Elkford

Elkford has majestic wilderness on all sides.

Elkford has majestic wilderness on all sides. — Kirsten Armleder photo

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Elkford welcomes tourism and business alike.

Elkford: Who’s who in business

Elkford’s slogan is “Wild at heart,” and the beautiful Rocky Mountain outdoors figure largely in both employment and recreation for the town’s residents.

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Elkford Chamber of Commerce

The Elkford Chamber of Commerce is an important part of the local business community.

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Scott Beeching is the director of planning and development services for the District of Elkford.
East Kootenay, Elkford

Elkford’s economic strategy

The single-industry District of Elkford supports economic development in the surrounding region and the needs of its immediate community.

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Ian Benson of Elkford owns Bearspaw Contracting and several other companies across Canada.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Mining, Small Business, Top 10 Business People

Ian Benson, Bearspaw Contracting

Ian Benson supports Elkford and the entire Elk Valley through his labour contracting company and his charitable foundation.

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Dean McKerracher (left) and Curtis Helgesen (right) spent time in Peru in 2018, working with mining communities under the CISAL program.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Mining

Elkford pays it forward

The leadership team from Elkford share success strategies with mining communities in South America.

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In autumn of 2018, Dean McKerracher was acclaimed to his fifth consecutive term as mayor of the District of Elkford.
East Kootenay, Elkford

Dean McKerracher’s fifth term begins

Dean McKerracher talks about the projects the village council has addressed in the past four years, and looks at its focus for the next four.

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The Revelstoke Visual Arts Society will install artworks in alleyways, like this concept photo.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Entertainment and Hospitality

New basin art coming to communities

Columbia Basin Trust provides over $244,000 to 13 public art projects in 11 communities

A concept design of the new Elkford District office building.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Elkford, Developments

Scott Builders awarded design/build contract for $2.1 Million district building in Elkford

Council and staff at the District of Elkford recently discussed the layout, placement and footprint of the new Elkford District office and building.

John Pumphrey is COO with North Coal Limited, an emerging metallurgical coal mining company situated in British Columbia's Elk Valley.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Mining

New name, new beginning

Formerly known as CanAus Coal Limited, the company rebranded itself as North Coal Limited in late November 2017.

by Gerry Warner
Aerial view of Bingay Hill.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Mining

Centremount Coal calls for public comment on proposed new mine in Elk Valley

Bingay Coal licences cover 1,157 hectares near the confluence of the Bingay Creek and Elk River.

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