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Two women high-five while sitting across from each other at desks.
East Kootenay, Golden, Small Business Get going to Golden’s new Go-Lab Co-working Space

Marloes van Lent, founder and owner of Go-Lab Co-working Space, has created a collaborative location for entrepreneurs to gather in Golden, B.C.

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Distant view of Wandering Fern mobile cafe.
East Kootenay, Golden, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Caffeine meets adventure at the Wandering Fern Café

The Wandering Fern Café in Golden can help make your event memorable and fun

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A large crew of men and one dog are lined up in a large vee in front of a shop. Rexxy, the dog, is the most distracting crew member. He shows true professionalism when welcoming people to the shop.
East Kootenay, Golden A pop-up café and helicopter elopements were commended at the Kicking Horse Chamber

The Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce handed out 16 awards at its annual Community Excellence Awards ceremony.

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Derek Bannister wears a black jacket and sunglasses.
East Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Retail 20-year-old powersports business expands in Golden

Storage space for "toys" is part of Banner Recreation & Marine's new business model for the Golden Visitor Centre

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Artist's rendition of Oso building development in Golden.
East Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Real Estate Innovative development part of revitalizing Golden’s downtown

The Oso development will be a vibrant mix of residential, commercial and tourist uses all wrapped up in an eco-friendly building

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Bona Fide, in Golden, B.C., supplies locals (and online customers) find quality gifts for their feminine family members and friends.
East Kootenay, Golden, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Bona Fide in Golden, brings a big city feel

Morgan Jmaiff’s new business offers locals Canadian-owned brands, locally-made vendors and access to eco-friendly companies.

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Noemie Roy, owner of Thread the Needle, is a professionally trained seamstress who works to repair customers’ well-loved items to their former glory.
East Kootenay, Golden, Environment, Small Business Thread the Needle in Golden, B.C., gives your gear a second life

Noemie Roy, owner of Thread the Needle in Golden, B.C., offers clients a chance to repair and restore their well-loved outdoor gear.

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Shawn Bethune, executive director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce, is winter-ready in his toque, full beard and winter gear.
East Kootenay, Golden, Small Business New ED for Golden, B.C., chamber

Shawn Bethune is adding his support to province-wide efforts to alleviate the critical shortage in rental housing.

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Artist's rendition of Fairfield Inn and Suites.
East 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

Bee sitting on clump of yellow flowers.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, Kimberley, West Kootenay, 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

Little girl dressed in pink using a computer.
East Kootenay, Golden, Fernie, West Kootenay, Slocan, Financial, Technology Public spaces add state-of-the-art technology

Nine communities receive over $613,000 from the Trust’s Community Technology Program

40 under 40 logo with
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Golden, Grand Forks 40 under 40: The West Kootenay/Boundary list

Meet the West Kootenay and Boundary region nominees for our 40 under 40 list.

Jon Wilsgard is the CAO for the Town of Golden, B.C.
East Kootenay, Golden, Developments Golden embraces development

Golden, B.C., is looking at implementing a more structured, formalized approach to economic development.

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Brittney Dickson (on left) takes some women out for a ride during one of Stay Wild Backcountry Skills’ Ladies Sled Shred Camps.
East Kootenay, Golden, Small Business, Tourism A Golden business idea

Brittney Dickson, owner, lead instructor and coach for sled and touring camps at Stay Wild Backcountry Skills in Golden, B.C., teaches courses for women

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Jordan Aasland and Rusty Cox of Fisher Peak Brewing Company at the BC Beer Awards.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, West Kootenay, 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.

Jason Jones of LARCH Landscape Architecture + Authentic Mountain Design in Golden, B.C., and a background of trees.
East Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Environment, Small Business Larch Landscape Architecture + Authentic Mountain Design mimics natural beauty in Golden, B.C.

Larch Landscape Architecture + Authentic Mountain Design specializes in landscape architecture, environmental planning and design in Golden, B.C.

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Fifteen Health Care Assistant students at College of the Rockies’ Golden campus are preparing to help fill the demand for HCAs in the region.
East Kootenay, Golden, Education, Health & Wellness College Health Care Students Gain Valuable Skills

Three academic programs are being offered at the Golden campus in 2018/2019

Bridge installation steps done by Galena Contractors on the Columbia West Bridge.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nakusp, Revelstoke, Trail, Golden, 50 companies 2018 top companies profiled

These are three businesses that made our top 50 list in 2018.

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John Jarman (L), operations manager at Canadian Timberframes Ltd., with two crew members
East Kootenay, Golden Jarman joins CTF

John Jarman brings extensive international expertise to his new position as the operations manager at Canadian Timberframes Ltd.

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This retrofitted Canadian Linen van is home to Columbia River Catering Co.
East 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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Ron Oszust, the mayor of Golden, B.C., enjoys a quiet moment outdoors
East Kootenay, Golden Golden 2018: growing strong

Formulating policies, allocating funds, managing assets and infrastructure—it’s all in a day’s work for Golden’s town council.

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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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Alannah Knapp and volunteer Linda Niemi stand in front of the Little Mittens Animal  Rescue Association's building.
West Kootenay, Golden, Animal Care Little Mittens Animal Rescue in Golden, B.C. keeps strays off the streets

Little Mittens Animal Rescue Association in Golden, B.C. puts animals first and helps them to find forever homes.

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Magi Scallion of Magi Scallion Professional Services in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Kootenay Influencers Influencers in Golden

We’re compiling an archive of information about the treasury of business people whose support and expertise are available in Golden, B.C.

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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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Shelly Wadden, executive director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce
West Kootenay, Golden, Small Business Kicking Horse Country chamber, 2018

The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce has a new website in the works and a rich agenda of training sessions coming up.

