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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 16 issue

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

Celgar BE SEEN campaign team members (L-R) Sandy Hinter, Mark Goebel and Rose Leslie visited the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus at the end of October to talk to students and staff about safety on area roadways.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Health & Wellness Selkirk College partners with Celgar for BE SEEN campaign

In an effort to avoid tragedy and make Castlegar's streets safer for everyone, Celgar has launched a fantastic campaign that has received great response so far

Chris Barlow became the CAO for Castlegar in September 2017
West Kootenay, Castlegar Renewal in Castlegar

Chris Barlow, long-time city employee and Castlegar’s new CAO, talked with us about his background, his work and the year ahead.

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Biologist Penny Ohanjanian will be working to reintroduce northern leopard frogs to the Columbia marshes thanks to an Environment Grant from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial 32 projects to improve our natural environment

Columbia Basin Trust approves $870,000 in Environment Grants

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 9 issue

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

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Columbia Basin Trust announces board changes

Jensen reappointed Chair, Booth new Vice-Chair, plus four new directors.

Selkirk College Millwright/Machinist Foundation Program students (L-R) Darren Mederios, Greyson Kozakevich and Guy Vercillo are members of the first cohort to use the newly renovated shop spaces at Nelson’s Silver King Campus.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Technology Selkirk College Trades students settle into renovated shop spaces

Selkirk College is now accepting applications for the upcoming February start in three different programs.

Luna Festival: Nocturnal Art and Wonder 2017
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Arts and culture grants now available

Over the next three years, the Trust is expanding its support for arts, culture and heritage with $11.6 million. \

In May 2016, youth from around the Basin participated in a summit organized by Columbia Basin Trust’s Basin Youth Network.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Education Youth: Apply now for free leadership event

Youth Leadership Summit takes place in Kimberley this May

Eden Yesh smiles for a photo
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education Mobilizing local capital—community investment co-ops in rural B.C.

Eden Yesh will host Community Investment sessions in most communities throughout the Kootenays

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 2nd issue

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

40 under 40.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Nominations are open for Kootenay Business’s 3rd annual 40 under 40 list

Kootenay Business is shining a spotlight on the young entrepreneurs of the Kootenays with our latest 40 under 40 list

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Photo of Golden Installations building.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Golden, Retail, Small Business Golden Installations on the move

Golden Installations has been in business for over 47 years in the Upper Columbia Valley.

The Kootenay Columbia region's total property assessments increased from $38.6 billion in 2017 to $40.87 billion this year.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Real Estate Top 25 most expensive residential properties in the Kootenays (by assessed value)

Invermere leads the way with the highest assessed value for a property in the Kootenay Columbia region.

Students in Selkirk College’s Carpentry Foundation Program have been busy putting together the pieces of a pair of ice rinks for the Blewett Conservation Society which will be assembled at the Morning Mountain Recreational Area just west of Nelson in December.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Education Selkirk College Carpentry class helps Blewett outdoor rink project

A new winter recreation amenity will soon be available in the region when the Blewett Conservation Society's outdoor rink project is completed.

The Trust’s Child Care Capital Grants provide over $1 million to 41 child care facilities.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial 100 new child care spaces, improvements to 41 facilities

Columbia Basin Trust provides over $1M for 41 projects.

Brett Kryski opened Columbia Respiratory in Trail, B.C., in April 2017.
West Kootenay, Trail, Health & Wellness, Small Business Breathing easy in Trail

Columbia Respiratory provides the convenience of in-home sleep apnea screening in Trail and the surrounding area.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 26th issue

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

Two students smile while in attendance at an export workshop
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Small Business The DOs and DON’Ts of export navigation

Navigating the complexities of exporting your business is easier with the help of Community Futures’ export advisor, Michael Hoher

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Kathy and Chris Sykes received the 2017 Business Person of the Year Award from the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Castlegar influencers 2018

These Castlegar citizens have gone beyond the necessary to create quality in the business community and benefits for the community at large.

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The Kicking Horse River pedestrian bridge has undergone a significant restoration to replace rotting timbers and prevent further water damage.
West Kootenay, Golden, Tourism Golden pedestrian bridge restored

Restoration of the timber-frame bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River restores convenient access for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Rich and Annie Murphy are the owners of the Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club.
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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A man and a woman stand in front of shelves of books.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Small Business Clearing the confusion for small businesses around income sprinkling

BDO Canada helps clear the confusion of income sprinkling for business owners.

by Jillian Clark
The Whitetooth Brewery in Golden, B.C.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality Golden’s Whitetooth Brewery expands

Described as a modest expansion, Whitetooth added two new tanks in November 2017.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 19th issue

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

A group of student entrepreneurs from the 2017 Junior Dragons Den competition.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Win cash for tuition! Junior Dragons Den seeks student entrepreneurs

Modelled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den,” students in Grades 7 to University will pitch their business idea to a panel of local judges.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Podcast: Tervita Expands in East and West Kootenay

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

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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.

