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A Cranbrook home with engineered wood, cultured stone and cedar shakes.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Kimberley, Developments, Real Estate Modern ways to finish your home

Here are some of the latest and most popular exterior siding products on the market that will add curb appeal and value to your home.

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Co-owner Wendy Lyn holds out a two-scoop ice cream cone while standing in front of the Happy Cow Ice Cream's logo.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Cuisine, Small Business Happy cows and happy eaters

Taste the delicious, decadent difference when indulging in premium Happy Cow ice cream in Fernie and now Cranbrook.

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Kootenay Haven
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Small Business Two talented builders unveil the top trends in home design

LWE’s Ian Larsen and Steve Whelan share their insight about how to design a functional and creative home

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(L to R) Steve Whelan and Ian Larsen, owners of LWE in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Small Business Two of Fernie’s longest tenured creative builders divulge what makes them tick

LWE’s Steve Whelan and Ian Larsen came to Fernie, B.C., to ski, but stayed to build some of the most elegant homes on Earth

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Georgie Award winners (L to R) Andre Bloemink (LWE), Steve Whelan (LWE - owner), Marcelain Blancette (LWE), Ian Larsen (LWE - owner).
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Small Business LWE’s Kootenay Haven secures two coveted Georgie Awards

LWE in Fernie is the undisputed champ when it comes to custom homes in B.C. They have the photos and awards to prove it

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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.

The pot is into a plastic bag that is inside the solar collector.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Energy, Environment Faisal Jhandir of Fernie, B.C., has invented a portable solar kitchen

Retired physician Faisal Jhandir is on a mission to save the planet with solar cooking

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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.

A young man and woman on snowmobiles in the mountains.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Tourism, 40 Under 40 Enjoying the ride

Like any outdoor sport, there’s a lot to learn about snowmobiling in the backcountry—and that’s where Andy and Shantelle Weir come in.

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Jennifer Mitchell is in the business of brightening up your home or office.
East Kootenay, Fernie, 40 Under 40 Jennifer Mitchell will brighten your day

Jennifer Mitchell is a young entrepreneur with her own painting company and an involvement in the sub-trades in Fernie, B.C.

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A home by Nelson-based Ellenwood Homes.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate Finalists announced for the 25th Anniversary Georgie Awards

The Georgie Awards showcase the high quality and calibre of British Columbia's home building and renovation community.

Todd Fyfe, owner and managing broker at Fernie Real Estate in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate Welcome to the Fernie Real Estate Trends Podcast with Todd Fyfe

In this podcast, Todd talks about real estate trends in Fernie and Elk Valley with Kootenay Business magazine publisher Keith Powell

A group of people stand in front of Elevation Industries. (L to R) Christine Walsh, Christy Sutherland, Lance Edwards, Lucia Glasse-Davies, Sydney Salvador.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Small Business Yearning for Fernie

This third-generation Fernie-ite has travelled to Chile, Colorado and back home again

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A herd of big-horn sheep are running across a road.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Environment, Transportation Here’s a wild idea: Grab your phone and report wildlife

Road Watch BC is recruiting citizen scientists to gather data that will reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions

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A woman is one of the many volunteers planting tulip bulbs last October.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Agriculture Fernie is coming up tulips

The EcoGarden in Fernie was awarded 1,000 red and white tulip bulbs to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary

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Brenda Palmer brought a giant bag of Mrs. Palmer’s Pita Chips to showcase her product to the dragons.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business Doing a deal in the Dragon’s Den

Cranbrook’s Brenda Palmer of Mrs. Palmer’s Pantry finds an investor on CBC’s Dragon’s Den

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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.

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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Jack Moes, dean of trades and technology at College of the Rockies, is pleased about the imminent $10-million expansion of the trades teaching facility.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Education, Kootenay Influencers Jack Moes influences futures

Jack Moes, dean of trades and technology at College of the Rockies, has an affinity for relevant, practical, applied learning.

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Katherine Russell is a world traveler and glass artist who lives in Elkford, B.C.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Small Business, Tourism Art meets lifestyle in Elkford

Glass artist Katherine Russell chose to settle in Elkford because it offers the wilderness recreation she loves.

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Mark Colgate, PhD, from UVic, spoke at a professional development session organized by Patty Vadnais (R) for the Fernie Ambassadors Program.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Tourism Fernie Chamber update, 2017

Clear communication, inclusive participation, support and fun are keys to success for the Fernie Chamber of Commerce.

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(L to R) Ryan Doehle, wife Laurel, son Ethan, and daughter Kyra with their dog WiFi.
East Kootenay, Fernie Ryan Doehle

Ryan Doehle’s 21 years of work in his self-started and expanding business have landed him a spot on the list of the Top 10 Business People of 2017

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World-class whitewater kayaking attracted Seán McTernan to Fernie, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business, Tourism Fernie lifestyle rocks

With the online world at his fingertips, Seán McTernan left Ireland for Canada and established his digital business in Fernie.

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Norm McInnis became the CAO for the City of Fernie on November 1, 2016.
East Kootenay, Fernie Norm McInnis, new CAO for Fernie

Fernie’s new CAO brings experience and a creative approach to the work of community engagement and community development.

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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.

