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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.

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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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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Ken Fowler.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs Fairmont Hot Springs Resort owner Ken Fowler dies

Fowler purchased the famous hot springs in 2006 from the Wilder family.

Shawn Wernig is the owner and creative force at Eggplant Studios in Invermere, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business, Technology For web design, go to Eggplant Studios

Graphic design holds endless fascination for Shawn Wernig, owner of Eggplant Studios in Invermere, B.C.

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Graphic of the new logo for the Columbia Valley.
Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs Unwind in the Columbia Valley – New Brand

A new logo for the Columbia Valley has officially been unveiled, along with a new slogan for the area - 'It's time to unwind'

Golfer taking a swing along a long fairway, with large mountains in background.
Cranbrook, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Christina Lake, Revelstoke, Tourism Six golf stops not to miss on your swing through the Kootenays

From beginner and family-friendly courses to those worthy of the most experienced golfer, these Kootenay fairways are worth a visit.

Dean McKerracher, mayor of Elkford, offers congratulations to RDEK CAO Lee-Ann Crane, on her retirement after 37 years with the organization.
Canal Flats, Cranbrook, Elkford, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood Crane takes a bow

Cranbrook’s Lee-Ann Crane had a 37-year career with the RDEK, working for the betterment of this community.

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Theresa Wood is the community events co-ordinator in the District of Invermere.
Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs Columbia Valley movers and shakers

Here are some of the people who are ensuring that the Columbia Valley is a healthy, prosperous place to live, play and do business.

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Steve Paccagnan (L) and Pascal Van Dijk are president and CEO of Panorama Mountain Resort and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort respectively.
Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Financial, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Value in the valley

Columbia Valley business leaders plan to collectively market the valley’s attractions to vacationers and prospective residents.

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Fairmont Hot Springs Resort taps into the largest hot mineral springs in Canada.
Fairmont Hot Springs, Energy, Environment, Tourism More power to Fairmont

The abundant, naturally hot water at Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C., has a second important function.

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(L to R) Roberta Hall and Laurie Klassen are the chair and executive director, respectively, of the Columbia Valley Community Foundation.
Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs Measuring the quality of Valley life

Columbia Valley Community Foundation will be checking the vital signs of the communities in the valley, going directly to its residents for input.

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Susan Clovechok, executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, spent time with members of Junior Achievement B.C.
Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs Columbia Valley Chamber 2016

The Columbia Valley communities are setting an excellent example for regional collaboration in many sectors.

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Windermere Valley Golf Course, on the sunny east side of the Columbia Valley is always one of the region's first golf courses to open.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Castlegar, Christina Lake, Golden, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail Projected 2016 opening dates for Kootenay golf courses

Here's a list of Kootenay Golf Course opening dates we have been able to track down.

Graphic for the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Business.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Elkford, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Golden, Grand Forks, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Retail, Small Business Call for nominations 40 Under 40—Rising Stars in Business

We invite your business to join in supporting and saluting these young business professionals (under 40) who deserve to be recognized.

The board of directors of the Regional District of East Kootenay is made up of representatives from eight municipalities and six electoral areas.
Canal Flats, Cranbrook, Elkford, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood RDEK at the half-century mark

Residents of rural B.C. have a voice in the administration of their areas, thanks to the province’s system of regional districts.

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(L to R) Angelina, Ryan, Lori and Wayne: the Haynes family of southeastern B.C.
Fairmont Hot Springs, Radium Hot Springs, Kaslo The Haynes family

The Haynes family, independent grocers in southeastern B.C., are expanding their scope of business.

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Susan Clovechok, executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce
Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business, Tourism RAC seat for Clovechok

The new Rural Advisory Council allows B.C.’s small communities to influence the development of policies relevant to them.

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Teacher and two students
Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Castlegar, Education, Environment Projects support social well-being in the Columbia Basin

28 projects receive support from the Trust’s Social Grants

The Columbia Basin Trust's Board
Fairmont Hot Springs, Environment Columbia Basin Trust welcomes five new directors

New faces, new Vice-Chair on Trust Board

Wings over the Rockies poster
Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Golden, Education, Environment, Tourism Fossils and Feathers

Welcome to the 19th annual Wings Over the Rockies Festival.

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Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Castlegar, Agriculture, Financial Grants available for grassland and rangeland projects

Over $200,000 still available for projects in 2015 – 2016.

multi photo showing lawn watered, tap running
Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Environment Basin water conservation action and collaboration lauded as model for success

Water Smart communities in the Columbia Basin have steadily reduced local water consumption since 2010.

Electoral Area F Director Wendy Booth and Electoral Area C Director Rob Gay
Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs 2015 RDEK Chair and Vice Chair named

The election of the Chair and Vice Chair took place during the regular RDEK Board Meeting.

Fairmont campground
Fairmont Hot Springs, Tourism Tenth annual rally brings total to $14,000 for STARS

RVwest gathered RVers at Fairmont Hot Springs for its annual fundraising (and fun!) RV Rally.

Aerial view of flying plane
Fairmont Hot Springs, Tourism West Jet to land in Fairmont?

A substantial upgrade to the navigation equipment at the Fairmont Hot Springs airport allows pilots to land even when the cloud cover is as low as 345 feet.

