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Exterior of the Wildhorse Surgical Clinic in Cranbrook, with construction almost complete
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business Wildhorse Surgical Clinic nears completion

Wildhorse Surgical Clinic, a sleek and modern new building in Cranbrook, is almost ready for its “family” to move in.

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Wayne Stetski, standing with two young people.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Stetski allocates more than $625,000 for Kootenay-Columbia student jobs

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Initiative contributes annually to aid in creating jobs for secondary and post-secondary students.

Bryan Armstrong and Heather Rennebohm are deeply involved in the planning process for the Columbia Lake Recreation Centre
East Kootenay, Invermere, First Nations Columbia Lake Centre welcomes the Valley

The ʔakisq̓nuk First Nation is building the Columbia Lake Recreation Centre to promote sport, fitness and community in the Columbia Valley.

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Patrick Tolchard
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Financial, Small Business, Tourism Radium Hot Springs adventure entrepreneur recognized by BC Business magazine

A Radium Hot Springs entrepreneur, Patrick Tolchard, has been recognized by BC Business magazine as one of the province’s Top 30 Under 30 business people.

Wildfires raged around Moyie Lake in 2017.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Health & Wellness Do you have a grab-and-go emergency kit?

Prepare yourself for wildfires or other potential disasters by equipping yourself with an emergency/survival kit

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Eagle Graphite has also operated a graphite operation in the Slocan region for a number of years.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson, Mining Eagle Plains acquires high-grade B.C. graphite property

The 711 ha, road-accessible Slocan Graphite Project is located 32 km northeast of Nelson, British Columbia and is owned 100% by Eagle Plains.

The new trades building at College of the Rockies will be open for classes in August 2018
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education New trades building at COTR

By September, the new trades facility at College of the Rockies will be hopping with student activity.

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Krista Berg and Patrick Tolchard, owners of Valley Zipline Adventures in Radium Hot Springs, B.C., celebrated opening day on June 21, 2017.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Environment, Small Business, Tourism Aerial adventures in the Valley

Valley Zipline Adventures is a hot new tourist draw near Radium Hot Springs.

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St. Eugene is located near Cranbrook amongst beautiful geography.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Charity golf tournament planning advice from St. Eugene’s pro Cindy Soukoroff

It’s not too late to organize this year’s golf tournament, but you better get on it!

by Timothy Fowler
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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - May 4 issue

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

First Nations people in colourful traditional dress, at National Aboriginal Day parade
East Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, First Nations , Small Business, Tourism Indigenous tourism is a growing sector

The trend toward experiential, educational getaways is driving a spike in the interest in Canada’s Indigenous cultures and activities.

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Tyler McNaughton and Sacha Bentall, owners of Cutter Ranch, on horseback on their farm near Fort Steele, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Agriculture, Small Business Outstanding award for Cutter Ranch

Full-time farmers Sacha Bentall and Tyler McNaughton of Cutter Ranch received a prestigious award from an organization of their peers.

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A picture of Kicking Horse Coffee headquarters with a mountainous background.
East Kootenay, Invermere Kicking Horse Coffee is Canada’s best place to work

Kicking Horse Coffee was named 2018’s Best Workplace in Canada by the research group Great Place to Work.

by Zoë Dupley
Jennifer and Darren Krotz are the owner-operators of Canadian Rockies Landscape—winner of a 2018 Business Excellence Award—in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Insight from Cranbrook’s award-winning landscaper

Owners of Canadian Rockies Landscape talk about their history, business success and industry trends.

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Clara Reinhardt, mayor of Radium Hot Springs, with the beautiful Columbia Valley behind her
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs RHS Village updates, 2018

Radium Hot Springs has a new community hall, new energy in the business community and a mayor who loves her job.

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Automotive Service Technician (AST) students Roger Blackmore and Cameron Birch practice their skills on a 2010 Jeep Compass SUV.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook College of the Rockies: News and Notes

Community participation and donations assist in College of the Rockies events.

