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Jordan Aasland and Rusty Cox of Fisher Peak Brewing Company at the BC Beer Awards.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Three Kootenay-based craft breweries win at BC Beer Awards

Golden’s Whitetooth captured two first place awards and Cranbrook’s Fisher Brewing Company and Nelson Brewing Company won one each.

Nicole Fricot, new Chief Executive Officer for Mica Heliskiing.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality Nicole Fricot new CEO of Revelstoke’s Mica Heliskiing

Mica Heliskiing is a backcountry heliskiing lodge located on Kinbasket Lake across from Mica Dam in British Columbia, Canada.

Jennifer and Josh McLafferty are the owners of Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery, a certified organic distillery in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery: An unlikely story

A bad business deal and a bucket of molasses were the inspiration for a spirited new business in Revelstoke, B.C.

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Pictured left to right:  Douglas McIntosh, Janice Alpine, Mike McPhee, Charmaine Richter, Barry Zwueste, Mike Smith, Andrea Tubbs  Absent:  Tom Rosner, Tyler Beckley
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Kootenay Rockies Tourism - a successful 41st AGM & conference

Over the course of two days, the 130 delegates heard many inspirational and informative sessions on a variety of industry topics

A modern and spacious room in The Josie, Rossland's newest destination hotel located at the base of Red Mountain.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Rossland’s newest ski-in, ski-out hotel set to open

Boutique accommodations meet authentic Red Mountain adventure at The Josie

Jonah Jones and Megan Moore each put on a scowl for the camera, all in fun.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Jones Distilling leads revitalization of former Revelstoke schoolhouse

A variety of businesses and services have taken up residence in a beautifully converted heritage schoolhouse in Revelstoke.

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Lane and Meadow storefront.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Lane and Meadow comes to Cranbrook

An exciting new home decor store is set to open in downtown Cranbrook

The Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism KR Tourism to hold AGM in Cranbrook

Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association will hold their annual Tourism Industry Conference in Cranbrook at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort October 15th and 16th

Vince Tucker from Hypertherm demonstrates the design capabilities of a plasma cutter.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Technology College of the Rockies News and Notes

The College of the Rockies recently held a Trade Expo at the new Patterson Hall facility, and hosted an alumni weekend for former athletes

Starbelly Jam Performance from 2018 summer event.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance announces 2018-2019 funded projects

Over 150 arts and culture projects—including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour—have received a total of $751,000 in funding support for the 2018-19 season

Dustin Roskam is the owner of Peak Axe Throwing Inc. in downtown Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Recreation-style axe throwing

For indoor entertainment and exercise, try out Peak Axe Throwing in Revelstoke.

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Jana Thompson, executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, finds her job exciting, satisfying and fun.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Revelstoke chamber update, 2018

The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce advocates for the business community on critical issues and promotes community fun and cultural events.

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Picture of sculptor Paul Reimer.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality New Paul Reimer metal and rock sculpture slated for Idlewild Park

The new hand-forged iron sculpture will be inspired by Joseph Creek flowing through the City of Cranbrook

Storefront of Circle Health Food in Invermere.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Invermere’s Circle Health Food and Café purchased by Kimberley’s Jill Bentley

Stoke Cold Pressed Juice has been a regular supplier to Circle Health Food & Café and owner Jill Bentley see this as a natural gateway to expand their business

This retrofitted Canadian Linen van is home to Columbia River Catering Co.
West Kootenay, Golden, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Columbia River Catering Co.: A kind of love story

This is about Dan Bracko’s long-standing passion to create wonderful, beautiful, memorable food—and there’s a love story here, too.

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The crew of Extreme Yeti Adventures poses in front of a plane with their skydiving mascot.
West Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Free fallin’ with Extreme Yeti Adventures in Golden B.C.

Reach new heights and high speeds while tandem skydiving with Extreme Yeti Skydiving.

