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Danny Rickaby.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality Nelson businessman Danny Rickaby mourned and missed

Originally from the Lethbridge area, Rickaby was well-known in the Nelson area for his enthusiastic spirit and business savvy.

A young man sitting on a trials motorcycle.
West Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality, 40 Under 40 The business of backflipping a motorcycle

Professional motorcycle trials rider Sam King is the owner of Ride The Vibe in Golden, a unique business based on the lifestyle of action sports athletes.

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A head shot of Fraser Blyth.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Fraser Blyth: Designing memorable places

Fraser Blyth of Selkirk Planning & Design helps mountain communities maintain and enhance their sense of place

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Charlotte Ferreux
West Kootenay, Castlegar, 40 Under 40 Charlotte Ferreux: Coach and founder

Charlotte Ferreux is a Certified High Performance Coach and founder of Thrive Consulting

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Marloes van Lent
West Kootenay, Golden, Financial, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Marloes van Lent: Golden’s Dutch bookkeeper

Settling into Golden is as straightforward as balancing the books—just ask Dutch transplant Marloes van Lent

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Tim Wiley, owner/operator of Rustic Crust Pizza, loves to provide delectable fare for the people in and around Trail, B.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Tim Wiley, Trail’s favourite pizza man

“All the environments I encounter are positive because, well . . . pizza!” said Tim Wiley, owner of Rustic Crust Pizza in Trail, B.C.

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Greg Hoffart, owner of Tree Construction.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, 40 Under 40 Leading Revelstoke’s green building revolution

Greg Hoffart is the owner of Tree Construction and his focus is on building homes that are healthy, efficient and environmentally sustainable.

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Students in Selkirk College’s Integrated Environmental Planning Program have been working with the City of Nelson on Life and Environment Action plans.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Education Selkirk College students host open house on Nelson Life and Environment Action plans

Nelson’s various plans and studies have identified numerous areas for future study, research, plan development, and implementation.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 10 issue

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

A home by Nelson-based Ellenwood Homes.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate Finalists announced for the 25th Anniversary Georgie Awards

The Georgie Awards showcase the high quality and calibre of British Columbia's home building and renovation community.

Slocan campground
West Kootenay, Slocan, Environment, Tourism The Village of Slocan is on the cusp of an eco-tourism boom

Once focused on forestry, Slocan is now evolving into an eco-tourism hot spot.

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Neith Muth by the Columbia River in 2016.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship established

The Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship honours Neil Muth, the Trust’s president and chief executive officer from 2005 through 2016, who passed away last November.

Quiet, beautiful Kaslo, B.C., is a gem set on the west shore of Kootenay Lake.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Tourism Kaslo, B.C.: small, beautiful and connected

Residents and visitors in Kaslo, B.C., enjoy a wealth of history, arts and culture, outdoor recreation and business opportunities.

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Mount 7, near Golden, B.C., is a popular launch site for people-powered flight.
West Kootenay, Golden, Tourism Golden grows opportunity

Both traditional and niche businesses can find a balanced, rewarding home in Golden, B.C.

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Tyler Beckley, of Wycliffe's Three Bars Guest Ranch is one of the Kootenay representatives on the Destination BC marketing committee.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism Three Kootenay representatives on Destination BC Marketing Committee

Destination British Columbia works collaboratively with tourism stakeholders across the province to coordinate tourism marketing at all levels.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 3 issue

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

Cover of report: Water Monitoring and Climate Change in the Upper Columbia Basin
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Learn more about water resources in the Basin

New Trust report highlights status of water resources and future opportunities.

A member of Avalanche Canada’s South Rockies Field Team helps keep backcountry users safe. Columbia Basin Trust is committing $450,000 over three years to the organization.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Want to play in the snow? New funding helps keep you safe

To support the important work Avalanche Canada does, Columbia Basin Trust is funding the non-profit organization with $450,000 over three years.

Amy Goodman, award-winning alternative investigative journalist.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education Journalist and author Amy Goodman coming to Selkirk College Mir Lecture series

Goodman is the host of Democracy Now, an independent global news program.

Nancy Trotman and Chris Bell are generous supporters of the community of Castlegar, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Castlegar influencers 2017

These Castlegar residents demonstrate the vision, patience and work ethic that it takes to grow their community.

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Susan Clovechok (L) of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce and Jessica Fairhart of Imagine Kootenay are enthusiastic about regional collaboration.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Imagine Kootenay success

Imagine Kootenay promotes the region as a good place to work, a great place to invest and an amazing place to live.

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(From left) Local entrepreneur Brian Fry discusses his plan for an innovation centre with Columbia Basin Trust’s Tim O’Doherty, Senior Manager, Investments, and Jon Exley, Manager, Assessment and Development.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Trust puts new economic development plan into action

The Trust is purchasing a commercial building in the Waneta Industrial Park near Trail and working with a local tech industry entrepreneur to fill the facility.

Nicole Fricot, new Community Economic Development Officer in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke Revelstoke hires Nicole Fricot for Community Economic Development Director

Ms. Fricot has worked for several years as a business strategist and has been involved in a number of local projects and initiatives.

