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Picture of heartbeet Bistro.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Kimberley’s heartbeet bistro is closing its doors

Heartbeet bistro on Howard Street in Kimberley will permanently close its doors on April 30th, 2017

Pictured in this photo (L to R): Ferraro Foods's Jodi Bradford; Karen Parkinson; Carolyn Whitley (Starbucks manager); Matthew Newton and Danny Ferraro as they excitedly announced the new Starbucks to the local Trail Times newspaper.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Trail’s Ferraro Foods brewing up a brand new Starbucks

The iconic coffee shop is slated to be up and running by summer 2017.

Popular Fernie Brewing Company is undergoing renovations starting in early April.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Fernie Brewing Company announces major expansion: closed to public during renovations

Fernie Brewing Company is in expansion mode and plans to close their store and tasting room during the renovations.

The pot is into a plastic bag that is inside the solar collector.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Energy, Environment Faisal Jhandir of Fernie, B.C., has invented a portable solar kitchen

Retired physician Faisal Jhandir is on a mission to save the planet with solar cooking

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Steve Mercandelli (left), sales manager at Cranbrook Dodge is congratulated on being Cranbrook's Business Person of the Year by Brent Jossy of Scotia Bank and a representative of the Bankers Association of Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business Business Excellence Awards handed out by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce

"From vibrant non-profits to young entrepreneurs and successful businesses, we have a lot to celebrate and recognize," stated the Chamber of Commerce.

Evie Tjader
West Kootenay, Cuisine, Small Business Simmer Down in Fruitvale

Evie Tjader is an experienced cook, now serving homemade meals at her new restaurant, Simmer Down Café in Fruitvale, B.C.

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Kris Murrell is a new arrival in the Columbia Valley and the new owner of Smoking Waters Coffee Co. in Fairmont Hot Springs.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Smoking Waters, a Columbia Valley classic

A streamlined menu allows Smoking Waters Coffee Co. to focus on high quality fare.

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Tim Wiley, owner/operator of Rustic Crust Pizza, loves to provide delectable fare for the people in and around Trail, B.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Tim Wiley, Trail’s favourite pizza man

“All the environments I encounter are positive because, well . . . pizza!” said Tim Wiley, owner of Rustic Crust Pizza in Trail, B.C.

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Robin Dixon is standing in the middle of her store, The Grater Good in Kimberley’s Platzl, surrounded by a rainbow of colourful kitchen items—from dishware and linens to kitchen appliances, gadgets, and pots and pans.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Retail “For the love of food, family and friends” is the tagline of this new kitchen shop

For Robin Dixon, opening The Grater Good in Kimberley has allowed her to share her love of cooking and entertaining

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Girl on bike riding in downtown Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Two new craft distilleries planned for Fernie

Fernie Distillers Inc. and Lost Boys Distilling Company may be two new additions to the Fernie business community.

Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn and Caitlin Berkhiem are the owners of Soulfood restaurant in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook’s Soulfood

Exquisite, ethical edibles are the trademark of Cranbrook’s Soulfood restaurant.

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Picture of table with various bottles of olive oils on it.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business Olives Unstuffed Tasting House opens in Kimberley

Are you a foodie? Then be sure to check out Kimberley's newest storefront, the Olives Unstuffed Tasting House, purveyor of speciality olive oils and vinegars.

Night view of downtown Kaslo.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Kaslo set to welcome Angry Hen Brewing Company

The owners of the new brewery are hoping to be operational by mid-2017.

Entrance to the new Kootenay Co-op.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Retail Take a photo tour of the new Kootenay Co-op location in Nelson

The new space for Kootenay Co-op in Nelson is a welcoming and spacious spot for shopping and socializing.

Gerry Taft, mayor of Invermere.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Invermere mayor sells café and gelato business

Owner of his gelato shop-cafe business since May 2004, Gerry thanked valley residents and visitors for their support and his staff for their hard work.

Owner of Mexican restaurant Taqueria el Corazon, Betty Gutierrez.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Taqueria el Corazon restaurant opens in Kaslo

Taqueria el Corazon started as a food truck, but recently, owner Betty Gutierrez decided to put down roots and set up a brick and mortar location.

Kayte Rock’s soups meet the health and  nutritional demands of today’s educated consumers. Here, she stands in her kitchen.
West Kootenay, New Denver, Cuisine, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business Follow the seasons with soups made in New Denver, B.C.

Soup du Jar in New Denver, B.C., is Kayte Rock’s pride and joy

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Estate winery
Cuisine, Small Business, Technology SOAHC Estate Wines opens new facility

SOAHC Estate Wines is pleased to announce the completion of a new state-of-the-art biodynamic winery.

Sign for Backroads Brewing Company.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Award winning brewer Mike Kelly joins Nelson’s new Backroads Brewing Co.

Backroads Brewing Company is a start-up brewery located in the heart of Baker Street, in downtown Nelson.

Picture of Gord Demaniuk.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Keeping it in the family at Fernie Brewing Co.

One staff member who undoubtedly was pivotal to the team for the last 5 years, was Fernie’s Brewmaster Gord Demaniuk.

Picture of guest ranch.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Animal Care, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Top 10 most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays — Fall 2016 edition

From pub and restaurants to guest ranches and pet stores the Kootenays definitely has a unique line up of business ventures for sale.

The Farm Fresh Cafe getting ready to open in the Savoy Hotel in downtown Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism New Savoy Hotel sparkles in downtown Nelson

The revamped hotel features a high-end restaurant/lounge, craft beer facility, a nighclub and the new front-of-house bistro, The Farm Fresh Cafe.

Elana Rosenfeld is the CEO of Kicking Horse Coffee based in Invermere.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Fifteen coffee roasters/producers in Kootenay Region

It's National Coffee Day on September 29 - celebrate with a cup of java from one of these Kootenay-based purveyors.

