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Audry Durham, executive director of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce, speaks from the podium at the 2017 Business Excellence Awards gala.
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business Trail & District Chamber review, 2018

Audry Durham looks back over her three years as manager of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce.

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Trail's Cominco Arena is undergoing an upgrade to the light fixtures in the facility.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Trail’s Cominco Arena lighting project awarded to Power Tech Electric — now nearing completion

The City of Trail has awarded the Cominco Arena Lighting Project to a local contractor, Power Tech Electric Ltd.

A vista shot of the Creston Valley
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Riondel, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism A new brand of tourism: Creston Valley-Kootenay Lake Route

A new tourism brand has surfaced that unites the Creston Valley and the Kootenay Lake area to create a collective campaign for the ages.

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The Midway/Kettle Valley fire truck.
West Kootenay, Developments First steps toward construction of new Kettle Valley Fire Hall

The Midway/Kettle Valley Fire Services Advisory Committee held its inaugural meeting in June to begin work toward building a new fire hall.

Fernie Brewing Company is at the top of the list with beer sales hitting just over $4 million and up over $1 million or 41% from the 2016.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Kootenay Craft Beer and Wine Sectors Generates $10.92 million in sales in 2017

The craft beer and estate wine market is continuing to show impressive growth in the Kootenays.

Pink makes a big statement and opens up the lines of communication on some big issues to boot.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Mining truck makeovers drive important conversations

SMS Equipment Inc. and KMC Mining have partnered to make big statements in support of prostate cancer research, breast cancer research & mental health awareness

Selkirk College President Angus Graeme (right) and International Academic Pathways Officer Cyril Gavaghan of the Institute of Technology Tralee sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Ireland added to study abroad options at Selkirk College

Traveling abroad to study helps build on skills that post-secondary students can utilize in a rapidly changing world.

2018 marks the twelfth consecutive year Teck has been named to the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada ranking.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Teck named to 2018 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada

The Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada transparently measures a diverse range of Canadian enterprises on sustainability metrics.

Michael Graeme, working in Peru.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education Selkirk College alumnus secures prestigious national award

Michael Graeme was recently announced as one of ten 3M National Student Fellowship Award winners

Grand Forks, B.C., is making a good recovery after being ravaged by flooding in May 2018.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Environment, Small Business, Tourism Grand Forks after the flood

The community of Grand Forks, B.C., has some distance to go before it reaches an acceptable new level of “normal.”

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Craig Luke is the operations manager and Alain Chiasson (R) is a new co-owner of Queen City Shuttle in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Tourism, Transportation Nelson’s fleet sustained

Queen City Shuttle & Charters has new owners and an assured future.

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

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

A Rockwool employee stands in the bed of a red Rockwool pickup truck, handing a bag of insulation to a Boundary region homeowner
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Environment Rockwool is a friend to its neighbours in need

Rockwool is donating $200,000 worth of insulation to help flood-affected residents in Grand Forks and the surrounding area rebuild their homes.

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Junior Achievement British Columbia needs qualified businessmen and businesswomen to help educate children about communication, collaboration and leadership in the business world.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Small Business Shaping the next generation of Kootenay entrepreneurs

Alanna Tynan, program co-ordinator for Junior Achievement British Columbia’s Columbia Basin South, is looking for business volunteers to educate children

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Brad Pommen presents Smrt1 Technologies at the 2018 Tech Summit in Vancouver.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Technology, Kootenay Influencers Vending machines meet the Internet

Smrt1 Technologies combines the convenience of the vending machine with the retail reach of the Internet and the connectivity of cellphones.

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Kootenay Savings Kimberley Branch employees Dawn Marchi, Leanne Perrault and Susan Cleverly present Neal Weisenberg and John Lyon of the Kimberley Camera Club with a $750 cheque to help the Club purchase new equipment.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Making the Kootenays an even better place to live, work and play

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is excited to announce the distribution of $67,755 in new grants.

Virtual Reality demonstration at i4C Innovation's grand opening in June of 2017
West Kootenay, Trail, Technology i4C Innovation congratulates Astra Smart Systems for their acquisition by Carl Data Solutions

Astra is a powerful augmented business intelligence system that uses artificial intelligence for performing analytics of industrial data.

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

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

West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Finally, the perfect thyme and the right plate

Taking home four golds from our Best Places to Eat and Drink Awards, The Thyme and Plate is a cut above the rest—and they’ve only been open for nine months.

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The Aspen Art Museum in Aspen, Colorado, has latice-like, woven wood cladding that admits light from all directions.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Spearhead Inc. enables beautiful architecture

Spearhead Inc. applies timeless materials, an age-old craft, ingenuity and advanced industrial technology to the world’s beautiful architecture.

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The Cranbrook Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort opened in 1999. It was the third location to open in the Kootenays, two years after the opening in Nelson, B.C.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism 25 years of Prestige

Prestige Hotels and Resorts is been known for its excellent service and comfortable accommodations. The company has stuck to these values for 25 years.

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Nicholas and Wendy Fominoff take great pride in what they make and can’t wait to share that experience with everyone who comes to visit.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Slocan, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism This Winlaw bakery is worth driving for

Nicholas and Wendy Fominoff have set their family’s bakery apart with their handmade treats and lunches. Here is what makes their place so special.

