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

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

The Trust’s Ecosystem Enhancement Program will help maintain and improve ecological health and native biodiversity in a variety of ecosystems, such as wetlands, fish habitat, forests and grasslands.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Significant boost for Basin ecosystems

Columbia Basin Trust announces new five-year, $10-million program.

Picture of two people looking at paintings in an art gallery.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Trust expands support for arts, culture and heritage

Columbia Basin Trust is expanding its support for arts, culture and heritage with $11.6 million over three years.

Roger Dall'Antonia
East Kootenay, West Kootenay FortisBC announces appointment of Roger Dall’Antonia as new President and CEO

Mr. Dall'Antonia has more than 20 years of experience in the energy sector and joined FortisBC in 2004.

Michael Hoher, Export Advisor for the Kootenay Boundary, facilitates an workshop for West Kootenay manufacturers on November 29.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Small Business Export Navigator: Expanding Markets for Kootenay Manufacturers

Manufacturers attended a free Export Navigator workshop to learn about growing their businesses through exporting.

Worker at ATCO Wood Products, working in saw mill.
West Kootenay, Small Business ATCO Wood Products wins 2017 BC Export Award

The BC Export Awards annual awards program occurs in either Vancouver every fall and hosted by Business In Vancouver.

Picture of person using typewriter at top of picture, with laptop user below.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology Supporting tech needs for non-profits

$1 million for non-profit organizations to upgrade critical office technology

The Sears store in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business Sears to Bears—Nelson’s newest furniture/appliance retailer

Bears Furniture and Appliances will also operate under the BrandSource label, with an extensive selection of appliances, furniture and electronics.

Picture of the front door and window of the new Kootenay Columbia College location.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Nelson’s College of Integrative Health Sciences set to open third location

Unique to the area, the college offers courses in Chinese medicine, Registered Massage Therapy and Holistic Nutrition.

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

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

Map of potential 12 premium development sites of multi family for pre-sale.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate Nelson Landing waterfront property goes up for sale

The owners of Nelson Landing are reaching out to developers and builders in Nelson to invite them to express their creative ideas on the lakefront property

An intersection in Nelson at nighttime.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson Nelson and Cranbrook ranked in Top 10 Best Places to Retire in Canada list

Earlier this year, MoneySense magazine ranked the Top 100 Best Places to Retire in Canada—two Kootenay towns made the Top 10.

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.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 24 issue

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

Overhead view of pool at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort.
West Kootenay, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Developments Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort looks to build 10-unit staff housing

The resort, owned and operated by the Lower Kootenay Band, is requesting approval to build a 10-unit, two-storey housing structure.

Ad for Export Advisor workshop.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Kootenay Export Navigator Workshop slated for Nelson

The Export Navigator workshop is specifically for manufacturers in the West Kootenay, hosted by advisor Michael Hoher.

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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Jared Brand is the owner of J. Brand Painting in Nelson and is pictured here with his wife, Crystal.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business J. Brand Painting earns an award dipped in gold

Jared Brand, owner of J. Brand Painting, has cultivated a stellar reputation and strong relationships within his hometown of Nelson, B.C.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 17 issue

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

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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.

(L to R) Murray Kimber, owner and creative director, Tori Lotecki, client services and production lead, and Stephanie Delnea, senior designer, make up the Speedpro Signs team in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Speedpro Signs supersizes business messages

Murray Kimber, owner and creative director of Speedpro Signs in Nelson, B.C., has big ideas and knows the right way to wrap up anything

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The Whitetooth Brewing Co., in Golden was recognized as the New Business of the Year in the Chamber's Business Excellence awards, along with 13 other businesses or individuals.
West Kootenay, Golden, Retail, Small Business Golden Chamber presents Business Excellence Awards

The Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce hosted a gala dinner event and presented 14 awards in a variety of categories.

Works of art are displayed to visitors at Adrian Wagner Studio
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Shooting and showcasing creative content

Adrian Wagner Studio is a new business and showroom for creative photographic works in Nelson, B.C.

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Picture of worker in wood factory.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Forestry, Small Business Two Kootenay companies finalists in BC Export Awards

The BC Export Awards annually seeks out BC’s Top Exporters and honours companies for their excellence and achievements in 9 categories.

