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Kyle Born is a writer for Kootenay Business and his initials match that of the magazine—it must be fate that brought them together. Kyle enjoys writing in an engaging way as if you were having a conversation with him. He specializes in storytelling and isn’t afraid of asking the hard questions such as, “Where is your bathroom? I really need to go.” Kyle has held a variety of job titles through the years: radio announcer, voice actor, English teacher, delivery driver, missionary, wedding DJ, comedian and several other things that he may have forgotten because his memory isn’t always the best, which is why he writes things down. Kyle is from Abbotsford, B.C., but now lives in Cranbrook, B.C. with his super-amazing wife, Becky. They don’t have any pets because Kyle has allergies but if he sees you walking your dog he will stop and pet it because dogs are cool. 

Most recent articles by Kyle Born

Dan Moberg (centre) is owner, manager, labourer, janitor and CEO of Kootenay Insulation Systems Ltd.
East Kootenay, Creston, Fernie, Developments The codes, they are a-changin’

Find out what you need to know about the BC Energy Step Code from Dan Moberg, CEO of Kootenay Insulation Systems Ltd.

The Ground Floor Co-working Space interior is shown with a large staircase.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Share space. Create opportunity.

The Ground Floor Co-working Space is a social enterprise of Community Futures East Kootenay in Cranbrook, B.C.

Lindsay Reynolds smiles in her store, Three Sisters Day Spa.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, 40 Under 40 Lindsay Reynolds

Lindsay Reynolds, owner of Three Sisters Day Spa in Fernie, B.C., pampers her guests with Aveda-exclusive care

Chantel Vincent smiles in her store.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Chantel Vincent

Chantel Vincent, owner of Freyja Lifestyle Fashion in Fernie, B.C., provides trendy clothes to women in the Kootenays

Siobhan O'Connor smiles for a photo.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism, 40 Under 40 Siobhan O’Connor

Siobhan O'Connor, retail and guest services manager at of Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, has guided the company to new heights

Nicole Kauffman poses next to a Cap-it sign
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, 40 Under 40 Nicole Kauffman

Nicole Kauffman, owner of Cap-it Cranbrook, keeps truck users stocked with everything they need

Kristie Norquay smiles for a photo
West Kootenay, Golden, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Kristie Norquay

Kristie Norquay takes a holistic approach to wellness, integrating yoga philosophy with physiotherapy at Element Therapeutics and Golden Lotus Yoga Studio

Dr. Kristy Dennison stands in front of Castlegar Veterinary Hospital with a dog.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Animal Care Furry friends find comfort in Castlegar

Dr. Kristy Dennison, veterinarian and owner of Castlegar Veterinary Hospital, practises patience with her four-legged patients

David Read stands next to a Jeep
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40 David Read

David Read’s business, Valley Hawk Security, offers safety to the Columbia Valley

Ryan Doehle stands next to a computer
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Technology, 40 Under 40 Ryan Doehle

Ryan Doehle, CEO of Isosceles in Cranbrook, B.C., offers computer retail sales, computer service and support.

Lavinia Lidstone sits near a waterfall
West Kootenay, Slocan, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, 40 Under 40 Lavinia Lidstone

Lavinia Lidstone’s Slocan Valley business, Kootenay Kombucha, is good for guts

Mike and Melissa MacKay own Cinch Homes in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate, 40 Under 40 Mike and Melissa MacKay

Mike and Melissa MacKay, owners of Cinch Homes in Fernie, B.C., provide high-quality, affordable housing options in the Elk Valley and surrounding areas

Dr. Katelyn Mudry poses for a photo
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business New naturopathy clinic in Cranbrook

Dr. Katelyn Mudry has opened her own Naturopathic Medicine clinic in Cranbrook, B.C.

(L to R) Tony Wagner and Markus Doerner, owners of Flook Digital Media pose with one of their digital sign boards.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business What a Flook!

