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Kristie Norquay smiles for a photo
West Kootenay, Golden, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Kristie Norquay

Kristie Norquay takes a holistic approach to wellness, integrating yoga philosophy with physiotherapy at Element Therapeutics and Golden Lotus Yoga Studio

Ned Johnson of Innovation Building Group and Vidorra Developments, plans to build a mixed commercial and residential building in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments High-quality housing for Golden

Ned Johnson of Vidorra Developments in Golden hopes to break ground on the Oso rental apartment project in 2018.

This is an artist's rendering of the proposed Kicking Horse River Dike Improvement Project in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Mining, Real Estate Good news from Golden

Golden is seeing more tourists year round, a significant increase in housing starts and responsible improvements in infrastructure.

Photo of Golden Installations building.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Golden, Retail, Small Business Golden Installations on the move

Golden Installations has been in business for over 47 years in the Upper Columbia Valley.

The Kootenay Columbia region's total property assessments increased from $38.6 billion in 2017 to $40.87 billion this year.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Real Estate Top 25 most expensive residential properties in the Kootenays (by assessed value)

Invermere leads the way with the highest assessed value for a property in the Kootenay Columbia region.

The Kicking Horse River pedestrian bridge has undergone a significant restoration to replace rotting timbers and prevent further water damage.
West Kootenay, Golden, Tourism Golden pedestrian bridge restored

Restoration of the timber-frame bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River restores convenient access for pedestrians and cyclists.

The Whitetooth Brewery in Golden, B.C.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality Golden’s Whitetooth Brewery expands

Described as a modest expansion, Whitetooth added two new tanks in November 2017.

Dr. Rebecca Kolbenson took over the Golden Optometric Clinic in Golden, B.C., in 2013.
West Kootenay, Golden, Health & Wellness, Top 10 Business People Dr. Rebecca Kolbenson

The Golden Optometric clinic received the 2017 Professional Service Excellence Award from the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce.

Lolli and David Gagnon of Golden, B.C., display two awards presented to their business, Higher Ground Sports.
West Kootenay, Golden, Retail, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Higher Ground Sports takes the high road

Lolli and David Gagnon have founded a business and a not-for-profit organization that support the community of Golden, B.C.

The Export Navigator pilot project offers workshops for businesses new to the complexities of exporting goods and services.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Golden, Trail, Education, Small Business Training for exporters

If you own or manage a small business that is ready to expand into markets outside of British Columbia, this free workshop can help.

Dave Higginson and Juniper Kelly, business owners, and Ben Demers, are the front-line team at Hig & Son Automotive Repair in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Golden’s influential mechanic

Hig & Son Automotive Repair operates on principles of honesty and reliability. We’d call that influential.

The Whitetooth Brewing Co., in Golden was recognized as the New Business of the Year in the Chamber's Business Excellence awards, along with 13 other businesses or individuals.
West Kootenay, Golden, Retail, Small Business Golden Chamber presents Business Excellence Awards

The Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce hosted a gala dinner event and presented 14 awards in a variety of categories.

Exterior of the attractive new VISAH.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Golden’s new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre is good to go

Kootenay Business magazine had the opportunity to tour the new Golden Visitor Centre recently.

Karen Cathcart is the administrator of the Golden campus of College of the Rockies and the director of Area A (rural Golden) in the CSRD.
West Kootenay, Golden, Education, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Influence and administration in Golden

Karen Cathcart is the administrator of the Golden campus of College of the Rockies, and she’s also the director for Area A (CSRD).

The Columbia Valley's new Economic Development Officer is Ryan Watmough
East Kootenay, Invermere, West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Financial Ryan Watmough is the new Economic Development Officer for the Columbia Valley

Ryan Watmough has recently been hired by the Regional District of East Kootenay to be the new Economic Development Officer

Parker Vaile (L) and Jordan Peterson (R) are owner-operators of VP Waste Solutions in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Cleaning up in Golden

VP Waste Solutions of Golden, B.C., is a star in the unglamorous realm of waste management.

