Packaging and product of Seedz Crackers.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business

Cranbrook’s crackers have healthy Seedz worth snacking on

Mal Paterson, owner of Seedz Crackers in Cranbrook, B.C., discusses why her snack is compelling for people with food allergies

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Staff at the Trail WorkBC Centre.
West Kootenay, Trail

The WorkBC Centre in Trail is ready to help, just not face-to-face

The WorkBC Centre in Trail opened at an opportune time—rising unemployment in the COVID-19 epoch

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Graphic showing woman holding pencil looking at computer screens.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Small Business

Online survey highlights impact of pandemic to B.C. businesses

B.C.’s small businesses make recommendations on the types of support they would like to see from governments

by Julie Matchett
Graphic asking how COVID-19 is affecting your business.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business

How is COVID-19 impacting your business?

Businesses across the Kootenays are stepping up to help their fellow citizens—share your business story.

Interior of gym with exercise equipment.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness

Find your tribe at The Den Performance Training Centre in Cranbrook

The Den, a new fitness centre in Cranbrook, empowers people of all ages to embrace their best self

by Julie Matchett
The facade of Kimberley City Bakery is architecturally of Bavarian design.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Real Estate, Small Business

Catching up with Kimberley’s award-winning bakers

Eric and Michelle Forbes, owners of Kimberley City Bakery, are closing and selling their business

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A mother is reading a book to her young son.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Nelson, Energy, Environment

Celebrate Earth Hour by reading aloud by candlelight

Revive the lost art of reading aloud during Earth Hour—Saturday, March 28th starting at 8:30 p.m.

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Apr
24

Basin Youth Network Leadership Summit

The Leadership Summit is an action-packed and interactive weekend with sessions that will support youth in finding their voice and taking action on issues that matter to them.

Group of women attending conference.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Education, Financial

Empowering female entrepreneurs: Teck offers grant to attend Vancouver E-Series conference

The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) E-Series is three-day conference held from May 13 - 15 in Vancouver

by Julie Matchett
Do you know a successful entrepreneur under 40?

2019 40-under-40 awards. We are looking for young business owners in the Kootenays who deserve some recognition.

Child standing in front of electric car.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Technology, Transportation

Kootenay Carshare Cooperative has gone electric

The Kootenay Carshare Cooperative now rents EVs and lets you rent your own EV out for a profit

by Jean-Marc La Flamme
Distant view of Wandering Fern mobile cafe.
East Kootenay, Golden, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Caffeine meets adventure at the Wandering Fern Café

The Wandering Fern Café in Golden can help make your event memorable and fun

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Image with graph and text.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

B.C. Economic Outlook report forecasts modest growth for province

Despite some economic challenges in the Kootenay region, certain sectors are on the verge of booming

by Julie Matchett
Baker Hill Heritage Bed and Breakfast is a large brown house with many windows and colourful trees in the yard.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Tourism

So you want to run a B&B? Follow these 7 suggestions

Gladys Goss-Laing, owner of Baker Hill Heritage Bed and Breakfast in Cranbrook, outlines what it takes to run a successful B&B

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Owners of Fernie Distillers standing in their distillery room.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Health & Wellness

Kootenay distilleries are doing their part to help us in the COVID-19 pandemic

Four Kootenay distilleries are turning an alcoholic byproduct into a critically short commodity: Hand sanitizer for FREE!

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