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Suzanne Thompson stands in Kootenay Therapy Center.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Top 10 Business People Suzanne Thompson

Suzanne Thompson is a 30-year physiotherapy veteran, owner of Kootenay Therapy Center and a 2018 Top 10 Business Person

Andrew Hayden and Jillian Rutherford stand together in their distillery.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Local Spirit. Distilled.

Fernie Distillers is the first licensed craft distillery in Fernie, B.C.

This typical Revelstoke heritage home is listed by Remax at $369,000, assessment values in Revelstoke went up 21% last year.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Real Estate Top 10 Communities: Residential Property Assessments Jump

Overall, the Kootenay Columbia region's total assessments increased from $38.6 billion in 2017 to $40.87 billion this year.

Barry Benson, a Realtor in the Columbia Valley, is based in Canal Flats.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Kootenay Influencers Empowering Canal Flats

Leaders in Canal Flats are developing plans for strategic economic growth in the community.

Mike McPhee on a mountain
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Top 10 Business People Mike McPhee

The director of sales and marketing at Island Lake Lodge, Mike McPhee, has taken the business to mountainous new heights thanks to his creative ingenuity

?Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society board members and volunteers with the two prize bikes featured in the 2017 Harley Davidson Fundraising Raffle.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley 2017 Harley-Davidson bike draw raises over $28,000 for hospice

It is the fifth consecutive year Harley-Davidson of the Kootenays has held a raffle of their iconic motorcycles with proceeds benefiting the hospice.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Small Business, Technology REMINDER: Get $1,000 to go to #BCTECH Summit

The #BCTECH Summit is the place for connecting industry, government and research under one roof to do business.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 5th issue

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

Left to right: Ben Marken (Selkirk College), Blair Weston (FortisBC), Roger Austin (Austin Engineering), Darren McElhinney (FortisBC), Mary Austin (Austin Engineering) and Jason Taylor (Selkirk College)
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Energy, Technology 3-D printing innovation in engineering

Selkirk College and Austin Engineering worked together to create a 3-D printed model of the proposed Corra Linn dam upgrades for FortisBC.

by Jillian Clark
Allissa Keane headshot
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Top 10 Business People Allissa Keane

The owner of Fruition Wellness, Allissa Keane, is healing East Kootenay residents via acupuncture

The Windsor Hotel, located in the Fort Steele Heritage Town.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Update: The Restoration is Complete at Fort Steele’s Windsor Hotel

The Windsor stands to this day on its original location and is classified as an official heritage building.

Tristen Chernove stands in the Kootenay Rockies International Airport
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism, Transportation Calgary to Cranbrook in a convenient package

WestJet Link is a new service that offers inexpensive and more frequent flights from Calgary to Cranbrook

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Kootenay Business’ 10 most-read stories of 2017

There were more than 319,000 pageviews on the Kootenay Business website in 2017.

Darrell Kemle is the owner/operator of Kokanee Ford and Kemlee Equipment Ltd. in Creston, B.C.
East Kootenay, Creston, Retail, Small Business, Top 10 Business People Darrell Kemle

Darrell Kemle’s businesses run on a tried-and-true combination: high-quality product at a fair price, backed by exceptional customer service.

The Export Navigator pilot project offers workshops for businesses new to the complexities of exporting goods and services.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Golden, Trail, Education, Small Business Training for exporters

If you own or manage a small business that is ready to expand into markets outside of British Columbia, this free workshop can help.

Craig Moritz is a country singer and animal advocate who lives in Canal Flats, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Animal Care, Entertainment and Hospitality, Kootenay Influencers Canal Flats music man

Craig Moritz brings a talent for country music and a passion for animal rescue to his new home community of Canal Flats.

Winter scene, forest in background, stump covered in snow in foreground.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Biz Blog takes a winter break!

Kootenay Biz Blog will return on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.

The Ktunaxa Nation Council, housed in this government building, is one of the recipients of a Social Grant from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial 16 social projects to receive $1 million

Columbia Basin Trust announces its most recent Social Grants recipients

An affordable housing development in the Elk Valley that was built in recent years, CBT looking to expand program.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Real Estate Province partners with Columbia Basin Trust for new affordable housing

The Province and the trust will each provide $14 million over the next three years with a target to create 225 affordable rental housing units.

Picture of casino with slot machines.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Casino revenue in the Kootenays tops $20 million annually

Gambling revenue at the two provincially licensed casinos in the Kootenays generated a combined revenue of over $20 million in 2015/2016.

The Village of Canal Flats sign
East Kootenay, Canal Flats Canal Flats hires new CAO – Adrian Bergles

Adrian Bergles most recently was the lands manager for the Akisqnuk First Nation in the Columbia Valley

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - December 15 issue

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

The Trust’s Ecosystem Enhancement Program will help maintain and improve ecological health and native biodiversity in a variety of ecosystems, such as wetlands, fish habitat, forests and grasslands.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Significant boost for Basin ecosystems

Columbia Basin Trust announces new five-year, $10-million program.

Picture of two people looking at paintings in an art gallery.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Trust expands support for arts, culture and heritage

Columbia Basin Trust is expanding its support for arts, culture and heritage with $11.6 million over three years.

