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Chris Mansbridge owns and operates Chris Mansbridge Acupuncture In Castlegar
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Chris Mansbridge

Chris Mansbridge, traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, brings positivity and realism to his healthcare practice in Castlegar.

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Graphic showing the recreation grants that Columbia Basin Trust will be funding.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Environment, Financial, Health & Wellness Improving rec spaces keeps residents active

Columbia Basin Trust provides $3 million for 53 new recreation infrastructure projects

Wayne Stetski in standing in front of the Columbia River near its headwaters.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Kootenay-Columbia lakes and rivers win protections

The government’s new Bill C-69 provides a new environmental assessment process and includes a new mechanism for protecting navigable waters.

Carina Klassen is the sole proprietor of Spinning Fables Children's Apparel & Crafts in Winlaw.
West Kootenay, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Carina Klassen

Fulfilling a need for a children’s clothing store in the Slocan Valley, Carina Klassen opened Spinning Fables Children’s Apparel & Crafts.

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Carly Hadfield stands before the bar at the Lion's Head Smoke & Brew Pub in Castlegar, B.C., where she is the co-owner and vice-president
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Carly Hadfield

Carly Hadfield deserves recognition for her role in starting a successful taphouse and furthering the craft beer industry in the West Kootenay.

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Bethany Thate is the owner and founder of Divinyl in Grand Forks, B.C.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Bethany Thate

Bethany Thate provides a way for us to create special messages for display in our homes and offices.

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Mandy Chutskoff of Oranj Express fitness studio teaches yoga classes and encourages general fitness
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Mandy Chutskoff

Mandy Chutskoff of Castlegar is sharing her love of yoga with her clients, and encouraging improved wellbeing in the region.

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Suzie LaRose of Suzie's Designer Nails is a young entrepreneur in Castlegar, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Suzie LaRose

Passion, determination, ongoing education and a support system are the cornerstones of success for Suzie LaRose.

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Dawn English opened Diggers and Daisies, a children's consignment and toy store in Castlegar, in October 2017.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Dawn English

Diggers and Daisies Children’s Consignment has been welcomed to the Castlegar retail scene with open arms.

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Sierra Dante is the founder and operator of Sweet Sleep Consulting in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Sierra Dante

Pediatric Sleep Consultant Sierra Dante comes to the rescue of sleep-deprived parents and their children.

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

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

Siobhan O'Connor smiles for a photo.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism, 40 Under 40 Siobhan O’Connor

Siobhan O'Connor, retail and guest services manager at of Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, has guided the company to new heights

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The Overwaitea Store in Kimberley is one of the stores which recently re-branded as a Save-On-Foods.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Overwaitea stores in the Kootenays re-brand as Save-On-Foods

As Save-On-Foods, the newly re-branded stores will offer the same great products at amazing value from the same familiar team.

Kristie Norquay smiles for a photo
West Kootenay, Golden, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Kristie Norquay

Kristie Norquay takes a holistic approach to wellness, integrating yoga philosophy with physiotherapy at Element Therapeutics and Golden Lotus Yoga Studio

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Dr. Kristy Dennison stands in front of Castlegar Veterinary Hospital with a dog.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Animal Care Furry friends find comfort in Castlegar

Dr. Kristy Dennison, veterinarian and owner of Castlegar Veterinary Hospital, practises patience with her four-legged patients

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Volunteers with the North Kootenay Lake Water Monitoring Program measure the snowpack.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Environment Special equipment helps researchers discover secrets in the snowpack

FortisBC’s Community Investment program has helped to fund a snowtube, a specialized piece of equipment used to collect core samples from snowpacks.

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Lavinia Lidstone sits near a waterfall
West Kootenay, Slocan, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, 40 Under 40 Lavinia Lidstone

Lavinia Lidstone’s Slocan Valley business, Kootenay Kombucha, is good for guts

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FortisBC new app by Two Tall Totems
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology New FortisBC app built by Two Tall Totems gives greater access to online accounts

FortisBC recently released a new mobile application that allows British Columbians to access their utilities account from their mobile devices.

Greg Fortier is the founder and operator of Trapper Snowboards in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Greg Fortier

Passion for the Revelstoke lifestyle, commitment to quality, and a strong work ethic are the foundations of Greg Fortier’s success.

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Ned Johnson of Innovation Building Group and Vidorra Developments, plans to build a mixed commercial and residential building in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments High-quality housing for Golden

Ned Johnson of Vidorra Developments in Golden hopes to break ground on the Oso rental apartment project in 2018.

