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A scenic view of the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations Ktunaxa Nation communities regain sole ownership of St. Eugene Resort

The Ktunaxa Nation announces that as of June 20, 2017 the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino is once again solely owned by the four Ktunaxa communities.

by Jesse Nicholas, Communications Manager, Ktunaxa Nation Council
Trout and creamed nettle
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Tourism Feast upon the Kootenays’ untamed elements

Island Lake Lodge held its first annual Untamed Kootenays Culinary Event in Fernie

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Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn and Caitlin Berkhiem, owners of Soulfood restaurant, are supporting and strengthening community connections in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism Community Soulfood

The first monthly community breakfast courtesy of Soulfood restaurant in Cranbrook is all about strengthening community spirit.

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Dustin Denham, dealer principal/manager at Denham Chevrolet GMC Buick in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Transportation Denham Auto Group purchases Fernie GM dealership

The Elk Valley's Coal Valley Motor Products, based in Fernie and owned by Ralph Will for many years, has been purchased by the Denham Automotive Group.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 30th issue

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

Suzanne Thompson, owner/operator of Kootenay Therapy Centre, and Leanne Jensen, president of New Dawn Restorations, are women of influence in Cranbrook's business community.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Influential Women in Business Work and passion: Blend or balance?

We asked the some of the women from our 2017 Influential Women in Business list to tell us what they are currently passionate about.

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The Bolter family (parents and two kids) stand in a pasture with their beef cows in the background.
East Kootenay, Agriculture, Cuisine, Environment A celebration of citizenship—of Canada and food

It’s a great time to be a food citizen in Canada

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An aerial view of Koocanusa Village.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate, Tourism New direction at Koocanusa Village

Koocanusa Village is launching with new ownership and management

Christine Therriault-Finke and Tamsin Snodgrass, owners of Movin’ Mountains Therapy in Trail, B.C., pour their skills and their passion into improving lives in their community
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Women in business talk about key skills

We asked some of the Kootenay region’s influential businesswomen to tell us about the skills that keep them at the top of their game.

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Participants of the Cranbrook Business Walk, held on June 28th.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Retail, Small Business Business Walk surveys 94 Cranbrook businesses

The purpose of the Cranbrook Business Walk is to help foster a prosperous business climate in the area.

Renovations are underway at Fernie Brewing Company
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Retail Fernie Brewing launches new brew during renovations and expansion

Amid an extensive renovation and expansion at the Fernie Brewing Company, they have also launched a new seasonal Ale called Base Camp, West Coast Pale Ale

Cinch Homes' new location in Fernie
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments Making it a “Cinch” to own a home in Fernie

Cinch Homes is a new, full-service modular and manufactured home dealer in Fernie

Biking and hiking trails in Electoral Area A, Central Kootenay, offer dramatically beautiful views.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Tourism Kootenay Lake: Seeking amenity migrants

The culture of Area A, Central Kootenay, is based on activities in nature and the creativity and warmth of the people in its small communities.

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Joy Global has a new property in Sparwood
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Mining Sparwood’s Joy Global Moving Into Former Finning Facility

Joy Global Canada is now in the process of moving into Sparwood's old Finning facilities

Fernie’s Home Bank building was built in 1910, at the height of the area’s coal production.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Heritage structures face the future

Columbia Basin Trust’s Built Heritage Grants fund 16 projects with $1.4 million.

The old Firehall, located on 11th Ave S. in downtown Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Old Cranbrook Firehall reportedly to be brew-pub style restaurant

The former Firehall, built in 1931 or so, was on the market for several years and was listed with Philip Jones, of Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty, Cranbrook.

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

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

Jodi Gravelle is the chief operating officer for the ?aq?am Community near Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Influential Women in Business, Kootenay Influencers Jodi Gravelle, communication conduit

Human resources and communication are Jodi Gravelle’s main focuses in her position as COO for the ʔaq̓am Community.

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(L to R) Brenda Palmer, Michelle Forbes and Jodi Gravelle received special recognition at the 2017 Kootenay Business magazine Influential Women in Business luncheon on June 8, 2016.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Influential Women in Business 2017 Kootenay women of influence

Hard work, creativity and perseverance characterize the best of the best among businesswomen in the Kootenay region.

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College of the Rockies Board of Governors member Jesse Nicholas (l) along with College President David Walls (r) presented academic medals to Shelley Bergeron (2nd from left) and Darcie Musil (2nd from right).
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies celebrates annual convocation

Walls encouraged graduates to, in contrast to some world events, approach each other with kindness and a caring for our future and the future of our communities

Aaron Lucke, owner of Wynndel Electric, is providing a mobile solar station to the vendors at the Creston Valley Farmers Market.
East Kootenay, Creston, Energy, Small Business, Technology Solar-powered market

Aaron Lucke, owner of Wynndel Electric, is providing a mobile solar station to power the Creston Valley Farmers Market.

