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Doug Mann is the manufacturing director at Pacific Insight.
West Kootenay, Nelson Doug Mann

Doug Mann’s career in automotive engineering spans 35 years. He recently moved to Nelson to join Pacific Insight.

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Cam Dawes is the owner/operator of IGA in Golden.
West Kootenay, Golden Cam Dawes

Listening and engaging have led to success for Cam Dawes, owner/operator of IGA in Golden

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Entrance to the new Kootenay Co-op.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Retail Take a photo tour of the new Kootenay Co-op location in Nelson

The new space for Kootenay Co-op in Nelson is a welcoming and spacious spot for shopping and socializing.

Picture of semi-truck parked on highway.
West Kootenay, Education, Transportation Selkirk College students training with help from Canada-B.C. partnership

Up to 16 West Kootenay residents are receiving the training they need at Selkirk College for jobs in their communities.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 13 issue

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

Amy Nunn-Stewart.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Amy Nunn-Stewart new Director of Sales and Marketing at Prestige Hotels and Resorts

Prestige Hotels and Resorts owns several properties in the Kootenays, including the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook.

Scott Duke, is a commercial realtor and one of the presenters at the Lunch-and-Learn Seminar.
West Kootenay, Golden, Revelstoke, Education, Financial, Small Business Lunch-and-Learn: Business Transition and Succession Seminar–Revelstoke and Golden

Experts from the Welstand Group, Investors Group and BDO are inviting business owners to attend this informative and professional seminar.

Downtown Kaslo street scene.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate Kaslo and Nelson lead Kootenays in increased residential property assessment values

Kaslo, Nelson, Slocan, Nakusp and Revelstoke round out the Top 5 highest assessment value increase for residential houses in the Kootenay/Columbia region.

A previously completed acid plant that Teck installed in 2014.
West Kootenay, Trail, Mining Teck Trail announces $174 million for new acid plant

The installation of a new acid plant will improve efficiency and environmental performance at Teck's Trail Operations.

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West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business Forkin’ out supplies at a new spot

Owner Mike Combs is moving Morrissey Creek Building Supplies in Grand Forks

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Vehicles drive down Highway 95 in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation Ten items you need in your vehicle to survive the Kootenay freezer

Road safety survival kits save lives. Here’s how you should stock yours.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 6 issue

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

Don Freschi sits near a computer.
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business, Technology Incubators aren’t just for chicks anymore

Don Freschi has amassed a collection of newfangled gear and innovative individuals in Trail, B.C.’s MIDAS lab

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Kevin Cormack has been city manager for Nelson, B.C., since 2006.
West Kootenay, Nelson Kevin Cormack, Nelson city manager

Nelson’s city manager, Kevin Cormack, relies on both creativity and strong planning to continue the progress in his community.

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Electric vehicle charging station sign.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology, Transportation Electric vehicle charging stations coming to the Kootenays

Electric vehicles (EV) are quickly becoming an affordable and reliable option for drivers and represent a significant opportunity to reduce local greenhouse gas

Owner of Mexican restaurant Taqueria el Corazon, Betty Gutierrez.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Taqueria el Corazon restaurant opens in Kaslo

Taqueria el Corazon started as a food truck, but recently, owner Betty Gutierrez decided to put down roots and set up a brick and mortar location.

Finnish-Canadian Mika Sihvo builds one-of-a-kind portable saunas in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business Stoked for saunas in Revy

Finnish-Canadian Mika Sihvo builds one-of-a-kind portable saunas in Revelstoke, B.C.

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Kaslo discovered and repaired a major leak in 2013, which resulted in a 39 per cent reduction in water use.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Innovative water conservation model proves successful

Communities reduce water use from 2 to 39 per cent.

Picture of snowy winter scene with pine tree in foreground.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Kootenay Biz Blog is taking a winter break

Thank you for following the Biz Blog on a regular basis in 2016—we wish you the very best.

Tracey Butler brought 20 years of experience in municipal administration to her position as director of corporate services in Castlegar, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar Tracey Butler, DOCS, Castlegar

Tracey Butler, DOCS for Castlegar, B.C., is all about teamwork, serving the public and keeping things real.

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The newly completed Smelter Recycle building at Teck's Trail operation.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Environment Teck Trail operations completes $35 million investment to improve community air quality

Teck Trail Operations has completed construction on the Smelter Recycle Building, a $35-million investment that will reduce fugitive dust emissions by up to 25%

Kootenay Rockies Tourism board members Thom Tischik and Deanne Steven.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism Two Kootenay Tourism leaders move on to new positions

Thom Tischik, Chair, and Deanne Steven, Vice-Chair of Kootenay Rockies Tourism will both be leaving for new positions.

Jon Wilsgard is the corporate officer and CAO for the Town of Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden Jon Wilsgard, Golden CAO

Jon Wilsgard is one of many small-town CAOs who are dedicated to managing the critical elements of daily life in their communities.

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

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

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business 2016 Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the Kootenays

We are pleased to present the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the region—we salute your success!

