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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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Vince DeVito Shoes is a 90-year-old, fourth-generation family business in Nelson, B.C.
Nelson, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Five over 50 in Nelson B.C.

Surviving five decades and more, these Nelson businesses are a tribute to determination, adaptability and loyalty.

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Practitioners at the Full Circle Health Centre are excited to have a newly re-opened clinic to serve their clients.
Creston, Health & Wellness Moving forward at Full Circle Health Centre

The Full Circle Health Centre in Creston, B.C., has welcomed new practitioners and is now qualified as a traditional Chinese medicine centre

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Tammy Bessant manufactures a self-formulated line of chemical- and toxin-free skin care products called EarthWear Face & Body.
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism News from EarthWear

Lovely, locally made EarthWear Face & Body Products will be a house brand at a prestigious new spa near Cranbrook, B.C.

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Allan Broom, the Kootenay Co-op's newest general manager, stands outside the store's 225 Baker Street location which will soon be a place of the past.
Nelson, Developments, Health & Wellness Introducing the Kootenay Co-op’s new general manager — Allan Broom

From international big business to Nelson’s premier health food store Allan Broom has returned home to help guide the Kootenay Co-op into their new store.

by Louis Bockner
Russell Precious (left) and Deirdre Lang — co-project managers of the Nelson Commons development — stand in front of the nearly completed building that will serve as both a new store for the Kootenay Co-op and home to 54 condo owners.
Nelson, Developments, Health & Wellness Nelson Commons: co-op, condos and more

Nelson’s Kootenay Co-op has become a developer as well as health food store, and will be welcoming new neighbours at the Nelson Commons

by Louis Bockner
College of the Rockies instructor Rachel Beck.
Cranbrook, Creston, Cuisine, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies co-sponsoring Herb Conference in Creston

The theme of this year’s conference is Herbs: A Part of Everyday Life and celebrates the centuries-old tradition of using herbs for food and medicine.

Picture of Livia Lara, new manager of the Cranbrook Farmer's Market, and Erna Jensen, previous manager.
Cranbrook, Agriculture, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Cranbrook Farmer’s Market has new manager

Livia Lara will be taking over as manager of the popular downtown Cranbrook market starting in June.

Chantel Delaney is standing in front of the Sprout Grocery sign with birch tree wallpaper on the wall.
Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business Sprout Grocery is uprooted to Kimberley’s Platzl

Sprout Grocery in Kimberley, B.C., has a new owner and a new location

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Marlene Vale, owner and movement facilitator at the Castle on First.
Fernie, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Marlene Vale

Seeing a need for a collaborative space, Marlene Vale got other fitness leaders on board to create an active centre that offers over 27 fitness classes a week.

Jakki Van Hemert, owner/operator of Heart & Soul Tae Kwon Do
Trail, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Jakki Van Hemert

Jakki Van Hemert’s goal is to help others overcome their own fears

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

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Graphic of Arq Mountain Centre.
Cranbrook, Developments, Financial, Health & Wellness, Tourism Arq meets Indiegogo: Local climbing gym turns to crowdsource funding to finish project

The facility will feature state-of-the-art climbing walls, a fitness area, kid specific walls and playground, wellness, food and beverage.

Kari Asselin, owner and creator of OM Organics Boutique Apothecary
Invermere, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Kari Asselin

Kari Asselin creates organic skin care products.

Lars Noack, owner of Desk & Chair Office Solutions.
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business Bringing healthier workplaces to the Kootenays

Desk & Chair Office Solutions offers many practical and affordable solutions that are designed to encourage a healthy work environment.

Martina Danzer with members of her healing herd.
Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business Making magic

Martina Danzer encourages people to step off the beaten track and connect with horses on a deeply personal and spiritual level.

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Picture of nurse in pink scrubs.
Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies nursing students holding Health Fair

Students at eight booths will provide information on eight different health issues with topics that will appeal to a wide audience.

As manager of Evolution Health & Fitness in Fernie, B.C., Deanne Milley has found a role that fits her interests and lifestyle
Fernie, Health & Wellness Keeping fit in life and on the job

As manager of Evolution Health & Fitness in Fernie, B.C., Deanne Milley has found a role that fits her interests and lifestyle.

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An inside photo of the bikes in Soard Cycle Studio.
Fernie, Health & Wellness Take a spin

Soar Cycle Studio opens in Castle on First

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Kootenay Kombucha owner Lavinia Lidstone shows off her successful keg and growler system in Ellison's Cafe in Nelson, B.C., where customers can get her delicious health drink on tap.
Nelson, Health & Wellness Business is brewing in Nelson, B.C.

For the past year Kootenay Kombucha has been winning over health-conscious people across the Kootenays and beyond with its unique flavours and growler system.

by Louis Bockner
Jamie Latkin, owner of Biggest Little Fruit Stand in Castlegar, B.C.
Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Small Business Farm-to-table freshness delivered at Biggest Little Fruit Stand

Jamie Latkin has progressed from selling asparagus from the back of his truck to a year-round store and three seasonal locations.

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Chelsea McCormack strikes a standing pose in her new yoga studio, The Inner Roar.
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Celebrate being yourself

The Inner Roar is a new yoga studio in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Owner Alan Bowler stands in front of his store, Root For Me, in Marysville, B.C.
Kimberley, Agriculture, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business Marysville store wins environmental award from the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce

Root For Me in Marysville, B.C., won an Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award from the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce

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