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Trail, Technology The need for speed

Trail is boosting its economic potential by incorporating fibre optic technology.

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Nelson, Technology These guys don’t suck

The Vacuum has worked with numerous high-profile companies—McDonald’s, Nike and Warner Bros. are just a few of the clients of this group of talented techxperts; we speak to Kris McLaughlin, one of the team.

by Glynis Fediuk
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Cranbrook, Financial, Technology Making payments a piece of cake

Great digital developments are coming from the East Kootenays. Need proof? Ask Lee Tengum about the success of Pancake Payments.

by Glynis Fediuk
Castlegar, Technology Blending creativity and technology

The staff at Breeding Fields in Castlegar take a novel approach to computer programming.

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Trail, Developments, Mining, Technology Soaring to new heights

Firebird Technologies Inc. offers products unique on a global stage and its new facility will allow the company to develop new products and expand into different markets.

by Trevor Crawley
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Castlegar, Environment, Forestry, Technology The green energy is now flowing

Just north of Castlegar lies the Zellstoff Celgar Pulp Mill; with its workforce of more than 400 employees, it is one of the key economic drivers of the West Kootenay.

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Cranbrook, Environment, Technology Waste not, want not

When water goes down the drain or is flushed away, most of us don’t give it a second thought—until something goes wrong. However, that’s a luxury that the City of Cranbrook doesn’t have.

by Tanya Lang Gahr
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Trail, Technology Innovation generation

For more than 114 years, the lead-zinc smelter in Trail has been the primary economic driver in the West Kootenay community; now, it is the genesis of several directly related high-tech companies and is creating a revolution in innovative businesses.

by Tanya Lang Gahr
Education, Technology The Kootenay path of science

Science and technology career options and educational programs in our region are increasing—due partially to organizations that foster the development of science and technology in the Kootenays. Jayme Hadiken took her technology training at Selkirk College in Castlegar and is now a lab technician at Zellstoff Celgar.

by Joni Krats

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