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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Top 10 steps to prepare your business for evacuation

If you are on evacuation alert or think you will be put on evacuation alert, there are some important steps you will want to consider.

(L to R) Manager Sherry Davis and owner Giuseppe Leone of Pino’s Authentic Italian Cuisine.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Best Places to Eat The Trail to Italy starts at Pino’s

Pino’s Authentic Italian Cuisine contains the flavours and friendliness expected of an Italian eatery in Trail, B.C.

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Strategic Doing 301 is being offered in partnership with Agile Strategy Lab
West Kootenay, Education Selkirk College hosts strategic Doing Training

Selkirk College is partnering with Purdue University’s Agile Strategy Lab to offer a three-day training course that helps people lead complex collaborations.

(L to R) Michelle Mungall and Katrine Conroy
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining New B.C. government sworn in—two cabinet ministers from the Kootenays

The cabinet consists of 20 ministers and two ministers of state. Two ministers are from the Kootenays

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 14th issue

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

Kathy Cooper, CEO, Kootenay Rockies Tourism
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Kootenay Rockies Tourism CEO Kathy Cooper issues statement on BC wildfires

Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association would like to extend our support to our communities and industry in this time of need.

The Robertson brothers incorporated stone, cedar and glulam beams into the structure of their new building.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments Taghum Shell has been spaciously souped-up

The Robertson brothers, owners of Taghum Shell, in Taghum B.C., have rebuilt the service station with glorious success

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Luke Mori
West Kootenay, Real Estate Podcast—Nelson Real Estate Trends with Luke Mori (Episode 1)

In this podcast, realtor Luke Mori discusses real estate trends in Nelson and Kootenay Lake with Kootenay Business magazine publisher Keith Powell

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Mount 7 in Golden, B.C., is a popular launch site for person-powered flight.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism 10 awesome Kootenay summertime adventures

Some of these Kootenay adventures are unique to a community, many are widely available and all are wildly popular with locals and visitors.

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Cole Hoodicoff, from Castlegar, one of three recipients of the Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship recipients announced

First time scholarship awards three students around the Basin.

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

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

Owner and manager of The Cube Hotel, Louis-Marc Simard, provides a more sustainable option than a regular hotel room for a better price.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Tourism Thinking outside the cube

The Cube Hotel in Revelstoke strikes a balance between budget, comfort, sustainability and originality

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An overhead view of Nelson Hydro power plant.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Technology Nelson Hydro celebrates Grand Opening of Nelson Community Solar Garden

The Community Solar Garden is now operational and supplying power to the Nelson Hydro power grid.

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

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

Suzanne Thompson, owner/operator of Kootenay Therapy Centre, and Leanne Jensen, president of New Dawn Restorations, are women of influence in Cranbrook's business community.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Influential Women in Business Work and passion: Blend or balance?

We asked the some of the women from our 2017 Influential Women in Business list to tell us what they are currently passionate about.

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Christine Therriault-Finke and Tamsin Snodgrass, owners of Movin’ Mountains Therapy in Trail, B.C., pour their skills and their passion into improving lives in their community
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Women in business talk about key skills

We asked some of the Kootenay region’s influential businesswomen to tell us about the skills that keep them at the top of their game.

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Biking and hiking trails in Electoral Area A, Central Kootenay, offer dramatically beautiful views.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Tourism Kootenay Lake: Seeking amenity migrants

The culture of Area A, Central Kootenay, is based on activities in nature and the creativity and warmth of the people in its small communities.

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Fernie’s Home Bank building was built in 1910, at the height of the area’s coal production.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Heritage structures face the future

Columbia Basin Trust’s Built Heritage Grants fund 16 projects with $1.4 million.

Tom Thomson, executive director of the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, is an advocate for the business community.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism News from the Nelson chamber

The Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce has a full agenda, including advocacy, research, collaboration, planning and support implementation.

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

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

Dr. Nathan Goodale (left) and Alissa Nauman (right) are the Hamilton College educators heading up the project excavating and documenting the pithouses found along the Slocan River.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Slocan, Education, First Nations Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project gets students hands-on with history

Hamilton College’s Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project brings post-secondary students together to excavate history uncovered in First Nations pithouses.

Warfield’s Jinjoe Construction is one of the West Kootenay companies that helps Selkirk College trades students earn their Red Seal ticket. (L-R) Apprentice Levi Schwarzer, company owner Jonathan Jinjoe and carpentry Journeyperson James Benson are currently working on a residential retrofit in Rossland.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Selkirk College builds the foundation for carpenters

A trade that has a multitude of career paths, carpentry is key to building a stronger province.

(L to R) Brenda Palmer, Michelle Forbes and Jodi Gravelle received special recognition at the 2017 Kootenay Business magazine Influential Women in Business luncheon on June 8, 2016.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Influential Women in Business 2017 Kootenay women of influence

Hard work, creativity and perseverance characterize the best of the best among businesswomen in the Kootenay region.

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Samonte Cruz working on his final projects for the upcoming KSA Year End Show & Sale that takes place in Nelson on June 23-24.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Kootenay Studio Arts at Selkirk College hosts year-end show

On June 23 and 24, students from five studios will showcase their concepts, designs and skill-sets at the annual KSA Year End Show & Sale.

