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Artist's rendition of Boston Pizza franchise.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Boston Pizza and DQ added to Fairfield Inn proposal in Revelstoke

The developers are planning to utilize a 'quick-build' construction method using modular, pre-fabricated units that are assembled on site

Darcy Wanuk is wearing one of her creations, a jean jacket with swaths of added cloth.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Small Business Darcy Wanuk repurposes old textiles into funky, fun clothes for women

Darcy Wanuk started stitch + cloth Ecodesigns in Kimberley, B.C., to reconstruct old textiles into funky women’s clothing

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Jon Wedel of Cranbrook
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40 Jon Wedel pushes limits

Crazy ideas, pushing limits and working under pressure are common elements for the team at Flex Commerce.

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As manager of Cominco Gardens, Dan Matheson spends a lot of time in the gardens. Here, he is standing next to tall purple delphiniums.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Tourism Cominco Gardens: A floral work of art

While checking out Kimberley’s visitor attractions, don’t forget the flowerful Cominco Gardens

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East Kootenay, Creston, Education, Kootenay Influencers Local author writes for the world

Diane Kalen-Sukra writes about what individuals and communities can do to stop the rising tide of incivility that is threatening our world.

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A headshot of Christina Chalifour with a blue knitted scarf around her neck.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business Knitting is the new yoga

The Knitty Gritty shop in Kimberley can get you started on a new, healthy hobby

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Sepia-coloured photo of heritage house on city street.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate City launches 2019 Laneway House Design Competition

The City of Nelson is launching an open, two-round laneway house design competition

Artist's rendition of Fairfield Inn and Suites.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Proposed 87-unit Fairfield Inn for Golden

The proposed hotel development is described as a six story building with 87 units, located on the Golden Donald Upper Road

People at an museum exhibit.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, First Nations Showcasing Arts and Culture of the Columbia River Basin

Poets, performers, visual art displays included at international conference

Jann Schmidt, new District Principal of International Education.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education School District 8 announces New District Principal International

The Board of Education of School District No. 8 provides educational services to numerous diverse communities in the East & West Kootenays

Karen and Doug Barraclough, owners of the B-E Ranch in Skookumchuck.
East Kootenay, Agriculture, Animal Care, Financial Life on the Range

With help from the Grassland and Range Enhancement Program, ranchers can protect grassland, aquatic and riparian resources on Crown lands where cattle graze

Outside of Golden's Whitetooth Brewery.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Kootenay craft beer, wine and distilled products now worth $13.2 million (+21%)

Craft beer, estate wineries and craft distilleries continue to grow rapidly throughout the Kootenay/Columbia region

Samantha Gernhart
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business, Technology Bringing clarity to work and life

Samantha Gernhart is an influential woman in business in her community of Invermere, where she works at Copper Point Resort and runs a home-based business

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Shawna L’Heureux, owner of Zen Mountain Float + Wellness, was an Influential Woman in Business award winner in 2019.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business Shawna L’Heureux restores the Kootenays one float at a time

Shawna L’Heureux, owner of Zen Mountain Float + Wellness in Kimberley, is an expert in all things skin. She’s also one of Kootenay Business’s 2019 Influential

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Black-and-white photo of a silvery-coloured diamond on a pile of fine, dark rock rubble
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Newest diamond for industry

They’re not the sparkling, “put a ring on it” kind, but these diamonds have huge value for all kinds of industries.

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Komatsu sign in Sparwood.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments Komatsu Mining to construct new 85,000 sq. ft. sales and service facility in Sparwood

Komatsu plans to break ground at the new site in early August, with construction to conclude by the end of 2020

A Unifab tradesman wears protective gear to meet welding safety standards.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business Unifab: fabulous fabricators

Unifab Industries of Grand Forks celebrates 20 years in the steel fabrication industry with continuing innovations.

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College of the Rockies’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) instructor, Daniel Wiens, presented at a prestigious Bioethics Conference held at Oxford University.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies Nursing instructor presents at Oxford

Presentation focused on inequities in health care around the world

A man and two women at a round table on a patio, with mountains in the far distance
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate Parastone’s Montane community: Come on in

Fernie’s Montane subdivision embodies the dream of Simon Howse and Jason Smith, founders and owners of Parastone Developments Ltd.

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Close-up of huckleberries.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Environment Huckleberry harvesting restricted to protect grizzly habitat

The recent increase in commercial-scale huckleberry harvesting in the Kootenays has resulted in conflicts with grizzly bear foraging areas and damaged habitat