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Photographer Ursula Abresch is one of the artists who has had a show at New Denver’s Hidden Garden Gallery. The gallery will be renovating a new space with help from a Columbia Basin Trust Arts and Culture Venue Grant.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial 12 projects across the East and West Kootenay awarded funding through Arts & Culture Venue Grants

The Columbia Basin Trust is helping 12 facilities renovate, relocate or upgrade with nearly $830,000 in support through its new Arts and Culture Venue Grants.

Dana DiPonio and Kevin Hagel are shown in a health food store. They are co-owners of Nelson Naturals, producing a natural toothpaste.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Think outside the tube

Kevin Hagel and Dana DiPonio of Nelson Naturals create natural toothpaste. But don’t expect to find any tacky, distasteful plastic tubes in their business.

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This is an artist's rendering of the proposed Kicking Horse River Dike Improvement Project in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Mining, Real Estate Good news from Golden

Golden is seeing more tourists year round, a significant increase in housing starts and responsible improvements in infrastructure.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 9 issue

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

The performance artists Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret put on a show at the Golden Civic Centre. The centre’s Great Hall will get new flooring with help from a Columbia Basin Trust Arts and Culture Venue Grant.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Basin Arts and Culture venues to see upgrades

12 projects receive $830,000 from Trust’s new venue grants program

Log cabin-type house, lit up at dusk.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate BC’s “speculation tax” does not apply to Kootenays, with high percentage of out-of-province buyers

According to a Globe and Mail article, the Kootenay region is heavily dependent on Alberta home buyers.

Mateus Dachwitz is the owner-operator of Red Path Movement in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Mateus Dachwitz

Twenty-four year old Mateus Dachwitz has turned his long-held passion into a career and a business.

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Aaron Davidson of Revelstoke is the brains behind a popular nutrition, fitness and health tracking app called Cronometer
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40 Aaron Davidson

Revelstoke’s Aaron Davidson has designed a health tracking app that is growing in popularity in Canada and internationally.

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David Perehudoff, CAO for the City of Trail, in the city hall boardroom
West Kootenay, Trail Sharing the pulse of Trail

Improved amenities, attractions and industry opportunities, along with a revitalized hockey club, are creating sustainable growth in Trail.

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The Trust’s new Career Internship Program provides up to $25,000 to hire a post-secondary grad.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial New internship program helps employers hire post-secondary grads

Columbia Basin Trust program creates and retains jobs in the Basin

GeoLyn Mantei is the CEO at Moda Partners, chair at Kootenay Quick Shot Media and founder of Muddy Stiletto.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology, 40 Under 40 GeoLyn Mantei

GeoLyn Mantei of Nelson is a motivational speaker, a successful entrepreneur, a mother and an inspiration to women everywhere.

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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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Kimberly Coates is the director of member engagement for LandlordBC.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate 3 DO’s and 1 DON’T for landlords and property managers to adhere to

Kimberly Coates of LandlordBC explains how landlords and property managers should handle their assets and renters

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Collage of photos depicting people across rural BC.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial BC Rural Dividend grants support projects in Kootenays

The Government of British Columbia is providing over $103,000 for cultural, social and infrastructure projects in the Kootenay region.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 2 issue

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

Kat Cadegan, jewelry designer, poses wearing a wide-brimmed hat
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Kat Cadegan

Kat Cadegan, designer and creator of handmade jewelry, talked with us about entrepreneurship.

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Don Freschi.
West Kootenay New Executive Director at KAST: Don Freschi

Accomplished entrepreneur and fly-fishing enthusiast, Don Freschi, joins the team at KAST.

Smiling couple signing papers while realtor looks on.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate Have you hugged your Kootenay Realtor lately? RBC shows some love!

To celebrate the partnership between Realtors and the bank, RBC launched the first annual National Realtor Appreciation Week from February 26 to March 2, 2018.

Wabie Quayle of Nelson is making a great success of her business, Starbird Bakehouse
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Wabie Quayle

Wabie Quayle of Starbird Bakehouse creates exquisite feasts for the eye as well as the palate.

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Farmer feeding pigs.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture Agriculture businesses get specialized advice

Columbia Basin Trust’s Basin Business Advisors now offers a full-time Agriculture Specialist

A Madden Timber Construction interior staircase is the backdrop for company owner David Madden and his beautiful baby.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Environment, 40 Under 40 Dave Madden

Dave Madden of Madden Timber Construction Inc. is a local leader in his industry and a champion of regional prosperity.

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Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff (left) congratulates the Oglow family on its Lifetime Achievement Award from the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Tourism Economic momentum in Castlegar

A collaborative effort in Castlegar has produced an exciting three-year economic development work plan.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 23 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 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.

Rick Jensen
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.

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