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Brandon Bolen, P.Eng., is a structural engineer who recently opened Bolen Engineering in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Bolen Engineering

Brandon Bolen, professional engineer, is a natural problem solver.

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

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

Architectural drawings of the recently-built homeless shelter in Chilliwack, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Homeless Shelter Project gains momentum

Cranbrook's Homeless Shelter Coalition is picking up momentum and moving forward with a plan to build a homeless shelter

Creston Hotel
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Small Business Jimmy’s Pub in the Creston Hotel: Where everybody knows your name

Creston Hotel and Jimmy’s Pub have undergone a radical modernization transformation

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A water bomber is flying over Moyie Lake with the sun filtered by smoke.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Forestry Historic B.C. wildfire season

The unprecedented wildfire season in B.C. will affect the forest industry

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Government building
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Energy, First Nations Ktunaxa Nation Council proceeding with renewable energy installation

The Ktunaxa Nation Council is set to install solar arrays on the rooftop of the Ktunaxa Nation Government Building in Cranbrook

Scenic view of mountains, with worker and construction vehicle in foreground.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Teck Steelmaking coal price guidance issued: volume up—prices slide

Teck is a diversified company committed to responsible mining and mineral development.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - September 8 issue

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

Adults learn in a classroom
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Revelstoke, Education, Small Business Workshops to address common non-profit needs

Columbia Basin Trust offers workshops this fall through its non-profit advisors program

Sparrow Hair Salon
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business Fernie’s Sparrow Hair Salon celebrates grand re-opening

Stacey Goldade and Noel Vanoostenbrugge are celebrating the official grand re-opening of Sparrow Hair Salon

Johnny Strilaeff
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial Continued growth and new programs benefit Basin residents

See the highlights from Columbia Basin Trust's 2016/17 Annual Service Plan Report

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - September 1 issue

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

Denham Ford's recent fundraiser 'Our Hometown for Hunger' raised over $4000 for the Cranbrook Salvation Army's Soup Kitchen endowment fund.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial Cranbrook and District Community Foundation Fund for Salvation Army Soup Kitchen fund grew by $4,000

EKC helped established the CDCF endowment fund to benefit the Salvation Army’s Soup Kitchen in 2004.

Jolene Salanski became owner of the Northwest Grill in Cranbrook on August 1, 2017.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business Next phase for Northwest Grill

Jolene Salanski, owner of the Northwest Grill, looks forward to expanding the catering component of her new business.

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Logo of the Paper and Cup bookstore.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Paper and Cup—New Bookstore and Coffeehouse (beer & wine too) coming to Kimberley

The Paper and Cup will be located at 205 Spokane Street, in the heart of the Kimberley Platzl.

Scenic view of mountain bikers.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism Call for nominations for the Kootenay Rockies Tourism Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of a maximum of nine individuals including an Executive Committee of 5 seats, which includes a Past Chair position.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 25 issue

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

Barb Smythe is the owner-operator of Auntie Barb's Bakery, Bistro & Banquets in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business Auntie Barb, cook and baker

Auntie Barb’s has a new location and an expanded range of offerings.

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A child ziplines amidst a group of trees
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Tourism Zip-a-dee-doo-dah in Fairmont

Todd and Jay Manton have established Mineral Mountain Zipline at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

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Skimmerhorn Winery.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Two Calgary commodity traders new owners of Creston’s Skimmerhorn Winery

Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard is a 19.74 acre parcel of land in Creston, complete with a tasting room and bistro.

Doris Silva, College Director of Student Affairs.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial College welcomes return of tuition-free programs

The decision, announced by the BC government on August 8, will be in effect for September classes.

The Valemount Senior Citizens Housing Society’s Golden Years Lodge will be upgraded to become more energy efficient thanks to support from Columbia Basin Trust’s Energy Retrofit Program.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Energy, Financial 25 buildings to receive energy retrofits

Columbia Basin Trust provides $900,000 this year through its new Energy Retrofit Program.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 18th issue

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

Erin Thompson and Brian Sondergaard with their dogs
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Animal Care Kimberley Kritters caters to cats, dogs and everything in between

Erin Thompson and Brian Sondergaard are the owners of the new Kimberley Kritters Pet Boutique

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Sacha and Tyler from Cutter Ranch located in Fort Steele, in the East Kootenay, raise heritage pork, pasture chicken and beef.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Education New program helps agriculture grow

Services include expert advice on topics such as irrigation, pest control, production, water, soil, climate change and research.

