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Four young girls in high-visibility vests sit on a wooden staircase with bags of trash
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Environment Cranbrook and Kimberley clean up

On September 20, Cranbrook and Kimberley volunteers joined a world-wide effort to clean up our communities and raise awareness about protecting our environment.

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A black-and-white headshot of Chelsea Boyd Gibson
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Chelsea Boyd Gibson is an entrepreneur twice over

Kimberley’s Chelsea Boyd Gibson came back home to run two businesses, Meadowsweet Photography and Meadowsweet Yoga & Wellness.

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Darcy Wanuk is wearing one of her creations, a jean jacket with swaths of added cloth.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Small Business Darcy Wanuk repurposes old textiles into funky, fun clothes for women

Darcy Wanuk started stitch + cloth Ecodesigns in Kimberley, B.C., to reconstruct old textiles into funky women’s clothing

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As manager of Cominco Gardens, Dan Matheson spends a lot of time in the gardens. Here, he is standing next to tall purple delphiniums.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Tourism Cominco Gardens: A floral work of art

While checking out Kimberley’s visitor attractions, don’t forget the flowerful Cominco Gardens

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A headshot of Christina Chalifour with a blue knitted scarf around her neck.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business Knitting is the new yoga

The Knitty Gritty shop in Kimberley can get you started on a new, healthy hobby

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People at an museum exhibit.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, First Nations Showcasing Arts and Culture of the Columbia River Basin

Poets, performers, visual art displays included at international conference

Shawna L’Heureux, owner of Zen Mountain Float + Wellness, was an Influential Woman in Business award winner in 2019.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business Shawna L’Heureux restores the Kootenays one float at a time

Shawna L’Heureux, owner of Zen Mountain Float + Wellness in Kimberley, is an expert in all things skin. She’s also one of Kootenay Business’s 2019 Influential

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Group of Columbia Valley region recipients.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Kaslo, Salmo, Slocan, Trail, Financial Strong, vibrant communities are good for everyone

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is excited to announce the distribution of more than $57,000 in new grants

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

Lucas Roach drawing on a piece of paper
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business Making the magic happen in Kimberley, B.C.

Lucas Roach of Big Magic Design is proud to serve Kimberley clients.

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Local dignitaries on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Save-On-Foods store in Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments Save-On-Foods announces new 28,000 square foot store for Kimberley

Construction is expected to start in September 2019

A blind golf competitor uses the assistance of a coach as he sets up a shot.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Kimberley, Tourism The Kootenays: a destination for blind golf this summer

With three events planned for July, the East Kootenay is a busy location for the sport of blind golf thanks to local advocate and competitor, Darren Douma

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East Kootenay Teacher Education program students at College of the Rockies’ Cranbrook
campus host bake sales as one way to raise funds for local schools. Pictured (back row l-r Martha
Palmer, Nicole Hare, Josie Ruoss, EdSA President, Erin Kaldstad. Seated l-r Brooke Leyenhorst, Carly Trinder)
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Kimberley, Education East Kootenay Teacher Education students give back to local schools

Program, held in partnership with UVic, fundraises to thank local schools for support

logo for the 40 under 40 list, with Rising Stars written in orange writings
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood 40 under 40: The East Kootenay list

Introducing the East Kootenay nominees for our 40 under 40 list.

The conference will leverage local subject-matter experts, researchers, policy-makers and traditional knowledge keepers to deliver fresh perspectives on the Columbia River’s future.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Education, Environment, First Nations Discuss the future of the Columbia River

The One River, One Future conference will take place in Kimberley, B.C. from September 12-14, 2019

Nurses looking after patients in a mock hospital ward.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies — News and Notes

Bachelor of Science nursing students busy with mock mass casualty simulation; latest Fire Services certificate graduating class in Kimberley

Schaun Goodeve, manager of economic development, Kimberley, B.C.
East Kootenay, Kimberley Kimberley supports its own

Kimberley’s manager of economic development, Schaun Goodeve, sees a bright future for Kimberley’s strong and engaged business community.

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Diana Fox is standing in front of display shelves of glass items.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business A curated collection of glistening glass awaits

The Mountain Grass Glass Gallery is a new shop in Kimberley, B.C.

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Dr Nelson sitting on a chair looking into the camera
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Top 10 Business People Dr. Eric Nelson

Dr. Eric Nelson has two dental offices in the East Kootenay and prides himself on balancing his work and family life.

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Nicole Leclair is a Kimberley entrepreneur with diverse businesses.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Nicole Leclair reinvented

“A lot of us in the business community have put everything we have on the line for our businesses.” —Nicole Leclair

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Shown are Angela and Perry Symes, who opened Black Dog Cycle and Ski in Kimberley's Platzl this summer.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business Black Dog Cycle and Ski in Kimberley, B.C., will fuel your fitness goals

Black Dog Cycle and Ski is contributing to the small-business climate thriving in Kimberley’s Platzl

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Zoe Ferguson, co-owner of Treehouse Toy Co., holds a stack of games in her newly opened store in Kimberley's Platzl.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business Kimberley welcomes the Treehouse Toy Co.

With perfect timing for the holidays, Zoe and Sheldon Ferguson opened the Treehouse Toy Co. in Kimberley, B.C., in November

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Alicia and Nicola Herman stand in front of their storefront, Grow Tea & Elixir Corner in Kimberley, B.C.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Health & Wellness, Small Business Growing a sustainable business in Kimberley, B.C.

