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(L to R) Amie Lubbers, sales co-ordinator for Kootenay Business magazine, presents one of three Influential Women In Business awards to Grace Brulotte, president and program manager for FIRE: Fernie Adaptive Snow Program.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Health & Wellness, Influential Women in Business Grace Brulotte has overcome disabilities and doubt to fulfill her vision

Grace Brulotte, president and program manager for FIRE: Fernie Adaptive Snow Program, is inspiring Fernie, B.C., with bright smiles and remarkable perseverance

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Exterior of the Wildhorse Surgical Clinic in Cranbrook, with construction almost complete
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business Wildhorse Surgical Clinic nears completion

Wildhorse Surgical Clinic, a sleek and modern new building in Cranbrook, is almost ready for its “family” to move in.

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Little Nieve Thomas standing in front of a NABS construction sign.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Developments, Health & Wellness, Transportation World-class mountain biking coming to Nakusp, BC

Mountain bikers looking to explore what BC has to offer will now want to add Nakusp, BC as a destination.

by Janis Neufeld, Project Manager for the Nakusp and Area Bike Society
Wildfires raged around Moyie Lake in 2017.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Health & Wellness Do you have a grab-and-go emergency kit?

Prepare yourself for wildfires or other potential disasters by equipping yourself with an emergency/survival kit

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Amanda Savage and Amanda Landry, new owners of Kootenay Cycling in Castlegar.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Small Business Kootenay Cycling is now part of Castlegar’s Columbia Functional Fitness

The new owners plan to expand the schedule and offer a variety of classes like Spin, Tabata, Bootcamps and Functional Training.

The Selkirk College Health Care Assistant Program trains people for a solid career in the health care profession that appeals to many eager to make a difference in senior's care.
West Kootenay, Education, Health & Wellness Selkirk College training in-demand health care professionals

Frontline health care workers are in high demand in our region and Selkirk College’s Health Care Assistant (HCA) Program is training to fill that gap.

Holly Smee
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Holly Smee

Holly Smee uses her natural empathy and compassion to assist her clients at Hollytree Wellness.

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Chantel Delaney portrait shot
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Chantel Delaney

This talented Kootenay businesswoman has a number of exciting projects on the go.

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Chris Mansbridge owns and operates Chris Mansbridge Acupuncture In Castlegar
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Chris Mansbridge

Chris Mansbridge, traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, brings positivity and realism to his healthcare practice in Castlegar.

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Graphic showing the recreation grants that Columbia Basin Trust will be funding.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Environment, Financial, Health & Wellness Improving rec spaces keeps residents active

Columbia Basin Trust provides $3 million for 53 new recreation infrastructure projects

Mandy Chutskoff of Oranj Express fitness studio teaches yoga classes and encourages general fitness
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Mandy Chutskoff

Mandy Chutskoff of Castlegar is sharing her love of yoga with her clients, and encouraging improved wellbeing in the region.

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Sierra Dante is the founder and operator of Sweet Sleep Consulting in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Sierra Dante

Pediatric Sleep Consultant Sierra Dante comes to the rescue of sleep-deprived parents and their children.

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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

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Lavinia Lidstone sits near a waterfall
West Kootenay, Slocan, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, 40 Under 40 Lavinia Lidstone

Lavinia Lidstone’s Slocan Valley business, Kootenay Kombucha, is good for guts

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Dr. Katelyn Mudry poses for a photo
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business New naturopathy clinic in Cranbrook

Dr. Katelyn Mudry has opened her own Naturopathic Medicine clinic in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Dana DiPonio and Kevin Hagel are shown in a health food store. They are co-owners of Nelson Naturals, producing a natural toothpaste.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Think outside the tube

Kevin Hagel and Dana DiPonio of Nelson Naturals create natural toothpaste. But don’t expect to find any tacky, distasteful plastic tubes in their business.

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Mateus Dachwitz is the owner-operator of Red Path Movement in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Mateus Dachwitz

Twenty-four year old Mateus Dachwitz has turned his long-held passion into a career and a business.

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Aaron Davidson of Revelstoke is the brains behind a popular nutrition, fitness and health tracking app called Cronometer
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40 Aaron Davidson

Revelstoke’s Aaron Davidson has designed a health tracking app that is growing in popularity in Canada and internationally.

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Natasha Benson (L) and Julie Taylor, owners of The Raw House, are standing in a field of beets.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business Drink your plants!

The Raw House in Cranbrook, B.C., offers unique, healthy cold-pressed juices and nut mylks

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Celgar BE SEEN campaign team members (L-R) Sandy Hinter, Mark Goebel and Rose Leslie visited the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus at the end of October to talk to students and staff about safety on area roadways.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Health & Wellness Selkirk College partners with Celgar for BE SEEN campaign

In an effort to avoid tragedy and make Castlegar's streets safer for everyone, Celgar has launched a fantastic campaign that has received great response so far

The Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association is gathering funds and support to build an indoor soccer & sports facility.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Health & Wellness RDEK Gives KEYSA $130K for new indoor soccer facility

The youth soccer organization is currently gathering funds and support to build a $1.7 million indoor soccer/sports facility in Cranbrook.

A man grabs at his back in pain while sitting at a desk
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Get back on track with these back-saving tips

Dial back your back pain with expert knowledge from Andrew Burkholder of Creekside Physiotherapy in Marysville, B.C.

