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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Emplyees from D-Pace.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial, Technology Nelson’s D-Pace picks up $1 million contract and congrats from BC Minister of Technology

Owner and founder Morgan Dehnel started his D-Pace company more than two decades ago, in 1995.

Anne Jardine, preparing to cut cake.
East Kootenay Electoral Area G Volunteer of the Year honoured

Anne Jardine was honoured at a volunteer celebration in connection with the Area G Town Hall Meeting in Edgewater

Cover of RDEK's survey on solid waste and recycling.
East Kootenay, Environment Results released for RDEK Solid Waste & Recycling Costs Survey

Survey respondents indicated they were in favour of setting waste reduction goals that move the region closer to reaching the Provincial waste generation goals

A woman with a hat leans on her car at a EV-charging station.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Rossland, Transportation Five Kootenay destinations will soon be more accessible for electric vehicle drivers

FortisBC is adding new Direct Current Fast Charge (DCFC) stations to its EV charging network in Rossland, Nelson, Kaslo, New Denver and Nakusp

Flooding in downtown Grand Forks, B.C.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Developments, Financial Canada and BC work in partnership to help protect residents and businesses of Grand Forks

Nearly $50 million is allocated for an important flood mitigation project in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary community of Grand Forks

Laura Kennedy.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook Chamber’s Laura Kennedy steps into retirement

Office manager Laura Kennedy has been a key member of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce for 37 years

Little girl taking a bundle of lettuce from a farmer's market vendor.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Financial, Health & Wellness Increasing access to locally grown food

Columbia Basin Trust increases its support for farmers’ markets coupon program

After months of consultation and careful committee work, Selkirk College has released Building Remarkable Futures: Strategic Plan 2019-2024. Some of the college employees involved in putting the document together include: (L-R) Tessa Stark, Tiffany Snauwaert, Gordon Rein, Gail Crockford, Shana Rablah, Barb Ihlen, Angus Graeme and Bob Hall.
West Kootenay, Education Selkirk College cements strategic roadmap for future

Selkirk College pledges to enhance the lives of both students and members of the community with their mission statement: "Together we build remarkable futures."

Elizabeth Sutton from Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Invermere, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship recipients announced

The scholarship awarded $3,300 to each of the students who have overcome adversity to pursue their educational dreams

Mickey and Sharon Tarasoff, along with daughter Shawna.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Castlegar businesses reap the rewards at the annual Chamber of Commerce Excellence awards

Castlegar businesses came together on Saturday, June 8 to celebrate their achievements at the annual Excellence awards

Students in the Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning and Forestry Programs restore reptile habitat at the Silver City Trap Club.
West Kootenay, Trail, Education, Environment Selkirk College students participate in community-based restoration

A group of 50 students spent two days restoring habitat on the banks of the Columbia River for the Silver City Trap Club

Group shot of Eagle Graphite employees.
West Kootenay, Technology Kootenay-based technology could expand clean vehicle range

Eagle Graphite will produce silicon/graphite battery anodes using its quarry in Passmore

Bee sitting on clump of yellow flowers.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Rossland, Environment Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute to help municipalities adapt to climate change

Municipalities are on the front lines of climate change, so it is important they are developing plans and implementing actions to become more resilient

Front of Columbia Auto & Radiator Service in Castlegar.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Transportation Auto repair shop takes old-fashioned approach with “treat your customers right” motto

"We want to be a good, old-fashioned automotive shop that treats people fair,” said Brandon Black, head of the Powerstroke Diesel division

Sign in window advertising the opening of Sushi Wood restaurant.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Sushi Wood now open in Nelson

The new restaurant is located at 702 Vernon Street, next to the Kootenay Co-op building

Students lined up in front of computers.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Technology Selkirk College responds to need in Tech Sector with new program

A new Selkirk College program aims to prepare learners for a rewarding career vital in the foundation of tech

Wildfire in forest.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Tourism $25K to Kootenay Rockies Tourism for emergency prep and communication

The tourism sector can play a critical role in keeping people safe, especially in rural and remote areas

Julie MacPhee, Controller, at the Jack Carter Elk Valley dealership.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Transportation Calgary’s Jack Carter buys GM dealership in Fernie

One of Calgary’s oldest and biggest General Motors dealerships, Jack Carter GM, has recently purchased Denham GM in Fernie

Canada Day logo.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation Make safe driving part of long weekend plans

Some advance planning and preparation can make long weekend travel easier and safer for everyone on the road

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