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Picture of school in background, with planter full of sunflowers in foreground.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Education Revelstoke High School ranks highest in Kootenay/Columbia Region: Fraser Institute report on schools

The Vancouver-based Fraser Institute publishes their report card on BC’s schools every year.

View from the Westside Legacy Trail overlooking Lake Windermere.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments Basin Recreation infrastructure enhanced

Twenty recreation projects encouraging active lifestyles are getting under way thanks to help from the Trust’s Recreation Infrastructure Grants program.

The Visitor Information Centre at the west entrance to Cranbrook offers information and amenities to visitors.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism Volunteer thanks

Visitor centre volunteers are happy to answer questions about Kootenay attractions and upcoming events.

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Graphic of the Hometown Hockey map.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism City of Cranbrook to host Rogers Hometown Hockey February 18 & 19, 2017

“I am very pleased that Rogers Hometown Hockey has chosen Cranbrook to host this great event and live NHL broadcast,” says Lee Pratt, Mayor of Cranbrook.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Job in the Kootenays - September 9 issue

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

Picture of group of young students holding a sign that says, 'French Immersion - s'il vous plait'
East Kootenay, Education French Immersion enrolment sets new record (495 students) in Southeast Kootenay School District

More students are participating in French Language programs than ever before.

Ken Bridge opened Bridge Interiors in Cranbrook in 1998.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Golden rule at Bridge Interiors

Readers of Kootenay Business magazine have made Bridge Interiors in Cranbrook their top choice for furniture and appliances.

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Former company receptionist Terri Sharpe has been co-owner of Steeples Construction with Earl Hoath since 2005.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Small Business Partnership success at Steeples Construction

Terri Sharpe and Earl Hoath have made a success of their 12-year partnership as co-owners of Steeples Construction Ltd. in Cranbrook.

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Shawn Wernig is the owner and creative force at Eggplant Studios in Invermere, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business, Technology For web design, go to Eggplant Studios

Graphic design holds endless fascination for Shawn Wernig, owner of Eggplant Studios in Invermere, B.C.

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Seana Coolbaugh is the owner-operator of Koko Beach Tanning & Hair Salon in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Koko Beach Tanning & Hair Salon

Seana Coolbaugh owns and operates Koko Beach Tanning & Hair Salon, and she isn’t afraid to break a nail on the playground.

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Paul Kramer, owner of Ghostrider Motorsports in Fernie, stocks power toys for all seasons.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Small Business Ghostrider Motorsports, Fernie

Paul Kramer likes to play outdoors all year round, and Ghostrider Motorsports provides him with the toys he loves.

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Irvin and Evelyn Sobry pose inside their store, Lectric Avenue Electronics.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business, Technology What to do when you retire: Start a business!

There’s no time to be bored at Lectric Avenue Electronics

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Collin Johnston manages Cranbrook’s Heritage Inn. He’s quick to point out his Saskatchewan Roughrider memorabilia, which you’ll see if you step inside his office.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Cranbrook’s Heritage Inn is a welcoming place of both travellers and locals alike

With over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Collin Johnston knows how to get the most out of his staff and make guests feel welcome.

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

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

The restored St. Eugene Church is an important part of the Aqam Community and its history.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Tourism St. Eugene Church restored

The ʔaq̓am Community’s St. Eugene Church approaches its 120th birthday with restored strength and beauty.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 26 issue

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

The Zellstoff Celgar pulp mill in Castlegar, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Forestry Predictions for the pulp industry

Experts agree that there is likely to be a shift in pulp prices due to capacity exceeding demand.

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Photo of Tyee Homes Base Camp sign.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments Base Camp Kimberley now under construction

The new Base Camp development consists of 10 building lots which border the Peak to Platzl Trail and are only minutes from the Alpine Resort base.

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

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

Aerial view of Hopkins Harvest
East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Environment, Small Business Harvesting the sun

Produce isn’t the only thing the Hopkins are harvesting—sunlight is next on their agenda.

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Outside of the Kang Nam restaurant, showing sign.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine Kang Nam Korean Food now open in Cranbrook

The owners of two successful restaurants in Kimberley and Cranbrook have opened a third.

Reflecting – Wolf – Juanita Rose Violini -- work by one of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance featured artists
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance announces 2015–2016 funded projects

CKCA administers and manages arts, culture and heritage program funding on behalf of the Trust.

