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The Stemwinder Chalet offers luxurious but very affordable group accommodation at Kimberley's ski hill.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Simply Kimberley acquires Stemwinder Chalet

The Stemwinder Chalet at Kimberley’s ski hill offers luxury accommodation at a great price for groups of up to 16.

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Johnny Strilaeff
East Kootenay, West Kootenay CBT VP & Chief Operating Officer Johnny Strilaeff appointed to President & CEO

Strilaeff moves into the position following the unexpected passing of long-time President and CEO Neil Muth earlier this month.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of” Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 25 issue

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

Graphic for the Small Business BC Awards.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business Several Kootenay-based companies up for Small Business BC awards

Entrepreneurs are invited to nominate their businesses and the public is encouraged to nominate their favourite small businesses.

Picture of the Mission Mountain Railroad.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Mining, Transportation Magnetite to be shipped by truck from Montana to Elk Valley coal mines

The Elk Valley Teck coal mines use magnetite in the coal-washing process.

Wayne Stetski, MP for Kootenay Columbia, at his office in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Riondel, Salmo, Kootenay Influencers Stetski on year one as MP

Wayne Stetski, MP for Kootenay-Columbia, believes in non-partisanship and working collaboratively to make a better Canada.

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Collage of Dragons' Den logo and competition picture.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragons’ Den and Junior Achievement BC partner to help young entrepreneurs

Junior Dragons’ Den and JA British Columbia partner to help young entrepreneurs

Fernie Brewing Company jumped to the top of the list with sales of $2,9 million, up 41% from 2015.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Kootenay Craft Beer and Estate Winery Sector generates over $9.1M in revenue—up 36%

The craft beer and estate winery sector continues to grow rapidly in the Kootenay/Columbia region.

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

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

Major Kirk Green, Nancy Lemire, Shawn Swanson, Sebastiaan van der Horst, David D. Hull.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Technology Computer donation program delivers

The program has committed to a minimum of 50 computers being available per year.

Custom jeweler Kara Clarke has won several chamber awards from the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce including Home Business of the Year. She stands in front of a wall full of hanging necklaces.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Retail, Small Business Analyzing the accolades

A summary of the similarities and differences among all of the Kootenay chambers of commerce Business Excellence Awards

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Neil Muth.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Columbia Basin Trust CEO Neil Muth remembered

Neil Muth’s contributions will “live on forever”

Dr. Stan Chung, College of the Rockies Vice President, Academic and Applied Research, and local author.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality College of the Rockies VP holding book launch

Dr. Stan Chung is a regular column contributor to the Kootenay News Advertiser and other publications.

Top Hand Supplies Ltd. (Pets Go Raw) in Cranbrook is Kootenay Business's Manufacturer of the year. Pictured are CEO/general manager Sherin Laurie and staff.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Kootenay Manufacturing Awards Announced—Cranbrook’s Top Hand Supplies Manufacturer of the Year

The first-ever Kootenay Manufacturing Awards pay tribute to the entrepreneurial spirit in the field of manufacturing.

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Example of highway wi-fi sign.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation Galena Bay rest stop one of first in province to get Wi-Fi

Free, public Wi-Fi will also soon be installed at select rest areas throughout the province, thanks to a partnership between the Province, TELUS and ICBC.

Joe Pierre Jr., Chief of ?aq?am St. Mary’s Indian Band.
East Kootenay Joe Pierre Jr. new chief at ʔaq̓am

Joe Pierre Jr is not new to Council; Joe served in past years as a Councillor for the Community of ʔaq̓am.

Gina Martin.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality Cranbrook’s Gina Martin now TV news anchor in Alberta

She was the Game Day Host at the WHL’s Kootenay Ice home games, emceed special events like the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo and did regular reporting for Shaw TV

Fairmont Ski Hill is a popular staycation location for Kootenay residents.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism What’s the best Kootenay winter getaway or activity?

Influential locals talk about their favourite things to do during winter in the Kootenays

by Kyle Born and Danielle Cameron
Sarina Beran loves her active, outdoors lifestyle in Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers, Who's Who Influencer Article Sparwood influencers 2016

Among the best of the natural resources in Sparwood, B.C., are the citizens who love and support the community.

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Island Lake Resort offers cat-skiing options that are anything but ordinary.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism An untapped wilderness awaits

Two Fernie videos are showcasing its rarest locations

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Lori Tedrick serves as a Kootenay connection to Travel Best Bets.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Tourism Explore to your heart’s content

Lori Tedrick with Travel Best Bets shares her own dream vacation ideas as well as some practical travel advice

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Picture of construction in Sparwood on the new Cummins building.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Retail Project Update: Cummins Sparwood building progressing nicely

Cummins Western Canada in Sparwood is a field-service branch with a total of 29 employees.

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

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

Idlewild looks a little different these days.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Technology A big dam project

Idlewild’s dam restoration project is nearing completion

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Scientist conducting water quality study in woodland stream.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Technology Website Launch: Columbia Basin Water Quality Project

Project data includes water chemistry, velocity, flow, temperature and Environment Canada Analytical Reports.

Jeff Cooper, new Business Development Manager, based out of the Kimberley COTR campus.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Education College hires Business Development Manager

One of the key goals of Cooper’s position is to build upon the Kimberley campus’ strong foundation to help it to become even stronger and more viable.

