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David Walls, President and Chief Executive Officer of the College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies President David Walls signs contract extension

During his tenure, Walls has led College of the Rockies through a host of significant milestones including a celebration of the College’s fortieth anniversary

With three years as Cranbrook's mayor behind him, Lee Pratt talked with us about his team, their accomplishments and their future focus.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment Developing Cranbrook

The vision and energy at Cranbrook City Hall is focused on local and outside sources of support for long-term, sustainable economic development.

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Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield was the keynote speaker at a Columbia Basin Trust Symposium in mid-October 2017.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Education Canadian spaceman comes to the Kootenays

During his visit to Cranbrook, Colonel Chris Hadfield encouraged all of us to explore "the edge of impossible."

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East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment City of Cranbrook awarded CEA honourable mention for WFP heat recovery project at UBCM

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy presented the Climate & Energy Action Awards. The City of Cranbrook received an Honourable Mention

Cass and Matt Peterson have started up a new garbage disposal service in Cranbrook called Synergy Garbage.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Synergizing trash

Matt and Cass Peterson have started up Synergy Garbage, a new disposal service in Cranbrook

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College of the Rockies Board of Governors elected new Board Chair, Jesse Nicholas and Vice-Chair, Cindy Yates.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, First Nations College Board elects new Chair and Vice-Chair

College of the Rockies Board of Governors elected new Board Chair, Jesse Nicholas and Vice-Chair, Cindy Yates

Pacific Coastal airplane
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Transportation Pacific Coastal 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament donates to Ktunaxa Street Angels Program

Pacific Coastal 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament raised a total of $65,000

Dave Butler's new book, Full Curl
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Cranbrook author to release his new Jenny Willson mystery series

Dave Butler will be launching his new book, Full Curl, on Saturday, September 30 at the HeidOut in downtown Cranbrook

Deryn Collier
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, First Nations St. Eugene Writers Conference brings together the Kootenay’s best writers/instructors

St. Eugene will host their second writers conference, gathering award winning Canadian authors to lead three- and four-day workshops for writers

Excavators dig up 2nd Street South
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Developments Rejuvenation through reconstruction

MacKay Contracting has almost completed the reconstruction of 2nd Street South in Cranbrook

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The new RV park at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino site is situated on the banks of the scenic St. Mary River.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism A new RV park in the mix

The new St. Eugene RV Park should attract more visitors to the East Kootenay and create a micro-economy for the region

by Gerry Warner
TTheory of a Deadman, a Canadian rock band from Delta, B.C., had Key City Theatre energized during a July 2015 concert.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality Bringing joy to the community

Key City Theatre celebrates 25 years and looks forward to a sparkling future

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Smart, hardworking and ambitious are words that describe Jaime Dekkers, the new owner/operator of Cranbrook Bookkeeping
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Small Business Cranbrook Bookkeeping: the next generation

Young Jaime Dekkers is the new owner/operator of Cranbrook Bookkeeping.

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Image rendering of the Tamarack Centre
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Retail The more things change, the more they stay the same

Cranbrook’s Tamarack Centre has been the regional retail hub for the past 40 years

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Caleb Willems owns and operates East Kootenay Outdoor Specialist in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Small Business East Kootenay Outdoor Specialist keeps it simple

Caleb Willems’s goal for his clients is “more garden, less gardening.”

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Brandon Bolen, P.Eng., is a structural engineer who recently opened Bolen Engineering in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Bolen Engineering

Brandon Bolen, professional engineer, is a natural problem solver.

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Architectural drawings of the recently-built homeless shelter in Chilliwack, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Homeless Shelter Project gains momentum

Cranbrook's Homeless Shelter Coalition is picking up momentum and moving forward with a plan to build a homeless shelter

Government building
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Energy, First Nations Ktunaxa Nation Council proceeding with renewable energy installation

The Ktunaxa Nation Council is set to install solar arrays on the rooftop of the Ktunaxa Nation Government Building in Cranbrook

Adults learn in a classroom
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Revelstoke, Education, Small Business Workshops to address common non-profit needs

Columbia Basin Trust offers workshops this fall through its non-profit advisors program

Johnny Strilaeff
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial Continued growth and new programs benefit Basin residents

See the highlights from Columbia Basin Trust's 2016/17 Annual Service Plan Report

Denham Ford's recent fundraiser 'Our Hometown for Hunger' raised over $4000 for the Cranbrook Salvation Army's Soup Kitchen endowment fund.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial Cranbrook and District Community Foundation Fund for Salvation Army Soup Kitchen fund grew by $4,000

EKC helped established the CDCF endowment fund to benefit the Salvation Army’s Soup Kitchen in 2004.

Jolene Salanski became owner of the Northwest Grill in Cranbrook on August 1, 2017.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business Next phase for Northwest Grill

Jolene Salanski, owner of the Northwest Grill, looks forward to expanding the catering component of her new business.

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Barb Smythe is the owner-operator of Auntie Barb's Bakery, Bistro & Banquets in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business Auntie Barb, cook and baker

Auntie Barb’s has a new location and an expanded range of offerings.

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Doris Silva, College Director of Student Affairs.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial College welcomes return of tuition-free programs

The decision, announced by the BC government on August 8, will be in effect for September classes.

Construction site, home of the new Fitness Inc. building.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness Fitness Inc. on the move to Cranbrook industrial park

The new, two-story facility will be 12,500 square feet—some 3,800 square feet larger than its previous space.

A timber frame pavillion that was installed earlier this year at Idlewild Park by College Carpentry students.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College partners in three community projects

College of the Rockies Timber Frame and Carpentry students have been involved in a number of community-based projects over the past several months.

