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Kaslo discovered and repaired a major leak in 2013, which resulted in a 39 per cent reduction in water use.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Innovative water conservation model proves successful

Communities reduce water use from 2 to 39 per cent.

Students meet with employers during the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Tourism Interested in cool jobs? Find them at the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair

The College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair is coming up. Prepare to apply by giving yourself a head start

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Picture of snowy winter scene with pine tree in foreground.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Kootenay Biz Blog is taking a winter break

Thank you for following the Biz Blog on a regular basis in 2016—we wish you the very best.

Karen Coté, director of finance for the District of Invermere, has worked for the District for 28 years.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Financial Karen Coté, DOF, Invermere

The District of Invermere’s director of finance, Karen Coté, started her public service career as the District’s receptionist.

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David Kim takes pleasure in serving the City of Cranbrook as its chief administrative officer.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial David Kim, CAO Cranbrook

Through his work as chief administrator for the City of Cranbrook, David Kim satisfies his wish to contribute to his community.

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Kootenay Rockies Tourism board members Thom Tischik and Deanne Steven.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism Two Kootenay Tourism leaders move on to new positions

Thom Tischik, Chair, and Deanne Steven, Vice-Chair of Kootenay Rockies Tourism will both be leaving for new positions.

A young man and woman in the backcountry.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Small Business, Tourism An Elk Valley snowmobiler with an eye for detail

Callan Senyk is capturing the Elk Valley’s snowmobiling scene with his new business, Throttle Ops Photography

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Kimberley's SunMine.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Technology Kimberley puts SunMine and Conference Centre up for sale

The City of Kimberley has not set an asking price for either SunMine or the Kimberley Conference at this point.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - December 16 issue

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

Logo for Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the Kootenays.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business 2016 Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the Kootenays

We are pleased to present the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the region—we salute your success!

Picture of containers of food in a row - broccoli, dry spaghetti, tomato sauce, potatoes, eggs.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial $1 million in social grants announced by Columbia Basin Trust

28 projects across the Basin to receive funding.

Don Langvand, owner of Atlantis Antiques in Marysville, is standing beside a very old painting of an emperor executed on parchment.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Three antique stores, one busy guy for Cranbrook’s Don Langvand

Atlantis Antiques in Marysville and Phoenix Antiques in Cranbrook are the latest additions for Don Langvand, also owner of Dragon Antiques

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Jack Caldwell and Sjanne Beattie opened Kootenay Life Cycle spin studio in October 2016.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business Cranbrook loves to spin

There's a new spin studio at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Gail and Lorne Knutson stand in front of the  duplex that contains their bed-and-breakfast suite, B&B@228 in Kimberley, B.C.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism An alpine B&B at the base of the Kimberley Alpine Resort

The [email protected] in Kimberley, B.C., gets lots of its business from its Airbnb listing

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Graphic of the Career BUZZ logo.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - December 9 issue

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

City of Kimberley CAO, Scott Sommerville, helped to bring the SunMine project into production.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business Scott Sommerville, Kimberley CAO

Challenge, consensus and community are big factors in Scott Sommerville’s love for his position as CAO in Kimberley, B.C.

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Jack, one of co-owners of Kootenay Life Cycle.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Take Your Fitness For A Spin

The exercise concept is built around the use of high-tech stationary cycles which encourage a regular high intensity riding and fitness program.

Heidi Frank, CAO for Canal Flats, B.C., enjoys her close connections in the community.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats New CAO for Canal Flats

Canal Flats, B.C. CAO Heidi Frank loves village life on the shore of Columbia Lake. She also loves her Harleys.

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East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Real Estate Why winter is a good time to buy a home. Jason Wheeldon (episode 3)

Jason Wheeldon talks about recent trends in the Cranbrook real estate market & why winter is a good time to buy a home

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Upgraded tennis and pickleball courts at Gyro Park in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial Apply now for recreation infrastructure grants

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin.

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

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

Graphic of the Kootenay Authors Book Fair.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality World-renowned adventurer Jon Turk to headline Kootenay Authors Book Fair

The Kootenay Authors Book Fair and Sale will give you an opportunity to meet with a variety of local authors, ask questions and get signed editions as well.

Students at Gordon Terrace Elementary school in Cranbrook participate in lunch-hour Inclusive Physical Literacy activities.
East Kootenay, Education, Financial, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies’ Physical Literacy Project continues to grow

Thanks to the additional RBC Learn to Play grant, the physical literacy project will move onto a new phase – one that focuses on inclusion.

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

Nicole Pfeifer and Brett Price, owners of Suite Apps, love the lifestyle in their adopted community of Kimberley, B.C.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Kimberley influencers 2016

Community support has many forms and many faces in Kimberley, B.C.

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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

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Sarina Beran loves her active, outdoors lifestyle in Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers 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.

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