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Owner Murray Floyd at the company's new state-of-the-art bottling facility.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Trio of award-winning companies continues to expand

One of the most dynamic and fast-growing businesses in the Kootenays is owned and operated by Cranbrook’s Murray Floyd and his wife, Sherri.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 17 issue

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

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East Kootenay, Invermere, Health & Wellness, Retail, 40 Under 40 Kari Asselin found her niche in the “green” beauty world

OM Organics Boutique Apothecary is a successful Invermere-based business that is run by nature lover Kari Asselin.

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Kari Loftsgard.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Kari Loftsgard: physiotherapist

Kari Loftsgard relieves pain and affliction from the active Kimberley community at Creekside Physiotherapy

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Justin Storm became general manager of J.H. Huscroft Ltd. in 2013, at the age of 30.
East Kootenay, Creston, Forestry, 40 Under 40 Justin Storm, Creston’s dedicated lumberman

Justin Storm appreciates the collaboration among Creston’s businesses and community agencies, supporting the local economy.

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The College of the Rockies Fire Training program 2017 graduates.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Education Fire Training Program graduates 18 students

The 23-week program, which runs from the Kimberley campus and the Kimberley Fire Hall, helps to prepare cadets for careers in firefighting and related jobs

Tyler Beckley owns and operates the Three BVars Guest & Cattle Ranch near Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism, 40 Under 40 Tyler Beckley, cowboy businessman

The owner of Three Bars Guest & Cattle Ranch thrives on guiding his guests through exciting new experiences.

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A young man and woman on snowmobiles in the mountains.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Tourism, 40 Under 40 Enjoying the ride

Like any outdoor sport, there’s a lot to learn about snowmobiling in the backcountry—and that’s where Andy and Shantelle Weir come in.

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Owner Murray Floyd demonstrates Culligan new bottling facility and announces major expansion of his companies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook’s Culligan, Flaman Fitness & Beachcomber Hot Tubs expand to the West Kootenay

Cranbrook businessman Murray Floyd is pleased to announce expansion into the West Kootenays

A young couple in the outdoors.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Cranbrook’s Corduroy Life

Aaron and Sharon Shuttleworth are the owners of Corduroy Life, an independant sales agency that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle.

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Jocelyn Brunner stands in front of her Invermere store, Summit Footwear & Fashion.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Retail, 40 Under 40 Jocelyn Brunner: A creative and strategic shop owner

Jocelyn Brunner offers something for everyone—without sacrificing quality, comfort and design—at her store, Summit Footwear & Fashion.

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Sarina Beran, owner of Remedy's Rx in Sparwood, B.C., balances her work with her enjoyment of outdoor activity
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Sarina Beran’s remedy works

Sarina Beran of Sparwood, B.C., loves the independence that comes with entrepreneurship.

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Grady Pasiechnyk owns and operates two Wine Works shops in Kimberley and Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, 40 Under 40 Grady Pasiechnyk: Back to his Kootenay roots

At two Wine Works locations, owner Grady Pasiechnyk takes great pleasure in helping customers create their own delicious wines

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Murray Floyd displays a newly produced bottle from the company's new manufacturing facility in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Culligan expands their Cranbrook water bottle manufacturing plant

Aside from the new plant in Cranbrook, there are only 5 other bottle manufacturing plants in Canada.

Jennifer Mitchell is in the business of brightening up your home or office.
East Kootenay, Fernie, 40 Under 40 Jennifer Mitchell will brighten your day

Jennifer Mitchell is a young entrepreneur with her own painting company and an involvement in the sub-trades in Fernie, B.C.

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

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

A home by Nelson-based Ellenwood Homes.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate Finalists announced for the 25th Anniversary Georgie Awards

The Georgie Awards showcase the high quality and calibre of British Columbia's home building and renovation community.

Todd Fyfe, owner and managing broker at Fernie Real Estate in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate Welcome to the Fernie Real Estate Trends Podcast with Todd Fyfe

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

Neith Muth by the Columbia River in 2016.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship established

The Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship honours Neil Muth, the Trust’s president and chief executive officer from 2005 through 2016, who passed away last November.

t's a pleasure to spend time on the Platzl, Kimberley's European-style pedestrian mall.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business, Tourism Kimberley, reinvented and revitalized

Kimberley, B.C., is taking its place among the elite of B.C.’s tourist destinations while retaining its small-town charm

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Cranbrook is the largest urban centre in southeastern B.C.'s Kootenay region.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism Cranbrook serves up a bounty of amenities

Cranbrook’s “mountains of opportunity” slogan includes access to education, healthcare, culture, recreation and business success.

