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Picture of Pacific Coastal airplane.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Transportation Pacific Coastal adds one-stop (Kelowna) same plane service between Cranbrook and Victoria

Pacific Coastal is a privately owned, British Columbia-based regional airline operating from Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal.

Picture of group of people standing in front of semi-trucks.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Transportation Over 80% of truckers want improved parking and access to Cranbrook—finds truck survey

The roadside survey of long-haul trucks was conducted in October of 2016.

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.

A Chevy Bolt is parked next to the newly unveiled DC fast-charging station in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Energy, Environment, Tourism, Transportation Accelerating the future of electric vehicles in the Kootenays

Accelerate Kootenay is a two-year $1.5-million project to install over 50 electric vehicle chargers along Highway 3

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People using a SUPSquatch.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Transportation Fernie company introduces Canada’s first and only SUPSquatch river tour

The SUPSquatch river tour ride is unique in Canada, as it is the first and only adventure tour being offered across the country.

An aerial view of the District of Sparwood.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Financial, Transportation Sparwood to receive infrastructure funding

The grant will go toward new construction and modern safety improvements to the Middletown Crossing—Highway 3/43 intersection.

Manager Mike Miller proudly shows off the new Cummins facility in Sparwood.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Transportation Cummins opens state-of-the-art facility in Sparwood

The new, 10,000 square-foot shop features dedicated space for maintenance and repairs, offices, tool storage and a customer conference room.

A herd of big-horn sheep are running across a road.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Environment, Transportation Here’s a wild idea: Grab your phone and report wildlife

Road Watch BC is recruiting citizen scientists to gather data that will reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions

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The dramatic Kicking Horse Bridge was part of an earlier upgrade on Highway #1.
Developments, Financial, Transportation At $110 million per KM, Kicking Horse Highway upgrade likely most expensive strip of road in Canada

B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone stated that most of the funding, $450 million, is for improvements to a four-kilometre section of the road.

Picture of large red semi-truck.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation CBT conducting Regional Shipping and Logistics Survey

The success of this project will depend on the input and participation of the many stakeholders affected by this major issue.

Krystal Wills, financial manager, of the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC)
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Tourism, Transportation Canadian Rockies International Airport reports busy year in 2016

Krystal Wills, financial manager of the Canadian Rockies International Airport, presented an update on travel trends in 2016.

Picture of semi-truck parked on highway.
West Kootenay, Education, Transportation Selkirk College students training with help from Canada-B.C. partnership

Up to 16 West Kootenay residents are receiving the training they need at Selkirk College for jobs in their communities.

Vehicles drive down Highway 95 in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation Ten items you need in your vehicle to survive the Kootenay freezer

Road safety survival kits save lives. Here’s how you should stock yours.

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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

Picture of plane coming in to land.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Financial, Transportation $265,000 aviation study underway to determine improvements needed at Castlegar’s airport

The difficult geography, challenging mountainous terrain and low-ceiling weather conditions have often plagued the airport's year-round accessibility.

Scenic view of gondola.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism, Transportation Silver King Skyride proposed for Nelson

The non-profit organization called Silver King Skyride Development Association is made up of 6 local area residents.

Picture of the Mission Mountain Railroad.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Mining, Transportation Magnetite to be shipped by truck from Montana to Elk Valley coal mines

The Elk Valley Teck coal mines use magnetite in the coal-washing process.

Example of highway wi-fi sign.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation Galena Bay rest stop one of first in province to get Wi-Fi

Free, public Wi-Fi will also soon be installed at select rest areas throughout the province, thanks to a partnership between the Province, TELUS and ICBC.

Scenic view of Kootenay Lake.
West Kootenay, Developments, Tourism, Transportation Transportation Minister says Balfour Ferry Terminal “preferred option”—to be upgraded

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will continue to do further work on the community’s preferred option, which is to retain the terminal at Balfour.

A Nissan Leaf is recharging at a unique electric car charging station at the Kettle River Museum Society in Midway. The charging station is located on the back of an old gasoline pump.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Energy, Environment, Transportation Filling in the geographic gap for electric car charging stations in the Kootenays

Shifting to electric cars is needed in the Kootenays as our current transportation accounts for 60 per cent of our total greenhouse gas emissions

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Picture of Al King, general manager at Chalet GM in Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Transportation The King is back At Chalet in Kimberley

Long-time automotive executive Al King is back as general manager at Chalet GM in Kimberley.

Cranbrook mayor Lee Pratt speaks about a proposed $10 million loan to fix Cranbrook roads.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Transportation “We can spend now or wait until our roads are so bad that we have a catastrophic event.”

Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt is looking to fix roads, but a loan will be necessary

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Jim Barber standing beside a black car.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Transportation Jim Barber now opening doors in the auto industry

After many years in the local Real Estate industry, Jim Barber has switched gears to a new career.

Picture of avalanche.
Transportation New, innovative $2.1 million in avalanche technology for Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke

“The first of these new avalanche mitigation systems will be in operation this winter," said Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Graphic of proposed roundabout upgrades in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Transportation Revelstoke Council awards $1.8 million Gateway roundabout upgrades to local contractor

Speers Construction was determined to provide the best proposal for acceptance by the City.

Picture of CP Rail train.
Cranbrook, Revelstoke, Transportation CP reaches agreement with future CEO Keith Creel; retains services of E. Hunter Harrison

Commencing July 1, 2017, current president and chief operating officer Keith Creel will become CP Rail president and CEO.

