Karen and Doug Barraclough, owners of the B-E Ranch in Skookumchuck.
East Kootenay, Agriculture, Animal Care, Financial

Life on the Range

With help from the Grassland and Range Enhancement Program, ranchers can protect grassland, aquatic and riparian resources on Crown lands where cattle graze

A WestJet plane sitting on the tarmac.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism, Transportation

WestJet Link giving Cranbrook another hub option

All WestJet Link flights are operated through a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal by using its fleet of 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft

Sepia-coloured photo of heritage house on city street.
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate

City launches 2019 Laneway House Design Competition

The City of Nelson is launching an open, two-round laneway house design competition

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

Kitchen design showroom for Spruced Kitchens
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business

Building the heart of the home

Caralee McKinney’s kitchen design business in Nelson is built on her design aptitude, skills and strong relationships with clients and colleagues.

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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.

Samantha Gernhart
At Work, East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business, Technology

Bringing clarity to work and life

Samantha Gernhart is an influential woman in business in her community of Invermere, where she works at Copper Point Resort and runs a home-based business

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Aug
22

Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair

Black Press Career Fair initiatives offer local businesses viable sourcing with cost efficient means, to put them in front of thousands of candidates. 

Career BUZZ logo
Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 16

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?

Shawna L’Heureux, owner of Zen Mountain Float + Wellness, was an Influential Woman in Business award winner in 2019.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Shawna L’Heureux restores the Kootenays one float at a time

Shawna L’Heureux, owner of Zen Mountain Float + Wellness in Kimberley, is an expert in all things skin. She’s also one of Kootenay Business’s 2019 Influential

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Black-and-white photo of a silvery-coloured diamond on a pile of fine, dark rock rubble
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining

Newest diamond for industry

They’re not the sparkling, “put a ring on it” kind, but these diamonds have huge value for all kinds of industries.

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Kootenay Business magazine cover
Kootenay Business magazine July August 2019

In this issue, we focus on the small agricultural town of Creston. Our cover story features two people who moved to Creston and found the environment and the people hospitable to their new winery, Red Bird Estate Winery. Plus, we offer updates on the Kootenays’ labour market in 2018 as well as updates on our transportation and mining sectors. Finally, be sure to peruse our 2019 Best Places to Eat and Drink when looking for a place to find good food and drinks this summer.

A Unifab tradesman wears protective gear to meet welding safety standards.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business

Unifab: fabulous fabricators

Unifab Industries of Grand Forks celebrates 20 years in the steel fabrication industry with continuing innovations.

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A man and two women at a round table on a patio, with mountains in the far distance
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate

Parastone’s Montane community: Come on in

Fernie’s Montane subdivision embodies the dream of Simon Howse and Jason Smith, founders and owners of Parastone Developments Ltd.

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