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Tourism in the Kootenays is a beautiful thing. — Bob Dupee photo

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Tammy Verigin-Burk is white with long black hair and wears a black shirt and silver necklace.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Small Business, Tourism

One-on-one with Castlegar Chamber executive director Tammy Verigin-Burk

Tammy Verigin-Burk, Castlegar Chamber executive director, highlights some accomplishments of 2020 and challenges moving into 2021

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Heather Bodnarchuk, vice president of operations for Prestige Hotels and Resorts, has overseen the assessment process for Sustainable Tourism 2030 from corporate headquarters in Kelowna, B.C.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Environment, Tourism

Part 2: Sustainable Tourism 2030 has been embraced by the Prestige hotels in the Kootenays

Prestige Hotels and Resorts are business leaders with 7 “green” certifications from Sustainable Tourism 2030

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Brad Parsell sits at his desk next to a binder, a phone and a computer.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business, Tourism

The Work in Fernie initiative is attracting much-needed workers from outside the region

Brad Parsell, executive director at the Fernie Chamber, is enticing out-of-town workers with a diversity of careers and lifestyle opportunities available

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Brittney Dickson sits on her snowmobile while looking at her laptop in the mountains.
East Kootenay, Golden, Small Business, Tourism

Take a COVID-safe avalanche safety course to get set for winter

Brittney Dickson, owner of Stay Wild Backcountry Skills in Golden, B.C., is bringing avalanche safety training online

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Kootenay Park Lodge is an old wooden building in nature.
East Kootenay, Small Business, Tourism

Kootenay Park Lodge has been persevering through adversity for nearly a century

Greg Chatelain, co-owner of Kootenay Park Lodge in Vermilion Crossing, B.C., has kept his business alive and well through forest fires and COVID-19

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Erika Krest smiles for a photo.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Combat COVID with BINGO

Erika Krest, executive director for the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce, is promoting #thinklocalfirst Bingo to encourage local shopping

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Jessica Kazemi smiles for a photo.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism

Meet the new Cranbrook Farmer’s Market manager

Jessica Kazemi, the new manager of the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market, is excited to lead the market into the future

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Baker Hill Heritage Bed and Breakfast is a large brown house with many windows and colourful trees in the yard.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Tourism

So you want to run a B&B? Follow these 7 suggestions

Gladys Goss-Laing, owner of Baker Hill Heritage Bed and Breakfast in Cranbrook, outlines what it takes to run a successful B&B

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The faces behind Kettle Down, a niche clothing line in Grand Forks, B.C. From left to right: Meagan Savaia, Stacey Smith & Hannah Baker.
East Kootenay, Grand Forks, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Kettle Down settles down in Grand Forks

Fuelled by a love of fashion and a passion for their community, three local businesswomen create Kettle Down, a unique clothing brand

by Julie Matchett

Promoted Tourism businesses

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