Danny Rickaby, who passed away early in 2017, was the managing partner at the Adventure Hotel in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Top 10 Business People Danny Rickaby

In posthumous recognition of Danny Rickaby’s years of influence in Nelson, we include him on our list of 2018’s Top 10 Kootenay business people.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 12th issue

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

A timberframe home for sale in Fernie currently listed at $1,275,000
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Real Estate Fernie Leads the Way with Highest Property Assessments in Kootenays

BC Assessment's Kootenay Columbia region covers the southeast portion of the province from Fernie to Grand Forks and from Revelstoke to Cranbrook.

Whitewater Ski Resort sign.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Evolution of Nelson’s Whitewater Resort Continues

The big news at Nelson's Whitewater Resort is the installation and operation of their new Summit Chairlift, which is a Leitner-Poma fixed-grip quad.

Rob Jay and Terra Park own and operate Terra Firma Farms in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Agriculture, Retail, Small Business, Top 10 Business People Terra Park and Rob Jay

Terra Park and Rob Jay are intimately connected to the people of Revelstoke—their organic farm provides food for the community.

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This typical Revelstoke heritage home is listed by Remax at $369,000, assessment values in Revelstoke went up 21% last year.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Real Estate Top 10 Communities: Residential Property Assessments Jump

Overall, the Kootenay Columbia region's total assessments increased from $38.6 billion in 2017 to $40.87 billion this year.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Small Business, Technology REMINDER: Get $1,000 to go to #BCTECH Summit

The #BCTECH Summit is the place for connecting industry, government and research under one roof to do business.

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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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 5th issue

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

Left to right: Ben Marken (Selkirk College), Blair Weston (FortisBC), Roger Austin (Austin Engineering), Darren McElhinney (FortisBC), Mary Austin (Austin Engineering) and Jason Taylor (Selkirk College)
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Energy, Technology 3-D printing innovation in engineering

Selkirk College and Austin Engineering worked together to create a 3-D printed model of the proposed Corra Linn dam upgrades for FortisBC.

by Jillian Clark
Jimmy Bundschuh, owner of the Savoy Hotel in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Bundschuh sets the stage

Jimmy Bundschuh is most comfortable working behind the scenes, but recognizes that the scope of his business has made him a regional influencer.

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Don Macdonald (left) and Allison Girvan (right) create the sound of a 20-voice choir in the new release of choral music title breaTH. The 10-track album was recorded in the couple’s home studio in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality Selkirk College music program instructor releases breaTH

Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program instructor Don Macdonald and his wife Allison Girvan provide all the vocals on the 10-track album

Dr. Rebecca Kolbenson took over the Golden Optometric Clinic in Golden, B.C., in 2013.
West Kootenay, Golden, Health & Wellness, Top 10 Business People Dr. Rebecca Kolbenson

The Golden Optometric clinic received the 2017 Professional Service Excellence Award from the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce.

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Barry Marsh stands in his store, Bears Furniture and Appliances.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business From Sears to Bears

Sears in Nelson, B.C., is undergoing a transformation to Bears Furniture and Appliances thanks to owner Barry Marsh

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Miriam Needoba
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality Executive director leaving post

Oxygen Art Centre’s Executive Director Miriam Needoba will be leaving her role at the end of the year after six years of service.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Kootenay Business’ 10 most-read stories of 2017

There were more than 319,000 pageviews on the Kootenay Business website in 2017.

Lolli and David Gagnon of Golden, B.C., display two awards presented to their business, Higher Ground Sports.
West Kootenay, Golden, Retail, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Higher Ground Sports takes the high road

Lolli and David Gagnon have founded a business and a not-for-profit organization that support the community of Golden, B.C.

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Kayla Sebastian stands in front of her store signage
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Cuisine, Small Business, Top 10 Business People Kayla Sebastian

The Wooden Spoon in Grand Forks is attaining acclaim and so is its owner and chef, Kayla Sebastian

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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.

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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Winter scene, forest in background, stump covered in snow in foreground.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Biz Blog takes a winter break!

Kootenay Biz Blog will return on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.

The Ktunaxa Nation Council, housed in this government building, is one of the recipients of a Social Grant from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial 16 social projects to receive $1 million

Columbia Basin Trust announces its most recent Social Grants recipients

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