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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

Freeride World Tour medalists show some joy atop the podium.
West Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Prime time for tourism in Golden, B.C.

Tourism Golden is building Golden’s global reputation for world-class recreation, and managing everyday services for on-the-spot visitors.

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The interior of new Radium Hot Springs Public Library is spacious, with a dedicated area for children and a cozy reading space for adults.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Radium celebrates grand opening of Community Centre/Library

Radium holds the official grand opening of its new Community Centre and Library this Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Tylene Turner, Jaime Gordon and Duane Funk are the powers behind Green Door Catering in Kimberley, B.C.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business The many sides of Green Door Catering

Creativity, versatility, reliability, a cheerful attitude and great food are a winning combination for Green Door Catering.

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Dennis Djonlich is the owner of the Vogue Theatre in Fernie, B.C. (L to R) Junah, Cedar, Roxana, Dennis and Norah Djonlich.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Best of Business Fernie’s movie theatre is still in vogue

Dennis Djonlich, owner of the Vogue Theatre in Fernie, B.C., has brought the century-old theatre into the modern age

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Sienna Estes Jewelry Design – Series of 5 rings.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Columbia Basin Culture Tour – August 11 & 12, 2018

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event.

Sign announcing construction of hostel.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism RED Mountain constructing a new modern hostel

RED Mountain Ventures and Columbia Basin Trust announce their partnership to construct a new modern hostel at the base of RED Mountain Resort

A vista shot of the Creston Valley
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Riondel, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism A new brand of tourism: Creston Valley-Kootenay Lake Route

A new tourism brand has surfaced that unites the Creston Valley and the Kootenay Lake area to create a collective campaign for the ages.

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Owners Gabriele and Frank Lorenz are standing in front of the Lido Motel in Radium Hot Springs, B.C.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Energy, Entertainment and Hospitality The Lido Motel in Radium Hot Springs, B.C., has your values at heart

Green travellers are enthusiastically welcomed at the Lido Motel in Radium Hot Springs, B.C.

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Fernie Brewing Company is at the top of the list with beer sales hitting just over $4 million and up over $1 million or 41% from the 2016.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Kootenay Craft Beer and Wine Sectors Generates $10.92 million in sales in 2017

The craft beer and estate wine market is continuing to show impressive growth in the Kootenays.

Two combatants duke it out in the fenced-in battle arena.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality Kimberley regales in Medieval merriment

Take a look at the sights and sounds from the fourth Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Festival in this photo and video essay

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Greg Eaton, Tamara Mercandelli, Caitlin Berkhiem and Christel Hagn, outside Cranbrook’s Historic Baker Hotel.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Soulfood relocating to historic Baker Hotel this fall

In the new location, Soulfood plans to highlight their gourmet coffee bar as well as their organic wine and craft cocktail bar.

Kootenay Ice GM Matt Cockell is focused on community engagement, especially as the team celebrates 20 years in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality One year later: An update on the new Kootenay Ice regime

Matt Cockell, general manager of the Kootenay Ice, discusses team pride and the club’s “Our Ice” campaign

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A scenic view of the poolside at the Copper Point Resort in Invermere, BC.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Invermere’s Copper Point Resort changes hands

Copper Point Resort, located just off busy Highway 95/93, caters to golfers, skiers, business meetings, conferences and the independent traveler.

Remi Cardinal, owner of Red Bird Estate Winery in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality Red Bird Estate Winery — Creston’s newest Vineyard and Winery

Red Bird Estate Winery is owned and operated by Shannon and Remi Cardinal.

West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Finally, the perfect thyme and the right plate

Taking home four golds from our Best Places to Eat and Drink Awards, The Thyme and Plate is a cut above the rest—and they’ve only been open for nine months.

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The Cranbrook Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort opened in 1999. It was the third location to open in the Kootenays, two years after the opening in Nelson, B.C.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism 25 years of Prestige

Prestige Hotels and Resorts is been known for its excellent service and comfortable accommodations. The company has stuck to these values for 25 years.

