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Aaron Lucke, owner of Wynndel Electric, is providing a mobile solar station to the vendors at the Creston Valley Farmers Market.
East Kootenay, Creston, Energy, Small Business, Technology Solar-powered market

Aaron Lucke, owner of Wynndel Electric, is providing a mobile solar station to power the Creston Farmers Market.

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Jim Barr, owner of Skynet and Kinetic Wireless.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Technology New wireless company coming to the Kootenays

Skynet and Kinetic Wireless, which owns 25 Rogers & Fido stores in B.C., is expanding to serve the Kootenays.

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

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Logos of BC government.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology Completed web project helps local businesses reach new markets

Imagine Kootenay has introduced a new live feed into B.C.'s main trade and investment website.

Jon Wedel of Cranbrook has a brilliant future ahead in the world of e-commerce.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40 Jon Wedel pushes limits

Crazy ideas, pushing limits and working under pressure are common elements for the team at Flex Commerce.

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Jordan Strobel is a full-time student, a certified drone pilot and an experienced entrepreneur.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40 Jordan Strobel, born to be in business

Demonstrating wisdom beyond his years, Jordan Strobel embraces the struggle that accompanies achievement.

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Bobby Hutchinson of Sparwood, B.C., is a successful and prolific writer of romance novels.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Technology Bobby Hutchinson, romance writer

Bobby Hutchinson loves books so much that she’s made a career of writing them.

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The Mount Baker Secondary School robotics program consists of (L to R) Dominic Lucas, Cesar Garcia Moreno, instructor Bill Walker, Thomas Keene and Ryley Holliday.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Technology Tomorrow’s masters of machinery live in the East Kootenay

Bill Walker teaches a robotics program to students at Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Canada Border Services Agency is an employer exhibitor participating in Selkirk College Career & Education Fair.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Technology, Tourism Selkirk College Career & Education Fair makes employment connection

“Our employer exhibitors find the Career Fair a valuable venue to recruit to their organization or business,” says Amy Byers, College Recruitment Specialist.

College of the Rockies Recruitment Officer, Jennifer Inglis, looks forward to welcoming community members to the College’s annual Open House on February 8.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial, Technology College of the Rockies hosting annual Open House

This year’s Open House will be jam-packed with a wide variety of activities as well as information sessions.

Leslie Vissers, a computer programmer for AMEC, works from her home office in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Technology The lure of Nelson’s lifestyle

With only a dial-up connection, Leslie Vissers boldly moved from her traditional office to work from home, thousands of miles from her employer.

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Artist's rendition of the new Trades Training Facility at COTR.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education, Financial, Technology Canada and B.C. invest in new trades facility at College of the Rockies

$10-million investment will support students, create jobs and expand programs

Don Freschi sits near a computer.
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business, Technology Incubators aren’t just for chicks anymore

Don Freschi has amassed a collection of newfangled gear and innovative individuals in Trail, B.C.’s MIDAS lab

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Electric vehicle charging station sign.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology, Transportation Electric vehicle charging stations coming to the Kootenays

Electric vehicles (EV) are quickly becoming an affordable and reliable option for drivers and represent a significant opportunity to reduce local greenhouse gas

Kimberley's SunMine.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Technology Kimberley puts SunMine and Conference Centre up for sale

The City of Kimberley has not set an asking price for either SunMine or the Kimberley Conference at this point.

The interior of The Office - Rossland, with white desks and large shelving units, walls are painted grey.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Retail, Small Business, Technology “The Office” opens in Rossland, offers flexible workspace

The space is modern, professionally equipped and located in a Heritage building right on the main drag in downtown Rossland.

The front window of the new Selkirk Security retail store in downtown Trail.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Small Business, Technology Selkirk Security opens new retail location in downtown Trail

Selkirk Security provides products for safety and security, including spy gear, GoPro cameras and aerial drones.

Jam Factory co-founders, Cameron and Deryk Wenaus stand in one area of their spacious new downtown Nelson co-working space.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology Working together

Nelson tech start-up creating innovative co-working space in historic Nelson building.

by Colin Payne
Reny Kitto and Carlie Wilkinson are the owners of Arkay Computers in Nakusp.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Small Business, Technology Snatching a business and lifestyle opportunity

In addition to servicing all types of electronics, Arkay performs security camera installations and is a Bell Mobility dealer.

by Galadriel Watson
Major Kirk Green, Nancy Lemire, Shawn Swanson, Sebastiaan van der Horst, David D. Hull.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Technology Computer donation program delivers

The program has committed to a minimum of 50 computers being available per year.

Idlewild looks a little different these days.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Technology A big dam project

Idlewild’s dam restoration project is nearing completion

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Scientist conducting water quality study in woodland stream.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Technology Website Launch: Columbia Basin Water Quality Project

Project data includes water chemistry, velocity, flow, temperature and Environment Canada Analytical Reports.

Picture of sailboats in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Technology Nelson named as one of the World’s Smart21 Communities

A Smart Community is one that has taken steps to create an economy capable of prospering in an ever-changing technological world.

David Hull, Executive Director of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce and Sergio Marchi, CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Developments, Energy, Financial, Technology CEO of Canadian Electricity Association visits Cranbrook and Kimberley

The Honourable Sergio Marchi, CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association, was the recent guest speaker at the monthly Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Picture of hiker with Google Trekker camera.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology, Tourism Top secret Google Trekker program revealed at Kootenay Rockies AGM

Google Trekkers visited some of the most scenic and iconic areas of the Kootenay Rockies region this summer, as part of a Destination BC campaign.

Estate winery
Cuisine, Small Business, Technology SOAHC Estate Wines opens new facility

SOAHC Estate Wines is pleased to announce the completion of a new state-of-the-art biodynamic winery.

