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Picture of Livia Lara, new manager of the Cranbrook Farmer's Market, and Erna Jensen, previous manager.
Cranbrook, Agriculture, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Cranbrook Farmer’s Market has new manager

Livia Lara will be taking over as manager of the popular downtown Cranbrook market starting in June.

Chantel Delaney is standing in front of the Sprout Grocery sign with birch tree wallpaper on the wall.
Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business Sprout Grocery is uprooted to Kimberley’s Platzl

Sprout Grocery in Kimberley, B.C., has a new owner and a new location

Marlene Vale, owner and movement facilitator at the Castle on First.
Fernie, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Marlene Vale

Seeing a need for a collaborative space, Marlene Vale got other fitness leaders on board to create an active centre that offers over 27 fitness classes a week.

Jakki Van Hemert, owner/operator of Heart & Soul Tae Kwon Do
Trail, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Jakki Van Hemert

Jakki Van Hemert’s goal is to help others overcome their own fears

A group of business women all standing together.
Cranbrook, Golden, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Financial, Health & Wellness, Real Estate, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Kootenay Business Magazine presents the 2016 list of Women in Business nominations

Kootenay Business Magazine will announce the winners of the 2016 Women in Business awards at luncheons in the East Kootenay and West Kootenay

Graphic of Arq Mountain Centre.
Cranbrook, Developments, Financial, Health & Wellness, Tourism Arq meets Indiegogo: Local climbing gym turns to crowdsource funding to finish project

The facility will feature state-of-the-art climbing walls, a fitness area, kid specific walls and playground, wellness, food and beverage.

Kari Asselin, owner and creator of OM Organics Boutique Apothecary
Invermere, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Kari Asselin

Kari Asselin creates organic skin care products.

Lars Noack, owner of Desk & Chair Office Solutions.
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business Bringing healthier workplaces to the Kootenays

Desk & Chair Office Solutions offers many practical and affordable solutions that are designed to encourage a healthy work environment.

Martina Danzer with members of her healing herd.
Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business Making magic

Martina Danzer encourages people to step off the beaten track and connect with horses on a deeply personal and spiritual level.

Picture of nurse in pink scrubs.
Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies nursing students holding Health Fair

Students at eight booths will provide information on eight different health issues with topics that will appeal to a wide audience.

As manager of Evolution Health & Fitness in Fernie, B.C., Deanne Milley has found a role that fits her interests and lifestyle
Fernie, Health & Wellness Keeping fit in life and on the job

As manager of Evolution Health & Fitness in Fernie, B.C., Deanne Milley has found a role that fits her interests and lifestyle.

An inside photo of the bikes in Soard Cycle Studio.
Fernie, Health & Wellness Take a spin

Soar Cycle Studio opens in Castle on First

Kootenay Kombucha owner Lavinia Lidstone shows off her successful keg and growler system in Ellison's Cafe in Nelson, B.C., where customers can get her delicious health drink on tap.
Nelson, Health & Wellness Business is brewing in Nelson, B.C.

For the past year Kootenay Kombucha has been winning over health-conscious people across the Kootenays and beyond with its unique flavours and growler system.

by Louis Bockner
Jamie Latkin, owner of Biggest Little Fruit Stand in Castlegar, B.C.
Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Small Business Farm-to-table freshness delivered at Biggest Little Fruit Stand

Jamie Latkin has progressed from selling asparagus from the back of his truck to a year-round store and three seasonal locations.

Chelsea McCormack strikes a standing pose in her new yoga studio, The Inner Roar.
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Celebrate being yourself

The Inner Roar is a new yoga studio in Cranbrook, B.C.

Owner Alan Bowler stands in front of his store, Root For Me, in Marysville, B.C.
Kimberley, Agriculture, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business Marysville store wins environmental award from the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce

Root For Me in Marysville, B.C., won an Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award from the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce

Owners of Fernie's Spa 901, Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley, were also recognized by Kootenay Business with an Influential Women in Business Award earlier this year.  They were winners of the Fernie Chamber's Community Tourism Achievement Award as well.
Fernie, Cuisine, Education, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Fernie Chamber holds annual awards night

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2015 Fernie Chamber of Commerce Community and Business Excellence Awards.

Tammy Bessant sits near a water fountain in front of her house in Cranbrook from which she runs her business, EarthWear.
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Retail EarthWear is all about skin care . . . naturally

EarthWear in Cranbrook has a complete line of natural skin care products

The de Vries family—Jeremy, Keely and their three daughters—stand in a field of their organic dairy farm.
Grand Forks, Agriculture, Environment, Health & Wellness Reduce your foodprint deliciously

Choosing to support farms that responsibly caretake the environment and their animals is a very positive way to spend your food dollar.

Jill Bentley-Lobban is the face of the Kimberley Centex market
Kimberley, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Small Business Favourite food store diversifies

The Kimberley Centex Market provides basics like fresh veggies and homemade bread, and more exotic items like cricket-flour bars. Yum?

Co-owner Margeaux Bauman of Kootenay Valley Water & Spas in Castlegar sits in one of the many hot tubs the store sells.
Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Retail The water store with a whole lot more

Kootenay Valley Water & Spas in Castlegar stocks hot tubs, barbecues and lots of water

Brian Riemer standing at the front desk in the office.
Trail, Health & Wellness The business of body movement

Brian Riemer is a physiotherapist and the owner of Evergreen Sports and Physical Therapy in Trail, B.C.

Minn Benedict and Bryan Beaudry sitting on a chair in the gym.
Nelson, Health & Wellness Fit for the West Kootenay

Bryan Beaudry and Minn Benedict help fellow West Kootenay residents achieve their fitness goals at REV Strength and Conditioning.

