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Six Mile Slough near Creston will provide better habitat for many species once it’s restored with support from Columbia Basin Trust’s Ecosystem Enhancement Program.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Forestry Improving health and biodiversity in local ecosystems

Trust gives five projects over $3 million through Ecosystem Enhancement Program

A branch of Kootenay Savings.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial Trail-based Kootenay Savings issues $746K in profit sharing dividends to members

With corporate offices in Trail, Kootenay Savings is a member-owned financial co-operative with eleven branches throughout the Kootenays

Wayne Stetski, NDP Member of Parliament for Kootenay – Columbia.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology MP Wayne Stetski calls for more funding for rural internet and wireless

Stetski called on the government to substantially increase its investment in rural connectivity in the 2019 budget saying, “rural Canadians deserve no less.”

Logo for Innov8 Digital Solutions Inc., with picture of small town in Kootenays.
West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business, Technology Innov8 Digital Solutions Inc. acquires Lang Business Systems

Innov8 Digital Solutions Inc. is B.C.’s largest independently owned and operated office equipment sales and service organization

Selkirk College alumnus Alexandre Landry
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Technology Selkirk College GIS Alumnus soars in new career

A geospatial analyst for Nelson’s Harrier Aerial Surveys, Landry is part of a team that provides high-precision surveying

Picture of ski scene, with word REVELSTOKE in large plain font.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Revelstoke reveals a new visual identity: REVELSTOKE.

The new look was designed by C&B Advertising of Calgary, under the guidance of the Revelstoke Tourism Advisory Committee.

Meghan Stewart (right) with her daughter Ruby and life-long friend Amy Stewart at the annual Bursary Tea.
West Kootenay, Education, Financial Selkirk College bursaries provide optimism in the face of challenge

Each academic year, Selkirk College awards almost $200,000 in bursaries to students who face financial challenges

The Kootenay East Regional Hospital.
East Kootenay, Financial, Health & Wellness Kootenay East Regional Hospital District Adopts 2019 Budget

The total budget is $6,586,460 which includes new approvals for just over $2.4 million in capital expenditures and $3.2 million for unfinished capital projects.

Members of the Selkirk College facilities team—(L-R) Mike Geisler, Melanie Perepolkin, Ron Zaitsoff and Pauline de Grandpre—check out the new Chevrolet Bolt which has been added to the college fleet.
West Kootenay, Education, Environment, Technology, Transportation Selkirk College ushers in electric vehicle age

The new Chevrolet Bolt is 100 per cent electric and the estimated cost for operating the vehicle annually is less than $500.

Kimberley’s Platzl is a gathering space for the community.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial, Tourism Outdoor gathering spaces to get a facelift

Municipalities, regional districts and First Nations communities can apply for up to $500,000 to create, restore or enhance an outdoor multi-use space.

Group of students looking at display of Mobile Terrestrial LiDAR unit.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Technology Selkirk College provides closer look at LiDAR Data Collection Tools

Selkirk College hosted a demonstration day that put focus on the latest tools used for geospatial data collection.

The DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. facility.
West Kootenay, Developments, Mining DMG Blockchain’s 85-megawatt crypto mining facility now fully operational in WK/Boundary

The facility – one of North America's largest – runs on clean hydroelectric power

SMS truck.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Teck reports unaudited annual & fourth quarter results: 2018

“2018 was another very good year for Teck,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO of the company.

Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West.
West Kootenay, Developments, Health & Wellness Improving health-care services for people in West Kootenay Boundary

A new ambulatory care area and expanded pharmacy at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) have been approved by the provincial government.

Picture of COBS Bread building.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail COBS Bread to open in Cranbrook

In addition to baking fresh bread and treats all day every day, owners of all COBS Bread bakeries are actively involved in their local communities

A graphic detailing how tax dollars are spent on different services.
East Kootenay, Financial Regional District of East Kootenay Draft 5-Year Financial Plan Open for Review

The draft 2019 operating budget proposes a 4.2% increase over last year. A 1.3% increase in new assessment in the region will help offset the overall impact.

Owners of Maglio Building Centre standing outside store.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Developments, Retail Rona’s Fraser Valley Building Supplies acquires the Maglio Building Centres in Trail and Nelson

Formerly owned by Tony Maglio, his brother Dominic and brother in-law Russ Beauchamp, the Maglio Building Centres have been serving the area for over 30 years.

Green Roads Recycling asphalt machine.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Environment, Technology, Transportation Green Roads Recycling is an industry leader in road recycling—celebrating 30 years in business

Using Green Road innovative technology, HIPAR roads cost less, last the same amount of time and reduce our carbon footprint by more than 50 per cent.

Cranbrook Chamber President, Wes Rogers.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Cranbrook Chamber responds to BC Budget 2019

The BC Budget leaves a lot of uncertainty for small and medium enterprises

The High Caliber team can work on up to seven vehicles at a time.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business, Transportation Team approach sets a higher standard — celebrating 10 years of service

High Caliber Auto Collision & Repair is a 4,800-square-foot, state-of-the-art collision repair facility incorporating the latest in industry equipment.

