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Danielle Cameron is a writer and web editor for several publications. She has a weekly column with Kootenay Business called Biz Edge, where she profiles innovative companies in the East and West Kootenays. Danielle has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and English and is a Certified Herbal Practitioner. In addition to being an avid animal lover, she pursues interests including developing herbal formulae, fiction writing and spending quality time in the forests of B.C. She continually seeks to evolve both as a writer and as an herbal practitioner.

Most recent articles by Danielle Cameron

Derek Curlew sitting on a sofa with his wife and their new baby
West Kootenay, Trail Curlew’s Refrigeration has made its mark in the Kootenays

Derek Curlew answers some questions about his business and his life in Trail, B.C.

Four staff members of All Elements, including the owners Jaylene Holder and Kyle McKay
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business All Elements Industries is at home in the Creston Valley

Entrepreneurs Kyle McKay and Jaylene Holder have found their niche in the Kootenays.

Cory Muir took his lifelong fondness for animals and turned it into a successful business.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Animal Care, Small Business Cory’s Dog Grooming & Spa is here for your four-legged family members

Cory Muir took his lifelong fondness for animals and turned it into a successful business.

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.

Mark Baron is the owner of Integrated Apparel in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Retail, Small Business Quality creations

Mark Baron offers customized products and exceptional service at Integrated Apparel in Revelstoke, B.C.

Jen Comer has business savvy that has served Creston well.
East Kootenay, Creston Jen Comer is fostering community spirit

Jen Comer has taken her business knowledge and used it to make the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market thrive.

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.

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.

Aidan McLaren-Caux, Proprietor of AMC Naturals in Nakusp
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Aidan McLaren-Caux: Getting back to nature

Aidan McLaren-Caux was inspired to build a multi-faceted business after the birth of his beautiful twin daughters.

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.

Alicia Gray, owner of Bombshack in Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Alicia Gray: Finding the perfect balance

Alicia Gray decided to follow her heart—and so Bombshack in Rossland, B.C., was born.

Clint Eaton, owner/operator of Cranbrook Flooring Ltd. with his parents, Harold and Peggy Eaton.
Marie Milner photo
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, 40 Under 40 Clint Eaton: Keeping it in the family

Raised with the spirit of entrepreneurship, Clint Eaton has lived up to his parents’ legacy by taking the family business to new levels.

Rob Porter, of Just Liquid Sports in Cranbrook
Marie Milner photo
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Invermere, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Rob Porter is bringing outdoor recreationists together

The Kootenay waterways have inspired a booming business, owned by an avid outdoor recreation lover, Rob Porter.

Cayle Pasiechnyk has created a legacy with his Sparwood business.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, 40 Under 40 Cayle Pasiechnyk: Building a business from the ground up

Cayle Pasiechnyk started his landscaping work when he was young, and used his impressive skill set to build Elk Valley Greenhouse & Landscaping in Sparwood.

Slocan campground
West Kootenay, Slocan, Environment, Tourism The Village of Slocan is on the cusp of an eco-tourism boom

Once focused on forestry, Slocan is now evolving into an eco-tourism hot spot.

Roger and Wabie Quayle make a great team.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine Starbird Bakehouse is a sweet addition to Nelson, B.C.

If you have a hankering for something decadent, keep this popular Nelson bakery in mind.

Fairmont Ski Hill is a popular staycation location for Kootenay residents.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism What’s the best Kootenay winter getaway or activity?

Influential locals talk about their favourite things to do during winter in the Kootenays

Golovach is proud to take his family out on the alpine terrain. From left to right: Hunter, Bryce, Kristina and Tia.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism Explore Revelstoke’s alpine terrain

Gregory Golovach helps guests enjoy the mountain lifestyle with his Revelstoke business, Alpine Adventure Guide.

Heather Lewis has had great success with Fernie Athletic Therapy, and the business continues to grow.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Health & Wellness Getting clients back on their feet

Heather Lewis helps people recover from injuries with her business, Fernie Athletic Therapy.

The Zellstoff Celgar pulp mill in Castlegar, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Forestry Predictions for the pulp industry

Experts agree that there is likely to be a shift in pulp prices due to capacity exceeding demand.

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.

Julie Bellm is the proud owner of For Your Eyes Only.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business Open your eyes to a brand new look

Julie Bellm started her eyelash extension business and brought some more beauty to Kimberley, B.C.

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.

Visitors enjoying beer on tap at Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. in Revelstoke. 

Kirsten Armleder photo
Visit the top Kootenay breweries

Our region is home to some amazing local breweries - here are a few of our top choices.

