DCT Chambers truck on an elevated stretch of highway built on a mountainside
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Forestry, Transportation

The Chambers Group: Trucking at its most innovative

DCT Chambers Trucking presents the DCT or dump-clean trailer—another innovation in a long line of firsts.

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Lee Pratt (L) is the mayor of Cranbrook and David Kim is the city's CAO.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook

Cranbrook courts development

The City of Cranbrook is developing and applying its strategies in the realm of economic development.

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Nurses looking after patients in a mock hospital ward.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Health & Wellness

College of the Rockies — News and Notes

Bachelor of Science nursing students busy with mock mass casualty simulation; latest Fire Services certificate graduating class in Kimberley

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

Rod and Tamara Duggan are standing behind the counter of Cobs Bread Bakery and Tamara is holding a loaf of bread.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Retail

Cranbrook welcomes Cobs Bread with open mouths

Rod and Tamara Duggan are the franchisees of the newly opened Cobs Bread Bakery in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Top 10 Kootenay Business People of 2018
Top 10 Business People

Top 10 Kootenay Business People of 2019

Kootenay Business proudly showcases the following Top 10 Business People of the Year for 2019.

A woman is one of the many volunteers planting tulip bulbs last October.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Fernie, Agriculture

Fernie is coming up tulips

The EcoGarden in Fernie was awarded 1,000 red and white tulip bulbs to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary

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East Kootenay, Cranbrook

Menopause the Musical

The off-Broadway sensation featuring original all-star Canadian cast! 

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 22

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

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Jinny Sims is the Minister of Citizens’ Services.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations , Technology

Connectivity is key in the Kootenays

Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services, details how the provincial government’s $50-million grant will benefit rural and Indigenous communities through B.C.

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Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc. of Nelson, B.C., produced this concept rendering of the proposed District office for Elkford, B.C.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Environment

Pride of Elkford

“Elkford has been a leader in climate change awareness, so it was important to make the district office a green building.” — Scott Beeching

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Kootenay Business January/February 2019 magazine

The first issue of the new year is always an exciting one, featuring the Top 10 Business People in the East and West Kootenay, an interesting and eclectic bunch. We also present our list of Top 120 Employers (based on numbers of employees), with feature stories on two of them—Atco Forest Products in Fruitvale and Golden Life Management in Cranbrook. Plus, we offer Q&As with the newly elected or acclaimed mayors of our Kootenay communities.

Haul Truck and Digger at Elkview mine near Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Education, Energy, Mining

The Elkview Coal Mine celebrates a milestone

This year marks the 50th anniversary of surface mining at Elkview mine near Sparwood, B.C.

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Hailey Troock is a Young Agrarian and land matcher for the Columbia Basin.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Nelson, Agriculture, Small Business

Missed connections: Farmer seeking farm

Hailey Troock, Young Agrarian and land matcher for the Columbia Basin in Nelson, B.C., connects farmers to farms across the Kootenays

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