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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Top 10 Mining Operations in the Kootenays

We ranked all the operating mines in the Kootenays by their annual revenue.

Wayne Stetski at Small Business Forum in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business Stetski brings all levels of government together to support small business

The second in a series of Small Business Forums will be held in Invermere on March 1st.

Cal McDougall has been Sparwood's mayor for about 12 years—from 1996 to 2005 and from 2014 to the present.
East Kootenay, Sparwood Transition year for Sparwood

District of Sparwood mayor, Cal McDougall, admires the resilience of his community.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 10 issue

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

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation CBT conducting Regional Shipping and Logistics Survey

The success of this project will depend on the input and participation of the many stakeholders affected by this major issue.

Andy Cohen is the general manager of Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Fernie’s long-time supporter

As a people person, networker, relationship builder and idea guy, Fernie’s Andy Cohen uses his influence to benefit the East Kootenay region.

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Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn and Caitlin Berkhiem are the owners of Soulfood restaurant in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook’s Soulfood

Exquisite, ethical edibles are the trademark of Cranbrook’s Soulfood restaurant.

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East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business Olives Unstuffed Tasting House opens in Kimberley

Are you a foodie? Then be sure to check out Kimberley's newest storefront, the Olives Unstuffed Tasting House, purveyor of speciality olive oils and vinegars.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Top 10 Ski Resorts/Hills in the Kootenay Rockies

We ranked the top Kootenay Ski resorts by vertical drop

Krystal Wills, financial manager, of the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC)
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Tourism, Transportation Canadian Rockies International Airport reports busy year in 2016

Krystal Wills, financial manager of the Canadian Rockies International Airport, presented an update on travel trends in 2016.

College of the Rockies Recruitment Officer, Jennifer Inglis, looks forward to welcoming community members to the College’s annual Open House on February 8.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial, Technology College of the Rockies hosting annual Open House

This year’s Open House will be jam-packed with a wide variety of activities as well as information sessions.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 3 issue

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

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Tourism Destination BC announces funding for local visitor centres

The 2017 Visitor Services Innovation Fund is being made available for current, full-status Visitor Services Network members.

Jack Moes, dean of trades and technology at College of the Rockies, is pleased about the imminent $10-million expansion of the trades teaching facility.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Education, Kootenay Influencers Jack Moes influences futures

Jack Moes, dean of trades and technology at College of the Rockies, has an affinity for relevant, practical, applied learning.

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Cutter Ranch
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Agriculture Cutter Ranch making its mark across B.C.

Local meat producer unveils new look, logo and e-commerce store.

Wasa Beach.
East Kootenay, Developments, Real Estate Wasa Lake RV Park developer looks for approval

The proposed development would be a family-type RV park, with 100 fully serviced sites—40 feet by 100 feet each.

Heidi Romich, owner of Cranbrook's popular Heidout Restaurant and Brewpub.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Top 5 Small Business BC Finalists announced—Cranbrook’s Heidout makes the list

The Small Business BC Awards is the largest small business awards competition in the province.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett Special Guest on Podcast

We are pleased to have the honourable Bill Bennett as our special guest.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragons’ Den is coming to Nelson!

Talented young entrepreneurs throughout the West Kootenay and Boundary area who want to get their business idea off the ground are encouraged to apply.

Katherine Russell is a world traveler and glass artist who lives in Elkford, B.C.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Small Business, Tourism Art meets lifestyle in Elkford

Glass artist Katherine Russell chose to settle in Elkford because it offers the wilderness recreation she loves.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Top 10 Credit Unions/Co-ops in the Kootenays

We ranked all the Credit Unions and Co-ops in the Kootenays by their annual revenue.

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East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Cranbrook approves development of new seniors living facility

Cranbrook City Council has given zoning approval to Golden Life Management to develop another senior living facility in the city.

Johnny Strilaeff is the new President and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust, headquartered in Castlegar, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Education, Financial New leader, same philosophy for Columbia Basin Trust

In his new role as President and CEO, Johnny Strilaeff will rely on his experience as a Basin resident and on his work experience with the Trust since 2005.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 27

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

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate With Inventory Low, It’s a “Sellers” Market in Cranbrook Real Estate—Jason Wheeldon (Episode 4)

Jason Wheeldon shares his insight on the dynamic Cranbrook real estate market—4 trends not to miss and why it's a good time for a market evaluation.

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Meet your recruitment needs and raise your business’s profile by becoming an exhibitor at two upcoming local career events!
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business Call for exhibitors at upcoming Kootenay Career Fairs

Meet your recruitment needs and raise your business’s profile by becoming an exhibitor at two upcoming local career events!

