Ingrid Bron is the director of community economic development in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke

Insights for Revelstoke

New information on Revelstoke’s population numbers supports effective planning for adequate City services.

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Kootenay Gallery of Art has been showcasing art to the rural community of Castlegar for the last 40 years.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Tourism

Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar has been showcasing art for the past 40 years

Maggie Shirley, curator and gallery assistant for Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar, B.C., highlights the historic gallery’s exhibitions and programs

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East Kootenay Teacher Education program students at College of the Rockies’ Cranbrook
campus host bake sales as one way to raise funds for local schools. Pictured (back row l-r Martha
Palmer, Nicole Hare, Josie Ruoss, EdSA President, Erin Kaldstad. Seated l-r Brooke Leyenhorst, Carly Trinder)
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Kimberley, Education

East Kootenay Teacher Education students give back to local schools

Program, held in partnership with UVic, fundraises to thank local schools for support

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

Brad Parsell became the executive director of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce on April 8, 2019
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business

Fernie chamber’s new exec

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

by Marie Milnr
2019 Influential Women in Business Awards
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Influential Women in Business

2019 Influential Women in Business Awards

Three accomplished women in the West and three in the East will be recognized as the most Influential Women in Business for 2019.

Jan Skiber, posing in front of distant mountains.
At Work, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Agriculture

Keep those pesky weeds at bay

Chem-Free Weed Control in Cranbrook aims to provide a safe, organic way to control unwanted vegetation

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East Kootenay, Cranbrook

Menopause the Musical

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

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - April 18

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?

Widened sidewalks are just one of the many upgrades that have been completed on Castlegar’s Columbia Avenue.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments

Changes to Columbia Avenue in Castlegar are more than meets the eye

Stephanie Allen-Pelletier, communications director for MarWest Industries, highlights the completed updates on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar

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International students at the College of the Rockies welcome the announcement of provincial funding to double the amount of on-campus housing.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education, Real Estate

College welcomes funding for student housing

The provincial government is providing $11.6 million for construction of more student accommodations at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.

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Kootenay Business magazine cover
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.

Traction on Demand will be expanding its operations into the Legion building in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology

Traction on Demand is parking in Nelson

Greg Malpass, founder and CEO of Traction on Demand, is bringing his business home to Nelson, B.C.

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Tom Zeleznik was elected mayor of Nakusp in October 2018.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Technology

Nakusp to get connected

The announcement of funding for high-speed Internet opens new possibilities for economic development for Nakusp.

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