Some Like it Hot

Just Imagine. The Soothing mineral waters found in the Kootenay hot springs have been long known to have healing properties. Soaking in the hot, mineral rich waters has been attributed to alleviating symptoms of arthritis, psoriasis, insomnia and fibromyalgia. But the one undisputed benefit is that it melts away the physical and mental stresses of …

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Bolstering the bees and benefiting the Creston community

Story by Danielle CameronKootenay Business Magazine Catching up with Deirdre Howard, proud beekeeper and owner of Pure Honey Products in Creston Deirdre Howard and her husband, Taig, had detected a need in the agricultural market when they opened Pure Honey Products in Creston. They had been beekeepers in Saskatchewan, and they moved to the Creston Valley …

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Kat Cadegan Jewelry & Delilah Gene

Story by Peter Worden Need a mini getaway? 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 divided in …

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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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Blend Bistro in Elkford combines culture and cuisine

The Blend Bistro opened its doors in Elkford, BC on June 10 2019! Corey Mildenberger and his wife Romila have raised 3 children in Elkford and were happy to open up this unique Bistro offering specialty coffees, decadent deserts, Modern Filipino fare and quality homemade traditional menu items to the community. But that is not …

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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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