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Cranbrook Chamber President, Wes Rogers.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Cranbrook Chamber responds to BC Budget 2019

The BC Budget leaves a lot of uncertainty for small and medium enterprises

MP Wayne Stetski.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay NDP: Wayne Stetski elected chair of British Columbia caucus

The NDP’s B.C. Caucus meets weekly to discuss federal issues important to the people of British Columbia

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 15

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

MP Wayne Stetski in his Cranbrook Office.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment, Small Business, Tourism MP Wayne Stetski looks behind and ahead

After serving as Cranbrook’s Mayor from 2011 to 2014, MP Wayne Stetski continues to serve the Kootenays on a grander, federal scale in 2019.

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The concept plan for the proposed Johnson Way RV Park in the Johnson Heights neighbourhood in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Real Estate New Johnson Way RV Park in Revelstoke Looking For Approval

The proposed development would include RV spots, cabins, as well as combined two-storey storage/suite units.

Maryann Puliz is the owner and trainer at FiTBoX Cross Training in Castlegar.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business Strong is the new sexy at FiTBoX Cross Training in Castlegar

Maryann Puliz, owner and trainer at FiTBoX Cross Training in Castlegar, B.C., has combined kickboxing and crossfit into a stellar workout

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Ryan Burton, owner and operator of Valhalla Refrigeration based in Castlegar.
West Kootenay, Small Business New HVAC company – Valhalla Refrigeration now operating in West Kootenay

Valhalla Refrigeration services the entire West Kootenay region, including the Arrow Lakes area.

Rebekah Tebrinke of PV Ranch Adventures, in front of the fireplace
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Rebekah Tebrinke, PV Ranch Adventures

Rebekah Tebrinke is following in the footsteps of her parents and grandparents at PV Ranch Adventures, near Grand Forks, B.C.

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Natalia Pacheco, owner of Gravi Tea Coffee & Toys in Castlegar, B.C., and Castlegar Chamber’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2018.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Top 10 Business People Natalia Pacheco

Natalia Pacheco, owner of Gravi Tea Coffee & Toys in Castlegar, has earned a place on our Top 10 Kootenay Business People 2019 list.

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The Career Internship Program provides wage funding for employers to hire college and university graduates in permanent, career-focused positions.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Retail, Small Business Get up to $25,000 to hire an intern

Columbia Basin Trust program helps businesses create and retain jobs

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 8

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

Rick Jensen, Chair
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Columbia Basin Trust announces board changes

Jensen reappointed Chair, Carver new Vice-Chair, plus three new and returning directors

Geoscience BC banner.
West Kootenay, Mining 8,000 km2 of new Kootenay-Boundary geological mapping released

Geological mapping covering 8,000 km2 of historic mining areas in British Columbia’s Kootenay Boundary Regional District was recently released by Geoscience BC

Picture showing office area with people working on computers.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Financial, Technology Rossland’s Thoughtexchange raises $4M to fuel growth

Thoughtexchange has evolved into a two-way experience platform used by millions of people across many industries.

Grant Thorton group photo.
West Kootenay, Small Business Grant Thornton welcomes Berg Lehmann of the West Kootenay region to the firm

Grant Thornton LLP, a professional services firm providing accounting, audit, tax and advisory services, is pleased to announce its union with Berg Lehmann.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 1

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

Clark Coyston, new owner of RHC RE/MAX Realty in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Real Estate New owner takes over RE/MAX RHC Realty in Nelson

RHC Realty traces its roots back to the early 1900's in the Queen City.

The East Kootenay Credit Union, Cranbrook location.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Kootenay-Based Credit Unions have assets of $2.5 Billion – will they eventually merge?

In a recent Business in Vancouver (BIV) list, the publication ranked the biggest Credit Unions in B.C., which included a number of Kootenay-based credit unions

Two female students are wearing warm layers of clothes and are holding a sign that says
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Energy, Environment A Cool Challenge

Selkirk College is participating in the BC Cool Campus Challenge to lower its environmental footprint

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Keith Liggett and Danielle Gibson
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Kootenay writers offer workshops at Cranbrook’s St. Eugene Resort, February 22 to 24

Four authors from the East and West Kootenays will conduct workshops at the St. Eugene Writers Workshops

Waneta Expansion.
West Kootenay, Trail, Energy, Financial Trust, Columbia Power purchase Waneta expansion

The Trust and Columbia Power, which currently own 49 per cent of Waneta Expansion, worked closely with the BC Government to make this purchase possible.

Forests between Osoyoos and Rock Creek B.C. where FortisBC workers are.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Energy, Top 120 employers Electricity use is on the rise despite a mild winter

Electricity use is up 20 per cent or more since the start of December among FortisBC customers.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 25

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

A Teck employee crouched beside a river.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Teck named to 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list

Teck was the top-ranked company in the Metals and Mining category, as rated by media and investment research company, Corporate Knights.

Helicopters fighting forest fires in Kootenays, B.C. in August, 2018.
East Kootenay, Elkford, West Kootenay, Kaslo, Education, Environment, Financial, Real Estate, Retail Is your business prepared for a fire or flood?

Here is a (relatively) comprehensive guide to make sure your business is covered in emergency situations.

