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Group of women attending conference.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Education, Financial Empowering female entrepreneurs: Teck offers grant to attend Vancouver E-Series conference

The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) E-Series is three-day conference held from May 13 - 15 in Vancouver

by Julie Matchett
Close-up shot of Ahmed Elmaddah
East Kootenay, Elkford, Retail, Small Business Why a pharmacist immigrated to Canada and how he ended up in Elkford

An open storefront and a pharmacist’s calling leads to the award-winning Elkford Drug Store

Ian Benson of Bears Paw Contracting
East Kootenay, Elkford, Small Business Elkford chamber appreciates its own during Business Awards 2019

The Elkford Chamber of Commerce handed out five awards at its annual Business Awards gala

Head shot of smiling young blonde woman wearing glasses and business attire
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Revelstoke Visual Arts Society will install artworks in alleyways, like this concept photo.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Entertainment and Hospitality New basin art coming to communities

Columbia Basin Trust provides over $244,000 to 13 public art projects in 11 communities

A concept design of the new Elkford District office building.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Developments Scott Builders awarded design/build contract for $2.1 Million district building in Elkford

Council and staff at the District of Elkford recently discussed the layout, placement and footprint of the new Elkford District office and building.

John Pumphrey is COO with North Coal Limited, an emerging metallurgical coal mining company situated in British Columbia's Elk Valley.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Mining New name, new beginning

Formerly known as CanAus Coal Limited, the company rebranded itself as North Coal Limited in late November 2017.

by Gerry Warner
Aerial view of Bingay Hill.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Mining Centremount Coal calls for public comment on proposed new mine in Elk Valley

Bingay Coal licences cover 1,157 hectares near the confluence of the Bingay Creek and Elk River.

A yellow Teck truck shovel in front of a large coal pile
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Mining 45 years of coal mining leadership

Celebrating a milestone at Teck's Fording River Operations

East Kootenay, Elkford, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Sparwood, West Kootenay Call for the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the Kootenays

Simply fill out this form and you could be recognized as one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in Kootenays.

Ashley Pederson is a farrier with clients throughout the East Kootenay region.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Animal Care, Small Business Ashley Pederson, farrier

Ashley Pederson is a horse/donkey/mule-loving farrier who works with equines throughout the East Kootenay.

A home at night
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Real Estate Is it worth owning a second property and renting it out?

Tammie Davy is the owner of Custom Real Estate Property Management in the Elk Valley and has some advice on how to invest in a second property

Kurt Huebert’s carpentry companion is a Krüsimatic G1 CNC robot.
East Kootenay, Golden, Elkford, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Forestry, Technology Carpentry for robots

Kurt Huebert of HübertHaus Timberframes in Golden, B.C., has created a company based on hard work, ingenuity and a sophisticated million dollar robot

A herd of big-horn sheep are running across a road.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Environment, Transportation Here’s a wild idea: Grab your phone and report wildlife

Road Watch BC is recruiting citizen scientists to gather data that will reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions

Katherine Russell is a world traveler and glass artist who lives in Elkford, B.C.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Small Business, Tourism Art meets lifestyle in Elkford

Glass artist Katherine Russell chose to settle in Elkford because it offers the wilderness recreation she loves.

Elkford, B.C., is a thriving village in the Rocky Mountains of southeastern British Columbia
East Kootenay, Elkford, Small Business Elkford chamber update, 2017

Community support, inclusion and economic development are the ongoing focus of the Elkford Chamber of Commerce.

A young man and woman in the backcountry.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Small Business, Tourism An Elk Valley snowmobiler with an eye for detail

Callan Senyk is capturing the Elk Valley’s snowmobiling scene with his new business, Throttle Ops Photography

Group of people sitting at tables, watching a presentation on a screen at the front of the room.
Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Who’s who of Elk Valley business and industry turn out for Economic Initiatives Conference

The conference offered an ideal venue for discussing current and future economic opportunities and initiatives throughout the Elk Valley.

Dean McKerracher, mayor of Elkford, offers congratulations to RDEK CAO Lee-Ann Crane, on her retirement after 37 years with the organization.
Canal Flats, Cranbrook, Elkford, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood Crane takes a bow

Cranbrook’s Lee-Ann Crane had a 37-year career with the RDEK, working for the betterment of this community.

The Elk Valley Economic Initiative (EVEI) has announced that it is hosting its first economic development conference June 16 to 18 in Fernie, BC.
Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Developments, Financial, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Tourism BC communities hosting conference to attract entrepreneurs to the Elk Valley

The Elk Valley provides a diverse economy built around outdoor recreation and adventure tourism, forestry and metallurgical coal mining.

