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Owners Gabriele and Frank Lorenz are standing in front of the Lido Motel in Radium Hot Springs, B.C.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Energy, Entertainment and Hospitality The Lido Motel in Radium Hot Springs, B.C., has your values at heart

Green travellers are enthusiastically welcomed at the Lido Motel in Radium Hot Springs, B.C.

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A trial is underway in the Viking village at the Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Festival 2018.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Small Business Could the Bavarian City become a Viking village?

Eric and Michelle Forbes, organizers of the Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Festival, announce plans to create a Viking village

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Fernie Brewing Company is at the top of the list with beer sales hitting just over $4 million and up over $1 million or 41% from the 2016.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Kootenay Craft Beer and Wine Sectors Generates $10.92 million in sales in 2017

The craft beer and estate wine market is continuing to show impressive growth in the Kootenays.

Kitt Santano is the founder and owner of Swift Internet Services in Creston, B.C.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Applauding Creston’s influencers

Creston is fortunate to have these people of influence working in many sectors of the community.

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New businesses are popping up in Kimberley’s Platzl thanks in part to the work done by Alison Walker and Jamer Holdings.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Small Business Rejuvenating Kimberley’s Platzl

Alison Walker, COO of Jamer Holdings, is doing her part to reinvigorate and stabilize Kimberley’s Platzl

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Two combatants duke it out in the fenced-in battle arena.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality Kimberley regales in Medieval merriment

Take a look at the sights and sounds from the fourth Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Festival in this photo and video essay

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Pink makes a big statement and opens up the lines of communication on some big issues to boot.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Mining truck makeovers drive important conversations

SMS Equipment Inc. and KMC Mining have partnered to make big statements in support of prostate cancer research, breast cancer research & mental health awareness

Event Associate Seamus Damstorm displays the United Way banner during a recent fundraising campaign.
East Kootenay, Financial East Kootenay United Way invests $149,605 in three community-based programs

When you support the United Way East Kootenay you help make positive things happen in your community.

2018 marks the twelfth consecutive year Teck has been named to the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada ranking.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Teck named to 2018 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada

The Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada transparently measures a diverse range of Canadian enterprises on sustainability metrics.

Greg Eaton, Tamara Mercandelli, Caitlin Berkhiem and Christel Hagn, outside Cranbrook’s Historic Baker Hotel.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Soulfood relocating to historic Baker Hotel this fall

In the new location, Soulfood plans to highlight their gourmet coffee bar as well as their organic wine and craft cocktail bar.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 13 issue

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

Chasse Holding’s Jacques and Shelly Chasse plus Brady and Krystle Chasse receive their prestigious award from Canfor management.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Forestry Columbia Valley Logging Contractor is Canfor’s Top Canadian 2018 Contractor

Congratulations to the owners and staff at Chasse Holdings in Invermere.

Kootenay Ice GM Matt Cockell is focused on community engagement, especially as the team celebrates 20 years in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality One year later: An update on the new Kootenay Ice regime

Matt Cockell, general manager of the Kootenay Ice, discusses team pride and the club’s “Our Ice” campaign

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Junior Achievement British Columbia needs qualified businessmen and businesswomen to help educate children about communication, collaboration and leadership in the business world.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Small Business Shaping the next generation of Kootenay entrepreneurs

Alanna Tynan, program co-ordinator for Junior Achievement British Columbia’s Columbia Basin South, is looking for business volunteers to educate children

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A scenic view of the poolside at the Copper Point Resort in Invermere, BC.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Invermere’s Copper Point Resort changes hands

Copper Point Resort, located just off busy Highway 95/93, caters to golfers, skiers, business meetings, conferences and the independent traveler.

Vern Gorham, manager of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, proudly shows some items of Creston's locally produced art, available in the chamber of commerce building.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business, Tourism The Creston Valley chamber: growing steady

Vern Gorham, manager of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, is busy building foundations and keeping an eye on his budgets.