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Genome BC's Bringing Genomics Home speaker series returns to the College of the Rockies on March 9th.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education Genome BC returns for another public talk to science enthusiasts in Cranbrook

The Genome BC event offers an incredible interactive learning opportunity for our students, faculty and community members.

Tyler Beckley, of Wycliffe's Three Bars Guest Ranch is one of the Kootenay representatives on the Destination BC marketing committee.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism Three Kootenay representatives on Destination BC Marketing Committee

Destination British Columbia works collaboratively with tourism stakeholders across the province to coordinate tourism marketing at all levels.

Bobby Hutchinson of Sparwood, B.C., is a successful and prolific writer of romance novels.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Technology Bobby Hutchinson, romance writer

Bobby Hutchinson loves books so much that she’s made a career of writing them.

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A group of people stand in front of Elevation Industries. (L to R) Christine Walsh, Christy Sutherland, Lance Edwards, Lucia Glasse-Davies, Sydney Salvador.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Small Business Yearning for Fernie

This third-generation Fernie-ite has travelled to Chile, Colorado and back home again

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Ken Fowler.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs Fairmont Hot Springs Resort owner Ken Fowler dies

Fowler purchased the famous hot springs in 2006 from the Wilder family.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 3 issue

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

After months of planning this next drill hole, the team is now present in the Kootenays and ready to drill.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Mining Kootenay Zinc starts drilling at Fort Steele’s “Sully” property

All geophysics and drill holes to date have helped the technical team better understand the nature of this exciting project.

Robin Dixon is standing in the middle of her store, The Grater Good in Kimberley’s Platzl, surrounded by a rainbow of colourful kitchen items—from dishware and linens to kitchen appliances, gadgets, and pots and pans.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Retail “For the love of food, family and friends” is the tagline of this new kitchen shop

For Robin Dixon, opening The Grater Good in Kimberley has allowed her to share her love of cooking and entertaining

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Cover of report: Water Monitoring and Climate Change in the Upper Columbia Basin
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Learn more about water resources in the Basin

New Trust report highlights status of water resources and future opportunities.

A member of Avalanche Canada’s South Rockies Field Team helps keep backcountry users safe. Columbia Basin Trust is committing $450,000 over three years to the organization.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Want to play in the snow? New funding helps keep you safe

To support the important work Avalanche Canada does, Columbia Basin Trust is funding the non-profit organization with $450,000 over three years.

With spring approaching, the real estate market is warming up.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Real Estate Tips for getting top dollar for your home

Jason Wheeldon suggests ways to improve the saleability of your home without a lot of work and expense.

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A herd of big-horn sheep are running across a road.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Environment, Transportation Here’s a wild idea: Grab your phone and report wildlife

Road Watch BC is recruiting citizen scientists to gather data that will reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions

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Susan Clovechok (L) of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce and Jessica Fairhart of Imagine Kootenay are enthusiastic about regional collaboration.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Imagine Kootenay success

Imagine Kootenay promotes the region as a good place to work, a great place to invest and an amazing place to live.

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The Mount Baker Secondary School robotics program consists of (L to R) Dominic Lucas, Cesar Garcia Moreno, instructor Bill Walker, Thomas Keene and Ryley Holliday.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Technology Tomorrow’s masters of machinery live in the East Kootenay

Bill Walker teaches a robotics program to students at Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook, B.C.

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A woman is one of the many volunteers planting tulip bulbs last October.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Agriculture Fernie is coming up tulips

The EcoGarden in Fernie was awarded 1,000 red and white tulip bulbs to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary

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Employers and job seekers explore the Career and Job Fair.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education Record number of exhibitors at annual career and job fair

This year's College of the Rockies career and job fair will be bigger than ever

Brenda Palmer brought a giant bag of Mrs. Palmer’s Pita Chips to showcase her product to the dragons.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business Doing a deal in the Dragon’s Den

Cranbrook’s Brenda Palmer of Mrs. Palmer’s Pantry finds an investor on CBC’s Dragon’s Den

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Wayne Lee-Ying, new Manager, International Education at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments College of the Rockies announces new Manager, International Education

Wayne Lee-Ying brings with him many years of experience in the education sector.

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

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

Girl on bike riding in downtown Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Two new craft distilleries planned for Fernie

Fernie Distillers Inc. and Lost Boys Distilling Company may be two new additions to the Fernie business community.

Forty-nine projects were approved for funding in 2016 with a combined total of $1.07 million from Columbia Basin Trust's Environment Grants program.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Education, Environment, Financial Environment Projects to benefit Basin

Columbia Basin Trust program helps strengthen environmental well-being.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Retail, Small Business Are you BC’s Chamber of the Year?

The BC Chamber of the Year Award is about encouraging and inspiring organizational and business excellence.

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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