It’s no fluke: Flook Digital Media is chalking up sales around the world with their “Plug & Play” custom-developed digital sign boards

Adrienne Gerein is a Certified Interior Decorator and True Color Expert in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Interior design trends in 2018

Adrienne Gerein, a Certified Interior Decorator and True Color Expert in Cranbrook, B.C., offers advice about new builds and renovations

Dave Earle is the new president and CEO of the BC Trucking Association.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation One-on-one with BC Trucking Association’s new president, Dave Earle

From self-driving vehicles to driver shortages, new BCTA president Dave Earle discusses where the trucking industry is going

Kimberly Coates is the director of member engagement for LandlordBC.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate 3 DO’s and 1 DON’T for landlords and property managers to adhere to

Kimberly Coates of LandlordBC explains how landlords and property managers should handle their assets and renters

An exterior aspect of the process shows the pulp storage tower (centre), along with the maintenance, power and recovery, and pulping process offices (lower right). Excess thermal energy is released to the environment in the form of steam energy.
East Kootenay, Forestry Skookumchuck Pulp Inc. celebrates 50 years in operation

Despite being one of the smallest mills in B.C., Skookumchuck Pulp Inc. has survived and thrived for the past 50 years

The tall vessel in the centre is the continuous Kamyr digester in which wood chips are surrounded by alkaline liquor and “cooked” at high temperature for a couple of hours. This cooking process digests (breaks down) the lignin (or glue) which holds the cellulose fibres together. Pulp is then blown out at the bottom of the digester.
East Kootenay, Forestry An exclusive look inside Skookumchuck Pulp Inc.

Take a peek at the inner workings of a pulp mill with this photo essay of Skookumchuck Pulp Inc.

Taken on a cold winter day, this photo shows the wood chip piles in the background. In the centre, we see chlorine dioxide storage towers. Above these is the inclined “long belt,” which transports screened wood chips to the chip bin.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Forestry The timeline: 50 years at Skookumchuck Pulp Inc.

Skookumchuck Pulp Inc. has undergone several significant changes over the past half-century

40 under 40.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Nominations are open for Kootenay Business’s 3rd annual 40 under 40 list

Kootenay Business is shining a spotlight on the young entrepreneurs of the Kootenays with our latest 40 under 40 list

The front of Overwaitea Foods in Kimberley is pictured
East Kootenay, Creston, Kimberley, Retail Overwaitea to Save-On

Overwaitea Foods stores in Kimberley and Creston have rebranded to Save-On-Foods

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

Superstore in Cranbrook is pictured with a sign in the forefront for Click and Collect parking
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Click and Collect your groceries

The Real Canadian Superstore in Cranbrook is making grocery shopping more convenient than ever before

(L to R) Kyle Hamilton and Jude Smith are portrayed in black and white against a pink and purple background
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business Marketing made “birr”-fect

Kootenay businesses benefit from a new marketing company called birr in Fernie, B.C.

Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism How to run or attend an outstanding conference

Renné Hooper from Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge gives practical advice about how to plan a prosperous symposium

A man grabs at his back in pain while sitting at a desk
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Get back on track with these back-saving tips

Dial back your back pain with expert knowledge from Andrew Burkholder of Creekside Physiotherapy in Marysville, B.C.

Suzanne Thompson stands in Kootenay Therapy Center.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Top 10 Business People Suzanne Thompson

Suzanne Thompson is a 30-year physiotherapy veteran, owner of Kootenay Therapy Center and a 2018 Top 10 Business Person

Andrew Hayden and Jillian Rutherford stand together in their distillery.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Local Spirit. Distilled.

Fernie Distillers is the first licensed craft distillery in Fernie, B.C.

Mike McPhee on a mountain
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Top 10 Business People Mike McPhee

The director of sales and marketing at Island Lake Lodge, Mike McPhee, has taken the business to mountainous new heights thanks to his creative ingenuity

Allissa Keane headshot
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Top 10 Business People Allissa Keane

The owner of Fruition Wellness, Allissa Keane, is healing East Kootenay residents via acupuncture

Tristen Chernove stands in the Kootenay Rockies International Airport
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism, Transportation Calgary to Cranbrook in a convenient package

WestJet Link is a new service that offers inexpensive and more frequent flights from Calgary to Cranbrook

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

Kayla Sebastian stands in front of her store signage
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Cuisine, Small Business, Top 10 Business People Kayla Sebastian