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Kootenay Savings Kimberley Branch employees Dawn Marchi, Leanne Perrault and Susan Cleverly present Neal Weisenberg and John Lyon of the Kimberley Camera Club with a $750 cheque to help the Club purchase new equipment.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Making the Kootenays an even better place to live, work and play

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is excited to announce the distribution of $67,755 in new grants.

Remi Cardinal, owner of Red Bird Estate Winery in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality Red Bird Estate Winery — Creston’s newest Vineyard and Winery

Red Bird Estate Winery is owned and operated by Shannon and Remi Cardinal.

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

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

Picture of Freedom Mobile logo/picture of cell tower.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Technology Wireless company applies to build new cell tower near Cranbrook

Freedom Mobile has been pitching new cell service sites in smaller regions this year – including Cranbrook and East Kootenay area.

The Cranbrook Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort opened in 1999. It was the third location to open in the Kootenays, two years after the opening in Nelson, B.C.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism 25 years of Prestige

Prestige Hotels and Resorts is been known for its excellent service and comfortable accommodations. The company has stuck to these values for 25 years.

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Shauntelle Nelson is the current owner/operator of Mugshots Café in Fernie, B.C. She has been there for 10 years now and finds that the relationships she builds with her staff and customers make coming to work every day a little bit better.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Line up to get your Mugshots

This cafe is serving up a different kind of mugshots in Fernie, B.C. You won’t mind standing in a lineup for these.

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Stuart Cope and Crystal Leonard hope to continue on the mission Gerry Taft first set upon when he opened Gerry’s Gelati in Invermere 14 years ago.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Do you wanti some gelati?

The new owners of Gerry’s Gelati in Invermere, B.C., have found the secret recipe for success.

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Ernest Blackmore heads up the exceptional team at the Cranbrook Arby's fast-food restaurant.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Cranbrook’s Arby’s: simply the best

The Cranbrook Arby’s is providing the best customer satisfaction in the entire Arby’s franchise. Nice going, team!

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Kevin Urbanski, Founder and CEO of Rithmik Solutions, spends a lot of time outside.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Mining Rock Star: Rithmik Solutions founder and CEO Kevin Urbanski

The founder and CEO of Rithmik Solutions, Kevin Urbanski, talks about focusing on your passions and his journey of founding the Fernie, B.C.-based AI company

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College of the Rockies’ new trades building will be named Patterson Hall, in honour of James Patterson, whose vision for trades training and post-secondary education in the East Kootenays led to the opening of College of the Rockies more than 40 years ago.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education College of the Rockies honours founder

Patterson Hall will house the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) and Electrical programs and provide work space.

The Old Marysville Schoolhouse near Kimberley will get a new coat of paint thanks
to a Columbia Basin Trust grant.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Basin Heritage gains ground on many fronts

Columbia Basin Trust supports 42 heritage projects with over $2 million

The sow and her babies were the fair’s big hit out of the many attractions that appeared at last year’s fair.
East Kootenay, Creston, Fairmont Hot Springs, Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism 100 years of fall fair fun

Here is how the community plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Creston Valley Fall Fair.

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Jillian Rutherford and Andrew Hayden stand at the heart of their new business, Fernie Distillers in Fernie, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Fernie Distillers is first in Fernie

First distiller in Fernie opens for business on Canada Day.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 29 issue

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

Terry Schneider, president of Prestige Hotels and Resorts.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Podcast: One-on-one with Terry Schneider, president of Prestige Hotels and Resorts

The president of Prestige Hotels and Resorts shares with Kootenay Business some of the company’s significant milestones in its 25th year of business.

A view of a gas station.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation Highest and lowest gas prices in the Kootenays – 2018 July long weekend

With the 2018 July long weekend here, we thought it would be interesting to find out which town has the highest and lowest gas prices in the Kootenays.

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Four smiling, bearded young men: Ian McCann, Doug Wagner, Jesse Roberts and Fred Williams, are the team that oversees operations at Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Hotspot: Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap

Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap is Cranbrook’s newest gastropub and craft beer taphouse, located in a cleverly converted fire hall on 11th Avenue South.

