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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

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 16 issue

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

A view of The Springs golf course in Radium Hot Springs, B.C.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality True Key Hotels & Resorts enters Management Agreement with Radium Golf Group

True Key Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce a new agreement with Radium Golf Group for the management of the Radium and Springs Golf courses.

Natasha Benson (L) and Julie Taylor, owners of The Raw House, are standing in a field of beets.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business Drink your plants!

The Raw House in Cranbrook, B.C., offers unique, healthy cold-pressed juices and nut mylks

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Biologist Penny Ohanjanian will be working to reintroduce northern leopard frogs to the Columbia marshes thanks to an Environment Grant from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial 32 projects to improve our natural environment

Columbia Basin Trust approves $870,000 in Environment Grants

A headshot of Forrest Campbell, owner of Freewheeling Energy in Invermere, B.C.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Energy, Environment, Small Business Sun-kissed lemons and buckets of optimism

Based in Invermere, B.C., Forrest Campbell formed Freewheeling Energy

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Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Environment, Mining Kootenay West gypsum mine granted an environmental assessment certificate

CertainTeed proposes a 135-hectare open-pit gypsum mine, located approximately 12 kilometres northeast of Canal Flats.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 9 issue

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

Rick Jensen
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Columbia Basin Trust announces board changes

Jensen reappointed Chair, Booth new Vice-Chair, plus four new directors.

(L to R) Graeme Nunn (Rockies Law), president, Fernie chamber board; Patty Vadnais, Fernie chamber executive director; Anita Palmer (College of the Rockies, Fernie campus), Fernie chamber board vice-president
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business Fernie chamber, 2018 report

Patty Vadnais, executive director of the Fernie chamber of commerce, applauds Fernie as a community of doers and problem solvers.

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Clayton Murrell
East Kootenay, Cranbrook Condolences to the Murrell family

Kootenay Business and Koocanusa Publications extend their deepest condolences to Clayton Murrell’s family, friends and the firefighting fraternity.

Luna Festival: Nocturnal Art and Wonder 2017
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Arts and culture grants now available

Over the next three years, the Trust is expanding its support for arts, culture and heritage with $11.6 million. \

In May 2016, youth from around the Basin participated in a summit organized by Columbia Basin Trust’s Basin Youth Network.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Education Youth: Apply now for free leadership event

Youth Leadership Summit takes place in Kimberley this May

Eden Yesh smiles for a photo
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education Mobilizing local capital—community investment co-ops in rural B.C.

Eden Yesh will host Community Investment sessions in most communities throughout the Kootenays

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 2nd issue

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

40 under 40.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Nominations are open for Kootenay Business’s 3rd annual 40 under 40 list

Kootenay Business is shining a spotlight on the young entrepreneurs of the Kootenays with our latest 40 under 40 list

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Photo of Golden Installations building.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Golden, Retail, Small Business Golden Installations on the move

Golden Installations has been in business for over 47 years in the Upper Columbia Valley.

The Kootenay Columbia region's total property assessments increased from $38.6 billion in 2017 to $40.87 billion this year.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Real Estate Top 25 most expensive residential properties in the Kootenays (by assessed value)

Invermere leads the way with the highest assessed value for a property in the Kootenay Columbia region.

John Pumphrey is COO with North Coal Limited, an emerging metallurgical coal mining company situated in British Columbia's Elk Valley.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Mining New name, new beginning

Formerly known as CanAus Coal Limited, the company rebranded itself as North Coal Limited in late November 2017.

by Gerry Warner
Mike Adams of Taylor Adams Chartered Professional Accountants is celebrated as Cranbrook's 2017 Citizen of the Year.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Mike Adams, Cranbrook Citizen of 2017

Mike Adams is an inspiring example of professionalism in business, generous community service, steadfast friendship and commitment to family.

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Brandi O’Neil, owner of the Paper and Cup bookstore in Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Read All About It: Paper and Cup Opens New Page in Kimberley

Brandi O’Neill is the owner and operator of Kimberley’s new boutique bookstore and cafe called Paper and Cup.

The Trust’s Child Care Capital Grants provide over $1 million to 41 child care facilities.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial 100 new child care spaces, improvements to 41 facilities

Columbia Basin Trust provides over $1M for 41 projects.

A covered log and timber pedestrian bridge is covered in snow.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business Functionality meets beauty

Tyee Log & Timber has built five log and timber pedestrian bridges in the City of Kimberley, B.C.

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(L to R) Claude and Lillis Perreault and Fredrik Bergkvist are partner-owners of the Bridge Bistro in Fernie, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Fernie influencers 2018

Creativity, practicality and appreciation for their community drive these Fernie residents to high levels of contribution.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 26th issue

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

The front of Overwaitea Foods in Kimberley is pictured
East Kootenay, Creston, Kimberley, Retail Overwaitea to Save-On

Overwaitea Foods stores in Kimberley and Creston have rebranded to Save-On-Foods

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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.

