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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

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

Excavators dig up 2nd Street South
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Developments Rejuvenation through reconstruction

MacKay Contracting has almost completed the reconstruction of 2nd Street South in Cranbrook

Colourful bedding
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business Shoot for the Kootenai moon in Nelson

Valerie Semeniuk, owner of Kootenai Moon Furniture, has multiplied her retail space tenfold via dedication and endurance

The Tamarack Centre's new exterior
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Retail The more things change, the more they stay the same

Cranbrook’s Tamarack Centre has been the regional retail hub for the past 40 years

Creston Hotel
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Small Business Jimmy’s Pub in the Creston Hotel: Where everybody knows your name

Creston Hotel and Jimmy’s Pub have undergone a radical modernization transformation

(L to R) Kent Donaldson is president and chief beer officer and Mark Nagao is his business partner at Whitetooth Brewing Company.
West Kootenay, Golden, Cuisine, Small Business Belgium + West Coast + beer = Whitetooth Brewing Company

From home-brewing on a kitchen stove to Golden’s go-to brewery, Kent Donaldson is living the dream at Whitetooth Brewing Company

A child ziplines amidst a group of trees
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Tourism Zip-a-dee-doo-dah in Fairmont

Todd and Jay Manton have established Mineral Mountain Zipline at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Waneta Dam in Trail, B.C.
West Kootenay, Trail, Energy Trail mayor Mike Martin speaks to Waneta Dam’s sale to BC Hydro

What does BC Hydro’s purchase of Waneta Dam mean for the West Kootenay? Trail mayor Mike Martin explains how the sale will affect the community

Erin Thompson and Brian Sondergaard with their dogs
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Animal Care Kimberley Kritters caters to cats, dogs and everything in between

Erin Thompson and Brian Sondergaard are the owners of the new Kimberley Kritters Pet Boutique

Leeza Zurwick
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness Happy gut = happy life

Leeza Zurwick of Castlegar, B.C., has started up a new business that provides customers with water kefir do-it-yourself kits

Keep an eye out for Good Grub’s colourful new food truck when out and about in the Elk Valley.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Best Places to Eat Goodness gracious, that’s Good Grub!

Good Grub in Fernie prepares homemade dishes and serves them at a variety of events and functions

(L to R) Manager Sherry Davis and owner Giuseppe Leone of Pino’s Authentic Italian Cuisine.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Best Places to Eat The Trail to Italy starts at Pino’s

Pino’s Authentic Italian Cuisine contains the flavours and friendliness expected of an Italian eatery in Trail, B.C.

(L to R) Jessica Gerlib, co-owner Korene Molloy and Tyler-Rae Molloy.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Best Places to Eat Bennys are a specialty at Broken Paddle Diner in Kimberley

Broken Paddle Restaurant (formerly BJ’s) has new menus and entertainment but the same charm it's always been known for.

Fernie Brewing Company’s new tasting room.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Retail, Small Business Fernie Brewing Company’s spiffy new tasting room has an open seat at the bar

Fernie Brewing Company’s tasting room and storefront renovations are complete

The Robertson brothers incorporated stone, cedar and glulam beams into the structure of their new building.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments Taghum Shell has been spaciously souped-up

The Robertson brothers, owners of Taghum Shell, in Taghum B.C., have rebuilt the service station with glorious success

Prepare for battle! Knights, Vikings and fighters from across Canada re-enact battles and compete with each other for the love of all things medieval.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Knights, Vikings and fighters clash at the Kimberley Medieval Festival

See a collection of exceptional photos from the 3rd annual Kimberley Medieval Festival

Wally Eddy and his motorcycle.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Transportation How to prepare for your motorcycle road test and what to expect

Wally Eddy, Cranbrook’s ICBC-certified motorcycle instructor, reveals how to avoid blunders on your bike and pass the road test

Owner and manager of The Cube Hotel, Louis-Marc Simard, provides a more sustainable option than a regular hotel room for a better price.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Tourism Thinking outside the cube

The Cube Hotel in Revelstoke strikes a balance between budget, comfort, sustainability and originality

Trout and creamed nettle
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Tourism Feast upon the Kootenays’ untamed elements

Island Lake Lodge held its first annual Untamed Kootenays Culinary Event in Fernie

Michelle Cubin blends essential oils
East Kootenay, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business The other oil industry

Michelle Cubin’s essential oil business, Healing Hollow, continues to spread across the East Kootenay

Matt Cockell
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality Q&A with the new Ice GM

The Kootenay Ice have a new owner and general manager. Find out how Matt Cockell plans to run the organization.

Torchlight logo
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Small Business Thy growler runneth over: Nelson’s Torchlight Brewing Company is expanding

Torchlight Brewing Company in Nelson has quintupled its size by moving to a new location

Chad Bullock
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business Repairing rides on the road

Chad Bullock’s new mobile repair business, Kootenay Auto Worx, is out and about in Castlegar

Kimberley City Bakery owners Michelle and Eric Forbes
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Small Business Forbes bakery is best

Kimberley City Bakery owners Eric and Michelle Forbes have been awarded Canada’s most prestigious bakery award

Kootenay Haven
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Small Business Two talented builders unveil the top trends in home design

LWE’s Ian Larsen and Steve Whelan share their insight about how to design a functional and creative home

(L to R) Steve Whelan and Ian Larsen, owners of LWE in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Small Business Two of Fernie’s longest tenured creative builders divulge what makes them tick

LWE’s Steve Whelan and Ian Larsen came to Fernie, B.C., to ski, but stayed to build some of the most elegant homes on Earth

Georgie Award winners (L to R) Andre Bloemink (LWE), Steve Whelan (LWE - owner), Marcelain Blancette (LWE), Ian Larsen (LWE - owner).
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Developments, Small Business LWE’s Kootenay Haven secures two coveted Georgie Awards

LWE in Fernie is the undisputed champ when it comes to custom homes in B.C. They have the photos and awards to prove it

A retro cereal box.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business How to pull off that vintage look with ease

Janet Mueller, owner of Olde Koots Vintage in Kimberley, gives her expertise on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to antiques

A home at night
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Real Estate Is it worth owning a second property and renting it out?

Tammie Davy is the owner of Custom Real Estate Property Management in the Elk Valley and has some advice on how to invest in a second property

Kurt Huebert’s carpentry companion is a Krüsimatic G1 CNC robot.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Golden, Forestry, Technology Carpentry for robots

Kurt Huebert of HübertHaus Timberframes in Golden, B.C., has created a company based on hard work, ingenuity and a sophisticated million dollar robot

Kate and Matt Walker
East Kootenay, Invermere, West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Transitioning from the NHL to award-winning brewery owner

Matt and Kate Walker have shifted from life in the NHL to brewery owners in Nelson, B.C.

Evie Tjader
West Kootenay, Cuisine, Small Business Simmer Down in Fruitvale

Evie Tjader is an experienced cook, now serving homemade meals at her new restaurant, Simmer Down Café in Fruitvale, B.C.

Leanne Tegart
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Leanne Tegart: Beer provider

Invermere’s Arrowhead Brewing Company is riding the wave of Leanne Tegart’s savvy business sense

Sarah Holliday is owner of Bagels and Brew in Castlegar. (L to R) Daughter Maddox, husband Ryan, Sarah and daughter Preslee.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Sarah Holliday: Customer service-oriented bagel maker

Sarah Holliday purchased Bagels and Brew four years ago and she hasn’t looked back since