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A photo published by Mexico Now, of workers at Pacific Insight's Monterrey, Mexico production facility
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology Pacific Insight will close its Nelson facility as production shifts to Mexico

Pacific Insight will move their production to a company-built facility in Monterrey, Mexico

Mike Konkin, one of the owners of Trail Hammer and Bolt, is standing in front of the store counter with goods for sale in the back.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Small Business Trail Hammer and Bolt gets the job done

Trail Hammer and Bolt is a new business in Trail, B.C.

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Aaron Davidson, founder of Cronometer Software Inc.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Technology, Top 10 Business People Aaron Davidson

Aaron Davidson is the founder of Cronometer Software Inc., based in Revelstoke, B.C.

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Brian Taylor is now serving his fourth term as mayor of Grand Forks, B.C.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks Brian Taylor is back at Grand Forks city hall

“I hope that soon we can develop the dream that Grand Forks needs, showing that our community is going to grow and change.” —Brian Taylor, mayor

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A Bitcoin machine.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Financial, Technology Nelson’s Burrell Grocery home to the Kootenay’s first and only Bitcoin ATM

BankBit, a company owned and operated by Nelson-resident Ben Glickman, recently installed a Bitcoin machine in the convenience store.

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

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

A student looking through a pair of binoculars.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Environment Students “Do and Learn” in their wild backyards

Environmental education programs have immediate and long-lasting effects

(L to R) Todd and Jay Manton are the owners of Kokanee Mountain Zipline in Nelson and Mineral Mountain Ziplines in Fairmont.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, West Kootenay, Nelson, Tourism, Top 10 Business People Jay and Todd Manton

Todd and Jay Manton, owners of Kokanee Mountain Zipline in Nelson and Mineral Mountain Ziplines in Fairmont, are Top 10 Business People

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Alicia Gray is proud to show off her 2018 Trail Chamber of Commerce awards for Emerging Entrepreneur and Business of the Year.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Top 10 Business People Alicia Gray

Alicia Gray, owner of Bombshack Apparel in Rossland, B.C., is blasting past expectations with her young business

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Joey Christensen has set Yogi Berri Café’s foundation in concrete at a commercial location.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine Yo yo, Boo Boo, Yogi Berri ain’t movin’ anymore

Joey Christensen, owner of Yogi Berri Café in Trail, B.C., has more food options than a pic-a-nic basket

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Bruno Tassone, mayor of Castlegar, wears the official chain of office
West Kootenay, Castlegar Bruno Tassone moves into the mayor’s office in Castlegar

The new mayor of Castlegar is well acquainted with infrastructure and what it means to the city’s ability to function.

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View of lake.
West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Darkwoods conservation area to grow

The Nature Conservancy of Canada receives $650,000 from Columbia Basin Trust

Gillian Sanders with a tranquilized grizzly bear
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Financial Reptiles, grizzlies and more to benefit from $1 million

29 projects receive Environment Grants from Columbia Basin Trust

BC Transit passengers relax and take in the sights on a stress-free journey/commute.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation For an easy ride, take the bus

Convenient, affordable transportation is key to a community’s livability, and BC Transit is providing that key in many small communities.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 11

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

Andrea Wilkey and Michael Hoher promote  the benefits of Export Navigator.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Small Business Accessing international markets

Evidence confirms that the Export Navigator pilot project is uniquely answering ongoing needs of expansion-ready businesses.

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Students moved into the new Silver King Campus carpentry shop in September where the workspace has been enhanced to feature high ceilings, natural light, more floor space and a leading edge dust collection system.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Financial Selkirk College opens new carpentry shop at Silver King Campus

The $23 million refresh at Nelson's Silver King Campus has reached another milestone with the opening of its new carpentry shop

Ed Attridge, new executive director for the Trail Chamber of Commerce.
West Kootenay, Trail Ed Attridge new Executive Director at Trail Chamber of Commerce

Ed Attridge replaces recently retired Audry Durham as the new Executive Director

John Dooley has returned to the office of mayor in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson John Dooley is back

After four years, John Dooley has returned to the position of mayor of Nelson. This term will give him a total of 13 years in the role.

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Lisa Pasin was elected mayor of Trail, B.C., in October 2018.
West Kootenay, Trail Lisa Pasin, Trail’s new mayor

“I have a clear understanding of my role and clear expectations of myself and others in achieving our shared purpose.”—Lisa Pasin, Trail’s mayor

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i4C Innovation Center
West Kootenay, Trail, Financial, Technology Carl Data receives $225K in funding for further growth of sensor development laboratory

Funding from the Columbia Basin Trust Impact Investment Fund will be used to continue development of a new water and wastewater sensor testing lab facility

Birdhouse covered in snow, sun setting behind mountain in background.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Kootenay Biz Blog takes a winter break

Thanks to all our readers for following the Kootenay Biz Blog on a daily basis in 2018

Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Chair Keith Smyth and Kootenay Savings’ mascot Super Saver Sam celebrate the good news.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation helps fund 19 Kootenay-area non-profits & service clubs

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is helping Christmas come a little early this year for nineteen Kootenay-area non-profit organizations

The two owners of The Purist Pantry are shown seated: Todd and Melinda Kopet.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Cuisine, Environment, Small Business The Purist Pantry in Rossland offers healthy foods from scratch

Melinda and Todd Kopet create healthy foods from scratch out of The Purist Pantry in Rossland, B.C.

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