Superstore in Cranbrook is pictured with a sign in the forefront for Click and Collect parking
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Click and Collect your groceries

The Real Canadian Superstore in Cranbrook is making grocery shopping more convenient than ever before

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(L to R) Kyle Hamilton and Jude Smith are portrayed in black and white against a pink and purple background
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business Marketing made “birr”-fect

Kootenay businesses benefit from a new marketing company called birr in Fernie, B.C.

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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.

Marvin Perry
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality New general manager—Cranbrook/Fernie division Jim Pattison Broadcast Group

Former GM at The Drive/B-104 Leo Biggio recently took a transfer back to the Kamloops market, after being in Cranbrook since 2012.

A man and a woman stand in front of shelves of books.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Small Business Clearing the confusion for small businesses around income sprinkling

BDO Canada helps clear the confusion of income sprinkling for business owners.

by Jillian Clark
L-R (Jean-Ann Debreceni EKC Board Chair, Gerry Oviatt, Cranbrook Food Bank, Brian Smith Cranbrook Food Bank, Mindy Atti, EKC Branch Manager, Lana Sheppard, EKC Manager Commercial Services and
Diane Byford, EKC Board)
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) helps Cranbrook Foodbank get started in 2018

EKC encourages the community to keep the needs of the Cranbrook Food Bank top of mind throughout the year.

Darrell Kemle, owner of Kemlee Equipment Ltd. in Creston, posed with a large, red Kubota-brand machine.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Small Business Kemlee comes to Cranbrook

Creston-based Kemlee Equipment Ltd. has opened a parts depot in Cranbrook.

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Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism How to run or attend an outstanding conference

Renné Hooper from Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge gives practical advice about how to plan a prosperous symposium

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The Whitetooth Brewery in Golden, B.C.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality Golden’s Whitetooth Brewery expands

Described as a modest expansion, Whitetooth added two new tanks in November 2017.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 19th issue

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

A graphic of the City of Cranbrook's new 311 app.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Technology Cranbrook’s 311 app has seen 571 downloads and 1,800 connects

The City of Cranbrook's 311 app is designed to improve customer service between the public and city management/staff.

A man grabs at his back in pain while sitting at a desk
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Get back on track with these back-saving tips

Dial back your back pain with expert knowledge from Andrew Burkholder of Creekside Physiotherapy in Marysville, B.C.

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Brian Lawrence contributes to the media, the arts and small business in Creston, B.C.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Applauding Creston’s influencers

Creston is fortunate to have these people of influence working in many sectors of the community.

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Sophie Larsen, co-ordinator of Cranbrook's Farm Kitchen, is shown here in the shared-space commercial kitchen
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Cranbrook’s Farm Kitchen

Cranbrook’s Farm Kitchen, opened by Community Connections Society of Southeastern B.C., is a shared-use commercial kitchen plus office space.

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A group of student entrepreneurs from the 2017 Junior Dragons Den competition.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Win cash for tuition! Junior Dragons Den seeks student entrepreneurs

Modelled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den,” students in Grades 7 to University will pitch their business idea to a panel of local judges.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Podcast: Tervita Expands in East and West Kootenay

Tervita is a leading environmental services company with nearly 40 years of industry experience.

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East Kootenay, Real Estate Podcast (episode #7) —Cranbrook Real Estate Trends 2018: Now’s a great time to sell!

Jason Wheeldon, one of Cranbrook's leading realtors, provides insight into real estate trends in Cranbrook and area.

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Dr. James Heilman, an emergency physician in Cranbrook, spoke about Internet-in-a-Box technology, which aims to spread medical knowledge to Third World countries, at a recent Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary meeting.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Internet-in-a-box helps Wikipedia to spread medical knowledge

Dr. Heilman is involved in a unique Wikipedia project that builds and distributes an amazing electronic medical device known as “Internet-in-a-Box.”

by Gerry Warner
Andrew Hayden and Jillian Rutherford, Fernie Distillers.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality Fernie Distillers set to open this winter

Fernie Distillers will be the first licensed craft distillery situated in Fernie, East Kootenays.

Dee Connell of Main Street Fun & Games, stands before shelves full of games and toys
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Invermere’s intrepid influencers

We shine a little light on a few of the business people who are leading the field in their own way in Invermere.

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Jason Louie, chief of the Lower Kootenay Indian Band, appears in his ceremonial headdress and colourful beaded vest
East Kootenay, Creston, First Nations , Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Chief and influencer

Jason Louie, chief of the Lower Kootenay Indian Band, remembers his roots and works to improve life for the next generations.

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Lee Pratt, mayor of Cranbrook, is a community influencer
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Influencing Cranbrook, 2018

If we were making up a dream team of Cranbrook’s influencers, the people listed here would be on the roster.

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Tim Popowich is the passionate power behind Fernie Copper Works Inc., a new business in Fernie, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business A passion for copper

Tim Popowich loves copper, his chosen craft medium, for its functionality and beauty.

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