Kootenay Horse & Carriage in Kaslo, BC
Kaslo, Small Business, Tourism Tour the Kootenays in style

Crystal Langford is the proud owner of Kootenay Horse & Carriage, and she takes guests through the most beautiful parts of the region with her four-legged Hero.

Students at College of the Rockies
Cranbrook, Education, Technology Building on a strong foundation

Funding from the provincial government will improve the educational experience of COTR students.

FR Rentals in Sparwood has received an award for its contribution to the mining industry.
Sparwood, Mining An award-worthy business in Sparwood

FR Rentals in Sparwood has received an award for its contribution to the mining industry.

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.

Greg and Meredith Chatelain are excited to pursue their Kootenay business.
Small Business, Tourism Loving it in the Kootenays

These entrepreneurs have started their venture in one of B.C.'s most beautiful locations.

Kathy and Dave Sutherland, owners of Dave's Hot Pepper Jelly in Invermere.
Photo courtesy Dave's Hot Pepper Jelly
Invermere, Cuisine Spicing up the Kootenays

Dave's Hot Pepper Jelly is a welcome addition to Invermere's culinary scene.

Kelly Smith, Cummins Western Canada's new branch manager.
Sparwood Attracted to the Kootenay lifestyle

Meet Kelly Smith, the new branch manager at Cummins Western Canada in Sparwood.

Kicking Horse resort
Top winter resorts in the Kootenays

These popular Kootenay resorts provide some of the best winter recreation opportunities.

Brisco Manufacturing
Cranbrook, Sparwood, Golden, Nelson, Salmo Top manufacturing companies in the Kootenays

These Kootenay businesses represent the peak of excellence in the manufacturing industry.

Handsels gift store in Nelson, B.C.
Nelson, Retail, Small Business Taking a hands-on approach

Handsels gift store is an eclectic shop with gifts and practical items to fit every lifestyle.

Laura Young, herbalist and wild craft artisan shop owner
Cranbrook, Agriculture, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Healing with heart

Nanny's Cupboard and Teahouse brings wild-crafted, organic, locally made herbal and artisan products to the Cranbrook community.

West Kootenay Tours provides everything from animal therapy to agriculture
Something for everyone

West Kootenay Tours provides everything from animal therapy to agriculture.

Developments Affordable housing is on its way

East Kootenay seniors can look forward to more budget-friendly housing in the near future.

Cranbrook BC clothing shop
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Revive your look

Revive Boutique is a welcome addition to Cranbrook, providing cutting-edge styles that appeal to a range of customers.

Birch and Lace owner Sara Jeffery
Revelstoke, Environment, Small Business Salon with a conscience

Birch and Lace just opened in October of 2014, and has been welcomed warmly by the Revelstoke community.

Universal Footwear in Revelstoke
Revelstoke, Retail, Small Business Go shoe shopping in Revelstoke

Malcolm and Debbie Bott own Universal Footwear in Revelstoke, and recently celebrated their 25th anniversary with the business.

Photo courtesy Dan McGifford in Cranbrook BC
Cranbrook, Small Business Customized creations to beautify your home

Appletree Woodworking in Cranbrook provides gorgeous custom pieces to give any space a wow factor.

SOAHC Estate Wines
Agriculture, Cuisine Winning wines

SOAHC Estate Wines earned a bronze medal at the 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada this year.

Kootenay Flooring owner Devin Kazakoff has extensive experience in his craft.
Invermere A new family-run enterprise

Kootenay Flooring opened in Invermere, B.C. this summer, and has been seeing considerable success.

Tilia Botanicals in Creston BC
Creston, Health & Wellness A blossoming business

Tilia Botanicals in Creston has been doing exceptionally well, and there are plenty of plans for the future.

Myra Duff in Castlegar
Castlegar, Health & Wellness Making a move

Yoga by Myra has moved to a new location, in Castlegar, B.C.

Judy Banfield, owner of Mountain Baby.
Nelson Caring for Kootenay kids

This family-oriented entrepreneur is taking in the Kootenay lifestyle with unbridled enthusiasm.

West Kootenay vet
Kaslo Top veterinary care near Kaslo

North Kootenay Veterinary Services is a top-quality clinic located just north of Kaslo, B.C.

Tanglefoot vet in Cranbrook, BC
Cranbrook A rewarding profession

Uli Helvoigt, owner of Tanglefoot Veterinary Services in Cranbrook, responded to our questions about her work and life.

Ian Cobb and Carrie Schafer
Cranbrook Bringing news to the East Kootenay

Popular daily news website, e-KNOW, was rewarded recently with a Best of Business award.

Mike Calder
Cranbrook, Financial Loving the Kootenay life

Mike Calder, a partner at BDO Canada LLP in Cranbrook, took the time to tell us about his work and lifestyle.