Collin Johnston manages Cranbrook’s Heritage Inn. He’s quick to point out his Saskatchewan Roughrider memorabilia, which you’ll see if you step inside his office.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Cranbrook’s Heritage Inn is a welcoming place of both travellers and locals alike

With over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Collin Johnston knows how to get the most out of his staff and make guests feel welcome.

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Joy Guyot (L) and Michelle Nagy-Deak are co-owners of the French Connection Cheese Club in Golden.
West Kootenay, Golden, Cuisine, Small Business Cheese and so much more

The French Connection Cheese Club in Golden has been such a success that it’s moved to a bigger location and added a licensed bistro to boot.

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Aerial view of Hopkins Harvest
East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Environment, Small Business Harvesting the sun

Produce isn’t the only thing the Hopkins are harvesting—sunlight is next on their agenda.

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Outside of the Kang Nam restaurant, showing sign.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine Kang Nam Korean Food now open in Cranbrook

The owners of two successful restaurants in Kimberley and Cranbrook have opened a third.

Picture of Fisher Creek Brewing Company beer in cans.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Cranbrook’s Fisher Peak Brewing Company now canning beer

Fisher Peak Brewing Company, located on Cranbrook's Baker Street, is now canning three types of beer in convenient six packs.

Picture of a person holding a coffee cup with the words 'Steam Donkey Coffee' printed on it.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Small Business Kimberley’s Steam Donkey Coffee roasts up a new location

Steam Donkey Coffee has moved to a new location just north of the Platz at 82 Wallinger Avenue in Kimberley.

Animal Care, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 29 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a weekly snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Row of craft beers by Over Time Beer Works
Kimberley, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism Kimberley’s new craft micro brewery now open

With the addition of Over Time Beer Works in Kimberley, there are now 118 craft breweries in B.C.

Picture of owner Erna Jenson, and her new business 'de-lights', a gelato shop in downtown Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Developments, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Part II: Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in Kimberley

New and exciting business ventures are changing the face of this increasingly hip mountain town.

Tom and Kathy Frauley, owners and cooks at Dawn's Early Rising Cafe in Castlegar, stand outside their restaurant.
Castlegar, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Sunshine and flavour

Come sit down at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe for a family meal

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Simon Kelly and Angela Peebles are the owners and sole employees of Toast, a breakfast and brunch restaurant in Nelson, B.C.
Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Toast of Nelson

Delicious, healthy, homemade food is the standard at Toast Restaurant in Nelson, B.C.

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The outside and patio of Big Bang Bagels in Fernie, B.C.
Fernie, Cuisine Get a bang out of your bagel

Taste the quality and freshness in a Big Bang Bagel.

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The Patio overlooking Kootenay Lake at Finley's Bar & Grill.
Nelson, Cuisine, Tourism Homemade food enjoyed in a patio setting

What do you look for in a restaurant—trendy and fun atmosphere, or delicious homemade food? Finley's Bar and Grill has both.

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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.

Picture of Livia Lara, new manager of the Cranbrook Farmer's Market, and Erna Jensen, previous manager.
Cranbrook, Agriculture, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Cranbrook Farmer’s Market has new manager

Livia Lara will be taking over as manager of the popular downtown Cranbrook market starting in June.

Mary Austin, Nicole Cherlet, Tanya Finley and Kayla Sebastian received  Influential Women in Business Awards from Kootenay Business magazine.
Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Grand Forks, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Cuisine, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business 2016 IWIB recap

Seven businesswomen received the Kootenay Business magazine Influential Women in Business Awards for 2016.

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Sal Salame, owner of Rocky's Donair Cranbrook, slicing beef for a Donair.
Cranbrook, Cuisine One year and counting for Rocky’s Donair in Cranbrook, B.C.

Rocky's Donair introduced donairs to Cranbrook a year ago.

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Kayla Sebastian is the owner and chef at The Wooden Spoon Bistro & Bake Shop in Grand Forks, B.C.
Grand Forks, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism The way to a community’s heart

Kayla Sebastian of the wildly popular Wooden Spoon Bistro & Bake Shop in Grand Forks, B.C., dishes up positivity, exceptional food and love.

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In November 2015, Kevin McDonald became the executive chef at the West Coast Grill in Cranbrook's Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort.
Cranbrook, Cuisine, Tourism New chef at West Coast Grill

Executive chef Kevin McDonald likes to be creative and diverse in his culinary offerings rather than sticking to a specialty.

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A new restaurant is being built on Highway 95A in Marysville.
Kimberley, Cuisine, Developments Marysville’s newest restaurant under construction

Though there aren't many details available about the new restaurant, it is being constructed out of empty metal storage/shipping containers or "sea cans".

Picture of craft distillery.
Invermere, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism New distillery coming to Invermere

Taynton Bay Distillers are planning to produce vodka, gin and an un-aged whiskey which should be available for the summer or fall of 2016.

Troy Pyett and Carly Hadfield of the Lion's Head Smoke & Brew Pub in Castlegar, B.C.
Castlegar, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism Honours to the Lion’s Head

Leadership and determined teamwork took the Lion’s Head Pub from a state of mouldering decay to one of vibrant significance in Castlegar.

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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.

Jordan Perkins knows his way around the Boston Pizza kitchen.
Castlegar, Cuisine, Small Business Castlegar’s enterprising entrepreneur

“I knew I wanted to own a restaurant by the time I was 25, and I almost made it—it took me until I was 26.” —Jordan Perkins

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Sydney and Taylor Salvador are standing in front of their Chopsticks Truck.
Fernie, Cuisine, Small Business Foodies in Fernie

Food trucks that are taking other North American cities by storm have arrived in the Kootenays.

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