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Tom Lymbery's new book is now available at local book stores throughout the Kootenays.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality Tom’s Gray Creek Part II—a Kootenay Lake memoir, 1946 to 1980

The story is told by Tom Lymbery who was raised in the Gray Creek general store.

Picture of campground next to river.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism Over $2 million parsed out to Resort Municipalities in Kootenays

Communities in the Columbia Basin Trust catchment area (Kootenay/Columbia) were major beneficiaries.

Movie poster for Deepwater Horizon.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality What’s the Cranbrook connection to the new blockbuster movie “Deepwater Horizon”?

Deepwater Horizon is the big-screen dramatization of the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

Students walking to school.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies sees 6.7% enrolment increase

“Our smaller class sizes and more personalized educational experience are attractive to our students," says Jason Colombo, College Registrar.

Cora Tschetters and her father, Wayne Haddad, recognized for excellence.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial Local employee benefits experts earn national recognition

Wayne Haddad and daughter Cora Tschetters were recognized as leading representatives of the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan.

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

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

Skiers at Kimberley Alpine Resort are silhouetted in the pristine morning light.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Beautiful, accessible Kimberley

Tourism Kimberley is busy spreading the word about the small city’s charm, character and extensive, high-quality amenities.

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Dr. Andrea Walsh, from the University of Victoria, will present ‘Repatriation as Reconciliation: Children’s Art from the Alberni Indian Residential School’ at College of the Rockies October 3.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College hosting ‘Repatriation as Reconciliation’ presentation

Dr. Andrea Walsh is a visual anthropologist specializing in 20th century and contemporary aboriginal art.

Josh Prasad of Kimberley successfully completed the apprenticeship program at College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Education, Technology College of the Rockies success story: Josh Prasad

While enrolled in the apprenticeship program, Josh found work with a variety of local companies performing residential and commercial building.

Brook Centre tenants, back row, L to R: Allissa Keane, Danielle Cardozo, Donna Hartt, Kya Dubois, Mandy Lawson. Front row: Jody Jacob, Livia Lara.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Bold new businesses

Adaptability, collaboration and innovation are the forces behind newly founded Brook PR and Brook Centre in downtown Cranbrook.

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Under the leadership of Executive Director David D. Hull, the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce brings new vision to Cranbrook's business community.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Developments, Small Business New direction for the Cranbrook chamber

The economies of all of the Kootenay communities are linked, and when something good happens in one place, everyone feels the effect.

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Picture of Skip Fennessy, holding picture of proposed Cranbrook arches.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Skip Fennessy proposes arches for Cranbrook east entrance

Cranbrook Arches East—will they ever become a reality?

Elana Rosenfeld is the CEO of Kicking Horse Coffee based in Invermere.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Fifteen coffee roasters/producers in Kootenay Region

It's National Coffee Day on September 29 - celebrate with a cup of java from one of these Kootenay-based purveyors.

East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Real Estate Real Estate trends with Jason Wheeldon (episode 1)

Cranbrook realtor, Jason Wheeldon, shares some tips on how to get top dollar for your house.

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Pictured from left to right: Derek Nighbor, CEO Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC); Michael J. Giroux, President, Canadian Wood Council; Pierre Lapointe, President and CEO FPInnovations
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Forestry National Forest Week and Wood Innovation

Forestry is an important employer in the Kootenays, representing over $1.5 billion in annual revenue.

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

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

Picture of Terry Segarty.
East Kootenay Cranbrook businessman to seek MLA nomination: Kootenay East

Voting Day for BC Liberal Members to select BC Liberal candidacy in the Kootenay East riding is October 22.

Picture of Rod Giles, new board member for the College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Education College of the Rockies’ Board announces appointment

“The Board of Governors plays an important role in overseeing the strategic direction and management of the College,” said President and CEO, David Walls.

Employees of the Fernie Brewing Company hold up a cheque for the Fernie Friends for Friends.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial “Cheers to Charity!” promotion helps Fernie community groups

For $5, visitors to the Fernie Brewing Company tasting room can try a paddle of four beers, from the daily tap lineup—all money goes to charity.

Fresh faced students from the Fernie Academy, the top ranked elementary school in the Kootenays.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education Independent Elementary Schools rank highest in the Kootenay/Columbia

The Fraser Institute has released their annual Report Card on B.C.'s schools.

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

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

Picture of bulldozer and Idlewild Park in the background.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Environment, Financial Cranbrook’s $2.8M Idlewild Dam restoration project well underway

The Idlewild Park Draft Master Plan Open House will be held at the Manual Training School beside the Cranbrook library on September 20—the public is invited.