An artist's rendition of the proposed Revelstoke Adventure Park (RAP).
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Massive new Revelstoke Adventure Park being proposed

Revelstoke’s Black Tie Properties is looking at developing a massive new adventure park near Revelstoke, fronting the busy Trans-Canada Highway.

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West Kootenay, Kaslo Top 20 Largest Hotels in West Kootenay/Revelstoke

Kootenay Business is pleased to present the Top 20 largest hotels throughout the West Kootenay/Revelstoke region.

An artist's rendition of the new ultra-modern Castlegar Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Centre building.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Financial, Small Business, Tourism New chamber building envisioned for Castlegar

Castlegar is buzzing these days with the exciting prospect of building a new, ultra-modern Chamber of Commerce and visitors centre building.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of” Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 17 issue

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

Forty-nine projects were approved for funding in 2016 with a combined total of $1.07 million from Columbia Basin Trust's Environment Grants program.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Education, Environment, Financial Environment Projects to benefit Basin

Columbia Basin Trust program helps strengthen environmental well-being.

Canada Border Services Agency is an employer exhibitor participating in Selkirk College Career & Education Fair.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Technology, Tourism Selkirk College Career & Education Fair makes employment connection

“Our employer exhibitors find the Career Fair a valuable venue to recruit to their organization or business,” says Amy Byers, College Recruitment Specialist.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Retail, Small Business Are you BC’s Chamber of the Year?

The BC Chamber of the Year Award is about encouraging and inspiring organizational and business excellence.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Top 10 Mining Operations in the Kootenays

We ranked all the operating mines in the Kootenays by their annual revenue.

Tammy Verigin-Burk, executive director of the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce, is a lifetime resident of the West Kootenay community.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Tourism Castlegar collaborates

In Castlegar, collaboration is seen as a common-sense measure that leverages the resources of individuals and groups for maximum effect.

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Chris Brien and his partners at Pinnacle Professional Accounting in Castlegar, B.C., are building a new office for the business, with residences above it.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Financial, Small Business Chris Brien picks Castlegar

Improved Internet service in Castlegar opens new possibilities for Chris Brien, his partners and the staff of Pinnacle Professional Accounting.

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Adam Pomeroy (left) and Rob Gretchen opened Cycology Bikes Inc. in Castlegar, B.C. in April 2016.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Bike kings of Castlegar

Adam Pomeroy and Rob Gretchen have opened a bike shop in Castlegar, B.C., and business is good.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 10 issue

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

Small-town Rossland on a winter's day.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Rossland, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Kaslo and Rossland listed as 2 of 17 Canadian places you must visit in 2017

“It’s a new year and we hope you put “travel more” on the top of your to-do list,” states Expedia.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation CBT conducting Regional Shipping and Logistics Survey

The success of this project will depend on the input and participation of the many stakeholders affected by this major issue.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Top 10 Ski Resorts/Hills in the Kootenay Rockies

We ranked the top Kootenay Ski resorts by vertical drop

Kris Koop owns and operates the Blue Barn Pet & Hobby Farm shop in Castlegar, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Animal Care, Retail, Small Business Blue Barn business

The owner of the Blue Barn Pet & Hobby Farm in Castlegar loves critters and their people.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 3 issue

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

The Nelson
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Tourism Destination BC announces funding for local visitor centres

The 2017 Visitor Services Innovation Fund is being made available for current, full-status Visitor Services Network members.

Bill Bennett
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett Special Guest on Podcast

We are pleased to have the honourable Bill Bennett as our special guest.

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Logo for the Junior Dragons Den.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragons’ Den is coming to Nelson!

Talented young entrepreneurs throughout the West Kootenay and Boundary area who want to get their business idea off the ground are encouraged to apply.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Top 10 Credit Unions/Co-ops in the Kootenays

We ranked all the Credit Unions and Co-ops in the Kootenays by their annual revenue.

Night view of downtown Kaslo.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Kaslo set to welcome Angry Hen Brewing Company

The owners of the new brewery are hoping to be operational by mid-2017.

Johnny Strilaeff is the new President and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust, headquartered in Castlegar, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Education, Financial New leader, same philosophy for Columbia Basin Trust

In his new role as President and CEO, Johnny Strilaeff will rely on his experience as a Basin resident and on his work experience with the Trust since 2005.

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

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

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate With Inventory Low, It’s a “Sellers” Market in Cranbrook Real Estate—Jason Wheeldon (Episode 4)

Jason Wheeldon shares his insight on the dynamic Cranbrook real estate market—4 trends not to miss and why it's a good time for a market evaluation.

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Meet your recruitment needs and raise your business’s profile by becoming an exhibitor at two upcoming local career events!
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business Call for exhibitors at upcoming Kootenay Career Fairs

Meet your recruitment needs and raise your business’s profile by becoming an exhibitor at two upcoming local career events!

(L-R) Kim McBurney, Blue Sky human resource manager, Brenda Le Clair, CEO of Decoda Literacy Solution and Blue Sky owner/designer Marilyn Robison with Blue Sky's donation to the charity.
West Kootenay, Financial, Retail, Small Business Blue Sky Clothing Company has roots in the Kootenays—recognized for donation to literacy

Owner and designer Marilyn Cobban and her staff recently raised $2821 for a charity called Decoda Literacy Project.

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