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A group shot of the Minister's Tourism Engagement Council.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism B.C.‘s Tourism Minister forms New Tourism Engagement Council (MTEC)

The Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council was formed to help guide government's tourism policy, strategy and program implementation.

Columbia Basin Trust Board of Directors group photo.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Columbia Basin Trust announces board changes

The Trust thanks a departing director and welcomes a new one

Chris Holt of Lakewood Landscaping
West Kootenay, Nelson, Agriculture, Education, Environment Xeriscaping: You, me and the blue, part two

Xeriscapic landscaping uses plants that thrive in our natural environment. Here are seven tips for creating a low-maintenance yard.

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Picture of Golden's Whitetooth Brewing Company beer.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Cuisine Kootenay craft breweries capture medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards

The Canadian Brewing Awards is Canada’s national competition for judging the quality of Canadian manufactured beer.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 15 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

A picture of the window of Zinnia Textiles.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Nelson welcomes Zinnia Textiles — a shop honouring makers and materials

A few of the lines available at Zinnia include the internationally renowned Nomads Hempwear, based in the Slocan Valley and Smoking Lily from Victoria.

Tim Termunde, president and CEO, Eagle Plains Resources Ltd.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, West Kootenay, Mining, Small Business Eagle Plains goes solo on Iron Range

At the Iron Range property, where Eagle Plains Resources has exclusive ownership interest, the company is breaking with precedent.

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Congratulations to Executive Director Tammy Verigin-Burk (centre), her staff, and all the members of the Chamber.
West Kootenay, Castlegar Castlegar Chamber wins BC Chamber of the Year Award – and $2,500 in prize money

The Chamber of Year award recognized the innovative efforts that the Chamber has put into play with the Castlegar Economic Development Plan.

Bob Hellman, paddling on Kootenay Lake in one of his own canoes
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Hellman Canoe & Kayak—a passion project

Bob Hellman has an enduring love for paddling and for Canada’s wilderness, and his business keeps him connected to that passion.

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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.

Tom Thomson , executive director of the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, appreciates the upgrades  to the chamber's new home in the former CP Rail station.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Meeting needs for Nelson’s businesses

Tom Thomson is dedicated to learning about the needs of the business community in Nelson and advocating to get those needs met.

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Amber (Wood) Granter (left) and Sherry Devlin.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, West Kootenay, Golden, Real Estate C21 Rockies Realty welcome two new realtors

Both new realtors can be contacted through the Rockies Realty Century 21 office in Radium Hot Springs.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 8 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

A family participating in one of Columbia River Paddle's adventures.
East Kootenay, Invermere, West Kootenay, Tourism Take to the water, and don’t forget to bring a paddle

Whether you’re planning on taking your family—or your work family—on a paddling adventure, here are some important tips to keep in mind

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Aerial view of the recent Grand Forks flooding.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Financial Grand Forks flood relief supported by local Credit Unions - surpasses $50K

Seven credit unions from the Boundary, Kootenay, and Columbia Valley have collaborated in their efforts to provide financial relief for Grand Forks.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Breweries to visit—Kootenay style!

Our region is home to some amazing local breweries. Here are a few of our top choices.

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Aerial view of the Interfor Sawmill in Grand Forks, B.C.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Forestry Interfor resumes operations at Grand Forks sawmill

The sawmill was temporarily curtailed on May 10, 2018 as a precautionary measure due to the escalating flooding in the region.

Tracey Buckley of Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Technology, Influential Women in Business Tracey Buckley — a rare combination

An aptitude for technology, natural communication skills and an easy way with people have been key to Tracey Buckley’s success.

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Wayne Stetski
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial MP Stetski announces call for applications for Seniors’ Grants

In order for a project to be eligible for a New Horizons grant, it must be led or inspired by seniors.

A new building being built in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments New multi-story building rises in Nelson with commercial opportunities

The new building, currently under construction in Nelson, comes with two open concept units.

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.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 1 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations Columbia River Treaty negotiations underway

The meetings will provide an update on Columbia River Treaty negotiations between Canada and the United States

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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Youth gather for the opening ice breakers at the Basin Youth Network Leadership Summit.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education Basin youth inspired and equipped to make a difference

100 youth attended the recent Basin Youth Network 2018 Leadership Summit in Kimberley.

Side-by-side pictures of Logan Melville and Val Wright.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks See a Grand Forks real estate leader today!

Talk to one of these real estate leaders today if you are looking for property in the Grand Forks and Boundary region of B.C.

