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Artist rendition of new affordable housing.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Real Estate Affordable housing in the works for Cranbrook

The project is in the design development stage, with construction anticipated to start by spring 2020.

Brian Pealow, owner of Pealow's grocery store in Creston, in the store's colourful produce department
East Kootenay, Creston Pealow’s loves Creston

Brian Pealow has worked in the grocery business since he was 16. He’s now using his own Creston supermarket to enrich the community.

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The RDEK Board of Directors.
East Kootenay RDEK adopts strategic goals as first step in new strategic plan

In addition to adopting the goals, the Board amended its project rating matrix to reflect these priority areas

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 26

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

Group of Columbia Valley region recipients.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Kaslo, Salmo, Slocan, Trail, Financial Strong, vibrant communities are good for everyone

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is excited to announce the distribution of more than $57,000 in new grants

Credit union representatives at meeting.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Region’s Credit Union boards to proceed with “Consent to Present to Members” application on merger

Approval of merger business case a significant milestone for six area credit unions

Amanda Murray head shot
East Kootenay, Creston, 40 Under 40 Bringing out the best in Creston

Amanda Murray draws the Creston community together and supports local causes with her event-planning business, AM Event Coordination

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Heather Lang holds a small sign for Root 93 Dental Centre
East Kootenay, Invermere, Health & Wellness Root 93 smile makers

Root 93 Dental Centre provides more access to dental care in the Columbia Valley

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Brian Harvey with a donation of compressors and components.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College News and Notes

Generous donations enhance learning opportunities at the College of the Rockies

Two people teeing off on lakeside course.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Tee it Up: Golf the Kootenays this summer and fall

The Kootenay Rockies is home to many golf courses, from nine-hole gems to challenging, championship courses

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Anne Jardine, preparing to cut cake.
East Kootenay Electoral Area G Volunteer of the Year honoured

Anne Jardine was honoured at a volunteer celebration in connection with the Area G Town Hall Meeting in Edgewater

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 19

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

Cover of RDEK's survey on solid waste and recycling.
East Kootenay, Environment Results released for RDEK Solid Waste & Recycling Costs Survey

Survey respondents indicated they were in favour of setting waste reduction goals that move the region closer to reaching the Provincial waste generation goals

Laura Kennedy.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook Chamber’s Laura Kennedy steps into retirement

Office manager Laura Kennedy has been a key member of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce for 37 years

Little girl taking a bundle of lettuce from a farmer's market vendor.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Financial, Health & Wellness Increasing access to locally grown food

Columbia Basin Trust increases its support for farmers’ markets coupon program

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 12

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

Elizabeth Sutton from Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Invermere, West Kootenay, Education, Financial Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship recipients announced

The scholarship awarded $3,300 to each of the students who have overcome adversity to pursue their educational dreams

Two children sit on a small orange tractor with sunshine piercing through a tree.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Cuisine, Small Business Cardinals flock to Creston to build their nest at Red Bird Estate Winery

Remi and Shannon Cardinal, owners of Red Bird Estate Winery in Creston, B.C., have started a ma ’n’ pa winery

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A computer-generated rendering of the new Kootenay Lake ferry.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Nelson, Transportation A new electric-ready ferry is set to arrive on Kootenay Lake in 2022

Michelle Mungall, MLA of Nelson-Creston, highlights some of the features of the new ferry set to arrive on Kootenay Lake in 2022

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Colourful storefront of Kootenay Virtual Reality
East Kootenay, Creston, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Virtual reality has a home in Creston

The virtual reality experience is a new entertainment option in the Kootenay region thanks to Kootenay Virtual Reality in Creston, B.C.

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Bee sitting on clump of yellow flowers.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Rossland, Environment Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute to help municipalities adapt to climate change

Municipalities are on the front lines of climate change, so it is important they are developing plans and implementing actions to become more resilient

Sign in window advertising the opening of Sushi Wood restaurant.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Sushi Wood now open in Nelson

The new restaurant is located at 702 Vernon Street, next to the Kootenay Co-op building

Wildfire in forest.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Tourism $25K to Kootenay Rockies Tourism for emergency prep and communication

The tourism sector can play a critical role in keeping people safe, especially in rural and remote areas

Julie MacPhee, Controller, at the Jack Carter Elk Valley dealership.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Transportation Calgary’s Jack Carter buys GM dealership in Fernie

One of Calgary’s oldest and biggest General Motors dealerships, Jack Carter GM, has recently purchased Denham GM in Fernie

Canada Day logo.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation Make safe driving part of long weekend plans

