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Brad Pommen presents Smrt1 Technologies at the 2018 Tech Summit in Vancouver.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Technology, Kootenay Influencers

Vending machines meet the Internet

Smrt1 Technologies combines the convenience of the vending machine with the retail reach of the Internet and the connectivity of cellphones.

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Virtual Reality demonstration at i4C Innovation's grand opening in June of 2017
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Trail, Technology

i4C Innovation congratulates Astra Smart Systems for their acquisition by Carl Data Solutions

Astra is a powerful augmented business intelligence system that uses artificial intelligence for performing analytics of industrial data.

Picture of Freedom Mobile logo/picture of cell tower.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Technology

Wireless company applies to build new cell tower near Cranbrook

Freedom Mobile has been pitching new cell service sites in smaller regions this year – including Cranbrook and East Kootenay area.

Construction is underway for the new Columbia Lake Technology Center in Canal Flats, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Technology

Economic turnabout in Canal Flats

A new technology centre being built in Canal Flats creates opportunities for businesses and a powerful incentive to building contractors.

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L-R: Megan Lohmann, Community Energy Association; Rob Gay, Chair, Regional District of East Kootenay; Kaylyn Gervais Manager, Community Relationships East, Columbia Basin Trust; Lois Halko, Councillor District of Sparwood; Larry Davey, Vice President, Planning & Development, Teck; Diane Tammen, Community Relations Manager East Kootenay, BC Hydro.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Sparwood, Technology, Transportation

Sparwood charging station completes Highway 3 Accelerate Kootenays network

The Sparwood DC Fast Charging stations completes the planned installation of fast charging stations across the Highway 3 corridor in the Kootenays.

Canal Flats, B.C., rolled out the welcome mat to a new employer—the Columbia Lake Technology Center—who promises to replace the jobs lost when the 100-year-old sawmill shut down in 2015.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Technology

From sawdust to silicon—why Canal Flats is now the envy of every rural community in B.C.

A new data centre has taken over the former sawmill land and promises to bring jobs and hope to Canal Flats and other rural communities throughout B.C.

by Kerry Shellborn
Tracey Buckley of Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Technology, Influential Women in Business

Tracey Buckley — a rare combination

An aptitude for technology, natural communication skills and an easy way with people have been key to Tracey Buckley’s success.

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Costa Rica-born Pilar Portela, CEO of Astra Smart Systems Inc. and i4C Innovation in the West Kootenay, is passionate about rural sustainability and the practical application of emerging technology
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Small Business, Technology, Influential Women in Business

Pilar Portela: Business leader, role model, mentor

Technology entrepreneur Pilar Portela shares her perspective on the leadership roles of women in business.

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A good crowd showed up for the opening session of the BC Tech Summit.
Technology

Kootenay business leaders need to jump onto the tech bandwidth

Tips from several Kootenay business leaders who attended the 2018 BC Tech Summit

by Amanda Truscott

Promoted Technology businesses

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