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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

by Kerry Shellborn
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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Jack Moes, dean of trades and technology at College of the Rockies, is pleased about the imminent $10-million expansion of the trades teaching facility.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Education, Kootenay Influencers Jack Moes influences futures

Jack Moes, dean of trades and technology at College of the Rockies, has an affinity for relevant, practical, applied learning.

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Ron Toyota, mayor of Creston, B.C., is a second-generation Canadian who was born and raised in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston Creston, B.C., update, 2017

Methodically and carefully, Mayor Ron Toyota and the Town council of Creston are making the community’s strategic plan a reality.

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Wayne Stetski, MP for Kootenay Columbia, at his office in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Riondel, Salmo, Kootenay Influencers Stetski on year one as MP

Wayne Stetski, MP for Kootenay-Columbia, believes in non-partisanship and working collaboratively to make a better Canada.

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Picture of Rod Giles, new board member for the College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Education College of the Rockies’ Board announces appointment

“The Board of Governors plays an important role in overseeing the strategic direction and management of the College,” said President and CEO, David Walls.

Irvin and Evelyn Sobry pose inside their store, Lectric Avenue Electronics.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business, Technology What to do when you retire: Start a business!

There’s no time to be bored at Lectric Avenue Electronics

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Picture collage of Rob Schepers, president of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce and the downtown Creston area.
Creston, Tourism Summer greetings from Creston

Rob Schepers, outgoing president of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, offers a few words on the bright future of the community.

by Rob Schepers, past president, Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce
Scenic view of Nelson from top of mountain.
Cranbrook, Creston, Golden, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Agriculture, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Top 10 most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays — Summer 2016

Ever thought of owning your own business and living the Kootenay lifestyle? Here is a sampling of businesses available in the area.

Building being renovated, with fence around construction site.
Creston, Developments, Retail Major renovations underway at Northstar Creston

The GM dealership in Creston is getting a much-needed facelift this summer.

Tanya Wall is the director for Area B in the Central Kootenay region. She and her partner, Ralph Casemore, share a lifelong love of the Creston Valley.
Creston Influencing Creston

The influence of regional and municipal leaders is found in every aspect of community life in B.C.’s Creston Valley.

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Ralph Casemore and Tanya Wall are redeveloping the former Kootenay Hotel in Creston. The new facility, called Casey's Community House, will likely open in spring of 2017.
Creston, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Small Business, Tourism Kootenay Hotel redux

A bright new future is planned for the former Kootenay Hotel in Creston, B.C.

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Practitioners at the Full Circle Health Centre are excited to have a newly re-opened clinic to serve their clients.
Creston, Health & Wellness Moving forward at Full Circle Health Centre

The Full Circle Health Centre in Creston, B.C., has welcomed new practitioners and is now qualified as a traditional Chinese medicine centre

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Ben and Claudia Herrera are standing in one of their wheat fields in Creston, B.C.
Creston, Agriculture When it comes to wheat

The owners of Treasure Life Flour Mills have invested years into growing grain products that they can stand behind

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Paris Marshall Smith, kneeling in a large cultivated field.
Creston, Agriculture Cultivating opportunity with Fields Forward

The Creston Valley has a new initiative that is moving the food and agriculture economy forward.

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College of the Rockies instructor Rachel Beck.
Cranbrook, Creston, Cuisine, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies co-sponsoring Herb Conference in Creston

The theme of this year’s conference is Herbs: A Part of Everyday Life and celebrates the centuries-old tradition of using herbs for food and medicine.

Bill Doeleman, owner and instructor at Creston Driving Academy, is standing next to one of the academy cars.
Creston, Small Business, Transportation Driving safety forward

Bill Doeleman is helping Creston’s driving students learn new skills with his business, Creston Driving Academy

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Creston, B.C., has a thriving business community.
Creston, Small Business Creston Valley chamber 2016

The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce is undergoing changes at the top and promoting growth at the base.

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Photograph of Paris Marshall Smith
Creston, Small Business Creston’s Directed Funds Committee welcomes Fields Forward Coordinator Paris Marshall Smith

Paris comes well equipped for the many tasks this will include – from research to project design to fundraising.

Eric Lawson, new regional Black Press publisher for the company's West Kootenay/Boundary area.
Creston, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nelson, Rossland, Trail West Kootenay Black Press papers get new regional publisher

Eric Lawson replaces Chuck Bennett, who had been group publisher since 2007.

