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Michael Hoher, Export Advisor for the Kootenay Boundary, facilitates an workshop for West Kootenay manufacturers on November 29.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Small Business Export Navigator: Expanding Markets for Kootenay Manufacturers

Manufacturers attended a free Export Navigator workshop to learn about growing their businesses through exporting.

Worker at ATCO Wood Products, working in saw mill.
West Kootenay, Small Business ATCO Wood Products wins 2017 BC Export Award

The BC Export Awards annual awards program occurs in either Vancouver every fall and hosted by Business In Vancouver.

Picture of person using typewriter at top of picture, with laptop user below.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology Supporting tech needs for non-profits

$1 million for non-profit organizations to upgrade critical office technology

The Sears store in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business Sears to Bears—Nelson’s newest furniture/appliance retailer

Bears Furniture and Appliances will also operate under the BrandSource label, with an extensive selection of appliances, furniture and electronics.

A headshot of Monica Swagar with snow in the background
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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Picture of the front door and window of the new Kootenay Columbia College location.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Nelson’s College of Integrative Health Sciences set to open third location

Unique to the area, the college offers courses in Chinese medicine, Registered Massage Therapy and Holistic Nutrition.

Tasy Strouzas stands inside Cole's Bookstore next to a collection of books
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Cranbrook’s Coles Bookstore has new manager—Tasy Strouzas

Well-known Cranbrook resident Tasy Strouzas is the new manager of the Coles bookstore in Tamarack Centre in Cranbrook

Aerial view of Bingay Hill.
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.

Map of potential 12 premium development sites of multi family for pre-sale.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate Nelson Landing waterfront property goes up for sale

The owners of Nelson Landing are reaching out to developers and builders in Nelson to invite them to express their creative ideas on the lakefront property

The Nicholas family: Jesse, Jake and Rachael
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Invermere, Education, First Nations , Kootenay Influencers, Who's Who Influencer Article Jesse Nicholas, influencer

In all of his roles, Jesse Nicholas strives to listen, understand, build consensus and serve his community.

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Line up of BC Transit buses.
West Kootenay, Transportation Online trip planner comes to West Kootenay

The BC Transit Trip Planner is a public transportation planning tool that combines the latest BC Transit schedule with Google Maps.

A yellow Teck truck shovel in front of a large coal pile
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Mining 45 years of coal mining leadership

Celebrating a milestone at Teck's Fording River Operations

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The Kootenay Author's Book Fair is being held at Lotus Books in downtown Cranbrook, December 2nd, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality 6th Annual Kootenay Authors Fair—local historian Jim Cameron to preview his new book

The Kootenay Authors Book Fair and Sale will give readers a great opportunity to meet with a variety of local authors, ask questions and pick up signed editions

Wild Horse Surgical's new clinic is under construction near Hot Shots Cafe.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook Developments and New Business Roundup

The Cranbrook and area business landscape has been busy over the last 12 months, with businesses expanding, renovating and updating.

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Picture of front of the new Independent Grocer in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Retail Re-branded Extra Foods now Pealow’s Independent Grocer in Creston

Brian and Julie Pealow are the new owners of the Loblaw’s franchise in Creston, now called Pealow’s Independent Grocer.

Christy King, the manager of the East Kootenay branch of the B.C. SPCA, cuddles a pretty, black-and-white cat.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Animal Care Admin change at EK SPCA

Christy King, a qualified animal care supervisor, is the new manager of the EK SPCA, Cranbrook branch.

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Brenna Baker, executive director of the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, stands before the Foundation logo and the donor recognition board at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Kootenay Influencers, Who's Who Influencer Article New leadership for EKFH

Brenna Baker recently made a shift from sheltering animals to supporting healthcare for East Kootenay citizens via the EKFH.

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Tristen Chernove, CEO of Elevate Airports, cuts celebratory cake at announcement that WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines have partnered to bring jet service (Calgary to Cranbrook) to Canadian Rockies International Airport.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism, Transportation WestJet link operated by Pacific Coastal to fly Cranbrook to Calgary route—3 times a day

WestJet has introduced WestJet Link, a new regional air service operating under a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines

Overhead view of pool at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort.
West Kootenay, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Developments Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort looks to build 10-unit staff housing

The resort, owned and operated by the Lower Kootenay Band, is requesting approval to build a 10-unit, two-storey housing structure.

Idle machinery sits in an interface logged forest
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Forestry Gold Creek’s fire-prevention plan in action

After a devastating year of forest fires across B.C., Canfor is interface logging to negate potential threats

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