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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.

David Hull, Executive Director of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce and Sergio Marchi, CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Developments, Energy, Financial, Technology CEO of Canadian Electricity Association visits Cranbrook and Kimberley

The Honourable Sergio Marchi, CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association, was the recent guest speaker at the monthly Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Helical piles support this sturdy fence.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Developments, Small Business Postech Foundations for southern Kootenays

Helical pile foundation supports are cost effective, quick to install, minimally invasive to the environment and re-usable.

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Tyee Homes’ 3-D rendering of their Expedition Base Camp model.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Real Estate Are you mountain modern?

Tyee Homes’ new Base Camp homes will soon be available for viewing and purchase at the Kimberley Alpine Resort

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West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Real Estate One on one with Alan Mason

In this edition of the Kootenay Business Podcast we talk with Alan Mason, Director of Community Economic Development, for the City of Revelstoke.

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John Belland, HR manager at Zellstoff Celgar.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Developments, Forestry Homegrown skilled labour

A variety of programs are filling the need for skilled labour in the Kootenays, with both high schools and colleges offering ways into the trades.

by Galadriel Watson
The renovated main pool, looking toward the new lifeguard room.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments Aquatic centre splashes back into action

The popular pool area in the Nelson and District Community Complex reopens after more than a year of renovations.

by Galadriel Watson
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Tourism Talking economic growth with Kimberley’s Kevin Wilson

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well says Kevin Wilson, Kimberley’s economic development officer.

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Picture of scaffolds lining the street in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Nelson hotels see major investment in renovations and upgrades

Both the Hume Hotel and the Best Western Baker Street Inn are getting facelifts.

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.

Map of recreation project.
West Kootenay, Slocan, Developments, Financial, Tourism The Trust grants $250,000 for Slocan Valley Recreation Project

The funding aims to improve and develop trails to join communities, recreation assets, neighbourhoods and larger trail networks for the enjoyment of the valley.

Movie poster for Deepwater Horizon.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality What’s the Cranbrook connection to the new blockbuster movie “Deepwater Horizon”?

Deepwater Horizon is the big-screen dramatization of the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

Under the leadership of Executive Director David D. Hull, the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce brings new vision to Cranbrook's business community.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Developments, Small Business New direction for the Cranbrook chamber

The economies of all of the Kootenay communities are linked, and when something good happens in one place, everyone feels the effect.

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An artist's rendition of the Ramada Inn complex slated for Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Another 187 hotel rooms slated to be built in Revelstoke

Four different groups have applied and received approval to build more hotel rooms in the city located along busy Highway #1.

Picture of bulldozer and Idlewild Park in the background.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Environment, Financial Cranbrook’s $2.8M Idlewild Dam restoration project well underway

The Idlewild Park Draft Master Plan Open House will be held at the Manual Training School beside the Cranbrook library on September 20—the public is invited.

Mike Delich and Angela Morgan at the award winning Snow Creek Cabins in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Tourism Internationally inspired home building

Contemporary quality designs characterize Fernie Vacation Properties.

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