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Two children sit on a small orange tractor with sunshine piercing through a tree.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Cuisine, Small Business Cardinals flock to Creston to build their nest at Red Bird Estate Winery

Remi and Shannon Cardinal, owners of Red Bird Estate Winery in Creston, B.C., have started a ma ’n’ pa winery

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A computer-generated rendering of the new Kootenay Lake ferry.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Nelson, Transportation A new electric-ready ferry is set to arrive on Kootenay Lake in 2022

Michelle Mungall, MLA of Nelson-Creston, highlights some of the features of the new ferry set to arrive on Kootenay Lake in 2022

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Colourful storefront of Kootenay Virtual Reality
East Kootenay, Creston, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Virtual reality has a home in Creston

The virtual reality experience is a new entertainment option in the Kootenay region thanks to Kootenay Virtual Reality in Creston, B.C.

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A blind golf competitor uses the assistance of a coach as he sets up a shot.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Kimberley, Tourism The Kootenays: a destination for blind golf this summer

With three events planned for July, the East Kootenay is a busy location for the sport of blind golf thanks to local advocate and competitor, Darren Douma

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East Kootenay Teacher Education program students at College of the Rockies’ Cranbrook
campus host bake sales as one way to raise funds for local schools. Pictured (back row l-r Martha
Palmer, Nicole Hare, Josie Ruoss, EdSA President, Erin Kaldstad. Seated l-r Brooke Leyenhorst, Carly Trinder)
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Kimberley, Education East Kootenay Teacher Education students give back to local schools

Program, held in partnership with UVic, fundraises to thank local schools for support

A Centex gas and convenience store is being built along Highway 3 in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, Developments, Transportation New Centex gas station coming to Creston

The high profile location should be ideal to capture Highway 3 traffic, especially being situated across from the busy Tim Horton's store

Sign advertising Secondhand Heaven's new location in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business Creston’s Second Hand Heaven finds new home

The new location gives the store a new high visibility location fronting busy Highway #3

logo for the 40 under 40 list, with Rising Stars written in orange writings
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood 40 under 40: The East Kootenay list

Introducing the East Kootenay nominees for our 40 under 40 list.

Darrell Kemle is the second-generation owner of Kemlee Equipment in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Developments Kemlee Equipment and Kubota expands with new facility in Creston

Kemlee Equipment in Creston, B.C., is investing in a new spacious facility for its Kubota dealership

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Brittany's Flower Farm in Creston, B.C.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Retail, Small Business Brittany’s Flower Farm has opened in Creston, B.C.

Brittany Tilling has a green thumb and a love of plants and flowers. She is now ready to share her love with the town of Creston and surrounding Kootenays.

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Ron Toyota is the mayor of Creston and the contact person for economic development in the town and the surrounding valley.
East Kootenay, Creston, Health & Wellness Committed to a better Creston

Readily available health care and prompt emergency response are high priorities for the Town of Creston’s residents and administration.

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The Sirdar Station Pub has undergone renovations but still maintains its historic charm.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Small Business Renovations 90 years in the making at the Sirdar Station Pub

Charly Harwood has (re)done it all at the Sirdar Station Pub

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The High Caliber team can work on up to seven vehicles at a time.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business, Transportation Team approach sets a higher standard — celebrating 10 years of service

High Caliber Auto Collision & Repair is a 4,800-square-foot, state-of-the-art collision repair facility incorporating the latest in industry equipment.

Shown is the front of the Pealow's Your Independent Grocer storefront.
East Kootenay, Creston, Retail Refreshing Pealow’s

Pealow’s Your Independent Grocer in Creston has added online grocery shopping

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Ron Toyota, mayor of Creston, wearing his chain of office
East Kootenay, Creston Ron Toyota returns

Ron Toyota talks about his 10 years as mayor and the accomplishments of the team at Creston’s Town Hall.

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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

Darkwoods and Next Creek are located along Kootenay Lake, between Nelson and Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Nelson, Environment Governments of Canada and British Columbia invest in expansion of Darkwoods Conservation Area

Funding kick-starts Nature Conservancy of Canada campaign for conservation in the Canadian Rockies

Photo from Lit Photo/Video Creston, B.C., of a light effect with steel wool over the camera lens.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business Lit Photo/Video Creston brings creativity to life in the Kootenays

Dennis Charles’s new business in Creston combines his passion for photography with helping other local businesses craft their brand’s image.

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William Doeleman, a former law enforcement officer, is the founder and operator of Creston Driving Academy.
East Kootenay, Creston, Education, Small Business, Best of Business Creston Driving Academy

William Doeleman loves to help people to obtain and retain their independence through safe, competent driving.

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A vista shot of the Creston Valley
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Riondel, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism A new brand of tourism: Creston Valley-Kootenay Lake Route

A new tourism brand has surfaced that unites the Creston Valley and the Kootenay Lake area to create a collective campaign for the ages.

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Kitt Santano is the founder and owner of Swift Internet Services in Creston, B.C.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Applauding Creston’s influencers

Creston is fortunate to have these people of influence working in many sectors of the community.

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Vern Gorham, manager of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, proudly shows some items of Creston's locally produced art, available in the chamber of commerce building.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business, Tourism The Creston Valley chamber: growing steady

Vern Gorham, manager of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, is busy building foundations and keeping an eye on his budgets.

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Remi Cardinal, owner of Red Bird Estate Winery in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality Red Bird Estate Winery — Creston’s newest Vineyard and Winery

Red Bird Estate Winery is owned and operated by Shannon and Remi Cardinal.

The sow and her babies were the fair’s big hit out of the many attractions that appeared at last year’s fair.
East Kootenay, Creston, Fairmont Hot Springs, Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism 100 years of fall fair fun

Here is how the community plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Creston Valley Fall Fair.

