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Fish-eye lens view of the Rossland Library.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology Bringing the latest technology to communities

The Trust’s new Community Technology Program helps create tech-enabled spaces

Indoor view of Pacific Insight facility.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology Layoffs hit Nelson’s Pacific Insight Electronics

Local West Kootenay employment agencies are holding job workshops to assist laid off workers

Emma Genest, outreach co-ordinator for Accelerate Kootenays, allowed curious Kootenay drivers the opportunity to test drive a Chevrolet Bolt BEV.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Technology, Transportation Accelerate Kootenays is transforming the landscape one charging station at a time

Emma Genest, outreach co-ordinator for Accelerate Kootenays, discusses electric cars, supply versus demand and the cost of saving the world

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A new program from the Trust supports alternative energy generation at community buildings.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology New energy grant targets community buildings

The program provides funding for community buildings that will generate their own energy using alternative and renewable methods

A 3D printed structure model of a dam - the model is set up on a shake table to represent how dams respond during an earthquake.
West Kootenay, Trail, Education, Technology Kootenay innovation on display at national conference

For testing, the company used a 3D printed model of a FortisBC dam developed with existing research partners Selkirk College and FortisBC Inc.

DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. building.
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Technology DMG provides flagship mining facility update

DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. is a diversified blockchain and cryptocurrency company.

Vince Tucker from Hypertherm demonstrates the design capabilities of a plasma cutter.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Technology College of the Rockies News and Notes

The College of the Rockies recently held a Trade Expo at the new Patterson Hall facility, and hosted an alumni weekend for former athletes

Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick says, Teck is the perfect partner (to purchase the Sunmine) for many reasons.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Financial, Technology City of Kimberley and Teck agree on Letter of Intent to purchase SunMine

The City will conduct a referendum in conjunction with the municipal election in October.

Nicole Briggs, the marketing and events manager at Red Mountain Resort In Rossland, B.C., stands for a moment at the bottom of the ski hill in August
West Kootenay, Rossland, Environment, Small Business, Technology, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Rossland business influencers

Every community has its influencers, and we’d like to applaud the members of Rossland’s business community who are making a positive difference.

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A man looking at his cellphone.
Technology Keep your head in the clouds with this new phone system

The cloud phone system uses computer technology to manage calls, voicemail and much more.

by Joseph Mitchell
Brad Pommen presents Smrt1 Technologies at the 2018 Tech Summit in Vancouver.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Technology, Kootenay Influencers Vending machines meet the Internet

Smrt1 Technologies combines the convenience of the vending machine with the retail reach of the Internet and the connectivity of cellphones.

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Virtual Reality demonstration at i4C Innovation's grand opening in June of 2017
West Kootenay, Trail, Technology i4C Innovation congratulates Astra Smart Systems for their acquisition by Carl Data Solutions

Astra is a powerful augmented business intelligence system that uses artificial intelligence for performing analytics of industrial data.

Picture of Freedom Mobile logo/picture of cell tower.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Technology Wireless company applies to build new cell tower near Cranbrook

Freedom Mobile has been pitching new cell service sites in smaller regions this year – including Cranbrook and East Kootenay area.

Construction is underway for the new Columbia Lake Technology Center in Canal Flats, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Technology Economic turnabout in Canal Flats

A new technology centre being built in Canal Flats creates opportunities for businesses and a powerful incentive to building contractors.

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L-R: Megan Lohmann, Community Energy Association; Rob Gay, Chair, Regional District of East Kootenay; Kaylyn Gervais Manager, Community Relationships East, Columbia Basin Trust; Lois Halko, Councillor District of Sparwood; Larry Davey, Vice President, Planning & Development, Teck; Diane Tammen, Community Relations Manager East Kootenay, BC Hydro.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Technology, Transportation Sparwood charging station completes Highway 3 Accelerate Kootenays network

The Sparwood DC Fast Charging stations completes the planned installation of fast charging stations across the Highway 3 corridor in the Kootenays.