Picture of Pacific Coastal airplane at the Revelstoke airport.
Revelstoke, Tourism, Transportation Winter flights slated for Revelstoke in 2017

Pacific Coastal Airlines will be scheduling 32 flights into the city this winter, from January until March 2017.

Action shot of man riding bicycle through forest.
Castlegar, Rossland, Financial, Transportation Three Kootenay communities receive BikeBC funding

Rossland, Castlegar and the South Slocan will be receiving funding for projects in their communities.

Construction on what will be one of the longest pedestrian suspension bridges in North America is underway in the City of Trail.
Trail, Developments, Transportation Trail’s $14.7M suspension bridge construction well underway

Once constructed, the bridge will span almost 1000 feet across the Columbia River, from downtown Trail to East Trail.

Bill Doeleman, owner and instructor at Creston Driving Academy, is standing next to one of the academy cars.
Creston, Small Business, Transportation Driving safety forward

Bill Doeleman is helping Creston’s driving students learn new skills with his business, Creston Driving Academy

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Bridge installation steps on the Columbia West Bridge, located 40 kilometres from Golden, B.C.
Nakusp, Forestry, Transportation Nakusp’s Galena Contractors Ltd. serving the Kootenays for nearly 50 years

Galena Contractor’s Ltd. strives to better the community through its projects with sustainable development focused on maintaining the environment.

by Nowell Berg
Picture of Crowsnest Lake.
Transportation Highway 3 Association in Alberta lobbies for twinning

The group is seeking funding from the Alberta Community Partnership Inter-Municipal Collaboration Grant for a feasibility study.

Artist's rendition of a traffic roundabout proposed in Revelstoke.
Revelstoke, Developments, Transportation Revelstoke roundabouts proposed as part of traffic solution

A recent open house brought out a variety of viewpoints and some concerns over the possible plans.

Eric Van Hoogevest owns and operates In Gear Mechanical in Castlegar, B.C.
Castlegar, Transportation Castlegar’s In Gear Mechanical Services

In Gear Mechanical Services offers special consideration for the ladies.

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Autonomous self-driving driverless vehicle with radar 3D render.
Nelson, Technology, Transportation The future of driving

Self-driving cars are being tested worldwide but when can we expect them in the Kootenays?

by Louis Bockner
A rendering of street tree plantings along a boulevard with a multi-use pathway within Castlegar's Columbia Avenue Residential District
Castlegar, Environment, Forestry, Transportation On the shady side of the street

Castlegar's newly released Street Tree Master Plan makes trees top priority

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Picture of heavy-duty equipment.
Energy, Mining, Technology, Transportation GFS Corp names Wajax and Cullen Diesel Power as new Canadian distributors

Wajax will represent the EVO-MT® systems in Eastern and Central Canada, and Northern British Columbia; Cullen Diesel Power will service Southern B.C.

One of Integra Air's Jetstream 3100 jets sitting on the tarmac at Cranbrook Rockies International Airport.
Cranbrook, Transportation Luxury flights on a budget

Integra Air offers the opportunity to have the corporate jet feel at an affordable price.

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An Observe tire on a Subaru in the snow
Invermere, Environment, Technology, Transportation Black tires go green

Turning nut waste into tires is an example of upcycling for environmental benefits

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A highway sign with an elk on it that is part of a wildlife detection system in the Elk Valley, B.C.
Elkford, Sparwood, Environment, Transportation Elk radar will keep humans and elk safer

A pilot project of a wildlife detection system in the Elk Valley, B.C., may save lives—both human and wild

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New pedestrian/pipeline bridge in Trail.
Trail, Developments, Transportation Help “Name That (new) Bridge” in Trail

The construction of the City of Trail’s pipeline/pedestrian Bridge is well underway.

Picture of airplane coming in for a landing on an air strip.
Castlegar, Developments, Education, Transportation West Kootenay Regional Airport survey: Your input is needed

The City of Castlegar is undertaking a survey to better understand the air passenger market in the West Kootenay.

Picture of family on a beach.
Cuisine, Retail, Small Business, Tourism, Transportation Local BetterBook can help you plan your winter getaway

The BetterBook is your one-stop resource for planning vacations and getaways.

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Rick and Lynn O'Neill with the snow covered Rocky Mountains in the background.
Cranbrook, Transportation Can’t beat the view from this office window

Rick O'Neill runs a Calgary-based business from his home in Cranbrook with a list of contacts and a high speed internet connection.

by Julie Brannigan
Picture of Judy Cameron, first female pilot for Air Canada.
Castlegar, Transportation Air Canada’s first female pilot retires—was trained at Selkirk College

In May of this year Air Canada’s first female pilot, Judy Cameron, retired.

Man using phone while driving the car.
Nelson, Transportation Distracted driving in the Kootenays

Distracted driving kills more people per year in the Southern Interior than any other part of British Columbia.

by Mason Buettner
A delivery man wearing a navy blue baseball cap and jacket, handing a parcel to a young woman.
Cranbrook, Transportation Getting around town with Sun City Couriers

This Cranbrook business has been efficiently delivering envelopes and packages in the city for the past 20 years.

by Nowell Berg
Picture of Nicole Kauffman, standing in front of table laid out with snacks.
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business, Transportation Cap-It Cranbrook has new franchise owners

Nicole and Corey Kauffman recently held a grand-opening to celebrate their new store.

A portrait photo of Derek Spring.
Cranbrook, Retail, Transportation Northstar Motors: 50 years in business

Derek Spring talks about the past, present and future of the General Motors dealership that has been a fixture in Cranbrook for the past half century.

by Kevin Miller

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