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The Paper Excellence Skookumchuck Pulp Mill won Manufacturer of the Year.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business, Kootenay Manufacturers Manufacturing excellence

The 2018 Kootenay Manufacturing Awards are given to outstanding companies of various sizes in our region

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Sharyl Paull working with clients in the Instill Yoga Therapy Studio in Invermere, B.C.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Health & Wellness, Small Business Invermere welcomes Instill Yoga Therapy

Sharyl Paull helps people to listen to their bodies through healing touch, asking the right questions and creating a space of trust and support.

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Photo from Lit Photo/Video Creston, B.C., of a light effect with steel wool over the camera lens.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business Lit Photo/Video Creston brings creativity to life in the Kootenays

Dennis Charles’s new business in Creston combines his passion for photography with helping other local businesses craft their brand’s image.

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Jordan Aasland and Rusty Cox of Fisher Peak Brewing Company at the BC Beer Awards.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Three Kootenay-based craft breweries win at BC Beer Awards

Golden’s Whitetooth captured two first place awards and Cranbrook’s Fisher Brewing Company and Nelson Brewing Company won one each.

A carpentry machine splits wood
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Forestry, Small Business Mobile Recovery Milling: Transforming rural woodlands into bountiful harvests

Darrin Brown, owner of Mobile Recovery Milling in Cranbrook, B.C., repurposes unused trees into useful lumber products

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

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

Keynotes were greeted by a packed house with 300 educators across Canada participating.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education Canadian conference connects classrooms to communities in the Columbia Basin

Participants learn from the land and people of the Ktunaxa Nation

Emma Genest, outreach co-ordinator for Accelerate Kootenays, allowed curious Kootenay drivers the opportunity to test drive a Chevrolet Bolt BEV.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Technology, Transportation Accelerate Kootenays is transforming the landscape one charging station at a time

Emma Genest, outreach co-ordinator for Accelerate Kootenays, discusses electric cars, supply versus demand and the cost of saving the world

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The Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre is now under the management of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies.
East Kootenay, Kimberley The good, the good and the ugly

Don McCormick talks about managing Kimberley’s assets and liabilities—the conference centre, the SunMine and the wildfire interface.

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Rob Wheeler (L) and Carl Lauren brought Tyee Custom Homes to Kimberley, B.C., in 2005
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments Tyee diversifies

Tyee Log Homes has grown and diversified since arriving in Kimberley in 2005, becoming a significant employer and economic driver.

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A new program from the Trust supports alternative energy generation at community buildings.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology New energy grant targets community buildings

The program provides funding for community buildings that will generate their own energy using alternative and renewable methods

Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce staff  Michelle Doll (L), administrative assistant and Laura Kennedy, office manager
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Cranbrook chamber autumn events, 2018

While they await the arrival of their new executive director, Cranbrook’s chamber board and staff are busy serving the membership.

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Pictured, left to right: Virginia Rasch, editor, Koocanusa Publications; Chantel DeLaney, Vice-President, Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce; Mike Guarnery, manager, Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business 2018 Business Excellence Awards at Kimberley Chamber of Commerce

Under the banner, “Kimberley is a good place to be…Doing Business” ten awards were handed out to a variety of businesses.

Pictured left to right:  Douglas McIntosh, Janice Alpine, Mike McPhee, Charmaine Richter, Barry Zwueste, Mike Smith, Andrea Tubbs  Absent:  Tom Rosner, Tyler Beckley
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Kootenay Rockies Tourism - a successful 41st AGM & conference

Over the course of two days, the 130 delegates heard many inspirational and informative sessions on a variety of industry topics

Recruitment Officer, Jennifer Inglis, invites community members to learn more about the advantages of attending College of the Rockies at the annual Open House.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies hosting annual Open House

Potential students, parents and community members invited to learn more about what the College has to offer

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

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

Jill Bentley-Lobban stands in front of her new store in Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Fulfill your shopping needs at fullfill in Kimberley

Newly opened fullfill in Kimberley, B.C., is a green alternative to traditional stores

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Janeen Mather, Community Futures Central Kootenay Small Business Training Centre Coordinator with the CFBC 2018 Award for Excellence and Innovation.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Small Business Community Futures Small Business Training Centre Wins Award for Excellence and Innovation

The Small Business Training Centre, a service unique to CFCK, was recognized as a program that could benefit other Community Futures offices across the province

Cranbrook's mayor, Lee Pratt, outside city hall in October 2018, at the beginning of his second term in office
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Cranbrook 2018: Future focus

Since November 2014, a change in the mindset at Cranbrook city hall has created noticeable, valuable changes for the local business community.

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Picture of lumber stacked in yard, covered with Interfor logo.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Forestry Interfor to Take Downtime in BC Interior

Interfor has three sawmills in the BC Interior, with total annual capacity of approximately 750 million board feet.

Mike Guarnery is the manager of the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business Kimberley chamber, 2018

The Kimberley chamber lends its support to business in areas including technology, hospitality, child care advocacy and taxation.

