Fernie Brewing Company occupies an attractive, two-storey purpose-built facility at 26 Manitou Road in Fernie, B.C.

Small craft brewery, big Fernie impact

Fernie Brewing Company is loved for its Cheers to Charity initiative, its economic support of the community through employment and, of course, its brews.

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Monte Smith, owner and operator of Brown Dog Contracting, on site at one of his projects
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Best of Business

Applauding Brown Dog Contracting

Clients of Brown Dog Contracting appreciate the team’s professionalism, patience and beyond-expectation results.

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New Centex gas station.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Creston, Retail, Transportation

New Centex Gas Station Opens in Creston

The high profile location fronts busy Highway #3 traffic and will serve travellers before or after the Kootenay Pass

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

Bona Fide, in Golden, B.C., supplies locals (and online customers) find quality gifts for their feminine family members and friends.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Golden, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business

Bona Fide in Golden, brings a big city feel

Morgan Jmaiff’s new business offers locals Canadian-owned brands, locally-made vendors and access to eco-friendly companies.

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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.

WIth a big smile, Karey Pion is mixing a tub of ingredients.
At Work, East Kootenay, Fernie

The best soaps, the best life

With a thriving family and a thriving business, Karey Pion provides Soco Soaps to more than 40 markets in Canada, including hometown Fernie

A group of Silverton citizens hold up signs in support of the 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Nelson, New Denver, Rossland, Salmo, Slocan, Energy, Environment

Five West Kootenay communities are leading the way in renewable energy

Five West Kootenay communities have signed on to the EcoSociety’s 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign. Meet the early adopters of change.

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Career BUZZ logo
Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - September 6

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?

Cole, Melanie, Chris and Courtney Sutherland, with a Sutco truck
West Kootenay, Salmo, Forestry, Small Business, Transportation, Best of Business

Sutco cares for its people

Sutco Transportation Specialists is recognized as an industry leader for best practices in human resources, focusing on workplace safety and work/life quality.

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Melanie Joy, Golden resident and owner of Fly in the Fibre, brings Canadian-made goods and fibre-filled fun to the Kootenays.
East Kootenay, Creston, Retail, Small Business

Fly in the Fibre offers the comforts of coffee and crafts

Melanie Joy, owner of Fly in the Fibre, has brought fibreworks, crafting and coffee to new heights with her award-winning business.

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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.

Close-up of two helicopters at low altitude
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment

Cranbrook floodplain mapping underway

The City of Cranbrook had a busy summer, upgrading infrastructure and undertaking floodplain mapping to inform land use planning and future protective measures.

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Lynn Hiscoe offers connection, compassion and community in the Creston Valley through her new business, emPoweredlives.
East Kootenay, Creston, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Social entrepreneur starts a new business in the Creston Valley

Lynn Hiscoe seeks to empower lives through her new business based in the Creston Valley

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