Canal Flats, B.C., rolled out the welcome mat to a new employer—the Columbia Lake Technology Center—who promises to replace the jobs lost when the 100-year-old sawmill shut down in 2015.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Technology From sawdust to silicon—why Canal Flats is now the envy of every rural community in B.C.

A new data centre has taken over the former sawmill land and promises to bring jobs and hope to Canal Flats and other rural communities throughout B.C.

by Kerry Shellborn
Over 40 delegates joined Hon. Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, in the Town of Creston to celebrate the Accelerate Kootenays electric vehicle charging network.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology, Transportation Accelerate Kootenays gives electric vehicles a boost in a Canada-first initiative

The Accelerate Kootenays project is facilitated by Community Energy Association.

Tracey Buckley of Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Technology, Influential Women in Business Tracey Buckley — a rare combination

An aptitude for technology, natural communication skills and an easy way with people have been key to Tracey Buckley’s success.

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Costa Rica-born Pilar Portela, CEO of Astra Smart Systems Inc. and i4C Innovation in the West Kootenay, is passionate about rural sustainability and the practical application of emerging technology
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Small Business, Technology, Influential Women in Business Pilar Portela: Business leader, role model, mentor

Technology entrepreneur Pilar Portela shares her perspective on the leadership roles of women in business.

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A good crowd showed up for the opening session of the BC Tech Summit.
Technology Kootenay business leaders need to jump onto the tech bandwidth

Tips from several Kootenay business leaders who attended the 2018 BC Tech Summit

by Amanda Truscott
Bitcoin graphic.
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Trail, Mining, Technology Cryptocurrency comes to the Kootenays

Part IV. A financial snapshot of West Kootenay bitcoin mining

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Bitcoin graphic.
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Trail, Mining, Technology Cryptocurrency comes to the Kootenays

Part III. What is bitcoin mining and what’s the appeal for this in the West Kootenay?

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Bitcoin graphic.
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Trail, Mining, Technology Cryptocurrency comes to the Kootenays

Part II. The secret bitcoin location in the Kootenays

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Image of lake and mountain, with the words 'Bitcoin Mining comes to the Kootenays'.
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Trail, Mining, Technology Cryptocurrency comes to the Kootenays

Part I. Tracking the West Kootenay bitcoin boom

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Girl and man using a Smart touch-based vending machine.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology Smart Vending Machines dispense school projects—or any type of product—in retail locations

Smrt1 Technologies is debuting its Brain STEM Toolbox at BC Technology show May 14 - 16 in Vancouver BC.

Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation Chief Operating Officer, Dave Lampron, Kaslo Infonet Society (KiN) President Don Scarlett, KiN Board Member Tim Ryan together with Robert Abbey, Assistant Manager of the Kaslo Hotel, showcase a section of fibre optik cable similar to the one used in this project. (Left to right: Don, Robert, Dave, Tim)
West Kootenay, Developments, Technology Northern Kootenay Lake ramps up its high-speed internet

The northern Kootenay Lake area is mountainous and thickly forested, which made traditional Internet infrastructure difficult and expensive.

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.

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Dave Grimsdell (L) and Ryan Johnson, founders of Sniper Action Photos, installed cameras for Rockland Estates in St. Martin.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, Technology, Tourism Sniper Action Photo captures adventure

The success of Sniper Action Photo, a two-man Revelstoke company, is pretty much an entrepreneur’s dream come true.

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Brian Malito (centre) is a Grade 12 student from J L Crowe Secondary School in Trail. He’s competed in four RoboGames including the first one held in Nelson in 2010.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Technology Selkirk College RoboGames drives youth enthusiasm for technology

When the doors open on RoboGames 2018, youth from around the region will be ready to throw their robot in the ring after weeks of building and training.

Winners of the BCIC Ignite Awards.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Financial, Technology Kootenay’s “BioCarbon 3D” — part of $1M BCIC awards to fuel market-driven innovation across BC

The four projects demonstrated the ability to succeed in diverse fields including environmental engineering, biotechnology, and agriculture.

Lee Tengum is the president of 7am Development in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40 Lee Tengum

Lee Tengum believes that the success of business depends on an expanded reach into the marketplace.

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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

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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.

