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Cranbrook, Health & Wellness A new approach to handling stress

A clinical counsellor urges people to play sports or take trips instead of taking a prescription to treat stress.

by Breanne Massey
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Relocating to Cranbrook

Kevin Ward, a registered clinical counsellor, recently decided to relocate to Cranbrook from Kelowna.

by Breanne Massey
Fernie, Health & Wellness Q&A with Spa 901’s Shelly MacGregor

Shelly MacGregor is always busy, but she took some time out of her day to tell us about balancing work with her hectic lifestyle.

by Breanne Massey
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Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Health & Wellness A tribute to Josh “No Rules” Evin

Josh was a local skateboarding legend in the Castlegar community, but he dreamed about making skateboarding accessible to people who need support—Justin made that happen.

by Breanne Massey
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Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Health & Wellness, Retail Unwind at Indigo

It has been nearly two months since the grand reopening of Indigo Spa in Fernie, B.C. After three years in business, the spa burst through the walls into the neighbouring space (formerly home to Re/Max offices) and added a host of new services to the menu.

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Fernie, Health & Wellness B2 Body Beauty now open in Fernie

“Isn’t it time to get into a healthy routine?” asks Alison Polacik, owner of one of Fernie's newest health and wellness businesses.

Developments, Health & Wellness, Mining Good zinc news from Teck’s Trail operations

Zinc could cure malnutrition; mining companies evaluate the weight of their resources.

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Fernie, Health & Wellness Spa 901 gears up for opening day

Shelly MacGregor, owner of Spa 901, was working in a dental practice, but after a series of unfortunate events, she began exploring her options.

by Breanne Massey
(L to R) Diane Churchill, Devin Penfold and Marsha Churchill.
Fernie, Cuisine, Health & Wellness What’s in your lunch box?

Churchill was diagnosed with cancer 10 years ago, and she beat it by changing her lifestyle and diet.

by Breanne Massey
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Castlegar, Rossland, Trail, Health & Wellness New medical spa location in Trail

Rossland and Castlegar Medical Aesthetics and Day Spas are pleased to announce that they have opened their Trail, B.C. location as of November 2011.

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Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Breast cancer screenings concern medical community

10 women out of 2,000 are treated for a breast cancer that they don't have.

by Breanne Massey
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Cranbrook, Health & Wellness 5th Annual Health and Wellness Expo attracts over 200 people

The 5th Annual Health and Wellness Expo—organized in part by Kootenay Business and the participating sponsors —attracted a steady crowd of over 200 people.

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Cranbrook, Health & Wellness John and Debbie Mandryk drew a crowd

John and Debbie Mandryk were the keynote speakers at the 5th Annual Rocky Mountain Health and Wellness Expo in Cranbrook, and they did not disappoint.

by Breanne Massey
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Invermere, Health & Wellness Natural healing

Imagine being treated for anything from attention deficit disorder to Lyme disease from the comfort of your home. No busy parking lots, no waiting rooms and no one rushing you through a five-minute appointment.

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Cranbrook, Health & Wellness 5th Annual Health, Wellness and Active Adult Living Expo

Kick off the new year with the Health and Wellness Expo of 2012

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Cranbrook, Elkford, Kimberley, Cuisine, Health & Wellness Who is cooking for you tonight?

The Mountain Range provides healthy gourmet meals and baked goods in reusable, recyclable containers. The meals are frozen, easy to prepare, and delicious.

by Lisa Crane
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Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Health & Wellness Expo: Active Adult Living

You are invited! This anticipated event returns to Cranbrook from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Prestige Inn.

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Revelstoke, Education, Health & Wellness, Retail Shear talent

When you set foot in Revelstoke’s Salon Safari & Academy, you enter the care of highly skilled scissor-wielding artists.

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Kimberley, Health & Wellness Kimberley Chiropractic and Custom Orthotics changes hands

Dr. Kathy Murphy hands over the reins of her Kimberley chiropractic practice to Dr. Brian Miller. Both doctors are looking forward to the future.

by Lisa Crane
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Invermere, Health & Wellness Activity for all fitness levels

These enthusiastic yoga instructors have arrived to bring their expertise to Invermere.

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Nelson, Health & Wellness Caring for the community

Kootenay Health Services (KHS), once known as Kootenay Rehabilitation Services Inc., is a reputable health care facility in the Nelson community.

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Trail, Environment, Health & Wellness Teck shuffling top management deck - CEO Don Lindsay stays in place

Teck Resources Ltd. is keeping CEO Don Lindsay in place, but several members of the senior management team are retiring, prompting an executive shake-up.

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Financial, Health & Wellness Keep up the good work

Savvy employers recognize the importance of workplace morale and incentives in retaining skilled employees.

