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Brendan Murray-Nellis stands with evergreen forest, mountains and sky behind him
Kaslo, Health & Wellness Inspired by disaster

The community of Kaslo, B.C., has welcomed Brendan Murray-Nellis and his Raven Acupuncture clinic.

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Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business New organic store in Cranbrook proving to be a real hit

From the Ground Up Organics is one of Cranbrook's newest businesses and though only open for few months the store is proving very popular with area consumers.

Kimberley, Health & Wellness Heating up

One Love Hot Yoga studio in Kimberley, BC

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Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Health & Wellness Active Balance Chiropractic: It’s good to be back…in Nelson

Active Balance Chiropractic is excited to announce the opening of their practice on Baker Street in downtown Nelson.

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Kimberley, Developments, Health & Wellness New pharmacy set to open in Marysville

A brand new Remedy’s Rx local drugstore set to open in the Marysville community.

Harmony Hair and Day Spa in Kimberley, BC
Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business New name, new staff, same location

Pat Johnson has been running a home-based business in Kimberley for the past 15 years, and cutting people's hair for twice that long.

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Fernie, Health & Wellness Fernie welcomes two new doctors

Two new doctors, Mike Stuckey and Deena Case, arrived in Fernie, B.C., from Australia to help relieve the doctor shortage in the Elk Valley.

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Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness More space for fun and fitness

With more space available in its new premises, Key City Gymnastics will soon be offering more programs for East Kootenay residents.

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Joanne smiles at the camera in front of a gold-swirly pattern. She wears glasses and a dark blue shirt and has curly dark brown hair.
Creston, Health & Wellness Loving the Creston Valley lifestyle

After moving to the Creston area, the Gailius family has embraced a local lifestyle that has exceeded their expectations.

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Castlegar, Health & Wellness A small, healthy empire

A passion to help people breathe and a willingness to work all the hours there are has turned a registered respiratory therapist into a business magnate.

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Sparwood, Health & Wellness New Sparwood Remedy’s Rx now open

The Greenwood Mall is the home of one of Sparwood's newest businesses namely the Sparwood Remedy's Rx.

Rachel Beck, wearing a white dress, reaches out to a large herbal plant.
Creston, Education, Health & Wellness Creston education, naturally

The herbal practitioner program through the Creston campus of College of the Rockies has been nothing short of a growing success.

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Kootenay Co-op staff from left to right: Andrew Duff, Julia Hamilton, Alexa Cramton.
Nelson, Cuisine, Environment, Health & Wellness, Retail Kootenay Co-op: more than just food

Kootenay Co-op's assistant front-end manager, Julia Hamilton, is passionate about local, organic and fairly traded food and products.

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Trail, Health & Wellness For your health

Ferraro’s Pharmasave has undergone a major move to a location in downtown Trail.

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Education, Health & Wellness Solutions strengthening Basin communities

Five Basin-based ideas are being awarded $10,000 each for their innovative approaches to addressing Basin issues.

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Developments, Health & Wellness Top of the World Ranch Treatment Centre: building strength from struggle

Inspired to help others because of his own addiction, Mark Sadler helps hundreds of people a year reclaim their lives.

by Kali Love
Kimberley, Health & Wellness The one-year mark

Creekside Physiotherapy celebrated its first year in business.

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Invermere, Health & Wellness New community support

The Family Resource Centre in Invermere has hired Larry Rohrick to be the new director of program management

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Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Go with the flow

New Energy Wellness has recently moved into Cranbrook’s Prestige Hotel.

A man and young boy stand together on top of a mountain in summer
Fernie, Health & Wellness, Tourism A new book provides inspiration from a Kootenay adventurer

Matt Mosteller, a resident of Fernie, B.C., just released his first book, "The Adventurer's Guide to Living a Happy Life."

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Fernie, Health & Wellness, Tourism The World Snow Awards names Fernie best ski resort in North America

Fernie Alpine Resort on the powder highway in the Canadian Rockies, recently won the highly coveted award of being named the best ski resort in North America.

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Kimberley, Health & Wellness Mountain Pose Yoga

Jena Ballard, owner of Mountain Pose Yoga in Kimberley, is committed to providing a space for yoga students to further their practice.

by Lisa Crane
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Kimberley, Health & Wellness Black Bear Fitness

Black Bear Fitness in Kimberley, B.C., opened its doors as a full-service fitness centre this year.

by Lisa Crane
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Kimberley, Health & Wellness Fine + Well

Fine + Well is a new chiropractic clinic in Kimberley owned by Wasa local Dr. Cassandra Boon.

by Lisa Crane
Photo of Columbia Power’s Chief Operating Officer, Frank Wszelaki and Health and Safety Manager, Andre Noel (L) are pictured alongside Jim Burpee (R), President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) in Ottawa, Ontario proudly accepting Columbia Power’s 2012 CEA President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety, Silver Award Level and the CEA Vice President’s Award of Safety Excellence, Bronze Level for Generation.
Castlegar, Health & Wellness Columbia Power wins 2012 Canadian Electricity Association Occupational Health and Safety Awards

Columbia Power wins two highly regarded 2012 Canadian Electricity Association Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

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Trail, Health & Wellness Performance Fitness has a caring approach

Jody Fors, the owner of Performance Fitness in Trail, B.C., truly cares about the members of his gym.

