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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - December 7 issue

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

NDP MP Wayne Stetski.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Cuisine MP Stetski’s bill to establish a national local food day moves on to Senate

The bill would establish a National Local Food Day, which would designate the Friday before Thanksgiving of each year as National Local Food Day

Carolyn Bennett, federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Kathryn Teneese, Ktunaxa Nation Council Chair, and Scott Fraser, B.C.'s Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, along with their respective negotiators, sign the Ktunaxa Nation Rights Recognition and Core Treaty Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement will guide the parties in the development of a rights recognition approach to a treaty, and lead to the recognition of the Ktunaxa Nation Council as the legal government and rights-holder of the Ktunaxa Nation.
East Kootenay, First Nations Canada, B.C., Ktunaxa move closer to treaty with signing of MOU

The new agreement will significantly advance reconciliation and treaty negotiations

Sharon Silvaggio is one of the partners and owners of Cranbrook Yarn and Gifts
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business New yarn and knitting shop now open in Cranbrook

Cranbrook Yarn and Gifts remains Cranbrook's one and only local yarn outlet serving knitters and fibre-lovers throughout the district

Poster for the Kootenay Authors Book Fair
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality 7th Annual Kootenay Authors Book Fair and Open House on December 9 at Lotus Books

Lotus Books in downtown Cranbrook will host the 7th Annual Book Fair, featuring eight local area authors

Sandwich board advertising the Treehouse Toy Co.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Business news from Kimberley’s Platzl

There have been some recent additions and changes to the scene on Kimberley's Platzl

Darkwoods and Next Creek are located along Kootenay Lake, between Nelson and Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Nelson, Environment Governments of Canada and British Columbia invest in expansion of Darkwoods Conservation Area

Funding kick-starts Nature Conservancy of Canada campaign for conservation in the Canadian Rockies

Steven Droste hiking near Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Kootenay Influencers Sparwood influencers

Among the best of the natural resources in Sparwood, B.C., are the citizens who love and support the community.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 30 issue

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

College of the Rockies Heavy Mechanical student, Abraham Smith, is one of four recipients of new scholarship funds made possible by Teck.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Financial College of the Rockies trades students benefit from Teck donation

College names recipients of newly-created scholarship fund

Diane Manson, owner of Mountain City Travel in Kimberley, is a consistent supporter of the city's business community.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Real Estate, Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Kimberley influencers

Here are a few members of Kimberley’s business community whose attitudes and practices inspire and influence others.

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East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Mining, Small Business, Tourism “Pan In A Can Paydirt” harkens back to Wild Horse Creek’s Gold Rush heyday

A new venture called "Pan In A Can Paydirt" has been launched by Stephen Lathem of Fort Steele, the owner of the Nip and Tuck Gold Mine

Fortis BC logo.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Energy Natural gas supply still limited despite completed Enbridge pipeline repair

Until both Enbridge-owned pipelines are back at full operating pressure, FortisBC will have a constrained supply of natural gas

Fernie's Inclusive trail through the forest.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Health & Wellness, Tourism Enhancing recreational opportunities on Basin trails

Columbia Basin Trust supports physical well-being through new granting program

Picture of Rider Express bus.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation Saskatchewan-based Rider Express fills Greyhound void with stops in Golden and Revelstoke

Routes from Calgary to Vancouver and back as well as Calgary to Winnipeg and back started running on Monday, October 29

Picture of newly-rebranded beer cans.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Fernie Brewing Co. Launches Fresh New Look

In this new world of craft beer, where trends change, categories evolve, and beer-styles take off, it was time for a fresh new look

Mike Adams
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Small Business Taylor Adams now Apex Accounting

Following the retirement of Trent Taylor, founder of Taylor Adams, the accounting firm has been rebranded as Apex Accounting

Christine Cooper.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Invermere, Financial Christine Cooper appointed Senior Relationship Manager at BMO

Christine has been with the BMO Financial Group since 2009.

Leanne and Chad Jensen are continuing the work begun by their father, Rick, in the New Dawn Group of Companies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments New Dawn - the future

The second Jensen generation at New Dawn share thoughts about business and family.

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Indoor view of the Cranbrook Winter Market
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Agriculture, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Special Winter Markets — November 24 and 25

Festive market celebration brings together more than 70 local producers and artisans

New Dawn Group of Companies sign
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Real Estate New Dawn past and present

As the New Dawn Group of Companies celebrates 40 years in business, we take a brief look at its beginning and its present.

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Cheers! Owner of Elder Bro's Farm and Distillery, Attila Lepsis, holds up a glass of produced-on-the-farm Schnapps.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Agriculture, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Elder Bro’s Farm and Distillery opens in Wycliffe

In the coming years, Elder Bro's Farm plans to supply fresh and ripe elderberries to all of BC for delicious wines, juices, jams, and of course, schnapps.

Robin Gallant in Nelson, B.C., owns Patina'd. Patina'd is an antique store.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business, Best of Business Patina’d shines up old beauties in Nelson, B.C.

Robin Gallant created Patina’d to bring renewed and restored items to Nelson homes, offices and more.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 16 issue

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

Erinn Pinkerton.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation New CEO appointed by BC Transit Board

BC Transit’s Chair of the Board announced that Erinn Pinkerton has been appointed as the organization’s President and CEO.

(L to R) Chad, Rick and Leanne Jensen are partners in the New Dawn Group of Companies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Developments, Real Estate New Dawn Group: 40 years of building communities

Rick Jensen, founder of New Dawn Group of Companies, looks back at the company’s 40 years in construction and development.

