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An artist's rendition of the proposed Revelstoke Adventure Park (RAP).
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Massive new Revelstoke Adventure Park being proposed

Revelstoke’s Black Tie Properties is looking at developing a massive new adventure park near Revelstoke, fronting the busy Trans-Canada Highway.

Girl on bike riding in downtown Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Two new craft distilleries planned for Fernie

Fernie Distillers Inc. and Lost Boys Distilling Company may be two new additions to the Fernie business community.

Canada Border Services Agency is an employer exhibitor participating in Selkirk College Career & Education Fair.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Technology, Tourism Selkirk College Career & Education Fair makes employment connection

“Our employer exhibitors find the Career Fair a valuable venue to recruit to their organization or business,” says Amy Byers, College Recruitment Specialist.

Small-town Rossland on a winter's day.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Rossland, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Kaslo and Rossland listed as 2 of 17 Canadian places you must visit in 2017

“It’s a new year and we hope you put “travel more” on the top of your to-do list,” states Expedia.

Andy Cohen is the general manager of Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Fernie’s long-time supporter

As a people person, networker, relationship builder and idea guy, Fernie’s Andy Cohen uses his influence to benefit the East Kootenay region.

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Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn and Caitlin Berkhiem are the owners of Soulfood restaurant in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook’s Soulfood

Exquisite, ethical edibles are the trademark of Cranbrook’s Soulfood restaurant.

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Picture of table with various bottles of olive oils on it.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business Olives Unstuffed Tasting House opens in Kimberley

Are you a foodie? Then be sure to check out Kimberley's newest storefront, the Olives Unstuffed Tasting House, purveyor of speciality olive oils and vinegars.

Heidi Romich, owner of Cranbrook's popular Heidout Restaurant and Brewpub.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Top 5 Small Business BC Finalists announced—Cranbrook’s Heidout makes the list

The Small Business BC Awards is the largest small business awards competition in the province.

Night view of downtown Kaslo.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Kaslo set to welcome Angry Hen Brewing Company

The owners of the new brewery are hoping to be operational by mid-2017.

Top 20 list logo.
East Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Top 20 largest hotels in the East Kootenays

With a surge in tourism travel, the hospitality sector is a dynamic and growing part of the Kootenay business community.

Artist's rendition of the proposed updates to the exterior of Tamarack Centre.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Major renovations coming to Cranbrook’s Tamarack Shopping Centre in 2017

The largest shopping centre in the Kootenays, Tamarack Centre first opened in 1977.

Picture of Bob Falle holding the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Ski Council.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Selkirk College’s Bob Falle honoured with Canadian Ski Council Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Falle is a dedicated outdoor recreation and tourism professional on staff at Selkirk College for over 25 years.

Entrance to the new Kootenay Co-op.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Retail Take a photo tour of the new Kootenay Co-op location in Nelson

The new space for Kootenay Co-op in Nelson is a welcoming and spacious spot for shopping and socializing.

Amy Nunn-Stewart.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Amy Nunn-Stewart new Director of Sales and Marketing at Prestige Hotels and Resorts

Prestige Hotels and Resorts owns several properties in the Kootenays, including the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook.

Gerry Taft, mayor of Invermere.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Invermere mayor sells café and gelato business

Owner of his gelato shop-cafe business since May 2004, Gerry thanked valley residents and visitors for their support and his staff for their hard work.

Dr. Mark Colgate.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business 4 Moments of Power – Seminar in Fernie

Sign up now for this world class training session with Dr. Mark Colgate, award winning professor at UVic's Gustavson School of Business.

Owner of Mexican restaurant Taqueria el Corazon, Betty Gutierrez.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Taqueria el Corazon restaurant opens in Kaslo

Taqueria el Corazon started as a food truck, but recently, owner Betty Gutierrez decided to put down roots and set up a brick and mortar location.

Two students pose for a photo at the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism 40+ booths to explore at the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair

The College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair will be in the school’s gymnasium March 8, 2017. Here are the exhibitors that will be on location.

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Kimberley's SunMine.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Technology Kimberley puts SunMine and Conference Centre up for sale

The City of Kimberley has not set an asking price for either SunMine or the Kimberley Conference at this point.

Gail and Lorne Knutson stand in front of the  duplex that contains their bed-and-breakfast suite, B&B@228 in Kimberley, B.C.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism An alpine B&B at the base of the Kimberley Alpine Resort

The [email protected] in Kimberley, B.C., gets lots of its business from its Airbnb listing

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Graphic of the Kootenay Authors Book Fair.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality World-renowned adventurer Jon Turk to headline Kootenay Authors Book Fair

The Kootenay Authors Book Fair and Sale will give you an opportunity to meet with a variety of local authors, ask questions and get signed editions as well.

The Stemwinder Chalet offers luxurious but very affordable group accommodation at Kimberley's ski hill.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Simply Kimberley acquires Stemwinder Chalet

The Stemwinder Chalet at Kimberley’s ski hill offers luxury accommodation at a great price for groups of up to 16.

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Scenic view of gondola.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism, Transportation Silver King Skyride proposed for Nelson

The non-profit organization called Silver King Skyride Development Association is made up of 6 local area residents.

Fernie Brewing Company jumped to the top of the list with sales of $2,9 million, up 41% from 2015.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Kootenay Craft Beer and Estate Winery Sector generates over $9.1M in revenue—up 36%

The craft beer and estate winery sector continues to grow rapidly in the Kootenay/Columbia region.