(L to R) Marke Dickson and Steve Paccagnan of Panorama Mountain Resort accept the award for North American Resort of the Year in London, U.K., at The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality The best ski resort in North America is right here in the Kootenays

Panorama Mountain Resort named North American Resort of the Year at the World Snow Awards

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Shelagh Redecopp specializes in insurance coverage for snowbirds and other B.C. and Alberta travellers through her company, Safe Travels.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism It’s the details that count with snowbird insurance

Safe Travels travel insurance broker Shelagh Redecopp offers some sound advice for snowbirds wanting to be sure they have proper coverage

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(L to R) Bronte Dickson of Kootenay Business magazine presents the Professional Services Award to Sun Life Financial’s Karly Berry and Rachelle Colthorp, with Kimberley chamber director Thomas Datt
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business Kimberley chamber review 2016

In early January the Kimberley chamber will review its 2016 targets and formulate goals and a strategic plan for 2017.

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David Hull, Executive Director of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce and Sergio Marchi, CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Developments, Energy, Financial, Technology CEO of Canadian Electricity Association visits Cranbrook and Kimberley

The Honourable Sergio Marchi, CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association, was the recent guest speaker at the monthly Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Helical piles support this sturdy fence.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Developments, Small Business Postech Foundations for southern Kootenays

Helical pile foundation supports are cost effective, quick to install, minimally invasive to the environment and re-usable.

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Tyee Homes’ 3-D rendering of their Expedition Base Camp model.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Real Estate Are you mountain modern?

Tyee Homes’ new Base Camp homes will soon be available for viewing and purchase at the Kimberley Alpine Resort

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A Nissan Leaf is recharging at a unique electric car charging station at the Kettle River Museum Society in Midway. The charging station is located on the back of an old gasoline pump.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Energy, Environment, Transportation Filling in the geographic gap for electric car charging stations in the Kootenays

Shifting to electric cars is needed in the Kootenays as our current transportation accounts for 60 per cent of our total greenhouse gas emissions

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

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

Picture of hiker with Google Trekker camera.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology, Tourism Top secret Google Trekker program revealed at Kootenay Rockies AGM

Google Trekkers visited some of the most scenic and iconic areas of the Kootenay Rockies region this summer, as part of a Destination BC campaign.

The 2016 Business Excellence Awards in Sparwood were presented on October 26
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Small Business, Tourism Sparwood chamber update 2016

There’s nothing like an economic downturn to show you who your friends are.

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Norm McInnis, new Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie City of Fernie brings new CAO on board

Mr. Norm McInnis has been named the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Fernie.

Rayco Steel Ltd. services the mining industry in the vicinity of Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Mining, Small Business Rayco Steel rallies

The need for metallurgical coal is on the rise, and that’s good news for southeastern British Columbia communities.

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East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Real Estate Great tips for first time home buyers with Jason Wheeldon (episode 2)

Jason Wheeldon shares recent trends in the Cranbrook real estate market & adds some valuable tips for first time home buyers.

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David Kim became CAO for the City of Cranbrook in early April 2016.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kootenay Influencers New passion in the pulse of Cranbrook

Cranbrook’s new CAO has identified the city’s priorities, strengths and opportunities, and established a culture of customer service.

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Jeannie Argatoff is a successful Realtor with Re/Max Blue Sky Realty in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers, Who's Who Influencer Article Influencing Cranbrook

Cranbrook’s prosperity and viability depend on people of vision and energy, like the four we feature here.

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Picture of Gord Demaniuk.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Keeping it in the family at Fernie Brewing Co.

One staff member who undoubtedly was pivotal to the team for the last 5 years, was Fernie’s Brewmaster Gord Demaniuk.

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

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

Gordon McArthur pretzels his body to complete a course at the World Cup Championship in Italy.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Spiderman’s got nothing on Gordon McArthur, wall climber extraordinaire

Cranbrook residents are driving each other up the wall at Arq Mountain Centre

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That’s not the sunrise coming over the mountain—that’s avalanche control being carried out by a Gazex exploder detonating at Kootenay Pass.
East Kootenay, Technology Here comes the BOOM! Avalanche control is on the scene and blowing it up

A behind-the-scenes look at the essential work of an avalanche controller

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Picture of Al King, general manager at Chalet GM in Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Transportation The King is back At Chalet in Kimberley

Long-time automotive executive Al King is back as general manager at Chalet GM in Kimberley.

Cranbrook mayor Lee Pratt speaks about a proposed $10 million loan to fix Cranbrook roads.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Transportation “We can spend now or wait until our roads are so bad that we have a catastrophic event.”

Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt is looking to fix roads, but a loan will be necessary

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Logo for the Elk Valley Ultra Race.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Tourism Welcome to the Elk Valley Ultra – Fernie, BC

Stag Leap Running Co. launched as an online trail running resource in April 2016, aiming to build a trail running community in the mountain town of Fernie, B.C.

Don McCormick (L), mayor of Kimberley and Scott Sommerville, CAO for the City of Kimberley, lead the city's administrative team.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Financial Kimberley gears up for growth

At City Hall in Kimberley, B.C., customer service is a priority and a yardstick for measuring progress.

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