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Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood Teck Coal offers public consultation on Elk Valley Water Quality Plan

The Elk Valley Water Quality Plan includes three phases of public consultation.

Sue Foraie, haul truck driver, at Fording River Operations, stands on the deck of a yellow haul truck.
Elkford, Sparwood, Mining Mining Week with Teck

Teck Coal is once again offering free mine tours in Sparwood and Elkford in southeastern B.C. in conjunction with Mining Week in May 2014.

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Sparwood Arctic Powerline

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed that will change the future of economic development for the St. Mary’s Band.

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Elkford, Sparwood, Mining Mining week brings free tours to Teck’s Elk Valley Coal Operations

Get a close up look at Teck Coal's mining operations at any one of their tours during May's mining week.

Manager Ruth Jellicoe (right) with Sparwood Loaf employees Karrigan Folvik(middle) and Cora-Lee Campbell (left)
Sparwood, Cuisine, Small Business The Loaf opens in Sparwood

The Loaf, a popular bakery/cafe in Fernie has opened a new cafe and retail outlet in Sparwood.

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Sparwood Sparwood has a healthy economy

New investment and improved services are making Sparwood, B.C., the land of business opportunity.

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Sparwood Greenwood Mall refurbished

The interior of the Greenwood Mall in Sparwood has been redone, with new ceilings, new floors, fresh paint, new ceramic walls and new public washrooms.

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Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Financial Setting the economic compass

A forum led by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training was held in Sparwood, focusing on economic development in the Elk Valley.

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Drilling at Wapiti East near Tumbler Ridge in August of 2013. Les Szonyi is in the foreground. The Marten project will be Fertoz's fifth Canadian project.
Sparwood, Mining Australian company buys old phosphate mine site near Sparwood

Fertoz Limited acquired the Marten property on February 3, 2014.

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Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Education, Mining Teck and college team up to train women in mining

Perception has changed greatly with women working in all aspects of mining.

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Elkford, Sparwood, Trail, Environment, Mining Teck awarded for environmental responsibility

Teck has been the recipient of an Environmental & Social Responsibility Award from the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

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Sparwood Sparwood: hard working and family focused

Two years into her first term as mayor of Sparwood, B.C., Lois Halko is focused on the community’s economic development and diversification.

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Larry Davey, General Manager of Teck’s Elkview Operations, accepts the Towards Sustainable Mining Leadership Award from Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada, at a celebration event in Sparwood on November 28.
Sparwood, Mining Teck’s Elkview operations recognized with TSM Leadership Award

Award recognizes facility-level excellence in corporate responsibility.

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Sparwood, Castlegar, Revelstoke, Environment Communities become more climate-resilient

Climate change adaptation initiative sees successes throughout the Basin.

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Sparwood, Developments Chinook Scaffold Systems now open in Sparwood

Chinook Scaffold Systems recently opened in Sparwood.

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Sparwood, Mining Fab-Rite expansion complete

The new Fab-Rite Services shop in Sparwood provides a home base for the company’s tradespeople who work in the nearby mines.

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Sparwood, Developments, Financial BREAKING NEWS — Sparwood announces $84 million in investments

Sparwood hosted a contingent of government officials and dignitaries on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

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Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Grand Forks EKCFS announces partnership with MWX

Expanded wealth management services are available through a new partnership.

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Elkford, Sparwood, Mining Ktunaxa’s Kathryn Teneese touts benefits of resource agreements

Recent First Nation agreements will improve communications between Ktunaxa and the province and open the door for future agreements.

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Sparwood, Mining Career opportunities with Arctic Arrow

A new shop in Sparwood and the purchase of specialized equipment means Arctic Arrow also needs to hire more tradespeople.

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Cranbrook, Sparwood, Developments, Financial East Kootenay Community Credit Union to host Young Entrepreneur Show

On April 17 we invite you to release your inner dragon, or shark, and join us at the Cranbrook Young Entrepreneur Show.

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Cranbrook, Sparwood, Mining Growing and expanding

Fab Rite Services Ltd. builds upon its history of outstanding service with a new facility in Sparwood, B.C.

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Sparwood, Cuisine Subway in Sparwood

A couple from Calgary have relocated to Sparwood to open a new Subway.

by Lisa Crane
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Sparwood, Developments Take advantage of the view

Vantage Point in Sparwood offers beautiful views and large lots.

by Lisa Crane
Sparwood, Mining The new Elk Valley Safety Association

The new Elk Valley Safety Association was created to deal with common issues in the mining sector.