Jeff and Stephanie Bowes took full ownership of Canadian Timberframes Ltd. in Golden, B.C., on January 1, 2017.
West Kootenay, Golden, Forestry, Kootenay Influencers Top of the timberframe game

Canadian Timberframes Ltd., of Golden, B.C., is winning building contracts in some of the most prestigious areas in North America.

Adults learn in a classroom
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Revelstoke, Education, Small Business Workshops to address common non-profit needs

Columbia Basin Trust offers workshops this fall through its non-profit advisors program

(L to R) Kent Donaldson is president and chief beer officer and Mark Nagao is his business partner at Whitetooth Brewing Company.
West Kootenay, Golden, Cuisine, Small Business Belgium + West Coast + beer = Whitetooth Brewing Company

From home-brewing on a kitchen stove to Golden’s go-to brewery, Kent Donaldson is living the dream at Whitetooth Brewing Company

West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Tourism Looking to Golden’s future

Infrastructure, infill growth and community connectivity are high on the agenda for the Town of Golden.

Shelly Wadden became executive director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce in Golden, B.C., in June 2017.
West Kootenay, Golden, Small Business Taking the reins at Kicking Horse chamber

Shelly Wadden, the new executive director of Golden’s chamber of commerce, promotes experimentation, recognition and support for great ideas.

(L to R) Alycia Weir, visitor services manager at the Golden Visitor Information Services & Amenities Hub, with Constance Fowler and Mary Jacobson, visitor information counsellors.
West Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Collaboration creates Golden’s VISAH

The new, community-led visitor information services and amenities hub (VISAH) in Golden, B.C., offers expanded services and conveniences.

Three search and rescue teams in the Columbia Basin have new helicopter rescue equipment thanks to support from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Financial Safer and quicker access to lost or injured

Columbia Basin Trust helps SAR teams purchase rescue equipment

Kurt Huebert’s carpentry companion is a Krüsimatic G1 CNC robot.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Golden, Forestry, Technology Carpentry for robots

Kurt Huebert of HübertHaus Timberframes in Golden, B.C., has created a company based on hard work, ingenuity and a sophisticated million dollar robot

A young man sitting on a trials motorcycle.
West Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality, 40 Under 40 The business of backflipping a motorcycle

Professional motorcycle trials rider Sam King is the owner of Ride The Vibe in Golden, a unique business based on the lifestyle of action sports athletes.

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

Mount 7, near Golden, B.C., is a popular launch site for people-powered flight.
West Kootenay, Golden, Tourism Golden grows opportunity

Both traditional and niche businesses can find a balanced, rewarding home in Golden, B.C.

Jeff Bowes, owner of Canadian Timberframes.
West Kootenay, Golden, Real Estate Canadian Timberframes President now 100% owner of Golden-based company

Canadian Timberframes is North America’s premier resort timber frame home manufacturer.

Cam Dawes is the owner/operator of IGA in Golden.
West Kootenay, Golden Cam Dawes

Listening and engaging have led to success for Cam Dawes, owner/operator of IGA in Golden

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.

Jon Wilsgard is the corporate officer and CAO for the Town of Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden Jon Wilsgard, Golden CAO

Jon Wilsgard is one of many small-town CAOs who are dedicated to managing the critical elements of daily life in their communities.

Wayne Stetski, MP for Kootenay Columbia, at his office in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Riondel, Salmo, Kootenay Influencers Stetski on year one as MP

Wayne Stetski, MP for Kootenay-Columbia, believes in non-partisanship and working collaboratively to make a better Canada.

Attractive information kiosks have been placed in downtown Golden, B.C. to assist and inform tourists.
West Kootenay, Golden, Tourism Planning for Golden

A diverse business base and careful long-term planning are key to the economic stability of Golden, B.C.

Joy Guyot (L) and Michelle Nagy-Deak are co-owners of the French Connection Cheese Club in Golden.
West Kootenay, Golden, Cuisine, Small Business Cheese and so much more

The French Connection Cheese Club in Golden has been such a success that it’s moved to a bigger location and added a licensed bistro to boot.