Michael Anderson of True Key Hotels & Resorts/Bighorn Meadows was named business leader of the year.
Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Retail, Small Business Columbia Valley Chamber hands out the hardware

The 16th Annual Business Awards held at the Copper Point Resort was an evening of celebrating success, achievement and excellence.

Broadband depiction
Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Technology Call out to internet service providers serving the Basin

Columbia Basin Trust is reaching out to identify small- to medium-sized local and regional Internet service providers.

Student's in the Basin taking part in the three-year partnership program
Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs Basin youth to benefit from Junior Achievement’s expansion into the region

CBT is contributing $300,000 over three years to support business education for local youth.

women using laptop
Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs CBT seeks input on proposed Social Strategic Direction

Feedback on the outcome of the draft 2014 – 2019 Social Strategic Plan needed.

A group meeting for the Columbia Basin Trust's grant evaluation
Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Radium Hot Springs, Environment Join the Trust’s environment grants evaluation committee

CBT is offering an exciting opportunity to Basin residents.

Eight adults stand on a rocky shore with water and mountains in the background
Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Tourism Columbia Valley cultural tourism initiative

Communities in B.C.'s Columbia Valley are working together to promote cultural tourism and socio-economic health for their region.

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Flowers and lawn in foreground with Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Hotel in the background
Fairmont Hot Springs, Tourism Celebrating 50 years

Fifty years after it began as a 20-unit motel in 1964, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is a world-famous, world-class destination resort.

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A display of sliced baked pastry, small dishes holding red jam and diced  rhubarb, and fresh strawberries.
Fairmont Hot Springs, Cuisine, Small Business Proposed food business incubator for the Columbia Valley

A food business incubator and commercial kitchen could open worlds of opportunity for entrepreneurs in B.C.'s Columbia Valley.

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Dr. Donna McArthur, will be presenting a workshop called “Busy Women CAN Be Healthy: 5 Steps to Empower Your Daily Life.” at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort on April 4th and 5th.
Fairmont Hot Springs, Health & Wellness College hosts women’s wellness retreat

Escape the Insanity! - A women’s wellness retreat will be taking place at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort on April 4th and 5th hosted by COTR.

Duane and Linda Pilson present STARS foundation executive, Nafisa Taimuri with a cheque for over $2100
Fairmont Hot Springs, Health & Wellness, Tourism Cranbrook-based RVwest donates over $2,100 to STARS—bringing total to over $12,000 in all

This past September, Fairmont Hot Springs welcomed RVers from across western Canada for the 9th RVwest Rally

New-looking wooden pedestrian bridge supported by yellow strapping
Fairmont Hot Springs, Tourism Segue into autumn

Retiree golfers mix with up-and-coming hockey players during the shoulder season at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

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Young, fit-looking couple outdoors with trees behind them
Fairmont Hot Springs, Environment Racing for the dream

Kristen Idiens and Darren Trapp auditioned for the Amazing Race Canada in the hope of winning cash and attracting partners to share their dream.

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Photo of Radium Mayor, Dee Conklin and here husband, Rod
Fairmont Hot Springs, Radium Hot Springs Columbia Valley Business Excellence Awards

15th Annual Business Excellence Awards recently held by the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce.

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Fairmont Hot Springs, Developments Lions Community Den to open soon

Thanks to $100,000 from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), the Fairmont and District Lions Club has purchased a building that will soon become the Lions Community Den.

Photo of three Cranbrook youth
Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Environment $150,000 to fund youth projects in the Basin

Columbia Basin Trust is making $150,000 available for projects that benefit Basin youth through two granting programs.

Owners and staff at From Scratch restaurant in Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Cuisine Mountain cuisine to beguile your palate

Four entrepreneurs in Fairmont Hot Springs put their heads together to produce inspiring dishes using local ingredients and brilliant flavour combos.

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Fairmont Hot Springs, Cuisine Pizza progress

Fairmont Pizza and Ice Cream Parlour has gained even more culinary appeal due to the addition of a new pizza oven.

Photo of people enjoyed Fairmont Hot Springs swimming pool.
Fairmont Hot Springs, Tourism Marketing changes in the Columbia Valley

Fairmont Hot Springs marketing manager Marion Garden notified everyone last week that she was leaving the resort.

Two smiling young men, one in a black suit and one in a red hoodie, pose for the camera
Fairmont Hot Springs, Environment, Tourism Lifeguards on duty

Two lifeguards at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort were almost caught in the July 15 mudslide, but acted quickly to alert guests in the pool.

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Blue sky and mountains are a beautiful backdrop for a lush green golf course
Fairmont Hot Springs, Tourism Fairmont Hot Springs Resort recovers

Well-trained staff and support from the community and businesses helped to get Fairmont Hot Springs Resort open again after a 19-day closure for restorations after the July 15 mudslide.

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Fairmont Hot Springs Mountainside Golf Course re-opens

The Fairmont Hot Springs golf team has been working round the clock to make sure Mountainside Golf Course was ready to re-open on Friday, August 31.

People at the Smoking Water cafe
Fairmont Hot Springs, Cuisine Smoking Water is hot

This Fairmont Hot Springs eatery is highly favoured by locals and visitors alike.

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