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(L to R) Evan Kleindienst, David Struthers and Shawn Vokey, owners of Vast Resource Solutions in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Cranbrook, Environment, Mining

VAST Resource Solutions goes big

Six years of work by VAST Resource has enabled CertainTeed Gypsum Canada to receive provincial approval for a new gypsum mine near Canal Flats

Volunteers with the North Kootenay Lake Water Monitoring Program measure the snowpack.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Environment

Special equipment helps researchers discover secrets in the snowpack

FortisBC’s Community Investment program has helped to fund a snowtube, a specialized piece of equipment used to collect core samples from snowpacks.

by Tanya Laing Gahr
Dana DiPonio and Kevin Hagel are shown in a health food store. They are co-owners of Nelson Naturals, producing a natural toothpaste.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40

Think outside the tube

Kevin Hagel and Dana DiPonio of Nelson Naturals create natural toothpaste. But don’t expect to find any tacky, distasteful plastic tubes in their business.

A Madden Timber Construction interior staircase is the backdrop for company owner David Madden and his beautiful baby.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Environment, 40 Under 40

Dave Madden

Dave Madden of Madden Timber Construction Inc. is a local leader in his industry and a champion of regional prosperity.

Natasha Benson (L) and Julie Taylor, owners of The Raw House, are standing in a field of beets.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Drink your plants!

The Raw House in Cranbrook, B.C., offers unique, healthy cold-pressed juices and nut mylks

Biologist Penny Ohanjanian will be working to reintroduce northern leopard frogs to the Columbia marshes thanks to an Environment Grant from Columbia Basin Trust.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial

32 projects to improve our natural environment

Columbia Basin Trust approves $870,000 in Environment Grants

A headshot of Forrest Campbell, owner of Freewheeling Energy in Invermere, B.C.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Invermere, Energy, Environment, Small Business

Sun-kissed lemons and buckets of optimism

Based in Invermere, B.C., Forrest Campbell formed Freewheeling Energy

Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Environment, Mining

Kootenay West gypsum mine granted an environmental assessment certificate

CertainTeed proposes a 135-hectare open-pit gypsum mine, located approximately 12 kilometres northeast of Canal Flats.

The Trust’s Ecosystem Enhancement Program will help maintain and improve ecological health and native biodiversity in a variety of ecosystems, such as wetlands, fish habitat, forests and grasslands.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial

Significant boost for Basin ecosystems

Columbia Basin Trust announces new five-year, $10-million program.

A headshot of Monica Swagar with snow in the background
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Monica Swagar thrives on growth

The Swag Hair Studio won a green award from the Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce


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