Dr. Stan Chung, College of the Rockies Vice President, Academic and Applied Research, and local author.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality College of the Rockies VP holding book launch

Dr. Stan Chung is a regular column contributor to the Kootenay News Advertiser and other publications.

Gina Martin.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality Cranbrook’s Gina Martin now TV news anchor in Alberta

She was the Game Day Host at the WHL’s Kootenay Ice home games, emceed special events like the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo and did regular reporting for Shaw TV

Island Lake Resort offers cat-skiing options that are anything but ordinary.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism An untapped wilderness awaits

Two Fernie videos are showcasing its rarest locations

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(L to R) Marke Dickson and Steve Paccagnan of Panorama Mountain Resort accept the award for North American Resort of the Year in London, U.K., at The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality The best ski resort in North America is right here in the Kootenays

Panorama Mountain Resort named North American Resort of the Year at the World Snow Awards

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Sign for Backroads Brewing Company.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Award winning brewer Mike Kelly joins Nelson’s new Backroads Brewing Co.

Backroads Brewing Company is a start-up brewery located in the heart of Baker Street, in downtown Nelson.

Picture of Gord Demaniuk.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Keeping it in the family at Fernie Brewing Co.

One staff member who undoubtedly was pivotal to the team for the last 5 years, was Fernie’s Brewmaster Gord Demaniuk.

Picture of the mountain coaster at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Revelstoke’s Mountain Coaster smashes projections with over 100,000 riders in its first season

"Give people something exciting to do and new to experience," says Nico Leenders, marketing manager at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) in Revelstoke.

Logo for the Elk Valley Ultra Race.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Tourism Welcome to the Elk Valley Ultra – Fernie, BC

Stag Leap Running Co. launched as an online trail running resource in April 2016, aiming to build a trail running community in the mountain town of Fernie, B.C.

Picture of scaffolds lining the street in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Nelson hotels see major investment in renovations and upgrades

Both the Hume Hotel and the Best Western Baker Street Inn are getting facelifts.

Picture of guest ranch.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Animal Care, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Top 10 most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays — Fall 2016 edition

From pub and restaurants to guest ranches and pet stores the Kootenays definitely has a unique line up of business ventures for sale.

The Farm Fresh Cafe getting ready to open in the Savoy Hotel in downtown Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism New Savoy Hotel sparkles in downtown Nelson

The revamped hotel features a high-end restaurant/lounge, craft beer facility, a nighclub and the new front-of-house bistro, The Farm Fresh Cafe.

Tom Lymbery's new book is now available at local book stores throughout the Kootenays.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality Tom’s Gray Creek Part II—a Kootenay Lake memoir, 1946 to 1980

The story is told by Tom Lymbery who was raised in the Gray Creek general store.

Picture of campground next to river.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism Over $2 million parsed out to Resort Municipalities in Kootenays

Communities in the Columbia Basin Trust catchment area (Kootenay/Columbia) were major beneficiaries.

Movie poster for Deepwater Horizon.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality What’s the Cranbrook connection to the new blockbuster movie “Deepwater Horizon”?

Deepwater Horizon is the big-screen dramatization of the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

Skiers at Kimberley Alpine Resort are silhouetted in the pristine morning light.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Beautiful, accessible Kimberley

Tourism Kimberley is busy spreading the word about the small city’s charm, character and extensive, high-quality amenities.

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Picture of Skip Fennessy, holding picture of proposed Cranbrook arches.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Skip Fennessy proposes arches for Cranbrook east entrance

Cranbrook Arches East—will they ever become a reality?

Elana Rosenfeld is the CEO of Kicking Horse Coffee based in Invermere.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Fifteen coffee roasters/producers in Kootenay Region

It's National Coffee Day on September 29 - celebrate with a cup of java from one of these Kootenay-based purveyors.

An artist's rendition of the Ramada Inn complex slated for Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Another 187 hotel rooms slated to be built in Revelstoke

Four different groups have applied and received approval to build more hotel rooms in the city located along busy Highway #1.

Thom Tischik of the Revelstoke Accommodation Association works closely with Meghan Tabor of Tourism Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Riding high in Revy

The Pipe Mountain Coaster, mountain biking and membership in the Mountain Collective are hot attractions for visitors to Revelstoke.

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Employees of the Fernie Brewing Company hold up a cheque for the Fernie Friends for Friends.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial “Cheers to Charity!” promotion helps Fernie community groups

For $5, visitors to the Fernie Brewing Company tasting room can try a paddle of four beers, from the daily tap lineup—all money goes to charity.

Mike Delich and Angela Morgan at the award winning Snow Creek Cabins in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Tourism Internationally inspired home building

Contemporary quality designs characterize Fernie Vacation Properties.

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.

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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David MacGillivray, new instructor at Selkirk College.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Selkirk College welcomes hospitality industry powerhouse to faculty

This autumn, Selkirk College welcomes David MacGillivray to its faculty as a new full-time instructor for the Resort & Hotel Management (RHOT) Program.

Picture of skier standing on mountainside with view of distant mountains and clouds.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Real Estate, Tourism RED Mountain makes history to secure future via equity crowdfunding

RED Mountain is bucking the trend of MegaResort mergers and acquisitions and taking its next capital campaign to the people via equity crowdfunding.

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