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Trail Beer Refinery opened on March 25, 2017. It is Trail's first craft beer producer.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Craft beer comes to Trail

“We had pretty aggressive visions of where we wanted to go, and we’re just blowing those away.” —Mike Konkin, Trail Beer Refinery

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The taphouse in downtown Trail has become a bustling gathering place that has brought a new life to the core of the community.
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Selkirk College Instructor Delivers a Refined Beer Taste

With a taste for exciting business ventures, Selkirk College instructor Mike Konkin is the engine driving the West Kootenay's latest success story.

Castlegar’s Crumbs Bakery Café is one of the businesses that benefited last year from Columbia Basin Trust’s School Works program. Left to right: Susanne Thomas (owner) and Cameran Millar (student).
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Small Business

Apply for a wage subsidy: Hire a student

The program provides a wage subsidy to help employers provide part-time employment to full-time high school and post-secondary students.

Janet Borger is standing at her booth at the Kimberley Farmers Market, selling her chocolate bars.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Small Business

Take a taste on the wild side

Wild Wholeistic Chocolate is a new Kimberley, B.C., business that makes raw chocolate bars

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Kelsey and Brenda Taylor, co-owners of MJ's Floral Boutique in Cranbrook.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

MJs Floral Boutique finds new home on Cranbrook’s Tenth Avenue

The floral business is blooming for MJ's Floral Boutique with a new storefront, walk-in cooler and private office for consultations.

Caitlin Berkheim, Tamara Mercandelli and Christel Hagn of Soulfood restaurant hosted a
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Soulfood for community

A “long table dinner” on July 27 at Soulfood restaurant in Cranbrook showcased local food and drink producers and their wares.

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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

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Newly renovated Tasting Room at the Fernie Brewing Company.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Fernie Brewing Co. Tasting Room now open!

With the FBC Tasting Room proving increasingly popular over the past couple of years, it became clear that a revamped and larger space was required.

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

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Gary and Kelly Schaal own and operate Tinmaster Sheet Metal and Aw Sweet Candy Co. in Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Aw, sweet!

Satisfy your sweet cravings at Aw Sweet Candy Co. in Fairmont Hot Springs.

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