MP Wayne Stetski.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay NDP: Wayne Stetski elected chair of British Columbia caucus

The NDP’s B.C. Caucus meets weekly to discuss federal issues important to the people of British Columbia

Pictured (l-r) Keon Chung, Just Music; Cori Andrichuk; Carey Fraser; Sjaane Beattie, co-owner Kootenay Life Cycle; and Trevor Zak, owner Fitness Inc.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies Avalanche prepare for PACWEST; students raise money for mental health

COTR Avalanche volleyball teams are preparing to not only compete, but host, the 2019 PACWEST Volleyball Championship

Artist rendering, ?aq?am Health and Wellness Centre.
East Kootenay, Developments, Financial, First Nations New centre will bring ʔaq̓am community together

Columbia Basin Trust supports a new Health and Wellness Centre

Tourism students at College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Tourism College of the Rockies: News and Notes

First-year nursing students are holding a Health Awareness Fair, February 7; Tourism Management students off to provincial finals

The concept plan for the proposed Johnson Way RV Park in the Johnson Heights neighbourhood in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Real Estate New Johnson Way RV Park in Revelstoke Looking For Approval

The proposed development would include RV spots, cabins, as well as combined two-storey storage/suite units.

Ryan Burton, owner and operator of Valhalla Refrigeration based in Castlegar.
West Kootenay, Small Business New HVAC company – Valhalla Refrigeration now operating in West Kootenay

Valhalla Refrigeration services the entire West Kootenay region, including the Arrow Lakes area.

The Career Internship Program provides wage funding for employers to hire college and university graduates in permanent, career-focused positions.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Retail, Small Business Get up to $25,000 to hire an intern

Columbia Basin Trust program helps businesses create and retain jobs

Rick Jensen, Chair
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Columbia Basin Trust announces board changes

Jensen reappointed Chair, Carver new Vice-Chair, plus three new and returning directors

Geoscience BC banner.
West Kootenay, Mining 8,000 km2 of new Kootenay-Boundary geological mapping released

Geological mapping covering 8,000 km2 of historic mining areas in British Columbia’s Kootenay Boundary Regional District was recently released by Geoscience BC

Group shot of donors, holding large cheque.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Health & Wellness Cranbrook Multi-Sport Indoor Facility receives $5000 donation

The Multi-Sport Indoor Facility will provide increased opportunities for physical activity in the community and help develop local athletes.

Picture showing office area with people working on computers.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Financial, Technology Rossland’s Thoughtexchange raises $4M to fuel growth

Thoughtexchange has evolved into a two-way experience platform used by millions of people across many industries.

Grant Thorton group photo.
West Kootenay, Small Business Grant Thornton welcomes Berg Lehmann of the West Kootenay region to the firm

Grant Thornton LLP, a professional services firm providing accounting, audit, tax and advisory services, is pleased to announce its union with Berg Lehmann.

A beautiful new pergola is part of the new renovations at the College of the Rockies' Fernie campus.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Education Renovations completed at College of the Rockies’ Fernie campus

Funds from Teck’s $1 million donation used to create student, staff gathering place and improve classrooms

Clark Coyston, new owner of RHC RE/MAX Realty in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Real Estate New owner takes over RE/MAX RHC Realty in Nelson

RHC Realty traces its roots back to the early 1900's in the Queen City.

The East Kootenay Credit Union, Cranbrook location.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Kootenay-Based Credit Unions have assets of $2.5 Billion – will they eventually merge?

In a recent Business in Vancouver (BIV) list, the publication ranked the biggest Credit Unions in B.C., which included a number of Kootenay-based credit unions

Keith Liggett and Danielle Gibson
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Kootenay writers offer workshops at Cranbrook’s St. Eugene Resort, February 22 to 24

Four authors from the East and West Kootenays will conduct workshops at the St. Eugene Writers Workshops

Waneta Expansion.
West Kootenay, Trail, Energy, Financial Trust, Columbia Power purchase Waneta expansion

The Trust and Columbia Power, which currently own 49 per cent of Waneta Expansion, worked closely with the BC Government to make this purchase possible.

St. Eugene Resort.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality St. Eugene Resort - a new literary hub in the Kootenays

Friday nights at St. Eugene feature the new Friday Literary Reading, featuring a different author every week.

A Teck employee crouched beside a river.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Teck named to 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list

Teck was the top-ranked company in the Metals and Mining category, as rated by media and investment research company, Corporate Knights.

A photo published by Mexico Now, of workers at Pacific Insight's Monterrey, Mexico production facility
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology Pacific Insight will close its Nelson facility as production shifts to Mexico

Pacific Insight will move their production to a company-built facility in Monterrey, Mexico

A Bitcoin machine.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial, Technology Nelson’s Burrell Grocery home to the Kootenay’s first and only Bitcoin ATM

BankBit, a company owned and operated by Nelson-resident Ben Glickman, recently installed a Bitcoin machine in the convenience store.

New members of College of the Rockies' Indigenous team (l-r) Jo Ann Smith and Karen Smith, look forward to working with the Ktunaxa Nation to continue to improve the education experience for Indigenous learners in our region.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, First Nations College of the Rockies announces new members of Indigenous team

Director, Indigenous Strategy and Reconciliation, and Indigenous Education Coordinator welcomed

Andrew Crozier in front of Christmas trees.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Tourism College of the Rockies Business Management student completing semester in Andorra

Agreement between College and University of Andorra adds to international exchange opportunities for College students

A student looking through a pair of binoculars.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment Students “Do and Learn” in their wild backyards

Environmental education programs have immediate and long-lasting effects

View of lake.
West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Darkwoods conservation area to grow

The Nature Conservancy of Canada receives $650,000 from Columbia Basin Trust

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