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

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

(L to R) Roberta Hall, Kent Kebe and Kara Cassidy welcome people to the Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business, Tourism Tourism support is tops for the RHSCC

Together with Parks Canada and the Village administration, the Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce takes care of regional visitors.

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Susan Clovechok is the executive director at the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business CVCC offers advocacy and opportunity

A new online tool at the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce enables the chamber to be more responsive to the immediate issues of its members.

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Tammy Morgan has been the executive director of the Cranbrook History Centre since January 2017
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism Growing collections in history

The Cranbrook History Centre is building new housing for the trains and adding artifacts, fossils, and more merchandise in the gift shop.

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

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

The well-used Canal Flats Arena is undergoing some welcome upgrades
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Tourism Refreshing the heart of Canal Flats

Here’s why the Canal Flats Arena matters so much to the Village and the surrounding communities, and why it needs help.

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Group photo of ground-breaking ceremony.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education, Tourism, Transportation The Cranbrook History Centre announces 1st phase of a 4-million-dollar heritage railcar preservation

The Heritage Railcar Preservation building will ultimately provide a complete building to enclose and preserve the Museum’s collection of heritage railcars.

George and Rachel Freitag are the owners of Elizabeth Lake Lodge, an award-winning accommodation in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Elizabeth Lake Lodge scores again

Appreciation from customers and community are sweeping Elizabeth Lake Lodge to high rankings on lists that matter.

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portrait of the new manager, Laura Eadie
East Kootenay, Fernie Fernie marketing agency appoints new manager

Fernie-based marketing agency, birr, has appointed Laura Eadie as account manager.

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Ashley Taylor is leaning over a green bin that she collects food waste in.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Agriculture, Environment A step forward for food security in Fernie

Valley Vitals owner Ashley Taylor has a passion to connect people back with their environment and their community through food.

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Jean-Ann Debreceni, EKC Board Chair at a previous Community Cash Awards event
East Kootenay, Financial Community Cash Award finalists announced by EKC

The Community Cash Award is aimed to develop healthy and diverse communities.

The Heartbeet Catering food truck is a brilliant light blue, with the owners, Michel Kuhn and Nicole Vogt, standing nearby.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Small Business The HeartBeet Burger is back!

Two well-loved local foodies, Michel Kuhn and Nicole Vogt, have switched from a restaurant to a food truck—Heartbeet Catering based in Kimberley

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Murray Shellborn (left) of Koocanusa Publications/Kootenay Business magazine presents Con Murphy of Cranbrook Pest Control with the 2018 Business-to-Business excellence award.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Cranbrook Chamber hands out the award hardware at gala event

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards gala celebrating the best in the Cranbrook business community on Saturday, April 14th, 2018.

The brains behinds the beauty of Mad Lillies Hair and Co.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Mad Lillies Hair & Co.: The passing of the torch, or rather, the shears

Mad Lillies Hair & Co. is celebrating its one-year anniversary, and the three women behind it all couldn’t be happier.

by Zoë Dupley
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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - April 13 issue

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

Michelle Mungall, MLA for Nelson-Creston, announces the extension of the Export Navigator Pilot Project. Also pictured, Andrea Wilkey, Executive Director, Community Futures Central Kootenay, Liz Cohoe, owner, Lillie and Cohoe, and Michael Hoher, Export Navigator advisor.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education Export Navigator pilot extended to support rural exporters

The Export Navigator pilot helps B.C. businesses in six B.C. regions become export ready, by providing access to community-based export advisors.

Young lady holding up a snowboard at Panorama
East Kootenay, Invermere Top employers in the Columbia Valley

Find out which companies have brought the most jobs to this Kootenay region

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Chris Fields is the current economic development officer in the village of Canal Flats, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats Creating a new Canal Flats

“The world is changing fast, and adaptability equals success.” - Chris Fields, economic development officer, Canal Flats, B.C.