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

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

Sydney Black is the executive director of the Nelson & District Arts Council.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Attracted by Nelson’s art

People want to live in a culturally relevant location—it’s a big part of the reason professionals come to live and work in Nelson. —Sydney Black

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The Board Room Café, owned by Alf Him, his daughter Savanna Hines and her husband Justin Hines, opened in mid-June 2017.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Board Room Café comes to Grand Forks

Shy? Bored? Need a conversation starter? Sit down to a game from the Board Room’s library, and you’re good to go.

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The new Angry Hen Brewing Company location
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Developments, Small Business Kaslo’s Angry Hen Brewing Co. nears completion, set to open this summer

Kaslo's new Angry Hen Brewing Co. is expected to open for the 2017 summer season

Trail Regional Airport rendering
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Trail’s YZZ to get a new terminal building in $2.5 million project

The Trail Airport (YZZ) is a busy place these days with the start of construction on a new terminal building with substantial completion slated December 2017.

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

Here is a selection of the 10 'Best Of' Top Jobs Kootenay Business has featured on Career Buzz over the last six weeks.

Riverfront Centre
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Construction of Trail’s Riverfront Centre Well Underway

Construction on the City of Trail’s new $8.3 million Riverfront Centre is well underway

Kootenay Cycling Adventures is based in beautiful Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Revelstoke, Small Business, Tourism Nelson’s bike trek deluxe

John Bowden of Nelson, B.C., is working to make group bicycle touring the next big thing in his region.

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Patrick Gauvreau, new Utilities Superintendent for the City of Trail Public Works department.
West Kootenay, Trail City appoints new Utilities Superintendent

Patrick Gauvreau, the City’s Roads and Ground Superintendent, has been appointed the new Utilities Superintendent of the City’s Public Works Department.

Plane taking off at YZZ
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Financial Trail Regional Airport receives $4.6 million in grant funding for Runway Rehabilitation Project

The City of Trail is pleased to announce it has received a $4.6 million grant from the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP)

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

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

Selection of Mt. Begbie beers.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Brewery of the Year goes to Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie

The 15th annual Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference was held in Ottawa recently at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.

Joy Barrett, cultural development officer for Nelson, B.C., and executive director of Castlegar Sculpturewalk, stands within “Sculpture Walk” by Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Hans Winter (2016).
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers The power of art in Nelson, B.C.

Joy Barrett combines creativity and hard-headed business sense in her work as cultural development officer for the City of Nelson, B.C.

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Three search and rescue teams in the Columbia Basin have new helicopter rescue equipment thanks to support from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Financial Safer and quicker access to lost or injured

Columbia Basin Trust helps SAR teams purchase rescue equipment

The FortisBC Kootenay Operations Centre is nearing completion and slated to be finished towards the end of 2017.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments $23 million FortisBC Kootenay Operations Centre at Castlegar is nearing completion

The facility will be approximately 30,000 square feet and will contain office and crew space, material storage and a dedicated Emergency Operations Centre.

Deb Kozak, mayor of Nelson, enjoys the city's upgraded streetscape.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Tourism Historic charm meets 2017 tech in Nelson, B.C.

Upgraded esthetics and conveniences meet Nelson’s current needs while distinctive, historic architecture gives the city its timeless charm.

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Upgrading roof insulation is a good example of an energy retrofit that will help save money on heating costs and improve the comfort level of a home.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Energy, Financial Affordable Housing Energy Retrofit Program now open

Trust providing $2M for energy conservation upgrades.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays—May 26 issue

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

The Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) this week launched a new game-changing economic development marketing program in Trail.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial Metal Tech Alley celebrates grand opening in Trail

Metal Tech Alley has been created with the input and engagement of multiple stakeholders, citizens, business leaders and community officials.

Jim Barr, owner of Skynet and Kinetic Wireless.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Technology New wireless company coming to the Kootenays

Skynet and Kinetic Wireless, which owns 25 Rogers & Fido stores in B.C., is expanding to serve the Kootenays.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays—May 19 issue

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

The 2017 Dragons Den competitors.
West Kootenay, Trail, Education, Financial, Small Business Audience vote helps to determine winners at Junior Dragons Den Championship

The Junior Dragons Den Championship was held on May 6th at the Charles Bailey theatre in Trail, B.C.

Jeanne Shaw with her three border collies.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nelson, Slocan, Trail, Animal Care, Small Business Making a connection with man’s best friend

Jeanne Shaw uses her experience as a teacher and her passion for pets to help people understand what their dogs are trying to tell them.

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Waneta Dam
West Kootenay, Energy, Financial Fortis buys Teck’s interest in Waneta Dam for $1.2 Billion

Under the agreement, Teck Metals Ltd. will be granted a 20-year lease to use Fortis' interest in Waneta to produce power for its industrial operations in Trail

Fording River Operations, located in the Elk Valley, is one of five steelmaking coal operations owned by Teck.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Celebrating Mining Week in British Columbia and across Canada

BC Mining Week is held from May 14 to 20, 2017

Eagle Plains Resources Ltd., a Cranbrook, B.C.-based mineral exploration company, was founded in 1992 by Bob Termuende and his son, Tim.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Mining, Small Business Seeking paydirt

Mineral exploration is a long-shot game with a high expectation of failure—so what attracts people to it?

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