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Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Retail Service with a warm smile

Medichair Kootenay/Boundary is a platinum winner in the 2011 Best of Business Awards, and we had a chance to talk to co-owner Dana Tippe.

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Cranbrook, Developments, Health & Wellness A centre for Kootenay kids

The Kootenay Child Development Centre, a hub for children's health, is set to open in Cranbrook in April 2012.

by Lisa Crane
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Fernie, Health & Wellness Wellness in Fernie

Jade River Healing Centre in Fernie is a successful acupuncture clinic. Owner Summer Wilson credits her success to the support of community members.

by Lisa Crane
Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Health & Wellness Thinking inside the box

Boxing is fantastic for physical fitness, but it's also a lot of fun. Fernie residents can try out the sport at Garth Rizzuto's Fernie Old School Boxing.

by Glynis Fediuk
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Cranbrook, Environment, Health & Wellness, Technology X-ray vision now used in pest control

Cornelius Murphy has armed his company, Cranbrook Pest Control, with a new tool in the fight against pests.

by Dan Williams
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Nelson, Health & Wellness Get bent into shape

Kootenai Pilates Centre in Nelson brings a variety of Pilates classes to the West Kootenay community, ensuring that there is something for all fans of the discipline.

by Glynis Fediuk
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Nelson, Health & Wellness Healing just got more accessible

Nelson Community Acupuncture takes a co-op style approach to caring for patients.

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Cranbrook, Education, Health & Wellness Plan to improve the lives of street-involved youth

Street-involved youth in Cranbrook and area are the focus of a new business plan being developed by Operation Street Angel.

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Kimberley, Health & Wellness Wellness is at the centre of Revolution Acupuncture

Revolution Acupuncture has been a fixture in Kimberley for five years and features an acupuncture clinic as well as interesting products and jewelry.

by Lisa Crane
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Cranbrook, Elkford, Health & Wellness Wellness is close to home

This naturopathic doctor has joined forces with other reputable practitioners to bring holistic healing to the Cranbrook community.

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Grand Forks, Health & Wellness Go for a spin

Kristy Keus is the new owner of Kootenay Cycling in Castlegar, B.C.

Grand Forks, Health & Wellness Get right to the point

Beverly Osachoff caters to people from all walks of life at her business, Yaletown Acupuncture.

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Kimberley, Health & Wellness People person

Debbie Blais has spent the past 30 years in a job she clearly loves, meeting and serving the needs of the folks who access the Kimberley Medical Clinic. She talks about her job and what she likes to do away from clinic duties.

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Kimberley, Environment, Health & Wellness BC Hydro supports 2011 Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Government in Kimberley

BC Hydro is once again supporting the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Government (AKBLG) Annual Conference, hosted this year by the City of Kimberley.

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Cranbrook, Invermere, Sparwood, Environment, Health & Wellness Let it grow naturally

One environmental advocate shares his experience using cosmetic pesticides and his journey to promote organic gardening methods and products.

by Trevor Crawley
Health & Wellness, Tourism Surround yourself with Kootenay brilliance

The owners of Windborne B&B know what Kootenay residents want—recreation, relaxation and a whole lot of creativity.

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Elkford, Education, Health & Wellness Search and rescue teams to receive better training closer to home

A new Emergency Services Training Centre will be built in Elkford thanks in part to support from Columbia Basin Trust.

Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Holistically healthy

Getting healthy entails many different things, often combining aspects of physical, mental and spiritual health. At the Sattva Training Centre in Cranbrook, Aurélie Wiedemann is tailoring exercise programs to individual needs.

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Creston, Health & Wellness A new place to get fit

The Creston & District Community Complex held the grand opening of its fitness centre on February 26.

by Glynis Fediuk
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Stepping up service

Air evacuation can mean the difference between life and death in a medical emergency and Bighorn Helicopters Inc. is hoping its new Eurocopter BK-117 can provide a valuable service in the Kootenay region.

by Trevor Crawley
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Stay fit

I spent the entire day feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after a massage at New Energy Wellness in Cranbrook.

by Kali Love
Fernie, Health & Wellness Reach your pinnacle

Pinnacle Pilates in Fernie encourages Kootenay residents to stay fit and healthy.

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Health & Wellness Looking young and feeling vibrant

These facilities can address everything from medical concerns to cosmetic therapy, all in a relaxing spa setting.

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East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness A Cranbrook woman shares her story

Suzanne Pantazis’ journey back to wellness inspired her to write her book, entitled A Better Life Awaits, Baby Steps to Health and Happiness.

by Kali Love
Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Tourism A spiritual journey

Spirit Trail Adventures offers a one-of-a-kind selection of memorable activities and therapeutic resources.

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