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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

B.C. opposition leader Andrew Wilkinson shared his views on the upcoming referendum on electoral reform at the Cranbrook chamber luncheon at the Heritage Inn on September 19.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook The way we vote: Should things change or stay the same in B.C.?

Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. opposition leader, spoke about the province’s upcoming referendum on electoral reform at the Cranbrook chamber luncheon

Michelle Forbes, author of Viking Lullaby, reads her book to her son, Jack.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business A Viking lullaby

Michelle Forbes, a Kimberley, B.C., business owner, event organizer and now author, has written a children’s book called Viking Lullaby

John Harding stands on one of his ferries
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Small Business, Transportation Waterbridge Steel in Nakusp, B.C., is ferrying change over West Kootenay waters

John Harding, president and owner of Waterbridge Steel Inc. in Nakusp, B.C., is overseeing construction for four ferries to service B.C. waterways

(L to R) Brian Testo and Michael Dufresne of Grizzly Discoveries explore the Robocop project near Roosville, B.C.
East Kootenay, Mining Grizzly Discoveries explores near Roosville, B.C.

Brian Testo, CEO of Grizzly Discoveries, is exploring Robocop as a potential for a mine site near Roosville, B.C.

Rebekah Tebrinke stands in front of her business, PV Ranch Getaway, north of Grand Forks.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business, Tourism, 40 Under 40 Get away to this award-winning ranch

Rebekah Tebrinke, owner and manager of PV Ranch Getaway, north of Grand Forks, B.C., runs an award-winning business retreat in the backcountry

The Crockett Book Co. is a bookstore with a couple of display tables and stands in front of the store.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Follow the Trail of imagination to The Crockett Book Co.

Brad Crockett, president and owner of The Crockett Book Co. in Trail, B.C., has successfully brought his bookstore into the digital age

Ian Thomas stands next to his Cedar Taxi van
West Kootenay, Trail, Transportation Transporting Trail travellers

Ian Thomas, president and owner of Cedar Taxi Ltd. in Trail, B.C., has created a wheelchair-accessible taxi service

Dennis Djonlich is the owner of the Vogue Theatre in Fernie, B.C. (L to R) Junah, Cedar, Roxana, Dennis and Norah Djonlich.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Best of Business Fernie’s movie theatre is still in vogue

Dennis Djonlich, owner of the Vogue Theatre in Fernie, B.C., has brought the century-old theatre into the modern age

A trial is underway in the Viking village at the Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Festival 2018.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Small Business Could the Bavarian City become a Viking village?

Eric and Michelle Forbes, organizers of the Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Festival, announce plans to create a Viking village

New businesses are popping up in Kimberley’s Platzl thanks in part to the work done by Alison Walker and Jamer Holdings.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Small Business Rejuvenating Kimberley’s Platzl

Alison Walker, COO of Jamer Holdings, is doing her part to reinvigorate and stabilize Kimberley’s Platzl

Two combatants duke it out in the fenced-in battle arena.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality Kimberley regales in Medieval merriment

Take a look at the sights and sounds from the fourth Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Festival in this photo and video essay

Kootenay Ice GM Matt Cockell is focused on community engagement, especially as the team celebrates 20 years in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality One year later: An update on the new Kootenay Ice regime

Matt Cockell, general manager of the Kootenay Ice, discusses team pride and the club’s “Our Ice” campaign

Junior Achievement British Columbia needs qualified businessmen and businesswomen to help educate children about communication, collaboration and leadership in the business world.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Small Business Shaping the next generation of Kootenay entrepreneurs

Alanna Tynan, program co-ordinator for Junior Achievement British Columbia’s Columbia Basin South, is looking for business volunteers to educate children

KSCU staff become trusted advisors to their clients.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial Banking with a personal touch

Nancy Crockett, vice-president of sales & member experience at Kootenay Savings Credit Union in Trail, B.C., explains the benefits of the Member Service Centre.