Leigh Watwood, owner of Mountain Beauty by Leigh
West Kootenay, Golden, Health & Wellness, Small Business Mountain Beauty is here to stay

This entrepreneur will bring out your inner beauty from her studio in Golden, B.C.

John Managh, co-owner of Hellbent Geothermal, stands in front of a large piece of machinery.
West Kootenay, Golden, Energy, Environment The Kootenays are a potential hot zone for geothermal energy

Hellbent Geothermal is a leading-edge company offering geothermal systems in the East Kootenay, where the potential for this green energy is overflowing

Scenic view of Nelson from top of mountain.
Cranbrook, Creston, Golden, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Agriculture, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Top 10 most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays — Summer 2016

Ever thought of owning your own business and living the Kootenay lifestyle? Here is a sampling of businesses available in the area.

A group of whitewater rafters in a yellow raft.
Golden, Education, Tourism “CP Rail lied” says Golden whitewater rafting rep—to hold protest

The community of Golden will be holding a rally on June 13th to protest CP Rail's closure of the Kicking Horse River access.

A group of business women all standing together.
Cranbrook, Castlegar, Golden, Kaslo, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Financial, Health & Wellness, Real Estate, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Kootenay Business Magazine presents the 2016 list of Women in Business nominations

Kootenay Business Magazine will announce the winners of the 2016 Women in Business awards at luncheons in the East Kootenay and West Kootenay

Ting Yuen, Artist/Jewelry designer/owner and operator of Art Rush Gallery.
Golden, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Ting Yuen

Determination kept Art Rush Gallery going even in the early years and through economic downturns.

Construction is progressing nicely on the Whitetooth Brewing Co., with the opening set for late summer or early fall 2016.
Golden, Retail, Small Business Golden’s Whitetooth Brewery set to bite into the Kootenay beer scene

The micro-brewery, named for Golden’s original ski hill, is owned by Mark Nagao and Kenton Donaldson.

Whitewater rafting down the Kicking Horse River, near Golden.
Golden, Tourism Interim solution in the works to ensure access to the iconic Lower Canyon of the Kicking Horse River

"We are very pleased that, starting this May long weekend, we will have rafters floating through the heart of our community," says Golden Mayor Ron Oszust.

Photo of one of Hi-Test Sand's sand quarries.
Golden, Developments Horse Creek silica mine near Golden on the drawing board

If plans go right the Golden area may soon be home to a new year-round silica mine operation being proposed by Hi-Test Sand Inc., a company based in Edmonton.

Graphic of Imagine Kootenay website.
Fernie, Kimberley, Sparwood, Castlegar, Golden, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail, Developments, Financial, Real Estate, Small Business New partnership launched to attract investment and a diversified workforce to the Kootenays

Imagine Kootenay (IK) focuses on highlighting the region as a great place to work, and excellent area to invest and an amazing place to live.

Windermere Valley Golf Course, on the sunny east side of the Columbia Valley is always one of the region's first golf courses to open.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Castlegar, Christina Lake, Golden, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail Projected 2016 opening dates for Kootenay golf courses

Here's a list of Kootenay Golf Course opening dates we have been able to track down.

Picture of Gord McArthur, world-class ice climber from Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Castlegar, Golden, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail, Small Business Don’t miss world-class climber, Gord McArthur, guest speaker at 40 under 40 luncheon

Kootenay Business sought out the top 40 young business leaders in the Kootenay/Boundary/ Revelstoke areas to honour this group of under-40-year-old rising stars

Corey Fraser - The Cedar House Restaurant.
Golden Corey Fraser

This Golden, B.C., chef inherited a love of cooking from his mother—also a chef

The world of online marketing and social media can be confusing, especially for a small business. That’s where Jana Skerlak comes in.
West Kootenay, Golden Jana Skerlak

Jana Skerlak is a small business owner helping other small business owners build their online presence

Dr. Catherine Mateer (UVic) and Dr. Stan Chung (College of the Rockies) sign two new partnership agreements as (L-R) deans of instruction Heather Hepworth and Darrell Bethune, director of student affairs Doris Silva and dean of instruction Jack Moes look on.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Golden, Education Attend university at the college

Students can attend their first and second year of university at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.


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