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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

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

MIDAS employees stand in front of the business
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business, Technology MIDAS is turning Trail’s technology sector into gold

MIDAS (Metallurgical Industrial Development Acceleration and Studies) is a state-of-the-art prototyping and commercialization facility based in Trail, B.C.

JJ's Laundry Depot workers smile while washing laundry
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Content Washing their way to the top of the laundry list

JJ’s Laundry Depot has evolved from drop-off service to the biggest laundromat in the East Kootenay

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

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