Louis Nelson is the new owner/operator at Domino’s new Cranbrook location.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine Domino’s: New location, new owner

Louis Nelson, new owner/operator at Domino’s in Cranbrook, B.C., emphasizes community involvement at company’s new location

Fisher Peak Brewing Company’s brewmaster, Jordon Aasland, earned a gold medal for his creation, Hellroaring Scottish Ale, at the Canadian Brewing Awards.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business Fisher Peak strikes gold

Fisher Peak Brewing Company in Cranbrook, B.C., has won a gold medal at Canadian Brewing Awards for its Hellroaring Scottish Ale

(L to R) Co-owner warriors Vuk, Ruk and Wuk—a.k.a.—Victoria Lang, Richard Matthews and Josh Wall.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Small Business “Glory” to Invermere’s Viking bar

Richard Matthews, co-owner of Ullr Bar in Invermere, B.C., has opened a new Viking bar in the Columbia Valley

Larry and Anita Iler own Fibrenew East Kootenays.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Larry Iler repairs rips, scratches and tears

Larry and Anita Iler are the owners of the new upholstery repair business, Fibrenew East Kootenays, in Cranbrook, B.C.

(L to R) Amie Lubbers, sales co-ordinator for Kootenay Business magazine, presents one of three Influential Women In Business awards to Stephanie McGregor, owner of The Paw Shop in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Stephanie McGregor has pawed her way to the top

Stephanie McGregor, owner of The Paw Shop in Cranbrook, B.C., has made it as a business owner through hard work and asking for help

(L to R) Amie Lubbers, sales co-ordinator for Kootenay Business magazine, presents one of three Influential Women In Business awards to Brigitte Franyo, owner/operator of the Snowdrift Cafe in Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Brigitte Franyo deftly balances a heaping helping of responsibility

Brigitte Franyo, owner/operator of the Snowdrift Cafe in Kimberley, B.C., manages all aspects of her business—even the kitchen sink

(L to R) Amie Lubbers, sales co-ordinator for Kootenay Business magazine, presents one of three Influential Women In Business awards to Grace Brulotte, president and program manager for FIRE: Fernie Adaptive Snow Program.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Grace Brulotte has overcome disabilities and doubt to fulfill her vision

Grace Brulotte, president and program manager for FIRE: Fernie Adaptive Snow Program, is inspiring Fernie, B.C., with bright smiles and remarkable perseverance

(L to R) Amie Lubbers, sales co-ordinator for Kootenay Business magazine, presents one of three Influential Women In Business awards to Grace Brulotte, president and program manager for FIRE: Fernie Adaptive Snow Program.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Health & Wellness, Influential Women in Business Grace Brulotte has overcome disabilities and doubt to fulfill her vision

Grace Brulotte, president and program manager for FIRE: Fernie Adaptive Snow Program, is inspiring Fernie, B.C., with bright smiles and remarkable perseverance

(L to R) Amie Lubbers, sales co-ordinator for Kootenay Business magazine, presents one of three Influential Women In Business awards to Brigitte Franyo, owner/operator of the Snowdrift Cafe in Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Influential Women in Business Brigitte Franyo deftly balances a heaping helping of responsibility

Brigitte Franyo, owner/operator of the Snowdrift Cafe in Kimberley, B.C., manages all aspects of her business—even the kitchen sink

(L to R) Amie Lubbers, sales co-ordinator for Kootenay Business magazine, presents one of three Influential Women In Business awards to Stephanie McGregor, owner of The Paw Shop in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Animal Care, Influential Women in Business Stephanie McGregor has pawed her way to the top

Stephanie McGregor, owner of The Paw Shop in Cranbrook, B.C., has made it as a business owner through hard work and asking for help

Wildfires raged around Moyie Lake in 2017.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Health & Wellness Do you have a grab-and-go emergency kit?

Prepare yourself for wildfires or other potential disasters by equipping yourself with an emergency/survival kit

Morgan Strohmann is co-owner of Beyond the Boundary Computers in Grand Forks, B.C.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business, Technology An 18-year-old entrepreneur

Morgan Strohmann is co-owner of the new computer retail and service company, Beyond the Boundary Computers, in Grand Forks, B.C.

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.

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