The former Kootenay Hotel in Creston has been transformed, from top to bottom, into Casey's Community House.
East Kootenay, Creston, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality

Casey’s Community House brings the “wow” factor to Creston

Casey’s Community House is a new restaurant in a beautifully refurbished heritage building in downtown Creston.

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Louis Nelson is the new owner/operator at Domino’s new Cranbrook location.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine

Domino’s: New location, new owner

Louis Nelson, new owner/operator at Domino’s in Cranbrook, B.C., emphasizes community involvement at company’s new location

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Chris Holt of Lakewood Landscaping
Kootenay Homes, West Kootenay, Nelson, Agriculture, Education, Environment

Xeriscaping: You, me and the blue, part two

Xeriscapic landscaping uses plants that thrive in our natural environment. Here are seven tips for creating a low-maintenance yard.

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 15 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Canal Flats, B.C., rolled out the welcome mat to a new employer—the Columbia Lake Technology Center—who promises to replace the jobs lost when the 100-year-old sawmill shut down in 2015.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Technology

From sawdust to silicon—why Canal Flats is now the envy of every rural community in B.C.

A new data centre has taken over the former sawmill land and promises to bring jobs and hope to Canal Flats and other rural communities throughout B.C.

by Kerry Shellborn
Columbia Basin Trust Board of Directors group photo.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay Columbia Basin Trust announces board changes

The Trust thanks a departing director and welcomes a new one

Fisher Peak Brewing Company’s brewmaster, Jordon Aasland, earned a gold medal for his creation, Hellroaring Scottish Ale, at the Canadian Brewing Awards.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business

Fisher Peak strikes gold

Fisher Peak Brewing Company in Cranbrook, B.C., has won a gold medal at Canadian Brewing Awards for its Hellroaring Scottish Ale

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(L to R) Co-owner warriors Vuk, Ruk and Wuk—a.k.a.—Victoria Lang, Richard Matthews and Josh Wall.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Small Business

“Glory” to Invermere’s Viking bar

Richard Matthews, co-owner of Ullr Bar in Invermere, B.C., has opened a new Viking bar in the Columbia Valley

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Tim Termunde, president and CEO, Eagle Plains Resources Ltd.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, West Kootenay, Mining, Small Business

Eagle Plains goes solo on Iron Range

At the Iron Range property, where Eagle Plains Resources has exclusive ownership interest, the company is breaking with precedent.

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Bob Hellman, paddling on Kootenay Lake in one of his own canoes
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Hellman Canoe & Kayak—a passion project

Bob Hellman has an enduring love for paddling and for Canada’s wilderness, and his business keeps him connected to that passion.

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Tom Thomson , executive director of the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, appreciates the upgrades  to the chamber's new home in the former CP Rail station.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business

Meeting needs for Nelson’s businesses

Tom Thomson is dedicated to learning about the needs of the business community in Nelson and advocating to get those needs met.

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 8 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

A family participating in one of Columbia River Paddle's adventures.
East Kootenay, Invermere, West Kootenay, Tourism

Take to the water, and don’t forget to bring a paddle

Whether you’re planning on taking your family—or your work family—on a paddling adventure, here are some important tips to keep in mind

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New high visibility signage greets Komatsu customers in Sparwood.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Mining

A peek inside Komatsu’s new Sparwood facility

Komatsu in Sparwood has successfully merged four separate operations and buildings into one newly updated, modern facility.

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Lana Schanzenbach is holding several of her Little Lunches Reusable Wraps.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Environment, Small Business

Little Lunches Reusable Wraps reduce your plastic use

Little Lunches Reusable Wraps keep food fresh and reduce plastic use in your lunchbox

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Breweries to visit—Kootenay style!

Our region is home to some amazing local breweries. Here are a few of our top choices.

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A picture of Avery Deboer-Smith
Kootenay Homes

Water conservation: Me, you and the blue

High water consumption not only affects the environment around you, it also affects your pocketbook. Here are some tips to lower your environmental impact

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Tracey Buckley of Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Technology, Influential Women in Business

Tracey Buckley — a rare combination

An aptitude for technology, natural communication skills and an easy way with people have been key to Tracey Buckley’s success.

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Car accident.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Transportation

Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in the Kootenays

It would appear that whenever a major thoroughfare like Highway #3 connects with adjoining streets the potential for crashes climbs substantially.