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Ralph Casemore and Tanya Wall are redeveloping the former Kootenay Hotel in Creston. The new facility, called Casey's Community House, will likely open in spring of 2017.
Creston, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Small Business, Tourism Kootenay Hotel redux

A bright new future is planned for the former Kootenay Hotel in Creston, B.C.

Practitioners at the Full Circle Health Centre are excited to have a newly re-opened clinic to serve their clients.
Creston, Health & Wellness Moving forward at Full Circle Health Centre

The Full Circle Health Centre in Creston, B.C., has welcomed new practitioners and is now qualified as a traditional Chinese medicine centre

Ben and Claudia Herrera are standing in one of their wheat fields in Creston, B.C.
Creston, Agriculture When it comes to wheat

The owners of Treasure Life Flour Mills have invested years into growing grain products that they can stand behind

Paris Marshall Smith, kneeling in a large cultivated field.
Creston, Agriculture Cultivating opportunity with Fields Forward

The Creston Valley has a new initiative that is moving the food and agriculture economy forward.

College of the Rockies instructor Rachel Beck.
Cranbrook, Creston, Cuisine, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies co-sponsoring Herb Conference in Creston

The theme of this year’s conference is Herbs: A Part of Everyday Life and celebrates the centuries-old tradition of using herbs for food and medicine.

Bill Doeleman, owner and instructor at Creston Driving Academy, is standing next to one of the academy cars.
Creston, Small Business, Transportation Driving safety forward

Bill Doeleman is helping Creston’s driving students learn new skills with his business, Creston Driving Academy

Creston, B.C., has a thriving business community.
Creston, Small Business Creston Valley chamber 2016

The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce is undergoing changes at the top and promoting growth at the base.

Photograph of Paris Marshall Smith
Creston, Small Business Creston’s Directed Funds Committee welcomes Fields Forward Coordinator Paris Marshall Smith

Paris comes well equipped for the many tasks this will include – from research to project design to fundraising.

Eric Lawson, new regional Black Press publisher for the company's West Kootenay/Boundary area.
Creston, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Trail West Kootenay Black Press papers get new regional publisher

Eric Lawson replaces Chuck Bennett, who had been group publisher since 2007.

The Yaqan Nukiy School at the Ktunaxa reserve in Creston, B.C., has recently opened a new school building.
Creston, Education, First Nations A place to grow and learn

The Yaqan Nukiy School on the Ktunaxa reserve in Creston, B.C., has a new building to best serve its elementary students and community

Picture of Kokanee Ford in Creston, B.C.
Creston, Retail Creston’s Kokanee Ford wins prestigious Diamond Club President’s Award

The President's Award is presented annually to those dealerships who demonstrate outstanding achievement in sales and customer satisfaction

Rosemary Phillips is acting economic sector director for the Ktunaxa Nation
Cranbrook, Creston, Invermere, First Nations , Small Business Ktunaxa plan for the future

The Ktunaxa Nation is taking steps to achieve self-sufficiency for all Ktunaxa people who reside within its traditional territory.

Picture of Mike Fitzpatrick, new manager at the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Creston Mike Fitzpatrick new manager at Creston Chamber of Commerce

Mike brings to the Chamber a contagious enthusiasm, a great sense of humour, and an unmistakable drive to pull his community together to benefit everyone.

Tammy Murphy (L) and Jessica Piccinin own Quack Me Up! Farm and Hatchery, a duck business that has relocated to Creston, B.C.
Creston, Agriculture, Animal Care A future in her roots

Jessica Piccinin, owner of Root and Vine Acres, found her calling in producing wholesome food on her farm in the Creston Valley

Windermere Valley Golf Course, on the sunny east side of the Columbia Valley is always one of the region's first golf courses to open.
Cranbrook, Creston, Golden, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Castlegar, Christina Lake, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail Projected 2016 opening dates for Kootenay golf courses

Here's a list of Kootenay Golf Course opening dates we have been able to track down.