The Yaqan Nukiy School at the Ktunaxa reserve in Creston, B.C., has recently opened a new school building.
Creston, Education, First Nations A place to grow and learn

The Yaqan Nukiy School on the Ktunaxa reserve in Creston, B.C., has a new building to best serve its elementary students and community

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Picture of Kokanee Ford in Creston, B.C.
Creston, Retail Creston’s Kokanee Ford wins prestigious Diamond Club President’s Award

The President's Award is presented annually to those dealerships who demonstrate outstanding achievement in sales and customer satisfaction

Rosemary Phillips is acting economic sector director for the Ktunaxa Nation
Cranbrook, Creston, Invermere, First Nations , Small Business Ktunaxa plan for the future

The Ktunaxa Nation is taking steps to achieve self-sufficiency for all Ktunaxa people who reside within its traditional territory.

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Picture of Mike Fitzpatrick, new manager at the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Creston Mike Fitzpatrick new manager at Creston Chamber of Commerce

Mike brings to the Chamber a contagious enthusiasm, a great sense of humour, and an unmistakable drive to pull his community together to benefit everyone.

Tammy Murphy (L) and Jessica Piccinin own Quack Me Up! Farm and Hatchery, a duck business that has relocated to Creston, B.C.
Creston, Agriculture, Animal Care A future in her roots

Jessica Piccinin, owner of Root and Vine Acres, found her calling in producing wholesome food on her farm in the Creston Valley

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Windermere Valley Golf Course, on the sunny east side of the Columbia Valley is always one of the region's first golf courses to open.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Castlegar, Christina Lake, Golden, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail Projected 2016 opening dates for Kootenay golf courses

Here's a list of Kootenay Golf Course opening dates we have been able to track down.

Picture of Gord McArthur, world-class ice climber from Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Castlegar, Golden, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail, Small Business Don’t miss world-class climber, Gord McArthur, guest speaker at 40 under 40 luncheon

Kootenay Business sought out the top 40 young business leaders in the Kootenay/Boundary/ Revelstoke areas to honour this group of under-40-year-old rising stars

Jessica Piccinin with her 408 kilogram (900 lb) pig, Annie.
Creston Jessica Piccinin

Having dirty fingernails is a prerequisite for this job

Revelstoke Credit Union's recently constructed new building.
Cranbrook, Creston, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Financial Biggest credit unions in the Kootenays – ranked by assets

According to a list published by Business in Vancouver newspaper these are the largest credit unions in the Kootenays.

Scott Veitch.
Creston, Real Estate Creston Realtor Scott Veitch receives appointment

Veitch has been elected board chair by the British Columbia Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance Corporation.

Label for Bad Duck Caramel Company.
Creston, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Wynndel’s Bad Duck Caramel expands beyond local markets

Got a sweet tooth? Small artisan company, Bad Duck Caramel, will soon be in Overwaitea Food Group stores across BC and Alberta.

Aerial view of Wynndel Box and Lumber.
Creston, Forestry Canfor announces the purchase of Creston’s Wynndel Box and Lumber

The agreement is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

Dr. Catherine Mateer (UVic) and Dr. Stan Chung (College of the Rockies) sign two new partnership agreements as (L-R) deans of instruction Heather Hepworth and Darrell Bethune, director of student affairs Doris Silva and dean of instruction Jack Moes look on.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Golden, Education Attend university at the college

Students can attend their first and second year of university at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.

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It is expected that the 2016 Career & Job Fair at College of the Rockies will be an empowering event for employers and job seekers.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Golden, Education Serious opportunities at the 2016 Career Fair

The 2016 Career & Job Fair at College of the Rockies can provide you with links to employment in many fields.

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Graphic for the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Business.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Elkford, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Golden, Grand Forks, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Retail, Small Business Call for nominations 40 Under 40—Rising Stars in Business

We invite your business to join in supporting and saluting these young business professionals (under 40) who deserve to be recognized.

The board of directors for the Regional District of Central Kootenay consists of one representative from each of 11 electoral areas and nine municipalities.
Creston, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Riondel, Salmo 50 years of RDCK

Central Kootenay has a 50-year history of co-operation between the municipalities and the electoral districts.

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A young florist reading a book in a flower shop.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Castlegar, Golden, Nelson, Small Business Who’s reading what?

Books, pod casts, magazines or blogs? What is the go-to for Kootenay Business people?

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Ron Toyota, mayor of Creston, B.C.
Creston Quietly caring for Creston

Ron Toyota, mayor of Creston, B.C., calls on his experience to help him do the best job possible for his community.

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Street view of Gold-N-Treasures in Creston, BC.
Creston, Mining, Retail, Small Business Size of Creston’s Gold-N-Treasures store doubles

Gold-N-Treasures has now expanded into two different, but complimentary stores—a 'rock shop' and a gift shop.

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