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Dr. James Heilman, an emergency physician in Cranbrook, spoke about Internet-in-a-Box technology, which aims to spread medical knowledge to Third World countries, at a recent Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary meeting.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Internet-in-a-box helps Wikipedia to spread medical knowledge

Dr. Heilman is involved in a unique Wikipedia project that builds and distributes an amazing electronic medical device known as “Internet-in-a-Box.”

by Gerry Warner
Suzanne Thompson stands in Kootenay Therapy Center.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Top 10 Business People Suzanne Thompson

Suzanne Thompson is a 30-year physiotherapy veteran, owner of Kootenay Therapy Center and a 2018 Top 10 Business Person

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Allissa Keane headshot
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Top 10 Business People Allissa Keane

The owner of Fruition Wellness, Allissa Keane, is healing East Kootenay residents via acupuncture

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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.

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A headshot of Monica Swagar with snow in the background
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business Monica Swagar thrives on growth

The Swag Hair Studio won a green award from the Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce

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Brenna Baker, executive director of the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, stands before the Foundation logo and the donor recognition board at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Kootenay Influencers New leadership for EKFH

Brenna Baker recently made a shift from sheltering animals to supporting healthcare for East Kootenay citizens via the EKFH.

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A wooden structure is under construction
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness Spacious fitness with a new view

Trevor Zak, Fitness Inc. CEO, is excited about the company’s new facility in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Two pilots stand in front of a small aircraft owned by ELT Aviation, based in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Forestry, Health & Wellness, Mining, Small Business, Tourism, Transportation Eclipse Helicopters, Cranbrook

A small aviation company is providing important support to the Kootenay region.

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Michelle Tucker is standing next to an evergreen tree in the snow.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Nelson, Health & Wellness A catalyst for moving forward

The Still North Retreat Co. offers customized workshops and retreats

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Picture of shelf filled with empty bottles.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Kimberley, Cuisine, Health & Wellness Fernie Alpine Springs expands with self-serve Kombucha

Fernie Alpine Springs is brewing a favourful line of kombucha and they are expanding the availability of the product throughout the Kootenays.

Connie Lawrence, owner of The New West Trading Co. 1985 in Grand Forks, is standing outside her store with three staff members.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business For a local gem, visit this health food store in Grand Forks, B.C.

For great health choices, visit Grand Forks’s New West Trading Co. 1985

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New Sushi & More restaurant.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Animal Care, Cuisine, Developments, Health & Wellness, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Part III: The Entrepreneurial Spirit is Thriving in Kimberley — New Businesses Roundup

Kimberley and Marysville have been seeing a surge of new businesses, construction and start-ups over the past year.

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Sebastien Bilodeau-Roy
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business Erasing agony

Completely Healthy Acupuncture is Sebastien Bilodeau-Roy’s new Chinese medicine clinic in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Leeza Zurwick
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness Happy gut = happy life

Leeza Zurwick of Castlegar, B.C., has started up a new business that provides customers with water kefir do-it-yourself kits

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Construction site, home of the new Fitness Inc. building.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness Fitness Inc. on the move to Cranbrook industrial park

The new, two-story facility will be 12,500 square feet—some 3,800 square feet larger than its previous space.

Caitlin Berkheim, Tamara Mercandelli and Christel Hagn of Soulfood restaurant hosted a
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business Soulfood for community

A “long table dinner” on July 27 at Soulfood restaurant in Cranbrook showcased local food and drink producers and their wares.

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Michelle Cubin blends essential oils
East Kootenay, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business The other oil industry

Michelle Cubin’s essential oil business, Healing Hollow, continues to spread across the East Kootenay

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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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Sherry Jackson and Jill Bentley-Lobban celebrate the installation of a new [stoke] juice outlet at Cranbrook's Hot Shots Cafe.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Small Business Kimberley’s [Stoke] Cold Pressed Juices expanding distribution network

The company recently transitioned all their cold-pressed juices into sustainable, recyclable glass bottles.

Mike Gray is a village councillor and the owner/operator of the Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery in Radium Hot Springs, B.C.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Kootenay Influencers Hospitality and hope in Radium Hot Springs

“I don’t want anyone to fall through the cracks. If there’s someone in need, I want the community to be able to help.” —Mike Gray

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Long-time hearing specialist Garth Brears has opened his own audiology centre, Burntwood Hearing, in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business Burntwood Hearing health

Education to maximize hearing health and capacity are specialties at beautiful Burntwood Hearing in Cranbrook.

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College of the Rockies’ Director of Student Affairs, Doris Silva.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies Board approves sexual misconduct protocols

Events aimed at awareness of sexual violence and the College’s new policy and protocol will continue with each new intake of students.

The Sterzer family enjoys a panoramic view of Canal Flats and the Columbia Valley from the top of Mount Sabine.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Health & Wellness, Kootenay Influencers Canal Flats champion

“I know I can’t change the whole world, but I can make a positive difference in the small world around me.” — Karl Sterzer

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The author is sitting on top of Mount Brewer near Invermere with a sea of mountains in the background.
Environment, Health & Wellness Time to play . . . on Earth Day!

This year’s theme for Earth Day—April 22nd—is EarthPlay

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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.

College of the Rockies’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing coordinator, Barb Fenwick, looks forward to the ‘Spring into Health’ Fair on March 30.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies nursing students holding Health Fair

Everyone is invited to stop by to support the students and to be introduced to important health information

Allissa Keane, R.Ac, owner of Fruition Wellness.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, 40 Under 40 Allissa Keane: Bringing wellness to the Kootenays

Allissa Keane followed her passion, and found her calling, when she started Fruition Wellness, with clinics in Cranbrook and Kimberley.

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Artist's rendition of residential care facility.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness Interior Health awards contract to Golden Life for new residential care beds in Cranbrook

Interior Health has awarded a contract for the development of 30 residential care beds in Cranbrook to Golden Life Management.

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