Kimberly Shellborn’s writer profile

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Kim is the editorial coordinator at Koocanusa Publications. She recently returned to the Kootenays after 15 years in Spain, where she taught English and got to know the food and wine regions of the country. When she’s not writing or taking photographs, she can be found showing her husband and two children all the backcountry trails that she longed for while in Europe. 

Most recent articles by Kimberly Shellborn

Tom and Kathy Frauley, owners and cooks at Dawn's Early Rising Cafe in Castlegar, stand outside their restaurant.
Castlegar, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Sunshine and flavour

Come sit down at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe for a family meal

The outside and patio of Big Bang Bagels in Fernie, B.C.
Fernie, Cuisine Get a bang out of your bagel

Taste the quality and freshness in a Big Bang Bagel.

The Patio overlooking Kootenay Lake at Finley's Bar & Grill.
Nelson, Cuisine, Tourism Homemade food enjoyed in a patio setting

What do you look for in a restaurant—trendy and fun atmosphere, or delicious homemade food? Finley's Bar and Grill has both.

A smiling receptionist at an office.
Cranbrook, Real Estate Office decorating tips

How can you achieve a warm, comfortable and welcoming office?

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

A group of business women standing,
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Influential Women in Business 2016 Influential Women in Business Awards

Kootenay Business Magazine presents the 2016 list of Women in Business nominations

Sal Salame, owner of Rocky's Donair Cranbrook, slicing beef for a Donair.
Cranbrook, Cuisine One year and counting for Rocky’s Donair in Cranbrook, B.C.

Rocky's Donair introduced donairs to Cranbrook a year ago.

A Spirea shrub hanging over a rock wall.
Fernie, Kimberley, Real Estate How to create a beautiful low-maintenance yard

With a little bit of planning and forethought you can have a beautiful yard, but not have to spend hours a day maintaining it

A view of the house from the pool.
Invermere, Real Estate The Kootenays’ most intriguing home is for sale

A 4,178-square-foot, 4-bedroom, ultra-modern masterpiece.

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

Soar Cycle Studio opens in Castle on First

Jessica Curran, owner of Primary Choice Homes in Nelson, B.C.
Nelson, Real Estate Could rent-to-own make it possible for you to purchase a home?

A house is more than just a building made of wood or brick, it’s financial stability, peace of mind and most of all it’s your family’s future.

Sydney and Taylor Salvador are standing in front of their Chopsticks Truck.
Fernie, Cuisine, Small Business Foodies in Fernie

Food trucks that are taking other North American cities by storm have arrived in the Kootenays.

Chris Earle and Crystal Dillabough in their downtown Cranbrook location of The Baker Street Café
Cranbrook, Small Business The Baker Street Café is opening a second location

Same great homemade taste—now available in a second location

A modern office with only a laptop computer and flowers on top of the desk.
Cranbrook, Real Estate Space planning for your business

Having a relaxed, calm atmosphere to welcome your clients is crucial

A living room with a white corner sofa, black book shelf and coffee table, and red cushions and accessories
Cranbrook, Real Estate Make your space work for you

How can you make the best possible use of space in your home?

A young florist reading a book in a flower shop.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Castlegar, Golden, Nelson, Small Business Who’s reading what?

Books, pod casts, magazines or blogs? What is the go-to for Kootenay Business people?

One of Integra Air's Jetstream 3100 jets sitting on the tarmac at Cranbrook Rockies International Airport.
Cranbrook, Transportation Luxury flights on a budget

Integra Air offers the opportunity to have the corporate jet feel at an affordable price.

Lisa Nicole, a Kootenay country talent.
Castlegar Kootenay fresh: Lisa Nicole is a rising country artist

Lisa Nicole won the BCCMA Artist Development Project in September 2015

Keiko Lee-Hem sits at the UpUp Play Tower with her son, Eli.
Nelson, Retail Kickstart the fun for kids with an UpUp Play Tower

The UpUp Play Tower combines a standing desk, jungle gym and play space in one attractive and compact piece of furniture.

A fireplace in a basement.
Castlegar, Real Estate Why winter is a great time to do renovations

Winter is a perfect time to get some projects done that you don't have time for in the busy summer months.

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.

Val Field, executive director of the Kootenay Gallery of Art, History & Science.
Castlegar Culture in Castlegar

The Kootenay Gallery of Arts, History & Science offers ongoing exhibitions.

Emily Beaumont, REALTOR® at Royal LaPage in Revelstoke, B.C.
Revelstoke, Real Estate Nine tips to get your home ready to sell

The best strategies to make your home ready to put on the market (and get the best price).