Roger Dall'Antonia
East Kootenay, West Kootenay FortisBC announces appointment of Roger Dall’Antonia as new President and CEO

Mr. Dall'Antonia has more than 20 years of experience in the energy sector and joined FortisBC in 2004.

The new blue and white Diabetes Canada 'Clothesline' bins.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook Diabetes Canada’s “clothesline” recycling bins come to Cranbrook

With new easy-to-access drop-off bins it makes it convenient to donate reusable clothing at five Cranbrook locations.

Picture of person using typewriter at top of picture, with laptop user below.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology Supporting tech needs for non-profits

$1 million for non-profit organizations to upgrade critical office technology

A headshot of Monica Swagar with snow in the background
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business Monica Swagar thrives on growth

The Swag Hair Studio won a green award from the Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce

Tasy Strouzas stands inside Cole's Bookstore next to a collection of books
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Cranbrook’s Coles Bookstore has new manager—Tasy Strouzas

Well-known Cranbrook resident Tasy Strouzas is the new manager of the Coles bookstore in Tamarack Centre in Cranbrook

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - December 1 issue

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

Aerial view of Bingay Hill.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Mining Centremount Coal calls for public comment on proposed new mine in Elk Valley

Bingay Coal licences cover 1,157 hectares near the confluence of the Bingay Creek and Elk River.

The Nicholas family: Jesse, Jake and Rachael
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Invermere, Education, First Nations , Kootenay Influencers Jesse Nicholas, influencer

In all of his roles, Jesse Nicholas strives to listen, understand, build consensus and serve his community.

An intersection in Nelson at nighttime.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson Nelson and Cranbrook ranked in Top 10 Best Places to Retire in Canada list

Earlier this year, MoneySense magazine ranked the Top 100 Best Places to Retire in Canada—two Kootenay towns made the Top 10.

A yellow Teck truck shovel in front of a large coal pile
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Mining 45 years of coal mining leadership

Celebrating a milestone at Teck's Fording River Operations

Wild Horse Surgical's new clinic is under construction near Hot Shots Cafe.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook Developments and New Business Roundup

The Cranbrook and area business landscape has been busy over the last 12 months, with businesses expanding, renovating and updating.

Picture of front of the new Independent Grocer in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Retail Re-branded Extra Foods now Pealow’s Independent Grocer in Creston

Brian and Julie Pealow are the new owners of the Loblaw’s franchise in Creston, now called Pealow’s Independent Grocer.

Christy King, the manager of the East Kootenay branch of the B.C. SPCA, cuddles a pretty, black-and-white cat.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Animal Care Admin change at EK SPCA

Christy King, a qualified animal care supervisor, is the new manager of the EK SPCA, Cranbrook branch.

Brenna Baker, executive director of the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, stands before the Foundation logo and the donor recognition board at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Kootenay Influencers New leadership for EKFH

Brenna Baker recently made a shift from sheltering animals to supporting healthcare for East Kootenay citizens via the EKFH.

Tristen Chernove, CEO of Elevate Airports, cuts celebratory cake at announcement that WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines have partnered to bring jet service (Calgary to Cranbrook) to Canadian Rockies International Airport.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism, Transportation WestJet link operated by Pacific Coastal to fly Cranbrook to Calgary route—3 times a day

WestJet has introduced WestJet Link, a new regional air service operating under a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 24 issue

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

Idle machinery sits in an interface logged forest
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Forestry Gold Creek’s fire-prevention plan in action

After a devastating year of forest fires across B.C., Canfor is interface logging to negate potential threats

A large Komatsu dump truck works in a quarry
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Mining Japanese equipment giant Komatsu acquires Joy Global

Joy Global in Sparwood, B.C., has been acquired by Komatsu

Erin Gawne, new Executive Director, Public Relations.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies announces new Executive Director, Public Relations

College of the Rockies’ President and CEO, David Walls, is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Gawne as Executive Director, Public Relations.

(L to R) Eric Lapointe (co-manager of AG Valley Foods), Greg Lapointe (co-manager of AG Valley Foods), Ian Dickson (Associated Grocers wholesaler), Sydney-Anne Porter (owner/operator of AG Valley Foods) and Larry Chmielewski (Associated Grocers wholesaler).
East Kootenay, Invermere, Retail, Small Business East Kootenay business wins big at the academy awards of the grocery world

AG Valley Foods in Invermere, B.C., won the 2017 Independent Grocer of the Year silver award

Picture of people shopping in an indoor market.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Cranbrook Farmers’ Winter Market November 25 and 26

Festive market celebration brings together more than 70 local producers and artisans

A wooden structure is under construction
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness Spacious fitness with a new view

Trevor Zak, Fitness Inc. CEO, is excited about the company’s new facility in Cranbrook, B.C.

Dale Felhauer smiles for a photo
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Heavy equipment sales produce a heavy-duty award

Dale Felhauer, general manager of Inland in Cranbrook, B.C., continues to guide the company to the pinnacle of heavy equipment sales

Kimberley Dynamiters head coach Derek Stuart stands with two other coaches behind the bench at a Kimberley Dynamiters hockey game
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Dynamiters invest in Kimberley

The Kimberley Dynamiters Hockey Club provides strong and willing shoulders for the community to lean on.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 17 issue

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

Photo of Tervita building.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Trail Tervita buys Columbia Recycle in Kimberley and Trail

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

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