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Kendyn Mackenzie, bearded and wearing a baseball hat, stands behind the glass showcase in his ice cream shop, offering a huge pink ice cream cone
West Kootenay, Golden, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism Yaldilicious yummies

For a refreshing ice cream treat or a comforting bowl of soup—or both—visit Yaldilicious in Golden, B.C.

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Picture of Golden's Whitetooth Brewing Company beer.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine Kootenay craft breweries capture medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards

The Canadian Brewing Awards is Canada’s national competition for judging the quality of Canadian manufactured beer.

Amber (Wood) Granter (left) and Sherry Devlin.
East Kootenay, Golden, Radium Hot Springs, West Kootenay, Real Estate C21 Rockies Realty welcome two new realtors

Both new realtors can be contacted through the Rockies Realty Century 21 office in Radium Hot Springs.

A headshot of Scott Wilson, owner of Grassroots Environmental Services in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Environment Aquatic biologist Scott Wilson whistles while he works … most of the time

Owner of Grassroots Environmental Services in Golden, Scott Wilson can encounter anything while out protecting waterways … even wolves

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Kristie Norquay smiles for a photo
West Kootenay, Golden, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Kristie Norquay

Kristie Norquay takes a holistic approach to wellness, integrating yoga philosophy with physiotherapy at Element Therapeutics and Golden Lotus Yoga Studio

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Ned Johnson of Innovation Building Group and Vidorra Developments, plans to build a mixed commercial and residential building in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments High-quality housing for Golden

Ned Johnson of Vidorra Developments in Golden hopes to break ground on the Oso rental apartment project in 2018.

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This is an artist's rendering of the proposed Kicking Horse River Dike Improvement Project in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Mining, Real Estate Good news from Golden

Golden is seeing more tourists year round, a significant increase in housing starts and responsible improvements in infrastructure.

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Photo of Golden Installations building.
East Kootenay, Golden, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business Golden Installations on the move

Golden Installations has been in business for over 47 years in the Upper Columbia Valley.

The Kootenay Columbia region's total property assessments increased from $38.6 billion in 2017 to $40.87 billion this year.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, Fernie, Invermere, West Kootenay, Nelson, Real Estate Top 25 most expensive residential properties in the Kootenays (by assessed value)

Invermere leads the way with the highest assessed value for a property in the Kootenay Columbia region.

The Kicking Horse River pedestrian bridge has undergone a significant restoration to replace rotting timbers and prevent further water damage.
West Kootenay, Golden, Tourism Golden pedestrian bridge restored

Restoration of the timber-frame bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River restores convenient access for pedestrians and cyclists.

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The Whitetooth Brewery in Golden, B.C.
East Kootenay, Golden, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Golden’s Whitetooth Brewery expands

Described as a modest expansion, Whitetooth added two new tanks in November 2017.

Dr. Rebecca Kolbenson took over the Golden Optometric Clinic in Golden, B.C., in 2013.
West Kootenay, Golden, Health & Wellness, Top 10 Business People Dr. Rebecca Kolbenson

The Golden Optometric clinic received the 2017 Professional Service Excellence Award from the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce.

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Lolli and David Gagnon of Golden, B.C., display two awards presented to their business, Higher Ground Sports.
West Kootenay, Golden, Retail, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Higher Ground Sports takes the high road

Lolli and David Gagnon have founded a business and a not-for-profit organization that support the community of Golden, B.C.

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The Export Navigator pilot project offers workshops for businesses new to the complexities of exporting goods and services.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Trail, Education, Small Business Training for exporters

If you own or manage a small business that is ready to expand into markets outside of British Columbia, this free workshop can help.

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Dave Higginson and Juniper Kelly, business owners, and Ben Demers, are the front-line team at Hig & Son Automotive Repair in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Golden’s influential mechanic

Hig & Son Automotive Repair operates on principles of honesty and reliability. We’d call that influential.

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The Whitetooth Brewing Co., in Golden was recognized as the New Business of the Year in the Chamber's Business Excellence awards, along with 13 other businesses or individuals.
West Kootenay, Golden, Retail, Small Business Golden Chamber presents Business Excellence Awards

The Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce hosted a gala dinner event and presented 14 awards in a variety of categories.

Exterior of the attractive new VISAH.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Golden’s new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre is good to go

Kootenay Business magazine had the opportunity to tour the new Golden Visitor Centre recently.

Karen Cathcart is the administrator of the Golden campus of College of the Rockies and the director of Area A (rural Golden) in the CSRD.
West Kootenay, Golden, Education, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Influence and administration in Golden

Karen Cathcart is the administrator of the Golden campus of College of the Rockies, and she’s also the director for Area A (CSRD).

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The Columbia Valley's new Economic Development Officer is Ryan Watmough
East Kootenay, Golden, Invermere, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial Ryan Watmough is the new Economic Development Officer for the Columbia Valley

Ryan Watmough has recently been hired by the Regional District of East Kootenay to be the new Economic Development Officer

Parker Vaile (L) and Jordan Peterson (R) are owner-operators of VP Waste Solutions in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Cleaning up in Golden

VP Waste Solutions of Golden, B.C., is a star in the unglamorous realm of waste management.

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Jeff and Stephanie Bowes took full ownership of Canadian Timberframes Ltd. in Golden, B.C., on January 1, 2017.
West Kootenay, Golden, Forestry, Kootenay Influencers Top of the timberframe game

Canadian Timberframes Ltd., of Golden, B.C., is winning building contracts in some of the most prestigious areas in North America.

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Adults learn in a classroom
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Revelstoke, Education, Small Business Workshops to address common non-profit needs

Columbia Basin Trust offers workshops this fall through its non-profit advisors program

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