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FortisBC new app by Two Tall Totems
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology New FortisBC app built by Two Tall Totems gives greater access to online accounts

FortisBC recently released a new mobile application that allows British Columbians to access their utilities account from their mobile devices.

Dr. Vikramaditya G. Yadav
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Technology College of the Rockies hosting Genome BC presentation

In addition to his work as an Assistant Professor at UBC, Dr. Yadav is the Vice Chair of the Biotechnical Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada.

Aaron Davidson of Revelstoke is the brains behind a popular nutrition, fitness and health tracking app called Cronometer
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40 Aaron Davidson

Revelstoke’s Aaron Davidson has designed a health tracking app that is growing in popularity in Canada and internationally.

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Sean McTernan owns and operates Beyond the Summit Print & Digital Design in Fernie B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40 Sean McTernan

A business approach that includes client collaboration and exceptional client service is winning Sean McTernan, web designer, a loyal following.

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GeoLyn Mantei is the CEO at Moda Partners, chair at Kootenay Quick Shot Media and founder of Muddy Stiletto.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology, 40 Under 40 GeoLyn Mantei

GeoLyn Mantei of Nelson is a motivational speaker, a successful entrepreneur, a mother and an inspiration to women everywhere.

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Selkirk College Millwright/Machinist Foundation Program students (L-R) Darren Mederios, Greyson Kozakevich and Guy Vercillo are members of the first cohort to use the newly renovated shop spaces at Nelson’s Silver King Campus.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Technology Selkirk College Trades students settle into renovated shop spaces

Selkirk College is now accepting applications for the upcoming February start in three different programs.

A graphic of the City of Cranbrook's new 311 app.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Technology Cranbrook’s 311 app has seen 571 downloads and 1,800 connects

The City of Cranbrook's 311 app is designed to improve customer service between the public and city management/staff.

Logo for metaltechalley.
West Kootenay, Trail, Technology MTA welcomes new companies

Metal Tech Alley is a cluster of great minds and opportunities that is leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Columbia Basin Trust logo.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Small Business, Technology REMINDER: Get $1,000 to go to #BCTECH Summit

The #BCTECH Summit is the place for connecting industry, government and research under one roof to do business.

Left to right: Ben Marken (Selkirk College), Blair Weston (FortisBC), Roger Austin (Austin Engineering), Darren McElhinney (FortisBC), Mary Austin (Austin Engineering) and Jason Taylor (Selkirk College)
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Energy, Technology 3-D printing innovation in engineering

Selkirk College and Austin Engineering worked together to create a 3-D printed model of the proposed Corra Linn dam upgrades for FortisBC.

by Jillian Clark
Picture of person using typewriter at top of picture, with laptop user below.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology Supporting tech needs for non-profits

$1 million for non-profit organizations to upgrade critical office technology

Maggie Spizzirri.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, Technology Helping you market with moxie

The key to success for this entrepreneur is open and honest communication with her customers

by Julie Matchett
(L to R) Aaron Christensen and Noah Wesche are the owner-operators of Sullivan Machine Works.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business, Technology A modern Sullivan for Kimberley

Two of Kimberley’s native sons hope to expand Sullivan Machine Works to a location in their home town.

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The Minerals South Conference runs from November 7 to 9, and is held at the Heritage Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Mining, Technology Minerals South conference in Cranbrook November 7 to 9

The conference is organized by East Kootenay Chamber of Mines (EKCM), a non-profit organization actively promoting sustainable exploration, mining and education

Both Nelson and Kimberley (pictured) have solar projects that are producing power.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Energy, Technology FortisBC looking to build B.C.’s largest utility-led solar project in Kelowna

The proposed Ellison Community Solar Pilot Project, if approved, would be B.C.’s largest utility-led community solar project to date.

RKP Atlantic Business Services owner, Ron Pomerleau.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business, Technology Kimberley software company expands to Atlantic Canada

Point of sale system 'POS-n-Go' is designed for small business owners.

A woman sits in front of her computer
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Technology Experience the Columbia Basin Symposium live online

Attend the Columbia Basin Trust event, SHIFT! Thriving in Change, from anywhere in the Basin

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