), Mike Kennedy (Sully vendor), Craig Kennedy (local prospector), Paul Ransom (Sully project manager)
Cranbrook, Kimberley, Mining Santa Fe Metals exploring near historic Sullivan mine

Vancouver junior divests Mexican property to raise financing for B.C. projects

by Peter Caulfield
Artist's conception of Nelson Landing development in Nelson, B.C.
Kootenay Homes, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate Nelson Landing now selling first phase of townhomes

Developer announces release of eight homes at new lakefront community

Picture of the old Tembec mill site in Cranbrook's industrial park.
Kootenay BizBlog, Cranbrook, Developments, Financial, Mining MGX Minerals agrees to buy former Cranbrook Tembec mill site for $3.7M

Pending mortgage and equity financing, MGX Minerals hopes to finalize the deal by December 2015.

Picture of the outside of the new Gym 67 in Kimberley, BC.
Kimberley, Developments, Retail, Small Business Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in Kimberley

Kimberley is seeing many unique and specialized businesses opening in the quaint mountain town.

A portrait photo of Derek Spring.
Cranbrook, Retail, Transportation Northstar Motors: 50 years in business

Derek Spring talks about the past, present and future of the General Motors dealership that has been a fixture in Cranbrook for the past half century.

by Kevin Miller
The ouside of Fernie Ford's new buidling.
Fernie, Retail, Transportation Fernie Ford relocates for the community — and the view

Local customers, local expansion and local presence will define the future of the new Ford facilities.

by Jillian Clark
A silhouette of 3 people in a business meeting with an upward graph in the background.
Money Talk, Cranbrook, Financial How to face the unpredictable market

"In a slowing economy, understanding and managing cash flow is of paramount importance."

A sepia head photo of Audrey Bisset.
At Work, Creston, Trail, Education Developing a love for music

Audrey Bisset travels from town to town helping people learn how to sing.

Marysville Views escarpment looking East along the St. Mary's River.
Kootenay Homes, Kimberley, Developments, Real Estate Marysville Views lives up to the name

Kimberley's newest residential neighbourhood is Marysville Views located on escarpment land above the junction of the St. Mary's river and Mark Creek.

by Nowell Berg
River Crossing at Shadow Mountain, Cranbrook.
Kootenay Homes, Developments, Real Estate Top 10 golf course real estate developments in the Kootenays

Living in close proximity to a golf course is many a golfer's dream—check out this list of the Top 10 golf course real estate developments in the Kootenays.

2015 Best of Business Awards
2015 Best of Business Awards

The 2015 Best of Business awards list is in—congratulations to all the winners and our best wishes for a successful year ahead

Picture of Jason Wheeldon and licensed assistant Kaytee Wheaton standing beside 'sold' sign in front of house.
Kootenay Homes, Cranbrook, Real Estate Cranbrook real estate prices on upswing in 2015—up 5.4%

Cranbrook's housing market sees a modest increase in demand over 2014.

Jill Bentley-Lobban is the face of the Kimberley Centex market
Kimberley, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Small Business Favourite food store diversifies

The Kimberley Centex Market provides basics like fresh veggies and homemade bread, and more exotic items like cricket-flour bars. Yum?

Randy Smith is the owner and operator of Parslow Lock & Safe Ltd. in Trail, B.C.
Milestones, Trail, Small Business Safe and secure in Trail

Parslow Lock & Safe is a senior citizen among businesses in Trail, B.C

Top 50 Companies
2015 Top 50 Companies

It's back-to-school time, but also back-to-business season here at Kootenay Business magazine as we compile our annual list of Top 50 Kootenay companies.

Nathan Troxel and Lee Tengum own and operate a small business in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Education, Financial, Small Business Small Business Week 2015

Education, support and challenge are elements of the strategy of the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Small Business Week.