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Picture of a person holding a coffee cup with the words 'Steam Donkey Coffee' printed on it.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Small Business Kimberley’s Steam Donkey Coffee roasts up a new location

Steam Donkey Coffee has moved to a new location just north of the Platz at 82 Wallinger Avenue in Kimberley.

Animal Care, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 29 issue

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

Row of craft beers by Over Time Beer Works
Kimberley, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism Kimberley’s new craft micro brewery now open

With the addition of Over Time Beer Works in Kimberley, there are now 118 craft breweries in B.C.

Picture of owner Erna Jenson, and her new business 'de-lights', a gelato shop in downtown Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Developments, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Part II: Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in Kimberley

New and exciting business ventures are changing the face of this increasingly hip mountain town.

Tom and Kathy Frauley, owners and cooks at Dawn's Early Rising Cafe in Castlegar, stand outside their restaurant.
Castlegar, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Sunshine and flavour

Come sit down at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe for a family meal

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Simon Kelly and Angela Peebles are the owners and sole employees of Toast, a breakfast and brunch restaurant in Nelson, B.C.
Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Toast of Nelson

Delicious, healthy, homemade food is the standard at Toast Restaurant in Nelson, B.C.

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The outside and patio of Big Bang Bagels in Fernie, B.C.
Fernie, Cuisine Get a bang out of your bagel

Taste the quality and freshness in a Big Bang Bagel.

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The Patio overlooking Kootenay Lake at Finley's Bar & Grill.
Nelson, Cuisine, Tourism Homemade food enjoyed in a patio setting

What do you look for in a restaurant—trendy and fun atmosphere, or delicious homemade food? Finley's Bar and Grill has both.

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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.

Picture of Livia Lara, new manager of the Cranbrook Farmer's Market, and Erna Jensen, previous manager.
Cranbrook, Agriculture, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Cranbrook Farmer’s Market has new manager

Livia Lara will be taking over as manager of the popular downtown Cranbrook market starting in June.

Mary Austin, Nicole Cherlet, Tanya Finley and Kayla Sebastian received  Influential Women in Business Awards from Kootenay Business magazine.
Cranbrook, Grand Forks, Fernie, Invermere, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Cuisine, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business 2016 IWIB recap

Seven businesswomen received the Kootenay Business magazine Influential Women in Business Awards for 2016.

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Kayla Sebastian is the owner and chef at The Wooden Spoon Bistro & Bake Shop in Grand Forks, B.C.
Grand Forks, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism The way to a community’s heart

Kayla Sebastian of the wildly popular Wooden Spoon Bistro & Bake Shop in Grand Forks, B.C., dishes up positivity, exceptional food and love.

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In November 2015, Kevin McDonald became the executive chef at the West Coast Grill in Cranbrook's Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort.
Cranbrook, Cuisine, Tourism New chef at West Coast Grill

Executive chef Kevin McDonald likes to be creative and diverse in his culinary offerings rather than sticking to a specialty.

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A new restaurant is being built on Highway 95A in Marysville.
Kimberley, Cuisine, Developments Marysville’s newest restaurant under construction

Though there aren't many details available about the new restaurant, it is being constructed out of empty metal storage/shipping containers or "sea cans".

Picture of craft distillery.
Invermere, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism New distillery coming to Invermere

Taynton Bay Distillers are planning to produce vodka, gin and an un-aged whiskey which should be available for the summer or fall of 2016.

Troy Pyett and Carly Hadfield of the Lion's Head Smoke & Brew Pub in Castlegar, B.C.
Castlegar, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism Honours to the Lion’s Head

Leadership and determined teamwork took the Lion’s Head Pub from a state of mouldering decay to one of vibrant significance in Castlegar.

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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.

Jordan Perkins knows his way around the Boston Pizza kitchen.
Castlegar, Cuisine, Small Business Castlegar’s enterprising entrepreneur

“I knew I wanted to own a restaurant by the time I was 25, and I almost made it—it took me until I was 26.” —Jordan Perkins

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Sydney and Taylor Salvador are standing in front of their Chopsticks Truck.
Fernie, Cuisine, Small Business Foodies in Fernie

Food trucks that are taking other North American cities by storm have arrived in the Kootenays.