Jim Barber standing beside a black car.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Transportation Jim Barber now opening doors in the auto industry

After many years in the local Real Estate industry, Jim Barber has switched gears to a new career.

Mike Delich and Angela Morgan at the award winning Snow Creek Cabins in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Tourism Internationally inspired home building

Contemporary quality designs characterize Fernie Vacation Properties.

Picture of school in background, with planter full of sunflowers in foreground.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Education Revelstoke High School ranks highest in Kootenay/Columbia Region: Fraser Institute report on schools

The Vancouver-based Fraser Institute publishes their report card on BC’s schools every year.

View from the Westside Legacy Trail overlooking Lake Windermere.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments Basin Recreation infrastructure enhanced

Twenty recreation projects encouraging active lifestyles are getting under way thanks to help from the Trust’s Recreation Infrastructure Grants program.

The Visitor Information Centre at the west entrance to Cranbrook offers information and amenities to visitors.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism Volunteer thanks

Visitor centre volunteers are happy to answer questions about Kootenay attractions and upcoming events.

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Graphic of the Hometown Hockey map.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism City of Cranbrook to host Rogers Hometown Hockey February 18 & 19, 2017

“I am very pleased that Rogers Hometown Hockey has chosen Cranbrook to host this great event and live NHL broadcast,” says Lee Pratt, Mayor of Cranbrook.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Job in the Kootenays - September 9 issue

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

Picture of group of young students holding a sign that says, 'French Immersion - s'il vous plait'
East Kootenay, Education French Immersion enrolment sets new record (495 students) in Southeast Kootenay School District

More students are participating in French Language programs than ever before.

Ken Bridge opened Bridge Interiors in Cranbrook in 1998.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Golden rule at Bridge Interiors

Readers of Kootenay Business magazine have made Bridge Interiors in Cranbrook their top choice for furniture and appliances.

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Former company receptionist Terri Sharpe has been co-owner of Steeples Construction with Earl Hoath since 2005.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Small Business Partnership success at Steeples Construction

Terri Sharpe and Earl Hoath have made a success of their 12-year partnership as co-owners of Steeples Construction Ltd. in Cranbrook.

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Shawn Wernig is the owner and creative force at Eggplant Studios in Invermere, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business, Technology For web design, go to Eggplant Studios

Graphic design holds endless fascination for Shawn Wernig, owner of Eggplant Studios in Invermere, B.C.

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Seana Coolbaugh is the owner-operator of Koko Beach Tanning & Hair Salon in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Koko Beach Tanning & Hair Salon

Seana Coolbaugh owns and operates Koko Beach Tanning & Hair Salon, and she isn’t afraid to break a nail on the playground.

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Paul Kramer, owner of Ghostrider Motorsports in Fernie, stocks power toys for all seasons.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Small Business Ghostrider Motorsports, Fernie

Paul Kramer likes to play outdoors all year round, and Ghostrider Motorsports provides him with the toys he loves.

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Irvin and Evelyn Sobry pose inside their store, Lectric Avenue Electronics.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business, Technology What to do when you retire: Start a business!

There’s no time to be bored at Lectric Avenue Electronics

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Collin Johnston manages Cranbrook’s Heritage Inn. He’s quick to point out his Saskatchewan Roughrider memorabilia, which you’ll see if you step inside his office.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Cranbrook’s Heritage Inn is a welcoming place of both travellers and locals alike

With over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Collin Johnston knows how to get the most out of his staff and make guests feel welcome.

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

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

The restored St. Eugene Church is an important part of the Aqam Community and its history.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Tourism St. Eugene Church restored

The ʔaq̓am Community’s St. Eugene Church approaches its 120th birthday with restored strength and beauty.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 26 issue

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

The Zellstoff Celgar pulp mill in Castlegar, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Forestry Predictions for the pulp industry

Experts agree that there is likely to be a shift in pulp prices due to capacity exceeding demand.

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Photo of Tyee Homes Base Camp sign.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments Base Camp Kimberley now under construction

The new Base Camp development consists of 10 building lots which border the Peak to Platzl Trail and are only minutes from the Alpine Resort base.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 19 issue

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

Aerial view of Hopkins Harvest
East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Environment, Small Business Harvesting the sun

Produce isn’t the only thing the Hopkins are harvesting—sunlight is next on their agenda.

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Outside of the Kang Nam restaurant, showing sign.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine Kang Nam Korean Food now open in Cranbrook

The owners of two successful restaurants in Kimberley and Cranbrook have opened a third.

Reflecting – Wolf – Juanita Rose Violini -- work by one of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance featured artists
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance announces 2015–2016 funded projects

CKCA administers and manages arts, culture and heritage program funding on behalf of the Trust.

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