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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Andrew Crozier in front of Christmas trees.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Tourism College of the Rockies Business Management student completing semester in Andorra

Agreement between College and University of Andorra adds to international exchange opportunities for College students

A student looking through a pair of binoculars.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment Students “Do and Learn” in their wild backyards

Environmental education programs have immediate and long-lasting effects

View of lake.
West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Darkwoods conservation area to grow

The Nature Conservancy of Canada receives $650,000 from Columbia Basin Trust

Gillian Sanders with a tranquilized grizzly bear
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Reptiles, grizzlies and more to benefit from $1 million

29 projects receive Environment Grants from Columbia Basin Trust

Following a tour of the new dam, RDEK Electoral Area B Director Stan Doehle (right) congratulates project lead Brian De Paoli, RDEK Engineering Technician (left) on the substantial completion of the project.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments Tie Lake Dam Project largely complete

Construction started this fall and included raising the height of the dam to allow for more freeboard, installation of seepage control and a new spillway

Seamus Damstrom accepting scholarship award.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial Twelve College of the Rockies alumni receive Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships

The $5,000 awards aim to increase educational opportunities for BC students

Kootenay East Regional Hospital District Chair Dean McKerracher (left) has been re-elected Chair for this fifth term, while David Wilks (right) has been elected as Vice Chair.
East Kootenay, Health & Wellness McKerracher re-elected Hospital District Chair

The Kootenay East Regional Hospital District provides up to 40 percent capital funding for acute care facilities in the region

Students moved into the new Silver King Campus carpentry shop in September where the workspace has been enhanced to feature high ceilings, natural light, more floor space and a leading edge dust collection system.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Financial Selkirk College opens new carpentry shop at Silver King Campus

The $23 million refresh at Nelson's Silver King Campus has reached another milestone with the opening of its new carpentry shop

Ed Attridge, new executive director for the Trail Chamber of Commerce.
West Kootenay, Trail Ed Attridge new Executive Director at Trail Chamber of Commerce

Ed Attridge replaces recently retired Audry Durham as the new Executive Director

Nurse looking after patient.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies News and Notes

Expanding cannabis training and first-ever student-led conference focuses on unique challenges of navigating change in rural health systems

Research completed by College of the Rockies instructor, Shawna Ryan, highlights the vital role played by Cranbrook Family Connections. Pictured (l-r) Tracy Pound (Homeless Outreach Program), Kim Levie (Cranbrook Family Connections), Erin Pan (Homeless Outreach Program), Gwen Noble (Executive Director, Community Connections Society of BC).
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies research shows the vital role Cranbrook Family Connections (CFC) has in area

CFC’s integrated service delivery better supports client needs, helps decrease social isolation, and diverts clients from congested health care system

Kelsey Hyggen
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education Cranbrook’s Kelsey Hyggen excels in National CPA Exam

The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia is the training, governing, and regulatory body for over 36,000 members and students

i4C Innovation Center
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial, Technology Carl Data receives $225K in funding for further growth of sensor development laboratory

Funding from the Columbia Basin Trust Impact Investment Fund will be used to continue development of a new water and wastewater sensor testing lab facility

Erin Robertson, new Lands Project Officer for the Ktunaxa Nation.
East Kootenay, First Nations Ktunaxa Nation hires Erin Robertson as Land’s Project Officer in the Elk Valley

Erin Robertson leads the review minor and major Teck Coal applications and supports related stewardship initiatives in Qukin ʔamakʔis

Prestige Radium Hot Springs Resort.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Tourism Prestige Radium Hot Springs Resort, BW Premier Collection

Newly Renovated Prestige Radium Hot Springs Resort In Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

Birdhouse covered in snow, sun setting behind mountain in background.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Kootenay Biz Blog takes a winter break

Thanks to all our readers for following the Kootenay Biz Blog on a daily basis in 2018

Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Chair Keith Smyth and Kootenay Savings’ mascot Super Saver Sam celebrate the good news.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation helps fund 19 Kootenay-area non-profits & service clubs

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is helping Christmas come a little early this year for nineteen Kootenay-area non-profit organizations

Summit 107 radio station in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality Cranbrook’s Summit 107 sold to Vista Radio chain

Vista Radio has announced its plans to acquire the shares of Clear Sky Radio, which operates stations in Cranbrook and Lethbridge

A picture of a tiny home with cedar siding.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Tourism Fernie “Tiny Homes” development coming on stream

Hummingbird Micro Homes, also a Fernie-based company, constructed and supplied the units for the development.

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