Megan Lescanec stands next to some baby clothes in her store, the Bumble Tree.
Cranbrook, Environment, Retail, Small Business The Bumble Tree in Cranbrook keeps our kids outfitted

Unique, eco-friendly options for babies and children are offered at the Bumble Tree

A Modern Mountain Alpine home design that includes a steep sloped roof, the combination of rock and wood work decoration and large glass windows.
Invermere, Developments Behind the scenes in architectural design

There is no typical day in architectural design. There is lots of hard work, but also many rewards.

A home built by Kodiak Homes, set up on a property.
Cranbrook, Real Estate Modular is a viable option for anyone thinking of building a home

Modular homes are built off-site and transported to their permanent location, saving money and time.

Jo Anne and Patrick Burke standing on the veranda of their Bed and Breakfast, the Old Nurses Residence, in Fernie B.C.
Fernie, Tourism Fernie bed and breakfast hosts visitors from all over the globe

You never know who might be sitting down with you for breakfast at the Old Nurses Residence.

The new Sherwin-Williams store in Cranbrook.
Choosing paint colours for your home

Here are seven tips for picking a shade you can live with and love.

Christie and Menno Dueck standing in front of their Fisher Peak Camping & Trailer Rentals sign.
Cranbrook, Tourism Fisher Peak Camping and Trailer Rentals gets a new home

Christie and Menno Dueck move their business to a prime location on Highway 3 in Cranbrook.

A deck by Rigby Built Construction, complete with a pergola, hot tub, and dining and living areas.
Real Estate Bringing the indoors outside

Outdoor living spaces can range from a couple of chairs on the terrace to an elaborate backyard oasis.

A forest fire raging though a stand of trees.
Cranbrook, Forestry, Real Estate How to protect your home from a forest fire

A few simple steps you can take to protect your home from wildfire.

An artist rendition Nelson Landing with the marina in the forground.
Nelson, Developments, Real Estate Nelson Landing: ready to build

Nelson Landing plans to start construction on eight townhomes this July.

Yellow daisies in the forground, with Mt. Fisher and the steeples slightly blured in the background.
Cranbrook, Real Estate River’s Crossing is a premier mountain community

River's Crossing is surrounded by nature, yet only 10 minutes from Starbucks

Family-style European inn with cloud-covered mountains in the background and blue sky above
Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Christina Lake, Golden, Nelson, Real Estate Luxury homes in the Kootenays

Top 20 most expensive homes for sale in the Kootenays in 2015

A sign on a lawn says
Four tips for successfully marketing an open house

Use creative marketing to get people through the door.

The Ross family home at Forest Crowne, Kimberley B.C.
Kimberley, Developments Residents of Forest Crowne love the lifestyle

Living in Forest Crowne is like living in a picture postcard.

A bedroom that has been staged.  It has neutral colours on the walls, has no blinds or curtains, and no personal details on the walls.
Why staging your home can get you a better sale

Staging is the best short term investment a seller can make.

Timberline lodge in Fernie bc
Fernie, Developments Fernie’s Snow Pines development sells out in 24 hours — prior to launch

Fernie is the hub in Canada for lifestyle mountain recreation including world-class skiing and summer adventure.

Downtown fernie with the backdrop of a snowy ski hill.
Fernie, Tourism Tourists flock to rural B.C. towns

Powder Matt talks about how Fernie attracts tourists

Chairs on a deck overlooking a tranquil lake.
Pros and cons of a vacation home

7 things to think about when buying a vacation home

Laura Oleksow (L) and Jessica Riley (R) are the new owners of Spa 901.
Fernie, Health & Wellness New owners at Spa 901

Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley are enthusiastic and excited to be taking over the ownership of Spa 901

Fernie Alpine Resort in the summer.
Fernie, Developments, Real Estate Snow Pines sold out before its launch

Fernie is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after places to live in the Canadian Rockies.

Jessica Riley (R) and Laura Oleksow (L), the new owners of Spa 901, in Fernie, B.C.
Fernie, Health & Wellness Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley are the new owners of Spa 901

Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley are enthusiastic and excited to be taking over the ownership of Spa 901

A view of the CVCHS project under construction from the outside.  The siding still needs to be added and the deck needs to be completed.
First affordable housing project near completion in Creston

Creston needs affordable housing for its families.

Nancy Cataford's home based commercial kitchen where she plans and makes meals for diabetics.
The Diabetic Diner makes meals for the diabetic diet

Nancy Cataford makes meals that cater to the diabetic diet

Chris Earle and Crystal Dillabough in front of the window at the newly opened Baker Street Cafe.
Living a dream at the Baker Street Cafe

Crystal Dillabough and Chris Earle have opened Baker Street Cafe in Cranbrook, B.C.

Scott Deydey of Wigwam Media fly fishing on his down time.
Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood, Small Business A Wigwam river runs through it

Fernie’s Scott Deydey uses his love of fly fishing to spark creativity as a web designer.