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Tammy Morgan has been the executive director of the Cranbrook History Centre since January 2017
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism Growing collections in history

The Cranbrook History Centre is building new housing for the trains and adding artifacts, fossils, and more merchandise in the gift shop.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - April 20 issue

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

The well-used Canal Flats Arena is undergoing some welcome upgrades
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Tourism Refreshing the heart of Canal Flats

Here’s why the Canal Flats Arena matters so much to the Village and the surrounding communities, and why it needs help.

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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.

George and Rachel Freitag are the owners of Elizabeth Lake Lodge, an award-winning accommodation in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Elizabeth Lake Lodge scores again

Appreciation from customers and community are sweeping Elizabeth Lake Lodge to high rankings on lists that matter.

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Ashley Taylor is leaning over a green bin that she collects food waste in.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Agriculture, Environment A step forward for food security in Fernie

Valley Vitals owner Ashley Taylor has a passion to connect people back with their environment and their community through food.

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Jean-Ann Debreceni, EKC Board Chair at a previous Community Cash Awards event
East Kootenay, Financial Community Cash Award finalists announced by EKC

The Community Cash Award is aimed to develop healthy and diverse communities.

The Heartbeet Catering food truck is a brilliant light blue, with the owners, Michel Kuhn and Nicole Vogt, standing nearby.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Small Business The HeartBeet Burger is back!

Two well-loved local foodies, Michel Kuhn and Nicole Vogt, have switched from a restaurant to a food truck—Heartbeet Catering based in Kimberley

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Murray Shellborn (left) of Koocanusa Publications/Kootenay Business magazine presents Con Murphy of Cranbrook Pest Control with the 2018 Business-to-Business excellence award.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Cranbrook Chamber hands out the award hardware at gala event

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards gala celebrating the best in the Cranbrook business community on Saturday, April 14th, 2018.

The brains behinds the beauty of Mad Lillies Hair and Co.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Mad Lillies Hair & Co.: The passing of the torch, or rather, the shears

Mad Lillies Hair & Co. is celebrating its one-year anniversary, and the three women behind it all couldn’t be happier.

by Zoë Dupley
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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - April 13 issue

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

Michelle Mungall, MLA for Nelson-Creston, announces the extension of the Export Navigator Pilot Project. Also pictured, Andrea Wilkey, Executive Director, Community Futures Central Kootenay, Liz Cohoe, owner, Lillie and Cohoe, and Michael Hoher, Export Navigator advisor.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education Export Navigator pilot extended to support rural exporters

The Export Navigator pilot helps B.C. businesses in six B.C. regions become export ready, by providing access to community-based export advisors.

Kicking Horse Coffee building exterior
East Kootenay, Invermere Top employers in the Columbia Valley

Find out which companies have brought the most jobs to this Kootenay region

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Chris Fields is the current economic development officer in the village of Canal Flats, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats Creating a new Canal Flats

“The world is changing fast, and adaptability equals success.” - Chris Fields, economic development officer, Canal Flats, B.C.

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Western Financial Place, the home arena for the Kootenay Ice Hockey Club, will have a jumbotron installed in time for the 2019-2020 hockey season.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality New features for WFP

Word has come down from the Western Hockey League that Western Financial Place must undergo upgrades to comply with league standards.

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Representatives from the seven credit unions attending a December meeting to learn more about the amalgamation currently being explored.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Seven Kootenay Region Credit Unions Continue To Explore Amalgamation

The Kootenay, Columbia Valley and Boundary Regions of British Columbia Credit Unions have released an update on the next steps in their amalgamation process

College of the Rockies Welding students have the opportunity to perfect their skills with a welding simulator purchased thanks to funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial College of the Rockies receives funds for trades from province

College of the Rockies received more than $310,000 from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training to go toward replacing aging trades equipment.

The sign for the new Dan Joe Memorial Gymnasium was unveiled on April 6, 2018.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations ʔaq̓am Community gym now complete

On April 6, 2018, the ʔaq̓am Community celebrated the opening of the Dan Joe Memorial Gymnasium.

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Winners of the BCIC Ignite Awards.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Financial, Technology Kootenay’s “BioCarbon 3D” — part of $1M BCIC awards to fuel market-driven innovation across BC

The four projects demonstrated the ability to succeed in diverse fields including environmental engineering, biotechnology, and agriculture.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - April 6 issue

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

Taynton Bay Spirits in Invermere
East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Invermere’s Taynton Bay Spirits captures multiple national awards

The Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition (CASC) recently held their first ever national event recognizing excellence in the independent distillery market.

Bryan Cox, CEO of MABC, leads advocacy and education initiatives for the mining industry.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining BC Mining Month—“Mining Our Future”

Bryan Cox, CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia talks about Mining Week’s growth into Mining Month.

by Jillian Clark
Aerial view of valley flooding.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Taking action on climate change

Columbia Basin Trust supporting 12 climate action initiatives.

