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Idlewild looks a little different these days.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Technology A big dam project

Idlewild’s dam restoration project is nearing completion

Scientist conducting water quality study in woodland stream.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Technology Website Launch: Columbia Basin Water Quality Project

Project data includes water chemistry, velocity, flow, temperature and Environment Canada Analytical Reports.

Jeff Cooper, new Business Development Manager, based out of the Kimberley COTR campus.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Education College hires Business Development Manager

One of the key goals of Cooper’s position is to build upon the Kimberley campus’ strong foundation to help it to become even stronger and more viable.

(L to R) Marke Dickson and Steve Paccagnan of Panorama Mountain Resort accept the award for North American Resort of the Year in London, U.K., at The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality The best ski resort in North America is right here in the Kootenays

Panorama Mountain Resort named North American Resort of the Year at the World Snow Awards

Shelagh Redecopp specializes in insurance coverage for snowbirds and other B.C. and Alberta travellers through her company, Safe Travels.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism It’s the details that count with snowbird insurance

Safe Travels travel insurance broker Shelagh Redecopp offers some sound advice for snowbirds wanting to be sure they have proper coverage

(L to R) Bronte Dickson of Kootenay Business magazine presents the Professional Services Award to Sun Life Financial’s Karly Berry and Rachelle Colthorp, with Kimberley chamber director Thomas Datt
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business Kimberley chamber review 2016

In early January the Kimberley chamber will review its 2016 targets and formulate goals and a strategic plan for 2017.

David Hull, Executive Director of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce and Sergio Marchi, CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Developments, Energy, Financial, Technology CEO of Canadian Electricity Association visits Cranbrook and Kimberley

The Honourable Sergio Marchi, CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association, was the recent guest speaker at the monthly Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Helical piles support this sturdy fence.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Developments, Small Business Postech Foundations for southern Kootenays

Helical pile foundation supports are cost effective, quick to install, minimally invasive to the environment and re-usable.

Tyee Homes’ 3-D rendering of their Expedition Base Camp model.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Real Estate Are you mountain modern?

Tyee Homes’ new Base Camp homes will soon be available for viewing and purchase at the Kimberley Alpine Resort

A Nissan Leaf is recharging at a unique electric car charging station at the Kettle River Museum Society in Midway. The charging station is located on the back of an old gasoline pump.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Energy, Environment, Transportation Filling in the geographic gap for electric car charging stations in the Kootenays

Shifting to electric cars is needed in the Kootenays as our current transportation accounts for 60 per cent of our total greenhouse gas emissions

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 28 issue

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

Picture of hiker with Google Trekker camera.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology, Tourism Top secret Google Trekker program revealed at Kootenay Rockies AGM

Google Trekkers visited some of the most scenic and iconic areas of the Kootenay Rockies region this summer, as part of a Destination BC campaign.

The 2016 Business Excellence Awards in Sparwood were presented on October 26
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Small Business, Tourism Sparwood chamber update 2016

There’s nothing like an economic downturn to show you who your friends are.

Norm McInnis, new Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie City of Fernie brings new CAO on board

Mr. Norm McInnis has been named the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Fernie.

Rayco Steel Ltd. services the mining industry in the vicinity of Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Mining, Small Business Rayco Steel rallies

The need for metallurgical coal is on the rise, and that’s good news for southeastern British Columbia communities.

East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Real Estate Great tips for first time home buyers with Jason Wheeldon (episode 2)

Jason Wheeldon shares recent trends in the Cranbrook real estate market & adds some valuable tips for first time home buyers.

David Kim became CAO for the City of Cranbrook in early April 2016.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kootenay Influencers New passion in the pulse of Cranbrook

Cranbrook’s new CAO has identified the city’s priorities, strengths and opportunities, and established a culture of customer service.

Jeannie Argatoff is a successful Realtor with Re/Max Blue Sky Realty in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Influencing Cranbrook

Cranbrook’s prosperity and viability depend on people of vision and energy, like the four we feature here.

Picture of Gord Demaniuk.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Keeping it in the family at Fernie Brewing Co.

One staff member who undoubtedly was pivotal to the team for the last 5 years, was Fernie’s Brewmaster Gord Demaniuk.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 21 issue

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

Gordon McArthur pretzels his body to complete a course at the World Cup Championship in Italy.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Spiderman’s got nothing on Gordon McArthur, wall climber extraordinaire

Cranbrook residents are driving each other up the wall at Arq Mountain Centre

That’s not the sunrise coming over the mountain—that’s avalanche control being carried out by a Gazex exploder detonating at Kootenay Pass.
East Kootenay, Technology Here comes the BOOM! Avalanche control is on the scene and blowing it up

A behind-the-scenes look at the essential work of an avalanche controller

Picture of Al King, general manager at Chalet GM in Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Transportation The King is back At Chalet in Kimberley

Long-time automotive executive Al King is back as general manager at Chalet GM in Kimberley.

Cranbrook mayor Lee Pratt speaks about a proposed $10 million loan to fix Cranbrook roads.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Transportation “We can spend now or wait until our roads are so bad that we have a catastrophic event.”

Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt is looking to fix roads, but a loan will be necessary

Logo for the Elk Valley Ultra Race.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Tourism Welcome to the Elk Valley Ultra – Fernie, BC

Stag Leap Running Co. launched as an online trail running resource in April 2016, aiming to build a trail running community in the mountain town of Fernie, B.C.

