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Susi and Colin Thomas stand at the counter of Crumbs Bakery Café in Castlegar, B.C.
Castlegar, Cuisine, Small Business Oh Crumbs

Crumbs is a small artisan bakery café that is in its first year of operation in Castlegar, B.C.

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A father, his daughter, son and grandchildren standing by a red truck.
Castlegar, Forestry 75 years of sawdust in their blood

From horses and handsaws to logging trucks and high-speed lumber stackers, the Kalesnikoffs have kept the family business going strong since 1939.

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Tom Oglow, owner of Oglow’s Paint, Wallcoverings and Window Blinds in Castlegar, and student Patrick Linkletter.
Fernie, Castlegar, Education, Small Business Support available to hire a student

Popular School Works Program continues this fall.

Forestry machinery at work
Canal Flats, Grand Forks, Radium Hot Springs, Castlegar, Forestry Forest Industry has strong connection to Kootenays

Vancouver-based Canfor and a number of other companies lead the list.

Selkirk College biology instructor Dr. Delia Roberts
Castlegar, Education, Health & Wellness Providing the tools to create a safe and healthy workplace

With proven results in some of the most grueling industries, Selkirk College biology instructor Dr. Delia Roberts is bringing her expertise in the field.

Two men standing beside a fuel truck.
Castlegar, Trail Carrying on the Benson family business

Sixty-eight years and three generations later, B A Benson & Son Ltd. is still being driven by its strong customer relationships.

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Dan Rye, manager at the Kootenay Market won Castlegar's Business Person of the Year for 2014
Castlegar, Retail Castlegar Chamber of Commerce hands out annual Business Awards

Castlegar Chamber of Commerce held their annual Business Awards gala event earlier this spring.

Photo stack of logs
Castlegar, Nelson, Trail Selkirk College helping provide forest industry building blocks

A healthy forest sector in British Columbia is vital to the economic and social fabric of the province.

A group of trucking students standing between two big semi-trucks.
Castlegar The business of training truckers

Mountain Transport Institute, a driving school in Castlegar, B.C., is doing its part to put more professional truck drivers on the road.

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Vista Radio re-brands Mountain FM into “The GOAT”
Castlegar, Developments Vista Radio re-brands Mountain FM into “The GOAT”

Vista Radio, based in Castlegar, has rebranded their Mountain FM station into The GOAT.

Kootenay Business magazine is pleased to welcome Dianna Ducs, Executive Director of the Nelson/Kootenay Lake Tourism Association and Shelley Adams, bestselling author of the Whitewater Cookbooks series.
Grand Forks, Castlegar, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail Kootenay Business holds 3rd annual Influential Women in Business Award Luncheon in Nelson

Kootenay Business magazine is pleased to welcome Dianna Ducs and Shelley Adams

Invest Kootenay set of skis stuck in the snow
Fernie, Kimberley, Castlegar, Rossland, Financial Funding to help boost investment

Columbia Basin Trust commits $275,000 over three years to Invest Kootenay.

Carly Hadfield and Troy Pyett behind the bar at the Lion's Head pub in Castlegar
Castlegar, Cuisine, Best Places to Eat Craft beer and smokin’ good food

Locally made beer, smoked-on-the-premises meats and a happy staff make Lion’s Head Smoke & Brew a popular meeting place in Castlegar, B.C.

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Selkirk College is receiving Trust support to help it implement its new Rural Pre-Medicine Program. (L-R) Elizabeth Lund, Selkirk College Chemistry Instructor and Rural Pre-Medicine Program Coordinator, and Kelvin Saldern, Trust Community Liaison.
Castlegar, Education Selkirk College’s new Rural Pre-Medicine Program receives Trust support

$50,000 in support received from the Trust to help implement Selkirk's new Rural Pre-Medicine Program.

