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Line up of large mining trucks.
West Kootenay, Trail, Mining Teck named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers

Canada’s Top Employers program recognizes companies for exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies

Trail-based Silver City Stagelines bus.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nelson, Trail, Transportation Trail’s Silver City Stagelines now running from Nelson/Trail to Kelowna

Trail-based Silver City Stagelines Ltd. (SCSL) applied and was approved to operate a new bus service between Nelson/Trail and Kelowna

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.

Scott and Rebecca Weatherford with their two children, possibly the fourth generation of ownership of ATCO.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Environment, Forestry, Small Business ATCO: The family business of Fruitvale

Wood products and family ties are the legacy of ATCO Wood Products in Fruitvale, B.C.

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The 4th Annual Business Excellence Awards gala was held by the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Small Business Trail and District Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Excellence award winners

Congratulations to the winners and nominees of the recent 2018 Business Excellence awards

(L to R) Randy Richmond and Ted Hall, owners of Spearhead Inc.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Kootenay Influencers Nelson influencers, 2018

Check here for an evolving list of the visionaries, innovators and implementers in Nelson’s business community.

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Bridge installation steps done by Galena Contractors on the Columbia West Bridge.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Golden, Nakusp, Revelstoke, Trail, 50 companies 2018 top companies profiled

These are three businesses that made our top 50 list in 2018.

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The Re/Max All Pro Realty team in Greater Trail, B.C.
West Kootenay, Trail, Real Estate This Re/Max team brings the house down in Greater Trail

The 11-member Re/Max realty team in Greater Trail has over 150 years of industry experience.

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The Crockett Book Co. is a bookstore with a couple of display tables and stands in front of the store.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Follow the Trail of imagination to The Crockett Book Co.

Brad Crockett, president and owner of The Crockett Book Co. in Trail, B.C., has successfully brought his bookstore into the digital age

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The Revelstoke Visual Arts Society will install artworks in alleyways, like this concept photo.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Entertainment and Hospitality New basin art coming to communities

Columbia Basin Trust provides over $244,000 to 13 public art projects in 11 communities

Kenny White of Kenny White Contracting in Montrose, B.C., is shown here at the foundation of a building site
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business Kenny White is your guy for new builds and renos

Kenny White, a building contractor based in Montrose, B.C., especially enjoys transforming homes and adding value through renovations.

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Ian Thomas stands next to his Cedar Taxi van
West Kootenay, Trail, Transportation Transporting Trail travellers

Ian Thomas, president and owner of Cedar Taxi Ltd. in Trail, B.C., has created a wheelchair-accessible taxi service

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View of the Teck Resources plant in Trail.
West Kootenay, Trail, Mining Breaking News: Teck idles smelting operations in Trail due to BC wildfires

S&P Global Platts, an independent provider of information to the resource markets is reporting that Teck has temporarily shut down their lead smelting operation

The Waneta Dam.
West Kootenay, Trail, Energy, Financial Teck announces closing of Waneta Dam sale

As part of the sale, Teck Metals Ltd. holds a 20-year lease to use the two-thirds interest in Waneta to produce power for its industrial operations in Trail

Black-and-white photo of Erik Kalacis
West Kootenay, Trail, Kootenay Influencers Trail influencers, 2018

Trail’s influencers demonstrate a mindset that supports Trail itself and the surrounding region

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On a pretty summer day, Trail mayor Mike Martin and local stakeholders posed around a mound of soil to mark the groundbreaking for the Trail skate park.
West Kootenay, Trail Trail council wraps up on a high note

As the municipal election approaches, Trail’s mayor reviews the body of work accomplished in the city in the past four years.

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Audry Durham, executive director of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce, speaks from the podium at the 2017 Business Excellence Awards gala.
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business Trail & District Chamber review, 2018

Audry Durham looks back over her three years as manager of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce.

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Trail's Cominco Arena is undergoing an upgrade to the light fixtures in the facility.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Trail’s Cominco Arena lighting project awarded to Power Tech Electric — now nearing completion

The City of Trail has awarded the Cominco Arena Lighting Project to a local contractor, Power Tech Electric Ltd.

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.

KSCU staff become trusted advisors to their clients.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial Banking with a personal touch

Nancy Crockett, vice-president of sales & member experience at Kootenay Savings Credit Union in Trail, B.C., explains the benefits of the Member Service Centre.

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Celebrating the 50% completion of the Trail Operations No.2 Acid Plant with Minister Michelle Mungall and Minister Katrine Conroy. The new plant is an important investment to further improve operational and environmental performance.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Mining Teck Trail’s new state-of-the-art acid plant hits the halfway mark of construction

Trail Operations houses one of the world’s largest smelting and refining complexes.

Car accident.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Transportation Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in the Kootenays

It would appear that whenever a major thoroughfare like Highway #3 connects with adjoining streets the potential for crashes climbs substantially.

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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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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The Columbia River Skywalk in Trail.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Award of Excellence handed out to Trail’s Columbia River Skywalk

The City of Trail has won a prestigious award for their new Columbia River Skywalk from the BC Recreation and Parks Association.

1st place, Senior division, Taking Back Neverland, Keona Osbourne, Katelin Blunden
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business Junior Dragons Den Championship results

The fifth annual Junior Dragons Den Championship took place at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail on Saturday, May 8

Junior Dragons Den Championship will take place May 5th, 2018
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business Junior Dragons Den Championship May 5th, 2018

Young Entrepreneurs will compete for cash to support their small business dreams at the Junior Dragons Den Championship taking place in Trail this Saturday.

Myles Peterson, first place winner in the Junior Division at the recent Junior Dragon Den West Kootenay Championships.
West Kootenay, Trail, Education, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragon Den West Kootenay champions announced

The Junior Dragon Den Provincial Championships will be held on May 5th at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail.

David Perehudoff, CAO for the City of Trail, in the city hall boardroom
West Kootenay, Trail Sharing the pulse of Trail

Improved amenities, attractions and industry opportunities, along with a revitalized hockey club, are creating sustainable growth in Trail.

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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.

William Trowell, shown here with his wife and son, is the owner of Selkirk Security Services Ltd., in Trail, B.C.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Small Business, Top 10 Business People William Trowell

Thirty years of experience and knowledge in the security industry have placed William Trowell at the top of his game.

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The Export Navigator pilot project offers workshops for businesses new to the complexities of exporting goods and services.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Golden, Trail, Education, Small Business Training for exporters

If you own or manage a small business that is ready to expand into markets outside of British Columbia, this free workshop can help.

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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.

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