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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 18

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

Joey Christensen has set Yogi Berri Café’s foundation in concrete at a commercial location.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine

Yo yo, Boo Boo, Yogi Berri ain’t movin’ anymore

Joey Christensen, owner of Yogi Berri Café in Trail, B.C., has more food options than a pic-a-nic basket

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Jason Wheeldon is a successful Realtor in Cranbrook, and a tireless community volunteer.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers

Cranbrook influencers

Successful in their busy day-jobs, these are people who find time and energy to enrich their community.

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Bruno Tassone, mayor of Castlegar, wears the official chain of office
West Kootenay, Castlegar

Bruno Tassone moves into the mayor’s office in Castlegar

The new mayor of Castlegar is well acquainted with infrastructure and what it means to the city’s ability to function.

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Ange Qualizza, mayor of Fernie
East Kootenay, Fernie

Ange Qualizza talks about priorities

“Economic development is about turning community visions into plans and implementing them to achieve goals.” — Ange Qualizza, mayor of Fernie

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A student looking through a pair of binoculars.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment Students “Do and Learn” in their wild backyards

Environmental education programs have immediate and long-lasting effects

Karl Sterzer, mayor of Canal Flats, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats

Karl Sterzer is a man with a mission

After years of struggling with its image and its economy, Canal Flats is on the threshold of becoming “Village Beautiful, Village Prosperous.”

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BC Transit passengers relax and take in the sights on a stress-free journey/commute.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation

For an easy ride, take the bus

Convenient, affordable transportation is key to a community’s livability, and BC Transit is providing that key in many small communities.

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 11

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

Milena Huebener (L) and Kyla Gent are the owners of Glow Decor Rentals in Invermere.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business

Furniture that Glows

Kyla Gent and Milena Huebener, owners of Glow Decor Rentals in Invermere, B.C., rent vintage and modern lounge furniture for idyllic weddings and events

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Al Miller, owner of Home Hardware in Invermere, was elected mayor of the District of Invermere in October 2018.
East Kootenay, Invermere

Al Miller wins the mayor’s job in Invermere

Al Miller, a 30-year resident of Invermere, is a business owner and the district’s new mayor.

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David Wilks is the mayor of Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Sparwood

David Wilks maintains a clean community during his 2nd stint as mayor of Sparwood, B.C.

David Wilks, mayor of Sparwood, B.C., utilizes his diverse background of professions to better serve his municipality

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Ron Toyota, mayor of Creston, wearing his chain of office
East Kootenay, Creston

Ron Toyota returns

Ron Toyota talks about his 10 years as mayor and the accomplishments of the team at Creston’s Town Hall.

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North Coal’s Michel Coal Project is in the works in the Elk Valley.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Mining

Sparwood: There’s (even more) coal in them hills

John Pumphrey, president of North Coal in Sparwood, B.C., discusses what his company is up to with regards to the Michel Coal Project

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Lee Pratt is serving his second term as the mayor of Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook

Lee Pratt looks ahead

Lee Pratt likes to get things done, with good results for the people affected. “We’re regular people, doing a job,” he said.

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John Dooley has returned to the office of mayor in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson

John Dooley is back

After four years, John Dooley has returned to the position of mayor of Nelson. This term will give him a total of 13 years in the role.

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Lisa Pasin was elected mayor of Trail, B.C., in October 2018.
West Kootenay, Trail

Lisa Pasin, Trail’s new mayor

“I have a clear understanding of my role and clear expectations of myself and others in achieving our shared purpose.”—Lisa Pasin, Trail’s mayor

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Talking timber with Jeff and Stephanie Bowes, owners of Canadian Timberframes Ltd.

As one of Golden’s largest employers—with 39 employees—Canadian Timberframes Ltd., owned by Jeff and Stephanie Bowes, is on a roll these days

CBK-X Winter Blitzville will take place in downtown Cranbrook on Baker Street from 4:30 to 8:30, culminating with a massive fireworks extravaganza.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality

Welcome to Cranbrook—a.k.a. Winter Blitzville

The best X Games snowmobilers in the world are coming to Cranbrook, B.C., on Family Day weekend for CBK-X Winter Blitzville

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