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Centex Trading Centre
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Retail, Transportation ʔaq̓am’s progressive new fuel station and retail store now open

The store is also part of the FLO Network and is equipped with two electric vehicle charging stations

East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Spirit Rock Climbing–to the peaks of youth-friendly business

Spirit Rock Climbing Center took home the 2018 Kimberley chamber award for Youth Friendly Business, and it’s easy to see why.

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Nursing students check patient blood pressure.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies nursing students host free blood pressure clinic

Annual community clinic to take place at Tamarack Centre November 22

Graphic for East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Financial Kimberley Chamber part of new East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op launch

The new EKCCI is seeking founding members and investors who wish to make an impact in their community

A new Centex gas bar has opened at the ?aq'am Trading Centre.
East Kootenay, Developments, First Nations , Small Business, Transportation ʔaq’am Trading Centre opens Centex Gas Bar

Officials such as Chief Joe Pierre and ʔaq'am Community Enterprises CEO Christopher McCurry were on hand for the occasion.

Ashlée Martin of Ashlée Dawn Photography in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Best of Business Ashlée Dawn Photography excels in storytelling

Ashlée Martin uses her passion of photography to tell stories and showcase East Kootenay personalities.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 9 issue

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

Flagger holding up stop sign.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Transportation Ktunaxa-owned businesses acquire largest traffic control company in the East Kootenays

The business has been purchased from local owners who will continue to support the new ownership in an advisory role

The Middletown Crossing site map shows the improvements that have been done at the intersection of Highways 3 and 43 in Sparwood.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Transportation Sparwood builds a better crossing

Middletown Crossing’s design and sensor-controlled traffic lights result in a smooth flow of traffic at the intersection of Highways 3 and 43.

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Jennifer Roberts (School District 5) and Cheryl Lenardon (School District 6) receive a Canadian Award of Excellence on behalf of the Kootenay-Boundary Environmental Education Committee (KBEE), representing school districts 5, 6, 8, 10, 20 and 51.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment Local educators take home awards at Canadian conference

The EECOM Awards recognizes both classroom teachers and community educators who demonstrate excellence in encouraging stewardship and sustainability

The Paper Excellence Skookumchuck Pulp Mill won Manufacturer of the Year.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business, Kootenay Manufacturers Manufacturing excellence

The 2018 Kootenay Manufacturing Awards are given to outstanding companies of various sizes in our region

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Sharyl Paull working with clients in the Instill Yoga Therapy Studio in Invermere, B.C.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Health & Wellness, Small Business Invermere welcomes Instill Yoga Therapy

Sharyl Paull helps people to listen to their bodies through healing touch, asking the right questions and creating a space of trust and support.

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Photo from Lit Photo/Video Creston, B.C., of a light effect with steel wool over the camera lens.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business Lit Photo/Video Creston brings creativity to life in the Kootenays

Dennis Charles’s new business in Creston combines his passion for photography with helping other local businesses craft their brand’s image.

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Jordan Aasland and Rusty Cox of Fisher Peak Brewing Company at the BC Beer Awards.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Three Kootenay-based craft breweries win at BC Beer Awards

Golden’s Whitetooth captured two first place awards and Cranbrook’s Fisher Brewing Company and Nelson Brewing Company won one each.

A carpentry machine splits wood
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Forestry, Small Business Mobile Recovery Milling: Transforming rural woodlands into bountiful harvests

Darrin Brown, owner of Mobile Recovery Milling in Cranbrook, B.C., repurposes unused trees into useful lumber products

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - November 2 issue

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

Keynotes were greeted by a packed house with 300 educators across Canada participating.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education Canadian conference connects classrooms to communities in the Columbia Basin

Participants learn from the land and people of the Ktunaxa Nation

Emma Genest, outreach co-ordinator for Accelerate Kootenays, allowed curious Kootenay drivers the opportunity to test drive a Chevrolet Bolt BEV.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Technology, Transportation Accelerate Kootenays is transforming the landscape one charging station at a time

Emma Genest, outreach co-ordinator for Accelerate Kootenays, discusses electric cars, supply versus demand and the cost of saving the world

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The Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre is now under the management of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies.
East Kootenay, Kimberley The good, the good and the ugly

Don McCormick talks about managing Kimberley’s assets and liabilities—the conference centre, the SunMine and the wildfire interface.

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Rob Wheeler (L) and Carl Lauren brought Tyee Custom Homes to Kimberley, B.C., in 2005
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments Tyee diversifies

Tyee Log Homes has grown and diversified since arriving in Kimberley in 2005, becoming a significant employer and economic driver.

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A new program from the Trust supports alternative energy generation at community buildings.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology New energy grant targets community buildings

The program provides funding for community buildings that will generate their own energy using alternative and renewable methods

Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce staff  Michelle Doll (L), administrative assistant and Laura Kennedy, office manager
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Cranbrook chamber autumn events, 2018

While they await the arrival of their new executive director, Cranbrook’s chamber board and staff are busy serving the membership.

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Pictured, left to right: Virginia Rasch, editor, Koocanusa Publications; Chantel DeLaney, Vice-President, Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce; Mike Guarnery, manager, Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business 2018 Business Excellence Awards at Kimberley Chamber of Commerce

Under the banner, “Kimberley is a good place to be…Doing Business” ten awards were handed out to a variety of businesses.

Pictured left to right:  Douglas McIntosh, Janice Alpine, Mike McPhee, Charmaine Richter, Barry Zwueste, Mike Smith, Andrea Tubbs  Absent:  Tom Rosner, Tyler Beckley
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Kootenay Rockies Tourism - a successful 41st AGM & conference

Over the course of two days, the 130 delegates heard many inspirational and informative sessions on a variety of industry topics

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