Former Selkirk College student Eva Snyder (far left in red) takes a group through the Yasodhara Ashram during her Teck Serv 2013 summer research project.
Castlegar, Education TeckServ summer applied research internship call for proposals

A partnership between Selkirk College and Teck Metals provides opportunity to a student to undertake an applied research project.

Photo of students standing outside the college of the rockies
Cranbrook, Castlegar, Education College partnership provides funds for research project

Newly formed internship to provide support for a COTR student to undertake a community-based research project in the East Kootenay Region.

Aerial view of river and surrounding community
Castlegar, Education Selkirk College launches new employer brand

Selkirk College is a great place to work and the West Kootenay-Boundary a great place to live.

Dan Rye wears a dark green staff shirt. He stands in front of a display cooler.
Castlegar, Retail Keeping customers coming back

Kootenay Market is an independent grocery store that offers a friendly, local supermarket alternative in Castlegar, B.C.

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A man and three women stand beneath a tangerine and aqua blue banner that reads Culture at the Confluence.
Castlegar Culture at the Confluence in Castlegar

A new website brings together all that is happening in arts, culture and heritage around Castlegar.

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Neil Kalawsky has a striped shirt and glasses. Darlene Kalawsky has straight blonde hair and a dark blue sweater.
Castlegar Students of the business

Neil and Darlene Kalawsky of Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC have grown Castlegar as a car-buying destination and have continued to learn along the way.

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John Malcolm has glasses, a sky-blue shirt and a tie.
Castlegar Opportunities into play

Castlegar’s chief administrative officer, John Malcolm, talks about the city’s economic energy and its exciting initiatives.

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Photo Castlegar and hockeyville logo
Castlegar Castlegar latest Kootenay town to pursue Hockeyville prize

Castlegar needs your nominations in this years Kraft Hockeyville challenge.

Kathy Verigin has short blonde hair and is holding a paddle. Behind her is a screen showing her new webpage.
Castlegar, Technology Stand-up paddling website

When she fell in love with stand up paddleboarding, Kathy Verigin decided to meld in her passion for design and create an online guide for the sport.

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A science student at Selkirk College looks through a microscope.
Castlegar, Education Addressing the rural physician shortage

Selkirk College in Castlegar, B.C., has developed a pre-medicine program to offer opportunities to students who hope to serve rural locations.

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The recently released 2013 State of the Basin report explores the four pillars of the region – economic, social, cultural and environmental
Castlegar, Nelson, Education, Environment Report draws important sketch of Columbia Basin

The recently released 2013 State of the Basin report provides valuable insight into what makes this part of the province tick.

Castlegar, Cuisine Bringing German food to Castlegar

Hartmut and Marina Kaden have opened the Chameleon, a new German restaurant in Castlegar.

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Two workers are silhouetted against a yellow lit tunnel.
Castlegar, Trail, Developments, Energy The Waneta expansion now

Kootenay Business brings our readers an update on the Waneta Dam expansion, a major project taking place in our backyard.

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Dale Donaldson stands against the background of a snowy peak.
Castlegar Dale Donaldson

Even after 30 years as owner of Mallard’s Source For Sports in Castlegar, Dale Donaldson still enjoys every shift he works.

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Selkirk college UAS pre-med student
Castlegar, Education Selkirk college takes action on doctor shortage

Selkirk College has created the Rural Pre-Medicine Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree Program.

Kootenay Career Development Society – Castlegar Employment Services Centre Staff. From Left to right, back row: Bob Wright, Susan Deadmarsh, Tara Thom, Jessica Lunn.
Front Row: Joanna Swanson-Kutasewich, Jan Wright, Leni Normington, Katt Britton.
Castlegar, Education, Small Business Putting the West Kootenay to work

The Kootenay Career Development Society supports employers and job seekers and helps people gain access to skills training.

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Selkirk student Ezra Buller walked high school students through some of the GIS options.
Castlegar, Education, Technology Pointing high school students in the GIS direction

High school students from around the region learned about the GIS program on its Castlegar campus last month.

