The Mount Baker Secondary School robotics program consists of (L to R) Dominic Lucas, Cesar Garcia Moreno, instructor Bill Walker, Thomas Keene and Ryley Holliday.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Technology

Tomorrow’s masters of machinery live in the East Kootenay

Bill Walker teaches a robotics program to students at Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook, B.C.

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A woman is one of the many volunteers planting tulip bulbs last October.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Fernie, Agriculture

Fernie is coming up tulips

The EcoGarden in Fernie was awarded 1,000 red and white tulip bulbs to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary

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(From left) Local entrepreneur Brian Fry discusses his plan for an innovation centre with Columbia Basin Trust’s Tim O’Doherty, Senior Manager, Investments, and Jon Exley, Manager, Assessment and Development.
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Trust puts new economic development plan into action

The Trust is purchasing a commercial building in the Waneta Industrial Park near Trail and working with a local tech industry entrepreneur to fill the facility.

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Kootenay Careers

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 24 issue

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

Employers and job seekers explore the Career and Job Fair.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education

Record number of exhibitors at annual career and job fair

This year's College of the Rockies career and job fair will be bigger than ever

Brenda Palmer brought a giant bag of Mrs. Palmer’s Pita Chips to showcase her product to the dragons.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business

Doing a deal in the Dragon’s Den

Cranbrook’s Brenda Palmer of Mrs. Palmer’s Pantry finds an investor on CBC’s Dragon’s Den

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Nicole Fricot, new Community Economic Development Officer in Revelstoke.
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Revelstoke Revelstoke hires Nicole Fricot for Community Economic Development Director

Ms. Fricot has worked for several years as a business strategist and has been involved in a number of local projects and initiatives.

The team at Ascendent and Infiniti have created a high end camera that sold for six figures. (L to R) Tim Troxel, Dariynn Silver, Scott Kemperman, Alec Whitehead (crouched down), Stephen Scofield, Bret Getz, Ryan Toyota and Brian Troxel.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Technology

This high end camera sold for six figures, and it was created in Cranbrook

Brian and Tim Troxel of Ascendent and Infiniti have created nextgen surveillance cameras that are spreading across the world

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West Kootenay, Kaslo

Top 20 Largest Hotels in West Kootenay/Revelstoke

Kootenay Business is pleased to present the Top 20 largest hotels throughout the West Kootenay/Revelstoke region.

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of” Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 17 issue

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

West Kootenay chamber awards

The best in the West: Here are the 2016 West Kootenay chamber award winners

Find out who made the cut, and check out this compiled list of the West Kootenay chamber award winners for 2016.

Who are the East Kootenay's top business people of 2016? We've compiled a list of all Chamber of Commerce awards into this one handy list.

Entrepreneurs with a bright future: Check out the East Kootenay chamber award winners

Who are the East Kootenay's top business people of 2016? We've compiled a list of all Chamber of Commerce award winners into this one handy list.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Retail, Small Business

Are you BC’s Chamber of the Year?

The BC Chamber of the Year Award is about encouraging and inspiring organizational and business excellence.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining

Top 10 Mining Operations in the Kootenays

We ranked all the operating mines in the Kootenays by their annual revenue.

Tammy Verigin-Burk, executive director of the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce, is a lifetime resident of the West Kootenay community.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Tourism

Castlegar collaborates

In Castlegar, collaboration is seen as a common-sense measure that leverages the resources of individuals and groups for maximum effect.

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Chris Brien and his partners at Pinnacle Professional Accounting in Castlegar, B.C., are building a new office for the business, with residences above it.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Financial, Small Business

Chris Brien picks Castlegar

Improved Internet service in Castlegar opens new possibilities for Chris Brien, his partners and the staff of Pinnacle Professional Accounting.

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Adam Pomeroy (left) and Rob Gretchen opened Cycology Bikes Inc. in Castlegar, B.C. in April 2016.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Bike kings of Castlegar

Adam Pomeroy and Rob Gretchen have opened a bike shop in Castlegar, B.C., and business is good.

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Cal McDougall has been Sparwood's mayor for about 12 years—from 1996 to 2005 and from 2014 to the present.
East Kootenay, Sparwood

Transition year for Sparwood

District of Sparwood mayor, Cal McDougall, admires the resilience of his community.

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 10 issue

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

Andy Cohen is the general manager of Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers

Fernie’s long-time supporter

As a people person, networker, relationship builder and idea guy, Fernie’s Andy Cohen uses his influence to benefit the East Kootenay region.

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