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William Doeleman, a former law enforcement officer, is the founder and operator of Creston Driving Academy.
East Kootenay, Creston, Education, Small Business, Best of Business Creston Driving Academy

William Doeleman loves to help people to obtain and retain their independence through safe, competent driving.

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Employer and apprentice in mechanic's shop.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Wage subsidy boosts Basin student job opportunities

School Works provides funding for apprenticeships and career-related positions

Selkirk College President Angus Graeme (right) and International Academic Pathways Officer Cyril Gavaghan of the Institute of Technology Tralee sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Ireland added to study abroad options at Selkirk College

Traveling abroad to study helps build on skills that post-secondary students can utilize in a rapidly changing world.

Michael Graeme, working in Peru.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Selkirk College alumnus secures prestigious national award

Michael Graeme was recently announced as one of ten 3M National Student Fellowship Award winners

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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Mackenzie Adams-Sedrovic from Sparwood.
West Kootenay, Education, Financial Neil Muth Scholarship recipients announced

Four students receive $3,000 to pursue educational dreams

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.

(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.

Chris Holt of Lakewood Landscaping
West Kootenay, Nelson, Agriculture, Education, Environment Xeriscaping: You, me and the blue, part two

Xeriscapic landscaping uses plants that thrive in our natural environment. Here are seven tips for creating a low-maintenance yard.

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College of the Rockies’ educational partners from Tanzania visited the city recently.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Invermere, Education News and Notes: College of the Rockies

Educational partners visit from Tanzania, and a new course offering at both the Invermere and Fernie campuses.

Youth gather for the opening ice breakers at the Basin Youth Network Leadership Summit.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education Basin youth inspired and equipped to make a difference

100 youth attended the recent Basin Youth Network 2018 Leadership Summit in Kimberley.

Melanie Mark, minister of advanced education, skills and training, listens to children enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program at College of the Rockies on May 25, 2018.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education New funding for education benefits the newest generation

New provincial funding allows College of the Rockies to double the size of its Early Childhood Education Program.

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Graphic for Historical Federation Conference.
West Kootenay, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality History conference at Nakusp features speakers

The annual 3-day B.C. Historical Federation Conference takes place this year May 24 - 26 at Nakusp.

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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The Selkirk College Health Care Assistant Program trains people for a solid career in the health care profession that appeals to many eager to make a difference in senior's care.
West Kootenay, Education, Health & Wellness Selkirk College training in-demand health care professionals

Frontline health care workers are in high demand in our region and Selkirk College’s Health Care Assistant (HCA) Program is training to fill that gap.

Students at Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries Secondary School participate in JA British Columbia’s Be Entrepreneurial program.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Small Business Mentors inspire youth to be entrepreneurial

Business professionals give back to their community by investing their time in young learners.

Myles Peterson, first place winner in the Junior Division at the recent Junior Dragon Den West Kootenay Championships.
West Kootenay, Trail, Education, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragon Den West Kootenay champions announced

The Junior Dragon Den Provincial Championships will be held on May 5th at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail.

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.

One of the courses features chainsaw Vancouver Island artist Kevin Lewis who will spend three days teaching skills on the Tenth Street Campus.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality Selkirk College introduces Nelson Summer Arts Series

There are 13 courses included in the Nelson Summer Art Series that span a range of disciplines which are taught by working artists from around the province.

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.

Brian Malito (centre) is a Grade 12 student from J L Crowe Secondary School in Trail. He’s competed in four RoboGames including the first one held in Nelson in 2010.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Technology Selkirk College RoboGames drives youth enthusiasm for technology

When the doors open on RoboGames 2018, youth from around the region will be ready to throw their robot in the ring after weeks of building and training.

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.

Dr. Leroy Little Bear, founding director of Harvard University’s Native American Program.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, First Nations Selkirk College welcomes Dr. Leroy Little Bear

Dr. Leroy Little Bear, Blackfoot scientist, professor emeritus, and distinguished scholar will speak in Nelson about Indigenous worldview in education, April 4.

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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Four College of the Rockies nursing students participated in a College-sponsored educational opportunity in Kenya in 2016.
East Kootenay, Education College of the Rockies offering international internships

The International Youth Internship program aims to provide eligible Canadian youth with international experience, skills and knowledge.

Photo of Dragons Den banner.
Education, Financial, Small Business Community Futures Thompson Country to host Junior Dragons Den in 2019

Junior Dragons Den is a Community Futures led business competition open to students from Grade 7 to University in four different regions of British Columbia.

Dr. Vikramaditya G. Yadav
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Technology College of the Rockies hosting Genome BC presentation

In addition to his work as an Assistant Professor at UBC, Dr. Yadav is the Vice Chair of the Biotechnical Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada.

The Export Navigator workshop teaches manufacturers about growing their businesses through exporting.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education Sales Beyond BC - Export Navigator Workshop

East Kootenay manufacturers with an interest in export will have the opportunity to explore their options at the Export Navigator - Sales Beyond BC workshop.

College of the Rockies Invermere sign.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism College of the Rockies launches first-ever Diploma Program in Invermere

The Hospitality Management diploma program was developed in direct response to needs voiced during community and industry consultations in Invermere.