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East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Welcome to Kimberley’s B&[email protected]

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Kimberley, B.C. with the addition of an all-season B & B.

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

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

Picture of Fisher Creek Brewing Company beer in cans.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Cranbrook’s Fisher Peak Brewing Company now canning beer

Fisher Peak Brewing Company, located on Cranbrook's Baker Street, is now canning three types of beer in convenient six packs.

The first Golden 24 bike race took place on the 2016 May long weekend, with 400 riders participating.
East Kootenay, Tourism Creative support from Tourism Golden

Through the efforts of Tourism Golden, the town is taking its place among the international stars of adventure tourism.

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Picture of the outside of Kassa Home and Window in Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business Kassa Home and Window is about to open in Kimberley

The new store will be located in Kimberley's Platzl, next door to the dance studio at 145 Deer Park Avenue.

A home built by Tyee Homes.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Real Estate A community for the East Kootenay

Forest Crowne is a cohesive community in a tranquil setting

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 5 issue

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

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.

Eric and Michelle Forbes pose in front of the Kimberley City Bakery with their children (L to R) Natasha, Izzy and Jack.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business An heir to a castle in Scotland bakes the best goods in the Bavarian city

Eric Forbes is a splendid baker, owner of the Kimberley City Bakery and host of a medieval festival

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Picture of man wearing a striped shirt, sitting at a table and holding a pencil.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay It pays to hire a student

Boost your business with a young set of hands this summer

Co-owner Leanna Spring of From the Ground Up in Cranbrook stands next to a shelf full of health foods.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business Uprooted: From the Ground Up moves to downtown Cranbrook

From the Ground Up relocates to Cranbrook’s downtown core

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Scenic view of Nelson from top of mountain.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, West Kootenay, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Agriculture, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Top 10 most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays — Summer 2016

Ever thought of owning your own business and living the Kootenay lifestyle? Here is a sampling of businesses available in the area.

Picture of eco-house in middle of orchard, with view of lake in background.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Tourism Over 1,675 Airbnb rooms listed in the Kootenays

The choice of accommodation through Airbnb in the Kootenays is vast, as proven by this Top 20 list of available rentals.

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.

Celeste Needham stands in front of her store's displays of shoes, handbags, scarves and hats.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business Talaria Footwear in Kimberley, B.C., is for shoe lovers

A new shoe store in Kimberley, B.C., features quality footwear and adornments

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Picture of former Fernie Ford building.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail Fernie Chrysler on the move

A new banner went up on the former Fernie Ford location last week, declaring the building the new home of the Chrysler dealership.

Ryan Doehle—Isosceles Business Systems.
East Kootenay, Fernie Ryan Doehle

This Fernie businessman realizes his childhood dream

Graphic for the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Business.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Elkford, Grand Forks, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Retail, Small Business Call for nominations 40 Under 40—Rising Stars in Business

We invite your business to join in supporting and saluting these young business professionals (under 40) who deserve to be recognized.

A middle-aged man standing beside a brown chocolate lab.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Small Business Home improvements with the Brown Dog

Re-finishing a home or building a new one? Contact Brown Dog Contracting Ltd. for home improvements in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Don Linday, Teck CEO; Jim Whitehead, Chief of Ktunaxa; Rick Jense, Director Columbia Basin Trust; Bill Bennett, BC Minister of Energy and Mines applaud the official
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Energy, Technology SunMine fast facts and background

As SunMine has officially opened in Kimberley, B.C., here are some interesting facts on the history and background of the project.

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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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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A large modern kitchen with a double stainless steel stove, and granite countertops.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Real Estate Kitchen renovations: how to avoid renovation horror stories

Kitchens generally are the largest renovation project that homeowners will take on

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New executive director of Cranbrook’s Canadian Museum of Rail, Charlotte (Char) Murray
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Tourism New executive director at Canadian Museum of Rail Travel

The Canadian Museum of Rail Travel will celebrate its rebranding November 2014.

Couple stands outside a commercial building
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Agriculture, Small Business Recipe for success: Putting dinner on Cranbrook’s tables for over 20 years

Rick’s Fine Meats & Sausage in Cranbrook, B.C, creates quality crafted meat products for the Kootenay lifestyle.

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