Jinny Sims is the Minister of Citizens’ Services.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations , Technology

Connectivity is key in the Kootenays

Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services, details how the provincial government’s $50-million grant will benefit rural and Aboriginal communities through B.C.

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Haul Truck and Digger at Elkview mine near Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Education, Energy, Mining

The Elkview Coal Mine celebrates a milestone

This year marks the 50th anniversary of surface mining at Elkview mine near Sparwood, B.C.

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Six Mile Slough near Creston will provide better habitat for many species once it’s restored with support from Columbia Basin Trust’s Ecosystem Enhancement Program.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Forestry

Improving health and biodiversity in local ecosystems

Trust gives five projects over $3 million through Ecosystem Enhancement Program

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

Tiny Greens in Nelson, B.C. Growing microgreens for local restaurants and homes.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Nelson, Agriculture, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Tiny Greens grow in Nelson, B.C.

Matt Kelk’s new business supplies local residents with microgreens year-round.

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2019 40 under 40 rising stars of business
40 Under 40

2019 40 under 40 rising stars of business

Our fourth annual 40 under 40 list is a salute to some of the leading entrepreneurs in the Kootenays.

Shown is the interior of a tiny house, showing the kitchen in the foreground with lots of wood everywhere.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Nelson, Environment, Small Business

Nelson Tiny Houses are big on charm

Nelson Tiny Houses in Nelson, B.C., proves that downsizing can mean upgrading

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East Kootenay, Cranbrook

Menopause the Musical

The off-Broadway sensation featuring original all-star Canadian cast! 

Career BUZZ logo
Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 15

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?

“We yearned to provide intimate and life-changing safaris in the bush that mirrored our own experiences throughout Africa,” said Fannuel Nsingo, co-owner of Escape to Africa Safaris.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Tourism

Escape to Africa via Nelson, B.C.

Fannuel Nsingo and Colleen Chisholm, co-owners of Escape to Africa Safaris in Nelson, B.C., take small groups of travellers on intimate trips into Africa

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Mark Laver is the economic development manager in Castlegar, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Technology

Castlegar steps into the future

In Castlegar, the seeds of economic development, career inspiration and opportunity are planted early and deep.

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Kootenay Business magazine cover
Kootenay Business January/February 2019 magazine

The first issue of the new year is always an exciting one, featuring the Top 10 Business People in the East and West Kootenay, an interesting and eclectic bunch. We also present our list of Top 120 Employers (based on numbers of employees), with feature stories on two of them—Atco Forest Products in Fruitvale and Golden Life Management in Cranbrook. Plus, we offer Q&As with the newly elected or acclaimed mayors of our Kootenay communities.

Brittany's Flower Farm in Creston, B.C.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Retail, Small Business

Brittany’s Flower Farm has opened in Creston, B.C.

Brittany Tilling has a green thumb and a love of plants and flowers. She is now ready to share her love with the town of Creston and surrounding Kootenays.

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Ron Toyota is the mayor of Creston and the contact person for economic development in the town and the surrounding valley.
East Kootenay, Creston, Health & Wellness

Committed to a better Creston

Readily available health care and prompt emergency response are high priorities for the Town of Creston’s residents and administration.

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