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Photo of young girl on zipline.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism New Radium Valley Zipline looks for $20K in investment

The Valley Zip Line Adventures site is in an ideal location, situated just off of Highway 93/95 and a major route for tourism.

Junior Dragons Den logo.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Financial, Small Business Join us for Junior Dragons Den!

Junior Dragons Den is a youth-based business competition that encourages entrepreneurial skills among students from Grade 7 to college and university level.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Financial, Health & Wellness Over $18 million in upgrades for Trail’s Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The emergency department expansion will address immediate space and service challenges and accommodate projected patient care needs for years to come.

Heli-skiing operation.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) sold along with Intrawest in $1.5 billion deal

Intrawest is a North American mountain resort and adventure company, delivering distinctive vacation and travel experiences to its customers.

Koocanusa Lake.
East Kootenay, Environment, Financial Koocanusa strategy to address recreation issues

The actions outlined in the strategy will begin this spring, and will be funded in part by $750,000 over three to five years from Columbia Basin Trust.

The Columbia Valley has received $159,600 from B.C.'s Rural Dividend Fund to address economic development.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Financial, Small Business New money for the Columbia Valley

A provincial grant of $159,600 will be used to establish and staff an economic development office for the Columbia Valley.

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Design sketch of the new community centre in Radium Hot Springs.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Financial Trust’s largest project in Radium is all about community

Columbia Basin Trust contributes $500,000 for new community centre

2016/17 Recreation Infrastructure Grants infographic.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Enhanced ways to get moving, have fun and get fit

Columbia Basin Trust approves 38 recreation infrastructure projects

Jeff Chynoweth and his family have entered into an agreement to sell the WHL team to Winnipeg entrepreneur Greg Fettes and hockey executive Matt Cockell.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Kootenay Ice WHL franchise sold – looks for fresh start in Cranbrook

Matt Cockell, who will be relocating his family to Cranbrook, plans to take over the role of President and General Manager

An aerial view of the District of Sparwood.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Financial, Transportation Sparwood to receive infrastructure funding

The grant will go toward new construction and modern safety improvements to the Middletown Crossing—Highway 3/43 intersection.

The new program will help with energy retrofits such as replacing boilers.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Upgrading affordable housing in the Basin

Many of the affordable housing units operated by non-profit organizations in the Columbia Basin need energy retrofits, such as replacing boilers and windows.

Marloes van Lent
West Kootenay, Golden, Financial, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Marloes van Lent: Golden’s Dutch bookkeeper

Settling into Golden is as straightforward as balancing the books—just ask Dutch transplant Marloes van Lent

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Neith Muth by the Columbia River in 2016.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship established

The Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship honours Neil Muth, the Trust’s president and chief executive officer from 2005 through 2016, who passed away last November.

A member of Avalanche Canada’s South Rockies Field Team helps keep backcountry users safe. Columbia Basin Trust is committing $450,000 over three years to the organization.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Want to play in the snow? New funding helps keep you safe

To support the important work Avalanche Canada does, Columbia Basin Trust is funding the non-profit organization with $450,000 over three years.

The dramatic Kicking Horse Bridge was part of an earlier upgrade on Highway #1.
Developments, Financial, Transportation At $110 million per KM, Kicking Horse Highway upgrade likely most expensive strip of road in Canada

B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone stated that most of the funding, $450 million, is for improvements to a four-kilometre section of the road.

An artist's rendition of the new ultra-modern Castlegar Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Centre building.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Financial, Small Business, Tourism New chamber building envisioned for Castlegar

Castlegar is buzzing these days with the exciting prospect of building a new, ultra-modern Chamber of Commerce and visitors centre building.

Forty-nine projects were approved for funding in 2016 with a combined total of $1.07 million from Columbia Basin Trust's Environment Grants program.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Education, Environment, Financial Environment Projects to benefit Basin

Columbia Basin Trust program helps strengthen environmental well-being.