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Selkirk College instructor Gary Thompson (right) will be leading the learning in the Professional Cook 3 Program starting on February 15 at Nelson's Tenth Street Campus.
Nelson, Cuisine, Education Selkirk College offers experienced cooks Red Seal training close to home

An exciting opportunity for working cooks to gain valuable certification at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus in Nelson begins on February 15.

Outside of Burger King restaurant, in Cranbrook, BC.
Cranbrook, Cuisine, Retail Cranbrook’s Burger King restaurant undergoes major renovations

The franchise was closed for two months, which allowed for a complete interior and exterior renovation.

Todd Mitchell, owner of the popular Pizzeria Mercato in Invermere.
Invermere, Cuisine, Developments, Retail Mercato Pizzeria to be new tenant in Invermere liquor store plaza

The new retail plaza is located in front of the Canadian Tire and across from Kicking Horse Coffee directly on Invermere’s busy main entrance.

Picture of the Vodka Ice Bar in Fernie.
Fernie, Cuisine The Kootenay’s first & only Ice Bar comes to Fernie

Fernie's newest restaurant, Cirque, features a unique Vodka Ice Bar on the premises.

Picture of the Sparwood Tim Hortons.
Sparwood, Cuisine, Developments, Retail Sparwood’s Tim Hortons now open

The 24-hour location employs over 30 people, most of them residents of the Sparwood area.

Le Marché Gourmet is a new specialty food store in Revelstoke, B.C.
Revelstoke, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Specialty food in Revelstoke

Le Marché Gourmet is the newest addition to the La Baguette Catering family of food outlets in Revelstoke, B.C.

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Picture of sushi chef preparing food at the Sushi Rang restaurant in Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Sushi Rang opens in Key City

The Sushi Rang has a cozy atmosphere and all the dishes are prepared fresh and are hand-made in the restaurant.

Picture of the inside of the Royal Alexandra Hall and the Cranbrook Public Library logo.
Cranbrook, Cuisine Cranbrook Public Library hosts 1920s gala fundraiser

Step back into the Roaring Twenties when the Cranbrook Public Library celebrates its 90th Anniversary in high style at a gala dinner in the Royal Alexandra Hall

Picture of family on a beach.
Cuisine, Retail, Small Business, Tourism, Transportation Local BetterBook can help you plan your winter getaway

The BetterBook is your one-stop resource for planning vacations and getaways.

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Owners of Fernie's Spa 901, Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley, were also recognized by Kootenay Business with an Influential Women in Business Award earlier this year.  They were winners of the Fernie Chamber's Community Tourism Achievement Award as well.
Fernie, Cuisine, Education, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Fernie Chamber holds annual awards night

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2015 Fernie Chamber of Commerce Community and Business Excellence Awards.

Joy Guyot (L) and Michelle Nagy-Deak are co-owners of The French Connection Cheese Club in Golden, B.C. The shop can be found in an unusual location—the city's municipal campground.
Photo credit:
Photo courtesy The French Connection Cheese Club
Golden, Cuisine, Small Business Cheese, please!

Gourmet cheese shops, including The French Connection Cheese Club in Golden, are the latest thing in the Kootenay region.

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Tom Tischik (left), new chair of Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Kathy Cooper (right), Chief Executive Officer of Kootenay Rockies Tourism present owner Darrin DeRosa and Chef Corey Fraser of the Cedar House Chalets in Golden with the Tourism Business of the Year award.
Golden, Radium Hot Springs, Revelstoke, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism Kootenay Rockies Tourism Award winners announced

The annual Kootenay Rockies Tourism AGM and conference was held at the Regent Hotel in Revelstoke.

Jill Bentley-Lobban is the face of the Kimberley Centex market
Kimberley, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Small Business Favourite food store diversifies

The Kimberley Centex Market provides basics like fresh veggies and homemade bread, and more exotic items like cricket-flour bars. Yum?

