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Darcy Wanuk is wearing one of her creations, a jean jacket with swaths of added cloth.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Small Business Darcy Wanuk repurposes old textiles into funky, fun clothes for women

Darcy Wanuk started stitch + cloth Ecodesigns in Kimberley, B.C., to reconstruct old textiles into funky women’s clothing

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Jon Wedel of Cranbrook
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40 Jon Wedel pushes limits

Crazy ideas, pushing limits and working under pressure are common elements for the team at Flex Commerce.

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The Nelson Hydro dam.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay BCUC establishes process for inquiry into the regulation of municipal energy utilities

The BCUC is a regulatory agency responsible for the oversight of energy utilities and compulsory auto insurance in British Columbia

As manager of Cominco Gardens, Dan Matheson spends a lot of time in the gardens. Here, he is standing next to tall purple delphiniums.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Tourism Cominco Gardens: A floral work of art

While checking out Kimberley’s visitor attractions, don’t forget the flowerful Cominco Gardens

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Brian McManus.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Brian McManus to step down as president and CEO of Stella-Jones

Stella-Jones Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of pressure treated wood products, with operations in several B.C. communities

East Kootenay, Creston, Education, Kootenay Influencers Local author writes for the world

Diane Kalen-Sukra writes about what individuals and communities can do to stop the rising tide of incivility that is threatening our world.

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A headshot of Christina Chalifour with a blue knitted scarf around her neck.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business Knitting is the new yoga

The Knitty Gritty shop in Kimberley can get you started on a new, healthy hobby

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

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

Artist's rendition of Fairfield Inn and Suites.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Proposed 87-unit Fairfield Inn for Golden

The proposed hotel development is described as a six story building with 87 units, located on the Golden Donald Upper Road

People at an museum exhibit.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, First Nations Showcasing Arts and Culture of the Columbia River Basin

Poets, performers, visual art displays included at international conference

Jann Schmidt, new District Principal of International Education.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education School District 8 announces New District Principal International

The Board of Education of School District No. 8 provides educational services to numerous diverse communities in the East & West Kootenays

Karen and Doug Barraclough, owners of the B-E Ranch in Skookumchuck.
East Kootenay, Agriculture, Animal Care, Financial Life on the Range

With help from the Grassland and Range Enhancement Program, ranchers can protect grassland, aquatic and riparian resources on Crown lands where cattle graze

A WestJet plane sitting on the tarmac.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism, Transportation WestJet Link giving Cranbrook another hub option

All WestJet Link flights are operated through a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal by using its fleet of 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft

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Outside of Golden's Whitetooth Brewery.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Kootenay craft beer, wine and distilled products now worth $13.2 million (+21%)

Craft beer, estate wineries and craft distilleries continue to grow rapidly throughout the Kootenay/Columbia region

Samantha Gernhart
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business, Technology Bringing clarity to work and life

Samantha Gernhart is an influential woman in business in her community of Invermere, where she works at Copper Point Resort and runs a home-based business

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Shawna L’Heureux, owner of Zen Mountain Float + Wellness, was an Influential Woman in Business award winner in 2019.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business Shawna L’Heureux restores the Kootenays one float at a time

Shawna L’Heureux, owner of Zen Mountain Float + Wellness in Kimberley, is an expert in all things skin. She’s also one of Kootenay Business’s 2019 Influential

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Bryan Fraser, new head coach of the Avalanche volleyball team.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook College of the Rockies welcomes new women’s volleyball coach

Bryan Fraser brings years of playing and coaching experience to the role

Black-and-white photo of a silvery-coloured diamond on a pile of fine, dark rock rubble
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Newest diamond for industry

They’re not the sparkling, “put a ring on it” kind, but these diamonds have huge value for all kinds of industries.

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

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

Komatsu sign in Sparwood.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments Komatsu Mining to construct new 85,000 sq. ft. sales and service facility in Sparwood

Komatsu plans to break ground at the new site in early August, with construction to conclude by the end of 2020

College of the Rockies’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) instructor, Daniel Wiens, presented at a prestigious Bioethics Conference held at Oxford University.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies Nursing instructor presents at Oxford

Presentation focused on inequities in health care around the world

A man and two women at a round table on a patio, with mountains in the far distance
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate Parastone’s Montane community: Come on in

Fernie’s Montane subdivision embodies the dream of Simon Howse and Jason Smith, founders and owners of Parastone Developments Ltd.

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Close-up of huckleberries.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Environment Huckleberry harvesting restricted to protect grizzly habitat

The recent increase in commercial-scale huckleberry harvesting in the Kootenays has resulted in conflicts with grizzly bear foraging areas and damaged habitat

The cover of the Kootenay & Boundary Regional Adaptation Strategy report, showing a wheat field.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture New partnerships help Kootenay and Boundary farmers adapt to climate change

Climate change poses a unique challenge for B.C. farmers

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

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

An artist’s depiction of what the new affordable housing apartment building will look like in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Developments These 5 Kootenay cities are getting more affordable

Mark Brunton, Columbia Basin Trust senior manager, highlights the benefits of the Trust’s contributions to affordable B.C. housing

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Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce building, with classic and vintage cars in parking lot.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Columbia Basin Culture Tour – August 10 & 11, 2019

The eleventh annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a fun weekend that combines a road trip with a customized cultural experience like no other

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

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