Coraley Letcher and Dave Thomson, owners of 5 Gen Construction in Fernie, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Small Business

5 Gen Construction helps to build community

Since its conception in 2017, the family-run company has positively grown its brand and its community.

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Cedra Eichenauer and Melissa Johnson of the Nakusp and District Chamber of Commerce stand beside the decorative paddlwheel outside the chamber office
West Kootenay, Nakusp

Nakusp report, summer 2019

With the help of a summer student, chamber manager Cedra Eichenauer is providing services for the business community and Nakusp’s visitors.

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CEBC is BC’s clean energy industry association that represents 135 members.
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Trail, Environment

Clean Energy BC delves into the Kootenays

The Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) is hosting their spring conference Powering Generations: Legacy to the Future in Trail, BC from June 4th – 6th.

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

Ron Fraser stands outside Cranbrook city hall
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook

New director on City of Cranbrook staff

Ron Fraser joined the staff of the City of Cranbrook on October 22, 2018, as the director of the Office of Innovation and Collaboration.

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Top 120 Kootenay Employers of 2019
Top 120 employers

The 2019 list of top Kootenay Employers

Kootenay Business presents its annual list of Top 120 Kootenay employers based on employment numbers

The author is sitting on top of Mount Brewer near Invermere with a sea of mountains in the background.
Green Scene, Environment, Health & Wellness

Time to play . . . on Earth Day!

This year’s theme for Earth Day—April 22nd—is EarthPlay

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A Chevy Bolt is parked next to the newly unveiled DC fast-charging station in Cranbrook, B.C.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Energy, Environment, Tourism, Transportation

Accelerating the future of electric vehicles in the Kootenays

Accelerate Kootenay is a two-year $1.5-million project to install over 50 electric vehicle chargers along Highway 3

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The pot is into a plastic bag that is inside the solar collector.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Energy, Environment

Faisal Jhandir of Fernie, B.C., has invented a portable solar kitchen

Retired physician Faisal Jhandir is on a mission to save the planet with solar cooking

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East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality

FMX World Tour is coming to Western Financial Place in Cranbrook, B.C., on June 1

Ralph Moore, president and producer of FMX World Tour, promises hardcore, fast, sick tricks at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Career BUZZ logo
Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - May 24

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?

Suzan Hewat is serving her second term as the mayor of Kaslo, B.C.
West Kootenay, Kaslo

Kaslo: Historic and future-focused

Kaslo remembers and honours its history while actively working to achieve healthy growth and a secure future.

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Jillian and a young child she cares for
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, 40 Under 40

Caring for kids in Grand Forks

When Jillian Shannon opened her child-care centre in Grand Forks, she had no idea how warmly she would be welcomed.

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Kootenay Business magazine cover
Kootenay Business magazine March/April 2019

In this issue, we focus on economic development throughout the East and West Kootenay. Our cover story looks at Columbia Basin Trust as it responds to the needs of residents in the Columbia Basin. Plus, we offer updates from this region’s resource sectors: forestry and mining. Finally, be sure to peruse our 2019 40 under 40 list, a salute to our younger business people.

Dan Wiebe stands outside his split-rail cedar fencing plant
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Kootenay Influencers

Dan Wiebe: Nakusp influencer

We’re calling Dan Wiebe an influencer in Nakusp, and he insists that he’s just one of many.

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Three smiling  business-women holding bouquets of flowers: Shawna L'Heureux, Zen Mountain Float & Wellness, Kimberley; Anna Lamb, Pro-Fitness Gym,
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business, Influential Women in Business

Influential Women in Business awards, 2019

We congratulate all of the nominees to the Influential Women in Business list and thank them for their work and their contribution.

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