Nicole Du Vent sits on her countertop in her new health food store, Eat Pure Mountain Market, in Golden.

A new health hub

A new health food store opened in Golden in December: Eat Pure Mountain Market

Creston BC business
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Creston is known for its pastoral beauty, vineyards, prolific market gardens and life-giving wetlands. Oh, and for its beer. Is there more that we should know?

Airport manager Tristen Chernove, operations manager  Jamie Roche, financial manager Krystal Porter. (LtoR)
Cranbrook, Kimberley, Developments, Transportation Airport is an important part of the Kootenay region’s future

"We can invite the world, we can get any where in the world.” Tristen Chernove, airport manager.

by Nowell Berg
Mark Jackson (left), CP superintendent Kootenay division with David Hull of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce.
Kootenay BizBlog, Cranbrook, Developments CP to close Cranbrook rail yard and open inter modal truck loading facility

CP will invest some $300 million installing new train tracking technology throughout the Kootenay division.

Yellow daisies in the forground, with Mt. Fisher and the steeples slightly blured in the background.
Kootenay Homes, Cranbrook, Real Estate River’s Crossing is a premier mountain community

River's Crossing is surrounded by nature, yet only 10 minutes from Starbucks

Volunteers build the raised planters for the Rotary Gardens in Radium Hot Springs.
Green Scene, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Radium Hot Springs, Trail, Agriculture, Environment Community gardens are greening up the Kootenays

Five community gardens across the Kootenays grow social capital as well as plants

Amy Cardozo owns and operates Crumbs Cakery & Café in Fernie, B.C.
Business Beat, Fernie, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism Crumbs Cakery goes mainstream

Crumbs Cakery & Café is located at #1, 562 - 2nd Avenue, Fernie, B.C.

Indoor garden
Kootenay BizBlog, Nelson, Agriculture Social enterprises celebrated

Non-profits benefit from Columbia Basin Trust program.

Green Scene, Environment, Small Business Looking for eco-heroes

Earth Day Canada will award $5,000 for its Small Business Hometown Heroes Award

Family-style European inn with cloud-covered mountains in the background and blue sky above
Kootenay Homes, Christina Lake, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Invermere, Nelson, Real Estate Luxury homes in the Kootenays

Top 20 most expensive homes for sale in the Kootenays in 2015

The 2014 West Kootenay Winners
Castlegar, Cranbrook, Fernie, Nelson, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Congratulations Nominees — 2015 Influential Kootenay Women in Business Awards

You are invited to attend the 2015 Influential Kootenay Women in Business Awards luncheon.

A two story craftsman style home.
Kootenay Homes, Castlegar, Christina Lake, Cranbrook, Creston, Grand Forks, Kimberley, Nelson, Trail, Real Estate Stop dreaming and start building

Harmony Homes puts your design and building project under one contract

Reception at the Royal Alexandra Hall, Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Education, Tourism Cranbrook History Centre is now official

The former Canadian Museum of Rail Travel has a more inclusive focus as the Cranbrook History Centre.

A sign on a lawn says
Kootenay Homes Four tips for successfully marketing an open house

Use creative marketing to get people through the door.

Kevin and Lora Goodwin with the still at Kootenay Country Craft Distillery.
You Can Do That Here Bottling the Kootenay spirit at Kootenay Country Craft Distillery

Kevin and Lora Goodwin use mountain spring water and locally grown grain to produce award winning spirits at their distillery near Winlaw.

by Andrew Zwicker
Three workers in safety gear are at their work site on a recently built resource road.
Green Scene, Environment, Forestry, Mining Leadership needed for B.C.‘s resource roads

B.C.'s resource roads are a multi-billion dollar asset that needs inventorying and active management

Paul Whittingham and Stewart Medford welcomed golfers to the Cranbrook Golf Club in late April.
Milestones, Cranbrook, Tourism A century of golf in Cranbrook

The founders of the 100-year-old Cranbrook Golf Club and the dedicated volunteers who worked with them created an enduring recreational oasis.

Danielle Cardozo was elected to Cranbrook City Council in November 2014.
Cranbrook, Nelson Danielle Cardozo, influencer

Cranbrook city councillor Danielle Cardozo is guided by a few core principles, the wisdom of her mentors and her own self-knowledge.

Nelson BC business stories
On deck: Nelson and Kootenay Lake communities

We are covering the Nelson and Kootenay Lake communities in the next issue of Kootenay Business magazine—and we want your input.

The Ross family home at Forest Crowne, Kimberley B.C.
Kootenay Homes, Kimberley, Developments Residents of Forest Crowne love the lifestyle

Living in Forest Crowne is like living in a picture postcard.

AZcreative's Andrew Zwicker is an entrepreneur who loves nothing more than getting the word out about other creative types in the Kootenays
At Work, Rossland, Education, Small Business Being open to serendipity

AZcreative's Andrew Zwicker is an entrepreneur who loves nothing more than getting the word out about other creative types in the Kootenays