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Workers at the Driftwood Creek project site.
East Kootenay, Developments, Mining MGX Minerals engages Hatch Ltd. for Magnesium Metal Study at Driftwood Creek, British Columbia

The Hatch study will evaluate process routes, and order of magnitude capital and operating cost estimates for an initial 10,000 tonne per year processing plant.

Graphic showing the recreation grants that Columbia Basin Trust will be funding.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Environment, Financial, Health & Wellness Improving rec spaces keeps residents active

Columbia Basin Trust provides $3 million for 53 new recreation infrastructure projects

Mike and Melissa MacKay own Cinch Homes in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate, 40 Under 40 Mike and Melissa MacKay

Mike and Melissa MacKay, owners of Cinch Homes in Fernie, B.C., provide high-quality, affordable housing options in the Elk Valley and surrounding areas

Ned Johnson of Innovation Building Group and Vidorra Developments, plans to build a mixed commercial and residential building in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments High-quality housing for Golden

Ned Johnson of Vidorra Developments in Golden hopes to break ground on the Oso rental apartment project in 2018.

This is an artist's rendering of the proposed Kicking Horse River Dike Improvement Project in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Mining, Real Estate Good news from Golden

Golden is seeing more tourists year round, a significant increase in housing starts and responsible improvements in infrastructure.

Collage of photos depicting people across rural BC.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial BC Rural Dividend grants support projects in Kootenays

The Government of British Columbia is providing over $103,000 for cultural, social and infrastructure projects in the Kootenay region.

Smitty's Family Restaurant sign.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality New Smitty’s Restaurant opening soon in Cranbrook

Smitty's Restaurant is a Canada-wide chain of family-friendly restaurants.

In photo: Chief Alfred Joseph, ?akisq’nuk First Nation and Wendy Booth, Vice-Chair, Columbia Basin Trust Board of Directors.
East Kootenay, Developments, Financial, First Nations Ɂakisq’nuk to build new rec centre

Columbia Basin Trust provides $500,000 to help realize a community dream

Students in Selkirk College’s Carpentry Foundation Program have been busy putting together the pieces of a pair of ice rinks for the Blewett Conservation Society which will be assembled at the Morning Mountain Recreational Area just west of Nelson in December.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Education Selkirk College Carpentry class helps Blewett outdoor rink project

A new winter recreation amenity will soon be available in the region when the Blewett Conservation Society's outdoor rink project is completed.

The Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association is gathering funds and support to build an indoor soccer & sports facility.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Health & Wellness RDEK Gives KEYSA $130K for new indoor soccer facility

The youth soccer organization is currently gathering funds and support to build a $1.7 million indoor soccer/sports facility in Cranbrook.

West Fernie restructure work as been ongoing. This is a picture of Phase 1 completed last year.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments 115 more West Fernie properties are now officially part of the City of Fernie

Approximately 115 properties on the north side of Highway 3 in West Fernie are now officially part of the City of Fernie.

The Windsor Hotel, located in the Fort Steele Heritage Town.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Update: The Restoration is Complete at Fort Steele’s Windsor Hotel

The Windsor stands to this day on its original location and is classified as an official heritage building.

Map of potential 12 premium development sites of multi family for pre-sale.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate Nelson Landing waterfront property goes up for sale

The owners of Nelson Landing are reaching out to developers and builders in Nelson to invite them to express their creative ideas on the lakefront property

Wild Horse Surgical's new clinic is under construction near Hot Shots Cafe.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook Developments and New Business Roundup

The Cranbrook and area business landscape has been busy over the last 12 months, with businesses expanding, renovating and updating.

Overhead view of pool at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort.
West Kootenay, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Developments Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort looks to build 10-unit staff housing

The resort, owned and operated by the Lower Kootenay Band, is requesting approval to build a 10-unit, two-storey housing structure.

A wooden structure is under construction
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness Spacious fitness with a new view

Trevor Zak, Fitness Inc. CEO, is excited about the company’s new facility in Cranbrook, B.C.

An excavator digs a deep trench where a road used to be.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments Welcome to the family, West Fernie

Phase 2 of the West Fernie Servicing and Restructure project is nearing completion

Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Real Estate Kimberley’s Mayor highlights many positives happening in city

At the recent Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, Kimberley’s Mayor Don McCormick was one of the guest speakers.

Nicole Fricot is the director of community economic development in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Financial, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Nicole Fricot for Revelstoke development

Building permit applications are piling up at Revelstoke City Hall, and Nicole Fricot, community economic development director, is busy.

New Sushi & More restaurant.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Animal Care, Cuisine, Developments, Health & Wellness, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Part III: The Entrepreneurial Spirit is Thriving in Kimberley — New Businesses Roundup

Kimberley and Marysville have been seeing a surge of new businesses, construction and start-ups over the past year.