Michelle Tucker is standing next to an evergreen tree in the snow.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Nelson, Health & Wellness A catalyst for moving forward

The Still North Retreat Co. offers customized workshops and retreats

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Maggie Spizzirri.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, Technology Helping you market with moxie

The key to success for this entrepreneur is open and honest communication with her customers

by Julie Matchett
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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial BC Rural Dividend grants over $10 million for rural projects—$1.2 million in Kootenays

The B.C. government is distributing $10.1 million in new grants to help rural communities stabilize their economies and create long-term local employment.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 10 issue

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

East Kootenay, Elkford, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Sparwood, West Kootenay Call for the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the Kootenays

Simply fill out this form and you could be recognized as one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in Kootenays.

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East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Local resident Jody Jacob publishes children’s book

Writer Jody Jacob, born and raised in Cranbrook, has published a children’s book called The Man & the Bear, created for kids between the ages of birth to seven.

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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Beachfront property
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Top ten most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays

The Kootenay area has an eclectic selection of businesses for sale to suit every sort of entrepreneur.

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A group shot of the staff of Canadian Timberframes Ltd.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business, Kootenay Manufacturers 2nd annual Kootenay Manufacturing Awards announced

Golden’s Canadian Timberframes Ltd. named Manufacturer of the Year

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Connie Lawrence, owner of The New West Trading Co. 1985 in Grand Forks, is standing outside her store with three staff members.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business For a local gem, visit this health food store in Grand Forks, B.C.

For great health choices, visit Grand Forks’s New West Trading Co. 1985

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Nicole Fricot is the director of community economic development in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Financial, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Nicole Fricot for Revelstoke development

Building permit applications are piling up at Revelstoke City Hall, and Nicole Fricot, community economic development director, is busy.

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West Kootenay, Rossland, Mining Massive $750 million deal for magnesium deposit near Rossland

Calgary-based West High Yield Resources sells their mineral properties near Rossland to Maryland-based Gryphon Enterprises for US$750 million

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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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 3 issue

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

Jamie Mayes, interim program manager at Imagine Kootenay.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism Revelstoke’s Jamie Mayes now Imagine Kootenay interim program manager

Former executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, Jamie Mayes, has joined Nelson-based Imagine Kootenay initiative as interim program manager.

In late summer 2017, Jamie Mayes of Revelstoke, B.C., became the interim program manager for Imagine Kootenay.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business Better life through Imagine Kootenay

Imagine Kootenay’s motto, “This is your better life,” certainly applies in the case of Jamie Mayes, the organization’s new program manager.

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Jana Thompson is Revelstoke's new Chamber of Commerce executive director
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism New executive director at Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce

Jana Thompson is Revelstoke's new Chamber of Commerce executive director

Both Nelson and Kimberley (pictured) have solar projects that are producing power.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Energy, Technology FortisBC looking to build B.C.’s largest utility-led solar project in Kelowna

The proposed Ellison Community Solar Pilot Project, if approved, would be B.C.’s largest utility-led community solar project to date.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 27 issue

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

2017 has been a challenging and rewarding year for Mark McKee, mayor of Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke Record-setting growth in Revelstoke

According to Revelstoke’s mayor, Mark McKee, development activity in the city is at a 40-year high.

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The Can-Filters mascot appears in front of their Six Mile location north of Nelson
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Nelson’s Can-Filters acquired by US-based Hawthorne Gardening Company

Can-Filters produces a top brand of air filtration systems for safer workplaces and environments.

Jana Thompson took on the role of executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce in September 2017.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business Revy chamber welcomes Jana Thompson

Jana Thompson, a relative newcomer to Revelstoke, is the new executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce.

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Exterior of the attractive new VISAH.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Golden’s new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre is good to go

Kootenay Business magazine had the opportunity to tour the new Golden Visitor Centre recently.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 20 issue

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

A beautiful timberframe house in Nakusp listed for rent on Airbnb, one of 2,100 Kootenay properties and homes listed on the company's website.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Tourism AirBnB up 21% in the Kootenays and generated over $18 million in revenue

AirBnB has a major economic presence in the Kootenays.

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