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The Burton Community Assocation Community Hall.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology Community buildings get energized

16 energy-wise projects are supported with over $650,000 from Columbia Basin Trust

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - April 18

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Beach cleaning machine on sandy beach.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Nelson company will clean up your beach

If you're looking for a cleaner beach full of soft, silky sand this summer, then you may want to check out Nelson’s Better Lawn and Garden

Southern mountain caribou.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Animal Care, Education Caribou conservation engagement scheduled for April 15-17 in Kootenays

The public is invited to community engagement sessions to provide feedback on two draft agreements to conserve southern mountain caribou populations

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - April 12

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Ingrid Bron is the director of community economic development in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke Insights for Revelstoke

New information on Revelstoke’s population numbers supports effective planning for adequate City services.

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New Harrop ferry moored in lake.
West Kootenay, Transportation Harrop II makes its debut in the Kootenays

These new ferries are larger and able to carry more vehicles than the ferries they replace, with capacity increased to handle commercial vehicles.

Little girl dressed in pink using a computer.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Golden, Slocan, Financial, Technology Public spaces add state-of-the-art technology

Nine communities receive over $613,000 from the Trust’s Community Technology Program

Kootenay Gallery of Art has been showcasing art to the rural community of Castlegar for the last 40 years.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Tourism Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar has been showcasing art for the past 40 years

Maggie Shirley, curator and gallery assistant for Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar, B.C., highlights the historic gallery’s exhibitions and programs

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - April 5

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

From left, RDCK Area H director Walter Popoff, Silverton Coun. Leah Main, Minister of Citizens’ Services Jinny Sims, Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy, Slocan Mayor Jessica Lunn and Nakusp Mayor Tom Zeleznik.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology Improving internet access for people in the Kootenays

26 rural communities in the Kootenays will be getting improved high-speed access to the internet

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 29

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Columbia Basin Trust President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff (middle left) and Selkirk College President and CEO Angus Graeme (middle right) gather in front of Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus with students from a variety of programs to recognize the new partnership that will innovate and enhance the college experience.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial $6 million to innovate and enhance college experience

The Trust will provide colleges with $3 million over three years and work collaboratively to develop project plans to grow program offerings and diversify

Widened sidewalks are just one of the many upgrades that have been completed on Castlegar’s Columbia Avenue.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments Changes to Columbia Avenue in Castlegar are more than meets the eye

Stephanie Allen-Pelletier, communications director for MarWest Industries, highlights the completed updates on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar

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West Kootenay, Castlegar, Golden, Grand Forks, Nelson, Rossland, Trail 40 under 40: The West Kootenay/Boundary list

Meet the West Kootenay and Boundary region nominees for our 40 under 40 list.

Traction on Demand will be expanding its operations into the Legion building in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology Traction on Demand is parking in Nelson

Greg Malpass, founder and CEO of Traction on Demand, is bringing his business home to Nelson, B.C.

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The Summit Trail Makers Society will be improving access to Azure Lake with support from Columbia Basin Trust’s Trail Enhancement Grants.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Environment, Health & Wellness, Tourism Get outside! Basin trails to see improvements

The Trust increases recreation opportunities with $484,000 for 29 trail projects

The conference will leverage local subject-matter experts, researchers, policy-makers and traditional knowledge keepers to deliver fresh perspectives on the Columbia River’s future.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, West Kootenay, Education, Environment, First Nations Discuss the future of the Columbia River

The One River, One Future conference will take place in Kimberley, B.C. from September 12-14, 2019

Tom Zeleznik was elected mayor of Nakusp in October 2018.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Technology Nakusp to get connected

The announcement of funding for high-speed Internet opens new possibilities for economic development for Nakusp.

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Johnny Strilaeff is the president and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust, and acting president and CEO of Columbia Power Corporation.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Energy, Financial The Trust is fulfilling its purpose

“Our mandate is set by the people of the Columbia Basin, and it’s our job to execute on it.” — Johnny Strilaeff, president and CEO, the Trust.

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Trucker crossing bridge in B.C., Highway 16, (Robson River Bridge),  and uses ELD.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology, Transportation Electronic Logging Devices add efficiency to Hours of Service compliance

Electronic Logging Devices allow drivers to track their hours of service easily while out on the road.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 22

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

DCT Chambers truck on an elevated stretch of highway built on a mountainside
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Forestry, Transportation The Chambers Group: Trucking at its most innovative

DCT Chambers Trucking presents the DCT or dump-clean trailer—another innovation in a long line of firsts.

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Slocan City Suites tenants stand with 93-year-old Lydia Kania (in front), a formidable fundraiser for both Slocan City Suites and Passmore Lodge.
West Kootenay, Slocan, Developments How sweet it is: Slocan City Suites opens for seniors

Rita Moir, president of the Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society, outlines the benefits of the new Slocan City Suites complex

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Jinny Sims is the Minister of Citizens’ Services.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations , Technology Connectivity is key in the Kootenays

Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services, details how the provincial government’s $50-million grant will benefit rural and Indigenous communities through B.C.

