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 20 years. He is a director of Kootenay Rockies Tourism.

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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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Columbia Basin Trust’s new Child Care Support Program will help maintain and create new child care spaces in the Basin.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Trust strengthens child care in the basin

$3.6 million for new three-year program to maintain, create new spaces

Kathy Cooper, CEO of Kootenay Rockies Tourism welcomes extra tourism funding for region.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism Kootenay Rockies Tourism receives $200,000 to help tourism impacted by wildfires

The Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association and the Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) will both receive funding from the province.

Will Stanhope climbed the Bugaboos last year.
West Kootenay, Castlegar One of Canada’s best rock climbers to attend Kootenay Climbing Festival

Canadian rock climbing superstar Will Stanhope will be guest speaking at the Kootenay Climbing Festival on Saturday, September 23rd in Robson, B.C.

Architectural drawings of the recently-built homeless shelter in Chilliwack, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Homeless Shelter Project gains momentum

Cranbrook's Homeless Shelter Coalition is picking up momentum and moving forward with a plan to build a homeless shelter

BCIC logo
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology BCIC on the move: businesses travel the province looking for B.C. tech solutions with stop in Nelson

The B.C. Growth Opportunities Tour takes businesses looking for tech solutions across the province to interact with local innovators and solution providers

Government building
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Energy, First Nations Ktunaxa Nation Council proceeding with renewable energy installation

The Ktunaxa Nation Council is set to install solar arrays on the rooftop of the Ktunaxa Nation Government Building in Cranbrook

Scenic view of mountains, with worker and construction vehicle in foreground.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Teck Steelmaking coal price guidance issued: volume up—prices slide

Teck is a diversified company committed to responsible mining and mineral development.

West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology Methode agrees to acquire Nelson’s Pacific Insight For $144 Million

Methode will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Pacific Insight in an upcoming transaction

Eagle Pass Lodge
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Small Business, Tourism Eagle Pass Lodge celebrates grand opening of new day lodge

Eagle Pass Lodge near Revelstoke celebrated the official grand opening of their new day lodge in June 2017

Adults learn in a classroom
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Revelstoke, Education, Small Business Workshops to address common non-profit needs

Columbia Basin Trust offers workshops this fall through its non-profit advisors program

Sparrow Hair Salon
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business Fernie’s Sparrow Hair Salon celebrates grand re-opening

Stacey Goldade and Noel Vanoostenbrugge are celebrating the official grand re-opening of Sparrow Hair Salon

Johnny Strilaeff
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial Continued growth and new programs benefit Basin residents

See the highlights from Columbia Basin Trust's 2016/17 Annual Service Plan Report

Denham Ford's recent fundraiser 'Our Hometown for Hunger' raised over $4000 for the Cranbrook Salvation Army's Soup Kitchen endowment fund.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial Cranbrook and District Community Foundation Fund for Salvation Army Soup Kitchen fund grew by $4,000

EKC helped established the CDCF endowment fund to benefit the Salvation Army’s Soup Kitchen in 2004.

Halcyon Hot Springs.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism No details forthcoming on sale of Halcyon Hot Springs

The hot springs resort is located on the shores of Arrow Lake north of Nakusp and was evidently sold to a lower mainland investor in March or April.

Scenic view of mountain bikers.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism Call for nominations for the Kootenay Rockies Tourism Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of a maximum of nine individuals including an Executive Committee of 5 seats, which includes a Past Chair position.

The new Ramada Inn in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism New Ramada Inn opens in Revelstoke

The hotel construction was fast-tracked by Kamloops’ Horizon North, who assembled pre-built modular units to erect the building on a fast-paced schedule.

Recent Selkirk College Heavy Mechanical Program graduate Running Wolf returned to school after a life filled with challenges as a result of the former residential school system.
West Kootenay, Education Selkirk College Heavy Mechanical Program student overcomes and gives back

A recent graduate on Nelson's Silver King Campus knows what it's like to stare into the face of adversity and triumph.

Skimmerhorn Winery.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Two Calgary commodity traders new owners of Creston’s Skimmerhorn Winery

Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard is a 19.74 acre parcel of land in Creston, complete with a tasting room and bistro.

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