Don McCormick (L), mayor of Kimberley and Scott Sommerville, CAO for the City of Kimberley, lead the city's administrative team.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Financial Kimberley gears up for growth

At City Hall in Kimberley, B.C., customer service is a priority and a yardstick for measuring progress.

The Honorable Sergio Marchi, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Electricity Association.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook Sergio Marchi, CEO Canadian Electricity Association, addresses Cranbrook business community

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce luncheon is on October 19 at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort.

East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Tourism Talking economic growth with Kimberley’s Kevin Wilson

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well says Kevin Wilson, Kimberley’s economic development officer.

Picture of guest ranch.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Animal Care, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Top 10 most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays — Fall 2016 edition

From pub and restaurants to guest ranches and pet stores the Kootenays definitely has a unique line up of business ventures for sale.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of” Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 14 issue

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

Don McCormick (second from right) prepares to throw the ceremonial switch to activate the SunMine solar panels.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Energy, Technology, Tourism SunMine heats up Kimberley’s economy

Kimberley’s SunMine is giving an unexpected boost to the city’s tourism industry.

Heiko Socher and his chainsaw pause in their efforts to forge a world-class resort from raw mountain wilderness
East Kootenay, Fernie, Tourism Fernie business legend Heiko Socher passes away

Heiko Socher passed away but will be remembered as the dynamo who built Fernie's famous ski resort

Andra Louie, College of the Rockies Recruitment Officer.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College Hosting Post-Secondary Fair

The fair will take place in the front entrance of the Cranbrook main campus, on October 12 from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

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

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

Telus brand ambassador Daniel Gonzalez shared information about the Future Home, which was parked in the Kimberley Aquatic Centre parking lot
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Technology Making chores easy: 7 useful, mind-boggling gizmos have arrived

Telus’ innovative Future Home was showcased in Kimberley, B.C.

Tom Lymbery's new book is now available at local book stores throughout the Kootenays.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality Tom’s Gray Creek Part II—a Kootenay Lake memoir, 1946 to 1980

The story is told by Tom Lymbery who was raised in the Gray Creek general store.

Picture of campground next to river.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism Over $2 million parsed out to Resort Municipalities in Kootenays

Communities in the Columbia Basin Trust catchment area (Kootenay/Columbia) were major beneficiaries.

Movie poster for Deepwater Horizon.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality What’s the Cranbrook connection to the new blockbuster movie “Deepwater Horizon”?

Deepwater Horizon is the big-screen dramatization of the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

Students walking to school.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies sees 6.7% enrolment increase

“Our smaller class sizes and more personalized educational experience are attractive to our students," says Jason Colombo, College Registrar.

Cora Tschetters and her father, Wayne Haddad, recognized for excellence.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial Local employee benefits experts earn national recognition

Wayne Haddad and daughter Cora Tschetters were recognized as leading representatives of the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan.

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

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

Skiers at Kimberley Alpine Resort are silhouetted in the pristine morning light.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Beautiful, accessible Kimberley

Tourism Kimberley is busy spreading the word about the small city’s charm, character and extensive, high-quality amenities.

Dr. Andrea Walsh, from the University of Victoria, will present ‘Repatriation as Reconciliation: Children’s Art from the Alberni Indian Residential School’ at College of the Rockies October 3.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College hosting ‘Repatriation as Reconciliation’ presentation

Dr. Andrea Walsh is a visual anthropologist specializing in 20th century and contemporary aboriginal art.

Josh Prasad of Kimberley successfully completed the apprenticeship program at College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Education, Technology College of the Rockies success story: Josh Prasad

While enrolled in the apprenticeship program, Josh found work with a variety of local companies performing residential and commercial building.

Brook Centre tenants, back row, L to R: Allissa Keane, Danielle Cardozo, Donna Hartt, Kya Dubois, Mandy Lawson. Front row: Jody Jacob, Livia Lara.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Bold new businesses

Adaptability, collaboration and innovation are the forces behind newly founded Brook PR and Brook Centre in downtown Cranbrook.

Under the leadership of Executive Director David D. Hull, the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce brings new vision to Cranbrook's business community.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Developments, Small Business New direction for the Cranbrook chamber

The economies of all of the Kootenay communities are linked, and when something good happens in one place, everyone feels the effect.

Picture of Skip Fennessy, holding picture of proposed Cranbrook arches.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Skip Fennessy proposes arches for Cranbrook east entrance

Cranbrook Arches East—will they ever become a reality?

Elana Rosenfeld is the CEO of Kicking Horse Coffee based in Invermere.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Fifteen coffee roasters/producers in Kootenay Region

It's National Coffee Day on September 29 - celebrate with a cup of java from one of these Kootenay-based purveyors.

East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Real Estate Real Estate trends with Jason Wheeldon (episode 1)

Cranbrook realtor, Jason Wheeldon, shares some tips on how to get top dollar for your house.

Pictured from left to right: Derek Nighbor, CEO Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC); Michael J. Giroux, President, Canadian Wood Council; Pierre Lapointe, President and CEO FPInnovations
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Forestry National Forest Week and Wood Innovation

Forestry is an important employer in the Kootenays, representing over $1.5 billion in annual revenue.

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