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Group of people planting a tree in the ground.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley Skookumchuk Pulp Mill Celebrates 50-Year Milestone

As part of the celebrations a new sign for the pulp mill entrance was revealed and two commemorative trees were planted in front of the mill office.s

Kristin Parsons, new Executive Director for the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook Cranbrook Chamber announces new Executive Director

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce is working to be a valued and respected champion of business and a positive contributor to the Cranbrook community.

Cobham Avenue construction in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Construction in Cranbrook: an update

The City of Cranbrook is hard at work making improvements to city roads and structures.

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A sign for a potential development called MounView
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Coming soon…MounView condos and commercial development

The proposed development is called the MounView and would feature office and retail space on the ground floor

The Revelstoke Visual Arts Society will install artworks in alleyways, like this concept photo.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Entertainment and Hospitality New basin art coming to communities

Columbia Basin Trust provides over $244,000 to 13 public art projects in 11 communities

Marc Ramis, manager of the Anytime Fitness Centre in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Anytime Fitness opens in Cranbrook

One of the biggest names in the worldwide fitness business is set to open in Cranbrook.

A sign advertising the future opening of Black Metal Storage.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Black Metal Storage slated to open September 1 in Cranbrook

The new company is called Black Metal Storage and is located at 1950 Theatre Road in Cranbrook.

Diane Bridgewater has been the owner of DJ's Hair & Tanning since 2001.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Best of Business DJ’s Hair & Tanning

Readers of Kootenay Business magazine gave DJ’s high marks for its services, and highest of all for the tanning aspect of the business.

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Subaru of Cranbrook's General Manager Jordan McKee stands in front of a new Subaru.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Transportation Subaru of Cranbrook has a new General Manager

Jordan McKee is the new general manager of Subaru of Cranbrook.

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Kristy Jahn-Smith and her family on bikes on sunny day.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism Cranbrook Tourism welcomes new Executive Director

Kristy Jahn-Smith has been chosen to lead Cranbrook Tourism, the board of the Cranbrook & Region Tourism Society recently announced.

Volunteers with the third annual Business Walk in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook Business Walk Survey: 87.4% rate business as good or very good

The annual Business Walk captures the pulse of businesses throughout Cranbrook.

City projects on 9th Street South and 12th Avenue South are nearing completion.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Transportation Two of City’s major 2018 road projects set to wrap up with paving next week

Curbs and sidewalks have been poured, with landscaping, driveway and pathway restoration to take place in the coming weeks.

Greg Eaton, Tamara Mercandelli, Caitlin Berkhiem and Christel Hagn, outside Cranbrook’s Historic Baker Hotel.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Soulfood relocating to historic Baker Hotel this fall

In the new location, Soulfood plans to highlight their gourmet coffee bar as well as their organic wine and craft cocktail bar.

Kootenay Ice GM Matt Cockell is focused on community engagement, especially as the team celebrates 20 years in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality One year later: An update on the new Kootenay Ice regime

Matt Cockell, general manager of the Kootenay Ice, discusses team pride and the club’s “Our Ice” campaign

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Picture of Freedom Mobile logo/picture of cell tower.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Technology Wireless company applies to build new cell tower near Cranbrook

Freedom Mobile has been pitching new cell service sites in smaller regions this year – including Cranbrook and East Kootenay area.

Ernest Blackmore heads up the exceptional team at the Cranbrook Arby's fast-food restaurant.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Cranbrook’s Arby’s: simply the best

The Cranbrook Arby’s is providing the best customer satisfaction in the entire Arby’s franchise. Nice going, team!

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College of the Rockies’ new trades building will be named Patterson Hall, in honour of James Patterson, whose vision for trades training and post-secondary education in the East Kootenays led to the opening of College of the Rockies more than 40 years ago.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education College of the Rockies honours founder

Patterson Hall will house the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) and Electrical programs and provide work space.

Four smiling, bearded young men: Ian McCann, Doug Wagner, Jesse Roberts and Fred Williams, are the team that oversees operations at Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Hotspot: Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap

Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap is Cranbrook’s newest gastropub and craft beer taphouse, located in a cleverly converted fire hall on 11th Avenue South.