As a dedicated arborist, Chris Nicholson goes to great heights in the course of his workday.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Environment, Small Business Black Bear Tree Care, Fernie

Chris Nicholson is a highly qualified, tree-loving arborist who owns and operates Black Bear Tree Care in Fernie, B.C.

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A young man and woman in the backcountry.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Small Business, Tourism An Elk Valley snowmobiler with an eye for detail

Callan Senyk is capturing the Elk Valley’s snowmobiling scene with his new business, Throttle Ops Photography

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Island Lake Resort offers cat-skiing options that are anything but ordinary.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism An untapped wilderness awaits

Two Fernie videos are showcasing its rarest locations

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Norm McInnis, new Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie City of Fernie brings new CAO on board

Mr. Norm McInnis has been named the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Fernie.

Picture of Gord Demaniuk.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Keeping it in the family at Fernie Brewing Co.

One staff member who undoubtedly was pivotal to the team for the last 5 years, was Fernie’s Brewmaster Gord Demaniuk.

Logo for the Elk Valley Ultra Race.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Tourism Welcome to the Elk Valley Ultra – Fernie, BC

Stag Leap Running Co. launched as an online trail running resource in April 2016, aiming to build a trail running community in the mountain town of Fernie, B.C.

Heiko Socher and his chainsaw pause in their efforts to forge a world-class resort from raw mountain wilderness
East Kootenay, Fernie, Tourism Fernie business legend Heiko Socher passes away

Heiko Socher passed away but will be remembered as the dynamo who built Fernie's famous ski resort

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Employees of the Fernie Brewing Company hold up a cheque for the Fernie Friends for Friends.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial “Cheers to Charity!” promotion helps Fernie community groups

For $5, visitors to the Fernie Brewing Company tasting room can try a paddle of four beers, from the daily tap lineup—all money goes to charity.

Mike Delich and Angela Morgan at the award winning Snow Creek Cabins in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Tourism Internationally inspired home building

Contemporary quality designs characterize Fernie Vacation Properties.

Paul Kramer, owner of Ghostrider Motorsports in Fernie, stocks power toys for all seasons.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Small Business Ghostrider Motorsports, Fernie

Paul Kramer likes to play outdoors all year round, and Ghostrider Motorsports provides him with the toys he loves.

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The Zellstoff Celgar pulp mill in Castlegar, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Forestry Predictions for the pulp industry

Experts agree that there is likely to be a shift in pulp prices due to capacity exceeding demand.

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A line up of the friendly staff at Tanglefoot Vet Clinic.
Fernie, Animal Care, Small Business Tanglefoot Veterinary Services to expand to Fernie

"We already work with a lot of people from Fernie, but they can't always make it to Cranbrook during regular business hours," said Uli Helvoigt, owner.

Group of people sitting at tables, watching a presentation on a screen at the front of the room.
Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Who’s who of Elk Valley business and industry turn out for Economic Initiatives Conference

The conference offered an ideal venue for discussing current and future economic opportunities and initiatives throughout the Elk Valley.

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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A Pomodoro timer sitting on a paper with writing on it.
Fernie, Education, Financial, Small Business, Kootenay Business Coach What’s your Mount Everest? Part 3

Scheduling daily tasks and then focusing on accomplishing them will keep up your productivity.

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The outside and patio of Big Bang Bagels in Fernie, B.C.
Fernie, Cuisine Get a bang out of your bagel

Taste the quality and freshness in a Big Bang Bagel.

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Outside of the Fernie Chrysler building.
Fernie, Retail Fernie Chrysler moves into new location

The building is substantially bigger than their previous dealership with more showroom and office space, a bigger sales lot and additional service bays as well.

Deanna Peake and Nicole Leckenby feature merchandise from Canadian clothing designers, artists and artisans at Coal Town Goods in Fernie, B.C.
Fernie, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Sophisticated Coal Town

Canadian clothing designs, art and artisanal merchandise are featured at Coal Town Goods in Fernie, B.C.

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A calendar with the date of Monday the 4th circled in red.
Fernie, Education, Financial, Small Business, Kootenay Business Coach What is your Mount Everest? Part 2

How to achieve your number one goal this year

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(L to R) Jude Smith, Ian Larsen, Steve Whelan and Rachel Cline enjoy the sunshine on the deck of a Little Cabin.
Fernie, Small Business, Tourism Versatile Little Cabins

The Little Cabin Company of Fernie, B.C., is marketing its structures to campgrounds, resorts, homeowners and entrepreneurs.

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Mary Austin, Nicole Cherlet, Tanya Finley and Kayla Sebastian received  Influential Women in Business Awards from Kootenay Business magazine.
Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Grand Forks, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Cuisine, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business 2016 IWIB recap

Seven businesswomen received the Kootenay Business magazine Influential Women in Business Awards for 2016.

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Michael Delich being recognized at a recent Kelowna gala for his leadership in the housing industry by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.
Fernie, Developments, Real Estate Michael Delich and Fernie Home Builders receive recognition and award for housing excellence

Fernie Home Builders, owned and operated by Michael Delich, won a prestigious award in the Detached Home category.

Marlene Vale, owner and movement facilitator at the Castle on First.
Fernie, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Marlene Vale

Seeing a need for a collaborative space, Marlene Vale got other fitness leaders on board to create an active centre that offers over 27 fitness classes a week.

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