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Artist rendering, ?aq?am Health and Wellness Centre.
East Kootenay, Developments, Financial, First Nations New centre will bring ʔaq̓am community together

Columbia Basin Trust supports a new Health and Wellness Centre

Tourism students at College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Tourism College of the Rockies: News and Notes

First-year nursing students are holding a Health Awareness Fair, February 7; Tourism Management students off to provincial finals

The concept plan for the proposed Johnson Way RV Park in the Johnson Heights neighbourhood in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Real Estate New Johnson Way RV Park in Revelstoke Looking For Approval

The proposed development would include RV spots, cabins, as well as combined two-storey storage/suite units.

Ryan Burton, owner and operator of Valhalla Refrigeration based in Castlegar.
West Kootenay, Small Business New HVAC company – Valhalla Refrigeration now operating in West Kootenay

Valhalla Refrigeration services the entire West Kootenay region, including the Arrow Lakes area.

The Career Internship Program provides wage funding for employers to hire college and university graduates in permanent, career-focused positions.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Retail, Small Business Get up to $25,000 to hire an intern

Columbia Basin Trust program helps businesses create and retain jobs

Rick Jensen, Chair
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Columbia Basin Trust announces board changes

Jensen reappointed Chair, Carver new Vice-Chair, plus three new and returning directors

Geoscience BC banner.
West Kootenay, Mining 8,000 km2 of new Kootenay-Boundary geological mapping released

Geological mapping covering 8,000 km2 of historic mining areas in British Columbia’s Kootenay Boundary Regional District was recently released by Geoscience BC

Group shot of donors, holding large cheque.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Health & Wellness Cranbrook Multi-Sport Indoor Facility receives $5000 donation

The Multi-Sport Indoor Facility will provide increased opportunities for physical activity in the community and help develop local athletes.

Picture showing office area with people working on computers.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Financial, Technology Rossland’s Thoughtexchange raises $4M to fuel growth

Thoughtexchange has evolved into a two-way experience platform used by millions of people across many industries.

Grant Thorton group photo.
West Kootenay, Small Business Grant Thornton welcomes Berg Lehmann of the West Kootenay region to the firm

Grant Thornton LLP, a professional services firm providing accounting, audit, tax and advisory services, is pleased to announce its union with Berg Lehmann.

A beautiful new pergola is part of the new renovations at the College of the Rockies' Fernie campus.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Education Renovations completed at College of the Rockies’ Fernie campus

Funds from Teck’s $1 million donation used to create student, staff gathering place and improve classrooms

Clark Coyston, new owner of RHC RE/MAX Realty in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Real Estate New owner takes over RE/MAX RHC Realty in Nelson

RHC Realty traces its roots back to the early 1900's in the Queen City.

The East Kootenay Credit Union, Cranbrook location.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Kootenay-Based Credit Unions have assets of $2.5 Billion – will they eventually merge?

In a recent Business in Vancouver (BIV) list, the publication ranked the biggest Credit Unions in B.C., which included a number of Kootenay-based credit unions

Keith Liggett and Danielle Gibson
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Kootenay writers offer workshops at Cranbrook’s St. Eugene Resort, February 22 to 24

Four authors from the East and West Kootenays will conduct workshops at the St. Eugene Writers Workshops

Waneta Expansion.
West Kootenay, Trail, Energy, Financial Trust, Columbia Power purchase Waneta expansion

The Trust and Columbia Power, which currently own 49 per cent of Waneta Expansion, worked closely with the BC Government to make this purchase possible.

St. Eugene Resort.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality St. Eugene Resort - a new literary hub in the Kootenays

Friday nights at St. Eugene feature the new Friday Literary Reading, featuring a different author every week.

A Teck employee crouched beside a river.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Teck named to 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list

Teck was the top-ranked company in the Metals and Mining category, as rated by media and investment research company, Corporate Knights.

A photo published by Mexico Now, of workers at Pacific Insight's Monterrey, Mexico production facility
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology Pacific Insight will close its Nelson facility as production shifts to Mexico

Pacific Insight will move their production to a company-built facility in Monterrey, Mexico

A Bitcoin machine.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial, Technology Nelson’s Burrell Grocery home to the Kootenay’s first and only Bitcoin ATM

BankBit, a company owned and operated by Nelson-resident Ben Glickman, recently installed a Bitcoin machine in the convenience store.

New members of College of the Rockies' Indigenous team (l-r) Jo Ann Smith and Karen Smith, look forward to working with the Ktunaxa Nation to continue to improve the education experience for Indigenous learners in our region.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, First Nations College of the Rockies announces new members of Indigenous team

Director, Indigenous Strategy and Reconciliation, and Indigenous Education Coordinator welcomed

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.

Members of the Cranbrook Lions are pictured in front of one of the four wheelchair-accessible outhouses they recently constructed for Wycliffe Regional Park.
East Kootenay, Developments Lions Club crafts new washrooms for Wycliffe Regional Park

The crew of eight Lions used materials purchased by the RDEK and the old Tembec mill as their workshop.

Cranbrook Aquatic Centre
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Financial, Technology Nearly $35 thousand dollars in energy savings thanks to pool dehumidification project at WFP

Last year’s retrofit of the pool dehumidification system at Western Financial Place (WFP) continues to produce significant energy and cost savings for the City.

MP Wayne Stetski.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial MP Wayne Stetski encourages students and employers to look to Canada Summer Jobs 2019 funding

Service Canada will be accepting applications for the 2019 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program starting Monday, December 17th, 2018.

Winter scene.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Technology, Transportation Winter is coming - city launches PlowCRANBROOK, a real-time plow tracker

The City has a solid fleet of trucks and plows in place, with operations ready to run around the clock during any major snow event

Communities around the region are benefitting from access to new or improved high-speed Internet.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology Better equipped for connecting to the world

Over 12,000 Basin-Boundary households have better high-speed Internet access

The Cranbrook Tourism Board of Directors.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Cranbrook Tourism launches new website and announces board of directors

The 10-member board of the Cranbrook and Region Tourism Society is comprised of local accommodators, business owners and tourism stakeholders

Scenic view of Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson Cranbrook drops to 39th in BC Business Ranking of “Best Cities for Work” – Nelson at 45th

BC Business magazine recently published their 5th Annual “Best Cities for Work in B.C.” ranking

Fish-eye lens view of the Rossland Library.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology Bringing the latest technology to communities

The Trust’s new Community Technology Program helps create tech-enabled spaces

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