Graphic of person standing with arms outstretched, with words
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Retail, Small Business Are you BC’s Chamber of the Year?

The BC Chamber of the Year Award is about encouraging and inspiring organizational and business excellence.

Chris Brien and his partners at Pinnacle Professional Accounting in Castlegar, B.C., are building a new office for the business, with residences above it.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Financial, Small Business Chris Brien picks Castlegar

Improved Internet service in Castlegar opens new possibilities for Chris Brien, his partners and the staff of Pinnacle Professional Accounting.

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Krystal Wills, financial manager, of the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC)
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Tourism, Transportation Canadian Rockies International Airport reports busy year in 2016

Krystal Wills, financial manager of the Canadian Rockies International Airport, presented an update on travel trends in 2016.

College of the Rockies Recruitment Officer, Jennifer Inglis, looks forward to welcoming community members to the College’s annual Open House on February 8.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial, Technology College of the Rockies hosting annual Open House

This year’s Open House will be jam-packed with a wide variety of activities as well as information sessions.

The Nelson
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Tourism Destination BC announces funding for local visitor centres

The 2017 Visitor Services Innovation Fund is being made available for current, full-status Visitor Services Network members.

Logo for the Junior Dragons Den.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragons’ Den is coming to Nelson!

Talented young entrepreneurs throughout the West Kootenay and Boundary area who want to get their business idea off the ground are encouraged to apply.

Johnny Strilaeff is the new President and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust, headquartered in Castlegar, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Education, Financial New leader, same philosophy for Columbia Basin Trust

In his new role as President and CEO, Johnny Strilaeff will rely on his experience as a Basin resident and on his work experience with the Trust since 2005.

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(L-R) Kim McBurney, Blue Sky human resource manager, Brenda Le Clair, CEO of Decoda Literacy Solution and Blue Sky owner/designer Marilyn Robison with Blue Sky's donation to the charity.
West Kootenay, Financial, Retail, Small Business Blue Sky Clothing Company has roots in the Kootenays—recognized for donation to literacy

Owner and designer Marilyn Cobban and her staff recently raised $2821 for a charity called Decoda Literacy Project.

Scott Duke, is a commercial realtor and one of the presenters at the Lunch-and-Learn Seminar.
West Kootenay, Golden, Revelstoke, Education, Financial, Small Business Lunch-and-Learn: Business Transition and Succession Seminar–Revelstoke and Golden

Experts from the Welstand Group, Investors Group and BDO are inviting business owners to attend this informative and professional seminar.

Artist's rendition of the new Trades Training Facility at COTR.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education, Financial, Technology Canada and B.C. invest in new trades facility at College of the Rockies

$10-million investment will support students, create jobs and expand programs

Karen Coté, director of finance for the District of Invermere, has worked for the District for 28 years.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Financial Karen Coté, DOF, Invermere

The District of Invermere’s director of finance, Karen Coté, started her public service career as the District’s receptionist.

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David Kim takes pleasure in serving the City of Cranbrook as its chief administrative officer.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial David Kim, CAO Cranbrook

Through his work as chief administrator for the City of Cranbrook, David Kim satisfies his wish to contribute to his community.

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Kimberley's SunMine.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Technology Kimberley puts SunMine and Conference Centre up for sale

The City of Kimberley has not set an asking price for either SunMine or the Kimberley Conference at this point.

Picture of containers of food in a row - broccoli, dry spaghetti, tomato sauce, potatoes, eggs.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial $1 million in social grants announced by Columbia Basin Trust

28 projects across the Basin to receive funding.

Selkirk College students and staff were joined by industry partners and members of the community for the official ground breaking ceremony.
West Kootenay, Developments, Education, Financial Selkirk College Silver King Campus renewal officially launched

Both the federal and provincial governments are investing in a renewal that will see students in all programs benefit from modern learning spaces.

