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Sydney Black is the executive director of the Nelson & District Arts Council.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Attracted by Nelson’s art

People want to live in a culturally relevant location—it’s a big part of the reason professionals come to live and work in Nelson. —Sydney Black

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The Board Room Café, owned by Alf Him, his daughter Savanna Hines and her husband Justin Hines, opened in mid-June 2017.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Board Room Café comes to Grand Forks

Shy? Bored? Need a conversation starter? Sit down to a game from the Board Room’s library, and you’re good to go.

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Chris Hadfield
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality Colonel Chris Hadfield’s star will shine on region

Chris Hadfield is the keynote speaker for Columbia Basin Symposium

James Patrick
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality James Patrick signed as new head coach of Kootenay Ice, Jon Klemm as associate coach

The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club have signed James Patrick to a three-year contract as the new head coach of the team and 8th in Franchise history.

Cover story from June 1998 issue of Kootenay Business magazine.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Looking back on the Kicking Horse Coffee story: From a backyard shack to a $215 million deal

When news broke that Invermere’s Kicking Horse Coffee had sold in a $215 million deal to Italy's Lavazza Group, it reminded us of the company’s humble beginning

Selection of Mt. Begbie beers.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Brewery of the Year goes to Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie

The 15th annual Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference was held in Ottawa recently at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.

Golf pro Doug Schneider with proof of his hole-in-one shot at the Springs Golf Course in Radium Hot Springs.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality Albatross and Hole-in-One highlight of Radium’s Kootenay Pro Series Event

Golf pros Byran Armstrong and Doug Schneider defied the odds by carding an albatross (2 on a par 5) and hole-in-one.

Matt Cockell
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality Q&A with the new Ice GM

The Kootenay Ice have a new owner and general manager. Find out how Matt Cockell plans to run the organization.

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Kampgrounds of America (KOA) and the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino have teamed up to create the St. Eugene RV Park, opening Summer 2017.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism St. Eugene Mission Resort to open luxury RV Park

The folks at the St. Eugene Mission near Cranbrook have teamed up with KOA (Kampgrounds of America) to construct a new luxury RV park at the resort.

The Invermere Liquor Store has now been open for one year.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business First anniversary for Invermere Liquor Store

A year into his new business venture, Ryan Haynes is enjoying his increased investment and involvement in the community of Invermere.

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Mike Gray is a village councillor and the owner/operator of the Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery in Radium Hot Springs, B.C.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Kootenay Influencers Hospitality and hope in Radium Hot Springs

“I don’t want anyone to fall through the cracks. If there’s someone in need, I want the community to be able to help.” —Mike Gray

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Graphic of 'What's your rush?' ad campaign.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism New microsite launched for “What’s Your Rush” campaign from Kootenay Rockies Tourism

Focusing on the phrase, 'What's Your Rush?', this campaign is designed to excite the consumer with an array of activities.

The 36th Grand Forks International baseball tournament is organized and run by volunteers including these: (L to R) Gerry Foster, GFI president; Chris Hammett, GFI treasurer; Kevin McKinnon, GFI board member.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Grand Forks slams it out of the park

Twelve superb Canadian and U.S. college baseball teams will compete in Grand Forks, B.C., from June 27 to July 2, 2017.

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Graphic for Kootenay Ice.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality Exciting new look for Kootenay Ice unveiled

The new ownership group has promised a fresh start for the community and is excited to unveil a new look for the 2017-2018 season.

Mineral Mountain Ziplines and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort team up for construction of a new 6-track zipline course. Left-Right: Brad Haga, Rachel Dick, Jay Manton, Mike Lamberton, Justin Keitch.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Mineral Mountain Ziplines breaks ground at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Owners of BC ziplining company & Fairmont Hot Springs Resort work together to bring high-flying fun to the East Kootenays.

Picture of heartbeet Bistro.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Kimberley’s heartbeet bistro is closing its doors

Heartbeet bistro on Howard Street in Kimberley will permanently close its doors on April 30th, 2017

Photo of young girl on zipline.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism New Radium Valley Zipline looks for $20K in investment

The Valley Zip Line Adventures site is in an ideal location, situated just off of Highway 93/95 and a major route for tourism.

