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Danielle Cameron is a writer and web editor for several publications. She has a weekly column with Kootenay Business called Biz Edge, where she profiles innovative companies in the East and West Kootenays. Danielle has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and English and is a Certified Herbal Practitioner. In addition to being an avid animal lover, she pursues interests including developing herbal formulae, fiction writing and spending quality time in the forests of B.C. She continually seeks to evolve both as a writer and as an herbal practitioner.

Most recent articles by Danielle Cameron

Kathleen and Ed Bron standing side by side
East Kootenay, Grand Forks, Agriculture Bron & Sons Nursery Co. in Grand Forks is the product of a rich family history in horticulture

Ed and Kathleen Bron praise their dedicated staff, including ones from Mexico who work year after year.

Deirdre Howard wearing a yellow beekeepers suit
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Retail, Small Business Bolstering the bees and benefiting the Creston community

Catching up with Deirdre Howard, proud beekeeper and owner of Pure Honey Products in Creston.

Owner of Kootenay Made Co., Leanne Hawkins at her store with a customer.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Small Business When it comes to Kootenay-crafted merchandise, Leanne Hawkins has it made

The owner of Kootenay Made Co. in Trail shines her light on local artists and artisans, promoting their products in her brick-and-mortar shop.

Audrey taking two students mountain biking on the forest trails
East Kootenay, Golden, Education, Small Business, Tourism Forging a sisterhood on mountain bikes in the Kootenays

The owner of Shred Sisters came all the way across Canada to teach mountain biking to like-minded women.

Balfour golf course with people playing next to a golf cart
West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Check out our guide to West Kootenay golf courses

Play your way through this list of popular golf courses in the West Kootenay region.

golfer taking a swing at the Grey Wolf golf course
East Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Play your best game at these East Kootenay golf courses

The East Kootenay region is home to some of B.C.’s most sublime courses.

A man and woman holding their young son
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Animal Care, Small Business A couple builds a puppy paradise in the community of Wycliffe

After the pandemic inspired a surge of new pet adoptions, Kootenay Canine Adventures was perfectly positioned to meet customer demand.

Grant Sharam and Jim Cunnington sitting on eTrikes
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Retail, Small Business, Transportation Keeping the Kootenays up to speed with eco-friendly electric trikes

Grant Sharam and Jim Cunnington saw the need for affordable, accessible, green transportation—leading them to start eTrikes Canada in Kimberley.

Pilar sitting on a deck looking out at the lake
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Environment, Technology From digital evolution to sustainable methods, this Kootenay catalyst is here to help businesses

Pilar Portela of Kaslo is inspiring change for the better, with a focus on sustainability and regenerative economic development.

Dale and Diana Olinyk standing side-by-side
West Kootenay, Salmo, Small Business Northern Teardrop RV manufacturers find their niche in Salmo, B.C.

Dale and Diana Olinyk took a honeymoon tour of the Kootenays and ended up building a legacy.

Barbara Ross at the bar in the Burton City Cider tasting room
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Agriculture, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Living a farmsteader’s dream come true in Burton, B.C.

The owners of Burton City Cider produce Kootenay-made cider, honey and other quality products using environmentally conscious methods

The owner and two managers of the Huckleberry Mountain Market standing behind a counter
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Retail, Small Business Christina Lake employer retains satisfied staff despite a widespread B.C. worker shortage

The owner of Huckleberry Mountain Market stepped up and rewarded his staff with $30,000 in bonuses after a grueling COVID summer.

owner of Vintage Pour Mobile Bar pouring a drink with the trees and lake in background
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Vintage Pour Mobile Bar brings the party to you

Inspired by her travels, Megan DeVries invested time, money and considerable elbow grease to create her flourishing mobile bar in Nelson.

Owner of Glacier PhysioLab, Marie-Michelle Lafontaine
East Kootenay, Golden, Health & Wellness, Small Business This Golden physiotherapist put her dreams into motion

Marie-Michelle Lafontaine let nothing break her stride when she started Glacier PhysioLab in Golden, B.C. - and now she’s added bike-fitting to her services

interior of Barks and Recreation, with pet supplies on various racks
West Kootenay, Trail, Animal Care, Retail, Small Business Artistic animal lovers open a pet centre in Trail that does it all

The owners of Barks and Recreation pooled their talents to forge a comprehensive pet service and supply company.

Earthy Organics farm with many plants growing on it
West Kootenay, Agriculture, Small Business It takes a village: This West Kootenay farm is on the right track

The owners of Earthy Organics in Fruitvale, B.C., are huge proponents of community-supported agriculture.

Kelsey Gosse (Left) and Leah Pavlick (right) wearing Kootz Collective merchandise and pouring coffee into a mug
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business A side hustle that captures the Kootenay spirit

These sisters from Trail, B.C., decided to give back to their community through their Kootenay-inspired clothing company.

The owners of Track Street Growers standing in a field
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Cuisine, Small Business Track Street Growers has taken root in Revelstoke

Sarah Harper and Stu Smith bring the Revelstoke community together through the bounty of their harvest.

Owner of Love and Lemons standing in a garden
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business When life gave her lemons, this entrepreneur built two successful Castlegar companies

Marie-Pier Dionne arrived in B.C. with a backpack, $100 and a dream—now she owns a bilingual daycare and aromatherapy line in Castlegar.

coworking space in Fernie, BC
Small Business Fernie’s new coworking space is a gift to the business community

2nd Edition Coworking offers a quality workspace rental opportunity in Fernie’s historic downtown area.