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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East Kootenay, Fernie, Real Estate Good news for Fernie’s Real Estate market: Podcast with Todd Fyfe (Episode #3)

In this Podcast, Fyfe talks about how the 2017 real estate market wrapped up in Fernie and the Elk Valley and gives us a peek into 2018.

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Wendy Booth
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Influential Women in Business 2018 Influential Women in Business Awards

To salute the nominees, Kootenay Business magazine is holding luncheons in the West and East Kootenay, sponsored by Scotiabank.

Bighorn Meadows Resort offers a complete package of luxury accommodation and a wide variety of year-round recreation options in southeastern B.C.'s beautiful Columbia Valley.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, First Nations , Tourism True Key expands its family

On February 1, 2018, True Key Hotels & Resorts took on the management of the Radium Golf Group.

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A yurt taking shape.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Yurt development pops up near Radium

Radius Retreat is a yurt development taking place just north of Radium Hot Springs on a 1,000 acre parcel of backwoods land.

The Ground Floor Co-working Space interior is shown with a large staircase.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Share space. Create opportunity.

The Ground Floor Co-working Space is a social enterprise of Community Futures East Kootenay in Cranbrook, B.C.

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In September 2017, the ?aq?am community experienced a wildfire. It will now be reducing fuel in high-risk areas with support from a wildfire mitigation grant from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment, Financial Reducing the risks and effects of wildfire

Twenty communities focus on mitigating wildfire with over $800,000 from Columbia Basin Trust

The winning team members from the Business Management program at College of the Rockies are (L to R) Jordan Lydell, Yunguang (John) Li, Bradley Schmidt, Brandon Ouillette and Rezin (Butch) Butalid course instructor and team coach.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education Top honours for COTR team

Rezin (Butch) Butalid talked with us about the Business Management diploma program at College of the Rockies, and the value of competition.

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The Trust partnered with tech industry entrepreneurs, i4C, to fill a commercial building near Trail with innovative businesses.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay The Trust seeks business opportunities

Columbia Basin Trust invites expressions of interest for investment

Logo for Canal Flats
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Tourism New visual identity for Village of Canal Flats

The new logo is an important step in moving toward a vision established in the Village's Economic Development Strategy.

Kevin Wilson, business development manager at the Nupqu Development Corporation.
East Kootenay Kimberley’s Kevin Wilson now Business Development Manager at Nupqu

Nupqu Development Corporation is a Ktunaxa Nation owned business with over 15 years of experience in natural resource based consulting and contracting.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 23 issue

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

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.

Joanna Sleik playing with Buddy, her adorable golden doodle dog
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Animal Care, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Joanna Sleik

This skilled physiotherapist provides canine therapy through her Kimberley company.

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Chantel Delaney portrait shot
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Chantel Delaney

This talented Kootenay businesswoman has a number of exciting projects on the go.

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Eden Yesh and his son, Liam, enjoy the beauty of the Columbia Valley in winter.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Eden Yesh

Eden Yesh is setting up investment co-ops to help entrepreneurs access business capital and mentorship.

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Employees of Island Lake Lodge accept the 2018 Employees First Award.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Island Lake Lodge wins 2018 Employees First Award

The Employees First Award recognizes a British Columbia tourism industry employer who has upheld high standards of excellence in human resources.

Dennis Scott is the founder of DC Scott Construction & Installations in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Dennis Scott

Dennis Scott’s passion for his craft and close communication with his clients are helping him build a reputation for excellence.

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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

Stephanie and Aaron Van de Kemp opened Cleanline Automotive in Invermere in 2013.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Stephanie Van de Kemp

Stephanie Van de Kemp’s approach to business includes teamwork, community support and a purpose beyond profits.

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Wayne Stetski in standing in front of the Columbia River near its headwaters.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Kootenay-Columbia lakes and rivers win protections

The government’s new Bill C-69 provides a new environmental assessment process and includes a new mechanism for protecting navigable waters.

Four College of the Rockies nursing students participated in a College-sponsored educational opportunity in Kenya in 2016.
East Kootenay, Education College of the Rockies offering international internships

The International Youth Internship program aims to provide eligible Canadian youth with international experience, skills and knowledge.

Lee Tengum is the president of 7am Development in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40 Lee Tengum

Lee Tengum believes that the success of business depends on an expanded reach into the marketplace.

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

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

Lindsay Reynolds smiles in her store, Three Sisters Day Spa.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, 40 Under 40 Lindsay Reynolds

Lindsay Reynolds, owner of Three Sisters Day Spa in Fernie, B.C., pampers her guests with Aveda-exclusive care

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Chantel Vincent smiles in her store.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Chantel Vincent

Chantel Vincent, owner of Freyja Lifestyle Fashion in Fernie, B.C., provides trendy clothes to women in the Kootenays

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