Month: March 2016

High-Speed Fibre Optic Service Now in Downtown Rossland

Businesses in downtown Rossland can now reap the benefits of high-speed Internet with up to 100 mbps symmetrical service. The downtown area is now connected to the fibre optic network of the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Columbia Basin Trust. “We’re proud to be celebrating this achievement with the City …

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Logger Training Provides Gainful Employment Outcomes

British Columbia’s vibrant forest industry requires trained workers to ensure the future of the sector is strong. A partnership between Selkirk College and regional industry leaders helped plant important seeds for those interested being part of one of the province’s key economic generators.

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Eco-Retreat Investment Opportunity

Mulvehill Creek Eco-Retreat promotes innovation and affordable living Expanding into affordable, sustainable living, the innovative Mulvehill Creek Eco-Living Innovation Centre just south of Revelstoke is offering a variety of opportunities to participate in it’s evolution. Whether as a resident, a collaborator or as an actual investor, it’s a chance to be involved in something quite …

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Local BC Crowdfunding Opportunities Open Up – InvestLocalBC

At this point, I’m sure everyone is pretty familiar with the whole crowdfunding phenomenon. If you haven’t contributed to a campaign yourself, the name Kickstarter has become the face of innovation and debt-free startup funding and is immediately recognizable. Between Kickstarter and Indiegogo, another popular crowdfunding website, I’ve purchased the best ever device charger, a …

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Western Innovation Initiative – Call for Proposals!

Commercialization Funding for SMEs Hosted by the Government of Canada On March 14, 2016, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) will be launching the 3rd call for proposals for the Western Innovation Initiative (WINN). The first two intakes resulted in support for 21 projects in B.C. with companies receiving over $18 million in funding commitments. The …

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Mobilize Jobs – Combining Adventure and Opportunity for Young Job Seekers

Getting youth to work across Canada In an effort to address the issue of youth unemployment, Mobilize is an initiative to get Canadians between the ages of 18 and 30 working in a variety of hospitality & tourism, retail and other largely customer-facing industries across the country. Promoting the ultimate Canadian work experience Mobilize offers …

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Imagine Working, Investing & Living in the Kootenays!

New partnership launched to attract investment and a diversified workforce to the Kootenays. Invest Kootenay and Work West Kootenay have joined forces to create one dynamic new platform to showcase the Kootenays: Imagine Kootenay. Imagine Kootenay (IK) focuses on highlighting the region as a great place to work, and excellent area to invest and an …

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40 under 40 — Saluting the Kootenays’ Younger Business People

Originally posted at Kootenay Business Commonalities exist within this dynamic group of young business leaders Kootenay Business noticed some fascinating trends when we received nominations for our brand new 40 under 40 list, which celebrates young business owners, partners, managers or key employees in the Kootenay/Boundary/Revelstoke areas. First, we learned that many of these younger …

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