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Mackenzie Adams-Sedrovic from Sparwood.
West Kootenay, Education, Financial Neil Muth Scholarship recipients announced

Four students receive $3,000 to pursue educational dreams

The Old Marysville Schoolhouse near Kimberley will get a new coat of paint thanks
to a Columbia Basin Trust grant.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Basin Heritage gains ground on many fronts

Columbia Basin Trust supports 42 heritage projects with over $2 million

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 29 issue

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

Terry Schneider, president of Prestige Hotels and Resorts.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Podcast: One-on-one with Terry Schneider, president of Prestige Hotels and Resorts

The president of Prestige Hotels and Resorts shares with Kootenay Business some of the company’s significant milestones in its 25th year of business.

A view of a gas station.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation Highest and lowest gas prices in the Kootenays – 2018 July long weekend

With the 2018 July long weekend here, we thought it would be interesting to find out which town has the highest and lowest gas prices in the Kootenays.

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KSCU staff become trusted advisors to their clients.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial Banking with a personal touch

Nancy Crockett, vice-president of sales & member experience at Kootenay Savings Credit Union in Trail, B.C., explains the benefits of the Member Service Centre.

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Community markets begin accepting Nutrition Coupons June 15.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Financial Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program gets $100,000 boost

Trust support reduces wait lists, adds five new markets, feeds 225 more families

Wayne Stetski.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Stetski rallies unanimous support for local food in Parliament

The Friday before Thanksgiving of each year would be designated as National Local Food Day.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 22 issue

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

Celebrating the 50% completion of the Trail Operations No.2 Acid Plant with Minister Michelle Mungall and Minister Katrine Conroy. The new plant is an important investment to further improve operational and environmental performance.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Mining Teck Trail’s new state-of-the-art acid plant hits the halfway mark of construction

Trail Operations houses one of the world’s largest smelting and refining complexes.

A group shot of the Minister's Tourism Engagement Council.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism B.C.‘s Tourism Minister forms New Tourism Engagement Council (MTEC)

The Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council was formed to help guide government's tourism policy, strategy and program implementation.

Columbia Basin Trust Board of Directors group photo.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Columbia Basin Trust announces board changes

The Trust thanks a departing director and welcomes a new one

Chris Holt of Lakewood Landscaping
West Kootenay, Nelson, Agriculture, Education, Environment Xeriscaping: You, me and the blue, part two

Xeriscapic landscaping uses plants that thrive in our natural environment. Here are seven tips for creating a low-maintenance yard.

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Picture of Golden's Whitetooth Brewing Company beer.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Cuisine Kootenay craft breweries capture medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards

The Canadian Brewing Awards is Canada’s national competition for judging the quality of Canadian manufactured beer.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 15 issue

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

A picture of the window of Zinnia Textiles.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Nelson welcomes Zinnia Textiles — a shop honouring makers and materials

A few of the lines available at Zinnia include the internationally renowned Nomads Hempwear, based in the Slocan Valley and Smoking Lily from Victoria.

Tim Termunde, president and CEO, Eagle Plains Resources Ltd.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, West Kootenay, Mining, Small Business Eagle Plains goes solo on Iron Range

At the Iron Range property, where Eagle Plains Resources has exclusive ownership interest, the company is breaking with precedent.

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Congratulations to Executive Director Tammy Verigin-Burk (centre), her staff, and all the members of the Chamber.
West Kootenay, Castlegar Castlegar Chamber wins BC Chamber of the Year Award – and $2,500 in prize money

The Chamber of Year award recognized the innovative efforts that the Chamber has put into play with the Castlegar Economic Development Plan.

Bob Hellman, paddling on Kootenay Lake in one of his own canoes
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Hellman Canoe & Kayak—a passion project

Bob Hellman has an enduring love for paddling and for Canada’s wilderness, and his business keeps him connected to that passion.

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Over 40 delegates joined Hon. Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, in the Town of Creston to celebrate the Accelerate Kootenays electric vehicle charging network.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology, Transportation Accelerate Kootenays gives electric vehicles a boost in a Canada-first initiative

The Accelerate Kootenays project is facilitated by Community Energy Association.

Tom Thomson , executive director of the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, appreciates the upgrades  to the chamber's new home in the former CP Rail station.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Meeting needs for Nelson’s businesses

Tom Thomson is dedicated to learning about the needs of the business community in Nelson and advocating to get those needs met.

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Amber (Wood) Granter (left) and Sherry Devlin.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, West Kootenay, Golden, Real Estate C21 Rockies Realty welcome two new realtors

Both new realtors can be contacted through the Rockies Realty Century 21 office in Radium Hot Springs.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 8 issue

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

A family participating in one of Columbia River Paddle's adventures.
East Kootenay, Invermere, West Kootenay, Tourism Take to the water, and don’t forget to bring a paddle

Whether you’re planning on taking your family—or your work family—on a paddling adventure, here are some important tips to keep in mind

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Aerial view of the recent Grand Forks flooding.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Financial Grand Forks flood relief supported by local Credit Unions - surpasses $50K

Seven credit unions from the Boundary, Kootenay, and Columbia Valley have collaborated in their efforts to provide financial relief for Grand Forks.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Breweries to visit—Kootenay style!

Our region is home to some amazing local breweries. Here are a few of our top choices.

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Aerial view of the Interfor Sawmill in Grand Forks, B.C.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Forestry Interfor resumes operations at Grand Forks sawmill

The sawmill was temporarily curtailed on May 10, 2018 as a precautionary measure due to the escalating flooding in the region.

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