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(L to R) Randy Richmond and Ted Hall, owners of Spearhead Inc.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Kootenay Influencers Nelson influencers, 2018

Check here for an evolving list of the visionaries, innovators and implementers in Nelson’s business community.

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Owner of Kays Contracting, Matt Hanlon, poses with one of his contracting machines.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Small Business Kays Contracting in Nelson will get the job done

Kay Contracting in Nelson provides its customers with top-notch experiences (and results).

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The Revelstoke Visual Arts Society will install artworks in alleyways, like this concept photo.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Entertainment and Hospitality New basin art coming to communities

Columbia Basin Trust provides over $244,000 to 13 public art projects in 11 communities

Former Can-Filters building.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Real Estate, Retail Nelson’s Can-Filters closes and commercial building listed for sale

Can-Filters was purchased in October 2017 by international garden products giant, Hawthorne, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scott’s Miracle-Gro.

Two students getting off bus.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Transportation New trips added to Kootenay Connector transit route

Bus riders in the West Kootenay Regional Transit System will soon be able to choose new weekday trips between Nelson and Selkirk College in Castlegar.

Realtors Kevin Arcuri and Layla Precious.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate See a Nelson/Kootenay Lake real estate leader today!

If you are looking for real estate opportunities in the Nelson, Kootenay Lake or Regional District of Central Kootenay area, contact one of these realtors.

Selkirk College President Angus Graeme (right) and International Academic Pathways Officer Cyril Gavaghan of the Institute of Technology Tralee sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Ireland added to study abroad options at Selkirk College

Traveling abroad to study helps build on skills that post-secondary students can utilize in a rapidly changing world.

Michael Graeme, working in Peru.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Selkirk College alumnus secures prestigious national award

Michael Graeme was recently announced as one of ten 3M National Student Fellowship Award winners

Craig Luke is the operations manager and Alain Chiasson (R) is a new co-owner of Queen City Shuttle in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Tourism, Transportation Nelson’s fleet sustained

Queen City Shuttle & Charters has new owners and an assured future.

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Brad Pommen presents Smrt1 Technologies at the 2018 Tech Summit in Vancouver.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Technology, Kootenay Influencers Vending machines meet the Internet

Smrt1 Technologies combines the convenience of the vending machine with the retail reach of the Internet and the connectivity of cellphones.

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The Aspen Art Museum in Aspen, Colorado, has latice-like, woven wood cladding that admits light from all directions.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Spearhead Inc. enables beautiful architecture

Spearhead Inc. applies timeless materials, an age-old craft, ingenuity and advanced industrial technology to the world’s beautiful architecture.

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Chris Holt of Lakewood Landscaping
West Kootenay, Nelson, Agriculture, Education, Environment Xeriscaping: You, me and the blue, part two

Xeriscapic landscaping uses plants that thrive in our natural environment. Here are seven tips for creating a low-maintenance yard.

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Picture of Golden's Whitetooth Brewing Company beer.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Cuisine Kootenay craft breweries capture medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards

The Canadian Brewing Awards is Canada’s national competition for judging the quality of Canadian manufactured beer.

A picture of the window of Zinnia Textiles.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Nelson welcomes Zinnia Textiles — a shop honouring makers and materials

A few of the lines available at Zinnia include the internationally renowned Nomads Hempwear, based in the Slocan Valley and Smoking Lily from Victoria.

Bob Hellman, paddling on Kootenay Lake in one of his own canoes
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Hellman Canoe & Kayak—a passion project

Bob Hellman has an enduring love for paddling and for Canada’s wilderness, and his business keeps him connected to that passion.

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Tom Thomson , executive director of the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, appreciates the upgrades  to the chamber's new home in the former CP Rail station.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Meeting needs for Nelson’s businesses

Tom Thomson is dedicated to learning about the needs of the business community in Nelson and advocating to get those needs met.

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A new building being built in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments New multi-story building rises in Nelson with commercial opportunities

The new building, currently under construction in Nelson, comes with two open concept units.

Car accident.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Transportation Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in the Kootenays

It would appear that whenever a major thoroughfare like Highway #3 connects with adjoining streets the potential for crashes climbs substantially.

Picture of Samurai Hardwoood's new showroom.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Samurai Hardwood Flooring has new showroom in Nelson

Niki and Sunny Wood are the owners/operators of Samurai Hardwood Flooring in Nelson.

An artist's rendition of the new Neapolitan-style pizzeria.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality New Neapolitan style pizzeria coming to Nelson’s Baker Street

A complete floor-to-ceiling renovation of the space is currently underway as it is transformed into a new Neapolitan-inspired pizzeria.

Social Room Interiors storefront.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Social Room Interior relocates to Vernon Street in Nelson

Nelson’s Social Room Interiors has moved to 619 Vernon Street in the Queen City.

The former Kootenay Co-op building in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments Former Kootenay Co-Op building in Nelson sold

Word on the street is that Shambhala Festival owner and operator Jimmy Bundschuh has purchased the former Kootenay Co-Op building in Nelson.

Eagle Graphite has also operated a graphite operation in the Slocan region for a number of years.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson, Mining Eagle Plains acquires high-grade B.C. graphite property

The 711 ha, road-accessible Slocan Graphite Project is located 32 km northeast of Nelson, British Columbia and is owned 100% by Eagle Plains.

Tom Wayman
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality Noted author Tom Wayman launches new book “34 Years Later”

The launch of a collection of essays by West Kootenay author Tom Wayman on Tuesday, May 1 will feature readings and a musical performance.