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Community markets begin accepting Nutrition Coupons June 15.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Financial Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program gets $100,000 boost

Trust support reduces wait lists, adds five new markets, feeds 225 more families

Owner Kara Clarke is standing in her store in front of lots of jewelry.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business Tumbled Earth lands on Wallinger Avenue

Kimberley jeweller Kara Clarke opens the Tumbled Earth Studio Boutique

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An archery round from last year’s games in Vernon, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Get your head in the games–the 55+ B.C. Games that is!

With many people coming to Cranbrook and Kimberley for the 55+ B.C. Games, local businesses should see a boom. Here's how businesses can get involved.

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(l-r) College of the Rockies’ Board of Governors Chair, Jesse Nicholas, Lieutenant Governor’s Medal recipient, Skyla Gronen, and Governor General’s Bronze Medal and President’s Award of Excellence recipient, Bradley Schmidt joined College President and CEO David Walls at the June 8 Convocation ceremony.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies celebrates annual Convocation

One hundred fifty-two graduates were able to attend the June 8th ceremony.

Rylee Christenson, shown here in Glacier National Park, became the manager of the Creston Valley Farmers Market in April 2018.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Small Business, Tourism The new face of the Creston Valley Farmers Market

After studying people, places and natural systems for her B.Sc. in geography, Rylee Christenson is managing the Creston Valley Farmers Market.

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Wayne Stetski.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Stetski rallies unanimous support for local food in Parliament

The Friday before Thanksgiving of each year would be designated as National Local Food Day.

Kootenay Trout Hatchery sign.
East Kootenay, Financial Top 20 of the CBT/RDEK Community Projects approved and funded

The Columbia Basin Trust and the Regional District of East Kootenay recently announced the approval of programs for the community initiatives and affected area

Construction is underway for the new Columbia Lake Technology Center in Canal Flats, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Technology Economic turnabout in Canal Flats

A new technology centre being built in Canal Flats creates opportunities for businesses and a powerful incentive to building contractors.

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L-R: Megan Lohmann, Community Energy Association; Rob Gay, Chair, Regional District of East Kootenay; Kaylyn Gervais Manager, Community Relationships East, Columbia Basin Trust; Lois Halko, Councillor District of Sparwood; Larry Davey, Vice President, Planning & Development, Teck; Diane Tammen, Community Relations Manager East Kootenay, BC Hydro.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Technology, Transportation Sparwood charging station completes Highway 3 Accelerate Kootenays network

The Sparwood DC Fast Charging stations completes the planned installation of fast charging stations across the Highway 3 corridor in the Kootenays.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 22 issue

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

The interior of The Nest features a relaxed colour scheme of blue, grey and black.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine The Nest: Layers of flavour and ambience

A talented chef finds his roost at The Nest, a new restaurant in Kimberley, B.C.

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WestJet Link aircraft at Canadian Rockies International Airport on June 20, 2018.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Sparwood, Small Business, Tourism, Transportation WestJet touchdown in Cranbrook

WestJet Link is a new, three-times-a-weekday travel option at the Canadian Rockies International Airport.

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A group shot of the Minister's Tourism Engagement Council.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism B.C.‘s Tourism Minister forms New Tourism Engagement Council (MTEC)

The Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council was formed to help guide government's tourism policy, strategy and program implementation.

The former Kootenay Hotel in Creston has been transformed, from top to bottom, into Casey's Community House.
East Kootenay, Creston, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Casey’s Community House brings the “wow” factor to Creston

Casey’s Community House is a new restaurant in a beautifully refurbished heritage building in downtown Creston.

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Columbia Basin Trust Board of Directors group photo.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Columbia Basin Trust announces board changes

The Trust thanks a departing director and welcomes a new one

Teck’s $1 million donation to College of the Rockies will support construction of the new trades training facility at the College’s Cranbrook campus, in addition to establishing a scholarship fund for trades students and helping to revitalize the Fernie campus. Classes in the new trades facility are scheduled to start in early August.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Financial Teck Donates $1 Million to College of the Rockies

College of the Rockies students throughout the region will benefit from improved access to training

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