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Leanne and Chad Jensen are continuing the work begun by their father, Rick, in the New Dawn Group of Companies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments New Dawn - the future

The second Jensen generation at New Dawn share thoughts about business and family.

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New Dawn Group of Companies sign
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Real Estate New Dawn past and present

As the New Dawn Group of Companies celebrates 40 years in business, we take a brief look at its beginning and its present.

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(L to R) Chad, Rick and Leanne Jensen are partners in the New Dawn Group of Companies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Developments, Real Estate New Dawn Group: 40 years of building communities

Rick Jensen, founder of New Dawn Group of Companies, looks back at the company’s 40 years in construction and development.

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A new Centex gas bar has opened at the ?aq'am Trading Centre.
East Kootenay, Developments, First Nations , Small Business, Transportation ʔaq’am Trading Centre opens Centex Gas Bar

Officials such as Chief Joe Pierre and ʔaq'am Community Enterprises CEO Christopher McCurry were on hand for the occasion.

An artist's rendition of the
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Real Estate, Small Business Castlegar Chamber offers commercial spaces in new “Hub” building

The Hub will be the centre for tourism and economic development and is expected to draw 20,000+ people annually for hub occupants.

Rob Wheeler (L) and Carl Lauren brought Tyee Custom Homes to Kimberley, B.C., in 2005
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments Tyee diversifies

Tyee Log Homes has grown and diversified since arriving in Kimberley in 2005, becoming a significant employer and economic driver.

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Cranbrook's mayor, Lee Pratt, outside city hall in October 2018, at the beginning of his second term in office
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Cranbrook 2018: Future focus

Since November 2014, a change in the mindset at Cranbrook city hall has created noticeable, valuable changes for the local business community.

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Jason Jones of LARCH Landscape Architecture + Authentic Mountain Design in Golden, B.C., and a background of trees.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Environment, Small Business Larch Landscape Architecture + Authentic Mountain Design mimics natural beauty in Golden, B.C.

Larch Landscape Architecture + Authentic Mountain Design specializes in landscape architecture, environmental planning and design in Golden, B.C.

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Titan mining machine in Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Mining Teck announces new Sparwood office

Teck is pleased to announce the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C.

Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn, and Caitlin Berkhiem have given Soulfood to the community.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Developments, Financial, Small Business Soulfood restructures to become co-operative

New business model turns over Soulfood’s ownership to staff and community

An aerial view of Koocanusa Village.
East Kootenay, Developments, Financial, Tourism KV Properties Inc. acquires Koocanusa Village

Koocanusa Village is the only lakeside community with vacation properties on Koocanusa Lake.

Graphic rendering of proposed development in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate New 38-unit development slated for Nelson

Kelowna-based developer Culos Development has been given tentative approval to build a new 38-unit residential/commercial building on Front Street.

Photo of newly paved road in photo.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments Regional District of East Kootenay and City of Fernie celebrate completion of West Fernie servicing

The completion of the largest construction project in the history of the Regional District of East Kootenay was officially celebrated in West Fernie today.

Picture of former Tembec buildings.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Financial City buys former Tembec lands; opens doors to attracting industrial development, business

This purchase adds approximately 100 acres of properly zoned land supply to the City

Interior view of a Highland Crossing townhouse.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Developments, Real Estate New Highland Crossing townhomes in Invermere complete for show

Few remaining units available in this sought-after development

Picture of construction equipment working.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments Tyee’s Kimberley development underway

This is the second development for Tyee Homes along Rotary Drive in Kimberley.

Hand Avenue, one of the many streets of West Fernie that was included in the RDEK’s servicing efforts.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments Fernie’s west-side story

The Regional District of East Kootenay has completed its servicing upgrades in West Fernie, a project that has been in the making for four years.

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Cobham Avenue construction in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Construction in Cranbrook: an update

The City of Cranbrook is hard at work making improvements to city roads and structures.