Kelsey and Brenda Taylor, co-owners of MJ's Floral Boutique in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business MJs Floral Boutique finds new home on Cranbrook’s Tenth Avenue

The floral business is blooming for MJ's Floral Boutique with a new storefront, walk-in cooler and private office for consultations.

Caitlin Berkheim, Tamara Mercandelli and Christel Hagn of Soulfood restaurant hosted a
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business Soulfood for community

A “long table dinner” on July 27 at Soulfood restaurant in Cranbrook showcased local food and drink producers and their wares.

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College of the Rockies offers truck driver courses with the perfect classroom setting in the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Transportation Summer road safety: Safe driving tips for truck drivers

College of the Rockies haul truck driving instructor shares his pet peeves on the road and tips for safe driving.

by Jillian Clark
College of the Rockies’ Mind Over Metal Camp participants.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Technology College hosts Mind Over Metal Camp

From July 10 to 14, eighteen youth aged 12 to 14 took part in a Mind Over Metal camp at College of the Rockies.

The Windsor Hotel in Fort Steele.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Fort Steele’s Windsor Hotel will once again be a “hotel”

A major construction project is underway at Fort Steele Heritage Town, near Cranbrook, with the historic Windsor Hotel undergoing sweeping interior renovations.

The elegant historic building that is now the hotel at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino was a residential school from 1912 to 1970.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, First Nations , Tourism The Ktunaxa are proud owners of SEGRC

The beautiful, thriving St. Eugene Resort was created by a First Nation inspired in its struggle to recover from its imposed history.

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Stephen Wik (left) toasts to new beginnings with Don Wik. In early June, Stephen bought Don's 44-year old business Rocky Mountain Print Solutions and merged it with Murray's Office Plus.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail RM Office Solutions—the new business you already know

Stephen Wik buys print business from father Don Wik, merges it with Murray's Office Plus.

The former fire hall on 11th Avenue in downtown Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism City sells Fire Hall No. 1 to group using historic building to open ‘Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap’

Construction on the new restaurant is slated to begin soon, with a projected opening in early 2018.

Wally Eddy and his motorcycle.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Transportation How to prepare for your motorcycle road test and what to expect

Wally Eddy, Cranbrook’s ICBC-certified motorcycle instructor, reveals how to avoid blunders on your bike and pass the road test

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A scenic view of the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations Ktunaxa Nation communities regain sole ownership of St. Eugene Resort

The Ktunaxa Nation announces that as of June 20, 2017 the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino is once again solely owned by the four Ktunaxa communities.

by Jesse Nicholas, Communications Manager, Ktunaxa Nation Council
Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn and Caitlin Berkhiem, owners of Soulfood restaurant, are supporting and strengthening community connections in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism Community Soulfood

The first monthly community breakfast courtesy of Soulfood restaurant in Cranbrook is all about strengthening community spirit.

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An aerial view of Koocanusa Village.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate, Tourism New direction at Koocanusa Village

Koocanusa Village is launching with new ownership and management

Participants of the Cranbrook Business Walk, held on June 28th.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Retail, Small Business Business Walk surveys 94 Cranbrook businesses

The purpose of the Cranbrook Business Walk is to help foster a prosperous business climate in the area.

The old Firehall, located on 11th Ave S. in downtown Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Old Cranbrook Firehall reportedly to be brew-pub style restaurant

The former Firehall, built in 1931 or so, was on the market for several years and was listed with Philip Jones, of Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty, Cranbrook.

Jodi Gravelle is the chief operating officer for the ?aq?am Community near Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Influential Women in Business, Kootenay Influencers Jodi Gravelle, communication conduit

Human resources and communication are Jodi Gravelle’s main focuses in her position as COO for the ʔaq̓am Community.

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College of the Rockies Board of Governors member Jesse Nicholas (l) along with College President David Walls (r) presented academic medals to Shelley Bergeron (2nd from left) and Darcie Musil (2nd from right).
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies celebrates annual convocation

Walls encouraged graduates to, in contrast to some world events, approach each other with kindness and a caring for our future and the future of our communities

Brenda Palmer, founder and owner of Mrs. Palmer's Pantry in Cranbrook, B.C., has the support of family, friends, customers and—just possibly—an angel on her shoulder.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business, Kootenay Influencers Brenda Palmer is taking her chips to the bank

Brenda Palmer believes that we should value our time as much or more than we do our money, and invest both wisely.

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Bill Bennett
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Mining Eagle Plains Resources: former BC Mines Minister Bill Bennett appointed to the Board of Directors

Based in Cranbrook, B.C., Eagle Plains continues to conduct research, acquire and explore mineral projects throughout western Canada.

Julie Taylor and Natasha Benson.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Juice goes raw at Cranbrook’s new juicery

Co-founders Julie Taylor and Natasha Benson recently opened Cranbrook's first dedicated cold-pressed juicery called The Raw House.

Cranbrook
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial Cranbrook Tourism continues to make progress

Foundational work of the Cranbrook Tourism Society continues to move forward in the Key City

James Patrick
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality James Patrick signed as new head coach of Kootenay Ice, Jon Klemm as associate coach

The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club have signed James Patrick to a three-year contract as the new head coach of the team and 8th in Franchise history.

Real estate sign announcing new home of Wildhorse Surgical.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Real Estate Wildhorse Surgical to build new offices in Cranbrook

Called Wildhorse Surgical, the new professional offices will be home to Dr. Robert Mondin and Dr. Ryan Cain.

Matt Cockell
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality Q&A with the new Ice GM

The Kootenay Ice have a new owner and general manager. Find out how Matt Cockell plans to run the organization.

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