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Tom Thomson, Executive Director of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Nelson, BC

In this episode of Kootenay Business Podcast, publisher Keith Powell, talks with Tom Thomson, Executive Director of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce.

Metal Fabricator Foundation Program student Daniel Secor works on a year-end project in the new welding shop at Nelson’s Silver King Campus.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Students Spark New Era at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus

The first group of students to test out the future of the Silver King Campus got busy in the freshly completed welding shop.

Selkirk College Ceramics Studio students Sierra Kelly (right) and Marita Manson (middle) chat with an Amazing Race Canada producer prior to the contestants coming through Kootenay Studio Arts.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality Selkirk College featured in Amazing Race Canada

Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) was one of the featured stops for the popular reality television show.

The Robertson brothers incorporated stone, cedar and glulam beams into the structure of their new building.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments Taghum Shell has been spaciously souped-up

The Robertson brothers, owners of Taghum Shell, in Taghum B.C., have rebuilt the service station with glorious success

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An overhead view of Nelson Hydro power plant.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Technology Nelson Hydro celebrates Grand Opening of Nelson Community Solar Garden

The Community Solar Garden is now operational and supplying power to the Nelson Hydro power grid.

Tom Thomson, executive director of the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, is an advocate for the business community.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism News from the Nelson chamber

The Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce has a full agenda, including advocacy, research, collaboration, planning and support implementation.

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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.

Warfield’s Jinjoe Construction is one of the West Kootenay companies that helps Selkirk College trades students earn their Red Seal ticket. (L-R) Apprentice Levi Schwarzer, company owner Jonathan Jinjoe and carpentry Journeyperson James Benson are currently working on a residential retrofit in Rossland.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Selkirk College builds the foundation for carpenters

A trade that has a multitude of career paths, carpentry is key to building a stronger province.

Samonte Cruz working on his final projects for the upcoming KSA Year End Show & Sale that takes place in Nelson on June 23-24.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Kootenay Studio Arts at Selkirk College hosts year-end show

On June 23 and 24, students from five studios will showcase their concepts, designs and skill-sets at the annual KSA Year End Show & Sale.

Sydney Black is the executive director of the Nelson & District Arts Council.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Attracted by Nelson’s art

People want to live in a culturally relevant location—it’s a big part of the reason professionals come to live and work in Nelson. —Sydney Black

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Kootenay Cycling Adventures is based in beautiful Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Revelstoke, Small Business, Tourism Nelson’s bike trek deluxe

John Bowden of Nelson, B.C., is working to make group bicycle touring the next big thing in his region.

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Joy Barrett, cultural development officer for Nelson, B.C., and executive director of Castlegar Sculpturewalk, stands within “Sculpture Walk” by Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Hans Winter (2016).
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers The power of art in Nelson, B.C.

Joy Barrett combines creativity and hard-headed business sense in her work as cultural development officer for the City of Nelson, B.C.

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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

Deb Kozak, mayor of Nelson, enjoys the city's upgraded streetscape.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Tourism Historic charm meets 2017 tech in Nelson, B.C.

Upgraded esthetics and conveniences meet Nelson’s current needs while distinctive, historic architecture gives the city its timeless charm.

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Jeanne Shaw with her three border collies.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nelson, Slocan, Trail, Animal Care, Small Business Making a connection with man’s best friend

Jeanne Shaw uses her experience as a teacher and her passion for pets to help people understand what their dogs are trying to tell them.

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Torchlight logo
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Small Business Thy growler runneth over: Nelson’s Torchlight Brewing Company is expanding

Torchlight Brewing Company in Nelson has quintupled its size by moving to a new location

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A border collie performing agility.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Slocan, Animal Care Fun things to do with your dog that you’ve probably never heard of

Here are some ways you can have fun with your dog that will be of benefit to both you and your canine friend.

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West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragons take to the stage at Shambhala Music & Performance theatre

The event saw students pitch everything from automotive diagnostic apps to sophisticated branding companies, in a fast paced live show format.

Junior Dragons Den logo.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Financial, Small Business Join us for Junior Dragons Den!

Junior Dragons Den is a youth-based business competition that encourages entrepreneurial skills among students from Grade 7 to college and university level.

Kate and Matt Walker
East Kootenay, Invermere, West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Transitioning from the NHL to award-winning brewery owner

Matt and Kate Walker have shifted from life in the NHL to brewery owners in Nelson, B.C.

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Craig Swendson, owner/operator of Torchlight Brewing Co. in Nelson, BC
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Craig Swendson: Brewing in the Kootenays

Craig Swendson is the proud owner and operator of Torchlight Brewing Co., one of Nelson’s most flourishing businesses.

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Rob Little, General Manager Adventure hotel, Emperor Coffee, Louis Steakhouse in Nelson, BC.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Rob Little: Adventures in hospitality

Rob Little’s head for numbers and people serve him well as he manages the historic Adventure Hotel in Nelson, B.C.

by Kerry Shellborn
Mackenzie Hope, manager of Hall Printing in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, 40 Under 40 Mackenzie Hope: A mind for marketing

Mackenzie Hope manages Hall Printing in Nelson, using his considerable education, talents and experiences to enhance his success.

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(L to R) Scott, Cam and Shawn Robertson
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Scott, Shawn and Cam Robertson: Taghum team brother

Taghum Shell in Nelson has built up a fan-following, thanks to its trio of brothers that run the store

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A mother is reading a book to her young son.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Energy, Environment Celebrate Earth Hour by reading aloud by candlelight

Revive the lost art of reading aloud during Earth Hour—Saturday, March 25th starting at 8:30 p.m.

