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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.

A young, brown haired woman.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Health & Wellness, Retail, 40 Under 40 Kari Asselin found her niche in the “green” beauty world

OM Organics Boutique Apothecary is a successful Invermere-based business that is run by nature lover Kari Asselin.

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Kari Loftsgard.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Kari Loftsgard: physiotherapist

Kari Loftsgard relieves pain and affliction from the active Kimberley community at Creekside Physiotherapy

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Sarina Beran, owner of Remedy's Rx in Sparwood, B.C., balances her work with her enjoyment of outdoor activity
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Sarina Beran’s remedy works

Sarina Beran of Sparwood, B.C., loves the independence that comes with entrepreneurship.

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Picture of table with various bottles of olive oils on it.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business Olives Unstuffed Tasting House opens in Kimberley

Are you a foodie? Then be sure to check out Kimberley's newest storefront, the Olives Unstuffed Tasting House, purveyor of speciality olive oils and vinegars.

Entrance to the new Kootenay Co-op.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Retail Take a photo tour of the new Kootenay Co-op location in Nelson

The new space for Kootenay Co-op in Nelson is a welcoming and spacious spot for shopping and socializing.

Kayte Rock’s soups meet the health and  nutritional demands of today’s educated consumers. Here, she stands in her kitchen.
West Kootenay, New Denver, Cuisine, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business Follow the seasons with soups made in New Denver, B.C.

Soup du Jar in New Denver, B.C., is Kayte Rock’s pride and joy

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Jack Caldwell and Sjanne Beattie opened Kootenay Life Cycle spin studio in October 2016.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business Cranbrook loves to spin

There's a new spin studio at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Jack, one of co-owners of Kootenay Life Cycle.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Take Your Fitness For A Spin

The exercise concept is built around the use of high-tech stationary cycles which encourage a regular high intensity riding and fitness program.

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.

Sarina Beran loves her active, outdoors lifestyle in Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Sparwood influencers 2016

Among the best of the natural resources in Sparwood, B.C., are the citizens who love and support the community.

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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.

Picture of covered staircases, with pink blossom trees in foreground.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial, Health & Wellness Trail’s Storm the Stairs Challenge slated for September 10th

Storm the Stairs was started in 2015 by the United Way of Trail and District as a fundraising event for people looking for a healthy physical challenge.

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.

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Animal Care, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 29 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a weekly snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Co-owner Leanna Spring of From the Ground Up in Cranbrook stands next to a shelf full of health foods.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business Uprooted: From the Ground Up moves to downtown Cranbrook

From the Ground Up relocates to Cranbrook’s downtown core

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Chris and Andrea of Endless Adventures pose with their daughter Raddison, showing how to be safe while on the water.  Always wear a life jacket!
Castlegar, Education, Financial, Health & Wellness, Tourism Volunteering to Rescue: The West Kootenay Search and Rescue training weekend can use your help

To help raise awareness and funds Endless Adventure is hosting an online photo contest and an endless fundraising campaign.

Picture showing large building with blue sky in background.
Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness Golden Life Management moves to new corporate offices

Golden Life has grown into the Kootenays largest seniors housing and care provider as well as the sixth largest employer.

Picture of Bonnie McCormack and her daughter Kayley, at her new hair salon, The Upper Cut for Men.
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business Upper Cut For Men will get your motor revving

The owner of the Upper Cut salon in downtown Cranbrook has opened a new hair-dressing shop that caters to men.

Picture of log-cabin style lodge house, with Adirondack chairs sitting on the lawn, and a treed mountainside in the background.
Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Tourism Mountain Trek named world’s best International Destination spa by Travel + Leisure

Ainsworth-based Mountain Trek is North America’s only mountain hiking­ based fitness retreat.

Picture of owner Erna Jenson, and her new business 'de-lights', a gelato shop in downtown Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Developments, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Part II: Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in Kimberley

New and exciting business ventures are changing the face of this increasingly hip mountain town.

Picture of patient in bed, with nurse taking blood pressure and another nurse checking IV fluid.
Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies thrilled to offer entire Bachelor of Nursing Program

College of the Rockies and University of Victoria are working together to ensure a smooth transition of the entire four-years of the Nursing program.

Mike Balance, Dale Donaldson, Christina Champlin and Cassandra Urbshas of Mallard's Source for Sports in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Financial, Health & Wellness, Retail, Tourism Influencing Nelson

Our research rewarded us with information about a few of Nelson’s most influential business people.

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Sparwood's Next Level Fitness, gym
Sparwood, Health & Wellness Taking Sparwood to the next level

Next Level Fitness is Sparwood's newest gym, and owner Katie Jackson couldn't be happier.

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