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Craig Luke is the operations manager and Alain Chiasson (R) is a new co-owner of Queen City Shuttle in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Tourism, Transportation Nelson’s fleet sustained

Queen City Shuttle & Charters has new owners and an assured future.

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A view of a gas station.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation Highest and lowest gas prices in the Kootenays – 2018 July long weekend

With the 2018 July long weekend here, we thought it would be interesting to find out which town has the highest and lowest gas prices in the Kootenays.

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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.

WestJet Link aircraft at Canadian Rockies International Airport on June 20, 2018.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Sparwood, Small Business, Tourism, Transportation WestJet touchdown in Cranbrook

WestJet Link is a new, three-times-a-weekday travel option at the Canadian Rockies International Airport.

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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.

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.

Little Nieve Thomas standing in front of a NABS construction sign.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Developments, Health & Wellness, Transportation World-class mountain biking coming to Nakusp, BC

Mountain bikers looking to explore what BC has to offer will now want to add Nakusp, BC as a destination.

by Janis Neufeld, Project Manager for the Nakusp and Area Bike Society
The new Glade Ferry, built by Waterbridge Steel in Nakusp.
West Kootenay, Developments, Tourism, Transportation Nakusp’s Waterbridge Steel constructs and launches new ferry at Glade

Waterbridge was awarded a $27.9-million contract in 2016 to design and build the four new cable ferries.

Castlegar airport
Transportation Fly for business and pleasure: A list of top airports in the Kootenays

Find out more about these Kootenay airports and the airlines they host.

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Group photo of ground-breaking ceremony.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education, Tourism, Transportation The Cranbrook History Centre announces 1st phase of a 4-million-dollar heritage railcar preservation

The Heritage Railcar Preservation building will ultimately provide a complete building to enclose and preserve the Museum’s collection of heritage railcars.

Dave Earle is the new president and CEO of the BC Trucking Association.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation One-on-one with BC Trucking Association’s new president, Dave Earle

From self-driving vehicles to driver shortages, new BCTA president Dave Earle discusses where the trucking industry is going

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Tristen Chernove stands in the Kootenay Rockies International Airport
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism, Transportation Calgary to Cranbrook in a convenient package

WestJet Link is a new service that offers inexpensive and more frequent flights from Calgary to Cranbrook

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Regional Manager, Tony Maida, Area Manager of Selkirk Paving based in South Slocan  is presented the Excellence in Paving award at the  Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Awards held recently in Victoria.
West Kootenay, Transportation Selkirk Paving wins Deputy Minister Excellence Award 2017

The Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Awards recognizes excellence in the delivery of transportation infrastructure projects.

Line up of BC Transit buses.
West Kootenay, Transportation Online trip planner comes to West Kootenay

The BC Transit Trip Planner is a public transportation planning tool that combines the latest BC Transit schedule with Google Maps.

Tristen Chernove, CEO of Elevate Airports, cuts celebratory cake at announcement that WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines have partnered to bring jet service (Calgary to Cranbrook) to Canadian Rockies International Airport.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism, Transportation WestJet link operated by Pacific Coastal to fly Cranbrook to Calgary route—3 times a day

WestJet has introduced WestJet Link, a new regional air service operating under a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines

Two pilots stand in front of a small aircraft owned by ELT Aviation, based in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Forestry, Health & Wellness, Mining, Small Business, Tourism, Transportation Eclipse Helicopters, Cranbrook

A small aviation company is providing important support to the Kootenay region.

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Jim Hymer stands in front of his truck
West Kootenay, Salmo, Transportation Winter driving: Before you go, take the advice of a seasoned Sutco pro

Jim Hymer, a 47-year veteran in the transportation industry, shares his wisdom on how to stay safe on the road this winter

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A fleet of Mainroad Contracting's snowplows busy clearing our local highways
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation Ad Talk: chill out and give your local highway contractor the thumbs-up

With winter's onset, a favourite topic of conversation seems to be the winter maintenance of our local roads.

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Pacific Coastal airplane
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Transportation Pacific Coastal 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament donates to Ktunaxa Street Angels Program

Pacific Coastal 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament raised a total of $65,000

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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Overview of Columbia Valley Classic Car Show.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Transportation Classic Car Show stays in Radium Hot Springs: “positive resolution” says Chamber

The annual Classic Car Show & Shine will be held on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th, 2017.

The Calgary Connector bus.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Transportation “Calgary Connector” brings bus service connecting Invermere and Calgary

The new transit service is scheduled to run every other week Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 2nd.

College of the Rockies offers truck driver courses with the perfect classroom setting in the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Transportation Summer road safety: Safe driving tips for truck drivers

College of the Rockies haul truck driving instructor shares his pet peeves on the road and tips for safe driving.

by Jillian Clark
Picture of mother and child getting on bus.
West Kootenay, Transportation Coming soon: expanded bus service and a new single multi-zone fare in the West Kootenay

Starting August 1, 2017, bus riders in the West Kootenay Transit System will benefit from extended service on several routes.

An aerial view of the Columbia Valley Classics Autumn Show & Shine event.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Transportation Radium officials express disappointment that Classic Car Show is moving venues

The Show & Shine portion of the event will be moving from the Springs Course Driving Range to the Copper Point Golf Club's driving range.

Wally Eddy and his motorcycle.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Transportation How to prepare for your motorcycle road test and what to expect

Wally Eddy, Cranbrook’s ICBC-certified motorcycle instructor, reveals how to avoid blunders on your bike and pass the road test

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Dustin Denham, dealer principal/manager at Denham Chevrolet GMC Buick in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Transportation Denham Auto Group purchases Fernie GM dealership

The Elk Valley's Coal Valley Motor Products, based in Fernie and owned by Ralph Will for many years, has been purchased by the Denham Automotive Group.

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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