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Recent Communities articles

Aidan McLaren-Caux, Proprietor of AMC Naturals in Nakusp
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Small Business, 40 Under 40

Aidan McLaren-Caux: Getting back to nature

Aidan McLaren-Caux was inspired to build a multi-faceted business after the birth of his beautiful twin daughters.

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Sarah Holliday is owner of Bagels and Brew in Castlegar. (L to R) Daughter Maddox, husband Ryan, Sarah and daughter Preslee.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40

Sarah Holliday: Customer service-oriented bagel maker

Sarah Holliday purchased Bagels and Brew four years ago and she hasn’t looked back since

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A family business: Jessica, Briley Hailey and Chad Woshall of Kootenay Crates in Creston BC.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business, 40 Under 40

Creston’s great crate company

Chad Wobshall turned a yard-sale find into a thriving business building colourful crates for major Canadian suppliers

by Kerry Shellborn
Rob Little, General Manager Adventure hotel, Emperor Coffee, Louis Steakhouse in Nelson, BC.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, 40 Under 40

Adventures in hospitality

Rob Little’s head for numbers and people serve him well as he manages the historic Adventure Hotel in Nelson, B.C.

by Kerry Shellborn
Tristen Chernove.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business

Don’t miss the 2nd Annual 40 Under 40 Luncheon

Our 40 under 40 luncheon is a salute to the Kootenay's rising stars of business, our shining young entrepreneurs.

Invermere's Kanata Inn is owned by the Best Canadian Motor Inns group.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

Motel metamorphosis

Invermere’s Kanata Inn is the new and improved version of the former Super 8 motel, and the first Kanata in B.C.

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Mackenzie Hope, manager of Hall Printing in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, 40 Under 40

Mackenzie Hope has a mind for marketing

Mackenzie Hope manages Hall Printing in Nelson, using his considerable education, talents and experiences to enhance his success.

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Alicia Gray, owner of Bombshack in Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40

Alicia Gray: Finding the perfect balance

Alicia Gray decided to follow her heart—and so Bombshack in Rossland, B.C., was born.

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(L to R) Scott, Cam and Shawn Robertson
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40

Scott, Shawn and Cam Robertson: Taghum team brother

Taghum Shell in Nelson has built up a fan-following, thanks to its trio of brothers that run the store

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Students in the Selkirk College Ski Operations & Management Program.
West Kootenay, Education

Selkirk College SROAMies dive into the backcountry

First-year SROAM students had the opportunity to visit Selkirk Snowcat Skiing to complete their Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course.

Clint Eaton, owner/operator of Cranbrook Flooring Ltd. with his parents, Harold and Peggy Eaton.
Marie Milner photo
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, 40 Under 40

Clint Eaton: Keeping it in the family

Raised with the spirit of entrepreneurship, Clint Eaton has lived up to his parents’ legacy by taking the family business to new levels.

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Denai Bell
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40

Denai Bell: Innovator

Denai Bell’s creative efforts have landed Arrow and Axe into the centre of Kimberley’s Platzl

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Rob Porter, of Just Liquid Sports in Cranbrook
Marie Milner photo
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, 40 Under 40

Rob Porter is bringing outdoor recreationists together

The Kootenay waterways have inspired a booming business, owned by an avid outdoor recreation lover, Rob Porter.

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Cayle Pasiechnyk has created a legacy with his Sparwood business.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, 40 Under 40

Cayle Pasiechnyk: Building a business from the ground up

Cayle Pasiechnyk started his landscaping work when he was young, and used his impressive skill set to build Elk Valley Greenhouse & Landscaping in Sparwood.

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Manager Mike Miller proudly shows off the new Cummins facility in Sparwood.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Transportation

Cummins opens state-of-the-art facility in Sparwood

The new, 10,000 square-foot shop features dedicated space for maintenance and repairs, offices, tool storage and a customer conference room.

A mother is reading a book to her young son.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Energy, Environment

Celebrate Earth Hour by reading aloud by candlelight

Revive the lost art of reading aloud during Earth Hour—Saturday, March 25th starting at 8:30 p.m.

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(L to R) Lisa Christopher and Amber Biberdorf
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate, 40 Under 40

Lisa Christopher and Amber Biberdorf: Property gals

The East Kootenay branch of PropertyGuys.com is headed by Lisa Christopher and Amber Biberdorf

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Chris Fuhs of Ace's Pit Stop in Grand Forks, B.C., brings positivity and enthusiasm to the tire business.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40

Chris Fuhs, Grand Forks community builder

Chris Fuhs of Grand Forks, is a generous, hard-working, community-spirited family man.

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Artist's rendition of residential care facility.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness

Interior Health awards contract to Golden Life for new residential care beds in Cranbrook

Interior Health has awarded a contract for the development of 30 residential care beds in Cranbrook to Golden Life Management.

Jon Wedel of Cranbrook has a brilliant future ahead in the world of e-commerce.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40

Jon Wedel pushes limits

Crazy ideas, pushing limits and working under pressure are common elements for the team at Flex Commerce.

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