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Sparwood, Real Estate Good news for Sparwood real estate

Real estate agent Tammie Davy predicts a rise in property investment in the Elk Valley and gives tips on buying.

by Lisa Crane
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Sparwood, Small Business, Tourism Sparwood’s chamber of commerce

The new manager of the Sparwood & District Chamber of Commerce looks forward to the year ahead.

by Lisa Crane
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Sparwood Sparwood from an economic perspective

Scott Manjak, former mayor of Cranbrook, is enjoying life and a new position with the District of Sparwood.

by Lisa Crane
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Sparwood Former Cranbrook mayor now at District of Sparwood

Former Cranbrook Mayor Scott Manjak is now the business development liaison for the District of Sparwood in the Elk Valley.

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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.

Sparwood, Cuisine Mine and dine

Sparwood has seen the addition of a new restaurant aptly named The Coal Miners Diner.

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District of Sparwood mayor, Lois Halko.
Sparwood, Developments, Real Estate The District of Sparwood is ahead of the game

Sparwood experienced great success in 2012 and looks forward to special projects in 2013.

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Sparwood, Developments Fab-Rite’s new Sparwood facility underway

Cranbrook-based Fab-Rite, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has begun construction on its new Sparwood fabrication facility.

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Sparwood, Developments Rayco Steel in Sparwood expands

One of the largest steel fabrication companies in Sparwood, Rayco Steel, continues to expand.

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Elkford, Sparwood, Developments New commercial building takes shape on Sparwood’s strip

Realtor Rick Pater, of Elk Valley Remax, is building a new commercial building on Sparwood's busy commercial strip, just off Highway #3.

Group of people on a tour at one of Teck Coal's Elk Valley mines.
Elkford, Sparwood, Mining B.C.’s biggest mines found in the East Kootenay

According to a list recently published by Business in Vancouver newspaper, five of the top six mines in B.C., ranked by revenue, are located in the Elk Valley.

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Sparwood Arrow Installations expands to Sparwood

Arrow Installations, based in Cranbrook, has been providing power line contracting services to southern British Columbia for over 25 years.

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Sparwood A new branch manager at Cummins

Stephen Jarvis is the new branch manager of Cummins Western Canada in Sparwood, B.C. Jarvis, who is originally from Millet, Alberta, brings 20 years of experience in Western Canada’s mining industry into play.

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Elkford, Sparwood, Developments, Mining Meeting the demands

To keep up with the growth of the mines and its other customers, the branch is currently building a 50,000-square-foot facility at a new location on Intata Road.

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Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Mining The coal connection

Teck is the Canadian Pacific (CP) railway's largest bulk customer and most of CP's coal business is generated from the five mines owned by Teck in the Elk Valley.

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Sparwood, Developments New Best Western Hotel and Boston Pizza for Sparwood?

There is talk of a new Best Western Hotel and Boston Pizza combination to be built in Sparwood.

Sparwood, Financial East Kootenay Community Credit Union announces Sparwood branch grand opening

EKC is pleased to invite everyone to join them on March 28th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for a family, fun-filled grand opening.

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Sparwood, Tourism An optimistic community

Sparwood appeals to everyone—from business people to recreation lovers.

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Elkford, Sparwood, Revelstoke, Cuisine The origins of Zaltana

Zaltana Coffee Roasters contribute to the Elk Valley's cultural identity.

by Brielle Will
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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
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Sparwood, Tourism Sparwood Chamber of Commerce reaches new heights and sets new goals

Looking to the future, the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce has a number of projects to pursue.

by Brielle Will
A man sits at his desk and looks out the window at East Kootenay Credit Union in Sparwood, BC
Sparwood, Developments, Financial Sparwood welcomes a brand new branch of East Kootenay Community Credit Union

The new year ushered in many positive changes in Sparwood, including the opening of an East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKCCU) branch in mid-February.

by Brielle Will
Sparwood, Developments New Sparwood Credit Union building opening soon

The East Kootenay Community Credit Union's new building in Sparwood is getting closer to completion.

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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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Sparwood, Developments Working towards a better Sparwood

Mayor Lois Halko discusses her goals for Sparwood for the upcoming term.

by Brielle Will

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