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff wears a suit with a daffodil lapel pin and glasses while smiling in the outdoors.
Castlegar Castlegar: a great place for work and play

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff tells Kootenay Business magazine about growing up in Castlegar and the things he enjoys about the area.

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Photo new Kia dealership in Castlegar
Castlegar, Developments New Kia dealership in Castlegar makes small footprint

New Castlegar Kia dealership is now open on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar.

Castlegar, Cuisine Come to Maggie’s

Maggie's Mug is in town, and it's offering a selection of delectable menu options.

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Danielle Kozak, Silly Monkeys Daycare owner
Castlegar A place to learn and play

Silly Monkeys Childcare is a combined centre that allows little ones to learn new skills.

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Photo of Brilliant Bridge near Castlegar, B.C.
Castlegar, Developments The Brilliant Bridge restoration receives major honour

Brilliant Bridge has been honoured by Heritage BC with its highest award—Outstanding Achievement.

Photo of the Greeley Creek Water Plant near Revelstoke
Sparwood, Castlegar, Revelstoke, Environment Communities become more climate-resilient

Climate change adaptation initiative sees successes throughout the Basin.

Fair Trade Organic display
Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Education Selkirk becomes Canada’s first community college to achieve fair trade campus designation

Selkirk College has become the first community college, and fourth post-secondary institution, in Canada to achieve fair trade campus designation.

Selkirk College President Angus Graeme signs Transfer Agreement
Castlegar, Nelson, Education Selkirk College signs transfer agreement with Royal Roads University

A new agreement signed between Selkirk College and Royal Roads University.

Selkirk College logo
Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Education Congratulations to Selkirk College’s 2013 Scope Award Recipients

Selkirk College’s Standing Committee on Professional Excellence (SCOPE) congratulates the recipients of the 2013 awards.

Photo of Kelvin Saldern
Radium Hot Springs, Castlegar, Environment KAST executive director takes new position with Columbia Basin Trust

Executive director Kelvin Saldern has announced he is leaving KAST for a position at the Columbia Basin Trust.

Photo skis stuck in snow
Creston, Castlegar, Nakusp, Nelson, Developments Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Invest Kootenay team up

Two regional marketing organizations, Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Invest Kootenay, collaborate.

Photo Selkirk student
Castlegar, Education Selkirk College delivers National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program

Selkirk College recently signed an agreement to deliver the online version of the National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program.

Columbia Basin Trust report cover
Canal Flats, Cranbrook, Castlegar, Nelson, Environment CBT releases 2012/13 annual report

Organization focuses on evolving to better empower Basin communities

Photo of Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar
Castlegar, Developments BC Hydro to spend $126 million on Keenleyside dam fix-up near Castlegar

BC Hydro is facing growing criticism over a stable of increasingly pricey capital projects and a ballooning debt.

Photo Award winners
Castlegar, Small Business Castlegar & District Chamber Business Awards announced

The Castlegar & District Chamber Business Awards event was recently held at Chances Castlegar.

Man wearing a baseball cap and chef's whites with a flatbread-type sheet of dough in his hands
Castlegar, Cuisine Keeping with tradition

Consistent flavours keep customers coming back to the Cuisine of India restaurant in Castlegar, B.C.

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Photo students of Selkirk College
Castlegar, Education Learners apply new skills to gain employment

The Employment Skills Access (ESA) Program serves disadvantaged and low-skilled learners who are unemployed or underemployed.

Smiling couple behind a glass cabinet displaying ice cream
Castlegar, Cuisine Best bakery

Fritz Furtner is a European-trained pastry chef who creates confections for a cheering clientele in Castlegar.

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Photo of third grader, Nathan Croston
Castlegar, Nelson, Developments, Health & Wellness Selkirk College & Kootenay Climbing Association collaborate

Selkirk College has agreed to lease part of the Gymnasium at Tenth Street Campus (Mary Hall), to the Kootenay Climbing Association.

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