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The elegant historic building that is now the hotel at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino was a residential school from 1912 to 1970.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, First Nations , Tourism The Ktunaxa are proud owners of SEGRC

The beautiful, thriving St. Eugene Resort was created by a First Nation inspired in its struggle to recover from its imposed history.

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A scenic view of the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations Ktunaxa Nation communities regain sole ownership of St. Eugene Resort

The Ktunaxa Nation announces that as of June 20, 2017 the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino is once again solely owned by the four Ktunaxa communities.

by Jesse Nicholas, Communications Manager, Ktunaxa Nation Council
Suzanne Thompson, owner/operator of Kootenay Therapy Centre, and Leanne Jensen, president of New Dawn Restorations, are women of influence in Cranbrook's business community.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Influential Women in Business Work and passion: Blend or balance?

We asked the some of the women from our 2017 Influential Women in Business list to tell us what they are currently passionate about.

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Biking and hiking trails in Electoral Area A, Central Kootenay, offer dramatically beautiful views.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Tourism Kootenay Lake: Seeking amenity migrants

The culture of Area A, Central Kootenay, is based on activities in nature and the creativity and warmth of the people in its small communities.

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Dr. Nathan Goodale (left) and Alissa Nauman (right) are the Hamilton College educators heading up the project excavating and documenting the pithouses found along the Slocan River.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Slocan, Education, First Nations Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project gets students hands-on with history

Hamilton College’s Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project brings post-secondary students together to excavate history uncovered in First Nations pithouses.

Jodi Gravelle is the chief operating officer for the ?aq?am Community near Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Influential Women in Business, Kootenay Influencers Jodi Gravelle, communication conduit

Human resources and communication are Jodi Gravelle’s main focuses in her position as COO for the ʔaq̓am Community.

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(L to R) Brenda Palmer, Michelle Forbes and Jodi Gravelle received special recognition at the 2017 Kootenay Business magazine Influential Women in Business luncheon on June 8, 2016.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Influential Women in Business 2017 Kootenay women of influence

Hard work, creativity and perseverance characterize the best of the best among businesswomen in the Kootenay region.

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Brenda Palmer, founder and owner of Mrs. Palmer's Pantry in Cranbrook, B.C., has the support of family, friends, customers and—just possibly—an angel on her shoulder.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business, Kootenay Influencers Brenda Palmer is taking her chips to the bank

Brenda Palmer believes that we should value our time as much or more than we do our money, and invest both wisely.

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The photo shows the large hot pool at Ainsworth Hot Springs.
West Kootenay, Ainsworth Hot Springs, First Nations , Health & Wellness Ainsworth Hot Springs: A place of history and healing

Soak in the relaxing pools, and learn about Ainsworth Hot Springs and its role in First Nations history.

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The restored St. Eugene Church is an important part of the Aqam Community and its history.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Tourism St. Eugene Church restored

The ʔaq̓am Community’s St. Eugene Church approaches its 120th birthday with restored strength and beauty.

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Picture of Sophie Pierre.
Cranbrook, First Nations Ktunaxa Nation congratulates Sophie Pierre on receiving Order of Canada

"Sophie has dedicated her entire adult life to improving the lives of Aboriginal people across this province,” said Kathryn Teneese, Ktunaxa Nation Chair.

Marty Williams, councillor for the ?aq?am Community, and Chase Thielen of Silverado Construction
Cranbrook, Developments, First Nations

Silverado Construction has a contract to build a combined gymnasium and community centre for the ʔaq̓am Community.

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On May 17, Kathryn Teneese, Ktunaxa Nation Council Chair and Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck marked the signing of an agreement that will create long-term benefits for the Ktunaxa people and increased certainty around future sustainable mining development in the Elk Valley region.
Cranbrook, First Nations Ktunaxa and Teck sign historic Impact Management and Benefits Agreement

The agreement will be implemented through three joint working groups with equal representation from the Ktunaxa Nation Council and Teck.

Ktunaxa Nation Council chair Kathryn Teneese.
Cranbrook, Education, First Nations A central part of the community

Kathryn Teneese desires people to see the Ktunaxa Nation as part and parcel of the wider community.

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The Yaqan Nukiy School at the Ktunaxa reserve in Creston, B.C., has recently opened a new school building.
Creston, Education, First Nations A place to grow and learn

The Yaqan Nukiy School on the Ktunaxa reserve in Creston, B.C., has a new building to best serve its elementary students and community

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Legacy Hall is a new multi-use facility at Lakeshore Resort and Campground at Lake Windermere, B.C.
Invermere, First Nations , Tourism Lakeshore culture

Lakeshore Resort and Campground offers unique amenities and events in addition to the campsites and the Lake Windermere beach.

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Trent Mason is the owner/operator of 2 Percent Realty, which is based in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, First Nations , Real Estate Two Percent Realty a reality

Entrepreneur and realtor Trent Mason has brought the Two Percent Realty franchise to the East Kootenay

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Janice Alpine is the business development officer for the Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency based in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Elkford, Invermere, Sparwood, Christina Lake, First Nations , Small Business Support for Aboriginal businesses

KABDA guides Aboriginal entrepreneurs through the stages of business from startup to expansion and succession.

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Rosemary Phillips is acting economic sector director for the Ktunaxa Nation
Cranbrook, Creston, Invermere, First Nations , Small Business Ktunaxa plan for the future

The Ktunaxa Nation is taking steps to achieve self-sufficiency for all Ktunaxa people who reside within its traditional territory.

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