(L to R) Kristy Jahn-Smith of Cranbrook Tourism, Kathy Cooper of Kootenay Rockies Tourism, Paula Amos of Indigenous Tourism BC and Richard Porges, Destination BC.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

A wide-angle look at tourism

A four-member tourism panel presented information about trends, opportunities and challenges in the Kootenay tourism industry.

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Part of a 52-unit affordable  housing project being constructed by B.C. Housing in Grand Forks, B.C
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Developments, Real Estate

Grand Forks housing projects

New, affordable apartments and townhouses—the first of their kind in Grand Forks—will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2019.

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Man wearing a puffy vest and checkered shirt using a tablet.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Education, Small Business

Growing your business with FTAs — Presentation & Networking event

Join us to hear how to boost your export opportunities - free events held in Cranbrook, Trail and Nelson

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

Jillian Rutherford and Andrew Hayden, owners of Fernie Distillers, have released their first seasonal gin in Fernie, B.C.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business

Fernie Distillers has launched its first seasonal spirit

Fernie’s only small-batch distillery has released a limited release product that reduces local bear attractants and supports wildlife initiatives.

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Top 10 Kootenay Business People of 2018
Top 10 Business People

Top 10 Kootenay Business People of 2019

Kootenay Business proudly showcases the following Top 10 Business People of the Year for 2019.

Paul Denchuk and Meredith Hamstead are standing together in front of a home.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Invermere, Energy, Environment, Small Business

thinkBright Homes: A lighter touch on the planet

thinkBright Homes, based in Invermere, B.C., is at the cutting edge of the green building industry

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The two owners, Petra and Tiffany Ware, are standing in their store with body care products on shelves behind them.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business

Your nose knows the difference in natural body care products

Petra Naturally in Cranbrook, B.C., expanded to offer even more natural bath and body products and loose teas

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East Kootenay, Elkford

Elkford Wildcat Days

The Elkford Wildcat Days are held June 28th to July 1. Festival includes a parade, craft & trade show, community garage sale, climbing wall, soap box derby, pancake breakfast, live stage entertainment, family fun zone and much more! 

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 21

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

New Business?
Do you have business news to share?

Are you a business owner—or know of a business—in the Kootenays with something new and exciting happening with the company?

Braveheart Resources’ mill at the Bull River Mine is near Cranbrook, B.C. .
East Kootenay, Mining

Braveheart Resources to bring Bull River Mine into production

Braveheart president Ian Berzins calls purchase of Bull River Mine “transformational”

by Jeff Johnson
Brad Parsell, executive director of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce, at his desk
East Kootenay, Fernie

Fernie chamber’s new exec

Oz transplant Brad Parsell takes on a big job in Fernie.

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Kootenay Business magazine March/April 2019

In this issue, we focus on economic development throughout the East and West Kootenay. Our cover story looks at Columbia Basin Trust as it responds to the needs of residents in the Columbia Basin. Plus, we offer updates from this region’s resource sectors: forestry and mining. Finally, be sure to peruse our 2019 40 under 40 list, a salute to our younger business people.

Slocan Lake and Valhalla Provincial Park in Slocan, B.C.
West Kootenay, Slocan, Tourism

The Slocan Trifecta

The Village of Slocan, South Slocan and Slocan Park thrive on the area’s tourism and outdoor adventure opportunities.

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Emmeline Marshall-Hill, Graham Watt and Brian Taylor, on the shore of the Granby River, Grand Forks, B.C.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Environment, Real Estate

Changing the face of Grand Forks

Driven by the forces of nature and the community’s needs, Grand Forks is in the process of transforming itself.

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