Kootenay BizBlog

by Keith Powell

Business developments in the Kootenays

Keith Powell is the publisher and founder of Kootenay Business magazine which is part of the Koocanusa Publications family. He has written a regular sales and marketing column, called Ad Talk, in Kootenay Business magazine for over 30 years. 

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Keith Powell

Keith Powell is the publisher and founder of Kootenay Business magazine which is part of the Koocanusa Publications group. View all of Keith Powell’s articles

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Interior view of a Highland Crossing townhouse.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Developments, Real Estate New Highland Crossing townhomes in Invermere complete for show

Few remaining units available in this sought-after development

Picture of construction equipment working.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments Tyee’s Kimberley development underway

This is the second development for Tyee Homes along Rotary Drive in Kimberley.

Schaun Goodeve, new Economic Development Officer for the City of Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley New Kimberley EDO Comes On Board

Schaun is known for his "roll up your sleeves" work ethic for accomplishing big picture strategic thinking.

Group of people planting a tree in the ground.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley Skookumchuk Pulp Mill Celebrates 50-Year Milestone

As part of the celebrations a new sign for the pulp mill entrance was revealed and two commemorative trees were planted in front of the mill office.s

Kristin Parsons, new Executive Director for the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook Cranbrook Chamber announces new Executive Director

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce is working to be a valued and respected champion of business and a positive contributor to the Cranbrook community.

Jill Bentley-Lobban at her new store in Kimberley, Fullfill Market.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business Waste Not, Want Not at zero waste fullfill market in Kimberley

The Fullfill Market in Kimberley was inspired by the zero waste movement

Storefront of Circle Health Food in Invermere.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Invermere’s Circle Health Food and Café purchased by Kimberley’s Jill Bentley

Stoke Cold Pressed Juice has been a regular supplier to Circle Health Food & Café and owner Jill Bentley see this as a natural gateway to expand their business

A sign for a potential development called MounView
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Coming soon…MounView condos and commercial development

The proposed development is called the MounView and would feature office and retail space on the ground floor

Residences at Fairmont Ridge.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Tourism 5% of BC’s co-op marketing funds goes to Kootenay Rockies region

The total received in the region is $195,978 or .049% of the total $4 million awarded throughout the province.

Sign for Old Crow Emporium and interior picture of shop.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business, Tourism Kimberley’s Old Crow Emporium sells a lot of “Fabulous Crap”

Kimberley's only indoor market, Old Crow Emporium, is chock full of vintage finds, timeless treasures, art and handicrafts

The Revelstoke Visual Arts Society will install artworks in alleyways, like this concept photo.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Entertainment and Hospitality New basin art coming to communities

Columbia Basin Trust provides over $244,000 to 13 public art projects in 11 communities

Susan Brown, newly appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for Interior Health.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Health & Wellness Interior Health Board announces new CEO

Susan Brown has worked for over 30 years in health care in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Sign for the custom log sort and reload centre in Yahk.
East Kootenay, Forestry Major log sort and re-load centre springs up in Yahk

If you have driven through Yahk recently, you can’t help but notice the major log sorting and re-load centre situated on the north side of the community.

Former Can-Filters building.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Real Estate, Retail Nelson’s Can-Filters closes and commercial building listed for sale

Can-Filters was purchased in October 2017 by international garden products giant, Hawthorne, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scott’s Miracle-Gro.

Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick says, Teck is the perfect partner (to purchase the Sunmine) for many reasons.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Financial, Technology City of Kimberley and Teck agree on Letter of Intent to purchase SunMine

The City will conduct a referendum in conjunction with the municipal election in October.

Marc Ramis, manager of the Anytime Fitness Centre in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Anytime Fitness opens in Cranbrook

One of the biggest names in the worldwide fitness business is set to open in Cranbrook.

The interior of new Radium Hot Springs Public Library is spacious, with a dedicated area for children and a cozy reading space for adults.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Radium celebrates grand opening of Community Centre/Library

Radium holds the official grand opening of its new Community Centre and Library this Saturday, August 25th, 2018

A sign advertising the future opening of Black Metal Storage.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Black Metal Storage slated to open September 1 in Cranbrook

The new company is called Black Metal Storage and is located at 1950 Theatre Road in Cranbrook.

The Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club will offer after school care that encourages outdoor play.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Improving the well-being of basin residents

Columbia Basin Trust commits nearly $965,000 to 17 projects that address social issues

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