Chris Legler, CEO and founder of Axios Growth Consultants. Standing and smiling, wearing dark grey suit.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business

Former Sony executive launches Business Growth Consultancy in British Columbia

Axios Growth Consultants provides growth and optimization guidance and solutions to help businesses scale for success

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Chris Policar and Ryan “Butter” Karl stand in front of a sign that reads The Station Pub.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Small Business

New owners and a new look—The Station Pub in Invermere is BACK!

Chris Policar and Ryan “Butter” Karl, new owners of The Station Pub in Invermere, B.C., have major upgrades in the works for their restaurant

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Welcome sign to Kimberley’s Platzl
East Kootenay, Kimberley

Kimberley, B.C.: This is not your grandfather’s branding

How Kimberley, B.C., transitioned from a kitschy Bavarian theme to a modern brand provides a template for communities and businesses alike

by Kerry Shellborn
Chris Policar and Ryan “Butter” Karl stand in front of a sign that reads The Station Pub.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Small Business

New owners and a new look—The Station Pub in Invermere is BACK!

Chris Policar and Ryan “Butter” Karl, new owners of The Station Pub in Invermere, B.C., have major upgrades in the works for their restaurant

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Electric vehicle charging station.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology, Transportation

Regional districts score sustainability award with Accelerate Kootenays project

Three Kootenay regional districts recognized for Accelerate Kootenays initiative

by Julie Matchett
events

Submit your Kootenay or Columbia region event

We want to hear about all the upcoming events in the Kootenays.

Evan Berry, energy conservationist for the City of Cranbrook, takes a ride in the City’s first electric vehicle.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Technology, Transportation

The City of Cranbrook gives the green light to its first electric vehicle

The City of Cranbrook begins its fleet transition to EVs with the purchase of its first electric vehicle

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Technology

#BuyBasin Festival showcases local products/services

Mark your calendars! Between March 23 and April 27, 2021, local entrepreneurs and businesses will be going LIVE on Facebook during the #BuyBasin Festival this spring with expert tips, giveaways, demos, live music and all kinds of behind-the-scenes fun.

Kids crouched on ground examining something with magnifying glass.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education

First bilingual youth Science & Tech Program launched in Kootenays by KAST

Celebrating Kootenay biodiversity, the GLOWS program is part of Science Literary Week 2020

by Julie Matchett
Two business women at a meeting
Money Talk, Financial

Value your employees

Results from the Business Outlook Survey for British Columbia

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Heritage house painted yellow and green, housing the Slocan Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Silvery Slocan Museum.
West Kootenay, Slocan, Small Business, Tourism

One-on-one with Emma Beaton, manager of the Slocan Valley Chamber of Commerce

Emma Beaton, manager of the Slocan Valley Chamber of Commerce, has seen an uptick in people and businesses moving there since the pandemic

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Logging truck loading logs.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Forestry

Oversight board recommends less clearcutting in the Kootenays

The Forest Practices Board released a report that recommends better reforestation practices in B.C.’s dry fir forests, including less clearcutting

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Brian Fehr points out the joints on a 2x4 at his Peak Industries plant off Theatre Road in Cranbrook and says this product is selling well.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Cranbrook

One-on-one with the Kootenay’s bullish business baron—Brian Fehr

Business baron Brian Fehr is bullish on his four Kootenay businesses with more exciting plans forthcoming

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