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Western Financial Place, the home arena for the Kootenay Ice Hockey Club, will have a jumbotron installed in time for the 2019-2020 hockey season.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality New features for WFP

Word has come down from the Western Hockey League that Western Financial Place must undergo upgrades to comply with league standards.

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Representatives from the seven credit unions attending a December meeting to learn more about the amalgamation currently being explored.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Seven Kootenay Region Credit Unions Continue To Explore Amalgamation

The Kootenay, Columbia Valley and Boundary Regions of British Columbia Credit Unions have released an update on the next steps in their amalgamation process

College of the Rockies Welding students have the opportunity to perfect their skills with a welding simulator purchased thanks to funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial College of the Rockies receives funds for trades from province

College of the Rockies received more than $310,000 from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training to go toward replacing aging trades equipment.

The sign for the new Dan Joe Memorial Gymnasium was unveiled on April 6, 2018.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations ʔaq̓am Community gym now complete

On April 6, 2018, the ʔaq̓am Community celebrated the opening of the Dan Joe Memorial Gymnasium.

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Winners of the BCIC Ignite Awards.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Financial, Technology Kootenay’s “BioCarbon 3D” — part of $1M BCIC awards to fuel market-driven innovation across BC

The four projects demonstrated the ability to succeed in diverse fields including environmental engineering, biotechnology, and agriculture.

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

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

Taynton Bay Spirits in Invermere
East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Invermere’s Taynton Bay Spirits captures multiple national awards

The Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition (CASC) recently held their first ever national event recognizing excellence in the independent distillery market.

Bryan Cox, CEO of MABC, leads advocacy and education initiatives for the mining industry.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining BC Mining Month—“Mining Our Future”

Bryan Cox, CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia talks about Mining Week’s growth into Mining Month.

by Jillian Clark
Aerial view of valley flooding.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Taking action on climate change

Columbia Basin Trust supporting 12 climate action initiatives.

Dan Moberg (centre) is owner, manager, labourer, janitor and CEO of Kootenay Insulation Systems Ltd.
East Kootenay, Creston, Fernie, Developments The codes, they are a-changin’

Find out what you need to know about the BC Energy Step Code from Dan Moberg, CEO of Kootenay Insulation Systems Ltd.

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East Kootenay, Fernie, Real Estate Good news for Fernie’s Real Estate market: Podcast with Todd Fyfe (Episode #3)

In this Podcast, Fyfe talks about how the 2017 real estate market wrapped up in Fernie and the Elk Valley and gives us a peek into 2018.

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Bighorn Meadows Resort offers a complete package of luxury accommodation and a wide variety of year-round recreation options in southeastern B.C.'s beautiful Columbia Valley.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, First Nations , Tourism True Key expands its family

On February 1, 2018, True Key Hotels & Resorts took on the management of the Radium Golf Group.

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A yurt taking shape.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Yurt development pops up near Radium

Radius Retreat is a yurt development taking place just north of Radium Hot Springs on a 1,000 acre parcel of backwoods land.

The Ground Floor Co-working Space interior is shown with a large staircase.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Share space. Create opportunity.

The Ground Floor Co-working Space is a social enterprise of Community Futures East Kootenay in Cranbrook, B.C.

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In September 2017, the ?aq?am community experienced a wildfire. It will now be reducing fuel in high-risk areas with support from a wildfire mitigation grant from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment, Financial Reducing the risks and effects of wildfire

Twenty communities focus on mitigating wildfire with over $800,000 from Columbia Basin Trust

The winning team members from the Business Management program at College of the Rockies are (L to R) Jordan Lydell, Yunguang (John) Li, Bradley Schmidt, Brandon Ouillette and Rezin (Butch) Butalid course instructor and team coach.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education Top honours for COTR team

Rezin (Butch) Butalid talked with us about the Business Management diploma program at College of the Rockies, and the value of competition.

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