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The Christina Lake Welcome Centre is home to several community organizations, an art gallery and a gift shop as well as the visitor information centre
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Small Business, Tourism The creative community of Christina Lake

Christina Lake, B.C., runs on a compatible blend of conservationists, creative types and business people.

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West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism Meghan Tabor new Tourism Revelstoke marketing manager

A familiar name in Revelstoke, Meghan Tabor, has been appointed the new marketing manager at Tourism Revelstoke and the Revelstoke Accommodation Association.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays—March 31 issue

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

Kate and Matt Walker
East Kootenay, Invermere, West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Transitioning from the NHL to award-winning brewery owner

Matt and Kate Walker have shifted from life in the NHL to brewery owners in Nelson, B.C.

40 under 40
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, 40 Under 40 The latest 40 under 40 list is here

Kootenay Business magazine presents the second annual 40 under 40 list of rising young entrepreneurs in the Kootenays

by Kerry Shellborn
2016/17 Recreation Infrastructure Grants infographic.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Enhanced ways to get moving, have fun and get fit

Columbia Basin Trust approves 38 recreation infrastructure projects

Evie Tjader
West Kootenay, Cuisine, Small Business Simmer Down in Fruitvale

Evie Tjader is an experienced cook, now serving homemade meals at her new restaurant, Simmer Down Café in Fruitvale, B.C.

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy offers numerous programs for all ages.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education Trust continues partnership with Alliance for Literacy

$1 million over two years committed to CBAL

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

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

The new program will help with energy retrofits such as replacing boilers.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Upgrading affordable housing in the Basin

Many of the affordable housing units operated by non-profit organizations in the Columbia Basin need energy retrofits, such as replacing boilers and windows.

Craig Swendson, owner/operator of Torchlight Brewing Co. in Nelson, BC
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Craig Swendson: Brewing in the Kootenays

Craig Swendson is the proud owner and operator of Torchlight Brewing Co., one of Nelson’s most flourishing businesses.

Aidan McLaren-Caux, Proprietor of AMC Naturals in Nakusp
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Aidan McLaren-Caux: Getting back to nature

Aidan McLaren-Caux was inspired to build a multi-faceted business after the birth of his beautiful twin daughters.

Rob Little, General Manager Adventure hotel, Emperor Coffee, Louis Steakhouse in Nelson, BC.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Rob Little: Adventures in hospitality

Rob Little’s head for numbers and people serve him well as he manages the historic Adventure Hotel in Nelson, B.C.

by Kerry Shellborn
Tristen Chernove.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business Don’t miss the 2nd Annual 40 Under 40 Luncheon (Event Cancelled)

Our 40 under 40 luncheon is a salute to the Kootenay's rising stars of business, our shining young entrepreneurs.

Mackenzie Hope, manager of Hall Printing in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, 40 Under 40 Mackenzie Hope: A mind for marketing

Mackenzie Hope manages Hall Printing in Nelson, using his considerable education, talents and experiences to enhance his success.

Alicia Gray, owner of Bombshack in Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Alicia Gray: Finding the perfect balance

Alicia Gray decided to follow her heart—and so Bombshack in Rossland, B.C., was born.

(L to R) Scott, Cam and Shawn Robertson
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Scott, Shawn and Cam Robertson: Taghum team brother

Taghum Shell in Nelson has built up a fan-following, thanks to its trio of brothers that run the store

Students in the Selkirk College Ski Operations & Management Program.
West Kootenay, Education Selkirk College SROAMies dive into the backcountry

First-year SROAM students had the opportunity to visit Selkirk Snowcat Skiing to complete their Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course.

A mother is reading a book to her young son.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Energy, Environment Celebrate Earth Hour by reading aloud by candlelight

Revive the lost art of reading aloud during Earth Hour—Saturday, March 25th starting at 8:30 p.m.

(L to R) Lisa Christopher and Amber Biberdorf
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate, 40 Under 40 Lisa Christopher and Amber Biberdorf: Property gals

The East Kootenay branch of is headed by Lisa Christopher and Amber Biberdorf

Chris Fuhs of Ace's Pit Stop in Grand Forks, B.C., brings positivity and enthusiasm to the tire business.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Chris Fuhs, Grand Forks community builder

Chris Fuhs of Grand Forks, is a generous, hard-working, community-spirited family man.

Adam Pomeroy's shared passion for bikes and biking led him and Rob Gretchen to open Cycology Bikes in Castlegar, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Adam Pomeroy, Castlegar Cycologist

Adam Pomeroy’s bicycle business allows him to have fun, stay fit and enjoy his environment, and to help others do the same.

Jordan Strobel is a full-time student, a certified drone pilot and an experienced entrepreneur.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40 Jordan Strobel, born to be in business

Demonstrating wisdom beyond his years, Jordan Strobel embraces the struggle that accompanies achievement.