That’s not the sunrise coming over the mountain—that’s avalanche control being carried out by a Gazex exploder detonating at Kootenay Pass.
East Kootenay, Technology Here comes the BOOM! Avalanche control is on the scene and blowing it up

A behind-the-scenes look at the essential work of an avalanche controller

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Don McCormick (second from right) prepares to throw the ceremonial switch to activate the SunMine solar panels.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Energy, Technology, Tourism SunMine heats up Kimberley’s economy

Kimberley’s SunMine is giving an unexpected boost to the city’s tourism industry.

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Picture of young boy using a computer.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Retail, Small Business, Technology Rossland—act now to save on high-speed internet

Offer available to first 10 downtown Rossland businesses that sign up.

Telus brand ambassador Daniel Gonzalez shared information about the Future Home, which was parked in the Kimberley Aquatic Centre parking lot
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Technology Making chores easy: 7 useful, mind-boggling gizmos have arrived

Telus’ innovative Future Home was showcased in Kimberley, B.C.

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Josh Prasad of Kimberley successfully completed the apprenticeship program at College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Education, Technology College of the Rockies success story: Josh Prasad

While enrolled in the apprenticeship program, Josh found work with a variety of local companies performing residential and commercial building.

Jade May will be heading to the University of British Columbia this September to complete her degree in Chemical Engineering.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Technology Selkirk College first choice for Nelson grad interested in engineering career

Selkirk College is a strong option for high school graduates wanting to start their post-secondary education close to home.

Shawn Wernig is the owner and creative force at Eggplant Studios in Invermere, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business, Technology For web design, go to Eggplant Studios

Graphic design holds endless fascination for Shawn Wernig, owner of Eggplant Studios in Invermere, B.C.

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Irvin and Evelyn Sobry pose inside their store, Lectric Avenue Electronics.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business, Technology What to do when you retire: Start a business!

There’s no time to be bored at Lectric Avenue Electronics

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Group of people standing with banner.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Financial, Technology New chemistry labs at Selkirk College a catalyst for learning

The two old chemistry labs on the Castlegar Campus were well-maintained and functional, but dated back 50 years to the original construction of the college.

Deanne Steven is the dynamic executive director of Tourism Rossland in Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Education, Small Business, Technology, Tourism Influencing the West Kootenay

We highlight a few of the business people who are making things happen in Trail, Rossland and the surrounding area.

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Brad Pommen, director of the new MIDAS Lab in Trail, B.C., brings some serious technology skills to his position.
West Kootenay, Trail, Education, Small Business, Technology MIDAS Lab opens

Director Brad Pommen is heading up the new metallurgical industrial (MIDAS) lab in Trail, B.C.

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Outside of the Selkirk College Geospatial Research Centre.
Castlegar, Technology Exciting updates from Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre

There are exciting updates on two major applied research and innovation initiatives of the Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre (SGRC): Open Data and UAVs.

Picture of woman with blonde hair working on computer.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology An insight into excellence

Pacific Insights Electronics in Nelson may be small-town based, but the company has a global reach.

FortisBC management, local dignitaries, civil officials and representatives from area First Nations groups were all on hand at the offical sod-turning ceremony for the FortisBC Kootenay Operation Centre.
Castlegar, Developments, Energy, Technology Ground breaking at new FortisBC Operation Centre in Castlegar

The new Kootenay Operation Centre near Castlegar's airport will centralize many of FortisBC's key operations.

Imagine Kootenay staff and partners proudly display their Marketing Innovation Award at the BC Economic Development Association Summit in Vancouver.
Real Estate, Retail, Technology, Tourism Imagine Kootenay wins top honours in BC

The IK partnership was recognized for their website and program branding work at the BC Economic Development Association Summit in Vancouver.

Picture of the Sun Mine Project in Kimberley, BC.
Kimberley, Technology SunMine wins National Engineering Project Award

SunMine is British Columbia’s first grid-connected solar facility, as well as the first solar facility to be built on a reclaimed mine site.

French-American filmmaker and visual artist, Yana Kehrlein.
Cranbrook, Education, Technology Noted documentary film maker leads course at College of the Rockies

The workshop is designed to provide participants with the skills and narrative tools needed to make a professional quality film.

The Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is now housed in the beautifully refurbished CP Rail station.
Nelson, Financial, Small Business, Technology Taking care of Nelson’s business

When information and plans are in place, it’s time for action, and in Nelson, B.C., that action furthers the city’s long-term strategic plan.

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Andrea Winckers Tyreman, CEO, Yodel & Ripple Effect Consulting Inc.
Rossland, Small Business, Technology, Influential Women in Business Andrea Winckers Tyreman

Natural curiosity has helped Andrea Winckers Tyreman to reach beyond status quo.

Students at College of the Rockies
Cranbrook, Education, Technology Building on a strong foundation

Funding from the provincial government will improve the educational experience of COTR students.

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Dylan Peil, a Grade 9 student at LV Rogers Secondary School,  designed and prototyped an Active Solar Tracker using a satellite dish covered with mirrors.
Castlegar, Nakusp, Nelson, Trail, Education, Technology Student scientists win big at the regional Science Fair

The fair was open to students from across the Kootenay Boundary region and featured 95 projects in experiments, innovation, and research.

A live demo of Rossland's new high-speed internet service will be held on March 23 from 7:00 to 8:30pm at the Rossland Public Library.
Rossland, Developments, Technology High-Speed Fibre Optic service now in downtown Rossland

Businesses in downtown Rossland can now reap the benefits of high-speed Internet with up to 100 mbps symmetrical service.

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