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Derek Curlew sitting on a sofa with his wife and their new baby
West Kootenay, Trail Curlew’s Refrigeration has made its mark in the Kootenays

Derek Curlew answers some questions about his business and his life in Trail, B.C.

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Photo of Tervita building.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Trail Tervita buys Columbia Recycle in Kimberley and Trail

Tervita is a leading environmental services company with nearly 40 years of industry experience.

Well-known business owner, Dan Ashman (pictured centre), is dealer principal of AM Ford and was recently awarded Trail's Business Person of the Year Award.
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business Trail Chamber hands out Excellence Awards

The Trail & District Chamber of Commerce hosted the 3rd Annual Business Excellence Awards on Saturday, September 30, 2017

Pictured from left to right are: Erik Kalacis, Executive Director, Tamara Rotach, Loans Manager and Sara Stuart, Director.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial $3.69 million in business support for Greater Trail

Community Futures Greater Trail was recognized at the British Columbia Community Futures AGM for its outstanding business loan program.

Terry Van Horn of LCIC and Brian Fry of i4C Innovation lead the Metal Tech Alley marketing strategy.
West Kootenay, Trail, Technology Trail, B.C. leads industry change

A beautiful area in southeastern British Columbia is becoming a local nexus for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Darrel Fry is a third-generation Rosslander who is on a mission to disrupt climate change.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Environment, Small Business, Technology, Kootenay Influencers Replacing petro-plastic

Breakthrough technology from Advanced BioCarbon 3D of Rossland will create biodegradable, high performance, good-for-the-earth plastic.

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Robert Baker, manager of the Trail airport, looks forward to completion of a brand new terminal building and an upgraded runway.
West Kootenay, Trail, Technology, Tourism, Transportation Trail airport transformed

Improvements at the Trail Regional Airport include a striking new terminal, improved safety, expanded parking and care for the environment.

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Audry Durham is the executive director of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce, additionally supporting the communities of Rossland, Fruitvale, Montrose and Warfield.
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business Trail chamber update, 2017

The change that the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce wants to see in the local business community is, simply, more business.

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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

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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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Rich and Annie Murphy bought the Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club in November 2016.
West Kootenay, Trail, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Sparking change for the Smoke Eaters

The Trail Smoke Eaters hockey team has an upgraded facility and a revitalized fan base along with new club owners.

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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.
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.

Mike Martin, mayor of Trail, B.C., admires the architectural design of the Riverfront Centre, which is scheduled for completion by year's end.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Trail, B.C., booms

Trail’s mayor, Mike Martin, described the projects that are underway and the energy and attitude that are widely evident in his city.

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The Waneta Dam.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial Deal with Fortis off as Teck opts to sell Waneta Dam to BC Hydro—$28 million breakup fee

BC Hydro has exercised its right of first offer to purchase Teck’s two-thirds interest in the Waneta Dam in British Columbia, Canada, for $1.2 billion cash.

Waneta Dam in Trail, B.C.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial BC Hydro plan to purchase remaining two-third interest in Waneta Dam will keep rates affordable

The purchase is forecast to have a beneficial financial impact each year, helping to keep rates affordable for BC Hydro’s customers.

(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.

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Trail Regional Airport rendering
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Trail’s YZZ to get a new terminal building in $2.5 million project

The Trail Airport (YZZ) is a busy place these days with the start of construction on a new terminal building with substantial completion slated December 2017.

Riverfront Centre
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Construction of Trail’s Riverfront Centre Well Underway

Construction on the City of Trail’s new $8.3 million Riverfront Centre is well underway

Patrick Gauvreau, new Utilities Superintendent for the City of Trail Public Works department.
West Kootenay, Trail City appoints new Utilities Superintendent

Patrick Gauvreau, the City’s Roads and Ground Superintendent, has been appointed the new Utilities Superintendent of the City’s Public Works Department.

Plane taking off at YZZ
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Financial Trail Regional Airport receives $4.6 million in grant funding for Runway Rehabilitation Project

The City of Trail is pleased to announce it has received a $4.6 million grant from the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP)

The Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) this week launched a new game-changing economic development marketing program in Trail.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial Metal Tech Alley celebrates grand opening in Trail

Metal Tech Alley has been created with the input and engagement of multiple stakeholders, citizens, business leaders and community officials.

The 2017 Dragons Den competitors.
West Kootenay, Trail, Education, Financial, Small Business Audience vote helps to determine winners at Junior Dragons Den Championship

The Junior Dragons Den Championship was held on May 6th at the Charles Bailey theatre in Trail, B.C.

Jeanne Shaw with her three border collies.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nelson, Slocan, Trail, Animal Care, Small Business Making a connection with man’s best friend

Jeanne Shaw uses her experience as a teacher and her passion for pets to help people understand what their dogs are trying to tell them.

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West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragons take to the stage at Shambhala Music & Performance theatre

The event saw students pitch everything from automotive diagnostic apps to sophisticated branding companies, in a fast paced live show format.