Picture of containers of food in a row - broccoli, dry spaghetti, tomato sauce, potatoes, eggs.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial $1 million in social grants announced by Columbia Basin Trust

28 projects across the Basin to receive funding.

Kayte Rock’s soups meet the health and  nutritional demands of today’s educated consumers. Here, she stands in her kitchen.
West Kootenay, New Denver, Cuisine, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business Follow the seasons with soups made in New Denver, B.C.

Soup du Jar in New Denver, B.C., is Kayte Rock’s pride and joy

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The interior of The Office - Rossland, with white desks and large shelving units, walls are painted grey.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Retail, Small Business, Technology “The Office” opens in Rossland, offers flexible workspace

The space is modern, professionally equipped and located in a Heritage building right on the main drag in downtown Rossland.

The front window of the new Selkirk Security retail store in downtown Trail.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Small Business, Technology Selkirk Security opens new retail location in downtown Trail

Selkirk Security provides products for safety and security, including spy gear, GoPro cameras and aerial drones.

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

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

Selkirk College students and staff were joined by industry partners and members of the community for the official ground breaking ceremony.
West Kootenay, Developments, Education, Financial Selkirk College Silver King Campus renewal officially launched

Both the federal and provincial governments are investing in a renewal that will see students in all programs benefit from modern learning spaces.

Long-time CAO for the City of Trail, B.C., David Perehudoff brings diversity to his position.
West Kootenay, Trail David Perehudoff, CAO, Trail, B.C.

David Perehudoff, CAO for Trail, B.C., has extensive education, experience in municipal administration and deep roots in the West Kootenay.

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Cover of The Kettle Valley Express Adventure Travel Guide for South Central BC.
West Kootenay, Small Business Grand Fork’s Vicom Design receives marketing award

The company been designated a Silver winner in the 2016 Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award competition for their work with The Kettle Valley Express.

Jam Factory co-founders, Cameron and Deryk Wenaus stand in one area of their spacious new downtown Nelson co-working space.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology Working together

Nelson tech start-up creating innovative co-working space in historic Nelson building.

by Colin Payne
The company's Greenwood mill facility.
West Kootenay, Mining Golden Dawn announces closing of Greenwood property acquisition

The Agreement gives the Company the right to acquire a 100% interest in mineral claims, including the Lexington Property and Golden Crown Property.

Upgraded tennis and pickleball courts at Gyro Park in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial Apply now for recreation infrastructure grants

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin.

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

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

Reny Kitto and Carlie Wilkinson are the owners of Arkay Computers in Nakusp.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Small Business, Technology Snatching a business and lifestyle opportunity

In addition to servicing all types of electronics, Arkay performs security camera installations and is a Bell Mobility dealer.

by Galadriel Watson
Picture of plane coming in to land.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Financial, Transportation $265,000 aviation study underway to determine improvements needed at Castlegar’s airport

The difficult geography, challenging mountainous terrain and low-ceiling weather conditions have often plagued the airport's year-round accessibility.

Johnny Strilaeff
East Kootenay, West Kootenay CBT VP & Chief Operating Officer Johnny Strilaeff appointed to President & CEO

Strilaeff moves into the position following the unexpected passing of long-time President and CEO Neil Muth earlier this month.

Scenic view of gondola.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism, Transportation Silver King Skyride proposed for Nelson

The non-profit organization called Silver King Skyride Development Association is made up of 6 local area residents.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of” Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 25 issue

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

Outside of Stanley Humphries Secondary School.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Financial Financial literacy month program “By the 100’s” comes to Castlegar High School

“Dollars with Sense” is a program that is fun and interactive and provides practical information to students about money and debt.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business Several Kootenay-based companies up for Small Business BC awards

Entrepreneurs are invited to nominate their businesses and the public is encouraged to nominate their favourite small businesses.

Wayne Stetski, MP for Kootenay Columbia, at his office in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Riondel, Salmo, Kootenay Influencers Stetski on year one as MP

Wayne Stetski, MP for Kootenay-Columbia, believes in non-partisanship and working collaboratively to make a better Canada.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragons’ Den and Junior Achievement BC partner to help young entrepreneurs

Junior Dragons’ Den and JA British Columbia partner to help young entrepreneurs

Fernie Brewing Company jumped to the top of the list with sales of $2,9 million, up 41% from 2015.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Kootenay Craft Beer and Estate Winery Sector generates over $9.1M in revenue—up 36%

The craft beer and estate winery sector continues to grow rapidly in the Kootenay/Columbia region.

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

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

Custom jeweler Kara Clarke has won several chamber awards from the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce including Home Business of the Year. She stands in front of a wall full of hanging necklaces.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Retail, Small Business Analyzing the accolades

A summary of the similarities and differences among all of the Kootenay chambers of commerce Business Excellence Awards

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Neil Muth.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Columbia Basin Trust CEO Neil Muth remembered

Neil Muth’s contributions will “live on forever”

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