Kat Cadegan Jewelry & Delilah Gene

Story by Peter Worden Need a mini getaway this pandemic? A new two-in-one flower-and-jewelry shop could be just the ticket. Enter the co-store of florist Christine Pavlik, owner of Delilah Gene, and jeweler Kat Cadegan, owner of Kat Cadegan Jewelry and you’re greeted with a wave of warm aromatic air. A NATURAL ARRANGEMENT Their shared retail space is …

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Imagine Kootenay is one voice for an entire region

PRESS RELEASE: February 2021 Collaboration is key to economic growth in the Kootenays Kootenay/Boundary Region, BC:  Imagine Kootenay is shifting gears and plans to be a leader in economic development in the Kootenay/Boundary region. By working with local community economic development initiatives to attract investment and workforce, Imagine Kootenay aims to deliver tangible results on …

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There’s no place like home

Homesick and wanting to return to Kansas from Oz, Dorothy clicked her ruby red heels together. “There’s no place like home,” she said. “Home” is a powerful word. It’s where our soul and spirit thrive – raising a family, working, and pursuing our ambition, passion, and happiness. But the Kootenay is full of folks with …

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Go-Lab Coworking Launches in Golden, BC

The Powder Highway has attracted a wealth of professionals over the past decades of resort municipality and outdoor activity growth, and with the emergence of fibre internet more business are laying their roots in the Kootenays. Golden BC is a relatively affordable and mature mountain community with diverse people and organizations to reflect their interests. …

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Kootenay Carshare has gone Electric

One of Canada’s oldest and still Canada’s only rural carshare network, Kootenay Carshare Cooperative (KCC) added two Hyundai KONAs to the fleet of member owned vehicles.  KONA is the first electric sub-compact SUV in Canada. This ground-breaking vehicle combines bold and roomy SUV style with an impressive electric driving range of over 450km. A 201-hp …

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Rise of the Female Entrepreneur

Sometimes you don’t see what’s right in front of your face. Sometimes you have to lift your head up to see what’s happening around you. And always you have to celebrate your success. Castlegar & District is home to a number of thriving female entrepreneurs. In recognition of these entrepreneurs, we decided to inquire and …

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Kootenay Bud Goes Mainstream?

The legalization of Cannabis in Canada in 2018, has seen a seismic shift in an industry that used to part of a huge underground economy. In the Kootenays in the last six months, there have been industry forums, meetings to try and establish a producer co-op, consultants trying to help pre-2018 growers navigate the legalize …

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Pilot Coding Program Enjoys Success at Elementary School

A pilot program to introduce computer programming languages to elementary school students recently completed a 6 week program at Robson School. The program was the initiative of the Castlegar & District Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce. Approximately a half dozen students were in the after school program that was taught by area resident, …

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