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An archery round from last year’s games in Vernon, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Get your head in the games–the 55+ B.C. Games that is!

With many people coming to Cranbrook and Kimberley for the 55+ B.C. Games, local businesses should see a boom. Here's how businesses can get involved.

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(l-r) College of the Rockies’ Board of Governors Chair, Jesse Nicholas, Lieutenant Governor’s Medal recipient, Skyla Gronen, and Governor General’s Bronze Medal and President’s Award of Excellence recipient, Bradley Schmidt joined College President and CEO David Walls at the June 8 Convocation ceremony.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies celebrates annual Convocation

One hundred fifty-two graduates were able to attend the June 8th ceremony.

WestJet Link aircraft at Canadian Rockies International Airport on June 20, 2018.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Sparwood, Small Business, Tourism, Transportation WestJet touchdown in Cranbrook

WestJet Link is a new, three-times-a-weekday travel option at the Canadian Rockies International Airport.

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Louis Nelson is the new owner/operator at Domino’s new Cranbrook location.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine Domino’s: New location, new owner

Louis Nelson, new owner/operator at Domino’s in Cranbrook, B.C., emphasizes community involvement at company’s new location

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Picture of Golden's Whitetooth Brewing Company beer.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Cuisine Kootenay craft breweries capture medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards

The Canadian Brewing Awards is Canada’s national competition for judging the quality of Canadian manufactured beer.

Fisher Peak Brewing Company’s brewmaster, Jordon Aasland, earned a gold medal for his creation, Hellroaring Scottish Ale, at the Canadian Brewing Awards.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business Fisher Peak strikes gold

Fisher Peak Brewing Company in Cranbrook, B.C., has won a gold medal at Canadian Brewing Awards for its Hellroaring Scottish Ale

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Full Curl is the first book in the Jenny Willson Mystery Series by Cranbrook author, Dave Butler.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality Full Curl by Cranbrook’s Dave Butler wins the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel

Published in September 2017, Full Curl is the first book in the Jenny Willson Mystery Series that features park warden Jenny Willson.

Tim Termunde, president and CEO, Eagle Plains Resources Ltd.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, West Kootenay, Mining, Small Business Eagle Plains goes solo on Iron Range

At the Iron Range property, where Eagle Plains Resources has exclusive ownership interest, the company is breaking with precedent.

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Car accident.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Transportation Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in the Kootenays

It would appear that whenever a major thoroughfare like Highway #3 connects with adjoining streets the potential for crashes climbs substantially.

Sign showing new home of Rite-Way RV Services.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Cranbrook’s Rite-Way R.V. Services moves and expands

The company has moved to a larger 4-acre yard and a more spacious repair facility as well as a bigger office and parts department.

The Cranbrook Garden Club being presented with a cheque.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial 2018 Community EKC Cash award winners collect a total of $7,773

The Community Cash Awards, which aimed to develop healthy and diverse communities, offered local community groups an opportunity to apply for funding.

Melanie Mark, minister of advanced education, skills and training, listens to children enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program at College of the Rockies on May 25, 2018.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education New funding for education benefits the newest generation

New provincial funding allows College of the Rockies to double the size of its Early Childhood Education Program.

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Larry and Anita Iler own Fibrenew East Kootenays.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Larry Iler repairs rips, scratches and tears

Larry and Anita Iler are the owners of the new upholstery repair business, Fibrenew East Kootenays, in Cranbrook, B.C.

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(L to R) Amie Lubbers, sales co-ordinator for Kootenay Business magazine, presents one of three Influential Women In Business awards to Stephanie McGregor, owner of The Paw Shop in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Stephanie McGregor has pawed her way to the top

Stephanie McGregor, owner of The Paw Shop in Cranbrook, B.C., has made it as a business owner through hard work and asking for help

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(L to R) Amie Lubbers, sales co-ordinator for Kootenay Business magazine, presents one of three Influential Women In Business awards to Stephanie McGregor, owner of The Paw Shop in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Animal Care, Influential Women in Business Stephanie McGregor has pawed her way to the top

Stephanie McGregor, owner of The Paw Shop in Cranbrook, B.C., has made it as a business owner through hard work and asking for help

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Exterior of the Wildhorse Surgical Clinic in Cranbrook, with construction almost complete
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business Wildhorse Surgical Clinic nears completion

Wildhorse Surgical Clinic, a sleek and modern new building in Cranbrook, is almost ready for its “family” to move in.

