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Owner Murray Floyd demonstrates Culligan new bottling facility and announces major expansion of his companies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook’s Culligan, Flaman Fitness & Beachcomber Hot Tubs expand to the West Kootenay

Cranbrook businessman Murray Floyd is pleased to announce expansion into the West Kootenays

Tim Wiley, owner/operator of Rustic Crust Pizza, loves to provide delectable fare for the people in and around Trail, B.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Tim Wiley, Trail’s favourite pizza man

“All the environments I encounter are positive because, well . . . pizza!” said Tim Wiley, owner of Rustic Crust Pizza in Trail, B.C.

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(From left) Local entrepreneur Brian Fry discusses his plan for an innovation centre with Columbia Basin Trust’s Tim O’Doherty, Senior Manager, Investments, and Jon Exley, Manager, Assessment and Development.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Trust puts new economic development plan into action

The Trust is purchasing a commercial building in the Waneta Industrial Park near Trail and working with a local tech industry entrepreneur to fill the facility.

Ingrid Hope, president/owner of Hall Printing, stands beside an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient printer that uses no processing chemicals or water.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Environment, Forestry Lightening its print on the planet

Hall Printing in Trail, B.C., won the Go Green Award from the local chamber of commerce

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Tersia and Ben DeJager own and operate Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery near Trail, B.C.
West Kootenay, Trail Tersia and Ben DeJager

The power of personality is evident in the successful operation of Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery near Trail, B.C.

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A previously completed acid plant that Teck installed in 2014.
West Kootenay, Trail, Mining Teck Trail announces $174 million for new acid plant

The installation of a new acid plant will improve efficiency and environmental performance at Teck's Trail Operations.

Don Freschi sits near a computer.
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business, Technology Incubators aren’t just for chicks anymore

Don Freschi has amassed a collection of newfangled gear and innovative individuals in Trail, B.C.’s MIDAS lab

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The newly completed Smelter Recycle building at Teck's Trail operation.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Environment Teck Trail operations completes $35 million investment to improve community air quality

Teck Trail Operations has completed construction on the Smelter Recycle Building, a $35-million investment that will reduce fugitive dust emissions by up to 25%

The front window of the new Selkirk Security retail store in downtown Trail.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Small Business, Technology Selkirk Security opens new retail location in downtown Trail

Selkirk Security provides products for safety and security, including spy gear, GoPro cameras and aerial drones.

Long-time CAO for the City of Trail, B.C., David Perehudoff brings diversity to his position.
West Kootenay, Trail David Perehudoff, CAO, Trail, B.C.

David Perehudoff, CAO for Trail, B.C., has extensive education, experience in municipal administration and deep roots in the West Kootenay.

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GW Floors’ Owner/Manager/President, Harvie Hurd.
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business GW = Good work

GW Floors owner Harvie Hurd is here to help

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Terry Van Horn takes great satisfaction in her job as economic development officer for the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation.
West Kootenay, Trail Living and working in paradise

Economic development is a sometimes slow but always gratifying process for the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation

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A comfortable conversation bench is featured on the grounds of the Mir Centre for Peace, located on the Castlegar campus of Selkirk College.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Trail, Education Selkirk College at 50 years

For five decades, this college has served the West Kootenay well

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Deanne Steven is the dynamic executive director of Tourism Rossland in Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Education, Small Business, Technology, Tourism Influencing the West Kootenay

We highlight a few of the business people who are making things happen in Trail, Rossland and the surrounding area.

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Brad Pommen, director of the new MIDAS Lab in Trail, B.C., brings some serious technology skills to his position.
West Kootenay, Trail, Education, Small Business, Technology MIDAS Lab opens

Director Brad Pommen is heading up the new metallurgical industrial (MIDAS) lab in Trail, B.C.

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Picture of covered staircases, with pink blossom trees in foreground.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial, Health & Wellness Trail’s Storm the Stairs Challenge slated for September 10th

Storm the Stairs was started in 2015 by the United Way of Trail and District as a fundraising event for people looking for a healthy physical challenge.

Artist's rendition of the new Ferraro Foods store in downtown Trail.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Retail Ferraro Foods investing in major renovations to downtown Trail store

Ferraro Foods in downtown Trail is undergoing a major renovation and upgrade to their ever popular grocery food store.

