Canal Flats

Tilley Memorial Park is a popular recreation area on the shore of Columbia Lake at Canal Flats, B.C.

Tilley Memorial Park is a popular recreation area on the shore of Columbia Lake at Canal Flats, B.C. — Marie Milner photo

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Canal Flats, BC

Canal Flats: Who's who in business

Business in Canal Flats is thriving, and people are flocking to this pleasant, relaxing community.

Canal Flats, B.C., rolled out the welcome mat to a new employer—the Columbia Lake Technology Center—who promises to replace the jobs lost when the 100-year-old sawmill shut down in 2015.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Technology

From sawdust to silicon—why Canal Flats is now the envy of every rural community in B.C.

A new data centre has taken over the former sawmill land and promises to bring jobs and hope to Canal Flats and other rural communities throughout B.C.

by Kerry Shellborn
The well-used Canal Flats Arena is undergoing some welcome upgrades
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Tourism

Refreshing the heart of Canal Flats

Here’s why the Canal Flats Arena matters so much to the Village and the surrounding communities, and why it needs help.

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Chris Fields is the current economic development officer in the village of Canal Flats, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats

Creating a new Canal Flats

“The world is changing fast, and adaptability equals success.” - Chris Fields, economic development officer, Canal Flats, B.C.

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Logo for Canal Flats
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Tourism

New visual identity for Village of Canal Flats

The new logo is an important step in moving toward a vision established in the Village's Economic Development Strategy.

(L to R) Evan Kleindienst, David Struthers and Shawn Vokey, owners of Vast Resource Solutions in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Cranbrook, Environment, Mining

VAST Resource Solutions goes big

Six years of work by VAST Resource has enabled CertainTeed Gypsum Canada to receive provincial approval for a new gypsum mine near Canal Flats

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Taken on a cold winter day, this photo shows the wood chip piles in the background. In the centre, we see chlorine dioxide storage towers. Above these is the inclined “long belt,” which transports screened wood chips to the chip bin.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Forestry

The timeline: 50 years at Skookumchuck Pulp Inc.

Skookumchuck Pulp Inc. has undergone several significant changes over the past half-century

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Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Environment, Mining

Kootenay West gypsum mine granted an environmental assessment certificate

CertainTeed proposes a 135-hectare open-pit gypsum mine, located approximately 12 kilometres northeast of Canal Flats.

Barry Benson, a Realtor in the Columbia Valley, is based in Canal Flats.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Kootenay Influencers

Empowering Canal Flats

Leaders in Canal Flats are developing plans for strategic economic growth in the community.

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Promoted Canal Flats businesses