Artist's rendition of Oso building development in Golden.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Real Estate

Animating the downtown

This new development by Innovation Building Group houses eco-friendly spaces in a lively downtown setting

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Two men walk along a path in nature.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Mining

North Coal is climbing closer to construction in the Elk Valley

North Coal, an emerging steel-coal producer in Sparwood, B.C., is bringing the Michel Coal Project into reality

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Keith Powell
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Publisher Keith Powell steps into retirement

After 42 years of involvement in the local publishing scene, Kootenay Business publisher Keith Powell is retiring

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

Inside of tiny home.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

This tiny home hotel in Fernie is a first in Canada

Snow Valley Lodging in Fernie celebrated the grand opening of their tiny home concept on October 8

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.

CFO Krystle Seed, CEO and president Ken Kalesnikoff, and COO Chris Kalesnikoff visit Kallesoe Machinery in Denmark to see their new state-of-the-art glulam line in action.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Environment, Forestry

Kudos to the Kalesnikoff Lumber Company

The fourth generation keeps Kalesnikoff Lumber Company a proud and successful enterprise with its forward-thinking approach to forestry

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Glass Blowing Adventure - Kimberley

Canada's only mobile glass blowing studio will be in Kimberley from October 17-27 providing demonstrations and hands-on learning. 

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.

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.

Nathan Lieuwen, majority owner; Lee Pratt, Cranbrook mayor; Chris Hebb, BCHL commissioner; and Scott Niedermayer, a Hall of Fame NHL defenceman and part owner of the new Junior Hockey franchise, stand in front of the new Cranbrook Bucks logo at Western Financial Place.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook

Happy days in Cranbrook: Hockey is coming back to town

The Cranbrook Bucks will begin playing in the BCHL in the fall of 2020 and will try and follow in the footsteps of some great hockey teams

by Kerry Shellborn
Group of students who worked on trails.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education

Creating Destinations to be Desired

This summer, an enthusiastic group of youth gave a helping hand in the Basin, improving the condition of several high-use locations

Kootenay Business magazine cover
Kootenay Business magazine September October 2019

In this issue, we present our 2019 Best of Business Awards, honouring outstanding businesses in the East and West Kootenay in a variety of categories. As well, peruse our Top 50 companies by revenue. Other stories put the focus on Cranbrook, Golden and Trail, with our cover story looking at an exciting expansion at Caliper Machine & Hydraulics in Cranbrook. And we have a story on the welcome news that Cranbrook has a new hockey team, the Cranbrook Bucks.

People skiing down ski hill
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Tourism

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski area extends its season with new snowmaking technology

Family-friendly ski area in the heart of the B.C. Rockies improves facilities for the upcoming season

Contractor and home owner discussing renovation of house.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Real Estate

WorkSafeBC raising awareness of asbestos dangers in older homes

Risk of asbestos exposure most common during home renovations and demolitions