Grow Tea & Elixir Corner won the Kimberley chamber’s Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award in 2018

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Sandwich board advertising the Treehouse Toy Co.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Business news from Kimberley’s Platzl

There have been some recent additions and changes to the scene on Kimberley's Platzl

Diane Manson, owner of Mountain City Travel in Kimberley, is a consistent supporter of the city's business community.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Real Estate, Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Kimberley influencers

Here are a few members of Kimberley’s business community whose attitudes and practices inspire and influence others.

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Cheers! Owner of Elder Bro's Farm and Distillery, Attila Lepsis, holds up a glass of produced-on-the-farm Schnapps.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Agriculture, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Elder Bro’s Farm and Distillery opens in Wycliffe

In the coming years, Elder Bro's Farm plans to supply fresh and ripe elderberries to all of BC for delicious wines, juices, jams, and of course, schnapps.

(L to R) Chad, Rick and Leanne Jensen are partners in the New Dawn Group of Companies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Developments, Real Estate New Dawn Group: 40 years of building communities

Rick Jensen, founder of New Dawn Group of Companies, looks back at the company’s 40 years in construction and development.

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East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Spirit Rock Climbing–to the peaks of youth-friendly business

Spirit Rock Climbing Center took home the 2018 Kimberley chamber award for Youth Friendly Business, and it’s easy to see why.

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Graphic for East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Financial Kimberley Chamber part of new East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op launch

The new EKCCI is seeking founding members and investors who wish to make an impact in their community

The Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre is now under the management of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies.
East Kootenay, Kimberley The good, the good and the ugly

Don McCormick talks about managing Kimberley’s assets and liabilities—the conference centre, the SunMine and the wildfire interface.

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Rob Wheeler (L) and Carl Lauren brought Tyee Custom Homes to Kimberley, B.C., in 2005
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments Tyee diversifies

Tyee Log Homes has grown and diversified since arriving in Kimberley in 2005, becoming a significant employer and economic driver.

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Pictured, left to right: Virginia Rasch, editor, Koocanusa Publications; Chantel DeLaney, Vice-President, Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce; Mike Guarnery, manager, Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business 2018 Business Excellence Awards at Kimberley Chamber of Commerce

Under the banner, “Kimberley is a good place to be…Doing Business” ten awards were handed out to a variety of businesses.

Jill Bentley-Lobban stands in front of her new store in Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Fulfill your shopping needs at fullfill in Kimberley

Newly opened fullfill in Kimberley, B.C., is a green alternative to traditional stores

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Mike Guarnery is the manager of the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business Kimberley chamber, 2018

The Kimberley chamber lends its support to business in areas including technology, hospitality, child care advocacy and taxation.

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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

Don McCormick has begun his campaign for a second term as Kimberley's mayor
East Kootenay, Kimberley Kimberley city report, 2018

Like many of B.C.’s small resort communities, Kimberley is experiencing some growing pains. Here’s how it’s coping.

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The outside facade of the new Kimberley Family Dental Clinic.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness New state-of-the-art dental clinic opens in Kimberley

The new Kimberley Family Dental Clinic utilizes the latest in dental technology and incorporates the best of the mountain lifestyle of Kimberley.

Michelle Forbes, author of Viking Lullaby, reads her book to her son, Jack.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business A Viking lullaby

Michelle Forbes, a Kimberley, B.C., business owner, event organizer and now author, has written a children’s book called Viking Lullaby

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Picture of construction equipment working.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments Tyee’s Kimberley development underway

This is the second development for Tyee Homes along Rotary Drive in Kimberley.

Schaun Goodeve, new Economic Development Officer for the City of Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley New Kimberley EDO Comes On Board

Schaun is known for his "roll up your sleeves" work ethic for accomplishing big picture strategic thinking.

Group of people planting a tree in the ground.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley Skookumchuk Pulp Mill Celebrates 50-Year Milestone

As part of the celebrations a new sign for the pulp mill entrance was revealed and two commemorative trees were planted in front of the mill office.s

Jill Bentley-Lobban at her new store in Kimberley, Fullfill Market.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business Waste Not, Want Not at zero waste fullfill market in Kimberley

The Fullfill Market in Kimberley was inspired by the zero waste movement

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

Sign for Old Crow Emporium and interior picture of shop.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business, Tourism Kimberley’s Old Crow Emporium sells a lot of “Fabulous Crap”

Kimberley's only indoor market, Old Crow Emporium, is chock full of vintage finds, timeless treasures, art and handicrafts

Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick says, Teck is the perfect partner (to purchase the Sunmine) for many reasons.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Financial, Technology City of Kimberley and Teck agree on Letter of Intent to purchase SunMine

The City will conduct a referendum in conjunction with the municipal election in October.

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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A trial is underway in the Viking village at the Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Festival 2018.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Small Business Could the Bavarian City become a Viking village?

Eric and Michelle Forbes, organizers of the Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Festival, announce plans to create a Viking village

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New businesses are popping up in Kimberley’s Platzl thanks in part to the work done by Alison Walker and Jamer Holdings.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Small Business Rejuvenating Kimberley’s Platzl

Alison Walker, COO of Jamer Holdings, is doing her part to reinvigorate and stabilize Kimberley’s Platzl

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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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