When completed the project will include a combination of six ziplines crossing Fairmont Creek in several locations.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Mineral Mountain Zipline coming to Fairmont Hot Springs

The zip line course design will give riders spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, Columbia Lake and the adjacent Fairmont Hoodoos.

Pictured in this photo (L to R): Ferraro Foods's Jodi Bradford; Karen Parkinson; Carolyn Whitley (Starbucks manager); Matthew Newton and Danny Ferraro as they excitedly announced the new Starbucks to the local Trail Times newspaper.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Trail’s Ferraro Foods brewing up a brand new Starbucks

The iconic coffee shop is slated to be up and running by summer 2017.

Popular Fernie Brewing Company is undergoing renovations starting in early April.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Fernie Brewing Company announces major expansion: closed to public during renovations

Fernie Brewing Company is in expansion mode and plans to close their store and tasting room during the renovations.

Heli-skiing operation.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) sold along with Intrawest in $1.5 billion deal

Intrawest is a North American mountain resort and adventure company, delivering distinctive vacation and travel experiences to its customers.

People using a SUPSquatch.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Transportation Fernie company introduces Canada’s first and only SUPSquatch river tour

The SUPSquatch river tour ride is unique in Canada, as it is the first and only adventure tour being offered across the country.

Steve Mercandelli (left), sales manager at Cranbrook Dodge is congratulated on being Cranbrook's Business Person of the Year by Brent Jossy of Scotia Bank and a representative of the Bankers Association of Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business Business Excellence Awards handed out by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce

"From vibrant non-profits to young entrepreneurs and successful businesses, we have a lot to celebrate and recognize," stated the Chamber of Commerce.

The new Columbia Valley Multi-Use Centre is scheduled for completion in May 2017. It will be available for use by all of the communities of southeastern B.C.'s Columbia Valley.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality New centre for the Columbia Valley

The new, 17,000-square-foot Columbia Valley Multi-Use Centre will provide service to communities throughout the Columbia Valley.

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The Stemwinder Chalet in Kimberley, B.C., is one of the guest accommodations owned by Tod Caton of Simply Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Tourism tips from Tod

Encouraging success in other tourism service providers is a smart move on the part of Tod Caton of Simply Kimberley.

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Jeff Chynoweth and his family have entered into an agreement to sell the WHL team to Winnipeg entrepreneur Greg Fettes and hockey executive Matt Cockell.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Kootenay Ice WHL franchise sold – looks for fresh start in Cranbrook

Matt Cockell, who will be relocating his family to Cranbrook, plans to take over the role of President and General Manager

Kris Murrell is a new arrival in the Columbia Valley and the new owner of Smoking Waters Coffee Co. in Fairmont Hot Springs.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Smoking Waters, a Columbia Valley classic

A streamlined menu allows Smoking Waters Coffee Co. to focus on high quality fare.

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Tristen Chernove.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business Don’t miss the 2nd Annual 40 Under 40 Luncheon (Event Cancelled)

Our 40 under 40 luncheon is a salute to the Kootenay's rising stars of business, our shining young entrepreneurs.

Invermere's Kanata Inn is owned by the Best Canadian Motor Inns group.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Motel metamorphosis

Invermere’s Kanata Inn is the new and improved version of the former Super 8 motel, and the first Kanata in B.C.

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Tyler Beckley owns and operates the Three BVars Guest & Cattle Ranch near Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism, 40 Under 40 Tyler Beckley, cowboy businessman

The owner of Three Bars Guest & Cattle Ranch thrives on guiding his guests through exciting new experiences.

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Danny Rickaby.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality Nelson businessman Danny Rickaby mourned and missed

Originally from the Lethbridge area, Rickaby was well-known in the Nelson area for his enthusiastic spirit and business savvy.

A young man sitting on a trials motorcycle.
West Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality, 40 Under 40 The business of backflipping a motorcycle

Professional motorcycle trials rider Sam King is the owner of Ride The Vibe in Golden, a unique business based on the lifestyle of action sports athletes.