Adrian and Lara McCormack
Cuisine, Small Business Fairmont’s famous mountain kitchen emerges stronger than ever

The owners of From Scratch in Fairmont Hot Springs are responding to COVID-19 by growing and pivoting their business.

Champion Lakes Golf & Country Club
Entertainment and Hospitality Top 10 West Kootenay golf courses

These golf courses in the West Kootenay region are fun yet challenging enough to keep you coming back for more.

overhead view of the St. Eugene golf course
Entertainment and Hospitality Top 10 East Kootenay golf courses

The East Kootenay region boasts some of the most enthralling golf courses in Canada.

Venessa Loubert and Perry Dzuris, owners of Arcane Coda in Salmo, B.C.
West Kootenay, Salmo, Small Business Arcane Coda in Salmo lets you wear your heart on your sleeve

This cutting-edge, Salmo-based clothing company has a backstory as rich as its fashionable creations.

Lady on a spanning bridge in Golden, BC
East Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality Up for an adventure? The Golden Skybridge experience is now open

Entertainment company Pursuit has launched an exhilarating new attraction in Golden, B.C.

owners of Two Birds Deli
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business The owners of Two Birds Deli in Cranbrook have spread their wings

Maraih Tarasoff and Marina Stropky started off as high school friends at Mount Baker, and ended up being well-matched business partners

owners with their three small dogs, wearing cute little boots
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Animal Care, Retail, Small Business Kimberley pet owners are in love with this store

Erin Thompson and Brian Sondergaard are the driving forces behind Kimberley Kritters - a wildly successful pet supply store in Kimberley, B.C.

Kushal Patel at a pier wearing sunglasses
An artisan bakery in the heart of Revelstoke

The Modern Bakeshop & Café is a craft bakery with organic baked goods, gluten-free options and other specialty items

sledder in a snow drift under a sunny sky
Top 10 winter activities in the Kootenay Rockies

This mountainous region of B.C. is inviting to winter recreation enthusiasts.

Amy Orlando, owner of the Revelstoke Sugar Shack, holding a bowl of ice cream
Cuisine, Small Business Pleasing taste buds and touching hearts

The owner of the Revelstoke Sugar Shack is a promoter of smiles and sweet gestures in an otherwise difficult time.

The owner of the business with a plate of delicious food
West Kootenay Castlegar food blogger now dishes up plant-powered meals

Kayla Heddle nourishes West Kootenay customers with customized, plant-based meal prep services

Kate and Matt Murphy, along with their two children and dog
Business is blooming in Edgewater, B.C.

The owners of Columbia Valley Lavender in Edgewater have found creative ways to overcome the business challenges of 2020.

downtown Nelson shops
Leading entrepreneurs in the West Kootenay

Meet the inspirational business owners who are leading the way in the West Kootenay region.

Owners of Fernie Distillers sitting beside a table with a bottle on it
Leading entrepreneurs in the East Kootenay

These ambitious business leaders make an impact on their East Kootenay communities.

Fort Steele staff dressed in period costume
Top historical attractions in the East Kootenay region

History buffs are drawn to these popular heritage sites in the East Kootenay

Photo courtesy the Doukhobor Discovery Centre
Top historical attractions in the West Kootenay region

Visit these heritage sites and learn more about the history of West Kootenay communities.

portrait of Dr Emery
Conquering adversity for the sake of his patients

Dr. Scott Emery faced the challenges of COVID-19 and emerged victorious with a slick new clinic space and an expansion of services.

Amanda Murray head shot
East Kootenay, Creston, 40 Under 40 Bringing out the best in Creston

Amanda Murray draws the Creston community together and supports local causes with her event-planning business, AM Event Coordination

Sarah Elizabeth Grimwood headshot
West Kootenay, Rossland Crafting in the Kootenays

Sarah Elizabeth Fibreworks is an integral part of Rossland’s arts and culture community.

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.

Sydney Black, executive director of the Nelson & District Arts Council.
West Kootenay, Nelson, 40 Under 40 Determination meets inspiration in the West Kootenay

Meet Sydney Black, executive director of the Nelson & District Arts Council and founder of Black Productions.

Jillian and a young child she cares for
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, 40 Under 40 Caring for kids in Grand Forks

When Jillian Shannon opened her child-care centre in Grand Forks, she had no idea how warmly she would be welcomed.

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.

Nichola Lytle, owner of Pink Dog Designs in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Marketing magic in Nelson, B.C.

Nichola Lytle of Pink Dog Designs is here to take marketing to the next level.

two ladies standing at a counter with nutritional supplements
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Achieve optimal health and wellness in Castlegar

Mother Natures in Castlegar has been locally owned for nearly 50 years.

Coal Town shop interior with wooden handmade items and other merchandise
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Small Business A shop that makes Fernie proud

Coal Town Goods carries local and handmade merchandise to suit every taste.

three dogs and a lady - owner of unleashed, Amber Schick
East Kootenay, Invermere, Animal Care, Small Business Compassionate care for your dog

At Unleashed! Pet Care Services in Invermere, owner Amber Schick takes your canine's comfort to heart.

Castlegar airport
Transportation Fly for business and pleasure: A list of top airports in the Kootenays

Find out more about these Kootenay airports and the airlines they host.

portrait of the new manager, Laura Eadie
East Kootenay, Fernie Fernie marketing agency appoints new manager

Fernie-based marketing agency, birr, has appointed Laura Eadie as account manager.