Kootenay BizBlog

by Keith Powell

Business developments in the Kootenays

Keith Powell is the publisher and founder of Kootenay Business magazine which is part of the Koocanusa Publications family. He has written a regular sales and marketing column, called Ad Talk, in Kootenay Business magazine for over 30 years. 

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Keith Powell

Keith Powell is the publisher and founder of Kootenay Business magazine which is part of the Koocanusa Publications group. View all of Keith Powell’s articles

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Artist's rendition of Boston Pizza franchise.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Boston Pizza and DQ added to Fairfield Inn proposal in Revelstoke

The developers are planning to utilize a 'quick-build' construction method using modular, pre-fabricated units that are assembled on site

The Nelson Hydro dam.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay BCUC establishes process for inquiry into the regulation of municipal energy utilities

The BCUC is a regulatory agency responsible for the oversight of energy utilities and compulsory auto insurance in British Columbia

Brian McManus.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Brian McManus to step down as president and CEO of Stella-Jones

Stella-Jones Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of pressure treated wood products, with operations in several B.C. communities

Sepia-coloured photo of heritage house on city street.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Real Estate City launches 2019 Laneway House Design Competition

The City of Nelson is launching an open, two-round laneway house design competition

Artist's rendition of Fairfield Inn and Suites.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Proposed 87-unit Fairfield Inn for Golden

The proposed hotel development is described as a six story building with 87 units, located on the Golden Donald Upper Road

People at an museum exhibit.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, First Nations Showcasing Arts and Culture of the Columbia River Basin

Poets, performers, visual art displays included at international conference

Jann Schmidt, new District Principal of International Education.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education School District 8 announces New District Principal International

The Board of Education of School District No. 8 provides educational services to numerous diverse communities in the East & West Kootenays

Outside of Golden's Whitetooth Brewery.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Kootenay craft beer, wine and distilled products now worth $13.2 million (+21%)

Craft beer, estate wineries and craft distilleries continue to grow rapidly throughout the Kootenay/Columbia region

Bryan Fraser, new head coach of the Avalanche volleyball team.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook College of the Rockies welcomes new women’s volleyball coach

Bryan Fraser brings years of playing and coaching experience to the role

Komatsu sign in Sparwood.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments Komatsu Mining to construct new 85,000 sq. ft. sales and service facility in Sparwood

Komatsu plans to break ground at the new site in early August, with construction to conclude by the end of 2020

College of the Rockies’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) instructor, Daniel Wiens, presented at a prestigious Bioethics Conference held at Oxford University.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies Nursing instructor presents at Oxford

Presentation focused on inequities in health care around the world

Close-up of huckleberries.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Environment Huckleberry harvesting restricted to protect grizzly habitat

The recent increase in commercial-scale huckleberry harvesting in the Kootenays has resulted in conflicts with grizzly bear foraging areas and damaged habitat

B&W picture of the Ward Street building in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments Nelson CARES Society - Ward Street Place (Annable Block) heritage conservation underway

Renovating and restoring a building that is over 100 years old takes a team of skilled trades people

Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce building, with classic and vintage cars in parking lot.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Columbia Basin Culture Tour – August 10 & 11, 2019

The eleventh annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a fun weekend that combines a road trip with a customized cultural experience like no other

Artist rendition of new affordable housing.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Real Estate Affordable housing in the works for Cranbrook

The project is in the design development stage, with construction anticipated to start by spring 2020.

Small passenger bus on highway.
West Kootenay, Transportation New Highway #3 bus service gets rolling

Mountain Man Mike’s has received approval from the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board to operate a pair of routes hubbed out of Kaslo to Vancouver and Edmonton

The RDEK Board of Directors.
East Kootenay RDEK adopts strategic goals as first step in new strategic plan

In addition to adopting the goals, the Board amended its project rating matrix to reflect these priority areas

Group of Columbia Valley region recipients.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Kaslo, Salmo, Slocan, Trail, Financial Strong, vibrant communities are good for everyone

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is excited to announce the distribution of more than $57,000 in new grants

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