Construction site, home of the new Fitness Inc. building.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness Fitness Inc. on the move to Cranbrook industrial park

The new, two-story facility will be 12,500 square feet—some 3,800 square feet larger than its previous space.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 11th issue

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

Overview of Columbia Valley Classic Car Show.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Transportation Classic Car Show stays in Radium Hot Springs: “positive resolution” says Chamber

The annual Classic Car Show & Shine will be held on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th, 2017.

A timber frame pavillion that was installed earlier this year at Idlewild Park by College Carpentry students.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College partners in three community projects

College of the Rockies Timber Frame and Carpentry students have been involved in a number of community-based projects over the past several months.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate Top 10 luxury homes for sale in Kootenays—Summer 2017 Edition

The Kootenays are home to some spectacular properties, as this Top 10 list proves.

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Castlegar’s Crumbs Bakery Café is one of the businesses that benefited last year from Columbia Basin Trust’s School Works program. Left to right: Susanne Thomas (owner) and Cameran Millar (student).
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Small Business Apply for a wage subsidy: Hire a student

The program provides a wage subsidy to help employers provide part-time employment to full-time high school and post-secondary students.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 4th issue

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

Janet Borger is standing at her booth at the Kimberley Farmers Market, selling her chocolate bars.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Small Business Take a taste on the wild side

Wild Wholeistic Chocolate is a new Kimberley, B.C., business that makes raw chocolate bars

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Kelsey and Brenda Taylor, co-owners of MJ's Floral Boutique in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business MJs Floral Boutique finds new home on Cranbrook’s Tenth Avenue

The floral business is blooming for MJ's Floral Boutique with a new storefront, walk-in cooler and private office for consultations.

Todd Fyfe, owner and managing broker at Fernie Real Estate in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate It’s a HOT Market: Fernie Real Estate Podcast with Todd Fyfe (Episode 2)

In this podcast, Todd talks about a busy 2017 real estate market in Fernie and Elk Valley with Kootenay Business magazine publisher Keith Powell

The Calgary Connector bus.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Transportation “Calgary Connector” brings bus service connecting Invermere and Calgary

The new transit service is scheduled to run every other week Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 2nd.

Caitlin Berkheim, Tamara Mercandelli and Christel Hagn of Soulfood restaurant hosted a
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business Soulfood for community

A “long table dinner” on July 27 at Soulfood restaurant in Cranbrook showcased local food and drink producers and their wares.

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College of the Rockies offers truck driver courses with the perfect classroom setting in the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Transportation Summer road safety: Safe driving tips for truck drivers

College of the Rockies haul truck driving instructor shares his pet peeves on the road and tips for safe driving.

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Sarah Osadetz, WildSafeBC community co-ordinator for Golden, is standing next to a bear-resistant garbage bin.
East Kootenay, Environment Saving bears . . . one garbage bin at a time

Golden, B.C., is distributing bear-resistant garbage bins to decrease bear destruction

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 28 issue

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

College of the Rockies’ Mind Over Metal Camp participants.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Technology College hosts Mind Over Metal Camp

From July 10 to 14, eighteen youth aged 12 to 14 took part in a Mind Over Metal camp at College of the Rockies.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 21 issue

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

Picture of Columbia Valley Pioneer and the Invermere Valley Echo newspapers.
East Kootenay, Invermere Invermere’s Valley Echo shuts down after 64 years

The Invermere Valley Echo was founded in 1953.

Picture of wildfire.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Top 10 steps to prepare your business for evacuation

If you are on evacuation alert or think you will be put on evacuation alert, there are some important steps you will want to consider.

Keep an eye out for Good Grub’s colourful new food truck when out and about in the Elk Valley.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Best Places to Eat Goodness gracious, that’s Good Grub!

Good Grub in Fernie prepares homemade dishes and serves them at a variety of events and functions

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(L to R) Jessica Gerlib, co-owner Korene Molloy and Tyler-Rae Molloy.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Best Places to Eat Bennys are a specialty at Broken Paddle Diner in Kimberley

Broken Paddle Restaurant (formerly BJ’s) has new menus and entertainment but the same charm it's always been known for.

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Owners Steven Zoltan and his wife Edith Fazakas.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Cuisine, Best Places to Eat The Statue of Liberty inspired this Radium Hot Springs restaurant

Citadella in Radium Hot Springs serves authentic Hungarian food

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(L to R) Michelle Mungall and Katrine Conroy
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining New B.C. government sworn in—two cabinet ministers from the Kootenays

The cabinet consists of 20 ministers and two ministers of state. Two ministers are from the Kootenays

The Windsor Hotel in Fort Steele.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Fort Steele’s Windsor Hotel will once again be a “hotel”

A major construction project is underway at Fort Steele Heritage Town, near Cranbrook, with the historic Windsor Hotel undergoing sweeping interior renovations.

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