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Eagle Graphite has also operated a graphite operation in the Slocan region for a number of years.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson, Mining Eagle Plains acquires high-grade B.C. graphite property

The 711 ha, road-accessible Slocan Graphite Project is located 32 km northeast of Nelson, British Columbia and is owned 100% by Eagle Plains.

The new trades building at College of the Rockies will be open for classes in August 2018
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education New trades building at COTR

By September, the new trades facility at College of the Rockies will be hopping with student activity.

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St. Eugene is located near Cranbrook amongst beautiful geography.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Charity golf tournament planning advice from St. Eugene’s pro Cindy Soukoroff

It’s not too late to organize this year’s golf tournament, but you better get on it!

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Tyler McNaughton and Sacha Bentall, owners of Cutter Ranch, on horseback on their farm near Fort Steele, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Agriculture, Small Business Outstanding award for Cutter Ranch

Full-time farmers Sacha Bentall and Tyler McNaughton of Cutter Ranch received a prestigious award from an organization of their peers.

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Jennifer and Darren Krotz are the owner-operators of Canadian Rockies Landscape—winner of a 2018 Business Excellence Award—in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Insight from Cranbrook’s award-winning landscaper

Owners of Canadian Rockies Landscape talk about their history, business success and industry trends.

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Automotive Service Technician (AST) students Roger Blackmore and Cameron Birch practice their skills on a 2010 Jeep Compass SUV.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook College of the Rockies: News and Notes

Community participation and donations assist in College of the Rockies events.

Tammy Morgan has been the executive director of the Cranbrook History Centre since January 2017
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism Growing collections in history

The Cranbrook History Centre is building new housing for the trains and adding artifacts, fossils, and more merchandise in the gift shop.

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Group photo of ground-breaking ceremony.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education, Tourism, Transportation The Cranbrook History Centre announces 1st phase of a 4-million-dollar heritage railcar preservation

The Heritage Railcar Preservation building will ultimately provide a complete building to enclose and preserve the Museum’s collection of heritage railcars.

George and Rachel Freitag are the owners of Elizabeth Lake Lodge, an award-winning accommodation in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Elizabeth Lake Lodge scores again

Appreciation from customers and community are sweeping Elizabeth Lake Lodge to high rankings on lists that matter.

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Murray Shellborn (left) of Koocanusa Publications/Kootenay Business magazine presents Con Murphy of Cranbrook Pest Control with the 2018 Business-to-Business excellence award.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Cranbrook Chamber hands out the award hardware at gala event

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards gala celebrating the best in the Cranbrook business community on Saturday, April 14th, 2018.

The brains behinds the beauty of Mad Lillies Hair and Co.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Mad Lillies Hair & Co.: The passing of the torch, or rather, the shears

Mad Lillies Hair & Co. is celebrating its one-year anniversary, and the three women behind it all couldn’t be happier.

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Western Financial Place, the home arena for the Kootenay Ice Hockey Club, will have a jumbotron installed in time for the 2019-2020 hockey season.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality New features for WFP

Word has come down from the Western Hockey League that Western Financial Place must undergo upgrades to comply with league standards.

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College of the Rockies Welding students have the opportunity to perfect their skills with a welding simulator purchased thanks to funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial College of the Rockies receives funds for trades from province

College of the Rockies received more than $310,000 from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training to go toward replacing aging trades equipment.

The sign for the new Dan Joe Memorial Gymnasium was unveiled on April 6, 2018.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations ʔaq̓am Community gym now complete

On April 6, 2018, the ʔaq̓am Community celebrated the opening of the Dan Joe Memorial Gymnasium.

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The Ground Floor Co-working Space interior is shown with a large staircase.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Share space. Create opportunity.

The Ground Floor Co-working Space is a social enterprise of Community Futures East Kootenay in Cranbrook, B.C.

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