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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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Jan Biava and Mike Daley have owned Packrat Annie's in Nelson, B.C., for 32 years.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business Packrat Annie’s houses a wealth of books and music

Packrat Annie’s in Nelson, B.C., gets a platinum ranking for its well-loved merchandise and long history in the community.

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Marriane Millar with a dog
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Animal Care, Small Business Animal Instinctz Grooming

Animal Instinctz Grooming can make your pet look like a dinosaur.

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Kevin Maffioli
West Kootenay, Small Business Loving what you do and doing what you love

Kevin Maffioli built a career out of love for his favourite game.

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Sara Stuart in the Country Roads General Store in Fruitvale, B.C.
West Kootenay, Small Business Social shopping

Sara Stuart’s store is at your service.

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General manager Chris Sapriken stands outside the store.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Small Business Taking advantage of opportunity

Focusing on people yields results.

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Jim Bradbury stands outside his store Playmor Power Products in Crescent Valley, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business Mixing work and pleasure

Jim Bradbury of Playmor Power Products turned his passion for snowmobiling into a business.

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Ralph and Debbie Koerber on the river
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business Riding the rapids in Revelstoke

Apex Rafting boasts camaraderie and fun on the river.

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

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

David MacGillivray, new instructor at Selkirk College.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Selkirk College welcomes hospitality industry powerhouse to faculty

This autumn, Selkirk College welcomes David MacGillivray to its faculty as a new full-time instructor for the Resort & Hotel Management (RHOT) Program.

Picture of a treehouse development.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Tourism RMR opposes “Treehouse Hotel” — Revelstoke council approves phased development

Revelstoke council voted 5 to 2 in favour of the project, in a revised development format.

Graphic of proposed roundabout upgrades in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Transportation Revelstoke Council awards $1.8 million Gateway roundabout upgrades to local contractor

Speers Construction was determined to provide the best proposal for acceptance by the City.

Group of people standing with banner.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Financial, Technology New chemistry labs at Selkirk College a catalyst for learning

The two old chemistry labs on the Castlegar Campus were well-maintained and functional, but dated back 50 years to the original construction of the college.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 26 issue

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

Dani Ortman, fibre artist, sitting at her loom.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Textiles Studio at Selkirk College offers inspiration and career opportunity

Three alumnae from the Selkirk College Textiles Studio share their experiences and journey through the program

The Zellstoff Celgar pulp mill in Castlegar, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Forestry Predictions for the pulp industry

Experts agree that there is likely to be a shift in pulp prices due to capacity exceeding demand.

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Terry Van Horn takes great satisfaction in her job as economic development officer for the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation.
West Kootenay, Trail Living and working in paradise

Economic development is a sometimes slow but always gratifying process for the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation

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A comfortable conversation bench is featured on the grounds of the Mir Centre for Peace, located on the Castlegar campus of Selkirk College.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Trail, Education Selkirk College at 50 years

For five decades, this college has served the West Kootenay well

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Deanne Steven is the dynamic executive director of Tourism Rossland in Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Education, Small Business, Technology, Tourism Influencing the West Kootenay

We highlight a few of the business people who are making things happen in Trail, Rossland and the surrounding area.

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