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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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - May 25 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

An artist's rendition of the proposed Fairfield Inn in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism New 87-room Fairfield Inn proposed for Revelstoke

According the development application to the City of Revelstoke, the six-storey structure would be built along the Trans-Canada Highway, next to the Ramada.

Natasha Lockey was please to be recognized by Kootenay Business magazine as an Influential Woman in Business in the West Kootenay
West Kootenay, Rossland, Small Business, Tourism, Influential Women in Business Natasha Lockey, influential entrepreneur

Natasha Lockey is all about adapting to change, taking responsibility and grasping new opportunities.

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Rauni Naud was recognized by Kootenay Business magazine as an Influential Woman in Business in the West Kootenay region
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Financial, Influential Women in Business Rauni Naud: focused, balanced and fulfilled

Rauni Naud combines a single-minded focus, continuing education and passion for her community to achieve financial success and a balanced life.

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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.

Balfour Golf Course
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Take a 2018 swing through the Kootenays + the Crowsnest Pass

More and more local and visiting golfers are embarking on a golfing circle tour through the Kootenays, making stops at their favourite courses along the way.

Graphic for Historical Federation Conference.
West Kootenay, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality History conference at Nakusp features speakers

The annual 3-day B.C. Historical Federation Conference takes place this year May 24 - 26 at Nakusp.

Picture of Samurai Hardwoood's new showroom.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Samurai Hardwood Flooring has new showroom in Nelson

Niki and Sunny Wood are the owners/operators of Samurai Hardwood Flooring in Nelson.

An artist's rendition of the new Neapolitan-style pizzeria.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality New Neapolitan style pizzeria coming to Nelson’s Baker Street

A complete floor-to-ceiling renovation of the space is currently underway as it is transformed into a new Neapolitan-inspired pizzeria.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - May 18 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Social Room Interiors storefront.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Social Room Interior relocates to Vernon Street in Nelson

Nelson’s Social Room Interiors has moved to 619 Vernon Street in the Queen City.

Pilar Portela, Natasha Lockey and Rauni Naud were given special recognition as influential women in business for 2018.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business, Influential Women in Business 7 women who represent the spirit of Kootenay women in business for 2018

We applaud the Kootenay businesswomen who were nominated to our Influential Women in Business list for 2018.

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From left: Jan Morton (president, Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society), Johnny Strilaeff (CEO, Columbia Basin Trust), Minister of Children and Family Development and MLA for Kootenay West Katrine Conroy and Mayor of Rossland Kathy Moore break ground at a new affordable housing development in Rossland on May 1, 2018.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial Affordable housing for Columbia Basin residents

The Government of British Columbia is working with the Columbia Basin Trust to build 167 new homes for people in the region struggling to find housing.

A headshot of Scott Wilson, owner of Grassroots Environmental Services in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Environment Aquatic biologist Scott Wilson whistles while he works … most of the time

Owner of Grassroots Environmental Services in Golden, Scott Wilson can encounter anything while out protecting waterways … even wolves

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The former Kootenay Co-op building in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments Former Kootenay Co-Op building in Nelson sold

Word on the street is that Shambhala Festival owner and operator Jimmy Bundschuh has purchased the former Kootenay Co-Op building in Nelson.

Aerial view showing many points of interests in the area of Christina Lake
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Tourism Christina Lake wayfinding made easy

A slick new wayfinding app—available as a free download for mobile devices—is now available for Christina Lake and its immediate area.

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Girl and man using a Smart touch-based vending machine.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology Smart Vending Machines dispense school projects—or any type of product—in retail locations

Smrt1 Technologies is debuting its Brain STEM Toolbox at BC Technology show May 14 - 16 in Vancouver BC.

Two young women try their skills at logrolling during Logger Sports in Kaslo, B.C.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Summer-long celebrations in Kaslo

Come to the party in Kaslo—enjoy the beauty, the welcoming atmosphere, and the many events and activities that mark Kaslo’s 125th anniversary.

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Rob Sorenson poses with last year’s golf tournament banner.
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Christina Lake Fire and Rescue Charity Golf Tournament

Christina Lake Fire and Rescue does good work all year. Join their charity golf tournament for some good work of your own.

by Timothy Fowler
The Colours of Nelson Mural Project was created through a collaborative design process by 16 artists, ages 15-39.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Art goes public thanks to new Trust program

Columbia Basin Trust commits $750,000 to help communities increase public art

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