The Wooden Spoon in Grand Forks is attaining acclaim and so is its owner and chef, Kayla Sebastian

Idle machinery sits in an interface logged forest
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Forestry Gold Creek’s fire-prevention plan in action

After a devastating year of forest fires across B.C., Canfor is interface logging to negate potential threats

A large Komatsu dump truck works in a quarry
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Mining Japanese equipment giant Komatsu acquires Joy Global

Joy Global in Sparwood, B.C., has been acquired by Komatsu

(L to R) Eric Lapointe (co-manager of AG Valley Foods), Greg Lapointe (co-manager of AG Valley Foods), Ian Dickson (Associated Grocers wholesaler), Sydney-Anne Porter (owner/operator of AG Valley Foods) and Larry Chmielewski (Associated Grocers wholesaler).
East Kootenay, Invermere, Retail, Small Business East Kootenay business wins big at the academy awards of the grocery world

AG Valley Foods in Invermere, B.C., won the 2017 Independent Grocer of the Year silver award

A wooden structure is under construction
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness Spacious fitness with a new view

Trevor Zak, Fitness Inc. CEO, is excited about the company’s new facility in Cranbrook, B.C.

Dale Felhauer smiles for a photo
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Heavy equipment sales produce a heavy-duty award

Dale Felhauer, general manager of Inland in Cranbrook, B.C., continues to guide the company to the pinnacle of heavy equipment sales

Jared Brand is the owner of J. Brand Painting in Nelson and is pictured here with his wife, Crystal.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business J. Brand Painting earns an award dipped in gold

Jared Brand, owner of J. Brand Painting, has cultivated a stellar reputation and strong relationships within his hometown of Nelson, B.C.

(L to R) Alden, Mark, Sarah and Grace Yancey sit on a helicopter
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business, Tourism Boulder Hut Adventures welcomes voyagers to the Purcell Mountains near Kimberley, B.C.

Mark Yancey, owner of Boulder Hut Adventures, discusses what’s changing within the skiing tourism industry

(L to R) Murray Kimber, owner and creative director, Tori Lotecki, client services and production lead, and Stephanie Delnea, senior designer, make up the Speedpro Signs team in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Speedpro Signs supersizes business messages

Murray Kimber, owner and creative director of Speedpro Signs in Nelson, B.C., has big ideas and knows the right way to wrap up anything

Works of art are displayed to visitors at Adrian Wagner Studio
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Shooting and showcasing creative content

Adrian Wagner Studio is a new business and showroom for creative photographic works in Nelson, B.C.

Jim Hymer stands in front of his truck
West Kootenay, Salmo, Transportation Winter driving: Before you go, take the advice of a seasoned Sutco pro

Jim Hymer, a 47-year veteran in the transportation industry, shares his wisdom on how to stay safe on the road this winter

An excavator digs a deep trench where a road used to be.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments Welcome to the family, West Fernie

Phase 2 of the West Fernie Servicing and Restructure project is nearing completion

(L to R) Marie Milner, Kirsten Armleder, Sandra Albers, Kyle Born, Virginia Rasch and Julie Matchett celebrate a day of teambuilding with Life Roots Consulting’s Lego Serious Play.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Building a better business with Lego bricks

Krystal Oleson, owner of Life Roots Consulting in Cranbrook, constructs workplace collaboration through Lego Serious Play

Brendan and Paige Mulder run their new restaurant, Mulder’s, in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine Culinary creativity in Creston

Mulder’s is a new, open-concept restaurant in Creston, B.C., where chefs create meals in the middle of the dining room

Sebastien Bilodeau-Roy
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business Erasing agony

Completely Healthy Acupuncture is Sebastien Bilodeau-Roy’s new Chinese medicine clinic in Cranbrook, B.C.

Beverly MacNaughton is the new executive director for the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Tourism A changing of the guard in Sparwood’s yard

Beverly MacNaughton is the new executive director for the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce

Cass and Matt Peterson have started up a new garbage disposal service in Cranbrook called Synergy Garbage.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Synergizing trash

Matt and Cass Peterson have started up Synergy Garbage, a new disposal service in Cranbrook