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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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(L to R) Evan Kleindienst, David Struthers and Shawn Vokey, owners of Vast Resource Solutions in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Cranbrook, Environment, Mining VAST Resource Solutions goes big

Six years of work by VAST Resource has enabled CertainTeed Gypsum Canada to receive provincial approval for a new gypsum mine near Canal Flats

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The Overwaitea Store in Kimberley is one of the stores which recently re-branded as a Save-On-Foods.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Overwaitea stores in the Kootenays re-brand as Save-On-Foods

As Save-On-Foods, the newly re-branded stores will offer the same great products at amazing value from the same familiar team.

Nicole Kauffman poses next to a Cap-it sign
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, 40 Under 40 Nicole Kauffman

Nicole Kauffman, owner of Cap-it Cranbrook, keeps truck users stocked with everything they need

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David Read stands next to a Jeep
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40 David Read

David Read’s business, Valley Hawk Security, offers safety to the Columbia Valley

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Ryan Doehle stands next to a computer
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Technology, 40 Under 40 Ryan Doehle

Ryan Doehle, CEO of Isosceles in Cranbrook, B.C., offers computer retail sales, computer service and support.

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Robin Brazenall is the owner/director of Münter Design & Build in Kimberley, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Münter Design & Build

Projects completed by Münter Design & Build are attractive, functional and sustainable.

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Tanya Laing Gahr
East Kootenay, Cranbrook Kootenay Business alumna new Corporate Communications Advisor with Fortis

Prior to her FortisBC position, Laing Gahr was senior writer for Kootenay Business for five years.

by Kerry Shellborn
FortisBC new app by Two Tall Totems
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology New FortisBC app built by Two Tall Totems gives greater access to online accounts

FortisBC recently released a new mobile application that allows British Columbians to access their utilities account from their mobile devices.

Mike and Melissa MacKay own Cinch Homes in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate, 40 Under 40 Mike and Melissa MacKay

Mike and Melissa MacKay, owners of Cinch Homes in Fernie, B.C., provide high-quality, affordable housing options in the Elk Valley and surrounding areas

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Dr. Katelyn Mudry poses for a photo
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business New naturopathy clinic in Cranbrook

Dr. Katelyn Mudry has opened her own Naturopathic Medicine clinic in Cranbrook, B.C.

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(L to R) Tony Wagner and Markus Doerner, owners of Flook Digital Media pose with one of their digital sign boards.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business What a Flook!

It’s no fluke: Flook Digital Media is chalking up sales around the world with their “Plug & Play” custom-developed digital sign boards

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Photographer Ursula Abresch is one of the artists who has had a show at New Denver’s Hidden Garden Gallery. The gallery will be renovating a new space with help from a Columbia Basin Trust Arts and Culture Venue Grant.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial 12 projects across the East and West Kootenay awarded funding through Arts & Culture Venue Grants

The Columbia Basin Trust is helping 12 facilities renovate, relocate or upgrade with nearly $830,000 in support through its new Arts and Culture Venue Grants.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 9 issue

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

(L to R) Phanuphong (Bass), Chansuai (Mam) and Udorn Siri own and operate the Family Thai Restaurant in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Fab Family Thai Restaurant

The Family Thai Restaurant in Cranbrook has been pretty much an instant success.

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Dr. Vikramaditya G. Yadav
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Technology College of the Rockies hosting Genome BC presentation

In addition to his work as an Assistant Professor at UBC, Dr. Yadav is the Vice Chair of the Biotechnical Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada.

German-trained Uwe Pallas opened Pallas Plumbing Works in Cranbrook in January 2018.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Expert tradesman

Uwe Pallas of Pallas Plumbing Works has transitioned from employee to business owner.

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The performance artists Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret put on a show at the Golden Civic Centre. The centre’s Great Hall will get new flooring with help from a Columbia Basin Trust Arts and Culture Venue Grant.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Basin Arts and Culture venues to see upgrades

12 projects receive $830,000 from Trust’s new venue grants program

Log cabin-type house, lit up at dusk.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate BC’s “speculation tax” does not apply to Kootenays, with high percentage of out-of-province buyers

According to a Globe and Mail article, the Kootenay region is heavily dependent on Alberta home buyers.

The Trust’s new Career Internship Program provides up to $25,000 to hire a post-secondary grad.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial New internship program helps employers hire post-secondary grads

Columbia Basin Trust program creates and retains jobs in the Basin

Sean McTernan owns and operates Beyond the Summit Print & Digital Design in Fernie B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40 Sean McTernan

A business approach that includes client collaboration and exceptional client service is winning Sean McTernan, web designer, a loyal following.

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Adrienne Gerein is a Certified Interior Decorator and True Color Expert in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Interior design trends in 2018

Adrienne Gerein, a Certified Interior Decorator and True Color Expert in Cranbrook, B.C., offers advice about new builds and renovations

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Dave Earle is the new president and CEO of the BC Trucking Association.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation One-on-one with BC Trucking Association’s new president, Dave Earle

From self-driving vehicles to driver shortages, new BCTA president Dave Earle discusses where the trucking industry is going

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Kimberly Coates is the director of member engagement for LandlordBC.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate 3 DO’s and 1 DON’T for landlords and property managers to adhere to

Kimberly Coates of LandlordBC explains how landlords and property managers should handle their assets and renters

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Collage of photos depicting people across rural BC.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial BC Rural Dividend grants support projects in Kootenays

The Government of British Columbia is providing over $103,000 for cultural, social and infrastructure projects in the Kootenay region.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 2 issue

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

Smiling couple signing papers while realtor looks on.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate Have you hugged your Kootenay Realtor lately? RBC shows some love!

To celebrate the partnership between Realtors and the bank, RBC launched the first annual National Realtor Appreciation Week from February 26 to March 2, 2018.

Farmer feeding pigs.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture Agriculture businesses get specialized advice

Columbia Basin Trust’s Basin Business Advisors now offers a full-time Agriculture Specialist

Kyle Hamilton is the owner/operator of Kyle Hamilton Photography, and co-owner of birr marketing agency.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Kyle Hamilton

Kyle Hamilton of Fernie is a photographer, a chronicler, a marketer and a community supporter.

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The Export Navigator workshop teaches manufacturers about growing their businesses through exporting.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education Sales Beyond BC - Export Navigator Workshop

East Kootenay manufacturers with an interest in export will have the opportunity to explore their options at the Export Navigator - Sales Beyond BC workshop.

Lynnette Wray sits on the staircase inside the lovely new Ground Floor business complex on Seventh Avenue South in Cranbrook
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial CDCF’s perpetual harvest

All donations to the Cranbrook & District Community Foundation’s endowment funds work in perpetuity to support the community forever.

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

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

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