Elkford, B.C., is a thriving village in the Rocky Mountains of southeastern British Columbia
East Kootenay, Elkford, Small Business Elkford chamber update, 2017

Community support, inclusion and economic development are the ongoing focus of the Elkford Chamber of Commerce.

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The Sullivan Core Shack will be a museum level display of ore and rock specimens as well as drill core from Sullivan mine and surrounding area.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Mining, Tourism Kootenay Zinc Corp. sponsors Sullivan Core Shack Display

Located in the Kimberley Underground Mining Railway Station, the display will feature ore and rock specimens as well as drill core from Sullivan mine.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business 2016 Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the Kootenays

We are pleased to present the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the region—we salute your success!

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East Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Top 20 largest hotels in the East Kootenays

With a surge in tourism travel, the hospitality sector is a dynamic and growing part of the Kootenay business community.

Artist's rendition of the proposed updates to the exterior of Tamarack Centre.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Major renovations coming to Cranbrook’s Tamarack Shopping Centre in 2017

The largest shopping centre in the Kootenays, Tamarack Centre first opened in 1977.

Danielle Ecclestone opened her eclectic novelty shop in Cranbrook in early October 2016.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Fun merchandise at Seams Fun

Seams Fun carries a stock of novelty clothing, accessories and home decor items.

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

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

Mark Colgate, PhD, from UVic, spoke at a professional development session organized by Patty Vadnais (R) for the Fernie Ambassadors Program.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Tourism Fernie Chamber update, 2017

Clear communication, inclusive participation, support and fun are keys to success for the Fernie Chamber of Commerce.

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Drew Miller, new Executive Director, Human Resources at the College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies announces new HR Executive Director

Drew Miller replaces Sheila McDonald who retired in December.

Jill Bentley-Lobban in a blue Stoke shirt.
East Kootenay, Kimberley Jill Bentley-Lobban

Jill Bentley-Lobban, manager of Kimberley Centex, is a people person who loves good food and locally sourced products.

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Tristen Chernove, CEO of Elevate Airports and general manager of the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, B.C., is also  the recipient of three medals from the September 2016 Paralympic Games.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, New Denver Tristen Chernove

Tristen Chernove is inspired by the energy of Cranbrook’s business community, and he’s reciprocating in a big way.

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(L to R) Ryan Doehle, wife Laurel, son Ethan, and daughter Kyra with their dog WiFi.
East Kootenay, Fernie Ryan Doehle

Ryan Doehle’s 21 years of work in his self-started and expanding business have landed him a spot on the list of the Top 10 Business People of 2017

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World-class whitewater kayaking attracted Seán McTernan to Fernie, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business, Tourism Fernie lifestyle rocks

With the online world at his fingertips, Seán McTernan left Ireland for Canada and established his digital business in Fernie.

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Elana Rosenfeld, CEO of Kicking Horse Coffee in Inveremere.
East Kootenay, Invermere Elana Rosenfeld

The co-founder and CEO of Invermere’s Kicking Horse Coffee is a visionary with a love of the outdoors and a great appreciation for the Columbia Valley.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 13 issue

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

Amy Nunn-Stewart.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Amy Nunn-Stewart new Director of Sales and Marketing at Prestige Hotels and Resorts

Prestige Hotels and Resorts owns several properties in the Kootenays, including the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook.

Artist's rendition of the new Trades Training Facility at COTR.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education, Financial, Technology Canada and B.C. invest in new trades facility at College of the Rockies

$10-million investment will support students, create jobs and expand programs

Downtown Kaslo street scene.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate Kaslo and Nelson lead Kootenays in increased residential property assessment values

Kaslo, Nelson, Slocan, Nakusp and Revelstoke round out the Top 5 highest assessment value increase for residential houses in the Kootenay/Columbia region.

Norm McInnis became the CAO for the City of Fernie on November 1, 2016.
East Kootenay, Fernie Norm McInnis, new CAO for Fernie

Fernie’s new CAO brings experience and a creative approach to the work of community engagement and community development.

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Cassy Campbell with husband Forrest and their two children
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business Balancing business, quadriplegia, and motherhood

Invermere’s Cassy Campbell is a CEO, mother, and caregiver for her quadriplegic husband

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Gerry Taft, mayor of Invermere.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Invermere mayor sells café and gelato business

Owner of his gelato shop-cafe business since May 2004, Gerry thanked valley residents and visitors for their support and his staff for their hard work.

Vehicles drive down Highway 95 in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation Ten items you need in your vehicle to survive the Kootenay freezer

Road safety survival kits save lives. Here’s how you should stock yours.

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Ron Toyota, mayor of Creston, B.C., is a second-generation Canadian who was born and raised in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston Creston, B.C., update, 2017

Methodically and carefully, Mayor Ron Toyota and the Town council of Creston are making the community’s strategic plan a reality.

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

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

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