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Brenda Palmer, founder and owner of Mrs. Palmer's Pantry in Cranbrook, B.C., has the support of family, friends, customers and—just possibly—an angel on her shoulder.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business, Kootenay Influencers Brenda Palmer is taking her chips to the bank

Brenda Palmer believes that we should value our time as much or more than we do our money, and invest both wisely.

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

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

Bill Bennett
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Mining Eagle Plains Resources: former BC Mines Minister Bill Bennett appointed to the Board of Directors

Based in Cranbrook, B.C., Eagle Plains continues to conduct research, acquire and explore mineral projects throughout western Canada.

Julie Taylor and Natasha Benson.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Juice goes raw at Cranbrook’s new juicery

Co-founders Julie Taylor and Natasha Benson recently opened Cranbrook's first dedicated cold-pressed juicery called The Raw House.

Jen Comer has been growing the impact of the Creston Valley Farmers Market since she became its manager in 2010.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Celebrating the Creston Valley: The little farmers market that could

“I think passionate people can get a lot done if you just give them some appropriate direction and let them run with their ideas.” —Jen Comer

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Cranbrook
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial Cranbrook Tourism continues to make progress

Foundational work of the Cranbrook Tourism Society continues to move forward in the Key City

Chris Hadfield
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality Colonel Chris Hadfield’s star will shine on region

Chris Hadfield is the keynote speaker for Columbia Basin Symposium

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

Here is a selection of the 10 'Best Of' Top Jobs Kootenay Business has featured on Career Buzz over the last six weeks.

James Patrick
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality James Patrick signed as new head coach of Kootenay Ice, Jon Klemm as associate coach

The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club have signed James Patrick to a three-year contract as the new head coach of the team and 8th in Franchise history.

Flowering trees enhance the curb appeal of Creston Town Hall.
East Kootenay, Creston Creston’s OCP is official

Supporting the vision for a more prosperous, inclusive, responsible community is a big job, and the community of Creston is on it.

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Cover story from June 1998 issue of Kootenay Business magazine.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Looking back on the Kicking Horse Coffee story: From a backyard shack to a $215 million deal

When news broke that Invermere’s Kicking Horse Coffee had sold in a $215 million deal to Italy's Lavazza Group, it reminded us of the company’s humble beginning

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

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

Selection of Mt. Begbie beers.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Brewery of the Year goes to Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie

The 15th annual Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference was held in Ottawa recently at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.

Joy Barrett, cultural development officer for Nelson, B.C., and executive director of Castlegar Sculpturewalk, stands within “Sculpture Walk” by Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Hans Winter (2016).
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers The power of art in Nelson, B.C.

Joy Barrett combines creativity and hard-headed business sense in her work as cultural development officer for the City of Nelson, B.C.

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Three search and rescue teams in the Columbia Basin have new helicopter rescue equipment thanks to support from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Financial Safer and quicker access to lost or injured

Columbia Basin Trust helps SAR teams purchase rescue equipment

Golf pro Doug Schneider with proof of his hole-in-one shot at the Springs Golf Course in Radium Hot Springs.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality Albatross and Hole-in-One highlight of Radium’s Kootenay Pro Series Event

Golf pros Byran Armstrong and Doug Schneider defied the odds by carding an albatross (2 on a par 5) and hole-in-one.

Michelle Cubin blends essential oils
East Kootenay, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business The other oil industry

Michelle Cubin’s essential oil business, Healing Hollow, continues to spread across the East Kootenay

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Upgrading roof insulation is a good example of an energy retrofit that will help save money on heating costs and improve the comfort level of a home.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Energy, Financial Affordable Housing Energy Retrofit Program now open

Trust providing $2M for energy conservation upgrades.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays—May 26 issue

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

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.

The Kicking Horse Coffee manufacturing facility, based in Invermere, B.C.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Financial, Retail Italy’s Lavazza Group buys Kicking Horse Coffee in $215 million deal

Kicking Horse Coffee is one of the Kootenay’s largest employers with over 110 people working out of the company's Invermere manufacturing facility.

Matt Cockell
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality Q&A with the new Ice GM

The Kootenay Ice have a new owner and general manager. Find out how Matt Cockell plans to run the organization.

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Jim Barr, owner of Skynet and Kinetic Wireless.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Technology New wireless company coming to the Kootenays

Skynet and Kinetic Wireless, which owns 25 Rogers & Fido stores in B.C., is expanding to serve the Kootenays.

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski joined representatives from the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce to open the 2017 Creston Valley Trade Show.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business Creston Valley Chamber, 2017

Recent changes at the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Creston Visitor Centre have empowered both organizations to thrive.

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Cranbrook-born Eric Termuende is an internationally recognized speaker who has just published his first book, called
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kootenay Influencers Eric Termuende, Kootenay-grown global influencer

Due in large part to technology, the workplace is becoming a colder, lonelier place. Eric Termuende is on a mission to change that.

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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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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays—May 19 issue

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

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