Long-time entrepreneur Audry Durham is the executive director of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Small Business, Tourism Trail chamber embraces Rossland

Audry Durham, the executive director of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce, talked with us about the local business community.

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Whitewater rafting is one of many activities available through Get Lost Adventure Centre in Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism The Get Lost adventure

If you’re looking for adventure, Get Lost Adventure Centre in Rossland, B.C., can hook you up with exciting outdoor activities year round.

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Mike Martin, mayor of Trail, B.C., enjoys the view from the partly-completed Columbia River Skywalk.
Trail, Developments, Tourism A legacy takes shape in Trail

Trail, B.C., is acquiring necessary infrastructure replacement along with recreational, cultural and travel amenities and a beautified skyline.

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Picture of the Info on the Go tent.
Trail, Tourism Trail Chamber introduces the “Go Tent”

The Trail Chamber of Commerce is taking greeting visitors and residents to a whole new level with their new portable 'Go Tent'.

An artist's rendition of the new Trail Riverfront Centre.
Trail, Developments New Trail Riverfront Centre - library and museum drawings unveiled

The Riverfront Centre Building Committee recently revealed the drawings for the proposed new Library and Museum during Trail's Silver City Days festival.

Mike Balance, Dale Donaldson, Christina Champlin and Cassandra Urbshas of Mallard's Source for Sports in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Financial, Health & Wellness, Retail, Tourism Influencing Nelson

Our research rewarded us with information about a few of Nelson’s most influential business people.

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Construction on what will be one of the longest pedestrian suspension bridges in North America is underway in the City of Trail.
Trail, Developments, Transportation Trail’s $14.7M suspension bridge construction well underway

Once constructed, the bridge will span almost 1000 feet across the Columbia River, from downtown Trail to East Trail.

Mary Austin, Nicole Cherlet, Tanya Finley and Kayla Sebastian received  Influential Women in Business Awards from Kootenay Business magazine.
Cranbrook, Grand Forks, Fernie, Invermere, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Cuisine, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business 2016 IWIB recap

Seven businesswomen received the Kootenay Business magazine Influential Women in Business Awards for 2016.

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Eric Lawson, new regional Black Press publisher for the company's West Kootenay/Boundary area.
Creston, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Trail West Kootenay Black Press papers get new regional publisher

Eric Lawson replaces Chuck Bennett, who had been group publisher since 2007.

Bree Seabrook, Manager of Communications Columbia Power Corporation.
Trail, Energy, Influential Women in Business Bree Seabrook

Being prepared for anything and everything is all part of the job.

Jakki Van Hemert, owner/operator of Heart & Soul Tae Kwon Do
Trail, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Jakki Van Hemert

Jakki Van Hemert’s goal is to help others overcome their own fears

A group of business women all standing together.
Cranbrook, Golden, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Financial, Health & Wellness, Real Estate, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Kootenay Business Magazine presents the 2016 list of Women in Business nominations

Kootenay Business Magazine will announce the winners of the 2016 Women in Business awards at luncheons in the East Kootenay and West Kootenay

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Mary Austin, director of business development at Austin Engineering Ltd.
Trail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Mary Austin

Mary Austin taps into the Kootenay potential

Nathan Staplin has the MC of Junior Dragon's Den, Glen Hicks, try on a Black Dust Apparel jacket.
Cranbrook, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Nakusp, Nelson, Trail, Developments, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragons take the stage at Kootenay-wide Championships

Students from all over the Kootenays took the stage to compete in the Junior Dragons Den championship held at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail.

Picture of bridges that span the Columbia River in Trail, B.C.
Trail Columbia River Skywalk, chosen name for pipeline/pedestrian bridge

The name, submitted by Trail resident Glenn Schneider, was among the 80+ suggestions that were submitted to the City of Trail at the end of 2015.

Dylan Peil, a Grade 9 student at LV Rogers Secondary School,  designed and prototyped an Active Solar Tracker using a satellite dish covered with mirrors.
Castlegar, Nakusp, Nelson, Trail, Education, Technology Student scientists win big at the regional Science Fair

The fair was open to students from across the Kootenay Boundary region and featured 95 projects in experiments, innovation, and research.