Upgraded tennis and pickleball courts at Gyro Park in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial Apply now for recreation infrastructure grants

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin.

Students at Gordon Terrace Elementary school in Cranbrook participate in lunch-hour Inclusive Physical Literacy activities.
East Kootenay, Education, Financial, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies’ Physical Literacy Project continues to grow

Thanks to the additional RBC Learn to Play grant, the physical literacy project will move onto a new phase – one that focuses on inclusion.

Picture of plane coming in to land.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Financial, Transportation $265,000 aviation study underway to determine improvements needed at Castlegar’s airport

The difficult geography, challenging mountainous terrain and low-ceiling weather conditions have often plagued the airport's year-round accessibility.

Scenic view of gondola.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism, Transportation Silver King Skyride proposed for Nelson

The non-profit organization called Silver King Skyride Development Association is made up of 6 local area residents.

Outside of Stanley Humphries Secondary School.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Financial Financial literacy month program “By the 100’s” comes to Castlegar High School

“Dollars with Sense” is a program that is fun and interactive and provides practical information to students about money and debt.

Collage of Dragons' Den logo and competition picture.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragons’ Den and Junior Achievement BC partner to help young entrepreneurs

Junior Dragons’ Den and JA British Columbia partner to help young entrepreneurs

Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck.
Financial Teck Resources reports profit for third quarter

Teck Resources Limited reported profit attributable to shareholders of $234 million ($0.41 per share) and adjusted profit of $152 million.

David Hull, Executive Director of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce and Sergio Marchi, CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Developments, Energy, Financial, Technology CEO of Canadian Electricity Association visits Cranbrook and Kimberley

The Honourable Sergio Marchi, CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association, was the recent guest speaker at the monthly Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Cranbrook mayor Lee Pratt speaks about a proposed $10 million loan to fix Cranbrook roads.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Transportation “We can spend now or wait until our roads are so bad that we have a catastrophic event.”

Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt is looking to fix roads, but a loan will be necessary

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Don McCormick (L), mayor of Kimberley and Scott Sommerville, CAO for the City of Kimberley, lead the city's administrative team.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Financial Kimberley gears up for growth

At City Hall in Kimberley, B.C., customer service is a priority and a yardstick for measuring progress.

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Map of recreation project.
West Kootenay, Slocan, Developments, Financial, Tourism The Trust grants $250,000 for Slocan Valley Recreation Project

The funding aims to improve and develop trails to join communities, recreation assets, neighbourhoods and larger trail networks for the enjoyment of the valley.

Picture of campground next to river.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism Over $2 million parsed out to Resort Municipalities in Kootenays

Communities in the Columbia Basin Trust catchment area (Kootenay/Columbia) were major beneficiaries.

Cora Tschetters and her father, Wayne Haddad, recognized for excellence.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial Local employee benefits experts earn national recognition

Wayne Haddad and daughter Cora Tschetters were recognized as leading representatives of the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan.

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.

Picture of bulldozer and Idlewild Park in the background.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Environment, Financial Cranbrook’s $2.8M Idlewild Dam restoration project well underway

The Idlewild Park Draft Master Plan Open House will be held at the Manual Training School beside the Cranbrook library on September 20—the public is invited.

Picture of Highway 3 Alberta sign, with motorcycle parked along shoulder of road.
Developments, Education, Financial Alberta funds Highway 3 study update

The Government of Alberta is investing nearly $10,000 on an updated cost-benefit study related to twinning Highway 3.

Picture of Murray Edwards, co-founder of FirstEnergy Capital.
Financial Murray Edwards’ FirstEnergy Capital acquired by GMP Capital

Established in 1993, FirstEnergy is an industry leader in the global energy sector providing financial advisory and investment services.

Group of people standing with banner.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Financial, Technology New chemistry labs at Selkirk College a catalyst for learning

The two old chemistry labs on the Castlegar Campus were well-maintained and functional, but dated back 50 years to the original construction of the college.

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