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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.

Brett Renaud, owner of several companies in Revelstoke, is dedicated to his community's economic development.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers, Who's Who Influencer Article Revelstoke influencers 2016

These are some of the community-loving businesspeople who are making a difference in Revelstoke, B.C.

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Fairmont Ski Hill is a popular staycation location for Kootenay residents.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism What’s the best Kootenay winter getaway or activity?

Influential locals talk about their favourite things to do during winter in the Kootenays

by Kyle Born and Danielle Cameron
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 4th issue

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

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.

Scientist conducting water quality study in woodland stream.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Technology Website Launch: Columbia Basin Water Quality Project

Project data includes water chemistry, velocity, flow, temperature and Environment Canada Analytical Reports.

Picture of sailboats in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Technology Nelson named as one of the World’s Smart21 Communities

A Smart Community is one that has taken steps to create an economy capable of prospering in an ever-changing technological world.

Helical piles support this sturdy fence.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Developments, Small Business Postech Foundations for southern Kootenays

Helical pile foundation supports are cost effective, quick to install, minimally invasive to the environment and re-usable.

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Well-know Nelson area couple, Karen and Chuck Bennett.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Real Estate From Newspapers to Home Sales

Well-known Nelson area couple, Karen and Chuck Bennett, have ventured into the real estate business with Coldwell Banker.

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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West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Real Estate One on one with Alan Mason

In this edition of the Kootenay Business Podcast we talk with Alan Mason, Director of Community Economic Development, for the City of Revelstoke.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 28 issue

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

Picture of hiker with Google Trekker camera.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology, Tourism Top secret Google Trekker program revealed at Kootenay Rockies AGM

Google Trekkers visited some of the most scenic and iconic areas of the Kootenay Rockies region this summer, as part of a Destination BC campaign.

Sign for Backroads Brewing Company.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Award winning brewer Mike Kelly joins Nelson’s new Backroads Brewing Co.

Backroads Brewing Company is a start-up brewery located in the heart of Baker Street, in downtown Nelson.

The Backroads Brewing Company is excited to share their brews with Nelson and the West Kootenay. (From L to R) Brent Malysh-CEO, Mike Kelly-Brewmaster,  Tracey Brown-CFO.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Thirsty for a craft beer? This new brewery could be the one you’ve been looking for

Backroads Brewing Company in Nelson is almost ready to fill your hearts with cheer and your belly with beer

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 21 issue

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

Darrel Davis has discovered a “staggering” gold deposit near Trout Lake, B.C.
West Kootenay, Mining “This could turn out to be one of the biggest finds in the whole Kootenay, by far.”

After 37 years of mining, Darrel Davis has uncovered “one of the richest finds in the last hundred years” near Trout Lake, B.C.

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Picture of the mountain coaster at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Revelstoke’s Mountain Coaster smashes projections with over 100,000 riders in its first season

"Give people something exciting to do and new to experience," says Nico Leenders, marketing manager at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) in Revelstoke.

Jamie Mayes has been the executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce since May 29, 2016.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business Jamie Mayes meets Revelstoke

The new head of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce gets valuable support from volunteers, other chambers and local organizations.

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John Belland, HR manager at Zellstoff Celgar.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Developments, Forestry Homegrown skilled labour

A variety of programs are filling the need for skilled labour in the Kootenays, with both high schools and colleges offering ways into the trades.

by Galadriel Watson
The renovated main pool, looking toward the new lifeguard room.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments Aquatic centre splashes back into action

The popular pool area in the Nelson and District Community Complex reopens after more than a year of renovations.

by Galadriel Watson
Picture of scaffolds lining the street in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Nelson hotels see major investment in renovations and upgrades

Both the Hume Hotel and the Best Western Baker Street Inn are getting facelifts.

Picture of guest ranch.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Animal Care, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Top 10 most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays — Fall 2016 edition

From pub and restaurants to guest ranches and pet stores the Kootenays definitely has a unique line up of business ventures for sale.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of” Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 14 issue

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

The Farm Fresh Cafe getting ready to open in the Savoy Hotel in downtown Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism New Savoy Hotel sparkles in downtown Nelson

The revamped hotel features a high-end restaurant/lounge, craft beer facility, a nighclub and the new front-of-house bistro, The Farm Fresh Cafe.

Mark McKee, mayor of Revelstoke, B.C., focuses on finding solutions to taxpayer issues.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke All systems go in Revelstoke

Revelstoke mayor Mark McKee likes to deal with problems head-on, working with Revelstoke residents and government agencies to find solutions.

