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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - May 11 issue

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

Wayne Stetski, standing with two young people.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Stetski allocates more than $625,000 for Kootenay-Columbia student jobs

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Initiative contributes annually to aid in creating jobs for secondary and post-secondary students.

Little Nieve Thomas standing in front of a NABS construction sign.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Developments, Health & Wellness, Transportation World-class mountain biking coming to Nakusp, BC

Mountain bikers looking to explore what BC has to offer will now want to add Nakusp, BC as a destination.

by Janis Neufeld, Project Manager for the Nakusp and Area Bike Society
Wildfires raged around Moyie Lake in 2017.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Health & Wellness Do you have a grab-and-go emergency kit?

Prepare yourself for wildfires or other potential disasters by equipping yourself with an emergency/survival kit

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Eagle Graphite has also operated a graphite operation in the Slocan region for a number of years.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson, Mining Eagle Plains acquires high-grade B.C. graphite property

The 711 ha, road-accessible Slocan Graphite Project is located 32 km northeast of Nelson, British Columbia and is owned 100% by Eagle Plains.

1st place, Senior division, Taking Back Neverland, Keona Osbourne, Katelin Blunden
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business Junior Dragons Den Championship results

The fifth annual Junior Dragons Den Championship took place at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail on Saturday, May 8

Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation Chief Operating Officer, Dave Lampron, Kaslo Infonet Society (KiN) President Don Scarlett, KiN Board Member Tim Ryan together with Robert Abbey, Assistant Manager of the Kaslo Hotel, showcase a section of fibre optik cable similar to the one used in this project. (Left to right: Don, Robert, Dave, Tim)
West Kootenay, Developments, Technology Northern Kootenay Lake ramps up its high-speed internet

The northern Kootenay Lake area is mountainous and thickly forested, which made traditional Internet infrastructure difficult and expensive.

St. Eugene is located near Cranbrook amongst beautiful geography.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Charity golf tournament planning advice from St. Eugene’s pro Cindy Soukoroff

It’s not too late to organize this year’s golf tournament, but you better get on it!

by Timothy Fowler
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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - May 4 issue

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

Community Futures Central Kootenay Volunteer of the Year, Chris Bell and CFCK Executive Director, Andrea Wilkey.
West Kootenay, Castlegar Chris Bell awarded Community Futures Volunteer of the Year

Chris has been involved in a variety of organizations, lending his good-natured expertise to many projects.

The new Glade Ferry, built by Waterbridge Steel in Nakusp.
West Kootenay, Developments, Tourism, Transportation Nakusp’s Waterbridge Steel constructs and launches new ferry at Glade

Waterbridge was awarded a $27.9-million contract in 2016 to design and build the four new cable ferries.

Junior Dragons Den Championship will take place May 5th, 2018
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business Junior Dragons Den Championship May 5th, 2018

Young Entrepreneurs will compete for cash to support their small business dreams at the Junior Dragons Den Championship taking place in Trail this Saturday.

Amanda Savage and Amanda Landry, new owners of Kootenay Cycling in Castlegar.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Small Business Kootenay Cycling is now part of Castlegar’s Columbia Functional Fitness

The new owners plan to expand the schedule and offer a variety of classes like Spin, Tabata, Bootcamps and Functional Training.

The Selkirk College Health Care Assistant Program trains people for a solid career in the health care profession that appeals to many eager to make a difference in senior's care.
West Kootenay, Education, Health & Wellness Selkirk College training in-demand health care professionals

Frontline health care workers are in high demand in our region and Selkirk College’s Health Care Assistant (HCA) Program is training to fill that gap.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - April 27 issue

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

Students at Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries Secondary School participate in JA British Columbia’s Be Entrepreneurial program.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Small Business Mentors inspire youth to be entrepreneurial

Business professionals give back to their community by investing their time in young learners.

Tom Wayman
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality Noted author Tom Wayman launches new book “34 Years Later”

The launch of a collection of essays by West Kootenay author Tom Wayman on Tuesday, May 1 will feature readings and a musical performance.

Morgan Strohmann is co-owner of Beyond the Boundary Computers in Grand Forks, B.C.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business, Technology An 18-year-old entrepreneur

Morgan Strohmann is co-owner of the new computer retail and service company, Beyond the Boundary Computers, in Grand Forks, B.C.

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Dan Wall is the owner and communications consultant at Firelight Communications.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Illuminating communications through Firelight

Dan Wall coaches businesses on how to communicate effectively with his company, Firelight Communications, in Nelson, B.C.

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Esi Edugyan and Steven Price.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality Elephant Mountain Literary Festival virtual box office opens

Tickets are now on sale for the 7th annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, July 12 – 15 in Nelson.

Genevieve Robertson, new Executive Director at the Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality New executive director at Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson

Robertson is excited to build on the momentum generated from Oxygen’s twelve-year span as the only rural artist run centre in the region.

Myles Peterson, first place winner in the Junior Division at the recent Junior Dragon Den West Kootenay Championships.
West Kootenay, Trail, Education, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragon Den West Kootenay champions announced

The Junior Dragon Den Provincial Championships will be held on May 5th at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - April 20 issue

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

Photo courtesy Roxul
West Kootenay, Grand Forks Top employers in the Boundary region

Find out which companies have brought the most jobs to the Boundary region.

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One of the courses features chainsaw Vancouver Island artist Kevin Lewis who will spend three days teaching skills on the Tenth Street Campus.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality Selkirk College introduces Nelson Summer Arts Series

There are 13 courses included in the Nelson Summer Art Series that span a range of disciplines which are taught by working artists from around the province.