Greg and Janny of Cranbrook Search and Rescue were on hand to accept their cash award.
Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Financial Over $7,000 awarded to community groups at EKC’s AGM

Members and guests joined East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) for the financial institution’s Annual General Meeting April 22 at the Heritage Inn.

Janice Alpine is the business development officer for the Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency based in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Elkford, Invermere, Sparwood, Christina Lake, First Nations , Small Business Support for Aboriginal businesses

KABDA guides Aboriginal entrepreneurs through the stages of business from startup to expansion and succession.

Corey Kortmeyer is the acting chief of the fire department in Elkford, B.C.
Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood Elkford’s movers and shakers

Here’s a sampling of the many Elkford citizens who are making a positive difference in Elkford and throughout the Elk Valley.

Kaydia Wright is the manager of the Elkford Chamber of Commerce.
Elkford, Small Business Elkford chamber review

Kaydia Wright, a Toronto transplant, is the new manager of the Elkford Chamber of Commerce.

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.

The board of directors of the Regional District of East Kootenay is made up of representatives from eight municipalities and six electoral areas.
Canal Flats, Cranbrook, Elkford, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood RDEK at the half-century mark

Residents of rural B.C. have a voice in the administration of their areas, thanks to the province’s system of regional districts.

A highway sign with an elk on it that is part of a wildlife detection system in the Elk Valley, B.C.
Elkford, Sparwood, Environment, Transportation Elk radar will keep humans and elk safer

A pilot project of a wildlife detection system in the Elk Valley, B.C., may save lives—both human and wild

A scenic view of mountains.
Elkford, Developments, Energy Elkford identified as potential solar industry “hotspot”

National Resources Canada ranks thirteen Canadian towns as potential candidates for a solar facility.

Picture of the outside of Summit 107 FM, Cranbrook's new radio station.
Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Sparwood, Developments Summit 107 Cranbrook’s new radio station gearing up for on-air debut

The Summit 107 hopes to be operational by the end of August or early September.

People milling around at the grand opening.
Elkford, Retail Elkford’s Kootenay Market expands

Kootenay Market in Elkford, B.C., celebrated the grand opening of its new store on May 22, 2015.

mining site
Elkford, Mining Teck announces temporary shutdowns of Elk Valley Mines—staggered over summer

Shutdowns will be staggered over the summer months among the operations.

Mining truck
Elkford, Mining Greenhills wins Canadian mine safety award

Greenhills wins Canadian mine safety award at CIM 2015 Convention Gala.

workers standing in front of large SMS truck
Elkford, Education, Mining Project Heavy Duty returns to the Elk Valley

Students received Level I First Aid certification from COTR in April as part of this training.

Mine rescue competition
Elkford, Mining Mine rescue teams to compete in Elkford

The emergency responders will be on display on Saturday, May 9.

student practicing electrical wiring trade skill
Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie College of the Rockies hosts trades event for grade 9 Students

The Cranbrook Campus saw students from Cranbrook, Jaffray, Fernie and Elkford.

Drilling activity on-site at Crown Mountain during the summer of 2014
Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Mining Positive economic update on Crown Mountain Coking Coal Project

The company has released an updated report on their junior venture-backed Crown Mountain project in the Elk Valley.

Teck's smelter at Trail, B.C.
Elkford, Sparwood, Trail, Mining Teck’s stock goes on wild ride on merger speculation

Teck Resources stock soared 11% on rumours of possible merger.

Fording River via Google Earth Map
Elkford, Mining Environmental assessment certificate application review of proposed Fording River Operations

Open House and Invitation to Comment on proposed extension to Teck's Swift Project.

Elkford, B.C., is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains
Elkford, Mining, Tourism Elkford: Wild and shrewd

A remote location with excellent amenities and services makes Elkford, B.C., an appealing town in which to live, work and do business.

(L to R) Cindy Gallinger, Sharon Strom, Hugh Moore, Sean Campbell and Corien Sieders represent the Elk Valley Economic Initiative.
Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Mining, Tourism Collaborative marketing in the Elk Valley

Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford have adopted a collaborative rather than competitive approach to marketing their communities.

Dr. Alastair Nicoll, dentist, Elkford, B.C.
Elkford, Health & Wellness Big influencer from a small town

The small, remote town of Elkford, B.C., is the home of Dr. Alastair Nicoll, the next president of the Canadian Dental Association.

water protect quality
Elkford, Sparwood, Mining Teck’s Elk Valley Water Quality Plan approved

An implementation plan sets out how the company plans to achieve targets in the short-term, medium-term and long-term.

Rocky Mountain Elementary School's gutted interior
Elkford, Developments School is in

Elkford’s Rocky Mountain Elementary School has been restored after being extensively damaged by smoke in early June.


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