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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”

by Jeff Johnson
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.

Jeremy and Felicity Youngward standing in their music store, with row of guitars behind them.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Retro Sound and Collectibles puts nice spin on music store

Retro Sound and Collectibles has an eclectic selection of music related merchandise — everything from posters, CD's and vinyl records to musical instruments

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

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

Group of North Coal employees celebrating and holding a cake.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Mining Sparwood’s North Coal celebrates sixth anniversary

North Coal has been active since 2012 and is currently completing federal and provincial environmental assessments and consulting with local stakeholders.

Aerial view of the solar power installation on the roof of the Ktunaxa Nation Council auditorium.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Energy, First Nations Green power at KNC

The Ktunaxa Nation Council has reduced its government building’s environmental footprint and the cost of maintaining a home base.

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Jillian Rutherford and Andrew Hayden, owners of Fernie Distillers, have released their first seasonal gin in Fernie, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Fernie Distillers has launched its first seasonal spirit

Fernie’s only small-batch distillery has released a limited release product that reduces local bear attractants and supports wildlife initiatives.

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The inside of Lane & Meadow in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook gains a Lane & Meadow

Theresa Kostiuk’s boutique-style shop carries a wide range of home decor, gifts and seasonal items for Cranbrook shoppers.

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Brenda Mathenia, new Director, Teaching and Learning Resources at College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies hires new Director, Teaching and Learning Resources

Brenda Mathenia will bring over 20 years of experience in academic libraries to new role

Vivek Sharma, new CEO of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality Fairmont Hot Springs Resort announces Vivek Sharma as new CEO

Sharma brings over 25 years of global hospitality management experience to the role

Executive director Pete Bourke and visitor centre supervisor Sarah Miller of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, beside the chamber sign on Highway 93/95
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business Leading the Columbia Valley chamber

The board of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomes Pete Bourke to the position of executive director.

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Brad Parsell, Executive Director at the Fernie Chamber of Commerce.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Tourism “Staffing for Businesses” session designed to address employment challenges in Fernie

Staffing for businesses is a challenge in the Fernie area due to the seasonal nature of the tourism economy and a small labor market.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - May 31

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

Lisa Aasebo-Kennedy is dressed up like a squirrel in front of an informational stand at a farmers market in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Small Business There’s a new space to monkey around in Cranbrook

Lisa Aasebo-Kennedy, founder of the theatre company Creative Monkeys, offers classes at her new location in Cranbrook, B.C.

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MP Wayne Stetski in the House of Parliament.
East Kootenay, Transportation MP Stetski presents petition calling for Air Canada to keep service between Cranbrook and Calgary

The petition, which recommends that Air Canada should maintain one trip per day between Cranbrook and Calgary, has collected 541 signatures.

Paul Denchuk and Meredith Hamstead are standing together in front of a home.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Energy, Environment, Small Business thinkBright Homes: A lighter touch on the planet

thinkBright Homes, based in Invermere, B.C., is at the cutting edge of the green building industry

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Female flag person, Theresa Clarke, in high-visibility gear, with a D&B Flagging truck behind her
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Small Business, Transportation D&B Flagging: 100 per cent Ktunaxa owned

Nupqu Development Corporation and ʔaq̓am Community Enterprises recently joined forces to acquire D&B Flagging and Traffic Control.

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The Centre for Rural Health Research team.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Health & Wellness Rural Evidence Review — Health Service Planning Through a Rural Lens

The goal of the Rural Evidence Review (RER) project is to work with rural citizens to provide high quality, useful evidence for rural health care planning in BC

MP Wayne Stetski in the House of Commons.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay MP Stetski urges public to respond to Canada Revenue Agency’s consultation on service

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has launched an online public consultation in the ongoing effort to improve their service to taxpayers

Coraley Letcher and Dave Thomson, owners of 5 Gen Construction in Fernie, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Small Business 5 Gen Construction helps to build community

Since its conception in 2017, the family-run company has positively grown its brand and its community.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - May 24

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

Ron Fraser stands outside Cranbrook city hall
East Kootenay, Cranbrook New director on City of Cranbrook staff

Ron Fraser joined the staff of the City of Cranbrook on October 22, 2018, as the director of the Office of Innovation and Collaboration.

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The two owners, Petra and Tiffany Ware, are standing in their store with body care products on shelves behind them.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Your nose knows the difference in natural body care products

Petra Naturally in Cranbrook, B.C., expanded to offer even more natural bath and body products and loose teas

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