Dan Wall is the owner and communications consultant at Firelight Communications.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Illuminating communications through Firelight

Dan Wall coaches businesses on how to communicate effectively with his company, Firelight Communications, in Nelson, B.C.

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Esi Edugyan and Steven Price.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality Elephant Mountain Literary Festival virtual box office opens

Tickets are now on sale for the 7th annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, July 12 – 15 in Nelson.

Genevieve Robertson, new Executive Director at the Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality New executive director at Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson

Robertson is excited to build on the momentum generated from Oxygen’s twelve-year span as the only rural artist run centre in the region.

One of the courses features chainsaw Vancouver Island artist Kevin Lewis who will spend three days teaching skills on the Tenth Street Campus.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality Selkirk College introduces Nelson Summer Arts Series

There are 13 courses included in the Nelson Summer Art Series that span a range of disciplines which are taught by working artists from around the province.

MLA Michelle Mungall presents Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Kootenay with a $100,000 grant from the BC Rural Dividend Program.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial BC Rural Dividend Program Grants boost to Kootenays & Nelson Innovation Centre

The rural dividend encourages economic diversification, innovation, sustainability and collaboration, and recognizes the diverse needs of individual communities

At $11.3-million the project will be funded through BC Housing with additional funding coming from funding bodies like the Columbia Basin Trust, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the Nelson CARES Society.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments 47 Unit—$11.3M Affordable Housing Project Set To Go In Nelson

B.C. Housing awarded $6,300,300 in funding to a Nelson CARES project that will build 47 units of affordable housing

Dr. Leroy Little Bear, founding director of Harvard University’s Native American Program.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, First Nations Selkirk College welcomes Dr. Leroy Little Bear

Dr. Leroy Little Bear, Blackfoot scientist, professor emeritus, and distinguished scholar will speak in Nelson about Indigenous worldview in education, April 4.

A staff photo of Spearhead Timberworks staff at the their production facility located at 4655 HIghway 3A
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Spearhead Timberworks Garners Nelson Business of the Year Honours

The Nelson Chamber of Commerce recently held their annual excellence awards banquet at the Hume Hotel in downtown Nelson.

Jacey Paton in a field, smiling with her camera
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Jacey Paton

Jacey Paton is a gifted photographer and a devoted volunteer in her community.

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Tanya Finley at her bar and grill
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Tanya Finley

This young entrepreneur runs Finley’s Bar and Grill and Sage Tapas & Wine Bar in Nelson, B.C.

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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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Volunteers with the North Kootenay Lake Water Monitoring Program measure the snowpack.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Environment Special equipment helps researchers discover secrets in the snowpack

FortisBC’s Community Investment program has helped to fund a snowtube, a specialized piece of equipment used to collect core samples from snowpacks.

by Tanya Laing Gahr
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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GeoLyn Mantei is the CEO at Moda Partners, chair at Kootenay Quick Shot Media and founder of Muddy Stiletto.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology, 40 Under 40 GeoLyn Mantei

GeoLyn Mantei of Nelson is a motivational speaker, a successful entrepreneur, a mother and an inspiration to women everywhere.

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Wabie Quayle of Nelson is making a great success of her business, Starbird Bakehouse
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Wabie Quayle

Wabie Quayle of Starbird Bakehouse creates exquisite feasts for the eye as well as the palate.

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Selkirk College Millwright/Machinist Foundation Program students (L-R) Darren Mederios, Greyson Kozakevich and Guy Vercillo are members of the first cohort to use the newly renovated shop spaces at Nelson’s Silver King Campus.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Technology Selkirk College Trades students settle into renovated shop spaces

Selkirk College is now accepting applications for the upcoming February start in three different programs.

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.

Students in Selkirk College’s Carpentry Foundation Program have been busy putting together the pieces of a pair of ice rinks for the Blewett Conservation Society which will be assembled at the Morning Mountain Recreational Area just west of Nelson in December.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Education Selkirk College Carpentry class helps Blewett outdoor rink project

A new winter recreation amenity will soon be available in the region when the Blewett Conservation Society's outdoor rink project is completed.

Two students smile while in attendance at an export workshop
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Small Business The DOs and DON’Ts of export navigation

Navigating the complexities of exporting your business is easier with the help of Community Futures’ export advisor, Michael Hoher

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Danny Rickaby, who passed away early in 2017, was the managing partner at the Adventure Hotel in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Top 10 Business People Danny Rickaby

In posthumous recognition of Danny Rickaby’s years of influence in Nelson, we include him on our list of 2018’s Top 10 Kootenay business people.

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Whitewater Ski Resort sign.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Evolution of Nelson’s Whitewater Resort Continues

The big news at Nelson's Whitewater Resort is the installation and operation of their new Summit Chairlift, which is a Leitner-Poma fixed-grip quad.

Jimmy Bundschuh, owner of the Savoy Hotel in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Bundschuh sets the stage

Jimmy Bundschuh is most comfortable working behind the scenes, but recognizes that the scope of his business has made him a regional influencer.

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Don Macdonald (left) and Allison Girvan (right) create the sound of a 20-voice choir in the new release of choral music title breaTH. The 10-track album was recorded in the couple’s home studio in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality Selkirk College music program instructor releases breaTH

Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program instructor Don Macdonald and his wife Allison Girvan provide all the vocals on the 10-track album

Barry Marsh stands in his store, Bears Furniture and Appliances.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business From Sears to Bears

Sears in Nelson, B.C., is undergoing a transformation to Bears Furniture and Appliances thanks to owner Barry Marsh

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