Picture of Gord McArthur, world-class ice climber from Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Grand Forks, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail, Small Business Don’t miss world-class climber, Gord McArthur, guest speaker at 40 under 40 luncheon

Kootenay Business sought out the top 40 young business leaders in the Kootenay/Boundary/ Revelstoke areas to honour this group of under-40-year-old rising stars

Jessica Piccinin with her 408 kilogram (900 lb) pig, Annie.
Creston Jessica Piccinin

Having dirty fingernails is a prerequisite for this job

Revelstoke Credit Union's recently constructed new building.
Cranbrook, Creston, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Financial Biggest credit unions in the Kootenays – ranked by assets

According to a list published by Business in Vancouver newspaper these are the largest credit unions in the Kootenays.

Scott Veitch.
Creston, Real Estate Creston Realtor Scott Veitch receives appointment

Veitch has been elected board chair by the British Columbia Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance Corporation.

Label for Bad Duck Caramel Company.
Creston, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Wynndel’s Bad Duck Caramel expands beyond local markets

Got a sweet tooth? Small artisan company, Bad Duck Caramel, will soon be in Overwaitea Food Group stores across BC and Alberta.

Aerial view of Wynndel Box and Lumber.
Creston, Forestry Canfor announces the purchase of Creston’s Wynndel Box and Lumber

The agreement is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

Dr. Catherine Mateer (UVic) and Dr. Stan Chung (College of the Rockies) sign two new partnership agreements as (L-R) deans of instruction Heather Hepworth and Darrell Bethune, director of student affairs Doris Silva and dean of instruction Jack Moes look on.
Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Education Attend university at the college

Students can attend their first and second year of university at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.

It is expected that the 2016 Career & Job Fair at College of the Rockies will be an empowering event for employers and job seekers.
Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Education Serious opportunities at the 2016 Career Fair

The 2016 Career & Job Fair at College of the Rockies can provide you with links to employment in many fields.

Graphic for the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Business.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Elkford, Grand Forks, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Retail, Small Business Call for nominations 40 Under 40—Rising Stars in Business

We invite your business to join in supporting and saluting these young business professionals (under 40) who deserve to be recognized.

The board of directors for the Regional District of Central Kootenay consists of one representative from each of 11 electoral areas and nine municipalities.
Creston, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Riondel, Salmo 50 years of RDCK

Central Kootenay has a 50-year history of co-operation between the municipalities and the electoral districts.

A young florist reading a book in a flower shop.
Cranbrook, Creston, Golden, Fernie, Invermere, Castlegar, Nelson, Small Business Who’s reading what?

Books, pod casts, magazines or blogs? What is the go-to for Kootenay Business people?

Ron Toyota, mayor of Creston, B.C.
Creston Quietly caring for Creston

Ron Toyota, mayor of Creston, B.C., calls on his experience to help him do the best job possible for his community.

Street view of Gold-N-Treasures in Creston, BC.
Creston, Mining, Retail, Small Business Size of Creston’s Gold-N-Treasures store doubles

Gold-N-Treasures has now expanded into two different, but complimentary stores—a 'rock shop' and a gift shop.

Elk Park Ranch, near Radium Hot Springs, B.C.
Creston, Grand Forks, Radium Hot Springs, Nelson, Agriculture, Real Estate Rocky Mountain ranch property at its best

Is the ranch life for you? Check out these properties that showcase the best of Rocky Mountain living.

The new entrance foyer at College of the Rockies
Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Education College of the Rockies empowers business

Long before they graduate, students at College of the Rockies are supporting positive change in the business community.

David Walls, president and CEO of College of the Rockies stands in front of the main campus in Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Education Realizing the sense of identity and pride in COTR

College of the Rockies forges ahead with a new vision and brand promise for the future.