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Margeaux Bauman, co-owner of Kootenay Valley Water & Spas, is standing with the Big Green Egg barbecue and a big bag of natural charcoal.
Castlegar, Cuisine, Environment The Big Green Egg is a very green barbecue

The versatile Big Green Egg is a barbecue, smoker, grill and oven

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Photo of Brenda and Todd Bannister, owners of the new coffee house in Marysville, Timber Hitch Coffee.
Kimberley, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Kimberley’s Timber Hitch Coffee ties up the take-out coffee market

Marysville's first drive-thru or sit-down coffee house is open for business.

Rod and Mal Paterson make and distribute  frozen dinners through their company, Jubilee Foods, in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business Delicious, nutritious and ready made

Jubilee Foods serves up a line of nutritious, convenient frozen meals.

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A picture of the outside of the new restaurant in Cranbrook, which shows their yellow awning and the words 'Rocky's Donair' in red.
Cranbrook, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Donairs Come to Cranbrook with opening of Rocky’s

Rocky's Donair is the newest restaurant on the block in Cranbrook.

Owner and chef Kayla Sebastian of The Wooden Spoon Bistro & Bake Shop in Grand Forks is standing in front of the bistro's logo.
Grand Forks, Cuisine Every person has a role in this Grand Forks kitchen

The staff and burgers are super stars at The Wooden Spoon Bistro & Bake Shop in Grand Forks

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Picture of the Independent Grocer building in Fernie, B.C.
Fernie, Cuisine, Retail Fernie’s Extra Foods re-branded as Ann’s—Your Independent Grocer

The old Extra Foods store in Fernie gets a re-branded name and updated products and layout.

Picture of Bohemian Spirits, a new craft distillery owned by Wade Jarvis and Ervyn Turcon
Kimberley, Cuisine, Small Business Kimberley’s Bohemian Spirits is the Kootenays newest distillery

This small craft distillery is getting rave reviews for its signature Vagabond Vodka.

The two owners, Matthew Harris and Ella Markan, stand in front of a cheese case.
Kimberley, Cuisine Taste true culture

New cheese shop in Kimberley stocks a wide range of cheeses as well as other cultured foods and homemade ice cream

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Picture of the front of The Shed Restaurant in Kimberley, BC.
Kimberley, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business, Tourism The Shed expands Kimberley dining options

Owners of the popular Pedal and Tap Restaurant in Kimberley open a second restaurant in the Platzl.

Andrew Burke is co-owner of Burkey's Coffee House and Bake Shop in Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, Cuisine A tried-and-true location

A new coffee shop in Cranbrook with Irish fare

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Picture of Petri Raito and Ryan Arnaud, of Rossland Brewing Company.
Rossland, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism Rossland brewing company wins 2015 Canadian Brewing awards gold medal

7 Summits Milk Stout wins gold at the 2015 Canadian Brewing Awards.

Scenic view of Invermere.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Revelstoke, Animal Care, Cuisine, Developments, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Top 9 most unique commercial ventures for sale in the Kootenays

The Kootenays attract many unique and eclectic businesses - here are 9 thriving ventures up for sale.

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Amy Cardozo owns and operates Crumbs Cakery & Café in Fernie, B.C.
Fernie, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism Crumbs Cakery goes mainstream

Crumbs Cakery & Café is located at #1, 562 - 2nd Avenue, Fernie, B.C.

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Faith Saunders offers customers at Save-On-Foods in Cranbrook a taste test of some of her jams and jellies.
Invermere, Cuisine The truth is in the tasting

Saunders Family Farm in Windermere produces a delicious, preservative-free product line of jams and jellies, and there are u-pick options too.

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A close up photo of Jo Ferris and a lamb.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine 42 Things Organic Spicerie

Pre-mixed organic spices

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Logo for Kaslo Sourdough and Pasta Fermentata
Kaslo, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Sourdough goodness

Sourdough may be a good option for those with wheat sensitivity, and Kaslo Sourdough now makes sourdough pasta as well as breads.

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Woodland Grocery in Cranbrook has a renovated interior
Cranbrook, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business New life at Woodland

Woodland Grocery has a refreshed interior thanks to hard-working new owners, Mike and Amy Choi.

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Tim Hortons renovation, Cranbrook, November 2014
Cranbrook, Cuisine Update for Tim’s

Renovation of the Tim Hortons restaurant in Cranbrook will mean a refreshed appearance and improved efficiency.

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