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Owner of Kays Contracting, Matt Hanlon, poses with one of his contracting machines.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Small Business Kays Contracting in Nelson will get the job done

Kay Contracting in Nelson provides its customers with top-notch experiences (and results).

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A sign for a potential development called MounView
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Coming soon…MounView condos and commercial development

The proposed development is called the MounView and would feature office and retail space on the ground floor

Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick says, Teck is the perfect partner (to purchase the Sunmine) for many reasons.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Financial, Technology City of Kimberley and Teck agree on Letter of Intent to purchase SunMine

The City will conduct a referendum in conjunction with the municipal election in October.

The interior of new Radium Hot Springs Public Library is spacious, with a dedicated area for children and a cozy reading space for adults.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Radium celebrates grand opening of Community Centre/Library

Radium holds the official grand opening of its new Community Centre and Library this Saturday, August 25th, 2018

A sign advertising the future opening of Black Metal Storage.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Black Metal Storage slated to open September 1 in Cranbrook

The new company is called Black Metal Storage and is located at 1950 Theatre Road in Cranbrook.

Group shot of four people, in front of doors at Halycon House in Nakusp.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial Energy retrofits for 32 affordable housing buildings

$1.6 million in Trust grants will help improve over 600 units across the Basin

Realtors Kevin Arcuri and Layla Precious.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate See a Nelson/Kootenay Lake real estate leader today!

If you are looking for real estate opportunities in the Nelson, Kootenay Lake or Regional District of Central Kootenay area, contact one of these realtors.

Sign announcing construction of hostel.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism RED Mountain constructing a new modern hostel

RED Mountain Ventures and Columbia Basin Trust announce their partnership to construct a new modern hostel at the base of RED Mountain Resort

City projects on 9th Street South and 12th Avenue South are nearing completion.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Transportation Two of City’s major 2018 road projects set to wrap up with paving next week

Curbs and sidewalks have been poured, with landscaping, driveway and pathway restoration to take place in the coming weeks.

Trail's Cominco Arena is undergoing an upgrade to the light fixtures in the facility.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Trail’s Cominco Arena lighting project awarded to Power Tech Electric — now nearing completion

The City of Trail has awarded the Cominco Arena Lighting Project to a local contractor, Power Tech Electric Ltd.

The Midway/Kettle Valley fire truck.
West Kootenay, Developments First steps toward construction of new Kettle Valley Fire Hall

The Midway/Kettle Valley Fire Services Advisory Committee held its inaugural meeting in June to begin work toward building a new fire hall.

A trial is underway in the Viking village at the Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Festival 2018.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Small Business Could the Bavarian City become a Viking village?

Eric and Michelle Forbes, organizers of the Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Festival, announce plans to create a Viking village

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New businesses are popping up in Kimberley’s Platzl thanks in part to the work done by Alison Walker and Jamer Holdings.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Small Business Rejuvenating Kimberley’s Platzl

Alison Walker, COO of Jamer Holdings, is doing her part to reinvigorate and stabilize Kimberley’s Platzl

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Greg Eaton, Tamara Mercandelli, Caitlin Berkhiem and Christel Hagn, outside Cranbrook’s Historic Baker Hotel.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Soulfood relocating to historic Baker Hotel this fall

In the new location, Soulfood plans to highlight their gourmet coffee bar as well as their organic wine and craft cocktail bar.

College of the Rockies’ new trades building will be named Patterson Hall, in honour of James Patterson, whose vision for trades training and post-secondary education in the East Kootenays led to the opening of College of the Rockies more than 40 years ago.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education College of the Rockies honours founder

Patterson Hall will house the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) and Electrical programs and provide work space.

Celebrating the 50% completion of the Trail Operations No.2 Acid Plant with Minister Michelle Mungall and Minister Katrine Conroy. The new plant is an important investment to further improve operational and environmental performance.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Mining Teck Trail’s new state-of-the-art acid plant hits the halfway mark of construction

Trail Operations houses one of the world’s largest smelting and refining complexes.