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Rylee Christenson, shown here in Glacier National Park, became the manager of the Creston Valley Farmers Market in April 2018.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Small Business, Tourism The new face of the Creston Valley Farmers Market

After studying people, places and natural systems for her B.Sc. in geography, Rylee Christenson is managing the Creston Valley Farmers Market.

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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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The former Kootenay Hotel in Creston has been transformed, from top to bottom, into Casey's Community House.
East Kootenay, Creston, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Casey’s Community House brings the “wow” factor to Creston

Casey’s Community House is a new restaurant in a beautifully refurbished heritage building in downtown Creston.

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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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Lana Schanzenbach is holding several of her Little Lunches Reusable Wraps.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Environment, Small Business Little Lunches Reusable Wraps reduce your plastic use

Little Lunches Reusable Wraps keep food fresh and reduce plastic use in your lunchbox

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Dan Moberg (centre) is owner, manager, labourer, janitor and CEO of Kootenay Insulation Systems Ltd.
East Kootenay, Creston, Fernie, Developments The codes, they are a-changin’

Find out what you need to know about the BC Energy Step Code from Dan Moberg, CEO of Kootenay Insulation Systems Ltd.

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The front of Overwaitea Foods in Kimberley is pictured
East Kootenay, Creston, Kimberley, Retail Overwaitea to Save-On

Overwaitea Foods stores in Kimberley and Creston have rebranded to Save-On-Foods

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Darrell Kemle, owner of Kemlee Equipment Ltd. in Creston, posed with a large, red Kubota-brand machine.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Small Business Kemlee comes to Cranbrook

Creston-based Kemlee Equipment Ltd. has opened a parts depot in Cranbrook.

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Jason Louie, chief of the Lower Kootenay Indian Band, appears in his ceremonial headdress and colourful beaded vest
East Kootenay, Creston, First Nations , Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Chief and influencer

Jason Louie, chief of the Lower Kootenay Indian Band, remembers his roots and works to improve life for the next generations.

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Darrell Kemle is the owner/operator of Kokanee Ford and Kemlee Equipment Ltd. in Creston, B.C.
East Kootenay, Creston, Retail, Small Business, Top 10 Business People Darrell Kemle

Darrell Kemle’s businesses run on a tried-and-true combination: high-quality product at a fair price, backed by exceptional customer service.

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Picture of front of the new Independent Grocer in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Retail Re-branded Extra Foods now Pealow’s Independent Grocer in Creston

Brian and Julie Pealow are the new owners of the Loblaw’s franchise in Creston, now called Pealow’s Independent Grocer.

Picture of worker in wood factory.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Forestry, Small Business Two Kootenay companies finalists in BC Export Awards

The BC Export Awards annually seeks out BC’s Top Exporters and honours companies for their excellence and achievements in 9 categories.

Brendan and Paige Mulder run their new restaurant, Mulder’s, in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine Culinary creativity in Creston

Mulder’s is a new, open-concept restaurant in Creston, B.C., where chefs create meals in the middle of the dining room

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Creston Hotel
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Small Business Jimmy’s Pub in the Creston Hotel: Where everybody knows your name

Creston Hotel and Jimmy’s Pub have undergone a radical modernization transformation

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Skimmerhorn Winery.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Two Calgary commodity traders new owners of Creston’s Skimmerhorn Winery

Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard is a 19.74 acre parcel of land in Creston, complete with a tasting room and bistro.

East Kootenay, Creston Rockies Law expands to Creston with purchase of Graham Temple’s law firm

Rockies Law offers a wide variety of services to individuals, small business, national and multi-national corporations and government.

Biking and hiking trails in Electoral Area A, Central Kootenay, offer dramatically beautiful views.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Tourism Kootenay Lake: Seeking amenity migrants

The culture of Area A, Central Kootenay, is based on activities in nature and the creativity and warmth of the people in its small communities.

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Aaron Lucke, owner of Wynndel Electric, is providing a mobile solar station to the vendors at the Creston Valley Farmers Market.
East Kootenay, Creston, Energy, Small Business, Technology Solar-powered market

Aaron Lucke, owner of Wynndel Electric, is providing a mobile solar station to power the Creston Valley Farmers Market.

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Jen Comer has been growing the impact of the Creston Valley Farmers Market since she became its manager in 2010.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Celebrating the Creston Valley: The little farmers market that could

“I think passionate people can get a lot done if you just give them some appropriate direction and let them run with their ideas.” —Jen Comer

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Flowering trees enhance the curb appeal of Creston Town Hall.
East Kootenay, Creston Creston’s OCP is official

Supporting the vision for a more prosperous, inclusive, responsible community is a big job, and the community of Creston is on it.

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Joy Barrett, cultural development officer for Nelson, B.C., and executive director of Castlegar Sculpturewalk, stands within “Sculpture Walk” by Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Hans Winter (2016).
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers The power of art in Nelson, B.C.

Joy Barrett combines creativity and hard-headed business sense in her work as cultural development officer for the City of Nelson, B.C.

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Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski joined representatives from the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce to open the 2017 Creston Valley Trade Show.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business Creston Valley Chamber, 2017

Recent changes at the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Creston Visitor Centre have empowered both organizations to thrive.

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Jen Comer has business savvy that has served Creston well.
East Kootenay, Creston Jen Comer is fostering community spirit

Jen Comer has taken her business knowledge and used it to make the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market thrive.

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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 Chad Wobshall: Creston’s great crate company

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

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Justin Storm became general manager of J.H. Huscroft Ltd. in 2013, at the age of 30.
East Kootenay, Creston, Forestry, 40 Under 40 Justin Storm, Creston’s dedicated lumberman

Justin Storm appreciates the collaboration among Creston’s businesses and community agencies, supporting the local economy.

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