Ken Potter is the program co-ordinator, and LuAnne Oslund is the nutrition manager for Sanctuary Pre-Teen Centre in Trail, B.C.
Trail, Health & Wellness A sanctuary in Trail

The Sanctuary building in Trail, B.C., serves several purposes and several vulnerable populations.

Mark Slessor is the owner of Performance Fitness in Trail, B.C.
Trail, Health & Wellness, Small Business Customized fitness

Mark Slessor, the new owner of Performance Fitness in Trail, B.C., is offering comprehensive programs tailored to the individual.

A man is taking off his runners to stand in a lawn of grass and white flowers.
Environment, Health & Wellness Naked and grounded

Earthing is a recent health trend with numerous purported benefits

Doreen Cardwell completed the Happiness Survey in Creston, B.C.
Creston, Education, Health & Wellness Happiness matters

A happiness survey done recently in Creston revealed what’s good and what’s not so good in its citizens’ quality of life.

Mike and Heather Vigna are the force behind a new gymnastics centre being built in Creston, B.C.
Creston, Developments, Health & Wellness, Small Business New gym for Creston

Thanks to Mike Vigna, the Creston Valley Gymnastics Club is looking forward to having a large new facility.

Picture of little girl, mother and doctor
Cranbrook, Developments, Education, Financial, Forestry, Health & Wellness “GP for Me” one of three projects to receive funding

Three projects in the RDEK’s Central Subregion receive funding through the Central East Kootenay Community Directed Funds (CEKCDF) Program.

Christie Kennedy of Core Fitness in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Christie Kennedy, fit to influence

Christie Kennedy of Core Fitness in Cranbrook is one of Kootenay Business magazine's Influential Women in Business, 2015.

Jennifer De Pippo
Cranbrook, Christina Lake, Health & Wellness Help Jennifer De Pippo reach the Paralympics

Tickets are available at Lotus Books, on-line at SNAP East Kootenay and direct from Jennifer De Pippo.

Nicole Du Vent sits on her countertop in her new health food store, Eat Pure Mountain Market, in Golden.
Golden, Health & Wellness A new health hub

A new health food store opened in Golden in December: Eat Pure Mountain Market

The Board of Directors of the PacificSport Columbia Basin Society
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness New resource for sport and physical activity in the region

The Trust and ViaSport are providing $1.1 million.

Physical Lit group
Cranbrook, Environment, Health & Wellness COTR and SD5 project receives ViaSport grant

ViaSport will be awarding a grant of $14,560 to support an ongoing applied research project by College of the Rockies and Steeples Elementary school.

Laura Oleksow (L) and Jessica Riley (R) are the new owners of Spa 901.
Fernie, Health & Wellness New owners at Spa 901

Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley are enthusiastic and excited to be taking over the ownership of Spa 901

Jessica Riley (R) and Laura Oleksow (L), the new owners of Spa 901, in Fernie, B.C.
Fernie, Health & Wellness Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley are the new owners of Spa 901

Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley are enthusiastic and excited to be taking over the ownership of Spa 901

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.

Logo for Kaslo Sourdough and Pasta Fermentata
Kaslo, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Sourdough goodness

Sourdough may be a good option for those with wheat sensitivity, and Kaslo Sourdough now makes sourdough pasta as well as breads.

Therapist J. Tomas Gonzalez demonstrating magnetic therapy on a patient.
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness What is biomagnetic therapy?

An alternative approach to medicine looks for the root cause of pathologies.

Kids enjoying trails at Tipi Camp
Education, Health & Wellness Crawford Bay’s Tipi Camp get $10K from BC Hydro

The $10,000 award will directly enhance several aspects of Tipi Camp’s WISE Programs.

Rendition of East Kootenay Regional Hospital – ICU Project Update
Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness East Kootenay Regional Hospital – ICU Project Update

New intensive care unit (ICU) and major electrical upgrades to East Kootenay Regional Hospital well underway.

Steve Macdonald, co-owner, Train Hard, Live Easy.
Health & Wellness Fitness for real life

It began as one man’s four-week commitment to help people get fit. Today it’s a unique, no-frills gym with a wait list of clients seeking total fitness.

by Trina Ayling
Kootenay Therapy Centre logo
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Kootenay Therapy Centre moves

A new location for Kootenay Therapy means expanded services for its clients

Pharmasave personnel (L to R) are: Jennifer Dickie, front store associate; Lesley Varga, pharmacy assistant; Andrew Rutledge, franchise owner; and Jonathan Blacklock, pharmacist
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Pharmasave times two

Pharmasave is a welcome addition to the health care support available at the Cranbrook Mall

New location of Kootenay Therapy Center
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness New location for Kootenay Therapy Center

Another tenant for the Baker Street Professional Centre.

New Pharmasave location
Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness Pharmasave Cranbrook opens second location

A new tenant open its doors last month in the Baker Street Professional and Medical Centre in Cranbrook.

Tilia Botanicals in Creston BC
Creston, Health & Wellness A blossoming business

Tilia Botanicals in Creston has been doing exceptionally well, and there are plenty of plans for the future.

Myra Duff in Castlegar
Castlegar, Health & Wellness Making a move

Yoga by Myra has moved to a new location, in Castlegar, B.C.

A young woman operates a vehicle while talking on a cell phone.
Health & Wellness, Technology Distracted driving: changes in B.C.

Increased enforcement penalties and an awareness campaign are being implemented in B.C. to help combat the issue of distracted driving.


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