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Sparwood, Tourism Sparwood invites you

A visit to Sparwood in winter is a peaceful experience—with a healthy dose of adventure thrown in.

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Fernie, Sparwood, Developments Unique new industrial/retail space being developed in Sparwood

An unique new building in Sparwood, next to PJB Crane, is being constructed by Chuck Shoesmith at Shoesmith Construction of Fernie.

Sparwood, Developments New East Kootenay Community Credit Union building underway in Sparwood

Scheduled for in the new year, East Kootenay Community Credit Union is proud to announce the opening of its first full-service branch in Sparwood.

Sparwood A voice for radio, a mind for business

John Himel is the new Sparwood & District Chamber of Commerce manager, and already he has rolled up his sleeves and is digging into the many files on his desk.

by Dan Williams
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Sparwood, Mining Safety success

Teck's Coal Mountain Operations won a distinctive John T. Ryan National Safety Trophy from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

by Lisa Crane
Sparwood, Tourism East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) preps for Sparwood branch opening

Local involvement heats up as news of EKC’s upcoming branch in Sparwood spreads.

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Sparwood, Tourism Savour the Sparwood lifestyle

Come to Sparwood for outdoor delights and historical intrigue.

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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
Elkford, Sparwood, Mining Fifty per cent of B.C.’s biggest mines are in the Elk Valley

Business in Vancouver recently published a list of the biggest mines in B.C. Of the top 10, five of them are in the Elk Valley. Total mine revenue for the five Elk Valley mines is estimated by the newspaper to be $2.64 billion.

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Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood, Developments, Real Estate There’s no ‘I’ in team

Parastone Group of Companies, a Fernie-based operation, is responsible for several notable developments in the Elk Valley, including Veneto Place and 901 Fernie.

by Tanya Lang Gahr
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Sparwood A young man with a plan for Sparwood

Meet Michael Decker, the new manager at the Sparwood & District Chamber of Commerce. Fresh out of university and brimming with ideas, Decker has big plans to make the Elk Valley's business community better than ever.

by Glynis Fediuk
Sparwood, Environment, Mining Ensuring a sustainable environment

Teck Resources Ltd. won the Coal Mining Reclamation Citation in fall 2010 for slope stability work along the banks of Michel Creek near Sparwood, B.C.

Sparwood Ready to rock

Garrett Ready Mix knows foundations, both of the literal and figurative variety.

by Glynis Fediuk
Cranbrook, Creston, Elkford, Fernie, Kimberley, Sparwood, Golden, Kaslo, Financial Designed with your expensive items in mind

Falkins Insurance Group originated in the East Kootenay in the late 1890s and has expanded to be one of the largest insurance brokerages in B.C.

Sparwood, Developments A formula for success

Stuart Koch and Joe Valentine, the two principals of Whiskey Jack, partly attribute their success to their own $9-million investment into this 675-acre project.

by Kali Love
Sparwood, Mining, Tourism Poised for more than coal

Sparwood is a community that has extensive coal resources. However, it is diversifying and expanding to include a variety of tourism draws and recreational facilities.

by Kali Love
Sparwood Sparwood’s top five future plans

Katrina Cohrs, the executive director for the Sparwood and District Chamber of Commerce, said the community is and has been going to great lengths to make Sparwood a more desirable place for people to live and visitors to recreate.

by Kali Love
Sparwood Judicious planning will ease pains

Sparwood mayor David Wilks is confident the community will remain strong and viable during and following the economic downturn.

by Tanya Lang Gahr
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Sparwood Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is the manager of one of the busiest Kal Tire operations in the province.

by Tanya Laing Gahr
Sparwood, Developments An important link for Sparwood

A new pedestrian bridge will create a 1.5-kilometer link to downtown from Sparwood Heights.

by Joni Krats

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