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Haul Truck and Digger at Elkview mine near Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Education, Energy, Mining The Elkview Coal Mine celebrates a milestone

This year marks the 50th anniversary of surface mining at Elkview mine near Sparwood, B.C.

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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.”

Hailey Troock is a Young Agrarian and land matcher for the Columbia Basin.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Nelson, Agriculture, Small Business Missed connections: Farmer seeking farm

Hailey Troock, Young Agrarian and land matcher for the Columbia Basin in Nelson, B.C., connects farmers to farms across the Kootenays

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 15

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

Brittany's Flower Farm in Creston, B.C.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Retail, Small Business Brittany’s Flower Farm has opened in Creston, B.C.

Brittany Tilling has a green thumb and a love of plants and flowers. She is now ready to share her love with the town of Creston and surrounding Kootenays.

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Ron Toyota is the mayor of Creston and the contact person for economic development in the town and the surrounding valley.
East Kootenay, Creston, Health & Wellness Committed to a better Creston

Readily available health care and prompt emergency response are high priorities for the Town of Creston’s residents and administration.

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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.

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.

Fred Searle is standing in the crafts store near a row of paints and stretched canvases.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Put down your phone and pick up a paintbrush

Kootenay Arts and Crafts opens on Baker Street in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Wylie Jack Tap Handles & Branding in Invermere.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Retail, Small Business Wylie Jack Tap Handles & Branding taps into Budweiser

Richard and Karen Gendron of Invermere find a new client in Budweiser, designing and producing tap handles for the industry giant’s cold-tapped beer.

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Schaun Goodeve, manager of economic development, Kimberley, B.C.
East Kootenay, Kimberley Kimberley supports its own

Kimberley’s manager of economic development, Schaun Goodeve, sees a bright future for Kimberley’s strong and engaged business community.

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Adrian Bergles is the chief administrative officer of Canal Flats
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Developments, Health & Wellness, Retail, Technology Growth and opportunity in Canal Flats

The economic recovery in Canal Flats presents exciting opportunities to shape the future of the village and the Columbia Valley.

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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.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 1

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

Erin and Trevor at the new Huckleberry Books on 9th Avenue in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Cranbrook’s Lotus Books moves & transforms into Huckleberry Books

You will find Huckleberry Books at 16 - 9th Avenue South in downtown Cranbrook.

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.

The Sirdar Station Pub has undergone renovations but still maintains its historic charm.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Small Business Renovations 90 years in the making at the Sirdar Station Pub

Charly Harwood has (re)done it all at the Sirdar Station Pub

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Bachelor of Nursing students.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies nursing students embarking on Geneva field trip

Students will network with leading global health experts

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 22

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

Diana Fox is standing in front of display shelves of glass items.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business A curated collection of glistening glass awaits

The Mountain Grass Glass Gallery is a new shop in Kimberley, B.C.

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Norm McInnis addresses a group from a speakers' platform
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments Guiding development in Fernie

Big-picture vision, planning and community involvement keep the city of Fernie sustainable and well-loved by its residents and visitors.

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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

Erin Dalton stands in front of shelves of books.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Enjoy the freshness of Huckleberry Books in Cranbrook

Lotus Books in Cranbrook has moved and rebranded as Huckleberry Books

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 15

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

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

MP Wayne Stetski in his Cranbrook Office.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment, Small Business, Tourism MP Wayne Stetski looks behind and ahead

After serving as Cranbrook’s Mayor from 2011 to 2014, MP Wayne Stetski continues to serve the Kootenays on a grander, federal scale in 2019.

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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

Dr Nelson sitting on a chair looking into the camera
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Top 10 Business People Dr. Eric Nelson

Dr. Eric Nelson has two dental offices in the East Kootenay and prides himself on balancing his work and family life.

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Scott Beeching is the director of planning and development services for the District of Elkford.
East Kootenay, Elkford Elkford’s economic strategy

The single-industry District of Elkford supports economic development in the surrounding region and the needs of its immediate community.

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Ian Benson of Elkford owns Bearspaw Contracting and several other companies across Canada.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Mining, Small Business, Top 10 Business People Ian Benson, Bearspaw Contracting

Ian Benson supports Elkford and the entire Elk Valley through his labour contracting company and his charitable foundation.

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The Chopstick Truck, Vietnamese food in Fernie, B.C. and the surrounding Kootenay towns.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Top 10 Business People Sydney and Taylor Salvador

Sydney and Taylor Salvador are co-owners of The Chopstick Truck in Fernie and deserve a parking spot on our Top 10 list.

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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

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 8

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

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

Sean Campbell is one of the Top 10 Business People of 2019.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Top 10 Business People Sean Campbell

Sean Campbell, general manager of Community Futures East Kootenay in Cranbrook, B.C., has ushered in accessible entrepreneurialism

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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.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 1

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

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

Shown is the front of the Pealow's Your Independent Grocer storefront.
East Kootenay, Creston, Retail Refreshing Pealow’s

Pealow’s Your Independent Grocer in Creston has added online grocery shopping

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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

Nicole Leclair is a Kimberley entrepreneur with diverse businesses.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Nicole Leclair reinvented

“A lot of us in the business community have put everything we have on the line for our businesses.” —Nicole Leclair

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WHL Commissioner Ron Robison, Ice Owner Greg Fettes and General Manager Matt Cockell announcing the Ice's relocation to Winnipeg.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality Commentary: The long (and painful) farewell to the Ice: It’s all a business decision

The WHL and Ice ownership have confirmed in a news conference that they are moving the franchise to Winnipeg

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Celeste Mullin is the chief operations officer for Golden Life Management.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments Golden Life in Cranbrook

Golden Life Management adds value and meaning to its care by supporting seniors outside of its villages to reduce social isolation.

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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

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.

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