Elkford

Elkford has majestic wilderness on all sides.

Elkford has majestic wilderness on all sides. — Kirsten Armleder photo

Elkford welcomes tourism and business alike.

Elkford: Who’s who in business

Elkford’s slogan is “Wild at heart,” and the beautiful Rocky Mountain outdoors figure largely in both employment and recreation for the town’s residents.

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Elkford Chamber of Commerce

The Elkford Chamber of Commerce is an important part of the local business community.

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East Kootenay, Elkford, Small Business

Shawna Bryant heads up the Elkford Chamber of Commerce

Shawna Bryant brings a full-time passion for business growth to her part-time job as executive director of the Elkford Chamber of Commerce.

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Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc. of Nelson, B.C., produced this concept rendering of the proposed District office for Elkford, B.C.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Environment

Pride of Elkford

“Elkford has been a leader in climate change awareness, so it was important to make the district office a green building.” — Scott Beeching

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Haul Truck and Digger at Elkview mine near Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Education, Energy, Mining

The Elkview Coal Mine celebrates a milestone

This year marks the 50th anniversary of surface mining at Elkview mine near Sparwood, B.C.

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Scott Beeching is the director of planning and development services for the District of Elkford.
East Kootenay, Elkford

Elkford’s economic strategy

The single-industry District of Elkford supports economic development in the surrounding region and the needs of its immediate community.

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Ian Benson of Elkford owns Bearspaw Contracting and several other companies across Canada.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Mining, Small Business, Top 10 Business People

Ian Benson, Bearspaw Contracting

Ian Benson supports Elkford and the entire Elk Valley through his labour contracting company and his charitable foundation.

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Dean McKerracher (left) and Curtis Helgesen (right) spent time in Peru in 2018, working with mining communities under the CISAL program.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Mining

Elkford pays it forward

The leadership team from Elkford share success strategies with mining communities in South America.

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Helicopters fighting forest fires in Kootenays, B.C. in August, 2018.
East Kootenay, Elkford, West Kootenay, Kaslo, Education, Environment, Financial, Real Estate, Retail

Is your business prepared for a fire or flood?

Here is a (relatively) comprehensive guide to make sure your business is covered in emergency situations.

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In autumn of 2018, Dean McKerracher was acclaimed to his fifth consecutive term as mayor of the District of Elkford.
East Kootenay, Elkford

Dean McKerracher’s fifth term begins

Dean McKerracher talks about the projects the village council has addressed in the past four years, and looks at its focus for the next four.

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