We shine the spotlight on two local hockey clubs—the Kootenay Ice and the Kimberley Dynamiters—and the impressive ways they pay it forward by helping out in their local schools and communities. We also roll out our 2nd Annual Kootenay Manufacturers Awards. Winter is here so read on for articles on a ski boot business, winter driving and a backcountry skiing tour company.
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Our fall issue of Kootenay Business is eagerly anticipated, since it comes with our annual list of Best of Business award winners in the East and West Kootenay. Plus we publish our latest list of Top 50 Kootenay companies. Featured communities this issue are Trail, Golden and Rossland. In addition, we look at a new RV park near Cranbrook, and help Key City Theatre in Cranbrook celebrate 25 years of bringing artistic joy to the community.
We showcase a top-notch farmers market that sets the bar high with its impressive economic impact and its solar-powered vendors. (Psst—it’s Creston!) Need some last minute summer adventure ideas? We’ve got you covered, from river sports and ziplines to golf and a cold brew. And don’t miss our 2017 Best Places to Eat and Drink Awards for great ideas on where to go when it’s too hot to cook.
In this issue, our cover story goes to Grand Forks in Boundary Country, where college baseball has proved to be a big draw; the latest Grand Forks International baseball tournament is coming up in late June-early July. Play ball! We also focus on Christina Lake and Nakusp, and on the communities of the Columbia Valley. Plus, explore our magazine’s Mining, Animal Care, Real Estate, Tourism, and Landscaping and Gardening sections.
In this issue, we offer a special section called Opportunity Kootenay, which highlights the economic and lifestyle advantages of living, working and playing in the East and West Kootenay. Also look for an extensive Mining section, where we feature stories on historical mines, mining museums and the find of a lifetime. Plus, we are pleased to present our second annual list of 40 under 40 rising young entrepreneurs in the Kootenay, Boundary and Revelstoke areas.
We roll out our 20th annual Business People of the Year with interviews that show why these winners deserve our accolades. If you are job hunting, read our section on the Career and Job Fair at COTR on March 8th. Don’t miss our first-ever Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies as well as our annual Top 120 Kootenay Employers.
In this issue, our cover story introduces Gordon McArthur, mountain climber extraordinaire and the owner of the new Arq Mountain Centre in Cranbrook. As well as Cranbrook, we also focus on what’s new in Kimberley, Sparwood and Revelstoke. Plus, we’ve got a story on how avalanche control makes winter driving safer, we present our first-ever list of top Kootenay manufacturers, and we profile a number of Platinum and Gold Best of Business award winners.