A headshot of Monica Swagar with snow in the background
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Monica Swagar thrives on growth

The Swag Hair Studio won a green award from the Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - December 1 issue

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

The Nicholas family: Jesse, Jake and Rachael
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Invermere, Education, First Nations , Kootenay Influencers, Who's Who Influencer Article

Jesse Nicholas, influencer

In all of his roles, Jesse Nicholas strives to listen, understand, build consensus and serve his community.

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A yellow Teck truck shovel in front of a large coal pile
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Mining

45 years of coal mining leadership

Celebrating a milestone at Teck's Fording River Operations

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The Kootenay Author's Book Fair is being held at Lotus Books in downtown Cranbrook, December 2nd, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality

6th Annual Kootenay Authors Fair—local historian Jim Cameron to preview his new book

The Kootenay Authors Book Fair and Sale will give readers a great opportunity to meet with a variety of local authors, ask questions and pick up signed editions

The new blue and white Diabetes Canada 'Clothesline' bins.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Cranbrook Diabetes Canada’s “clothesline” recycling bins come to Cranbrook

With new easy-to-access drop-off bins it makes it convenient to donate reusable clothing at five Cranbrook locations.

Wild Horse Surgical's new clinic is under construction near Hot Shots Cafe.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business

Cranbrook Developments and New Business Roundup

The Cranbrook and area business landscape has been busy over the last 12 months, with businesses expanding, renovating and updating.

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Christy King, the manager of the East Kootenay branch of the B.C. SPCA, cuddles a pretty, black-and-white cat.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Animal Care

Admin change at EK SPCA

Christy King, a qualified animal care supervisor, is the new manager of the EK SPCA, Cranbrook branch.

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Brenna Baker, executive director of the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, stands before the Foundation logo and the donor recognition board at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Kootenay Influencers, Who's Who Influencer Article

New leadership for EKFH

Brenna Baker recently made a shift from sheltering animals to supporting healthcare for East Kootenay citizens via the EKFH.

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

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

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

Idle machinery sits in an interface logged forest
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Forestry

Gold Creek’s fire-prevention plan in action

After a devastating year of forest fires across B.C., Canfor is interface logging to negate potential threats

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A large Komatsu dump truck works in a quarry
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Sparwood, Mining

Japanese equipment giant Komatsu acquires Joy Global

Joy Global in Sparwood, B.C., has been acquired by Komatsu

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Derek Curlew sitting on a sofa with his wife and their new baby
West Kootenay, Trail

Curlew’s Refrigeration has made its mark in the Kootenays

Derek Curlew answers some questions about his business and his life in Trail, B.C.

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(L to R) Eric Lapointe (co-manager of AG Valley Foods), Greg Lapointe (co-manager of AG Valley Foods), Ian Dickson (Associated Grocers wholesaler), Sydney-Anne Porter (owner/operator of AG Valley Foods) and Larry Chmielewski (Associated Grocers wholesaler).
East Kootenay, Invermere, Retail, Small Business

East Kootenay business wins big at the academy awards of the grocery world

AG Valley Foods in Invermere, B.C., won the 2017 Independent Grocer of the Year silver award

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A wooden structure is under construction
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness

Spacious fitness with a new view

Trevor Zak, Fitness Inc. CEO, is excited about the company’s new facility in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Dale Felhauer smiles for a photo
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail

Heavy equipment sales produce a heavy-duty award

Dale Felhauer, general manager of Inland in Cranbrook, B.C., continues to guide the company to the pinnacle of heavy equipment sales

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Jared Brand is the owner of J. Brand Painting in Nelson and is pictured here with his wife, Crystal.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business

J. Brand Painting earns an award dipped in gold

Jared Brand, owner of J. Brand Painting, has cultivated a stellar reputation and strong relationships within his hometown of Nelson, B.C.

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Kimberley Dynamiters head coach Derek Stuart stands with two other coaches behind the bench at a Kimberley Dynamiters hockey game
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

Dynamiters invest in Kimberley

The Kimberley Dynamiters Hockey Club provides strong and willing shoulders for the community to lean on.

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 17 issue

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