Some advance planning and preparation can make long weekend travel easier and safer for everyone on the road

Attila Lepsis standing in front of distillery.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine Elderberry Bros. Farms sells schnapps and more

The Elderberry Bros. Farms in Cranbrook, B.C., sells many elderberry delights, including schnapps

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Cover of Summer issue of Corporate Knights
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Teck named to 2019 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada

The Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada are each evaluated on a set of up to 21 environmental, social and governance indicators

Interior of a library.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality A community library is an unsung treasure

A place dedicated to lifelong learning, social connections, entertainment and imagination - libraries are more than just a repository for books

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Rob Gay, RDEK Board Chair.
East Kootenay, Financial 2019/2020 Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas programs funding approved

One hundred and forty-four projects around the region will receive funding over the coming year

Honor Neve, chief curator, and Valerie Bourne, business manager, Cranbrook History Centre
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Status boost for Cranbrook History Centre

The railcar collection at the Cranbrook History Centre has attracted recognition from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

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Lucas Roach drawing on a piece of paper
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business Making the magic happen in Kimberley, B.C.

Lucas Roach of Big Magic Design is proud to serve Kimberley clients.

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Laurie Calverley, new Executive Director, Human Resources and Payroll at College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies announces new Executive Director, HR and Payroll

Laurie Calverley brings 15 years of Human Resources experience to role

Smiling Megan Lescanec at Bumble Tree Baby and Children Essentials
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Bumble Tree puts down new roots

Bumble Tree Baby and Children Essentials has found its forever home in a bright new location on 10th Avenue in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Man measuring a roof truss.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay CPA: Kootenays’ labour market stumbled in 2018

The Kootenays’ labour market contracted by 700 jobs or one percent to 71,200 jobs in 2018.

(L to R) Kristy Jahn-Smith of Cranbrook Tourism, Kathy Cooper of Kootenay Rockies Tourism, Paula Amos of Indigenous Tourism BC and Richard Porges, Destination BC.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism A wide-angle look at tourism

A four-member tourism panel presented information about trends, opportunities and challenges in the Kootenay tourism industry.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 21

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

Man wearing a puffy vest and checkered shirt using a tablet.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Education, Small Business Growing your business with FTAs — Presentation & Networking event

Join us to hear how to boost your export opportunities - free events held in Cranbrook, Trail and Nelson

College of the Rockies President and CEO, David Walls, congratulates Lieutenant Governor’s Medal recipient, Brenda Cortes Vargas, at the 43rd annual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 7.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies celebrates Annual Convocation

One hundred eighty-four graduates were able to attend the June 7th ceremony, the highest number to attend in the ceremony’s 43 years.

Three women looking at fresh produce at a market stall.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality Summer season kick-off for Cranbrook Farmer’s Market

Saturday, June 22 marks the first market of the summer season in downtown Cranbrook

Local dignitaries on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Save-On-Foods store in Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments Save-On-Foods announces new 28,000 square foot store for Kimberley

Construction is expected to start in September 2019

Group of ten interns standing in front of College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Tourism College of the Rockies interns depart for overseas placements

Participants will gain professional experience through international development work

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 14

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

Braveheart Resources’ mill at the Bull River Mine is near Cranbrook, B.C. .
East Kootenay, Mining Braveheart Resources to bring Bull River Mine into production

Braveheart president Ian Berzins calls purchase of Bull River Mine “transformational”

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Large crane removing a mobile home from plot of land.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial, First Nations , Health & Wellness More affordable housing options for First Nations

The Trust provides $2.9M to build 43 new units, improve 88 existing ones

Brad Parsell, executive director of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce, at his desk
East Kootenay, Fernie Fernie chamber’s new exec

Oz transplant Brad Parsell takes on a big job in Fernie.

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A blind golf competitor uses the assistance of a coach as he sets up a shot.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Kimberley, Tourism The Kootenays: a destination for blind golf this summer

With three events planned for July, the East Kootenay is a busy location for the sport of blind golf thanks to local advocate and competitor, Darren Douma

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View of Radium Golf Course, with photo of Nawaz Hirji.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality Radium Resort Limited Partnership Purchase

The Radium Golf Course, The Springs Golf Course and surrounding lands have been purchased by Eaglequest Golf Centres Inc. based in Vancouver, BC.

Woman holding a cup of coffee and smiling into camera.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business New Coffee House and Bookstore Opens in Cranbrook

Kootenay Grounds Cafe and Bookstore is open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and is located at 16D 11th Avenue South in Cranbrook.

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