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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DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. building.
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Technology DMG provides flagship mining facility update

DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. is a diversified blockchain and cryptocurrency company.

The Trust is supporting community sport groups and schools to get kids active. Attend an upcoming meeting to learn more.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Health & Wellness New program helps kids and youth be active

Columbia Basin Trust launches $3-million Basin PLAYS initiative

Lane and Meadow storefront.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Lane and Meadow comes to Cranbrook

An exciting new home decor store is set to open in downtown Cranbrook

The 4th Annual Business Excellence Awards gala was held by the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Small Business Trail and District Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Excellence award winners

Congratulations to the winners and nominees of the recent 2018 Business Excellence awards

Kootenay Orchards Elementary students learn to identify grassland wildflowers with Wild Voices “The Buttes in Bloom” program, Spring 2017.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment Wild Voices deepens students understanding of the natural world

For ten years, Wild Voices presentations and field studies have helped Basin students to better understand their natural environment

Guy Santucci, Cranbrook History Centre Board Chair, and Jason Jacob, President of East Kootenay Chamber of Mines, with one of the dino prints.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Mining, Tourism Local dinosaur prints on display at Cranbrook History Centre

Teck loans museum 140 million-year-old meat-eating raptor tracks found in local mines

The Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism KR Tourism to hold AGM in Cranbrook

Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association will hold their annual Tourism Industry Conference in Cranbrook at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort October 15th and 16th

Titan mining machine in Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Mining Teck announces new Sparwood office

Teck is pleased to announce the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C.

Karen and Doug Barraclough recently won the Kootenay Livestock Association's 2018 Agriculturalist of the Year award.
East Kootenay, Agriculture, Animal Care Local Kootenay Ranchers inspire the Next Generation

Karen travels all over the East Kootenays teaching elementary students about farming and where their food comes from

Vince Tucker from Hypertherm demonstrates the design capabilities of a plasma cutter.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Technology College of the Rockies News and Notes

The College of the Rockies recently held a Trade Expo at the new Patterson Hall facility, and hosted an alumni weekend for former athletes

Starbelly Jam Performance from 2018 summer event.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance announces 2018-2019 funded projects

Over 150 arts and culture projects—including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour—have received a total of $751,000 in funding support for the 2018-19 season

Group of smiling children in India.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Health & Wellness UNICEF Canada and Teck partner to save the lives of children in India

Over the past five years, the partnership has saved the lives of 62,000 children in India.

Two men talking together.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Small Business Basin businesses get support to grow

Trust seeking motivated companies for customized support and mentorship program

Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn, and Caitlin Berkhiem have given Soulfood to the community.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Developments, Financial, Small Business Soulfood restructures to become co-operative

New business model turns over Soulfood’s ownership to staff and community

Hailey Troock is the dedicated land matcher for the Columbia Basin.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture B.C. Land Matching Program supports new farmers in Columbia Basin

This program connects farmers looking for land with landowners wanting to lease their land for farming.

Aerial view of valley with river meandering along valley bottom.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Basin sees increased support from the Trust

$57 million in benefits delivered through 65 programs and initiatives last year

The outside facade of the new Kimberley Family Dental Clinic.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness New state-of-the-art dental clinic opens in Kimberley

The new Kimberley Family Dental Clinic utilizes the latest in dental technology and incorporates the best of the mountain lifestyle of Kimberley.

An aerial view of Koocanusa Village.
East Kootenay, Developments, Financial, Tourism KV Properties Inc. acquires Koocanusa Village

Koocanusa Village is the only lakeside community with vacation properties on Koocanusa Lake.

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