Picture of the new Cervus Equipment storefront in Creston, B.C.
Cranbrook, Creston, Retail Cervus Equipment’s new location in Creston open

The new store in Creston will continue to offer sales, parts and service support as well as a mobile technician to service your John Deere equipment.

Site of former Cervus Equipment location Cranbrook, now closed.
Cranbrook, Creston, Retail, Small Business Cervus Equipment closes Cranbrook location—opens in Creston

A new Cervus store is now open in Creston, and the store will continue to provide service in the Cranbrook area with a mobile technician.

A stack of lumber.
Creston, Forestry

Independent sawmills are a part of their communities for generations

A sepia head photo of Audrey Bisset.
Creston, Trail, Education Developing a love for music

Audrey Bisset travels from town to town helping people learn how to sing.

Picture of woman biking along a paved path beside a lake.
Creston, Trail, Tourism 7th Annual WaCanId Ride cycling event set to go

Bikers will be travelling along the International Selkirk Loop, a scenic route through the Selkirk Mountains.

A sepia head and shoulders photo of Audrey Bissett.
Creston, Trail, Education Developing a love for music

Audrey Bisset travels from town to town helping people learn how to sing.

Picture of the Juice FM building in Creston, B.C.
Creston, Developments New radio station now broadcasting in Creston

94.1 Juice FM is Creston's newest radio station, playing a greatest hits mix from the 60's, 70's and 80's.

Owner of Sue's Clotheslines in Creston, Sue Thomas stands near her front counter.
Creston, Retail Sue’s Clotheslines will fill up your clothesline

Sue's Clothesline in Creston is filled with favourite brands of womenswear

Picture of 'Welcome to Creston' sign.
Creston, Real Estate High and Low: Creston’s Top Ten Most Expensive Homes (plus the lowest) For Sale

Looking for your dream home or a first home? Creston offers many unique properties for sale.

Flathead Cherry Growers Association members examine their crop.
Creston, Retail, Small Business Tabletree Juice expanding into Flathead Valley, Montana

Creston-based Tabletree Juice has plans to build a new juice plant operation on Flathead Lake in Montana.

Yellow lilies bloom above a panoramic view of the Creston Valley.
Creston, Environment, Tourism Trail technology in Creston

The Trails for Creston Valley Society is improving access to local trails and involving trail users in keeping information current.

Doreen Cardwell completed the Happiness Survey in Creston, B.C.
Creston, Education, Health & Wellness Happiness matters

A happiness survey done recently in Creston revealed what’s good and what’s not so good in its citizens’ quality of life.

Mike and Heather Vigna are the force behind a new gymnastics centre being built in Creston, B.C.
Creston, Developments, Health & Wellness, Small Business New gym for Creston

Thanks to Mike Vigna, the Creston Valley Gymnastics Club is looking forward to having a large new facility.

Greenhouses in China, as seen from the bullet train
Creston, Financial Courting China

Foreign investors are interested in the economic possibilities available in the Creston Valley.

Wynnwood Cellars Estate Winery vineyard, above Duck Lake, in Sirdar, B.C.
Creston, Agriculture, Tourism Wine on the vine

Terroir, shared vision and serendipity combined to create success at Wynnwood Cellars Estate Winery in Sirdar, B.C.

Picture of mountain valley, Shiloh Lake Estates
Cranbrook, Creston, Developments, Real Estate Yahk’s Shiloh Lake Enterprises offers FREE land to Stratford home purchasers

Shiloh Lake Estates is offering a variety of lot sizes with incredible vistas and comfortable living.

Doug and Charlene Vance opened Canyon Street Furniture in Creston in March 2015
Creston, Retail, Small Business Furnishing Creston

Canyon Street Furniture is a bright new presence in downtown Creston, B.C.

Jim Jacobsen, Reede Hawton and Amy Maddess of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce
Creston, Financial, Small Business, Tourism Growing Creston

Everyday goods and services are available in Creston, B.C., and so are visitors’ amenities and investment opportunities.


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