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Revelstoke, Health & Wellness A team player

Steven Hui, owner of Revelstoke Pharmasave, emphasizes the “care” in healthcare, and believes it's important to see yourself as part of a team.

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Cranbrook, Health & Wellness One-stop shop for child health

With work still to be done to complete the exterior of the building, the Kootenay Child Development Centre is fully occupied and provides a variety of services to Kootenay region children.

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Creston, Health & Wellness Big changes for transit riders in Creston

On August 20, 2012, a number of improvements will take effect in the Creston transit system.

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Trail, Health & Wellness, Retail Paying it forward

Garden of Eden Vegan Organics is a breath of fresh air in the Trail community.

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Nelson, Health & Wellness Now taking patients

Nelson's new family practice clinic—Kootenay Medical Centre—is now in operation.

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Cranbrook, Golden, Health & Wellness Kicking Horse service comes to a close

On July 27, 2012, the Kicking Horse Country transit service will come to an end.

Trail, Health & Wellness Shape up

Michelle Brown, former owner of Curves, is whipping Trail residents into shape with her new business, Better Health Fitness.

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Creston, Health & Wellness, Retail Helping people in the Creston Valley stay healthy and happy at home

Heather Cain is more than pleased to be stepping into management at Pharmasave Home Healthcare in Creston. Originally from Lethbridge, she jumped at the opportunity to move to the valley and utilize her experience in medical services.

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Health & Wellness An economical approach

The Emergency and Health Services Commission has undertaken a new, more cost-effective approach to building BC Ambulance Service stations.

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Trail, Health & Wellness Take on the challenge

Pride Gym's welcoming atmosphere has made it a vital part of Trail's fitness scene.

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Golden, Health & Wellness Pure in Golden

Mountain Pure Foods is a new health food store in Golden offering groceries, natural products and an organic food delivery service.

by Lisa Crane
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Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Technology Wikipedia insider Dr. James Heilman is a special guest at iTech trade show

Dr. James Heilman is a much anticipated speaker at the Kootenay iTech Trade Show and Luncheon in Cranbrook, set for May 25.

by Breanne Massey
Trail, Health & Wellness Trail clinicians take massage therapy beyond the spa

Lizette Tucker opened a new business in Trail last spring and she’s constantly making improvements.

Dr. Colleen Kramer and Dr. Emma Davis of Beaver Valley Animal Clinic.
Trail, Health & Wellness All Kootenay Equine Veterinary Service expands its reach

Veterinarian Dr. Colleen Kramer established a small private business several years ago, but a recent surge in the local animal kingdom has encouraged company growth.

by Breanne Massey
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Castlegar, Environment, Health & Wellness ‘Man in Motion’ gains momentum

Canadian icon Rick Hansen is scheduled to attend the annual sturgeon release festival in Castlegar on April 23.

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Castlegar, Environment, Health & Wellness Rick Hansen is happy to attend Castlegar’s annual sturgeon release

Canadian icon Rick Hansen is scheduled to arrive in Castlegar on April 23, 2012, for the annual sturgeon release festival.

by Breanne Massey
Health & Wellness, Tourism Fore! Kootenay Rockies golf courses swing into spring

Kootenay Rockies Tourism has released a list of the region's golf courses that are now open, and the projected opening date of all the courses throughout the Kootenay Rockies region.

Creston, Health & Wellness Tranquillity is yours

Relax and get in shape, at this brand new yoga facility.

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Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Retail Happy hounds, happy owners

Stu and Sherin Laurie, the couple behind Pets Go Raw, emphasize that a good diet is important for your pet's health. Their experience with their own dog provided an opportunity to develop a successful business.

by Lisa Crane
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Cranbrook, Invermere, Kimberley, Agriculture, Cuisine, Health & Wellness Tea anyone?

Purcell Organics sells signature organic teas in the Kootenays and farms organic produce as well.

by Lisa Crane
Photo of Juri Peepre, Mark Anielski and the mayor of the District of Invermere, Gerry Taft
Invermere, Health & Wellness Wildsight’s public forum was a thought-provoking event

Mark Anielski, author of The Economics of Happiness, spoke at the Wildsight Public Forum in Invermere Community Hall on March 2, 2012.

by Breanne Massey
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Sparwood, Health & Wellness A fresh start to fitness

Living Fit Studio invests in the health of the Elk Valley.

by Brielle Will
Golden, Health & Wellness Solutions to radioactive radon

Radon 86 Solutions is a new business based in Golden. Their specialty is helping people deal with a health concern that they’re probably not even aware of.

Photo of a student nurse demonstrating how to use condoms for the Sipikapense Indigenous group
Castlegar, Health & Wellness Selkirk College sends nursing students abroad

47 per cent of third year nursing students from Selkirk College will be doing practicums in Guatemala.

by Breanne Massey

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