Columbia River Skywalk—Trail
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Transportation Two Kootenay projects receive awards of merit

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia (ACEC-BC) recently handed out their annual awards for a variety of projects in B.C.

Junior Dragons Den logo.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Financial, Small Business Join us for Junior Dragons Den!

Junior Dragons Den is a youth-based business competition that encourages entrepreneurial skills among students from Grade 7 to college and university level.

Pictured in this photo (L to R): Ferraro Foods's Jodi Bradford; Karen Parkinson; Carolyn Whitley (Starbucks manager); Matthew Newton and Danny Ferraro as they excitedly announced the new Starbucks to the local Trail Times newspaper.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Trail’s Ferraro Foods brewing up a brand new Starbucks

The iconic coffee shop is slated to be up and running by summer 2017.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Financial, Health & Wellness Over $18 million in upgrades for Trail’s Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The emergency department expansion will address immediate space and service challenges and accommodate projected patient care needs for years to come.

Chris McIsaac, Director of Public Works.
West Kootenay, Trail City appoints new director of Public Works

Chris will assume his role new immediately and will work directly with the current Manager of Public Works, Larry Abenante, until Larry retires in May.

Mackenzie Hope, manager of Hall Printing in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, 40 Under 40 Mackenzie Hope: A mind for marketing

Mackenzie Hope manages Hall Printing in Nelson, using his considerable education, talents and experiences to enhance his success.

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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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Owner Murray Floyd demonstrates Culligan new bottling facility and announces major expansion of his companies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook’s Culligan, Flaman Fitness & Beachcomber Hot Tubs expand to the West Kootenay

Cranbrook businessman Murray Floyd is pleased to announce expansion into the West Kootenays

Tim Wiley, owner/operator of Rustic Crust Pizza, loves to provide delectable fare for the people in and around Trail, B.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Tim Wiley, Trail’s favourite pizza man

“All the environments I encounter are positive because, well . . . pizza!” said Tim Wiley, owner of Rustic Crust Pizza in Trail, B.C.

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(From left) Local entrepreneur Brian Fry discusses his plan for an innovation centre with Columbia Basin Trust’s Tim O’Doherty, Senior Manager, Investments, and Jon Exley, Manager, Assessment and Development.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Trust puts new economic development plan into action

The Trust is purchasing a commercial building in the Waneta Industrial Park near Trail and working with a local tech industry entrepreneur to fill the facility.

Ingrid Hope, president/owner of Hall Printing, stands beside an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient printer that uses no processing chemicals or water.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Environment, Forestry Lightening its print on the planet

Hall Printing in Trail, B.C., won the Go Green Award from the local chamber of commerce

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Tersia and Ben DeJager own and operate Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery near Trail, B.C.
West Kootenay, Trail Tersia and Ben DeJager

The power of personality is evident in the successful operation of Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery near Trail, B.C.

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A previously completed acid plant that Teck installed in 2014.
West Kootenay, Trail, Mining Teck Trail announces $174 million for new acid plant

The installation of a new acid plant will improve efficiency and environmental performance at Teck's Trail Operations.

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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The newly completed Smelter Recycle building at Teck's Trail operation.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Environment Teck Trail operations completes $35 million investment to improve community air quality

Teck Trail Operations has completed construction on the Smelter Recycle Building, a $35-million investment that will reduce fugitive dust emissions by up to 25%

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.

Long-time CAO for the City of Trail, B.C., David Perehudoff brings diversity to his position.
West Kootenay, Trail David Perehudoff, CAO, Trail, B.C.

David Perehudoff, CAO for Trail, B.C., has extensive education, experience in municipal administration and deep roots in the West Kootenay.

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GW Floors’ Owner/Manager/President, Harvie Hurd.
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business GW = Good work

GW Floors owner Harvie Hurd is here to help

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Terry Van Horn takes great satisfaction in her job as economic development officer for the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation.
West Kootenay, Trail Living and working in paradise

Economic development is a sometimes slow but always gratifying process for the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation

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A comfortable conversation bench is featured on the grounds of the Mir Centre for Peace, located on the Castlegar campus of Selkirk College.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Trail, Education Selkirk College at 50 years

For five decades, this college has served the West Kootenay well

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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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Picture of covered staircases, with pink blossom trees in foreground.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial, Health & Wellness Trail’s Storm the Stairs Challenge slated for September 10th

Storm the Stairs was started in 2015 by the United Way of Trail and District as a fundraising event for people looking for a healthy physical challenge.

Artist's rendition of the new Ferraro Foods store in downtown Trail.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Retail Ferraro Foods investing in major renovations to downtown Trail store

Ferraro Foods in downtown Trail is undergoing a major renovation and upgrade to their ever popular grocery food store.

Long-time entrepreneur Audry Durham is the executive director of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Small Business, Tourism Trail chamber embraces Rossland

Audry Durham, the executive director of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce, talked with us about the local business community.

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Whitewater rafting is one of many activities available through Get Lost Adventure Centre in Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism The Get Lost adventure

If you’re looking for adventure, Get Lost Adventure Centre in Rossland, B.C., can hook you up with exciting outdoor activities year round.

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