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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.

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.

Logo for Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the Kootenays.
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

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.

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.

Graphic for the Small Business BC Awards.
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.

Collage of Dragons' Den logo and competition picture.
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

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

Neil Muth’s contributions will “live on forever”

The Muth family.
West Kootenay Columbia Basin Trust CEO Neil Muth Passes Away Suddenly

Neil served as President and CEO of the Columbia Basin Trust since 2005.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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