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Joy Kogawa
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Nelson, New Denver, Entertainment and Hospitality Author Joy Kogawa speaks on “Forgiveness” in Nelson, Kaslo, New Denver and Silverton, June 7 to 10

The focus of Kogawa’s West Kootenay talks will be her most recent book, the 2016 memoir Gently to Nagasaki

Erinne Allen has a two-year contract for the position of events manager for the City of Grand Forks, B.C.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Celebrations in Grand Forks

Events manager Erinne Allen is planning a whole slew of events for Grand Forks and the surrounding area.

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The Centre for Rural Health Research team.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Health & Wellness Rural Evidence Review — Health Service Planning Through a Rural Lens

The goal of the Rural Evidence Review (RER) project is to work with rural citizens to provide high quality, useful evidence for rural health care planning in BC

MP Wayne Stetski in the House of Commons.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay MP Stetski urges public to respond to Canada Revenue Agency’s consultation on service

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has launched an online public consultation in the ongoing effort to improve their service to taxpayers

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - May 24

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

Sydney Black, executive director of the Nelson & District Arts Council.
West Kootenay, Nelson, 40 Under 40 Determination meets inspiration in the West Kootenay

Meet Sydney Black, executive director of the Nelson & District Arts Council and founder of Black Productions.

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CEBC is BC’s clean energy industry association that represents 135 members.
West Kootenay, Trail, Environment Clean Energy BC delves into the Kootenays

The Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) is hosting their spring conference Powering Generations: Legacy to the Future in Trail, BC from June 4th – 6th.

Cedra Eichenauer and Melissa Johnson of the Nakusp and District Chamber of Commerce stand beside the decorative paddlwheel outside the chamber office
West Kootenay, Nakusp Nakusp report, summer 2019

With the help of a summer student, chamber manager Cedra Eichenauer is providing services for the business community and Nakusp’s visitors.

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Castlegar's Downtown Shell - Benson Oil, showing fuel truck at station.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Transportation Castlegar’s Downtown Shell – Benson Oil Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The busy and popular stop with the motoring public is celebrating 30 years in business and recently held an open house for staff and customers.

Suzan Hewat is serving her second term as the mayor of Kaslo, B.C.
West Kootenay, Kaslo Kaslo: Historic and future-focused

Kaslo remembers and honours its history while actively working to achieve healthy growth and a secure future.

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Jillian and a young child she cares for
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, 40 Under 40 Caring for kids in Grand Forks

When Jillian Shannon opened her child-care centre in Grand Forks, she had no idea how warmly she would be welcomed.

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An artist's rendition of the future renovations planned for Cover Architecture's new building.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Small Business Cover Architecture plans move to new building in the Fall of 2019

The brick building, which will become Cover’s new home, is located at the south entrance to Nelson’s developing Railtown commercial neighbourhood

Dan Wiebe stands outside his split-rail cedar fencing plant
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Kootenay Influencers Dan Wiebe: Nakusp influencer

We’re calling Dan Wiebe an influencer in Nakusp, and he insists that he’s just one of many.

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MP Wayne Stetski
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Retail, Small Business MP Stetski allocates more than $774,000 for summer jobs in Kootenay-Columbia

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program provides wage subsidies to aid employers in creating quality summer work experiences for youth aged 15 to 30.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - May 17

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

Rendition of new ferry vessel.
West Kootenay, Financial, Transportation New vessel and terminal upgrades on deck for inland ferry route

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $17,176,667 to this project through the New Building Canada Plan

Three smiling  business-women holding bouquets of flowers: Shawna L'Heureux, Zen Mountain Float & Wellness, Kimberley; Anna Lamb, Pro-Fitness Gym,
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Influential Women in Business awards, 2019

We congratulate all of the nominees to the Influential Women in Business list and thank them for their work and their contribution.

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Two cans of Mt. Begbie Brewing Company's Stoked Winter Ale.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Two Kootenay-based craft breweries bring home National Beer Awards

The 17th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards were recently held in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.

Two women sitting down and talking.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment, Financial Transboundary Conference scholarships available

The scholarships are made possible thanks to conference sponsors and co-hosts Columbia Basin Trust and Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - May 10

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

WildSafe BC employee Johanne Lamoureux educates the public at a Bear Smart Community workshop.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment Keeping Wild Things Wild

Columbia Basin Trust has been partnering with the British Columbia Conservation Foundation since 2009

The Aqanttanam Housing Society in Cranbrook will be developing a new apartment building that will include 39 units.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Developments, Financial More affordable housing options coming soon

The Trust supports five projects with $1.5 million to build 118 new units

Community Futures Central Kootenay named Charlotte Ferreux its 2019 Volunteer of the Year.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business Charlotte Ferreux awarded Community Futures Volunteer of the Year

Ferreux was first introduced to Community Futures as a client of the Self Employment Program, which helps aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own business.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Fantastic females

We salute the nominees in our 2019 Influential Women in Business Awards for their phenomenal commitment and energy.

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An Air Canada Express airplane on tarmac at airport.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Financial, Transportation Government of Canada investing in safety at the West Kootenay Regional Airport

The West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar will receive funding to rehabilitate the airside lighting and electrical systems

2019 Environmental Education Awards of Excellence graphic.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Recognize a deserving educator

Nominations open for 2019 Environmental Education Awards of Excellence

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - April 26

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

Aerial view of flooding in the community of Grand Forks, B.C.
West Kootenay, Education, Environment, Technology RDKB launches new emergency alerting system

Residents can register for emergency alerts delivered by smartphone app, email and voice or text to landline or cell

Jessica Nordlander, new Vice President of Operations at Thoughtexchange.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology Sweden’s most innovative leader joins Thoughtexchange as VP of Operations

Jessica Nordlander joined Thoughtexchange to scale her passion for innovating leadership and find work-life balance a small mountain town

Galadriel Watson
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Kootenay authors provide warm up for Convergence Writers’ weekend

The three free “Coffee with a Writer” sessions in New Denver and Nakusp offer a chance for local readers and writers to interact informally with area authors.

Picture of Paulson Bridge.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Transportation Highway 3 bridge enhancements to improve safety

The Paulson Bridge crosses over McRae Creek and the Kettle Valley Rail Trail on the Crowsnest Highway, approximately 50 kilometres west of Castlegar

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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