Both Nelson and Kimberley (pictured) have solar projects that are producing power.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Energy, Technology FortisBC looking to build B.C.’s largest utility-led solar project in Kelowna

The proposed Ellison Community Solar Pilot Project, if approved, would be B.C.’s largest utility-led community solar project to date.

Sign on fence about the new Radium Community Hall.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments Radium Community Hall construction is underway

The building will be home to a library, a small meeting room for public use as well as a large community hall space for larger gatherings.

Exterior of the attractive new VISAH.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Golden’s new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre is good to go

Kootenay Business magazine had the opportunity to tour the new Golden Visitor Centre recently.

Couple with bike on gondola.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Developments, Tourism Vancouver-based Replay Resorts selected as master developer partner for Panorama Mountain Resort

Panorama Mountain Resort is a four-season destination resort situated in British Columbia's Purcell Mountains.

FortisBC's new facility
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Energy A by-the-numbers look at the newly opened FortisBC Operations Centre in Castlegar

As FortisBC's $23-million operations centre comes to completion in Castlegar, we examine some of the benefits and features of the new facility

The Columbia Valley's new Economic Development Officer is Ryan Watmough
East Kootenay, Invermere, West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Financial Ryan Watmough is the new Economic Development Officer for the Columbia Valley

Ryan Watmough has recently been hired by the Regional District of East Kootenay to be the new Economic Development Officer

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

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
The Tamarack Centre's new exterior
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

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

Eagle Pass Lodge
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Small Business, Tourism Eagle Pass Lodge celebrates grand opening of new day lodge

Eagle Pass Lodge near Revelstoke celebrated the official grand opening of their new day lodge in June 2017

West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Tourism Looking to Golden’s future

Infrastructure, infill growth and community connectivity are high on the agenda for the Town of Golden.

The new building will include 23,000 square feet of office space.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Energy FortisBC Kootenay Operations Centre in Castlegar, British Columbia

The centralized Kootenay Operations Centre in Castlegar, British Columbia, provides increased efficiency, among other benefits.

by Jillian Clark
The new Ramada Inn in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism New Ramada Inn opens in Revelstoke

The hotel construction was fast-tracked by Kamloops’ Horizon North, who assembled pre-built modular units to erect the building on a fast-paced schedule.

A graduate of Mount Sentinel Secondary, Jennifer Perepelkin is a Selkirk College Metal Fabricator Foundation Program and is moonlighting on the Yellowridge Construction crew that is working on the Silver King Campus refresh project currently taking place in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Developments, Education Selkirk College student joins Silver King Campus refresh crew

The Silver King Campus renewal project is slated for completion in Spring 2018.

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.

Mike Martin, mayor of Trail, B.C., admires the architectural design of the Riverfront Centre, which is scheduled for completion by year's end.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Trail, B.C., booms

Trail’s mayor, Mike Martin, described the projects that are underway and the energy and attitude that are widely evident in his city.

Todd Fyfe, owner and managing broker at Fernie Real Estate in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate It’s a HOT Market: Fernie Real Estate Podcast with Todd Fyfe (Episode 2)

In this podcast, Todd talks about a busy 2017 real estate market in Fernie and Elk Valley with Kootenay Business magazine publisher Keith Powell

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.

Fernie Brewing Company’s new tasting room.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Retail, Small Business Fernie Brewing Company’s spiffy new tasting room has an open seat at the bar

Fernie Brewing Company’s tasting room and storefront renovations are complete

The Robertson brothers incorporated stone, cedar and glulam beams into the structure of their new building.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments Taghum Shell has been spaciously souped-up

The Robertson brothers, owners of Taghum Shell, in Taghum B.C., have rebuilt the service station with glorious success

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.

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.

Owner and manager of The Cube Hotel, Louis-Marc Simard, provides a more sustainable option than a regular hotel room for a better price.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Tourism Thinking outside the cube

The Cube Hotel in Revelstoke strikes a balance between budget, comfort, sustainability and originality

An overhead view of Nelson Hydro power plant.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Technology Nelson Hydro celebrates Grand Opening of Nelson Community Solar Garden

The Community Solar Garden is now operational and supplying power to the Nelson Hydro power grid.

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

Renovations are underway at Fernie Brewing Company
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Retail Fernie Brewing launches new brew during renovations and expansion

Amid an extensive renovation and expansion at the Fernie Brewing Company, they have also launched a new seasonal Ale called Base Camp, West Coast Pale Ale

Cinch Homes' new location in Fernie
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments Making it a “Cinch” to own a home in Fernie

Cinch Homes is a new, full-service modular and manufactured home dealer in Fernie

Joy Global has a new property in Sparwood
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Mining Sparwood’s Joy Global Moving Into Former Finning Facility

Joy Global Canada is now in the process of moving into Sparwood's old Finning facilities

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