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The new Angry Hen Brewing Company location
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Developments, Small Business Kaslo’s Angry Hen Brewing Co. nears completion, set to open this summer

Kaslo's new Angry Hen Brewing Co. is expected to open for the 2017 summer season

Trail Regional Airport rendering
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Trail’s YZZ to get a new terminal building in $2.5 million project

The Trail Airport (YZZ) is a busy place these days with the start of construction on a new terminal building with substantial completion slated December 2017.

Riverfront Centre
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Construction of Trail’s Riverfront Centre Well Underway

Construction on the City of Trail’s new $8.3 million Riverfront Centre is well underway

Plane taking off at YZZ
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Financial Trail Regional Airport receives $4.6 million in grant funding for Runway Rehabilitation Project

The City of Trail is pleased to announce it has received a $4.6 million grant from the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP)

The FortisBC Kootenay Operations Centre is nearing completion and slated to be finished towards the end of 2017.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments $23 million FortisBC Kootenay Operations Centre at Castlegar is nearing completion

The facility will be approximately 30,000 square feet and will contain office and crew space, material storage and a dedicated Emergency Operations Centre.

Real estate sign announcing new home of Wildhorse Surgical.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Real Estate Wildhorse Surgical to build new offices in Cranbrook

Called Wildhorse Surgical, the new professional offices will be home to Dr. Robert Mondin and Dr. Ryan Cain.

Heavy equipment breaking ground for the new Trade Building at the College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Work begins for College of the Rockies’ Trades Building

The facility is expected to be completed in April 2018 and ready to welcome students for the fall 2018 semester.

(L to R) Clint Cawsey, Patricia Pollitt and Gary Pottage are the investors and developers of The Woodlands at Wildstone, in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Real Estate Welcome to The Woodlands

The Woodlands at Wildstone is a 125-unit residential development situated at the Wildstone Golf Course in Cranbrook, B.C.

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A Cranbrook home with engineered wood, cultured stone and cedar shakes.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Kimberley, Developments, Real Estate Modern ways to finish your home

Here are some of the latest and most popular exterior siding products on the market that will add curb appeal and value to your home.

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Kootenay Haven
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Small Business Two talented builders unveil the top trends in home design

LWE’s Ian Larsen and Steve Whelan share their insight about how to design a functional and creative home

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(L to R) Steve Whelan and Ian Larsen, owners of LWE in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Small Business Two of Fernie’s longest tenured creative builders divulge what makes them tick

LWE’s Steve Whelan and Ian Larsen came to Fernie, B.C., to ski, but stayed to build some of the most elegant homes on Earth

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Georgie Award winners (L to R) Andre Bloemink (LWE), Steve Whelan (LWE - owner), Marcelain Blancette (LWE), Ian Larsen (LWE - owner).
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Developments, Small Business LWE’s Kootenay Haven secures two coveted Georgie Awards

LWE in Fernie is the undisputed champ when it comes to custom homes in B.C. They have the photos and awards to prove it

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Picture of heavy equipment truck.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Developments, Mining New proposed Kootenay West Gypsum mine

A new mine proposed by CertainTeed Gypsum near Canal Flats projects a 43 year life span and would mine 400,000 ton of gypsum annually.

Columbia River Skywalk—Trail
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Transportation Two Kootenay projects receive awards of merit

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia (ACEC-BC) recently handed out their annual awards for a variety of projects in B.C.

A grassroots group is looking to build connections between entrepreneurs and innovators in the community to strengthen
Castlegar’s entrepreneurial culture. Pictured from left to right are: Gregg Neelin, Consultant; Andrea Wilkey, Community Futures; Dan
Salekin, Columbia Networks Inc; Jason Taylor, Selkirk College; Arry
Dhillon, City of Castlegar and Ron Perepolkin, Community Futures.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Education Building Castlegar’s culture of entrepreneurship & innovation

A grassroots group of entrepreneurs and likeminded community individuals are working together to build an engaged network to support innovation in Castlegar

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

Photo of young girl on zipline.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism New Radium Valley Zipline looks for $20K in investment

The Valley Zip Line Adventures site is in an ideal location, situated just off of Highway 93/95 and a major route for tourism.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Financial, Health & Wellness Over $18 million in upgrades for Trail’s Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The emergency department expansion will address immediate space and service challenges and accommodate projected patient care needs for years to come.

Guests of The Flats RV & Campground launch their canoe onto the adjacent Kootenay River
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Developments, Small Business, Tourism Embracing Canal Flats

Canal Flats is a new field of dreams for former Calgary entrepreneurs Kate McLean and Kelly Kask.

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The new Columbia Valley Multi-Use Centre is scheduled for completion in May 2017. It will be available for use by all of the communities of southeastern B.C.'s Columbia Valley.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality New centre for the Columbia Valley

The new, 17,000-square-foot Columbia Valley Multi-Use Centre will provide service to communities throughout the Columbia Valley.

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Design sketch of the new community centre in Radium Hot Springs.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Financial Trust’s largest project in Radium is all about community

Columbia Basin Trust contributes $500,000 for new community centre

An aerial view of the District of Sparwood.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Financial, Transportation Sparwood to receive infrastructure funding

The grant will go toward new construction and modern safety improvements to the Middletown Crossing—Highway 3/43 intersection.

Manager Mike Miller proudly shows off the new Cummins facility in Sparwood.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Transportation Cummins opens state-of-the-art facility in Sparwood

The new, 10,000 square-foot shop features dedicated space for maintenance and repairs, offices, tool storage and a customer conference room.