The 2016 board of directors of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
Grand Forks, Christina Lake, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Developments The RDKB celebrates its 50th anniversary

Following fellow Kootenay districts RDCK and RDEK, the RDKB celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016.

by Mason Buettner
Graphic of Imagine Kootenay website.
Golden, Fernie, Kimberley, Sparwood, Castlegar, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail, Developments, Financial, Real Estate, Small Business New partnership launched to attract investment and a diversified workforce to the Kootenays

Imagine Kootenay (IK) focuses on highlighting the region as a great place to work, and excellent area to invest and an amazing place to live.

Windermere Valley Golf Course, on the sunny east side of the Columbia Valley is always one of the region's first golf courses to open.
Cranbrook, Creston, Golden, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Castlegar, Christina Lake, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail Projected 2016 opening dates for Kootenay golf courses

Here's a list of Kootenay Golf Course opening dates we have been able to track down.

Picture of Gord McArthur, world-class ice climber from Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Grand Forks, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail, Small Business Don’t miss world-class climber, Gord McArthur, guest speaker at 40 under 40 luncheon

Kootenay Business sought out the top 40 young business leaders in the Kootenay/Boundary/ Revelstoke areas to honour this group of under-40-year-old rising stars

Pierre Gratton, president and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada, spoke at the chamber of commerce luncheon in Cranbrook, B.C., on March 1.
Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood, Trail, Mining Mining: down but not out

“Canada’s mining sector, while going through difficult times, remains strong and has a bright future.”—Pierre Gratton

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David Abenante, owner of Elite Physiotherapy.
Trail David Abenante

His journey a circle in motion, this Trail physiotherapist has come back to the place he started from

Jakki Van Hemert, owner Heart & Soul Tae Kwon Do
Trail Jakki Van Hemert

With her motivational skills and dedication to helping others, Jakki Van Hemert has made a difference in the lives of many Fruitvale residents

Erik Laithwaite, Gerick Cycle and Sport Ltd.
Trail Erik Laithwaite and Jason Proulx

Hooked into sports at a young age, these two entrepreneurs get to share their passion for the outdoors and an active lifestyle everyday

Revelstoke Credit Union's recently constructed new building.
Cranbrook, Creston, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Financial Biggest credit unions in the Kootenays – ranked by assets

According to a list published by Business in Vancouver newspaper these are the largest credit unions in the Kootenays.

At the MIDAS lab, engineering and business students from the University of British Columbia Okanagan learn and improve the art of crystal pulling with Don Freschi, Chief Executive Officer of Fenix Advanced Materials.
Trail, Education, Technology Lab to expand innovation in our region

Known as MIDAS, the laboratory will help create new business opportunities, expand the skill sets of people who live here and increase regional competitiveness.

Picture of Teck's Trail operations.
Cranbrook, Sparwood, Trail, Financial, Mining Teck ekes out profit despite challenging times

Faced with challenging economic times, Teck managed to produce a profit in its fourth quarter report.

Graphic for the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Business.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Elkford, Grand Forks, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Retail, Small Business Call for nominations 40 Under 40—Rising Stars in Business

We invite your business to join in supporting and saluting these young business professionals (under 40) who deserve to be recognized.

Father-and-son team John Urquhart Sr. And John Urquhart Jr. operate Valley Firearms together in Trail, B.C.
Trail John Urquhart Sr. and John Urquhart Jr.

At Valley Firearms, a father and son make sure they can offer the best service to local hunting, shooting and fishing enthusiasts

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Financial security begins with some basic steps, like filling your piggybank.
Cranbrook, Golden, Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Financial Take it to the bank

According to the people who know, achieving financial security begins with some simple, basic steps.

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New pedestrian/pipeline bridge in Trail.
Trail, Developments, Transportation Help “Name That (new) Bridge” in Trail

The construction of the City of Trail’s pipeline/pedestrian Bridge is well underway.

Mike Martin, mayor of Trail, B.C.
Trail, Developments Progressive times in Trail, B.C.

After just a year in office, Mayor Mike Martin of Trail, B.C., is finding his work deeply rewarding.

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Selkirk College Electrical Foundation Program Instructor Julie-Claire Hamilton.
Nelson, Trail, Education Women encouraged to explore the trades at Selkirk College

In partnership with the Greater Trail Community Skills Centre, Selkirk College is offering a special Trades Discovery Program for Women.

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