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Steven Thomson enjoys the challenges and diversity of his career, even sitting in the office, as he is here
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Energy, Environment, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Steven Thomson: Meet this maverick engineer

9dot Engineering Inc., based in Nelson, B.C., has talented innovators such as CEO Steven Thomson

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Owner Murray Floyd demonstrates Culligan new bottling facility and announces major expansion of his companies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook’s Culligan, Flaman Fitness & Beachcomber Hot Tubs expand to the West Kootenay

Cranbrook businessman Murray Floyd is pleased to announce expansion into the West Kootenays

Danny Rickaby.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality Nelson businessman Danny Rickaby mourned and missed

Originally from the Lethbridge area, Rickaby was well-known in the Nelson area for his enthusiastic spirit and business savvy.

Students in Selkirk College’s Integrated Environmental Planning Program have been working with the City of Nelson on Life and Environment Action plans.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Education Selkirk College students host open house on Nelson Life and Environment Action plans

Nelson’s various plans and studies have identified numerous areas for future study, research, plan development, and implementation.

A home by Nelson-based Ellenwood Homes.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate Finalists announced for the 25th Anniversary Georgie Awards

The Georgie Awards showcase the high quality and calibre of British Columbia's home building and renovation community.

Susan Clovechok (L) of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce and Jessica Fairhart of Imagine Kootenay are enthusiastic about regional collaboration.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Imagine Kootenay success

Imagine Kootenay promotes the region as a good place to work, a great place to invest and an amazing place to live.

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Logo for the Junior Dragons Den.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragons’ Den is coming to Nelson!

Talented young entrepreneurs throughout the West Kootenay and Boundary area who want to get their business idea off the ground are encouraged to apply.

Renée Jackson-Harper will teach English 111 with a special focus on Drawn & Dangerous: Graphic Imaginations, in Nelson this winter.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Drawn & Dangerous: offering at Selkirk College delves into graphic fiction

The course being offered at Selkirk College this winter brings graphic fiction to life for students eager to learn more about this pop-culture phenomenon.

Ingrid Hope, president/owner of Hall Printing, stands beside an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient printer that uses no processing chemicals or water.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Environment, Forestry Lightening its print on the planet

Hall Printing in Trail, B.C., won the Go Green Award from the local chamber of commerce

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Leslie Vissers, a computer programmer for AMEC, works from her home office in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Technology The lure of Nelson’s lifestyle

With only a dial-up connection, Leslie Vissers boldly moved from her traditional office to work from home, thousands of miles from her employer.

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Picture of Bob Falle holding the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Ski Council.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Selkirk College’s Bob Falle honoured with Canadian Ski Council Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Falle is a dedicated outdoor recreation and tourism professional on staff at Selkirk College for over 25 years.

Dianna Ducs is the executive director for Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism.
West Kootenay, Nelson Dianna Ducs

Dianna Ducs, executive director of Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism, is leading the way to a significant increase in tourism in her area.

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Doug Mann is the manufacturing director at Pacific Insight.
West Kootenay, Nelson Doug Mann

Doug Mann’s career in automotive engineering spans 35 years. He recently moved to Nelson to join Pacific Insight.

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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.

Kevin Cormack has been city manager for Nelson, B.C., since 2006.
West Kootenay, Nelson Kevin Cormack, Nelson city manager

Nelson’s city manager, Kevin Cormack, relies on both creativity and strong planning to continue the progress in his community.

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Jam Factory co-founders, Cameron and Deryk Wenaus stand in one area of their spacious new downtown Nelson co-working space.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology Working together

Nelson tech start-up creating innovative co-working space in historic Nelson building.

by Colin Payne
Scenic view of gondola.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism, Transportation Silver King Skyride proposed for Nelson

The non-profit organization called Silver King Skyride Development Association is made up of 6 local area residents.

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.

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Picture of sailboats in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Technology Nelson named as one of the World’s Smart21 Communities

A Smart Community is one that has taken steps to create an economy capable of prospering in an ever-changing technological world.

Well-know Nelson area couple, Karen and Chuck Bennett.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Real Estate From Newspapers to Home Sales

Well-known Nelson area couple, Karen and Chuck Bennett, have ventured into the real estate business with Coldwell Banker.

A Nissan Leaf is recharging at a unique electric car charging station at the Kettle River Museum Society in Midway. The charging station is located on the back of an old gasoline pump.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Energy, Environment, Transportation Filling in the geographic gap for electric car charging stations in the Kootenays

Shifting to electric cars is needed in the Kootenays as our current transportation accounts for 60 per cent of our total greenhouse gas emissions

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Sign for Backroads Brewing Company.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Award winning brewer Mike Kelly joins Nelson’s new Backroads Brewing Co.

Backroads Brewing Company is a start-up brewery located in the heart of Baker Street, in downtown Nelson.

The Backroads Brewing Company is excited to share their brews with Nelson and the West Kootenay. (From L to R) Brent Malysh-CEO, Mike Kelly-Brewmaster,  Tracey Brown-CFO.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Thirsty for a craft beer? This new brewery could be the one you’ve been looking for

Backroads Brewing Company in Nelson is almost ready to fill your hearts with cheer and your belly with beer

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John Belland, HR manager at Zellstoff Celgar.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Developments, Forestry Homegrown skilled labour

A variety of programs are filling the need for skilled labour in the Kootenays, with both high schools and colleges offering ways into the trades.

by Galadriel Watson
The renovated main pool, looking toward the new lifeguard room.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments Aquatic centre splashes back into action

The popular pool area in the Nelson and District Community Complex reopens after more than a year of renovations.

by Galadriel Watson

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