Dave Grimsdell (L) and Ryan Johnson, founders of Sniper Action Photos, installed cameras for Rockland Estates in St. Martin.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, Technology, Tourism Sniper Action Photo captures adventure

The success of Sniper Action Photo, a two-man Revelstoke company, is pretty much an entrepreneur’s dream come true.

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MLA Michelle Mungall presents Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Kootenay with a $100,000 grant from the BC Rural Dividend Program.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial BC Rural Dividend Program Grants boost to Kootenays & Nelson Innovation Centre

The rural dividend encourages economic diversification, innovation, sustainability and collaboration, and recognizes the diverse needs of individual communities

Kendra Begg became the executive director of the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce in June 2017.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business Focus forward for Boundary chamber

Kendra Begg, the executive director of the Boundary Country Chamber of Commerce, is proactive, action-focused and tenacious.

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

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

Michelle Mungall, MLA for Nelson-Creston, announces the extension of the Export Navigator Pilot Project. Also pictured, Andrea Wilkey, Executive Director, Community Futures Central Kootenay, Liz Cohoe, owner, Lillie and Cohoe, and Michael Hoher, Export Navigator advisor.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education Export Navigator pilot extended to support rural exporters

The Export Navigator pilot helps B.C. businesses in six B.C. regions become export ready, by providing access to community-based export advisors.

Brian Malito (centre) is a Grade 12 student from J L Crowe Secondary School in Trail. He’s competed in four RoboGames including the first one held in Nelson in 2010.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Technology Selkirk College RoboGames drives youth enthusiasm for technology

When the doors open on RoboGames 2018, youth from around the region will be ready to throw their robot in the ring after weeks of building and training.

Representatives from the seven credit unions attending a December meeting to learn more about the amalgamation currently being explored.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Seven Kootenay Region Credit Unions Continue To Explore Amalgamation

The Kootenay, Columbia Valley and Boundary Regions of British Columbia Credit Unions have released an update on the next steps in their amalgamation process

Winners of the BCIC Ignite Awards.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Financial, Technology Kootenay’s “BioCarbon 3D” — part of $1M BCIC awards to fuel market-driven innovation across BC

The four projects demonstrated the ability to succeed in diverse fields including environmental engineering, biotechnology, and agriculture.

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

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

Bryan Cox, CEO of MABC, leads advocacy and education initiatives for the mining industry.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining BC Mining Month—“Mining Our Future”

Bryan Cox, CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia talks about Mining Week’s growth into Mining Month.

by Jillian Clark
Aerial view of valley flooding.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Taking action on climate change

Columbia Basin Trust supporting 12 climate action initiatives.

At $11.3-million the project will be funded through BC Housing with additional funding coming from funding bodies like the Columbia Basin Trust, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the Nelson CARES Society.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments 47 Unit—$11.3M Affordable Housing Project Set To Go In Nelson

B.C. Housing awarded $6,300,300 in funding to a Nelson CARES project that will build 47 units of affordable housing

Dr. Leroy Little Bear, founding director of Harvard University’s Native American Program.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, First Nations Selkirk College welcomes Dr. Leroy Little Bear

Dr. Leroy Little Bear, Blackfoot scientist, professor emeritus, and distinguished scholar will speak in Nelson about Indigenous worldview in education, April 4.

A staff photo of Spearhead Timberworks staff at the their production facility located at 4655 HIghway 3A
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Spearhead Timberworks Garners Nelson Business of the Year Honours

The Nelson Chamber of Commerce recently held their annual excellence awards banquet at the Hume Hotel in downtown Nelson.

In September 2017, the ?aq?am community experienced a wildfire. It will now be reducing fuel in high-risk areas with support from a wildfire mitigation grant from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment, Financial Reducing the risks and effects of wildfire

Twenty communities focus on mitigating wildfire with over $800,000 from Columbia Basin Trust

Diane Heinrich became the CAO for the City of Grand Forks on January 18, 2018
West Kootenay, Grand Forks Diane Heinrich, Grand Forks CAO

The City of Grand Forks has an excellent management team—young, full of energy and doing well. CAO Diane Heinrich is there to assist them.

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The Trust partnered with tech industry entrepreneurs, i4C, to fill a commercial building near Trail with innovative businesses.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay The Trust seeks business opportunities

Columbia Basin Trust invites expressions of interest for investment

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

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

Jacey Paton in a field, smiling with her camera
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Jacey Paton

Jacey Paton is a gifted photographer and a devoted volunteer in her community.

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Holly Smee
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Holly Smee

Holly Smee uses her natural empathy and compassion to assist her clients at Hollytree Wellness.

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Danielle Labelle helping a young girl learn to dance
West Kootenay, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Danielle Labelle

This dedicated dance instructor helps her students reach their full potential.

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Nicole Cherlet
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Nicole Cherlet

Cherlet has a shining reputation in Revelstoke for her business, Big Mountain Kitchen & Linen.

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Sara Sansom doing a lady's hair
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Sara Sansom

This owner of Feather & Stone Day Spa and Birch & Lace Hair Salon is also on the board of directors for the Revelstoke chamber.

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Tanya Finley at her bar and grill
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Tanya Finley

This young entrepreneur runs Finley’s Bar and Grill and Sage Tapas & Wine Bar in Nelson, B.C.

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Alissa Bryden at her desk
West Kootenay, Rossland, Financial, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Alissa Bryden

Alissa Bryden takes the stress out of virtual accounting via her business in Rossland, B.C.

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