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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Main entrance at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Developments, Financial $5M in BDC Financing helps Fairmont Hot Springs Resort do extensive upgrades

$5-million financing from BDC to go into enhancing guest experiences at the year-round B.C. resort.

New high visibility signage greets Komatsu customers in Sparwood.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Mining A peek inside Komatsu’s new Sparwood facility

Komatsu in Sparwood has successfully merged four separate operations and buildings into one newly updated, modern facility.

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A new building being built in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments New multi-story building rises in Nelson with commercial opportunities

The new building, currently under construction in Nelson, comes with two open concept units.

An artist's rendition of the proposed Fairfield Inn in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism New 87-room Fairfield Inn proposed for Revelstoke

According the development application to the City of Revelstoke, the six-storey structure would be built along the Trans-Canada Highway, next to the Ramada.

The Columbia River Skywalk in Trail.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Award of Excellence handed out to Trail’s Columbia River Skywalk

The City of Trail has won a prestigious award for their new Columbia River Skywalk from the BC Recreation and Parks Association.

From left: Jan Morton (president, Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society), Johnny Strilaeff (CEO, Columbia Basin Trust), Minister of Children and Family Development and MLA for Kootenay West Katrine Conroy and Mayor of Rossland Kathy Moore break ground at a new affordable housing development in Rossland on May 1, 2018.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial Affordable housing for Columbia Basin residents

The Government of British Columbia is working with the Columbia Basin Trust to build 167 new homes for people in the region struggling to find housing.

A concept design of the new Elkford District office building.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Developments Scott Builders awarded design/build contract for $2.1 Million district building in Elkford

Council and staff at the District of Elkford recently discussed the layout, placement and footprint of the new Elkford District office and building.

The former Kootenay Co-op building in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments Former Kootenay Co-Op building in Nelson sold

Word on the street is that Shambhala Festival owner and operator Jimmy Bundschuh has purchased the former Kootenay Co-Op building in Nelson.

Patrick Tolchard
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Financial, Small Business, Tourism Radium Hot Springs adventure entrepreneur recognized by BC Business magazine

A Radium Hot Springs entrepreneur, Patrick Tolchard, has been recognized by BC Business magazine as one of the province’s Top 30 Under 30 business people.

Little Nieve Thomas standing in front of a NABS construction sign.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Developments, Health & Wellness, Transportation World-class mountain biking coming to Nakusp, BC

Mountain bikers looking to explore what BC has to offer will now want to add Nakusp, BC as a destination.

by Janis Neufeld, Project Manager for the Nakusp and Area Bike Society
Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation Chief Operating Officer, Dave Lampron, Kaslo Infonet Society (KiN) President Don Scarlett, KiN Board Member Tim Ryan together with Robert Abbey, Assistant Manager of the Kaslo Hotel, showcase a section of fibre optik cable similar to the one used in this project. (Left to right: Don, Robert, Dave, Tim)
West Kootenay, Developments, Technology Northern Kootenay Lake ramps up its high-speed internet

The northern Kootenay Lake area is mountainous and thickly forested, which made traditional Internet infrastructure difficult and expensive.

The new Glade Ferry, built by Waterbridge Steel in Nakusp.
West Kootenay, Developments, Tourism, Transportation Nakusp’s Waterbridge Steel constructs and launches new ferry at Glade

Waterbridge was awarded a $27.9-million contract in 2016 to design and build the four new cable ferries.

Group photo of ground-breaking ceremony.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education, Tourism, Transportation The Cranbrook History Centre announces 1st phase of a 4-million-dollar heritage railcar preservation

The Heritage Railcar Preservation building will ultimately provide a complete building to enclose and preserve the Museum’s collection of heritage railcars.

At $11.3-million the project will be funded through BC Housing with additional funding coming from funding bodies like the Columbia Basin Trust, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the Nelson CARES Society.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments 47 Unit—$11.3M Affordable Housing Project Set To Go In Nelson

B.C. Housing awarded $6,300,300 in funding to a Nelson CARES project that will build 47 units of affordable housing

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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