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Greg Garbula.
West Kootenay, Real Estate Greg Garbula launches “Kokanee Life” real estate career

Well-known Kootenay Lake business person, Greg Garbula, recently launched his new real estate career based out of the Crawford Bay area.

Picture of young boy using a computer.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Retail, Small Business, Technology Rossland—act now to save on high-speed internet

Offer available to first 10 downtown Rossland businesses that sign up.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 7 issue

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

Map of recreation project.
West Kootenay, Slocan, Developments, Financial, Tourism The Trust grants $250,000 for Slocan Valley Recreation Project

The funding aims to improve and develop trails to join communities, recreation assets, neighbourhoods and larger trail networks for the enjoyment of the valley.

Tom Lymbery's new book is now available at local book stores throughout the Kootenays.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality Tom’s Gray Creek Part II—a Kootenay Lake memoir, 1946 to 1980

The story is told by Tom Lymbery who was raised in the Gray Creek general store.

Picture of campground next to river.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism Over $2 million parsed out to Resort Municipalities in Kootenays

Communities in the Columbia Basin Trust catchment area (Kootenay/Columbia) were major beneficiaries.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - September 30 issue

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

The Nelson electric streetcar #23.
West Kootenay, Nelson “Fill the Birney Car” annual food drive WILL go on as planned

The annual Nelson Food Drive takes place on October 1 from 10am to 5pm.

Elana Rosenfeld is the CEO of Kicking Horse Coffee based in Invermere.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Fifteen coffee roasters/producers in Kootenay Region

It's National Coffee Day on September 29 - celebrate with a cup of java from one of these Kootenay-based purveyors.

Pictured from left to right: Derek Nighbor, CEO Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC); Michael J. Giroux, President, Canadian Wood Council; Pierre Lapointe, President and CEO FPInnovations
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Forestry National Forest Week and Wood Innovation

Forestry is an important employer in the Kootenays, representing over $1.5 billion in annual revenue.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - September 23 issue

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

An artist's rendition of the Ramada Inn complex slated for Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Another 187 hotel rooms slated to be built in Revelstoke

Four different groups have applied and received approval to build more hotel rooms in the city located along busy Highway #1.

Thom Tischik of the Revelstoke Accommodation Association works closely with Meghan Tabor of Tourism Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Riding high in Revy

The Pipe Mountain Coaster, mountain biking and membership in the Mountain Collective are hot attractions for visitors to Revelstoke.

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Fresh faced students from the Fernie Academy, the top ranked elementary school in the Kootenays.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education Independent Elementary Schools rank highest in the Kootenay/Columbia

The Fraser Institute has released their annual Report Card on B.C.'s schools.

Nichola Lytle won a 2016 Best of Business Award from Kootenay Business magazine in the Graphic Designer category. She works out of her Nelson office.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Standing out from the crowd

On her web page, professional graphic designer and digital illustrator Nichola Lytle describes herself as someone with lots of ideas

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

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

Taken by a drone, this aerial shot of Nelson Hydro’s Bonnington generating station also shows the clearcut (upper right) where the solar garden will be located.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Energy, Environment A successful sunny garden

Nelson, B.C., grew a solar garden in a year and a half with the help of its citizens

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Picture of school in background, with planter full of sunflowers in foreground.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Education Revelstoke High School ranks highest in Kootenay/Columbia Region: Fraser Institute report on schools

The Vancouver-based Fraser Institute publishes their report card on BC’s schools every year.

View from the Westside Legacy Trail overlooking Lake Windermere.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments Basin Recreation infrastructure enhanced

Twenty recreation projects encouraging active lifestyles are getting under way thanks to help from the Trust’s Recreation Infrastructure Grants program.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Job in the Kootenays - September 9 issue

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

Jade May will be heading to the University of British Columbia this September to complete her degree in Chemical Engineering.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Technology Selkirk College first choice for Nelson grad interested in engineering career

Selkirk College is a strong option for high school graduates wanting to start their post-secondary education close to home.

In this file photo, Geoff Battersby receives a BC Achievement award from then Premier Gordon Campbell.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke Revelstoke’s Geoff Battersby awarded Order of Canada

Dr. Geoff Battersby was a former mayor of Revelstoke, and retired in 1998 after 30 years of medical practice in the community.

GW Floors’ Owner/Manager/President, Harvie Hurd.
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business GW = Good work

GW Floors owner Harvie Hurd is here to help

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Wayne Postnikoff
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business Feeling at home

Wayne Postnikoff: home matchmaker.

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