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Six Mile Slough near Creston will provide better habitat for many species once it’s restored with support from Columbia Basin Trust’s Ecosystem Enhancement Program.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Forestry Improving health and biodiversity in local ecosystems

Trust gives five projects over $3 million through Ecosystem Enhancement Program

A branch of Kootenay Savings.
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial Trail-based Kootenay Savings issues $746K in profit sharing dividends to members

With corporate offices in Trail, Kootenay Savings is a member-owned financial co-operative with eleven branches throughout the Kootenays

Wayne Stetski, NDP Member of Parliament for Kootenay – Columbia.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Technology MP Wayne Stetski calls for more funding for rural internet and wireless

Stetski called on the government to substantially increase its investment in rural connectivity in the 2019 budget saying, “rural Canadians deserve no less.”

Hailey Troock is a Young Agrarian and land matcher for the Columbia Basin.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Nelson, Agriculture, Small Business Missed connections: Farmer seeking farm

Hailey Troock, Young Agrarian and land matcher for the Columbia Basin in Nelson, B.C., connects farmers to farms across the Kootenays

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Tiny Greens in Nelson, B.C. Growing microgreens for local restaurants and homes.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Agriculture, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Small Business Tiny Greens grow in Nelson, B.C.

Matt Kelk’s new business supplies local residents with microgreens year-round.

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Logo for Innov8 Digital Solutions Inc., with picture of small town in Kootenays.
West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business, Technology Innov8 Digital Solutions Inc. acquires Lang Business Systems

Innov8 Digital Solutions Inc. is B.C.’s largest independently owned and operated office equipment sales and service organization

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 15

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

“We yearned to provide intimate and life-changing safaris in the bush that mirrored our own experiences throughout Africa,” said Fannuel Nsingo, co-owner of Escape to Africa Safaris.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Tourism Escape to Africa via Nelson, B.C.

Fannuel Nsingo and Colleen Chisholm, co-owners of Escape to Africa Safaris in Nelson, B.C., take small groups of travellers on intimate trips into Africa

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Selkirk College alumnus Alexandre Landry
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Technology Selkirk College GIS Alumnus soars in new career

A geospatial analyst for Nelson’s Harrier Aerial Surveys, Landry is part of a team that provides high-precision surveying

Mark Laver is the economic development manager in Castlegar, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Technology Castlegar steps into the future

In Castlegar, the seeds of economic development, career inspiration and opportunity are planted early and deep.

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Picture of ski scene, with word REVELSTOKE in large plain font.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Revelstoke reveals a new visual identity: REVELSTOKE.

The new look was designed by C&B Advertising of Calgary, under the guidance of the Revelstoke Tourism Advisory Committee.

Meghan Stewart (right) with her daughter Ruby and life-long friend Amy Stewart at the annual Bursary Tea.
West Kootenay, Education, Financial Selkirk College bursaries provide optimism in the face of challenge

Each academic year, Selkirk College awards almost $200,000 in bursaries to students who face financial challenges

Members of the Selkirk College facilities team—(L-R) Mike Geisler, Melanie Perepolkin, Ron Zaitsoff and Pauline de Grandpre—check out the new Chevrolet Bolt which has been added to the college fleet.
West Kootenay, Education, Environment, Technology, Transportation Selkirk College ushers in electric vehicle age

The new Chevrolet Bolt is 100 per cent electric and the estimated cost for operating the vehicle annually is less than $500.

Kimberley’s Platzl is a gathering space for the community.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Financial, Tourism Outdoor gathering spaces to get a facelift

Municipalities, regional districts and First Nations communities can apply for up to $500,000 to create, restore or enhance an outdoor multi-use space.

Group of students looking at display of Mobile Terrestrial LiDAR unit.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Technology Selkirk College provides closer look at LiDAR Data Collection Tools

Selkirk College hosted a demonstration day that put focus on the latest tools used for geospatial data collection.

An artist's rendition of the new A&W building in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Revelstoke’s A&W set for demolition: to be replaced with new A&W building

The Revelstoke A&W is set to be modernized starting in the spring of 2019.

The DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. facility.
West Kootenay, Developments, Mining DMG Blockchain’s 85-megawatt crypto mining facility now fully operational in WK/Boundary

The facility – one of North America's largest – runs on clean hydroelectric power

Shown is the interior of a tiny house, showing the kitchen in the foreground with lots of wood everywhere.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Environment, Small Business Nelson Tiny Houses are big on charm

Nelson Tiny Houses in Nelson, B.C., proves that downsizing can mean upgrading

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SMS truck.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Teck reports unaudited annual & fourth quarter results: 2018

“2018 was another very good year for Teck,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO of the company.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - March 1

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Jon Wilsgard is the CAO for the Town of Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments Golden embraces development

Golden, B.C., is looking at implementing a more structured, formalized approach to economic development.

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Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West.
West Kootenay, Developments, Health & Wellness Improving health-care services for people in West Kootenay Boundary

A new ambulatory care area and expanded pharmacy at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) have been approved by the provincial government.

David Perehudoff is the chief administrative officer for the City of Trail, B.C.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments Taking care of business—and more—in Trail

“We’re trying to identify evolving priorities and advance the interests for the overall prosperity of the area,” —David Perehudoff, CAO, Trail

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Owners of Maglio Building Centre standing outside store.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Developments, Retail Rona’s Fraser Valley Building Supplies acquires the Maglio Building Centres in Trail and Nelson

Formerly owned by Tony Maglio, his brother Dominic and brother in-law Russ Beauchamp, the Maglio Building Centres have been serving the area for over 30 years.

Tom Thomson outside the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce
West Kootenay, Nelson The power of partnership

The NAEDP is an efficient, cost-effective collaboration that envisions and enables sustainable improvements in Nelson and the surrounding area.

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