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She believed she could, so she did!

Born and raised in the Elk Valley, Melody Leduc, owner of Red Raine Hair Studio, moved from her home-based salon to her new studio location at 418 Boivin Road on June.17 2017. Melody’s love for her community and passion in hair and beauty started the dream of opening a salon in a commercial space. A …

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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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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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