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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Rhythms Dance Showcase from 2019 summer event.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance announces 2019–2020 funded projects

Funding applications were adjudicated in May by the CKCA Steering Committee, with input from community arts councils

New Centex gas station.
East Kootenay, Creston, Retail, Transportation New Centex Gas Station Opens in Creston

The high profile location fronts busy Highway #3 traffic and will serve travellers before or after the Kootenay Pass

Tablet being held between two hands, screen shows Climate Change website.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Climate change info centralized online

There’s a new online source for people seeking easy-to-understand information on climate change specific to local communities

Robin Hicks, new Vice President, Academic and Applied Research, at College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies welcomes new Vice President

Hicks takes over the Vice President role from Heather Hepworth who filled the position, on an interim basis, for the previous two years.

The Josie Hotel at RED Mountain Resort in Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism The Josie Hotel in Rossland in the running for the 2019 Best New Ski Hotel in the World

The World Ski Awards is the only global initiative to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in ski tourism

The official ribbon cutting for the Silver King Campus Refresh project was handled by (middle L-R) Selkirk College President Angus Graeme, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, Millwright/Machinist Program student Kai Roenspiess, Elder Anne Jimmie, AEST Minister Melanie Mark and Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Education Selkirk College officially opens refreshed Silver King Campus

A project that began in 2015 to bring new life to a campus was celebrated recently with the official opening in Nelson

Airplane taxiing on tarmac, with airport worker marshalling plane.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial, Tourism, Transportation Government of Canada investing in safety at the Trail Regional Airport

Well-maintained runways, taxiways and aprons ensures safe usage by aircraft, passengers, and crews, and helps protect costly airport safety assets

Kids holding up a French Immersion sign.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education French Immersion enrolment sets new record in Southeast Kootenay School District

Province-wide, French immersion enrolment has been increasing for 21 consecutive years

View of towering mountains, with alpine slopes below.
Environment, First Nations MP Wayne Stetksi congratulates the Ktunaxa on approval of project to protect Qat’muk

To the Ktunaxa, Qat’muk is home to the Grizzly Bear Spirit which is a source of protection, guidance and strength

A white water rafting trip down the Elk River is the culminating event organized for College of the Rockies’ Orientation Week.
East Kootenay, Education College of the Rockies prepares for new academic year

Jumpstart and Community Showcase events help kick-off the semester

Gundula Hirn presenting collection at Vancouver Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality Gundula Hirn, Cranbrook-raised designer, to debut bridal collection at Vancouver Fashion Week

2009 Mount Baker Secondary School graduate amongst designers presenting at Vancouver Fashion Week

Old Frank's Restaurant building.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Cranbrook’s Andre’s Electronics is headed for “the strip”

Andre's Electronics is expected to be open in their new location at some point in the fall

BC Wildfire personnel working at clearing dead brush in forest.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Forestry Helping Basin communities prepare for wildfire

Trust supports nine communities with Community Wildfire Education Grants

Doris Hausleitner, with snowy mountain in background.
West Kootenay, Education Selkirk College Ecology instructor explores the world of wolverines

At home in the mountains, Selkirk College instructor Doris Hausleitner pursues her passion for wildlife research on the trail of the elusive wolverine

Crews with Mackay Contracting working on the storm trunk upgrade project on Kootenay Street.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Transportation Capital Roads program moving ahead well with several key projects coming online

The City would like to thank the public and affected property owners for their patience and understanding as the work progresses

Location of Cranbrook Townsman - office building with steps leading up to front door.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook Cranbrook Townsman moves to downtown office and relocates mailroom

The new front office location will house the advertising, circulation, subscription and editorial departments of Cranbrook's Townsman newspaper

Small one-storey office building.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Cranbrook Society for Community Living moves to new premises

The Cranbrook Society for Community Living has been busy - a new move, a new logo, a new website and a retirement

Kate Letizia standing in front of bushes.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Energy, Environment City of Nelson hires Climate Change Coordinator

The Climate Change Coordinator position will implement initiatives to increase Nelson's capacity to reduce its climate impact

Artist's rendition of Boston Pizza franchise.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Boston Pizza and DQ added to Fairfield Inn proposal in Revelstoke

The developers are planning to utilize a 'quick-build' construction method using modular, pre-fabricated units that are assembled on site

The Nelson Hydro dam.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay BCUC establishes process for inquiry into the regulation of municipal energy utilities

The BCUC is a regulatory agency responsible for the oversight of energy utilities and compulsory auto insurance in British Columbia

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