Celgar BE SEEN campaign team members (L-R) Sandy Hinter, Mark Goebel and Rose Leslie visited the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus at the end of October to talk to students and staff about safety on area roadways.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Health & Wellness Selkirk College partners with Celgar for BE SEEN campaign

In an effort to avoid tragedy and make Castlegar's streets safer for everyone, Celgar has launched a fantastic campaign that has received great response so far

Selkirk College Millwright/Machinist Foundation Program students (L-R) Darren Mederios, Greyson Kozakevich and Guy Vercillo are members of the first cohort to use the newly renovated shop spaces at Nelson’s Silver King Campus.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Technology Selkirk College Trades students settle into renovated shop spaces

Selkirk College is now accepting applications for the upcoming February start in three different programs.

In May 2016, youth from around the Basin participated in a summit organized by Columbia Basin Trust’s Basin Youth Network.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Education Youth: Apply now for free leadership event

Youth Leadership Summit takes place in Kimberley this May

Eden Yesh smiles for a photo
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education Mobilizing local capital—community investment co-ops in rural B.C.

Eden Yesh will host Community Investment sessions in most communities throughout the Kootenays

Students in Selkirk College’s Carpentry Foundation Program have been busy putting together the pieces of a pair of ice rinks for the Blewett Conservation Society which will be assembled at the Morning Mountain Recreational Area just west of Nelson in December.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Education Selkirk College Carpentry class helps Blewett outdoor rink project

A new winter recreation amenity will soon be available in the region when the Blewett Conservation Society's outdoor rink project is completed.

Two students smile while in attendance at an export workshop
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Small Business The DOs and DON’Ts of export navigation

Navigating the complexities of exporting your business is easier with the help of Community Futures’ export advisor, Michael Hoher

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A group of student entrepreneurs from the 2017 Junior Dragons Den competition.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Win cash for tuition! Junior Dragons Den seeks student entrepreneurs

Modelled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den,” students in Grades 7 to University will pitch their business idea to a panel of local judges.

Left to right: Ben Marken (Selkirk College), Blair Weston (FortisBC), Roger Austin (Austin Engineering), Darren McElhinney (FortisBC), Mary Austin (Austin Engineering) and Jason Taylor (Selkirk College)
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Energy, Technology 3-D printing innovation in engineering

Selkirk College and Austin Engineering worked together to create a 3-D printed model of the proposed Corra Linn dam upgrades for FortisBC.

by Jillian Clark
The Export Navigator pilot project offers workshops for businesses new to the complexities of exporting goods and services.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Golden, Trail, Education, Small Business Training for exporters

If you own or manage a small business that is ready to expand into markets outside of British Columbia, this free workshop can help.

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Michael Hoher, Export Advisor for the Kootenay Boundary, facilitates an workshop for West Kootenay manufacturers on November 29.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Small Business Export Navigator: Expanding Markets for Kootenay Manufacturers

Manufacturers attended a free Export Navigator workshop to learn about growing their businesses through exporting.

Picture of the front door and window of the new Kootenay Columbia College location.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Nelson’s College of Integrative Health Sciences set to open third location

Unique to the area, the college offers courses in Chinese medicine, Registered Massage Therapy and Holistic Nutrition.

The Nicholas family: Jesse, Jake and Rachael
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Invermere, Education, First Nations , Kootenay Influencers Jesse Nicholas, influencer

In all of his roles, Jesse Nicholas strives to listen, understand, build consensus and serve his community.

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Ad for Export Advisor workshop.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Kootenay Export Navigator Workshop slated for Nelson

The Export Navigator workshop is specifically for manufacturers in the West Kootenay, hosted by advisor Michael Hoher.

Erin Gawne, new Executive Director, Public Relations.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies announces new Executive Director, Public Relations

College of the Rockies’ President and CEO, David Walls, is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Gawne as Executive Director, Public Relations.

Matt Cockell, the president, general manager and co-owner of the Kootenay Ice Hockey Club, with the empty ice in the background
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Team ICE reaches out

The Kootenay Ice drives Cranbrook’s economy. It also inspires our kids, develops responsible, caring citizens and gives us excellent hockey.

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The Minerals South Conference runs from November 7 to 9, and is held at the Heritage Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Mining, Technology Minerals South conference in Cranbrook November 7 to 9

The conference is organized by East Kootenay Chamber of Mines (EKCM), a non-profit organization actively promoting sustainable exploration, mining and education

David Walls, President and Chief Executive Officer of the College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies President David Walls signs contract extension

During his tenure, Walls has led College of the Rockies through a host of significant milestones including a celebration of the College’s fortieth anniversary

Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield was the keynote speaker at a Columbia Basin Trust Symposium in mid-October 2017.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Education Canadian spaceman comes to the Kootenays

During his visit to Cranbrook, Colonel Chris Hadfield encouraged all of us to explore "the edge of impossible."

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Karen Cathcart is the administrator of the Golden campus of College of the Rockies and the director of Area A (rural Golden) in the CSRD.
West Kootenay, Golden, Education, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Influence and administration in Golden

Karen Cathcart is the administrator of the Golden campus of College of the Rockies, and she’s also the director for Area A (CSRD).

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