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

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

The Trust is supporting community sport groups and schools to get kids active. Attend an upcoming meeting to learn more.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Health & Wellness New program helps kids and youth be active

Columbia Basin Trust launches $3-million Basin PLAYS initiative

Lane and Meadow storefront.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Lane and Meadow comes to Cranbrook

An exciting new home decor store is set to open in downtown Cranbrook

Kootenay Orchards Elementary students learn to identify grassland wildflowers with Wild Voices “The Buttes in Bloom” program, Spring 2017.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment Wild Voices deepens students understanding of the natural world

For ten years, Wild Voices presentations and field studies have helped Basin students to better understand their natural environment

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 12 issue

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

(L to R) Caitlin Berkhiem, Tamara Mercandelli and Christel Hagn are looking forward to reopening Soulfood restaurant in the Mount Baker Heritage Hotel
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Financial, Small Business Soulfood co-operative

Soulfood, a farm-to-table whole foods restaurant in downtown Cranbrook, is moving to become a co-operative.

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Guy Santucci, Cranbrook History Centre Board Chair, and Jason Jacob, President of East Kootenay Chamber of Mines, with one of the dino prints.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Mining, Tourism Local dinosaur prints on display at Cranbrook History Centre

Teck loans museum 140 million-year-old meat-eating raptor tracks found in local mines

The Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism KR Tourism to hold AGM in Cranbrook

Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association will hold their annual Tourism Industry Conference in Cranbrook at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort October 15th and 16th

Titan mining machine in Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Mining Teck announces new Sparwood office

Teck is pleased to announce the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C.

Karen and Doug Barraclough recently won the Kootenay Livestock Association's 2018 Agriculturalist of the Year award.
East Kootenay, Agriculture, Animal Care Local Kootenay Ranchers inspire the Next Generation

Karen travels all over the East Kootenays teaching elementary students about farming and where their food comes from

Vince Tucker from Hypertherm demonstrates the design capabilities of a plasma cutter.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Technology College of the Rockies News and Notes

The College of the Rockies recently held a Trade Expo at the new Patterson Hall facility, and hosted an alumni weekend for former athletes

Starbelly Jam Performance from 2018 summer event.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance announces 2018-2019 funded projects

Over 150 arts and culture projects—including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour—have received a total of $751,000 in funding support for the 2018-19 season

Group of smiling children in India.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Health & Wellness UNICEF Canada and Teck partner to save the lives of children in India

Over the past five years, the partnership has saved the lives of 62,000 children in India.

Don McCormick has begun his campaign for a second term as Kimberley's mayor
East Kootenay, Kimberley Kimberley city report, 2018

Like many of B.C.’s small resort communities, Kimberley is experiencing some growing pains. Here’s how it’s coping.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 5 issue

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

Nursing students practice their skills.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies welcomes first cohort of fourth year nursing students

Majority of current class hopes to work in region after graduation

Two men talking together.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Small Business Basin businesses get support to grow

Trust seeking motivated companies for customized support and mentorship program

Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn, and Caitlin Berkhiem have given Soulfood to the community.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Developments, Financial, Small Business Soulfood restructures to become co-operative

New business model turns over Soulfood’s ownership to staff and community

Hailey Troock is the dedicated land matcher for the Columbia Basin.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture B.C. Land Matching Program supports new farmers in Columbia Basin

This program connects farmers looking for land with landowners wanting to lease their land for farming.

Beverley MacNaughton loves her job as executive director of the Sparwood & District Chamber of Commerce.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Small Business Sparwood chamber strategizes

Bev MacNaughton, executive director of the Sparwood & District Chamber of Commerce, is eager to apply what she learned at the annual BCCEC.

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Flags fly over the Sparwood municipal building that is home to the District of Sparwood's administrative team
East Kootenay, Sparwood Sparwood mayor’s perspective, 2018

Cal McDougall served Sparwood through smooth and rough times, and the improved economy is allowing him to leave City Hall with an easy heart.

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

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

Aerial view of valley with river meandering along valley bottom.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Basin sees increased support from the Trust

$57 million in benefits delivered through 65 programs and initiatives last year

The outside facade of the new Kimberley Family Dental Clinic.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness New state-of-the-art dental clinic opens in Kimberley

The new Kimberley Family Dental Clinic utilizes the latest in dental technology and incorporates the best of the mountain lifestyle of Kimberley.

An aerial view of Koocanusa Village.
East Kootenay, Developments, Financial, Tourism KV Properties Inc. acquires Koocanusa Village

Koocanusa Village is the only lakeside community with vacation properties on Koocanusa Lake.

Fernie’s Busy Bees Family Daycare will be upgrading its equipment thanks to a Child Care Capital Grant from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial 122 new child care spaces, plus 722 spaces improved

The Trust’s Child Care Capital Grants support 42 child care centres

B.C. opposition leader Andrew Wilkinson shared his views on the upcoming referendum on electoral reform at the Cranbrook chamber luncheon at the Heritage Inn on September 19.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook The way we vote: Should things change or stay the same in B.C.?

Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. opposition leader, spoke about the province’s upcoming referendum on electoral reform at the Cranbrook chamber luncheon

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - September 21 issue

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

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