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Bobby Hutchinson of Sparwood, B.C., is a successful and prolific writer of romance novels.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Technology Bobby Hutchinson, romance writer

Bobby Hutchinson loves books so much that she’s made a career of writing them.

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An artist's rendition of the proposed Revelstoke Adventure Park (RAP).
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Massive new Revelstoke Adventure Park being proposed

Revelstoke’s Black Tie Properties is looking at developing a massive new adventure park near Revelstoke, fronting the busy Trans-Canada Highway.

Girl on bike riding in downtown Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Two new craft distilleries planned for Fernie

Fernie Distillers Inc. and Lost Boys Distilling Company may be two new additions to the Fernie business community.

Canada Border Services Agency is an employer exhibitor participating in Selkirk College Career & Education Fair.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Technology, Tourism Selkirk College Career & Education Fair makes employment connection

“Our employer exhibitors find the Career Fair a valuable venue to recruit to their organization or business,” says Amy Byers, College Recruitment Specialist.

Small-town Rossland on a winter's day.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Rossland, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Kaslo and Rossland listed as 2 of 17 Canadian places you must visit in 2017

“It’s a new year and we hope you put “travel more” on the top of your to-do list,” states Expedia.

Andy Cohen is the general manager of Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Fernie’s long-time supporter

As a people person, networker, relationship builder and idea guy, Fernie’s Andy Cohen uses his influence to benefit the East Kootenay region.

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Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn and Caitlin Berkhiem are the owners of Soulfood restaurant in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook’s Soulfood

Exquisite, ethical edibles are the trademark of Cranbrook’s Soulfood restaurant.

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Picture of table with various bottles of olive oils on it.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business Olives Unstuffed Tasting House opens in Kimberley

Are you a foodie? Then be sure to check out Kimberley's newest storefront, the Olives Unstuffed Tasting House, purveyor of speciality olive oils and vinegars.

Heidi Romich, owner of Cranbrook's popular Heidout Restaurant and Brewpub.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Top 5 Small Business BC Finalists announced—Cranbrook’s Heidout makes the list

The Small Business BC Awards is the largest small business awards competition in the province.

Night view of downtown Kaslo.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Kaslo set to welcome Angry Hen Brewing Company

The owners of the new brewery are hoping to be operational by mid-2017.

Top 20 list logo.
East Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Top 20 largest hotels in the East Kootenays

With a surge in tourism travel, the hospitality sector is a dynamic and growing part of the Kootenay business community.

Artist's rendition of the proposed updates to the exterior of Tamarack Centre.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Major renovations coming to Cranbrook’s Tamarack Shopping Centre in 2017

The largest shopping centre in the Kootenays, Tamarack Centre first opened in 1977.

Picture of Bob Falle holding the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Ski Council.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Selkirk College’s Bob Falle honoured with Canadian Ski Council Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Falle is a dedicated outdoor recreation and tourism professional on staff at Selkirk College for over 25 years.

Entrance to the new Kootenay Co-op.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Retail Take a photo tour of the new Kootenay Co-op location in Nelson

The new space for Kootenay Co-op in Nelson is a welcoming and spacious spot for shopping and socializing.

Amy Nunn-Stewart.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Amy Nunn-Stewart new Director of Sales and Marketing at Prestige Hotels and Resorts

Prestige Hotels and Resorts owns several properties in the Kootenays, including the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook.

Gerry Taft, mayor of Invermere.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Invermere mayor sells café and gelato business

Owner of his gelato shop-cafe business since May 2004, Gerry thanked valley residents and visitors for their support and his staff for their hard work.

Dr. Mark Colgate.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business 4 Moments of Power – Seminar in Fernie

Sign up now for this world class training session with Dr. Mark Colgate, award winning professor at UVic's Gustavson School of Business.

Owner of Mexican restaurant Taqueria el Corazon, Betty Gutierrez.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Taqueria el Corazon restaurant opens in Kaslo

Taqueria el Corazon started as a food truck, but recently, owner Betty Gutierrez decided to put down roots and set up a brick and mortar location.

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