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Shauntelle Nelson is the current owner/operator of Mugshots Café in Fernie, B.C. She has been there for 10 years now and finds that the relationships she builds with her staff and customers make coming to work every day a little bit better.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Line up to get your Mugshots

This cafe is serving up a different kind of mugshots in Fernie, B.C. You won’t mind standing in a lineup for these.

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Nicholas and Wendy Fominoff take great pride in what they make and can’t wait to share that experience with everyone who comes to visit.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Slocan, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism This Winlaw bakery is worth driving for

Nicholas and Wendy Fominoff have set their family’s bakery apart with their handmade treats and lunches. Here is what makes their place so special.

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Stuart Cope and Crystal Leonard hope to continue on the mission Gerry Taft first set upon when he opened Gerry’s Gelati in Invermere 14 years ago.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Do you wanti some gelati?

The new owners of Gerry’s Gelati in Invermere, B.C., have found the secret recipe for success.

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Ernest Blackmore heads up the exceptional team at the Cranbrook Arby's fast-food restaurant.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Cranbrook’s Arby’s: simply the best

The Cranbrook Arby’s is providing the best customer satisfaction in the entire Arby’s franchise. Nice going, team!

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The sow and her babies were the fair’s big hit out of the many attractions that appeared at last year’s fair.
East Kootenay, Creston, Fairmont Hot Springs, Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism 100 years of fall fair fun

Here is how the community plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Creston Valley Fall Fair.

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Terry Schneider, president of Prestige Hotels and Resorts.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Podcast: One-on-one with Terry Schneider, president of Prestige Hotels and Resorts

The president of Prestige Hotels and Resorts shares with Kootenay Business some of the company’s significant milestones in its 25th year of business.

Four smiling, bearded young men: Ian McCann, Doug Wagner, Jesse Roberts and Fred Williams, are the team that oversees operations at Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Hotspot: Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap

Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap is Cranbrook’s newest gastropub and craft beer taphouse, located in a cleverly converted fire hall on 11th Avenue South.

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An archery round from last year’s games in Vernon, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Get your head in the games–the 55+ B.C. Games that is!

With many people coming to Cranbrook and Kimberley for the 55+ B.C. Games, local businesses should see a boom. Here's how businesses can get involved.

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The former Kootenay Hotel in Creston has been transformed, from top to bottom, into Casey's Community House.
East Kootenay, Creston, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Casey’s Community House brings the “wow” factor to Creston

Casey’s Community House is a new restaurant in a beautifully refurbished heritage building in downtown Creston.

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Full Curl is the first book in the Jenny Willson Mystery Series by Cranbrook author, Dave Butler.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality Full Curl by Cranbrook’s Dave Butler wins the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel

Published in September 2017, Full Curl is the first book in the Jenny Willson Mystery Series that features park warden Jenny Willson.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Breweries to visit—Kootenay style!

Our region is home to some amazing local breweries. Here are a few of our top choices.

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An artist's rendition of the proposed Fairfield Inn in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism New 87-room Fairfield Inn proposed for Revelstoke

According the development application to the City of Revelstoke, the six-storey structure would be built along the Trans-Canada Highway, next to the Ramada.

Balfour Golf Course
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Take a 2018 swing through the Kootenays + the Crowsnest Pass

More and more local and visiting golfers are embarking on a golfing circle tour through the Kootenays, making stops at their favourite courses along the way.

Graphic for Historical Federation Conference.
West Kootenay, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality History conference at Nakusp features speakers

The annual 3-day B.C. Historical Federation Conference takes place this year May 24 - 26 at Nakusp.

An artist's rendition of the new Neapolitan-style pizzeria.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality New Neapolitan style pizzeria coming to Nelson’s Baker Street

A complete floor-to-ceiling renovation of the space is currently underway as it is transformed into a new Neapolitan-inspired pizzeria.

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