Artist's rendition of residential care facility.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness Interior Health awards contract to Golden Life for new residential care beds in Cranbrook

Interior Health has awarded a contract for the development of 30 residential care beds in Cranbrook to Golden Life Management.

Steven Thomson enjoys the challenges and diversity of his career, even sitting in the office, as he is here
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Energy, Environment, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Steven Thomson: Meet this maverick engineer

9dot Engineering Inc., based in Nelson, B.C., has talented innovators such as CEO Steven Thomson

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Greg Hoffart, owner of Tree Construction.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, 40 Under 40 Leading Revelstoke’s green building revolution

Greg Hoffart is the owner of Tree Construction and his focus is on building homes that are healthy, efficient and environmentally sustainable.

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Students in Selkirk College’s Integrated Environmental Planning Program have been working with the City of Nelson on Life and Environment Action plans.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Education Selkirk College students host open house on Nelson Life and Environment Action plans

Nelson’s various plans and studies have identified numerous areas for future study, research, plan development, and implementation.

A home by Nelson-based Ellenwood Homes.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate Finalists announced for the 25th Anniversary Georgie Awards

The Georgie Awards showcase the high quality and calibre of British Columbia's home building and renovation community.

Todd Fyfe, owner and managing broker at Fernie Real Estate in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate Welcome to the Fernie Real Estate Trends Podcast with Todd Fyfe

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

The dramatic Kicking Horse Bridge was part of an earlier upgrade on Highway #1.
Developments, Financial, Transportation At $110 million per KM, Kicking Horse Highway upgrade likely most expensive strip of road in Canada

B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone stated that most of the funding, $450 million, is for improvements to a four-kilometre section of the road.

(From left) Local entrepreneur Brian Fry discusses his plan for an innovation centre with Columbia Basin Trust’s Tim O’Doherty, Senior Manager, Investments, and Jon Exley, Manager, Assessment and Development.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Trust puts new economic development plan into action

The Trust is purchasing a commercial building in the Waneta Industrial Park near Trail and working with a local tech industry entrepreneur to fill the facility.

An artist's rendition of the proposed Revelstoke Adventure Park (RAP).
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Massive new Revelstoke Adventure Park being proposed

Revelstoke’s Black Tie Properties is looking at developing a massive new adventure park near Revelstoke, fronting the busy Trans-Canada Highway.

Wayne Lee-Ying, new Manager, International Education at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments College of the Rockies announces new Manager, International Education

Wayne Lee-Ying brings with him many years of experience in the education sector.

An artist's rendition of the new ultra-modern Castlegar Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Centre building.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Financial, Small Business, Tourism New chamber building envisioned for Castlegar

Castlegar is buzzing these days with the exciting prospect of building a new, ultra-modern Chamber of Commerce and visitors centre building.

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.

Forty-nine projects were approved for funding in 2016 with a combined total of $1.07 million from Columbia Basin Trust's Environment Grants program.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Education, Environment, Financial Environment Projects to benefit Basin

Columbia Basin Trust program helps strengthen environmental well-being.

Wasa Beach.
East Kootenay, Developments, Real Estate Wasa Lake RV Park developer looks for approval

The proposed development would be a family-type RV park, with 100 fully serviced sites—40 feet by 100 feet each.

Picture of empty plot of land, with snow and pine trees and Golden Life logo.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Cranbrook approves development of new seniors living facility

Cranbrook City Council has given zoning approval to Golden Life Management to develop another senior living facility in the city.

Johnny Strilaeff is the new President and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust, headquartered in Castlegar, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Education, Financial New leader, same philosophy for Columbia Basin Trust

In his new role as President and CEO, Johnny Strilaeff will rely on his experience as a Basin resident and on his work experience with the Trust since 2005.

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Artist's rendition of the proposed updates to the exterior of Tamarack Centre.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Major renovations coming to Cranbrook’s Tamarack Shopping Centre in 2017

The largest shopping centre in the Kootenays, Tamarack Centre first opened in 1977.

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.

Artist's rendition of the new Trades Training Facility at COTR.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education, Financial, Technology Canada and B.C. invest in new trades facility at College of the Rockies

$10-million investment will support students, create jobs and expand programs

The newly completed Smelter Recycle building at Teck's Trail operation.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Environment Teck Trail operations completes $35 million investment to improve community air quality

Teck Trail Operations has completed construction on the Smelter Recycle Building, a $35-million investment that will reduce fugitive dust emissions by up to 25%

Kimberley's SunMine.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Technology Kimberley puts SunMine and Conference Centre up for sale

The City of Kimberley has not set an asking price for either SunMine or the Kimberley Conference at this point.

Selkirk College students and staff were joined by industry partners and members of the community for the official ground breaking ceremony.
West Kootenay, Developments, Education, Financial Selkirk College Silver King Campus renewal officially launched

Both the federal and provincial governments are investing in a renewal that will see students in all programs benefit from modern learning spaces.

Upgraded tennis and pickleball courts at Gyro Park in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial Apply now for recreation infrastructure grants

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin.

Scenic view of gondola.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism, Transportation Silver King Skyride proposed for Nelson

The non-profit organization called Silver King Skyride Development Association is made up of 6 local area residents.

Picture of construction in Sparwood on the new Cummins building.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Retail Project Update: Cummins Sparwood building progressing nicely

Cummins Western Canada in Sparwood is a field-service branch with a total of 29 employees.

Scenic view of Kootenay Lake.
West Kootenay, Developments, Tourism, Transportation Transportation Minister says Balfour Ferry Terminal “preferred option”—to be upgraded

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will continue to do further work on the community’s preferred option, which is to retain the terminal at Balfour.

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