Steven Thomson enjoys the challenges and diversity of his career, even sitting in the office, as he is here
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Energy, Environment, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Steven Thomson: Meet this maverick engineer

9dot Engineering Inc., based in Nelson, B.C., has talented innovators such as CEO Steven Thomson

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 17 issue

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

Diane Bull with her husband Steve.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Diane Bull: The stylish trendsetter

Diane Bull has taken Revelstoke, B.C.’s Style Trend Clothiers to exciting new heights thanks to her creative thinking and marketing

Owner Murray Floyd demonstrates Culligan new bottling facility and announces major expansion of his companies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook’s Culligan, Flaman Fitness & Beachcomber Hot Tubs expand to the West Kootenay

Cranbrook businessman Murray Floyd is pleased to announce expansion into the West Kootenays

Kris Koop of Blue Barn Pet & Hobby Farm supports the health and welfare of animals.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Animal Care, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Kris Koop, Castlegar’s critter champion

Lifelong animal lover Kris Koop, owner of Blue Barn Pet & Hobby Farm, provides care for pets through his products and services.

Autumn Grossutti has brought together a collection of gifts and personal items for all ages at Betty’z Edje Boutique.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, 40 Under 40 Autumn Grossutti: Bold is best

The owner of Betty’z Edje in Nakusp showcases gift items made in the Kootenays and beyond

Danny Rickaby.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality Nelson businessman Danny Rickaby mourned and missed

Originally from the Lethbridge area, Rickaby was well-known in the Nelson area for his enthusiastic spirit and business savvy.

A young man sitting on a trials motorcycle.
West Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality, 40 Under 40 The business of backflipping a motorcycle

Professional motorcycle trials rider Sam King is the owner of Ride The Vibe in Golden, a unique business based on the lifestyle of action sports athletes.

A head shot of Fraser Blyth.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Fraser Blyth: Designing memorable places

Fraser Blyth of Selkirk Planning & Design helps mountain communities maintain and enhance their sense of place

Charlotte Ferreux
West Kootenay, Castlegar, 40 Under 40 Charlotte Ferreux: Coach and founder

Charlotte Ferreux is a Certified High Performance Coach and founder of Thrive Consulting

Marloes van Lent
West Kootenay, Golden, Financial, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Marloes van Lent: Golden’s Dutch bookkeeper

Settling into Golden is as straightforward as balancing the books—just ask Dutch transplant Marloes van Lent

Tim Wiley, owner/operator of Rustic Crust Pizza, loves to provide delectable fare for the people in and around Trail, B.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Tim Wiley, Trail’s favourite pizza man

“All the environments I encounter are positive because, well . . . pizza!” said Tim Wiley, owner of Rustic Crust Pizza in Trail, B.C.

Greg Hoffart, owner of Tree Construction.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, 40 Under 40 Leading Revelstoke’s green building revolution

Greg Hoffart is the owner of Tree Construction and his focus is on building homes that are healthy, efficient and environmentally sustainable.

Students in Selkirk College’s Integrated Environmental Planning Program have been working with the City of Nelson on Life and Environment Action plans.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Education Selkirk College students host open house on Nelson Life and Environment Action plans

Nelson’s various plans and studies have identified numerous areas for future study, research, plan development, and implementation.

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

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

A home by Nelson-based Ellenwood Homes.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate Finalists announced for the 25th Anniversary Georgie Awards

The Georgie Awards showcase the high quality and calibre of British Columbia's home building and renovation community.

Slocan campground
West Kootenay, Slocan, Environment, Tourism The Village of Slocan is on the cusp of an eco-tourism boom

Once focused on forestry, Slocan is now evolving into an eco-tourism hot spot.

Neith Muth by the Columbia River in 2016.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship established

The Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship honours Neil Muth, the Trust’s president and chief executive officer from 2005 through 2016, who passed away last November.

Quiet, beautiful Kaslo, B.C., is a gem set on the west shore of Kootenay Lake.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Tourism Kaslo, B.C.: small, beautiful and connected

Residents and visitors in Kaslo, B.C., enjoy a wealth of history, arts and culture, outdoor recreation and business opportunities.

Mount 7, near Golden, B.C., is a popular launch site for people-powered flight.
West Kootenay, Golden, Tourism Golden grows opportunity

Both traditional and niche businesses can find a balanced, rewarding home in Golden, B.C.

Tyler Beckley, of Wycliffe's Three Bars Guest Ranch is one of the Kootenay representatives on the Destination BC marketing committee.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism Three Kootenay representatives on Destination BC Marketing Committee

Destination British Columbia works collaboratively with tourism stakeholders across the province to coordinate tourism marketing at all levels.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 3 issue

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

Cover of report: Water Monitoring and Climate Change in the Upper Columbia Basin
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Learn more about water resources in the Basin

New Trust report highlights status of water resources and future opportunities.

A member of Avalanche Canada’s South Rockies Field Team helps keep backcountry users safe. Columbia Basin Trust is committing $450,000 over three years to the organization.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Want to play in the snow? New funding helps keep you safe

To support the important work Avalanche Canada does, Columbia Basin Trust is funding the non-profit organization with $450,000 over three years.

Amy Goodman, award-winning alternative investigative journalist.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education Journalist and author Amy Goodman coming to Selkirk College Mir Lecture series

Goodman is the host of Democracy Now, an independent global news program.

Nancy Trotman and Chris Bell are generous supporters of the community of Castlegar, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Castlegar influencers 2017

These Castlegar residents demonstrate the vision, patience and work ethic that it takes to grow their community.

Susan Clovechok (L) of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce and Jessica Fairhart of Imagine Kootenay are enthusiastic about regional collaboration.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Imagine Kootenay success

Imagine Kootenay promotes the region as a good place to work, a great place to invest and an amazing place to live.


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